How many Australians do you know that have explored this vast country that we live in? It seems a little ironic that backpackers and other international tourists are often better travelled than the locals.
People travel from the other side of the planet at great expense to see this country, yet we take our many internationally renowned attractions for granted, even ignoring them in favour of trips overseas.
Contact your personal travel manager and start exploring Australia. Why not begin with three of the most famous attractions that many of us are missing out on.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is listed as one of the seven wonders of the natural world and is classed as the single largest living organism in the world. The reef spans a total distance of over 2600km from the Torres Strait in the North to the Fraser Island area in the South. Within that area, there are 900 islands and over 1500 species of tropical fish, 400 different types of coral, 200 types of birds, 30 aquatic mammal species (whale, dolphin and porpoise) and 20 types of reptiles, all which call the reef home.
If you’re someone who is impressed by natural beauty, on our doorstep we have one of the most stunning examples on the planet and one brilliantly set up to accommodate tourists, no matter what their desires. Whether you want to dive in and get up close and personal with the reef and its inhabitants, or view them from a safe distance, your Personal Travel Manager can easily arrange it all.
Accommodation varies from the most luxurious and indulgent to budget. There really is no excuse not to go.
Uluru, the iconic rock at the heart of Australia, is a special destination. Uluru, at the heart of Australia’s Red Centre is a living cultural landscape and spiritual destination.
A visit to Australia’s ancestral land, with its rich culture, history and natural beauty will leave you with remarkable and lasting memories. With a circumference of over 9km and a height of almost 350m, its scale is truly impressive. From the famous glowing red colour at dusk and dawn, to yellow, pinks and greys, it’s not hard to see why this site is so special to the local Aboriginal people.
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road stretches 243 km and has become one of Australia’s most recognisable and popular tourist attractions. It was originally built as a war memorial to Australian WW1 veterans and to connect the more populated area of Victoria with the rugged and wild South West coastline.
The Twelve Apostles and the London Arch are both well worth a visit. The famous stretch of coastline including pristine rainforests, secluded beaches and spectacular sights will surprise any traveller.
The area is also famous for its surf locations and culture (Bells Beach being the epicentre) and offers a multitude of opportunities for swimming, diving, fishing, hiking, camping, horse riding and even skydiving for those who like to live dangerously.
Start planning your Australian adventure today with your local, personal travel manager. Visit http://www.travelmanagers.com.au/ptm-search/