Australia tours offer spectacular coastlines, offshore islands and
natural beauty make it among the best in the world for water lovers. The
world’s largest island (and smallest continent) overflows with exciting
opportunities. There is the famous Great Barrier Reef, the largest
coral reef in the world, only a short distance off the country’s
northeast coast; Western Australia’s stunning beaches; South Australia’s
gorgeous Kangaroo Island and Tasmania, an island rich in history and
beauty. Australia's abundance of coastline, offering everything from
iconic surf beaches to exclusive, white sand, palm fringed islands is no
secret to the locals. Nearly 90 percent of Australians live near the
sea. It’s a mesmerizing, stunning backdrop to explore!
Since Australia is quite a long flight from the U.S., particularly from the East Coast, we recommend when taking an Australia tour that you allow a minimum of 14 days, ideally around 21 to get a taste of various regions in Australia.
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a hot red land edged with surreal beaches. Now imagine that on this
land, you can also discover lush rainforests, cool lagoons and slopes
iced with snow waiting for you to explore. Yes, Australia has all of
this to offer. Australia is a vast country, so rather
than travel on your own, consider an Australia tour or Australia
vacation package. If you won't want to travel with a group, not to
worry. We can set up a trip where all the important things are included
like hotel, transportation and some sightseeing, but the rest of the
time you are on your own to explore this beautiful country.
40,000 years before Europeans settled in the 18th century, Australia was inhabited by indigenous people, and thankfully these Aboriginal cultures can still be experienced across the country. In Cairns, you can visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to learn of Aboriginal history and dance theatres, or you can follow the meandering Adelaide River deep into Kakadu National Park to find Aboriginal art at Nourlangie Rock. Also visit the unique outback town of Alice Springs where you could be greeted by a local Aboriginal Guide who'll show you the park from the traditional perspective of the Arrente people.
Canberra may be the capital, but most visit Sydney first, to stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens, Bondi Beach and iconic Opera House. For unbeatable views of the Sydney skyline including Sydney Harbor Bridge, head to Mrs. Macquarie's Chair or Milsons Point come dusk. Sydney also has ample culture to spoil yourself with, such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales which houses both global and Australian collections.
You won’t have to go far to escape urban Sydney. Beyond Bondi, beach lovers should head north of Sydney to the popular Manly Beach. Families will be amused by Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Wildlife World; here you’ll meet one of Australia’s national icons, the very cute koala bear! The towering Blue Mountains are also close by and even more of Australia's native wildlife can be spotted at Featherdale Wildlife Park.
Head into the outback to Alice Springs, to stand in awe at the striking color changes of Ayers Rock at twilight, and admire the mystical 36 domes of the Olgas. Stop at Simpsons Gap with its lovely red river gum scenery and take a walking tour down the stony watercourse of Standley Chasm to really experience Australia’s natural landscape.
For more city sightseeing try Melbourne where St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Shrine of Remembrance and much more can be seen. The Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road are also a spectacular sight. If you take an excursion to Phillip Island in the evening you might witness the nightly ritual of the little penguins returning from a day of fishing! Animal fans should also hop to Seal Bay Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island, where you can walk amongst Australia’s most accessible colony of Sea Lions as they doze in the celebrated Australian sunshine.
Don't miss out on your chance to experience a true gem in the world and travel to Australia. The culture and environment is perfect for relaxation. Book your Australian getaway with Atlas Travel Web now and finally experience the outback for yourself.