The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243 kms, stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Winding through varying terrain along the coast and providing access to several prominent landmarks, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations, the road is an important tourist attraction in the region.
Things to see:
- 12 Apostles
- Loch Arch Gorge
- Bay of islands
Many walks and hikes are waiting for you, from easy to advanced! If you have time, please enjoy the drive into the Otway Fly. Stop at the rainforest to explore the incredible view from the top of the trees! for more info, click here.
Place to stay:
- Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne
- Apollo Bay
- Port Campbell
- Warrnambool and Port Fairy
Through this video, you will share an epic adventure in Western Australia and get some information about how to survive on dirty road 🙂 Enjoy!
Go, Go, Goo!!!! Heaven can’t wait. 🙂
Fly over or dive into one of the most breath taking sites in the world! Clear blue water, extraordinary marine life, corals… holiday starts here! With a bit of luck you may see whales and dolphins swimming around if you choose to take the aerial route. If you miss them, just jump into your equipment to dive or snorkel with many colourful fishes, reef sharks, turtles and much more!
Don’t miss your chance, we only live once. 🙂
Places to stay and visit:
- Port Douglas
- Whitsundays and Airlie beach
- Cape Tribulation
Other places in Queensland:
- Fraser island
- Sunshine coast
- Gold coast
Today let’s speak about a jewel on the Victorian coast line, Wilsons Promontory.
Ideal for camping and hiking, with friends or family, Wilsons Prom’ is a peninsula that forms the southernmost part of the Australian mainland. And because most of the peninsula is protected by the Wilsons Promontory National Park, you will have the opportunity to easily observe the wildlife, including: Kangaroos, Wombats, Wallabies, Koalas and Emus.
Along the coast or into the land, enjoy a leisurely walk or push yourself and take the road less travelled thanks to the many hikes of varying difficulty (more info on http://bit.ly/1iftPmw).
If you can stay over for a few nights, there are showers and toilet facilities and it’s pretty clean. BUT make sure you call the national park rangers before departing because you may have some difficulty accessing the park, especially in summer or public holidays!
Finally, you can’t leave the park without stopping at the picturesque squeaky beach! Soft ‘squeaky’ sand meets the powerful ocean at this beautiful little known beach. It’s worth it!
Other great places near Wilsons Promontory:
- Lakes Entrance
- Philippe Island
Called the Red Centre due to the incredible colours of the land and the gigantic red rocks, seemingly from out of nowhere, the extreme conditions and amazing views will take your breath away! Before I share with you the best activities to do or the must-see sites in the area, please carefully read the following tips:
- If you decide to travel by your own or with some friends (without a guide), make sure that your prepare your itinerary precisely (camp sites, how long will it take you before to see an other car, matter of water and food of course…) because you’re gonna be in the middle of no where!!
- One of the easiest ways to travel to Alice Springs is to fly and rent a car. BUT, if you intend to drive from interstate, and experience the real Aussie outback, make sure that your car is a 4Wdrive. It’s much easier and more enjoyable!
- And if you can, sleep in a swag under the stars. You will get the opportunity to hear and see harmless dingos and view the clearest sky you will ever witness! Just do it!
Now, let’s talk about what you HAVE TO visit :
- Uluru – Kata Tjuta national park: one of the most impressive and popular attractions in the Northern territory! From the sunrise to the sunset you can contemplate these amazing rock formations or, for you active types, hike and/or walk around. You can also take a guided tour, to discover how time and evolution impacted the current site.
- Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park): The walls of Kings Canyon are over 100 metres high, with Kings Creek at the bottom. Not for those scared of heights!!
- MacDonnell Ranges: Spread over 644 km of a long and impressive series of mountain ranges, the McDonnell Ranges are just unbelievable.
- Palm valley (Finke Gorge): the unique desert of oasis in NT. Palm Valley and the surrounding area is the only place in Central Australia where Red Cabbage Palms survive. The nearest specimens are 850 kilometres away in Queensland. The valley is indicative of central Australia’s tropical past, whereas the region is now largely dry
- Camel farms and horse riding
- Hot air ballon
- 4W drive and quad bike tour
- Watching the stars with binoculars and explore the infinite constellations
- The Desert park (where plants and animals deserve to be seen)