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Who discovered Australia ? Captain Cook (1728-79) Captain Cook proceeded to New Zealand, where he took formal possession of areas from both the main islands and accurately charted 3860 km of coastline for the first time. During 1770 he discovered the east coast of Australia, which he charted and claimed for Great Britain under the name of New South Wales .
Nature of Australia. Population around 19 Million. Seasons : there are two seasons: Green/Wet [summer] Dry [winter] Climate : Spring September – November Summer December – February Autumn March – May Winter June - August
When is the ideal time to visit Australia ? Its weather makes Australia an ideal winter destination for international travelers. Australians are known as friendly and open people, who generally love a chat, And say hello and experience the warmth of an Australian handshake, a cold beer, and an invitation to return
Australia is a land of rich and rare treasures, a place of truly amazing contrasts and unforgettable experiences. Its endless miles of beaches deliver year-round fun, while the country's quirky wildlife-including its Kangaroos and cuddly koalas-never fail to intrigue
Australia is divided into 8 States and Territories. New South Wales - - - - - - - - - Sydney Australia Capital Territory- - - -Canberra Victoria- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Melbourne Tasmania- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Hobart South Australia- - - - - - - - - - - Adelaide Western Australia- - - - - - - - - Perth Northern Territory- - - - - - - - - Darwin Queensland - - - - - - - - - - - - - Brisbane
Because of the long distances involved, flying is the best way to travel within Australia if you are short of time. The map displays the principal domestic air routes.
Rail Services in Australia. Australia has some great rail journeys to experience. With names like The Ghan, Indian Pacific, The Sunlander, Spirit of the Outback and The Prospector, Rail Passes - 4 types of Rail Passes available to visitors.
Austrail Flexi Pass is the ideal way to experience. Australia within a designated time frame. The pass gives you the flexibility of traveling over 15 or 22 days with in a 6 months period. Great Southern Railway Pass - To experience the vast continent of Australia aboard The Indian Pacific, The Ghan and The Overland trains. This pass is valid for 6 months for unlimited travel on all GSR routes.
East Cost Discovery Pass - is a one directional pass providing economical travel between Melbourne and Sydney, Sydney and the Gold Coast/Brisbane, Brisbane and Cairns, Melbourne and Cairns and Sydney and Cairns over a 6 month period. The Backtracker Rail Pass provides a comfortable and economical means to discover New South Wales and beyond over 14 days, 1, 3 or 6 months. This Pass is valid for unlimited consecutive day travel on all Country Link train and connecting coach services.
<ul><li>Sydney's rich variety of attractions makes a </li></ul><ul><li>5 day stay ideal. </li></ul><ul><li>Attractions: </li></ul><ul><li>Sydney Harbour </li></ul><ul><li>Sydney Harbour Island </li></ul><ul><li>Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Royal National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Mountain </li></ul><ul><li>Taronga Zoo </li></ul>
<ul><li>7. Beaches </li></ul><ul><li>8. Feather dale Wildlife Park </li></ul><ul><li>9. Sydney Opera House </li></ul><ul><li>10. Hunter Valley </li></ul><ul><li>11.Port Stephens </li></ul><ul><li>12. Illawara Coast </li></ul><ul><li>Hawkesbury River & Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Mungo National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Howe Island </li></ul><ul><li>Snowy Mountains </li></ul>
Why is Canberra the capital of Australia? Back in 1901… the cities of Melbourne and Sydney could not agree on which of them should be the capital. The compromise was a site half way between the two, hence Canberra!
Visit Canberra in the spring or the autumn when there are spectacular floral and hot air balloon festivals State Capital and Population: About 320,00 people live in Canberra. Climate: Canberra has four distinct seasons: generally a warm spring, a hot dry summer, a brilliant autumn and a cool crisp winter with bright sunny days
Average temperatures: The maximum temperature Summer is 27C (81F) Winter is 12C (54F). Getting there and around: Canberra is approximately 45 minutes by air from Sydney and one hour by air from Melbourne. The Canberra International Airport is about 10 kilometers east of the city. Transfer costs approximately Australian Dollars14 by taxi and takes around 10 minutes.
Attractions: 1. Visit Parliament House, a spectacular, modern building and marvel at the 81 meters flagpole. The flag is larger than a London double-decker bus. 2. Ride in Hot air balloon 3. Lake Burley Griffin 4. Australian Institute for Sports 5. Discover the magic of gardens at floriade (mid September – mid October) 6. National Zoo and Aquarium 7. Namadgi National Park
State Capital and Population Melbourne is a city of 3.6 million people . Summer (Dec - Feb) can be very warm with an average temperature of 25°C max, 14°C min. Spring (Sep - Nov) and Autumn (Mar - May) have comfortable day temperatures with cool evenings. Average Temperatures:
Attractions: <ul><li>The Great Ocean Road </li></ul><ul><li>Phillip Island </li></ul><ul><li>The Gold fields </li></ul><ul><li>Yarra Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Federation Square </li></ul><ul><li>Queen Victoria Market </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Botanic Gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Melbourne Cricket Ground </li></ul><ul><li>Sovereign Hill </li></ul><ul><li>10. Ballarat Wild life Park </li></ul><ul><li>11. Healesville Sanctuary </li></ul><ul><li>12. Wilsons Promontory National Park </li></ul><ul><li>13. Port Campbell National Park </li></ul><ul><li>14. The Murray River </li></ul>
Area/Population Australia's smallest State is about the size of the Republic of Ireland, and Hokkaido (Japan), and 100 times the size of Singapore. The area is 68,331 square kilometres. The population of Tasmania is 488,698 people, which is roughly split between the south and the north. The main centres are: Hobart (the capital city, with 200,000 people) Launceston (98,500), Burnie (nearly 18,000) and Devonport (around 25,000). One third of Tasmania is protected by parks and reserves.
Climate: Tasmania enjoys a mild climate, with four distinct seasons, each with its own special appeal. Tasmania is a compact island, and it's not far from sunny beaches to mountain wilderness. 8°C 5°C 9°C 12°C Minimum 17°C 12°C 17° C 21°C Maximum Spring (Sep to Nov) Winter (Jun to Aug) Autumn (Mar - May) Summer (Dec - Feb) Average Temperature
Attractions: The Bass Strait is the sea-road to Tasmania. Two super fast ships, the Spirit of Tasmania I and II , operate the route. These ships offer an overnight service in both directions between Melbourne and Devonport seven days a week, year round, departing at 9pm and arriving at 7am Barilla Bay Oysters , Enjoy world famous delicious oysters direct from the farm, harvested daily. Situated 20 minutes from Hobart and across the road from the Hobart Airport. The shop is open from 7.30am to 6pm daily. Cadbury Chocolate Factory Tours , Guided Tours are available from 8am, Monday to Friday.
Cascade Brewery Tour , Established in 1832, Australia's oldest brewery is located at the foothills of Mt Wellington. Guided Tours: 09:30, 10:00, 13:00, 13:30 and 14:00 Monday to Friday. Female Factory Historic Site , Open Monday - Friday. The site of the Hobart Female Factory in the 1820's, now Tahune Air Walk , a spectacular treetops air walk, 597 metres in length and reaches at its highest point, an incredible 48 metres off the ground. The walk takes you over dense eucalypt and rain forest areas incorporating many of Tasmania’s finest trees including Huon Pine and a 85-metre high Swamp Gum. Open 9am – 5pm.
Gardens / Zoos Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens & Discovery Centre , captivated as you investigate the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of plants. Open 8am to 5pm. Bonorong Wildlife Park , (25 minutes from Hobart) Open 9am-5pm Daily Museums and Art Galleries Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery , its collections include artifacts from the Tasmanian Aborigines, colonial paintings, contemporary art, Tasmanian plants and wildlife and decorative art. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.
Maritime Museum of Tasmania , Hobart Explore a unique collection of paintings, photographs, models, relics, whaling implements and other artifacts depicting Tasmania's colorful shipping history. Open 9am to 5pm. Some Adventure : Brake Out Cycling Tours 18-speed mountain bike. Free pick up in Hobart area, finishing at Salamanca Market. Minimum number is 3 people. 3 hours duration. Operates on demand. Island Cycle Tours Offers the ultimate mild to wild journey. Challenge your limits as a seasoned cyclist-or liberate the hidden road warrior, then revive in a luxury van.
Roaring 40's Ocean Kayaking - 30 minutes from Hobart. Bruny Island Charters Visit one of natures treasures with either a three hour or a one day tour to beautiful Bruny Island. Rafting Tasmania Rafting on the Picton or Derwent Rivers. One day rafting or longer. Devil Jet boat Departs daily 9am to 4pm on the hour. Huon River Jet Boats Departs 9am to 5pm every 45 minutes.
Launceston & Tamer Valley Cataract Gorge Reserve Just 15 minutes walk from the city centre. Natural Australian bush, exotic gardens, restaurant, kiosk and playgrounds. Closed weekdays from mid June to mid August. Tamar Valley Resort Grindelwald Replica of a Swiss Village, set amid lakes with magnificent views, 20 minutes from Launceston. Open 9am to 5pm. Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery , Holds a fine collection of colonial art and incorporates the Launceston Railway Workshops, while the Royal Park site features a Chinese temple and a planetarium. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2pm-5pm.
Tamar Valley Tasmanian Wine Route – Open daily 10am to 5pm. Hill wood Strawberry Farm -Open daily 8am to 5.30pm. Seahorse World , Open 9.30am to 4.30pm daily - tours every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. Lavender House Situated on a 5 hectare lavender farm and herb garden, offers a shop and tearoom. Open 11am to 5pm daily except Christmas and Good Friday
Bridestowe Lavender Farm , Visit the largest oil-producing lavender farm in the Southern Hemisphere - flowering in December and January. Open Nov-Apr 9am-5pm. May, Sept/Oct 10am-4pm Low Head Penguin Parade , Departs 1 hour before sunset daily ( tours from Launceston as well ) Port Arthur Historic Site Open daily 8am-dusk, except Christmas Day. Don’t miss the Ghost Tour which operators nightly. Port Arthur Cruises Departs Hobart Wed/Fri/Sun at 8.00am, returning Hobart at 4.15pm
Tasmanian Devil Park - Open 9am to 5pm daily ' Kings of the Wind ' Show 11.15am and 3.30pm. Eagle hawk Dive Centre Experience Scuba Diving in temperate waters. Bookings necessary. On site training. Sorell Fruit Farm Open 8.30am to 5pm October to May. Closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday. Kates' Berry Farm , Open daily. Freycinet National Park Bushwalking to Wineglass Bay, seeing local wildlife or exploring rock pools.
Freycinet Sea Cruises Travel on board a 44-foot eco-catamaran along the unspoiled East Coast East Coast Nature world , Meet the wildlife such as Tasmanian Devils, deer, emus, wombats and kangaroos. Open 9am to 5pm (excluding Christmas Day) Nightly Penguin Tours , Tour takes one hour and departs at sunset. Bookings necessary. Narawntapu National Park Walk the beaches and spot the wildlife, 19 km off the Frankford Highway, east of Latrobe.
Cradle Mountain : Mount Cradle viewed from Dove Lake House of Anvers Chocolate Factory - Built in 1931
Marakoopa Caves , Mole Creek Tours operate daily, except Christmas. Trowunna Wildlife Park , Mole Creek Get close to Tasmania's native animals. Open daily 9am to 5pm. Evening nocturnal safari tours are also available. Take a walk at Lake St. Clair National Park Nelsons Falls It's an easy walk from the highway, 28km west of Queenstown.
Area: 1,854 sq km Did you know ........ that the area of South Australia is 1.5 times the size of Texas! Climate : Sweater and Warm Clothing Sweater & Warm Clothing 7 o C 16 o C Jun-Aug Winter Jacket or Jumper Lightweight Clothing 10 o C 27 o C Mar-May Autumn Lightweight Clothing Lightweight Clothing 16 o C 28 o C Dec-Feb Summer Jacket or Jumper Lightweight Clothing 9 o C 25 o C Sep-Nov Spring Clothing (Evening) Clothing (Day) Temp Months Seasons
Attractions: - Travel times from Adelaide are: Adelaide Hills 20-minute drive McLaren Vale 40-minute drive The Barossa 60-minute drive Victor Harbor 70-minute drive Murray Bridge 80-minute drive Clare Valley 90-minute drive Kangaroo Island 30-minute flight ( or 40 minutes by ferry from Cape Jervis (107km south of Adelaide ) Murray Bridge 80km. Mannum 84km Blanchetown 133km. Morgan 166km. Waikerie 177km. Berri 236km. Renmark 258km
Adelaide Botanic Gardens - Daily from 9am to sunset Adelaide Festival Centre – Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm National Wine Centre of Australia - 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat, Elder Park - Popeye operates every hour - weekdays 11am-3pm, every 20min on weekends till 5pm Glenelg Tram departs Victoria Square every 15min and every 20 minutes on weekends
Popeye to the Zoo : A classic piece of Adelaide. Sky city Casino – Sunday to Thursday 10am-4am, Friday and Saturday 10am-6am, Cleland Wildlife Park The Cleland Wildlife Park is located in the picturesque rolling hills of the Mount Lofty Ranges . Barossa International Music Festival: Held every October
Barossa Valley The Barossa is home to some of the World's best known wine brands including Jacob's Creek, Penfold's, Wolf Blass, Henschke, Yalumba, Peter Lehmann and more. With 160 years of experience, the traditions of grape growing and winemaking dominate the region's economy today and more than twenty per cent of Australia's wine is made here
Balloon Adventures Discover the beauty of the Barossa by drifting over the scenic views during a Hot Air Balloon flight. Secret Gardens of the Fleurieu Take time to visit and enjoy the delights of best gardens in the state McLaren Vale Wine District With over 50 wineries, the McLaren Vale Wine Region produces many first-class wines.
The Almond Train The Almond Train stocks Australia’s largest range of almonds and related products. Open daily from 10am to 5pm. The Olive Grove The McLaren Vale Olive Grove is home to historic olive plantings dating back to the 1890’s. Medlow Confectionery Hundreds of confectionery lines at Factor Direct Prices including Medlow Fine Gels, Menz FruChocs, Crown Mints and much more. Granite Island Take a ride to Granite Island on the Horse Drawn Tram and see the Penguins.
Whale Watching During the whale-watching season (June to October), Southern Right Whales are known to come as close as 100m to the shore at Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor Spirit Australia Cruises Cruises depart regularly into the bird-rich lagoons of the Coorong National park. The Park hosts a great variety of wader and waterfowl bird species and the cruise vessel has been specifically designed to provide for maximum viewing.
Coober Pedy is recognized as the largest producer of precious opal in the world. It is famous for its underground homes, churches and other tourist attractions.! Coober Pedy – Under ground Hotel St. Peter & Paul’s Catholic Church This National Trust classified church is the world’s only purpose-built underground Catholic Church. Opens daily
Kangaroo Island Australia’s third largest island. With thirty percent of its land protected as national and conservation parks it is a haven for wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies and penguins Parndana Wildlife Park This award-winning wildlife park is famous for its birds. Enjoy a picnic amongst the animals and hand-feed the kangaroos Seal Bay The Seal Bay guided tour is really the experience of a lifetime - a beach walk among a breeding colony of 500 Australian sea lions.
Remarkable Rocks provides a spectacular backdrop for photo shots and the view of the ocean waves hitting the rugged cliff is truly spectacular Pelican Feeding - Pelicans are fed daily at 5pm, north of the Kingscote Wharf. Murray River The best way to explore this spectacular region is to take a leisurely cruise in a houseboat down the mighty Murray River
Monarto Zoological Park, Murray Bridg e An open-range park, located only 45 minutes from Adelaide. This unique attraction features drive through lion and cheetah habitats; South Australia's first ever white rhinoceros and Australia's largest giraffe herd. Dundee's Wildlife in Murray Bridge offers a children's zoo, reptile house and a walk-through aviary. Next door is Puzzle Park – with playground equipment, flying fox, a giant slide, the maze and mini-golf. For educational activities, explore some of the natural attractions, such as Mannum Falls, Rocky Gully Wetland boardwalk or Mallee bushwalking trails
Blue Lake, Mount Gambier This is the principal attraction of Mount Gambier that occupies one of the craters of the extinct volcano after which the city has been named. The Lake mysteriously changes colour to deep blue from November to March. Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake was once reputed to be bottomless, but it is in fact 70 metres deep . The Coorong The Coorong stretches from the mouth of River Murray to just north of Kingston, featuring 145 kms of enormous diversity and stunning scenery. The Coorong's picturesque inland sea is the perfect location for canoeing and yachting.
The Pool of Siloam, Beach port The Pool of Siloam is unique to Beachport with a salt concentration seven times greater than the sea. Cave Diving The region's spectacular network of more than 600 limestone caves and sinkholes has become a world renowned attraction for trained and experienced divers keen to escape to an ecosystem quite unlike anything else.
Population : 2 million (of which 1.5 million live in Perth) 22 mm (0.87 inches) 13°C (55°F) 25°C (77°F) November 55 mm (2.16 inches) 10°C (50°F) 22°C (72°F) October 80 mm (3.14 inches) 9°C (48°F) 20°C (68°F) September Rainfall Min. Temp. Max. Temp. Spring 135 mm (5.31inches) 8°C (46°F) 18°C (64°F) August 173 mm (6.81inches) 8°C (46°F) 18°C (64°F) July 182 mm (7.16 inches) 8°C (46°F) 19°C (66°F) June Rainfall Min. Temp. Max. Temp. Winter 123 mm (4.84 inches) 15°C (59°F) 21°C (70°F) May 46 mm (1.81inches) 12°C (54°F) 25°C (77°F) April 19 mm (0.74 inches) 15°C (59°F) 29°C (84°F) March Rainfall Min. Temp. Max. Temp. Autumn 13 mm (0.51inches) 17°C (62°F) 31°C (88°F) February 9 mm (0.35 inches) 17°C (62°F) 30°C (86°F) January 14 mm (0.55 inches) 15°C (59°F) 28°C (82°F) December Rainfall Min. Temp. Max. Temp. Summer
Approximate driving time from Perth 7 hours Esperance 5 hours Albany 4 hours 40 minutes Walpole 4 hours Pemberton 3 hours 30 minutes Margaret River Region 2 hours Bunbury 50 minutes Mandurah/Peel Region To the South of Perth
36 hours Fitzroy Crossing 30 hours Broome 19 hours Exmouth 16 hours Coral Bay 11 hours Monkey Mia 7 hours Kalbarri 5 hours Geraldton To the North of Perth
To the North-East of Perth 8 hours Kalgoorlie 4 hours 20 minutes Hyden 3 hours 30 minutes Cervantes 3 hours New Norcia 2 hours Northam 1 hour 30 minutes York 1 hour Lancelin
<ul><li>Attractions: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Tumbulgum Farm </li></ul><ul><li>2. Henry St. Station Model Railway </li></ul><ul><li>3. White man Park </li></ul><ul><li>4. The Perth Mint - Weekdays 9.00am - 4.00pm Weekends 9.00am - 1.00pm </li></ul><ul><li>5. Fremantle Prison </li></ul><ul><li>6. Maze ‘N’ Koalas </li></ul><ul><li>7. Marapana Wildlife Park </li></ul><ul><li>8. Cohuna Koala Park </li></ul><ul><li>Art Gallery of Western Australia </li></ul><ul><li>11. Gumnut World </li></ul><ul><li>12. Scitech Discovery Centre </li></ul>
14. Perth Zoo 15. Lake Monger Australia’s Golden Outback : This is the place for true outback adventure. Experience the histor ic goldfields and other mining towns. Australia’s Coral Coast : This region is a treasure trove of beaches, exotic marine life, national reserves and the bluest ocean. Here you can swim with the world’s largest fish the whale shark, snorkel from the beach to the stunning Ningaloo Reef, meet the dolphins of Monkey Mia and take in the Pinnacles
Kings Park Stunning city and river views grace this magnificent 400-hectare native parkland. A Wildflower Festival is held in Kings Park in October annually. Kings Park is also popularly known as "Kiss Park"! The $3.6million Lottery west Federation Walkway in Kings Park features a new walkway measuring a 52 metre arched steel and glass bridge, which at its highest point is 16 metres above the ground. Open from 9am to 5pm Swan Bell Towers A dramatic setting for the display and ringing of the historic bells of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. One of the largest musical instruments in the world. Open daily from 9am to 6pm.
WA Maritime Museum Explore the vast riches of Western Australia's maritime history at three unique Fremantle sites: The Maritime Museum is the jewel in the crown of one of Australia's most significant maritime precincts, stretching from the convict-built Shipwreck Galleries, beside Fishing Boat Harbour. Caver sham Wildlife Park (Swan Valley) Meet Australia's native animals such as koalas, kangaroos, wombats and Tasmanian devils.
AQWA (formerly Underwater World) (Sunset Coast) Feel the sea creatures in the giant Touch Pool 'Dive with Sharks' and 'Dive with Seals'. From September to November, Underwater World operates whale watching boat trips to encounter the awesome humpback whales as they migrate down our coast. Adventure World A world class theme park with over 30 Different types of rides and attractions.
Rottnest Island J ust 16km off Perth's coastline, 20 mins away by ferry. Ferries leave from Fremantle, Perth and Hillarys. It has crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches - perfect for swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, surfing, boating and fishing. Sunset Coast is a leisurely drive heading north of the Swan River. Renowned for its long stretches of white sandy beaches that rank among the world's best. Key attractions include the scenic Lake Monger Drive, Subianco Market, art galleries, Hillarys Harbor, and Underwater World.
Shark Bay - Western Australia’s first World Heritage site, is most famous for its smiling dolphins that come right into shore at Monkey Mia. Coral Bay - the small seaside settlement at the southern end of the Ningaloo coast. The carefully preserved Ningaloo Marine Park is a bewitching marine experience Kalbarri - Steep gorges, carved out of the rugged red terrain over millions of years, provide amazing trekking and awesome scenery to capture on film
Wildflower lovers marvel at the 186,000 acres of some of the richest wildflower bush land in the State. Kalbarri National Park claims 1000 species of wildflowers and on any one day of the year, you will find a bloom of some description Geraldton is the main centre of the Mid West. Population exceeding 32,000 and is self- proclaimed ‘Lobster Capital of the World’. Coral Coast Offers an excellent combination of raw outback adventure activities with unique water-based experiences
Gold Fields: The Goldfields is steeped in history and legend. Here you can see relics of the gold rush that made the area famous, plus mines that are the largest gold producers in Australia. Ghost towns, majestic old buildings and historic streetscapes create a virtual museum of a golden era Wave Rock Wave Rock is about 4 hours and 20 mins from Perth (by car). Formed from solid granite rock, and is 50m high and 110m long.
Esperance Characterized by spectacular coastal scenery; an abundance of wildlife including seals, dolphins, whales, emus and sea eagles; Pristine beaches; hundred of islands and extensive national parks. It is one of the only places in Western Australia where you will see kangaroos sunbathing on the beach. A paradise for lovers of the water and sun. Its beaches are considered among the best in the world. The surrounding Recherché Archipelago, consisting of some 200 coastal islands. The best way to view Esperance region is via the Great Ocean Drive. Fly from Perth to Esperance, the region’s main town, in just 80 minutes . Bungle Bungle Range World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park, and Lake Argyle – large enough to be classified as an inland sea.
Bush adventure in beautiful national parks A little further south is the Pilbara – famous for its rich red earth and the rocky landscape of Karijini National Park. KIMBERLEY Covering more than 420,000 square kilometers (261,000 miles), an area three times the size of England, it is home to only 25,000 people. With wide horizons, ancient gorges, picture-book rock pools and pristine beaches, it is a special place that will linger in your mind long after you have left. Take a trip into Purnululu National Park where you will marvel at the thousands of huge beehive-shaped mounds of the Bungle Bungle.
Cable Beach On the coast is the township of Broome, a tranquil tropical spot, world famous for its pearling industry. Relax and unwind on the soft clean sands of Cable Beach, swim in clear turquoise waters. The beach extends 24 kilometers (15 miles) so you can choose a different spot every day and never get tired of the view . Pilbara One of the Earth's oldest land masses - estimated to be more than 2.5 billion years old. With its sheer gorges and steep chasms you can see where nature has carved deep lines-of-time into the landscape. There is no better place to witness this than at Karijini National Park. This is Australia's largest national park covering 100,000 square kilometres (38,610 square miles) and has spectacular 100-metre (327-foot) sheer-sided chasms. Hidden amongst this ruggedness are crystal clear rock pools and cascading waterfalls.
Aborigines Has much older inhabitants than those living in towns... the Australian Aborigines. An overwhelming number of rock engravings can be found in the area making it one of the most prolific regions in the world for this type of discovery. Dating back 40,000 years, they tell of the 'Dreamtime' and how life was for these first inhabitants. More than 10,000 of these engravings are on the Burrup Peninsula, located near Dampier. Northam The largest town in the Avon Valley. Many buildings give the appearance and character of the last century. The Shamrock Hotel (1866), Flour Mill (1871), still operates and supplies flour to Mauritius and some Arab states. Byfield House (1898), Avon Valley Arts Society – located
in what was once the Old Girls School (1877) and the Old Post Office. The dinosaurs would have been the first tourists to wonder at Wave Rock. Geologists and geographies date this marvel as being 2,700 million years old. Mandurah and the Peel Region Just 50 minutes away from Perth, Mandurah is known as the 'Jewel of the Peel'. Mandurah, the focual point of the Peel Region, is a coastal city characterized by the popular Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary. Bordered by the Indian Ocean to the west, it is a city dominated by waterways and known for its good fishing, prawning and crabbing. Mandurah is well known for its blue manna crabs.
The Northern Territory has two major gateways, Darwin and Alice Springs. Darwin, the Territory’s Capital city, is a great base for exploring the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park Population Northern Territory's population is approximately 200 000. This is only 1% of the entire Australian population. More than 50 nationalities make up Darwin’s 100,000-plus population, including the area’s traditional owners, the Larrakia Aboriginal people. Land Area : 1,346,200 sq km The area of the Northern Territory is 5 times the size of Malaysia. More than 40 Aboriginal languages are still spoken in the Territory.
Climate 32 ˚C 25 ˚C October – December 31 ˚C 21 ˚C May - September 32 ˚C 24 ˚C March – April 31 ˚C 24 ˚C January – February Maximum Average Minimum Average Top End Temperatures 30 ˚C 14 ˚C September – November (Spring) 20 ˚C 3 ˚C June - August (Winter) 27 ˚C 12 ˚C March – May (Autumn) 35 ˚C 20 ˚C December – February (Summer) Maximum Average Minimum Average Central Australia Temperatures
Clothing For Darwin, Kakadu and Katherine, lightweight summer clothing is worn all year-round. For Central Australia, temperate ranges from 40 ˚C in the summer to -4 ˚C in the winter. Travelling in the bush is more comfortable in jeans or similar practical clothing and strong rubber-soled shoes . Crocodiles (Jumping Crocodile Cruise) Saltwater (“salties”) and Freshwater (“freshies”) crocodiles are common residents of coastal waters, rivers swamps and billabongs. The largest concentration of salt water crocodiles in the world. George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens In the heart of the city, the Botanic Gardens has many species of plants, more than 400 different palm species along grown in this stunning showcase of the flora of northern Australia and other tropical habitats around the world.
Mamukala Wetlands - During May to October, Mamukala Wetlands and Bird Hide displays the spectacle of thousands of migratory magpie geese congregating to feed. Museum & Art Gallery of Northern Territory - This acclaimed attraction has an extensive collection of Australian arts, human, physical and natural sciences, Northern Territory history and maritime technology, and an impressive representation of Aboriginal art and craft. Featured exhibitions are the Cyclone Tracy and Sweetheart the crocodile exhibits. Northern Territory Parliament House - Australia’s newest Parliament House opened in 1994, this beautiful building is a magnificent example of tropical architecture . Territory Wildlife Park - Forty-five minutes south of Darwin, a world-class nature attraction that showcases Territory wildlife in natural habitats. Set in 400 hectares of bushland, 6 kilometres of walking trails and a free shuttle train link to the 26 major exhibits.
Kakadu & Arnhem Land - is Australia’s largest national park, covering 19, 000 square kilometers. A number of different Aboriginal clans. World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, situated 250 kilometres from Darwin, represents nature on a grand scale. The Park contains vast floodplains, river systems, billabongs, escarpments and majestic waterfalls. Renowned internationally for its natural and cultural wonders, Kakadu has one of the highest concentrated areas of accessible Aboriginal rock art sites in the world. Which is home to millions of birds and plentiful barramundi. Mary River National Park - The calm waters of the Mary River are best enjoyed on a fishing trip or nature cruise. Jim Jim & Twin Falls These are perhaps Australia’s two most famous and impressive waterfalls. After the rains of the Tropical Summer season, the waterfalls which flow through soaring sandstone escarpments are at their most impressive and can be viewed by helicopter or plane flight
Nourlangie Rock - Easy to access, a 1.5km Circular walk takes the visitor past an ancient Aboriginal shelter and several outstanding art sites. There is a lookout, which provides impressive views of Kakadu’s escarpment and Nourlangie Rock. Yellow Waters Billabong - A river system given its name by the colour the water looks as the sun hits it at sunset and sunrise. Taking a cruise along this river is an experience of a lifetime . Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre This centre displays the creation era as interpreted by the Aboriginal people. An excellent interpretive and interactive display of the history of Kakadu .
Katherine is a vast network of rivers, escarpments and gorges that weave through the sprawling plains of cattle stations, national parks and reserves. Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park These limestone caves reveal beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites as well as sparkling calcite crystals in the walls. They are also home to the rare ghost and orange horseshoe bats and the nearly extinct blind shrimp. Nitmiluk National Park - The beautiful 2,920 square-kilometres Nitmiluk National Park is made up of 13 sandstone sections. The name ‘Nitmiluk’ is the traditional Jawoyn landowners’ word for Cicada Dreaming, which is one of the area’s important Dreamtime stories. Numerous art sites remain some over 7,000 years old. Pine Creek - This is an historic gold mining township, approximately halfway between Kakadu and Katherine. Gold was first discovered here in 1871. The town still possesses the original buildings and is home to the oldest continuously running general store in Australia.
Devils Marbles - Fascinating natural wonder about 106km south of Tennant Creek. The Marbles are thousands of huge, rounded granite boulders balanced delicately atop one another in a wide shallow valley. The vistas are especially remarkable at sunrise and sunset. Alice Springs Cultural Precinct - The precinct presents a wonderful array of culture and natural history of Central Australia. The site is culturally significant to Aboriginal people in the area with seven sacred sites and trees of significance. Alice Springs Desert Park - Experience the landscapes, animals & plants and discover how they were used by the traditional Aboriginal people at the park. See free flying birds of prey, rare and endangered animals in the world’s most spectacular Desert Nocturnal House, and a cinematic journey into four and a half billion years of desert evolution.
Frontier Camel Farm - T his is a great way of learning about the camels of Australia which were introduced from the Middle East by the early pioneers. Camels were far tougher than horses and made establishing the township far easier. Interestingly, there are now approximately 200,000 camels in Central Australia, that’s more camels than the entire population of the Northern Territory . Ulu r u & Kata Tjuta - Rising abruptly out of the red sand and Spinifex, Ulu r u (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tju t a (The Olgas) dominate their surrounding landscape. Ulu r u stands 348 metres high and, like an iceberg, has most of its bulk below the surface. Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) – A mighty chasm that cleaves the earth to a depth of 270 metres. The sheer red rock face of the canyon soars over 100 metres above lush palm forest, sheltering them from the surrounding desert’s harshness.
<ul><li>Population - Queensland has a population of over 3 million, comprising about 18% of the total Australian population. </li></ul><ul><li>Climate - With 300 days of sunshine per year, Queensland offers long, warm summers and cool, short winters. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer: Dec-Feb Autumn : Mar-May </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winter : Jun-Aug Spring : Sep-Nov </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Brisbane, with an area of 1,220 sq km </li></ul><ul><li>and a population of 1.6 million, is the </li></ul><ul><li>State capital of Queensland and the 3rd </li></ul><ul><li>largest city in Australia. It is known as </li></ul><ul><li>the “Koala Capital of Australia”. </li></ul><ul><li>Attractions: </li></ul><ul><li>Story Bridge Adventure Climb - Climb the iconic </li></ul><ul><li>Story Bridge and take in spectacular aerial views of </li></ul><ul><li>Brisbane city and its surroundings. </li></ul>
Riverlife Adventure Centre - This centre offers a variety of adventure leisure activities in Brisbane including kayaking, cycling, rock climbing and abseiling. It also features an Aboriginal cultural experience right in the heart of the city. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - is set in tranquil bushland on the banks of the Brisbane River and is Australia’s largest koala sanctuary. Bundaberg This is the heart of Queensland's sugar country and is one of the southernmost access points to the Great Barrier Reef. Attractions include the Rum Distillery, Mon Repos Beach and reef and island trips. It is a 4 hour drive north of Brisbane .
GOLD COAST - Located just 75km south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast is a visitor’s wonderland. It is renowned worldwide for its 70km-coastline of seemingly never-ending beaches, pristine rainforests and relaxed lifestyle. Cosmopolitan and glamorous, the Gold Coast offers all the excitement and facilities of an international resort that includes a casino. Wet n Wild Water World - located next to Warner Bros. Movie World, is Australia's premier waterpark. A fun-filled, action-packed water world full of adventure, excitement and fun, visitors love the thrills of the Super 8 Aqua Racer, Tornado, Mach 5 and other water slides. Laze down the river at Calypso Beach….fun for all the family . Australian Outback Spectacular - watch this exciting dinner show, featuring Aussie horsemanship and life on a cattle station, complete with daring stunts, wild horses and stampeding cattle. Set in a 1000-seat arena, it includes a 3-course dinner and drinks.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary - located south of Surfers Paradise is a wildlife reserve with the world’s largest collection of Australian native wildlife. It is noted for the visual spectacle of hundreds of brightly multi-coloured lorikeets which fly in to be hand-fed every day. Paradise Country - Gold Coast's premiere recreation farm and function centre is approximately 20-30 minutes' drive from Surfers Paradise. Experience the real Australian farm life and a slice of outback adventure. A tour of the farm includes meeting koalas emus and wallabies, milking cows, rounding-up sheep, watching the stock horse in action with the cattle, small animal feeding, testing your boomerang skills and cracking the whip, and savouring on delicious scones and billy tea . Super bee Honey world - Located directly opposite Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Over 15 different honeys to taste for FREE, surround yourself with over a million live bees, watch in awe as the honeybee creates honey before your eyes along the fascinating bee walk. Live bee show with audience participation.
Alpaca Barn & Rainforest Gallery - 26km/30 minutes from Canungra on the Lamington National Park Road towards O'Reilly's Guesthouse. Enjoy close-up view of unique Alpaca. Mount Tamborine - 47km/40 minutes from Surfers Paradise, Mount Tamborine is an enchanted escape offering breathtaking scenic views, tranquility and a laid back lifestyle. The Pioneer Homestead: tour of orchards and interesting busy craft show. Mount Tamborine Vineyard & Winery: wine tasting . Spring brook Natural Arch & Glow Worm 31km/50 minutes from Surfers Paradise, Spring brook National Park is the best kept secret in the hinterland area. With its amazing waterfalls and ancient Antarctic beech trees, The Park is a wondrous place where children and adults can be totally immersed in nature. Be sure to visit the Natural Bridge, south of Spring brook, to see a spectacular waterfall that cascades through the roof of a cave into an icy pool.
Paradise Jet Boating - Enjoy exciting 45-minute jet boat thrill rides on the Gold Coast. Travel past private yachts, cruises and helicopters, as well as the stylish Marina Mirage, the up market Palazzo Versace and Seaworld theme park. Then pick up speed on the Broadwater and have an exhilarating ride reaching speeds of up to 80 km per hour! Dive the Gold Coast - The Gold Coast Seaway offers divers the chance to come up close to all kinds of marine life, from trevally and lionfish to nurse sharks and octopus. Many of these can be found just about 20 minutes off the coast. Great Barrier Reef - Experience the tropical wonders and scenic delights of the world renowned Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy 5-6 hours on beautiful Lady Elliot Island offering a range of activities including glass-bottom boat cruises of the reef, snorkelling, reef walks and fish feeding, delicious buffet smorgasboard lunch, whale watching (July-Nov), turtle watching (Nov-Feb).
Mooloolaba Beach - The Sunshine Coast is one of the most beautiful stretches of unspoiled beaches in the world. The beautiful waters of the blue Pacific, golden sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, the Sunshine Coast is an adventure playground. Fraser Island - The World's largest sand island, inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1993. The island is 120km long, 15km wide and rises to 200m above sea level. The sparsely populated, Fraser Island is a delight for those who love fishing, walking, exploring by 4WD or trail bike Australia Zoo - Enjoy a day at the multi award-winning Australia Zoo. Owned by the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, it has exciting crocodile feeding shows, kangaroos, koalas, snakes, wombats and more.
Great Barrier Reef and Islands It is approximately 2,900 individual coral reefs including 760 fringe reefs stretching over 2,000km along the Queensland coast and covering 350,000 sq km. It is the largest structure on earth made by living creatures. There are more than 1,500 species of fishes with vibrant and brilliant colours which rival those of the 400 plus species of corals. The Great Barrier Reef is regarded as the “eighth wonder of the world” and is on the World Heritage Listing of our planet’s unique and precious places. In June to August (winter) is the driest and least humid time, while September to October will have fewer trade winds.
CAIRNS - North Queensland is blessed by two of nature’s most magnificent ecosystems – the Great Barrier Reef and the Rainforest. Both are awesome, tranquil and unspeakably beautiful. Cairns is a cosmopolitan resort city catering to visitors from all over the world. It is an ideal setting-off point for reef cruises to the Reef, Green and Fitzroy Islands, white water rafting expeditions, as well as Four Wheel-Drive safaris into the heritage rainforest. Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park - Experience, interact with and sense the true spirit of indigenous Australia. The Tjapukai experience is an authentic all weather, multi-language journey of discovery Pamagirri Aboriginal Cultural Show – Rainforestation Nature Park Pamagirri aboriginal dance show, dreamtime walk & Pamagirri cultural centre.
Fitzroy Island - A continental island offering beautiful coral within snorkelling distance of the shore, great forest walks to a lookout point, sea-kayaking and phenomenal coral remnants fringing the entire perimeter of the island Green Island - 27km or 45 minutes catamaran ride from Cairns. 45-minute Great Adventures high speed catamaran transfer from Cairns. A 15-hectare premiere heritage site, home to 126 native plant species, colourful birdlife and surrounded by a magnificent coral reef. Skyrail Rain forestation Cableway Take a relaxing breathtaking journey and take in the best Mother Nature has to offer, aboard the Skyrail. Stretching 7.5km across Queensland’s World Heritage rainforest canopy, Skyrail is the World’s longest gondola cableway.
Port Douglas - located 110 km North of Cairns, is a popular village cum resort destination in which even the affluent kick-off their shoes and walk around barefooted! A popular motion picture filming location, it has been used for movies such as “Thin Red Line”, “ Paradise Road”, the re-make of “South Pacific” and more. You can travel to Port Douglas from Cairns by ferry, boat, bus or car.Perfect destination for sheer relaxation in a slow-paced sophisticated setting. Bungy Jumping - Ultimate adrenaline pumping bungy experience in the World's most natural play ground situated 15km north of Cairns. Set on 100 acres and bordering World Heritage Rainforest, this purpose built 50m tower spans a natural lake and showcases magnificent views of the Great Barrier Reef
Tandem Skydiving - Enjoy the thrill of jumping out of a plane and free falling from 8,000ft, with stunning views of the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest. Great Barrier Reef Cruises - Daily cruises operate from Cairns and Port Douglas to the Outer Reef for coral-viewing, snorkelling and diving. If you do not want to get wet, there are glass-bottom and semi-submersible vessels to offer close-up views of the coral and marine life. Air-conditioned fast catamaran to Outer Reef offering coral viewing from semi-submersible craft & glass-bottom boat, snorkelling and scuba diving. Helicopter flights available. The Whitsunday Islands
Airlie Beach Lagoon - and Shute Harbour are the main launching pads for boat trips to theWhitsunday's, w ith 2 acres of clear blue water surrounded by sandy beaches and extensive gardens, The Lagoon offers clear seawater with an exciting range of waterfront brasseries and quality shops. Dunk Island - Discovered and named by Captain Hook, Australia's stylish tropical rainforest island resort, encompassing an extensive range of water and land activities Kids Club available for children aged 4-13 years with a hosts of activities including games, sports, unforgettable island adventures. Lizard Island - A remote premium private paradise offering a rare and remarkable experience. The island has 24 white sandy beaches and coral gardens directly offshore.
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island According to UK Tour Operators and Channel 9 Getaway, The World's Best Beach! A swirling 6km stretch of pristine pure white silica sand offering excellent day trips of swimming and snorkelling on an uninhabited island . paradise . Hamilton Island - Located in the heart of the Whitsundays, Hamilton, surrounded by idyllic coral fringed beaches. Daily direct flights from Brisbane; launch transfers from Shute Harbour.
Lady Elliott Island - The first coral cay on the Southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. on this 42 hectare coral cay, a peaceful marine Environment located right on the Great Barrier Reef. Daily charter flights on Seair Pacific from South East Queensland (pickups available from Coolangatta on Gold Coast, Brisbane and Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast). Hayman Island - Winner of 1999 Conde Nast Traveller Award for top 3 worldwide best resort Pacific Rim and "Best of the Best", a 5-star experience where island life and the natural environment exist in harmony. Accessible via luxury launch, seaplanes and helicopters.
<ul><li>Dedicated to </li></ul><ul><li>Dnata Travel </li></ul><ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>C.K. Suthakharran </li></ul>.