Four Reasons To Experience the Wonders of Australia
|June 10, 2013||Posted by under Places|
It’s almost summer, and with high temperatures comes the possibilities of taking long vacations away from school or work. If you plan on taking a vacation this summer, you may have yet to decide where to go? If you’re looking for a place where you can sip mai tais, enjoy sandy white beaches and swim across miles of coral reefs, Australia could be just what you’re looking for.
Australia is perhaps one of the most diverse continents in the planet, having terrain that spans from arid regions to tropical forests and being the home of a vast variety of wildlife. Over the past few years, the Australian government, along with agencies and airlines, have made it cheaper (easier) for tourists to visit their beautiful country in an effort to boost tourism…and it’s working!
But what makes Australia so appealing? Why should visitors choose Australia as a destination? I’ll give you four reasons to go.
The Great Barrier Reef
Stretching for more than 2000 kilometers underwater, the great barrier reef is considered a natural wonder of the world. Being home to thousands of species of marine life, this fragile ecosystem gives researcher and visitors alike a glimpse of the beauty and complexity that exists in the sea.
The reef rests beneath a chain of sandy, white islands where tourists are usually brought to suit up for this amazing trip underwater. Day trip operators and dive instructors are available to help you make your way through this maze or coral. By touring the reef in a wetsuit, you’ll be able to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef first hand.
Located in the Northern Territory of Australia lies a lone, red mountain that ascends from its earthy, red base. You’ve probably seen the Red Centre in movies or famous photographs. It’s described as a monolith or red rock that stands in the middle of a vast, stretch of plains and chaparral.
Uluru, how it’s often referred to by the surrounding indigenous population, is perfect for visitors who just want to get away from the stress of everyday life and enjoy a breathtaking hike along the monolith’s base. There are also several of paths, hiking trails and natural attractions in the surrounding areas that will surely add to the excitement of your day at the Red Centre of Australia.
The Great Ocean Road
Located along the Southwest coast of Australia lies a stretch of scenic roads called the Great Ocean Road. Much like the roads in Northern California, Great Ocean Road cuts through the marvels of nature, giving drivers a closer look at the marvelous, beach-side rock pillars of the Southern Australian seas, a glimpse at the rich, green tapestries of grass that cover the hills of Warrnambool and a peek at the vibrant, Aboriginal culture of the Gunditjmara region of the west. The Great Ocean Road is truly a sight for sore eyes!
If you’re the kind of tourist that likes to play as hard as you work, Syndey could be just the place for you. Located on the Southwest coast of Australia, Sydney has been world-renowned for its sandy, white beaches and pacific, blue waters, cultural attractions and breathtaking nightlife. Visiting Sydney should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list.
Because the seasons in Australia are just the opposite of the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere, if you’re planning on visiting Australia this summer, pack for a mild winter.
Preparation for any trip, especially an Australian trip, is crucial. Since Australian vacations usually involve a lot of physical activity (hiking, rock climbing), it’s best to pack the right gear and appropriate luggage to store your gear. Start with the initial journey, making sure you are able to fit all of your necessary gear. This may require a diverse set of luggage, for which I’d recommend speaking to one of the Village Luggage Travel Goods Specialists.
Planning a trip to Australia isn’t as difficult (or expensive) as you might think. Sure, like any trip, it requires preparation, but in the end I think you’ll find it was worth the effort.