The outback: for adventurers in love with the great outdoors
Arid and at first sight desolate, the Australian hinterland is in fact full of treasures. Kanku Breakaways Conservation Park is a nature reserve a few kilometers away from Coober Pedy. This is in these breathtaking landscapes that have been shot cult movies, of which the best known is Mad Max. Let yourself be captivated by this end of the world atmosphere. Stretching over nearly 20,000 square kilometers, Kakadu National Park abounds in diverse and wild landscapes. Classified as a World Heritage Site, it is home to important Aboriginal rock art sites, some of which date back more than 20,000 years. The Devils Marbles are rock formations typical of central Australia resulting from a strange natural phenomenon. Don’t hesitate to spend the night in the camp just next door, it will allow you to take great pictures at sunset and sunrise!
Animal lovers will love the city of Burnie in Tasmania where the penguin is king. A penguin colony can be observed from the Little Penguin Observation Centre. In the city center, you can also discover a representation of this little mascot. Kangaroo Island is the epitome of diversity: pristine beaches, ancient lighthouses, protected lands, underground caves, rare species of bees, penguins and kangaroos. To meet the local wildlife in the wild, visit national parks, such as the Girraween National Park. Numerous conservation programs are underway always be respectful of the fauna and flora.
Nature has a lot to offer but Australian cities are also worth a visit! Visit Sydney and its unmistakable figure of the Opera House, or stroll through the historic Darling Harbour district. Many buildings will amaze you with their modern architecture, make a detour to one of the many luxurious complexes in the city such as the Star Sydney. This establishment includes a hotel, restaurants, luxury boutiques and above all a casino where many gamblers gather. If you like games of chance but the atmosphere on site is not for you, you can also try your hand on the famous jackpot slots at Casumo. Here, you will find a lot of games and even live casino games, to have the feeling that you’re playing in a real casino. Moreover, if you’re a newly registered member, you can have a welcome bonus offer to play for free.
Don’t miss Melbourne, a coastal city where you can discover the Royal Botanical Gardens and meet friendly animals at the zoo. It is also a city of art, the National Gallery of Vicoria and the ArtVo are must-see places for any art lover. Sports enthusiasts will be happy to attend a cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground or try their hand at surfing, the country’s iconic sport. Just like in Sydney, you will find many stores and restaurants for all budgets. You can also enjoy yourself at the cinema or the casino.
If you’re not a fan of big cities, head to Nimbin, a hippie village known for its tolerance to soft drug use. Many travelers stop there to discover this hippie atmosphere and taste local products. Every year, the famous Grass Festival brings together Cannabis consumers from all over the world with many concerts and shows. During this festival, taste the local specialties : Australians are the kings of the barbecue. Have a Lamingtons for dessert: this little cake is so popular that there is a National Lamington Day in Australia which is celebrated every year on July 21st.
Choosing Australia as a destination is the assurance of a definite change of scenery. Culture, nature, sport, everyone will find something to satisfy their desires. Don’t dream about it anymore, live it!