AUSTRALIA’S landscapes are so vast and diverse, with so much to offer travellers who love an unforgettable outdoor experience. Hit the road and explore the great outdoors (and underground!) with one of these exciting adventures.
1. Hang gliding in one of Queensland’s popular seaside towns
Where: Port Douglas, 67km north of Cairns
Hang gliding is probably the closest you’ll ever come to experiencing what it’s like to fly like a bird. Admire Port Douglas’ stunning beaches and blue waters from above, while enjoying the thrill of take off and landing.
2. Horse riding in the Snowy Mountains
Where: Bago State more...
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SO, you’ve picked up your car rental or campervan and are wondering how to best spend the next 48 hours in Tasmania? Well, it really depends on the season.
If you’re on a winter break, perhaps check out the state’s eclectic west coast. On the way, be sure to explore Cradle Mountain. If your timing’s right, you might get in a good afternoon of skiing or, at the very least, a scenic walk around Dove Lake. Spend a night tucked up in the Cradle Mountain Lodge or one of the varieties of self-contained cabins available. After a hearty brekky, keep more...
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Competition is running hot with the budget airlines in Australia, so keep a close eye on Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger by signing up for their e-newsletters – there are hot deals being bandied around almost every week and you will generally find a beauty somewhere among them for Tasmanian destinations.
My wife and I snapped up return flights from Melbourne to Hobart for around the $150 mark – extraordinary value. Even better, we also discovered a ridiculously good rate with DriveNow for a 4 berth camper. From there it was a breeze. A quick one-hour flight to Hobart, we more...
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