There’s something mystical about travelling to Australia… maybe because it seems to be so far away from everywhere else or maybe it’s the unique culture. Your experiences Down Under will be so different from any other encounters you may have along the way during your world travels. Here are 10 great reasons to travel to Australia, NOW!

  1. Australian Rules Football in Darwin
    The UK has rugby, the US has football, and Australia has Aussie Rules Football. Nothing quite compares to it, and if you have any doubts, the bruises and headaches will convince you before you can say Foster’s: Australian for Beer. Catch a regular game or better yet, the International Australian Football Championship, which is held every two years in Darwin in the Northern Territory, as part of the Arafura Games. For information on tours in and around Darwin, click here…
  2. Melbourne
    Found in the southwest state of Victoria, Melbourne and its surroundings offer tourists over 1000 exciting and diverse events throughout the year. Sports fans can enjoy the Australian Open Tennis Championships or the Australian Football League Finals Series; cultural and artistic events like the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, and the Melbourne Festival keep residents and tourists entertained; and the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will surely satisfy your appetite. While Sydney receives worldwide accolades, many forget that Melbourne is equally diverse and rich in tourist attractions. For information on tours in and around Melbourne, click here…
  3. Uluru National Park
    You may be doing a double take and saying ulu-what? Well, if you were to see the monolith Uluru (previously called Ayers Rock), you would immediately see why this wonder of nature is worth the trek to the Northern Territory. Situated in the southwest of Alice Springs, the park was established in 1958 as Ayers Rock and Mount Olga, and renamed Uluru National Park in 1977, making it to the World Heritage List a decade later. Be one of its 650,000 yearly visitors. For information on tours in and around Alice Springs, click here…
  4. Outback
    Whip crackers, bush bands, horse shows, didgeridoos, and aboriginal dancing are just some of the things you will see in the Outback. For the most part, you will see a dry area sprawling thousands of acres and dating back tens of thousands of years. Bring some water. Speaking of water, Queensland’s Outback region is believed to have been part of the “Great Inland Sea”; as a result, the region is very rich in fossils and shows signs of life dating back a hundred million years.
  5. Kangaroo Island
    Kangaroo Island is about 70 miles southwest of Adelaide. Home to sea lions, seals, koalas and, you guessed it — kangaroos — Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island and is an ideal summer getaway. Kangaroo Island is part of South Australia, the driest state in a dry area. For information on tours in and around Adelaide as well as trips out to Kangaroo Island,click here…
  6. Tasmania
    Located southeast of mainland Australia, Tasmania encompasses everything that makes Australia great, with its diverse and spectacular scenery, sublime wilderness and rich history. Farming areas in the North-West; ruins of the Port Arthur convict in Tasman Peninsula; amazing weather and sandy white beaches in the East Coast; the state capital, Hobart, in the South-East; and breathtaking natural sights and sounds in the South-West, combine to make Tasmania what it is. For information on tours in and around Tasmania, click here…
  7. Sydney
    Sydney is full of tourist attractions. For the adventure-seeker in you, you can even climb Harbour Bridge, or the “Coat Hanger,” as locals refer to it. For a more refined activity, you have over 3,000 performances and events to choose from every year at the Sydney Opera House. And if you wish to see the clash between Sydney’s roots and its modernization, The Rocks, an old district, now offers new cafes, restaurants as well as tourist shops. For information on tours in and around Sydney, click here…
  8. Perth and Nambung National Park
    These two destinations are only being lumped together because of their proximity. Both are in Western Australia, which makes up about a third of the continent. Perth is far and away the sunniest spot in the country, and it can become scorching come summer. Nambung National Park is a couple of hours north of Perth and serves as the home to some really peculiar natural sights. In prehistoric times, the land on which the park is now was a forest. With time, Australia shifted to the north. Consequently, the forest moved into a dry area and died over the years. The morbid vegetation gave way to sand; today, all you see is stone covering the “petrified forest.” For information on tours in and around Perth, click here…
  9. Great Barrier Reef
    They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but a thousand pictures could not capture the beauty of the world’s most breathtaking reef. Visit the largest and most complex expanse of coral reefs in the world, on the country’s northeast coast, stretching over 1,250 miles. A coral reef is a natural barrier consisting of bodies of living and dead coral, usually right below water level. There is an incredible array of variety here: 1500 species of fish, 400 different types of coral, 500 types of seaweed, 200 kinds of birds, as well as various forms of sea turtles and sea snakes. For information on tours in and around Cairns, including trips out to the Reef, click here…
  10. Queensland
    It is in Queensland that you will find the Gold Coast and Surfer’s Paradise. In fact, the entire strip from Brisbane to Cairns will enthrall you. Considered to be the Sunshine State on the continent, Queensland also serves as the location of the Honda Indy 300, where we join www.TeamPlayers.ca on the streets of Surfer’s Paradise, home to the FedEx Cart Series Championship in late October.

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