Christmas is over and we still have 2 months of winter to go, so why not cheer yourselves up with a trip down under to the ever-sunny Australian coastline or give yourself something to look forward to by planning a trip for later in the year. At Amity Travel we are experts in tailor made travel and in particular self-drive and escorted touring around Australia.
The most popular itinerary for first time visitors to Australia is an east coast extravaganza taking in the Icons of Sydney and the Barrier Reef as well as some of the less well-known sites but equally inspiring such as Fraser Island and Lamington National Park. Soft adventure is very is very popular, Treetop walks and 4 wheel drive tours through the dense sub-tropical rainforest, with time out at Lake Mckenzie to swim in the crystal clear waters and marvel at your surroundings, that could easily be mistaken for an idyllic beach in the Indian Ocean, all of this and much more can be found as meander up the east coast.
A typical itinerary will include time in Sydney; this exciting and vibrant city always has plenty to offer from breathtaking Harbour views to singing waiters at the Opera House. Once out of town the 800-mile drive north to Brisbane has plenty of opportunities to break the journey and you can expect the warmest of welcomes with The Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and Port Stephens amongst the most popular stopover destinations. As you amble up the coast your time will be easily spent with bushwalking, fine dinning, wine tasting, dolphin watching, surfing, in fact the list is almost endless.
On arrival in Brisbane we recommend that you hand back the car and let Queensland Rail take control, the journey North to Cairns on the Spirit of Queensland, is a fantastic experience where you get the opportunity unwind and relax in the company of you fellow passengers. The rail journey north to Prosperine and the Whitsundays is very much part of the whole holiday experience rather than just a means of travel. Try out the new RailBed an Australian first, the revolutionary RailBed is a spacious and comfortable seat by day that includes a state-of-the-art personal entertainment system, a 240v PowerPoint and a USB point. In the evening, the on-board team convert the seat to a lie-flat bed with all linen provided, making sure that on arrival at Proserpine you will be fresh and ready for your Whitsunday adventure. These picture perfect islands with endless ways to explore will keep you busy for several days, with opportunities to visit the Great Barrier Reef, picnic on the pristine sand of Whitehaven Beach, stroll around Hamilton Island Harbour and visit Wild Life Hamilton Island, where you have the opportunity to cuddle a Koala before heading back to the mainland.
The final leg of the journey is taken on the state-of-the-art Tilt Train from Proserpine to Cairns. Cairns is the central hub for Tropical North Queensland and has an array of accommodation options to suite all tastes and makes for a great base to visit the Reef and rainforests of this region.
A day out on the Reef is an absolute must where you will have time to snorkel or dive and learn about this amazing eco system. For those who do not wish to get their feet wet there are glass bottom boat and semi submersible options. The Rain forest is the other great attraction, taking the Kuranda Rail service up the mountain makes for a wonderful experience for adults and children alike.
Having spent time at Kuranda Village, what better way to return than by Skyrail. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience spans 7.5kms over Australia’s superb tropical rainforests. You’ll glide just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest at Skyrail’s two rainforest mid-stations for the ultimate tropical rainforest experience.
These are just a few of the many holiday ideas available; to find the perfect travel itinerary to suite your needs you should contact the Australia experts at Amity Travel Tailor Made, today.
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