If you’re looking to experience a real cross-section of what Australia has to offer, it’s hard to beat this unique journey which is a road trip, an off-road trip and a railroad trip all in one! Starting in the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, you’ll travel the Great Ocean Road towards Adelaide and, after topping for wine tasting in the Barossa Valley, you’ll leave civilization behind and head deep into the Outback via unique outposts such as Coober Pedy. In the Red Centre, admire Uluru and Kings Canyon before hopping on the Ghan railway in Alice Springs to complete this superb adventure in sub-tropical Darwin.
Australia is the land of adventure, and we've compiled a few ideas to get you started. Take a camel trek through the Simpson Desert in the Northern Territory, 4WD across South Australia's rugged Flinders Ranges or do the Great Ocean Walk in Victoria. Ski or snowboard winter slopes, trek through ancient rainforests or pick one of our pristine islands to combine adventure with true relaxation. You can dive, snorkel, canoe, kayak and surf all around Australia.
The variety of bio-diversity that this reef supports has to be seen to be believed. The Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Dwarf Minke Whale, Flatback Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle and Salt Water Crocodile are some of the species found here. There are a wide variety of birds living near this reef. It’s one of the greatest heritage sites in this continent country. Located off the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef is in the Coral Sea and is the largest coral reef in the world. ‘Live aboard’ is a floating guest facility that is offered in many places along the coast. A scuba diver would find this reef really fascinating. You could also try snorkeling and diving.
The ‘Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race’, the ‘Road rally in Tasmania’ and a host of music events make it a popular destination. ‘Falls Festival’ has drawn crowds for many years now. Around the time of Christmas, ‘Carols in the candlelight’ is another well-known event. The food festival has food and wine that attracts people by the thousand. Wines such as ‘Cascade’ and ‘Boags’ are popular in mainland Australia and across the world. Cheese and dairy products are also a hit with the tourists.
This, the highest mountain in Australia has Alpine flowers which could be blooming if you go at the right time of the year. Ningaloo Reef, another reef in the West Coast off Australia is a white sandy lagoon. You can actually walk to this coral reef. Swim along with the many species of fish and other water creatures. Also, make time to visit the Ningaloo Marine Park. Glen Helen with its Ormiston Gorge, and Pound National Park in Australia’s Outback Northern Territory is along the legendary Finke river.