Challenge Yourself: An Adventure in The Australian Outback

Looking to explore wild terrain that’s well off the beaten path? The Australian Outback is about as remote as it gets. From awesome towering mountains to desert, animals that exist nowhere else in the world and the driest climate on earth- it’s both challenging and fascinating. If you’re looking to really ‘find yourself’ or are sick of the same old tourist spots, this is an adventure like no other. But just because it’s remote certainly doesn’t mean it’s boring. Here are a few exciting things you can do on your trip.

Go on a Cruise in Broome

Broome is a beach resort town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Known for it’s thriving pearl industry, it’s a tropical paradise of white sandy beaches and turquoise sea- set against a backdrop of stunning red mountains. You can enjoy the views from the waters by hiring a yacht or going on a cruise, you can find the best Kimberley cruises online. Something to consider if you’re visiting the region! Other fun things to do in Broome include visiting the Broome Bird Observatory, exploring Roebuck Bay and riding 4x4s on Cable Beach at low tide.

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Cruise in Broome (sourced from Flickr)

Go on a Camel Expedition in the Flinders Ranges

A camel expedition is the ultimate desert adventure. Out in The Flinders Ranges (the largest mountain range in South Australia) you can discover all kinds of indigenous animals and experience what remote Australia is really like. It’s a chance to enjoy being out in the wilderness away, far away from all of the stress and pressures of everyday life. Whether you go for a short overnight or two-day trek or a full ten-day adventure is up to you. Either way, it’s the experience of a lifetime. It’s sure to change your perspective on the world and is something you will remember forever.

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Camel Treks (sourced from Pexels)

Visit The Outback National Parks

There are a wide range of national parks in Australia, some being more popular with tourists and others mainly being used by the locals. In the outback, you could explore Purnululu National Park (also known as ‘Bungles’). Here you will see breathtaking orange and black striped domes- these really dominate the landscape and are one of Australia’s most unique land formations. You could go camping and sleep under the stars, take in the nature and wildlife and take incredible photos and watch the sunset from the Walanginjdji Sunset Lookout.

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Purnalulu National Park (sourced from Wikipedia)

Hike Alice Springs

Popularly known as ‘The Alice,’ this remote town is a gateway for exploring the Red Centre- the country’s interior desert region. You can explore picturesque gorges, lush watering holes, and stunning red desert. Whether you want to go on a short walk or an overnight trail, there’s something for everyone in Alice Springs. Another stunning location perfect for snapping photos for your travel album.

Have you ever visited the Australian Outback? Is exploring a remote location like this on your travel bucket list?

Update Your Bucket List To Include These Breathtaking Locations

If you have had a bucket list of travel destinations for some time now, you will probably be making some very good progress on it. You may even be running out of ideas! But don’t worry, though; this is where this blog post comes in. Below is my list of some of the best destinations to visit this year. They are all very worthy of a spot on your bucket list!

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Czech Republic

If you are a very keen traveler, you will have probably already been to Prague and seen all of its historic sites and attractions. But the city isn’t all there is to the Czech Republic, though! There are in fact a lot more locations dotted throughout the country that should be on your bucket list. For instance, how about heading to one of its many wine regions? Czech wine may not be too popular right now, but that is all set to change as its wine industry is improving year upon year. Take a trip to Moravia to sample some of the country’s best wines.

Iceland

Iceland is incredibly popular with tourists who want to glimpse the famous Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. Not sure about what time of year can you see the Northern lights? Most travelers head there in the autumn and winter, when the longer nights give you a better chance of spotting them. These aren’t the only reason to head to Iceland, though. You can also chill out in a geothermal spa, or soak up the culture in the capital city, Reykjavik.

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Hadrian’s Wall, England

Fancy a camping trip? Then why not head up to Hadrian’s Wall in England. It has been mentioned as one of the Lonely Planet’s travel picks for 2017, so you better get your trip booked quickly before everyone is trying to go! This ancient Roman wall was built to keep the Scots out of England by Emperor Hadrian. It is surrounded by some absolutely stunning countryside so there will be plenty of chance to go out hiking. There are also a number of Roman museums and dig sites dotted along the wall so you will be able to learn about the history of the area.

South Australia

When you think of holiday destinations in Australia, you probably instantly think of Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney. But there is so much more waiting to be discovered as well! Most notably, the state of South Australia. This state features a large wine country so there will be many chances of sampling some local tipples! Not only that, though, but there are also miles of beaches, and none of them are as busy and crowded as the famous ones on the west and east coasts. If you do fancy experiencing life in an Australian city, you can always make Adelaide, the state’s capital, your base for your trip.

Hopefully, this post has helped to stoke your inspiration for some exciting travel plans this year! Who knows where you will end up?!

Holidaying In Sydney In Winter: 5 Fun Things To Do

When the rest of the word waits for the stifling summers to go away and pleasant weather to set in, Australia marvels on the winter season with a plethora of fun things to do, specifically in the sprawling city of Sydney. One of Australia’s biggest cities uniquely divided on either side of the harbor and connected with the world famous Harbor Bridge, Sydney has a lot to offer in winter season.

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So if you were thinking to get a breather from the summer engulfing the better part of the world and looking for some cool winter essence, head to Sydney and do the following fun things.
Whale Watching
Going to Sydney inevitably implies at least one whale watching session, without which a visit to this city is incomplete. You can hop on to one of the many whale watching cruises, designed especially for this purpose. Whether it is a slow moving vessel meant to relax, stand back and watch the whales in all their intimidating glory or the high-speed vessels that increase the thrill exponentially, options are numerous.
Visit ‘The Rocks’
For tourists with a quirky taste for old style pubs and cafes, historic architecture and arts and craft mini-shops, The Rocks has a lot to offer. During the weekdays, you can marvel on the artistic exhibits of artists from all over the country along with small clothing shops; while on the weekends you can enjoy the Rocks Markets that has up to a hundred stalls of different items from food to crafts to clothing and souvenirs. Totally accessible by a number of transportation options and located centrally, The Rocks is a favorite among tourists to Sydney.

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Shop at Queen Victoria
Located right in the middle of the central business district, Queen Victoria Building satisfies both the shopaholic and the history buff in you. The building itself is nothing like the typically modern shopping malls. It is rather a 19th century building, designed in the fashion of a cathedral. The typically arched ceilings like those in a cathedral and figurines gracing the entrances, Queen Victoria Building offers a unique shopping experience.

Relax at Darling Harbor
Stroll along the harbor at the suburbs of the Sydney business district and experience the essence of whole of Sydney in this one place. Whether you are in for some shopping, entertainment options, parks, art exhibition centers, museums, hotels and spas, or a peek into the wildlife, you will get everything at the Darling Harbor along with breathtaking views of the skyline of Sydney lining the harbor.
Hit the Centennial Park
Centennial Park will let you soak in the peaceful eastern suburban essence of Sydney along with a lot more. In addition to sprawling and open gardens, Centennial Park also has a number of historic statues and old buildings, and avenues. Also, there is a huge variety of flora and fauna, including rare plantings unique to Australia as well. Visiting Centennial Park is like peeking into the Victorian Era outdoor environment. Visit to Sydney in winters is incomplete without going to this park, which is one of the landmarks of this country.

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Guest Post – Most Fantastic Destinations In Australia

Most Fantastic Destinations In Australia

Being the world largest island, Australia is full of interesting tour destinations and activities. There are a lot of attractive tour destinations and activities to enjoy in Australia. One cannot explore the whole of Australia by a single visit. Given this fact, it will be difficult to tour Australia without appropriate plans of where to go first especially if it is your first visit in Australia. If you are planning to tour Australia soon; the following are the most interesting places to visit in Australia.

Sydney

Located in South-eastern part of Australia on the shores of Tasman Sea; Sydney is the largest and most populous in Australia and is full of rich history. The city serves as a harbour and a major tourist destination. The population of Sydney is made up of people from different parts of the world; this makes it fun to stay in Sydney since one will interact with diverse kind of cultures. The main reasons why you should tour Sydney include; lovely beaches, a lot of fun activities to enjoy, best restaurants, iconic land structures and a lot of cultural activities to engage in.

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef is the world biggest coral reef and because of this it is classified as one of the major world wonders. It comprises of more than 3000 single reefs and numerous Islands which extends to an area of more than 2000 kilometres. The reef which is protected by the Marine Park will definitely be the best touring experience in your lifetime on a natural habitat. Among the activities that you will enjoy while exploring The Great Reef include under water diving, camping and scuba diving. While diving one should be cautious against dangerous animals.

Brisbane

Touring Australia is never complete without visiting Brisbane, the heart of Australian culture. The Queensland capital is the third largest city in Australia and is known to host most of Australia cultural celebrations and events. Apart from being Australia cultural centre, most tourists enjoy visiting Brisbane due to lively art, diverse memorial sites, friendly climate, world class hotels and mouth-watering dishes. In addition, one will enjoy shopping on the streets and interacting with the local people since English is the main language here and the residents are very friendly and welcoming.

Uluru Ayers Rock

This is also known as the heart of Australia. It is located in central Australia and has some stunning and huge tourist destination that are a must see in Australia. Ayers rock is famous for its colours that appear to change at different times in the day as well as in the year. Climbing Uluru takes roughly 1 hour and an hour to get back down. Taking a hike around the base will take about 2 hours and is 8 kilometres. There is a resort about 16 kilometres from Uluru known Ayers Rock Resort. Therefore, accommodation is not that far away. Additionally, there is another attraction known as Alice Springs that is 450 kilometres away and worth a visit.

Uluru Ayers Rock in Australia

Uluru Ayers Rock in Australia

Melbourne

Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and is full of vibrant neighbourhood and lively lifestyle. One thing that you will definitely fall in love with the residents of Melbourne is their leisurely and relaxed way of carrying out their daily activities. This city will definitely make you feel relaxed and if you want a break from normal life hustles, then this is the perfect place to retreat. While in Melbourne the top activities that you cannot miss to enjoy include a taste of finest blended wine, a lively nightlife, exploring the royal botanic garden and exploring the town using City Circle Tram.

Kakadu National Park

This National Park covers 20,000 square Kilometres of unique biodiversity and natural beauty. Kakadu National Park is a world heritage that is visited for its natural and cultural values. Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock provide excellent examples of aboriginal art. Kakadu has many campgrounds and rugged tracks that provide for the definitive escapade destination. This park ishome to more than 1000 plant species and variety of plant species that make it a good birds watching destination. Touring Australia will definitely make you want to go back again and again in future due to numerous interesting places to tour. To enjoy and have a taste of Australian lifestyle is very easy;all you need is an Australia visa Apply for one today and make your touring dream of exploring most interesting place in Australia come true today.

Author Bio: Jane Robert is a Passionate blogger. She works on behalf of Australia Visa she has been writing contents on the web professionally since 2010. As an avid reader and blogger she shares her experience through her articles on Travel, Culture, History, Lifestyle and many more.

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