ADVENTURE DESTINATIONS IN AUSTRALIA
Climbing, kayaking, hiking - what does adventure mean to you?
Adventure travel is a relative term. For some, it means summiting Mt. Everest. For others, it's taking the family camping for the weekend. But apart from of your definition, adventure should be funů..that should be the aim.
Some popular adventure destinations in Australia:
Bushwalking: About 60km to the west of Sydney, lies the beautiful Blue Mountains dissected by deep, heavily forested valleys, canyons, plunging waterfalls, and cliffs. There are many hidden trails for walkers to explore, penetrating some of the most rugged country imaginable.
Some of the area's walking tours include Jenolan Caves, glow worm tunnels, Aboriginal relics. The 16 km Blackheath walk is extremely popular.
The Warrumbungle, a spectacular group of volcanic peaks, is also a popular bushwalking haunt.
Australia's highest mountains, in Kosciusko National Park, is home to the headwaters of its greatest river system. The main range consists of a series of high rolling plains and mountain summits surrounded by deep river valleys. A popular three-day walk takes trekkers above the tree line and along the crest of the main range visiting the highest peaks and lakes.
The Alpine Walking Track, from the small Victorian ghost town of Walhalla to Canberra, crosses six major alpine parks and traverses the summits of Australia's highest mountains. To walk the entire track would take up to eight weeks.
Whale shark adventure: Whale Sharks are the world's largest fish. Swimming next to one is an experience in itself. Remote Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia is the best place to get to know these amazing creatures. Home to manta rays, sting rays, sea turtles, eels, and hundreds of species of tropical fish in addition to Whale Sharks, Ningaloo Reef offers an unparalleled underwater experience.
Australia's west coat is truly a little-visited gem.
The Larapinta Trail:
This is one of the finest walks in Australia. Walk the high ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Ranges to get a rare experience of vast flood plains and the razorback rocky outcrops. At some stages the trail descends from the ridgeline into narrow canyons, or you even need to climb Mt Sonder - a perfect vantage point from where one can trace the entire West MacDonnell Range.
Cycle Australia's Atherton Tableland:
The stunning Atherton Tableland lies just over 30 miles from Cairns, a distance that makes for a solid, scenic ride in itself. A collection of lush vistas, waterfalls, winding creeks.
Mountain biking is by far the most exhilarating way to explore Atherton Tableland.There are a large amount of biking and hiking trails to choose from.
All roads into the Atherton Tableland lead to Kuranda, a tourist-heavy town. Be sure to pedal to Lake Eacham. No rivers feed this lake, which sits in the crater of an ancient volcano; it's replenished by rainwater and offers tree kangaroos, water dragons, and abundant avian species in the surrounding rainforest to keep you company!!!!!!
So come on, pack your bags and get set go...