Australia, a mystic and magnetic travellers paradise.
Australia is lush tropical rain-forests, crisp, white snowfields; burnt orange deserts, green- purple mountain ranges, rainbow coloured great barrier reefs; emerald- green pristine beaches surrounded by natural blond sand dunes.
Australia is their people, their culture and their history. A multi- cultural, and cosmopolitan mix of nature and business, hustling, bustling market places, that are open all hours, talented artisan enclaves, and historical sites all combine to make Australia what it is today.
Tours range according to personal taste, there's the action Jackson type, diving, caving, parachuting, skydiving, and for dare devils in need of a real challenge bungee jumping.
The australian solo discovery journey, boasts yoga, mediation, oesteopathy and herbalists, swamis, gurus, massage, surfing, sailing, bush walking, and more meditation perhaps.
The romantic honeymooner, imagine sailing together on pristine still lakes, and riding the crest of waves on the blue-green seas aboard luxury yachts; while eating delicacy platters and supping on a beverage of your choice -with or without the chef and captain,you choose: Or you can select any one of a number of cruise companies with packages designed to suit your budget.
There is the bucking bronco type holiday; a trail riding and camping adventure, select a mount of your choice,be it donkey, horse, or camel, a tour guide and a travel route, and let your mystery journey begin.
Green Tours down under is echo tourism at its finest. Tour through world hertitage listed areas; visit delicate echo systems supporting marine life, the great barrier reef; the bat caves and dugong enclaves in far north queensland, tasmanian devils in the tarkine forest and platypus at hastings caves, Tasmania, and view spectacular protected crocidiles in the northern territory, or be mesmerised and spellbound by boarding a whale watching tour and sighting whales swimming and playing in their natural habitat at Coffs Harbour or Hervey Bay.
Australia is a renowned safe haven that is a mecca to tens of thousands of travellers hailing from all corners of the globe each and every year.
The legenday aussie mateship forged during World War 11 eptimosises the modern day Australian who'll share half their last buck with you, and almost anything else we hear.
So whether you are travelling on a stretched stroestring budget or are a well heeled toff, Australia has the ideal holiday package for you!!
Visit Australia soon!
Australia: The Unique Experience
Australia is a place that has to be seen and experienced to be believed, full of striking contrasts – not only in a geographical and physical sense, but cultural too. Aborigines first populated this land about 40,000 years ago, before the more recent colonial settlement. Today, Australia is a dynamic, multicultural society which still retains most of the beauty of its vast landscapes and unique flora and fauna, and attracts visitors of all types, from holiday-makers, students, work, business and pleasure.
Australia is about the same size in area as the United States (excluding Alaska); however, with a population of just under 22 million inhabitants it is the most sparsely populated continent after Antarctica. Known for being a land of adventure and amazing scenery, Australia certainly doesn’t disappoint: sun, sea, sandy white beaches, grand parks and forests, raw mountains and plains, are just some of the views visitors will encounter.
The country is the driest inhabited continent on earth but interestingly has a climate ranging from mild and temperate to tropical. As expected, each state and territory has its own noteworthy attractions. Western Australia features the dramatic Kimberleys and the Goldfields, rich in mining and settler history, alongside marine playgrounds like Ningaloo Reef and resort destinations like Rottnest Island and Monkey Mia. Across the Nullabor, South Australia boasts some spectacular vineyards and church architecture (Adelaide), whilst New South Wales has the Snowy Mountains (also known as the Australian Alps; an area which remarkably receives more snow than Switzerland and is thus a very popular destination for skiers and tourists). Sydney, its capital and the largest city in Australia, is of course home to such internationally recognised landmarks as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Like WA, the State of Victoria is rich in history from the pioneering Gold Rush days, and visitors can get a glimpse of this past at small/heritage towns like Ballarat/Sovereign Hill, and Inglewood. The town of Beechworth is also not to be missed; not only is it considered the premiere preserved mining town in Victoria, it is also home to the cell and courthouse where Ned Kelly – Australia’s infamous bushranger and national icon – and his mother, were held and tried.
Tasmania is Australia’s southern island state, located across the Bass Strait. Affectionately known as the ‘Apple Isle,’ Tasmania is indeed home to a thriving apple producing industry. The island consists of large expanses of wilderness and steep mountains in the south and west coasts, as well as rolling hills, parks and apple and pear orchards plus numerous World Heritage Sites.
Back on the mainland. Queensland is very much a holiday maker’s dream; the Great Barrier Reef and the Gold Coast, with its holiday resorts and beaches, make it ideal for those wanting to soak up the sun as well as view one of Australia’s most breathtaking natural ecosystems.
The Northern Territory is captivating in its often unblemished presentation of Australia’s indigenous history via iconic natural landmarks like Uluru, or Ayers Rock, and the rare species of animals which dwell in the famous Kakadu National Park, which contains examples also of ancient aboriginal rock art. 4WD and road enthusiasts will find driving Alice Springs, Darwin and the great unknown in-between to be a truly memorable experience.
In terms of resources, Australia is a strong producer of gold, coal, natural gas and petroleum, copper and uranium, amongst other minerals, and its major cities – particularly Sydney and Melbourne on the east coast, and Perth on the west – are considered world centres of business, finance and education, which is why the country continues to attract foreign investment as well as steady numbers of overseas students and skilled job seekers.
Unique because of its differences, Australia is an inviting place to live, to visit, to study and to work in, and a destination that always rewards the adventurous spirit.
By: Leo Toh