Australia Holidays 2012
Posted on September 9, 2011 by admin
Australia holidays 2012 – the best places to spend your vacation in Australia
If you are thinking about your next vacation destination, take into consideration Australia. This amazing country has everything you need to have a perfect vacation. From outdoor activities, adventures in the Great Barrier Reef and national parks wonders to cosmopolitan cities, Australia is the place where you can have a fun holiday. Here are some ideas regarding Australia holidays 2012.
Vacation in Sydney
When you’re thinking about Australia probably the first thing that comes to your mind is Sydney Opera House. Sydney is Australia’s main touristic destination. This is indeed a lovely spot to spend your holiday; the weather is beautiful almost all year round and you can enjoy numerous outdoor activities and sports. Sydney has various beaches where tourists can relax and have fun, such as Bondi, Manly, Palm Beach, Cronulla Beach or Coogee; Sydney beaches are a heavenly spot for surfers. Tourists can also hike on the stunning and picturesque Blue Mountains. If you like nature, don’t forget to take a walk in Hyde Park or discover the beauties of Royal Botanic Gardens. Culture lovers will also have various possibilities of entertainment; the impressive Sydney Opera House and other theaters have a wide and versatile offer of cultural events and shows. To get in touch with Australian history visit the oldest settlement in Sydney, the Rocks – the place where the first English settlers arrived.
Perth is another interesting option for your Australia holidays 2012. Located on the western coastline this is the most isolated capital city in the world, with no other towns around for miles. Tourists will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, warm people and lovely and sunny weather all year round. You have numerous beaches to choose from and they are all perfect for swimming, wind surfing or just laying in the sun. Perth is divided in two by the Swan River that crosses the city from one end to another; there are various outdoor activities and water sports you can take part on Swan River, whether it’s parasailing, driving a cataraman or kite surfing. Kings Park is an amazing place to visit, as this is the world’s largest inner city park. And for those who enjoy nightlife, Perth will prove to be lots of fun; the friendly locals and many bars and restaurants will keep you entertained.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world. It is located on the coastline of Queensland, also known as the Sunshine state because it enjoys sunny days all year long. The Great Barrier Reef stretches for more than 2500 km and consists of hundreds of islands. It is on the top 7 natural wonders of the world and it is the only living thing that can be seen from space. Scuba divers and snorkelers will feel like they entered a magical world where they have found the most amazing and unusual animals and plants; this is the home of the largest coral collection in the world (with more than 400 different species), coral sponges, more than 1500 tropical fish species, giant and old sea turtles (some are over 120 years old), dolphins and humpback whales.
Tasmania Island is among tourists’ favorite destinations for Australia holidays 2012. Australia’s smallest state has stunning and wild natural beauties and it is one of the most magical and wonderful places on Earth. Big, glacial mountains, green hills and beautiful forests complete the amazing scenery. Major touristic attractions of Tasmania Island are the Freycinet National Park (a peninsula with pink granite mountains, beautiful sandy beaches and forests of dry eucalypt), Cataract Gorge, Flinders Island and Mole Creek Karst National Park (where tourists can visit deep limestone caves like they have never seen before). As for the cities, tourists visiting Tasmania should not miss Devonport, Richmond, Hobart or Port Arthur. Very interesting is also the Tasmanian Aboriginal art center called Tiagagarra that displays over 2000 aboriginal artifacts.
The Red Center
The Red Center is the desert region located right in the center of Australia; it is part of three Australian states – South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia. The name comes from the red sand and rock formations that can be found here all over the place. The main touristic attraction in the Red Center is Uluru, the most popular rock monolith in Australia. 348 meters high, rising from the desert, Uluru offers a spectacular view especially during sunsets. 40 kilometers away tourists can see Kata Tjuta – rock formations and domes, created by erosion over a period of 500 million years. They are all part of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, an unforgettable experience for tourists. Alice Springs is a beautiful and interesting town, probably the most important in the entire Central Australia. The town offers plenty of accommodation and tourists can take daily trips to visit the surroundings, such as the Mac Donnell Ranges, the Simpson Desert, the Simpsons Gap or St Teresa, a small Aboriginal community.
With so many touristic spots, cosmopolitan cities and astounding places of great wild, natural beauty, Australia holidays 2012 are an original, surprising and unforgettable experience no one should miss.