There are many destinations in Australia that we could write about here, but we decided to make a list of what we think are the top five experiences.
1. From Tasmania to the Great Barrier Reef
In Tasmania’s capital, Hobart, you can go for an expedition to Bonorong Wildlife Park on Freycinet Peninsula. then cross Bass Strait and drive the magnificent Great Ocean Road and stay in some pristine accommodation in Lorne itself. Likewise, enjoy the wine in the Yarra Valley, a four-night stay in Melbourne. Tick off the traditional sights on a 21-day adventure which starts with an iconic trip around Sydney harbour for views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House and then a trip to Cairns for snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
2. Tastes of South Australia
In South Australia there’s wine, wildlife and magnificent landscapes. You can take a 17-day tour which begins in Adelaide, which is known as the country’s wine capital. The tour takes in the vineyards of the Barossa Valley as well as the Clare Valley. Visit to the Wadlata Outback Centre, after which you can explore the mountainous views of the Flinders Ranges National Park. 4×4 trips to Wilpena Pound are available where you can experience its huge, natural amphitheatre. Then the tour heads south to the nature reserves of Kangaroo Island which is rich with koala’s, sea lions, and countless penguin nests.
3. Classic Sights
There are many tours that integrate the traditional sights in Australia with memorable experiences. These include an outback dinner outside in Alice Springs under the stars. There’s also a private wine tasting in the Barossa Valley at the historic Seppeltsfield Winery. An optional helicopter flight offers sightseeing excursion from Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and you can cruise to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns on a luxurious catamaran.
4. Onboard the Ghan
One of the highlights of travelling around the Outback of Australia is undoubtedly the Ghan Passenger Train. You can do it in extreme comfort and if your budget allows it, extreme luxury. Like I said, if your budget allows it, part of the 22-day scenic tour is an overnight “Gold Service” journey on the Ghan from Alice Springs to Adelaide. It is considered by many as one of the world’s most popular and iconic train journeys. part of the journey is travel between Melbourne and Adelaide, through Victoria (where you can take a breather and indulge yourself in a Yarra Valley wine tour and experience the best wines from that region) and New South Wales to Sydney. Uluru (Ayers Rock) is not left out and nor is the Great Barrier Reef.
5. The fifth one, well we decided to leave this one open to you the reader. Please leave a comment at the bottom of what you think should be on this list and once we have a few, we will publish them here.