Showing posts with label Australia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Australia. Show all posts

Monday, September 07, 2009

Bushwalking In Australia

Bushwalking an ideal sport for those who seak adventure. Bushwalking is also known as hiking, or simply walking and enjoyed by those who love the outdoors. Australia a land of extraordinary beauty covered with vegetation, animals, birds, scenic beauty added more to its Bushwalking. Bushwalking is one of the major tourist attractions of Australia. Queensland, Tasmania , New South Wales and Victoria are among the favourite bush walking spots of Australia. If you went to Tasmania then March and April are ideal time to visit and If Victoria then April to June is the best suitable time. While walking through bush you can see the natural beauty of rainforests with large trees. Some people love to take bath in waterfalls come in the way of bushwalking. Also you can know here about the regions most popular flora and fauna while walking through trails. Dorrigo National Park has some finest track ideal for bushwalking having stunning views.

Tasmania has some of the most sought after bush walking destinations. Tasmania is the world`s most mountainous island. Some of them are 1600 metres high. The Wilderness World Heritage Area comprising Wild Rivers, Walls Of Jerusalem, Cradle Of Mountain etc. The most famous track is the Overland Track.

West Australia also attracts a number of bush walking enthusiasts from all across the world. Covered with exotic flora and fauna, group of mountains etc. The Bibbulmun Track, Bungle Range, Kimberley , Pilbara are some of the top of the line haunts and make your trip a memorable one. Yanchep National Park offers diversity of flora and fauna and the bushwalker enjoy a lot here.

Queensland is one of the popular place for bushwalking. The climate is mainly tropical here. April to September is the best time to visit for Bushwalking. Some of the famous areas are Lamington National Park, Border Ranges, Carnarvon Gorge, Cooloola National Park, Sundown National Park, Girraween National Parks, Fraser Island, Boonoo National Park etc. Mt. Barney is the most impressive park for bushwalkers. This is the highest mountain in southern Queensland.
Mount Bogong is the most popular track in Victoria. Summer, early autumn and late spring is the perfect time to visit. Mount Feathertop is next famous place for bushwalkers. It is also second highest summit.
Actually Bush walking is a way to know Australia better, whether its wildlife, its species, flora & fauna, culture, and much more. Bush walking is a good exercise because walking through trails you can take fresh air which helps to make you healthy and your mind be fresh. If somebody new to the place they can take help from Bushwalking clubs. They help you to make your trip to bushwalking more easy. Overall if you want something different and new experience then definitely try Bushwalking. You will surely enjoy, explore Australia and have fun with your dear ones.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bondi Beach

Australia trip is incomplete without a visit to Bondi beach.Bondi Beach is one of the Australia's most famous beach. It is about one kilometre long. It is situated in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs, in New South Wales on the East coast of Australia.The beach is divided into yellow and red flags for swimmers.It is one of the main tourist spot of Australia. It is a sandy beach and very popular among tourists. Bondi Beach is the third most visited site in Sydney after the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Bondi Beach was added to the Australian National Heritage list in 2008.

Bondi Beach is one of the best places for scuba diving. It is a series of steep cliff walls, which run along one of the best spots for scuba diving in Australia.

Bondi Beach is also well known area for surfing due to its waves.Generally surfing is done on the southern end of the beach. You should visit Bondi during the annual City of Surf Fun Run when thousands of runners reach to Bondi Beach. It is the most crowded event took place here and a large number of visitors come here to enjoy this amazing event.It is also a popular place amongst runners, skaters and cyclists. The beach is also a stunning place to walk during summer. Bondi has an relaxed atmosphere and ideal location for surfing. The water of the beach is so clear. The beach is moon shaped bay full of white sands which adds more to its beauty.

Bondi beach is one of the safest beach for swimming in Australia.The beach is delimited by the red and yellow ‘flags’.Swimmers should stay between those flags so they can be watched by the lifeguards.They provide full safety to the visitors. In Bondi beach you can also find a park, beach volley courts etc.

Bondi hosts many events and Festivals throughout the year. Some of them are Kite flying Festival, Sculptures by the Sea, End point of the City to Surf fun run and many more. So visiting during festival time you could understand the culture,people and festivals of Australia. This is the busiest time of the year.
It is also home of the famous Bondi Icebergs swimming club where some swimmers, swim in the chilly Bondi Baths on winter Sundays. It is a different experience for those who haven`t done it before.

The best way to reach bondi beach is through buses which you can easily get at a regular interval of 10 minutes.There are many seafood restaurants,cafes and clubs on the way to Bondi junction. So,Bondi is not only a beach but also a place of surfing,scuba-diving,beach of festivals and events,way full of restaurants,bars,clubs,a nice beach for experience sun and bath. Bondi offers many budget trip holidays.No one should miss it.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. It is often known as one of the wonders of the world. It is composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands scattered for over 3,000 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometers. It consists of 3,000 coral reefs and many islets, atolls and coral cays. The Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world's largest coral reef. It supports a wide diversity of life, and was selected as a World Heritage Site. The reef is a very popular tourists spot. Most of the Reef is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It was declared as a national park. The Great Barrier Reef has a very rich biodiversity consist of important sea creatures like Whales, Dolphins, porpoises and turtles of more than six different types and also dwarf minke whale, Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, and the humpback whale, salt water crocodile, sharks, stingrays etc. The Great Barrier Reef is a breeding area for humpback whales and is also the habitat of a few endangered species including the Dugong (Sea Cow) and large Green Sea Turtle.

Corals - Great Barrier Reef uniqueness comes from its three thousand coral reefs, islands, cays and lagoons, which are all at different stages of development. The reefs are the product of ten thousands years, during which the oceans rose to their present level after the last Ice Age. Small creatures known as coral polyps join together to form colonies of coral makes the reef. The coral reef can grow only in areas where there are sunlight. The most appropriate environment for coral is shallow warm water where there is a lot of water movement, where the water is salty, low in nutrients and plenty of light. Live coral is coloured by algae, but dead coral is white. Polyp looks like a jelly-like blob surrounded by a ring of tentacles on top. The busiest time in the reef is during night when the coral polyps feed, pushing out their multi-colored tentacles to entrap tiny sea creatures and plants called plankton. The reef looks like full of flowers when the billion of tentacles come out. The coral islands are home to all sorts of sea birds such as frigate birds, gannets, gulls, noddies, sea eagles, shearwaters and terns. Female turtles can be seen laying their eggs here during the summer. The sheer beauty of its fish and coral waterscapes draws two million tourists annually who come to see the underwater spectacle via diving, snorkeling and glass-bottom boating.

Sea Creatures - 17 species of sea snake live on the Great Barrier Reef. More than 1,500 species of fish live on the reef, including the red-throat emperor, red bass, clownfish, and several species of snapper and coral trout. Six species of sea turtles come to the reef to breed – the green sea turtle, hawksbill turtle, loggerhead sea turtle, leatherback sea turtle,olive ridley and the flatback turtle. A large group of dugongs live here. In mangrove and saltmarshes near the reef Salt water crocodiles lived.

Scuba Diving - This spectacular area has also become one of the top scuba diving sites in the world. There are 16 exclusive dive sites on 4 spectacular outer reefs. These are Thetford, Pellowe, Milln and Flynn. The dive sites have an average depth ranging from approximately 30 to 80 feet. Scuba Diving is most refreshing, entertaining and thrilling. Its tropical climatic conditions makes it popular for Scuba Diving. The sea is calm, throughout the year. Due to which this place has acquired for the activity of scuba diving.

Exploring the Great Barrier Reef is exciting, safe and easy. You can snorkel or scuba dive on boat trips with experienced crew on hand to supervise.Because of its natural beauty, both below and above the water's surface, the Great Barrier Reef has become one of the worlds most sought tourist destinations.