From the ocean to the desert there is no shortage of guided tours to take you around the spectacular sights of Australia. And the benefits are many - someone else plans the day, transport is organised (and sometimes lunch too) and of course you get to see some unique places and stunning natural wonders. But the other upside of taking a guided tour is how much fun your 'holiday snaps party' will be when you dazzle family and friends with an interesting fact to accompany every single photo! Warning: This sentiment might not be shared by said family and friends.
So what are you waiting for? Book a tour today and may we suggest starting with these spectacular places...
Flinders Reef is one of the most beautiful snorkel sites in Queensland. Hailed by divers and snorkelers alike for its pristine conditions and stunning visibility year round, Flinders Reef is known for the abundance of different species of turtles, which inhabit the entire reef system. It has the highest number of coral species of any sub-tropical reef system along Australia’s East Coast. Swim throughs and pinnacles are scattered throughout this reef with something new to discover each time.
Journey through the Western Australian Wheatbelt region to Wave Rock, a granite cliff 15 metres high and 110 metres long. It’s wave-like shape has been formed by erosion from weather over 2,700 million years and it’s colouring is a result of minerals being dissolved by spring water running down the rock during the wet season. There are walking trails around the base and over the top of Wave Rock where you can bask in the stunning view of the surrounding farmland, shiny salmon gum-forests, and the bush.
Located three hours north of Perth, off the scenic Indian Ocean Drive, the Pinnacles are thousands of rock spires scattered across the yellow sand dunes of Nambung National Park. They are made up of shells created by the forces of nature and date back to a time when the sand here was beneath the sea. It’s a magnificent sight of jagged stones standing in the middle of a desert of golden sand.
The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s greatest scenic coastal roads where you’ll see stunning coastal vistas, to rolling hills and pastures of the hinterland. Take in the luscious surrounds of the Otway ranges and some of the tallest eucalyptus trees in Australia. Discover the Shipwreck Coast, stroll along the historic beaches, see the amazing Loch Ard Gorge and be awestruck by the majestic Twelve Apostles while watching the sunset over this spectacular coastline. At every turn you will be blown away by the stunning scenery this part of Victoria has to offer.
Located off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on earth, and is visible from space. The 2,300km-long ecosystem is a tapestry of reefs and hundreds of beautiful unique coral islands and home to countless exotic fish, molluscs, turtles, dolphins and sharks. Go snorkelling and scuba diving to explore this underwater world, sail across its crystal clear waters or take a scenic flight to appreciate the incredible beauty of this natural wonder.
Arguably Australia’s most recognisable and fascinating icon, Uluru is a large sandstone rock formation with a total circumference of 9.4 km and stands 348 metres high, however, most of its mass is below ground level. Uluru is famous for its beautiful changing colours at different times of the day and year, most notably when it glows red at dawn and sunset. The area around Uluru has an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves, and ancient paintings to explore and there's lots of fascinating insights into the natural and cultural history to gain from this sacred region.
Moreton Bay Marine Park is an array of islands, reefs, inlets and ocean spanning 3400 km2 and stretching 125km from Caloundra to the Gold Coast. It's home to a myriad of marine species including over 700 bottle-nose dolphins, giant loggerhead turtles and the endangered dugongs. This amazing Marine Park is also the migratory path of the majestic humpback whale which visit these waters between the months of June to November. Visit the Tangalooma Wrecks and go snorkelling to see the abundance of marine life which inhabit them.