Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Only in Australia, your journey will be as good as the destination.

Driving through Australia
Excellent roads, breathtaking sceneries, superlative accommodation … all make your drive through Australia truly exhilarating. Cruise through the country conveniently, with road rules similar to those in India, like cars being right hand driven. Moreover, an Indian driving license, in English, is valid in Australia. From coastal journeys and outback adventures, an Australian road trip is one of the best ways to experience wide-open spaces and magnificent scenery.

Driving is one of the best ways to see Australia. From short trips to epic self-drive holidays and 4WD adventures, Australian road trips cover every length and landscape.

The most scenic drive in the world
Drive past the Great Ocean Road and you’ll know why it is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Proceed to the magnificent Twelve Apostles and then to Warrnambool to witness the gigantic whales. Post that, move on to witness the popular recreated gold mining town of the 1850’s, ‘Sovereign Hill’ up ahead in Ballarat.

Driving through the wildlife
Discover the peripheries of Sydney – a world of natural beauty and indulgence. Zip through in your Ferrari along the Grand Pacific drive before paying a visit to Sir Don Bradman’s hometown, Bowral. Enjoy the lovely gardens, fine restaurants and charming lodging places of the Blue Mountains National Park. Treat your senses to some exotic wines and cheese of Hunter Valley and then steer to Port Stephens to spot the amazing bottle-nosed dolphins.

The road to tropical fun
A scenic drive from Cairns to Palm Cove will lead you to Australia’s spa capital. After indulging in its retreats, explore its enchanting tropical zoo. Then, drive on to the wildlife sanctuaries in Port Douglas. From thereon, steer to the world’s oldest rainforest in Daintree National Park and experience the Rainforestation Nature Park. 

Melbourne to Adelaide via Great Ocean Road
Travel from Melbourne to Adelaide along the country’s breathtaking south-east coastline. Drive the Great Ocean Road past the iconic surf spots of Torquay and Bells Beach, then onto the holiday haven of Lorne and the magnificent Twelve Apostles. Walk through waterfalls and lush forest in Otway National Park and watch whales from historic Warrnambool. Soak up seafaring history in Port Fairy and Portland, near the towering sea cliffs of Cape Bridgewater. Taste wine in Coonawarra and see the fossils of giant marsupials in World heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves. Cruise the Coorong and explore the inviting beaches and wineries of the Fleurieu Peninsula on your way to Adelaide.

Circle Tasmania
 Soak up Hobart’s convict history before heading to Freycinet National Park and the perfect curve of Wineglass Bay. Swim in St Helens and do the Bay of Fires Walk in Mount William National Park. Look over Launceston from Cataract Gorge and cycle along Devonport’s waterfront. Soothe your soul in the World Heritage-listed wilderness of Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park. Stay in Strahan and cruise the Gordon River or white water raft the furious Franklin. Walk from waterfalls and fern forests to ski fields in Mount Field National Park. From the tranquil beaches of Tasmania’s east to the rugged mountains flanking the west, this circle will leave you spellbound.

The Red Centre Way, Northern Territory
 Swim in Glen Helen Gorge and spot rock wallabies at Simpsons Gap, both in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Listen to the Dreamtime legend surrounding the comet crater of Gosse Bluff. Climb to the rim of Kings Canyon and swim in the tropical pools of the Garden of Eden. Do a dawn camel trek around Uluṟu and wander between the steep russet domes of nearby Kata Tjuṯa. Journey through red desert sands, spinifex and mulga forest. Learn about the area’s Aboriginal history from the Arrernte people who have lived here for 20,000 years. Immerse yourself in Aboriginal art and pioneer history in Alice Springs. Don’t miss this unforgettable adventure through Australia’s ancient centre.

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