27 Jun Top 10 of the unmissable places in Australia (Part 2)
Last week, we let you discover the 5 must-see places in Australia. Today we’ll keep showing you that the island of Kangaroos has more to offer you with more 5 sites you should see. Ready? Let’s go!
Great Ocean Road, heading South
From Torquay to Allansford, the Great Ocean Road is known for being one of the prettiest coastal road Worldwide. Closer to Melbourne, it is 250 kilometers long and pass by the Southwest Coast of Victoria through the national park of Port Campbell. You will stop over to observe the 12 apostles, a strange combination of limestone needles shaped by the ocean with a real charm during sunset. The colors change according to the light ; an astonishing show. If you have the chance to, you can also observe this famous road and its surroundings aboard an helicopter, an experience to live !
The Great Ocean Road is also famous for being surfers paradise, as indicated by the sign in the entrance of the city of Torquay ” Welcome to the surf coast “. Here, even the public benches have a shape of a surf board ! If you’re a lover of this sport, see you at Bells Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world of surfing. Every year at Easter, worldwide surfers come to confront the waves among the most impressive of the world at Rip Curl Pro.
Head in the clouds in Blue Mountains
Located at less than an hour by car from Sydney, the Blue Mountains are a must-see in Australia. Their name is inspired by the thin blue haze that surrounds the spectacular cliffs of the park. Discover this exceptional environment within a 4×4 that will lead you to Katoomba, a splendid view towards the Three Sisters. The canyon of this national park offers also activities such as canyoning. Open to beginners and more experienced people, you will discover the caves not accessible walking or by car.
Near the Three Sisters is located the Scenic Skyway ; a scenic cable car across the valley is available to reach a viewing platform. Suspended over 270 meters above the ground, its glass floor offers a unique experience with a 360° view of the Katoomba Falls and Jamison Valley. Thrills guaranteed! For the less adventurous, you can board on a cab with a wooden floor. And to go even further in the discovery of the Blue Mountains, go aboard the Scenic Railway. With a slope of 52 degrees, this unusual train is the most bended worldwide. Tilt your seat up to 20 degrees and live your own adventure through the glass roof with stunning views over the valley. 310 meters getaway including a passage in a cliffside tunnel before arriving in the rainforest worth Jurassic Park, simply unique.
Daintree, the oldest jungle in the world
Traveling in Queensland ; discover the most visited site in Australia. Starting from Cairns, driving on a hundred kilometers to the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest rainforest in the world. Numerous plant species grow there in a tropical climate ; palms, ferns ,eucalyptus, a real jungle ! In winter, you will also have the opportunity to see some crocodiles on a river aboard a ferry. Enjoy also this unique experience of a night in an ecotourism inn at the top of a tree, AMAZING! In addition, as all natural parks in Queensland: admission is free.
Kangaroo Island, nature at its purest
At only 40 minutes flight from Adelaide and here you are in Kangaroo Island ! The best way to experience this island is to spend 1 to 2 days and rent a 4×4 because there is no public transport or taxi. You will observe closely, many typical Australian animals : koalas, kangaroos, wallabies but also seals, penguins and platypuses. between May and october you can even see whales. At Seal Bay, in the South of the Island, more than 500 Australian sea lions peacefully rest in the sand. Kangaroo Island is a breathtaking natural environment where man has (almost) no place.
Unsurprisingly, this exceptional place has a national park, the Flinders Chase. Part of one of the oldest in Australia, tea treees, banksia and acacias grow here endemically, and is the playground of opossums, wallabies and kangaroos. Occupying nearly a quarter of the island, you can dedicate a whole day there. If you’re lucky, you will be able to observe sea lions from new Zealand gathered in a colony at the Cape of Couedic.
Karijini National Park, an underground immersion
In the West side is located Karijini, the biggest national park of Australia. Numerous tours are organized and will care of taking you in charge in Perth, then during the expedition in a 4×4 in the park. Plan a flight from Perth to Paraburdoo and more 3h30 driving. But it’s worth to see it ; at the end of this tour, a spectacular park await you. Many caves and clear water cascades are accessible by pretty hikes for all levels. If the weather is fine, you wan even take a bath in natural pools. To access the park count $11 per vehicle.
A trip to Australia is the opportunity to discover landsapes you will not see anywhere else. With our selection, choose to visit the pretties, wildest, most amazing and msot incredible places in Australia. So when do you leave ?