From the dusty deserts, dramatic waterfalls and ancient rainforests, to the surrounding pristine ocean teeming with some of the most interesting marine life in the world, Australia is one big playground waiting to be enjoyed. Here are a few of our favourite Aussie adventure activities to inspire you.
Australia is abundant in fabulous beach holiday destinations. Check out our top ten list for some ideas for your next beach holiday.
Manly is an instant holiday. It's a 15-minute fast ferry ride from Sydney city. Yet ambling along the pedestrian walkway in the heart of this charming town, you'll feel thousands of kilometers away from urban mania.
A season you can spend with your family or friends, catching up, spending a spell on the slopes and having a laugh. To help you relax and enjoy the preparation stage as much as the holiday itself, here are a few pre-holiday pointers along with a couple of 'insider' resort tips.
<b>Jac Eerbeek, CEO of Australia's Golden Outback says the unique cultural heritage and natural splendour of the region were just some of its many drawcards.</b>
Whatever your reason, there is no better place to see and drive across than our very own sunburnt country. Just beyond your backyard there is a world of sights, experiences and amazing journeys to be had. The road is waiting.
The edible highlights along the Launceston to Hobart route
They descend upon our shores from all across the globe- Scandinavia, Japan, UK, Canada, US, Europe and beyond, keen to see all the highlights of this great land. So where do they choose to visit once theyâ€™ve got here? Weâ€™ve put together the top ten destinations where you can find these bronzed and beautiful visitors soaking up our Aussie sunshine and culture.
Australia is a food-lovers paradise. With influences from Europe as well as neighbouring Asia and the South Pacific, world flavours compliment fresh local ingredients. The Aussie climate is also perfect for wine-growing, and Australian wines are renowned throughout the world. Gourmet travellers can explore a range of mouthwatering Food and Wine trails Australia-wide.
A huge intriguing expanse of desert and wilderness, the outback is uniquely Australian and tourists flock there to encounter the true Australian spirit. The outback is a vast attraction in itself, but what are the must see attractions hiding within its boundaries?
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Eco retreats are set in world heritage areas or national parks among diverse ecosystems. Health retreats offer a range of pamper and revitalising packages, including massage, beauty treatments and spa therapies. Many have weight loss programmes and, workshops to promote personal growth, emotional awareness and anger or stress management.
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