Get Out of Town to Australia


Jennifer Wayland with Island Travel Group has the must see places in Australia.

3 Regions of Australia:
Tropical: same weather year-round
Outback: desert-like
The southern, Mediterranean has 4 seasons but much milder than here in the U.S. 

Rocks markets every Friday and Saturday for local made goods.

Opera House – a guided tour will blow you away; a show is the best – they have much more than opera shows; comedy, theatre.

Beautiful park of gardens behind Opera House
Climb bridge during sunset or sunrise-most popular too

A harbor cruise is a must
Go for a bicycle tour! Stop at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels; famous for Pie Floater (mashed potatoes green peas and gravy in a pastry)

Bondi Beach is a great place to learn to surf

Blue mountains – forrest of Eucalyptus trees (great smells)

Melbourne is huge city, a cultural melting pot and old and new architecture. Melbourne has wonderful Cafe Culture – sidewalk cafe’s; must: Lanes and Arcades Walking tour

I highly recommend that you dine in the Colonial Tram Car Restaurant

Golf in australia (lots of kangaroos on the courses) and Australia has the World’s longest golf course

Australia hosts lots of sporting events: Formula One, Tennis Open, Australian Rules Football, Melbourne Cup horse race; they love their sports and horse racing.
Great Ocean Road is like Big Sur drive in CA – a great self-drive  where you will see the 12 apostles. They call it The Great Southern Touring Route – we will provide a great map and itinerary

Adelaide: City of churches 
more restaurants per capita than anywhere in the world, Rundle Mall, Penfolds Magill Estates makes a grange wine (like drinking liquid velvet)- do the tour. At Penfolds you can make your own wine. 

Lots of wine regions – all within 20 minutes from Adelaide; 
Outback:  people live under ground; stay at Desert Cave Hotel underground. 

Kangaroo Island; kangaroos are so friendly, they come right up to you; our guide said one time one hopped into his card – and the only way to get him out was to open the other door; kangaroos only hop forward/not backward. 

In the Northern Territory: Now, when you talk about not looking the same in pictures, Ayers Rock stands taller than the Empire State building and it’s 5 miles around it’s base.

Stay at the Crocodile Hotel

Brisbane is the capital of Australia and a good place to Cuddle a koala – can only be done in a couple of places in Australia; talk to us – we will tell you where.

South of there you have the gold coast, like Miami, you might say.
North of there you have Cannes (cans), the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Kurranda is a fabulous day tour where you meet aboriginees, you’ll take a train through several tunnels on the way; take a tram through the rainforest on the way back. 

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