Wednesday, August 09, 2017

To The Outbacks And Beyond: Everything Australia Has To Offer



Australia has earned a spot on almost every traveler’s bucket list because it has something for everyone. Unspoiled nature in the outbacks, rich history, unusual wildlife, vibrant city life, and fabulous beaches. Whether you’re hoping for a city getaway with an exciting nightlife, or you’re hoping to challenge yourself by getting out of your comfort zone, Australia will give you an experience unlike any other. Here are just a few things you might find Down Under.
Unbelievable beaches
Australia has so many beaches that you’d have to go deep into the outbacks to miss out on a beach day. However, the best beaches in the country are on the Gold Coast. The coastline stretches for 35 miles and you can pick from 20 different beaches; depending on how long you’re staying, you could probably visit a different beach every day. Look into holiday homes near the beach to make sure you have a prime spot every morning. Surfers Paradise is probably the most well-known of them all and is highly distinctive as the skyline is practically on the beach. A little further south is Mermaid Beach, which is known for its laid-back appeal (not its local mermaid population). Surfers Paradise and Burleigh Heads are the best spots for surfing, so there is no better place to learn how to catch a wave.
Amazing wildlife
When you take a trip to Tasmania, you’ll likely encounter a Tasmanian Devil. Don’t be taken in by their adorable appearance; they have terrible tempers and they give off spine-tingling screeches when they feed. Australia also has some more docile critters, like the koala. You can cuddle with these little guys in Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia (although Queensland is your best bet).
Starry skies
The Great Outdoors takes on a whole new meaning in Australia. There's so much outdoor beauty in which to immerse yourself that you could pitch a tent in spots from one end of the state to the other and always be surprised by something different. You could choose to camp in the South West Rocks to see the rivers, rainforests, and beaches in the area, or you could pitch a tent in Barossa, just outside of Adelaide, and enjoy the water parks on their Discovery Parks camping site. If you’d like to encounter some wildlife in its natural habitat, you could choose from one of five camping grounds on Kangaroo Island. Across the island, kangaroos, Tammar wallabies, Rosenberg's goannas, koalas, echidnas, Australian fur seals and long-nosed fur seals roam free.
Try flying
If you have three hours to spare, then you should definitely experience the closest thing you will ever have to fly; Australia’s longest zip line. The Canyon Flyer is the highest and fastest zip line tour in Australia, standing at 60 meters high, and reaching speeds of up to 70 km per hour. The zip line crosses Cedar Creek Canyon multiple times before dropping into the canyon and flying just above the tree top canopy below.



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