Alongside the variety of things to do in Australia, many come to the country to experience its areas of stunning natural beauty and explore the natural habitats and environments that can’t be seen anywhere else. While Distant Journeys Australia luxury tours will also take you to some of Australia’s greatest and most exciting cities, you’ll also have the chance to visit and fall in love with these wonderful areas of natural beauty.
Great Barrier Reef
With its colourful coral and host of diverse and frolicking marine wildlife, visiting the Great Barrier Reef is an experience like no other. You’ll be able to visit the reef with Distant Journeys, boarding a catamaran to the outer reef, before having the chance to either go snorkelling and get up close to life in the reef or just leisurely watch the action from a glass-bottomed boat. There are also further options to make the most of your time at this great underwater natural wonder, including scuba diving, a helicopter ride and a guided snorkel safari with a marine biologist.
At the centre of the Red Centre lies Australia’s possibly most famous attraction, Ayers Rock, or Uluru, and this acts as the centrepiece for the stunning natural beauty that you’ll be able to take in during your time in the Red Centre. After a stay in the secluded and legendary town of Alice Springs, you’ll be able to visit this great monolith and view it from all angles, watching it change colours as the sun rises and sets. The burnt orange hues of this untouched region of Australia set the scene for a magical time in the Red Centre, whether it’s under the sun or stars.
Great Ocean Road
One of the world’s most spectacular coastal highways, the Great Ocean Road stretches along the coast of Victoria, taking in a diverse range of beautiful scenery along the way, including coastal towns, rolling countryside and golden beaches. The road finishes at another wonder of nature carved in rock, the Twelve Apostles, and you’ll have the chance to visit the Great Ocean Road with Distant Journeys on our escorted Australian tours.
Found in Tropical Queensland, the Daintree Rainforest is the oldest rainforest in the world and has a legacy of breath-taking natural scenery, including some flora and fauna which is completely unique to the rainforest. You’ll also get to take in life in the rainforest with the wide range of creatures who call it their home, and if you’re brave enough, you can even take part in a river cruise beneath the canopies spotting saltwater crocodiles.
The Blue Mountains
A short distance from Sydney, the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains are a perfect example of Australian bushland. From majestic mountains to deep valleys and gorges, as well as the epic Three Sisters rock formation, there are plenty of stunning scenery and panoramas to take in as you explore the area. You’ll also have the chance to visit the breath-taking Wentworth Falls as well as the pretty and tranquil village of Leura.
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‘Great holiday, we had the freedom to do our own thing when it suited as well as a range of excursions when we needed them. The Ghan train and the Great Barrier Reef experiences were first class’ Mr & Mrs Parry, Cheshire