According to statistics, it is on the most distant continent - Australia - that the most dangerous insects and animals live. And you will not meet and find some inhabitants anywhere in the world!
Some clichés about Australia are accepted in society - the fact that a kangaroo will definitely knock on the house, poisonous spiders run around at every corner, and, of course, everyone knows the wonderful Sydney opera house. But is everything really scary? What do tourists need to know before heading to the country of evergreen eucalyptus trees?
Left-hand traffic and speeding tickets
A Russian traveler is unlikely to get used to the fact that cars in Australia stick to the left side of the road. And also with the fact that it is strictly forbidden to cross a certain speed mark - for this you can say goodbye to almost 15,000 thousand rubles! Therefore, Australia is a country where car accidents are very rare, drivers here are neat.
Do not be nonsense with your neighbors
Surprisingly, the way problems are solved between neighbors or passers-by is amazing. If you violated the curfew or loudly listened to music (in general, spoiled the life of neighbors), then expect unpleasant guests. For such cases, the state contains special companies that resolve conflicts between people.
Life in the center is cheaper
It seems that everyone is used to the fact that living in remote, sleeping areas is much cheaper than closer to the city center. This unspoken rule applies not only in Russia, but also in a number of other countries. In Australia, everything is different - the more centrally located apartments or houses, the cheaper. But what is the point? The thing is that for a gorgeous view from the window, namely the view of the ocean, you have to fork out. That is why houses on the outskirts are much more expensive.
What insects await an unprepared tourist?
The continent is equally divided between snakes and spiders.
None of the locals are surprised at the python crawling into a house, a store, through a sewer, into an airplane, or somewhere else. Residents are accustomed to snakes (and there are many different species in Australia), as we are to homeless cats and dogs.
The country has a record number of species of spiders - about 10,000! These poisonous creatures are found in almost every house and in any room.
Another unpleasant inhabitants are ticks. So the tourist should take care of protective equipment in advance.
Who gets up early ...
At 8:30 we meet at the Cairns hostel (the address of the reservation will be sent to the participants in advance) and after meeting the group we hit the road!
On the first day of our route we will visit Aboriginal culture center Japukai (Tjapukai), we will get acquainted with the history of the indigenous population of Australia, a big program awaits us: we will learn boomerang throwing, we will hear a real game on the ancient musical instrument Didgeridoo, we will learn a lot about the life and culture of Aboriginal people, we will see a theatrical performance with dances and songs of local residents.
Then we will head to the town of Palm Cove. Due to the proximity of the barrier reef on the Palm Cove beach, there are no big waves, which means you can swim, take photos on the stunning palm lane. Australians come to this town to enjoy a relaxing holiday, and we will plunge into this The resort's idealistic atmosphere.
This day promises to be oxygenated, because we set off on an old train, 100 years old, through the rain forest, filled with moisture and the sounds of nature - in the village of Kuranda. A train with a breeze will carry us along the waterfalls through the tunnels, we can see a riot of greenery, bordering the vast blue of the sky.
In Kuranda, a little trekking in the rainforest awaits us, boat trip, we will see crocodiles in wildlife, if we are lucky, we will see the world's only large non-flying bird of Cassowary.
We will walk around the local market, visit the mini zoo and look at souvenir shops. On the way back we will go by cable car to Cairns. Cable car over rainforest 9 kilometers away with stops at the waterfall will not leave you indifferent.
Many people on the planet who know about this unique creation, about Great Barrier Reef, dream of doing it - plunge into the blue, clear water of the Pacific Ocean with a mask. The Great Barrier Reef supports the life of a huge variety of living organisms, and thanks to this, UNESCO was chosen in 1981 as World Heritage Site. The opportunity to witness the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef attracts people from all over the world. Numerous pleasure boats with special viewing windows ply over the reefs.
Our tour is planned for the whole day, meals on the route are organized. So: Snorkeling Among the many tropical fish and corals, this is real bliss and an incredible adventure. All necessary equipment can be taken on the ship.
MEETING THE NEW YEAR 2020!
Early morning flight from Cairns to Sydney. The flight time will be 3 hours. We check into the hostel, relax a bit and go for a walk in the city center celebrate New Year 2020. People from all over the world come to see the fireworks in Sydney. We will walk through the Victorian quarters, see the famous building of the Sydney Opera House and of course, we’ll climb the famous Harbor Bridge, from where you can see the whole Sydney bay. We will buy delicious food and in the park under fireworks, among the exclamations of people from all over the world we will arrange a festive dinner and celebrate the New Year!
We are heading to the small town of Katoomba to unique natural park "Blue Mountains"that are part of Australia’s Great Dividing Range. They got their name because of the gray smog emitted by relic eucalyptus trees. Blue Mountains National Park - a ridge up to 1200 meters high, we will go down the path to the real Australian rain forest with blue eucalyptus trees, tree ferns, acacias.
Let's go about 20 km in a day with a maximum height difference of 300 meters.
Late in the evening we return to Sydney.
Early in the morning we hand over things that we don’t need in a hike to the storage room, and go for a walk in Sydney, heading to the Museum of Modern Art, take a ride on a river boat and see the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge from the water.
After lunch, we head to the city of Cronulla. We are accommodated in a hostel, then - a short walk along the promenade, the opportunity to cool off in the waves of the ocean, after which we return to our wish, check if everything is ready for the upcoming tracking. Early hang up.
Set off to the royal national park. This day you have to strain, but believe me, it's worth it! You definitely haven’t seen such species anywhere on the planet.
Sooner, at 6:30 on a boat from Kronulla we will go to the town of Bundina, where our incredible tracking along the ocean, 27 km we will go to the wild camping Nord Era. Bush thickets will be replaced by cosmic landscapes, we will see a blue sky merging with the blue ocean, steep rugged coasts and waves beating with all force, beaches with yellow and snow-white sand, we will hear the sound of water, the wind and we can feel boundless expanse.
In the evening, in an absolute reservation from the whole noisy world, we will find ourselves in an incredibly beautiful place, you can only go there on foot, and the number of people who can put up a camp is strictly limited - no more than 8 tents, so we fully we feel the unity with nature.
To the sounds of the noisy ocean, in a wild place - camping Nord Era, we will enjoy breakfast and delicious coffee, only the wind and not a soul, only our brave team and the wilderness of Australia we collect the camp and continue our journey, 20 km. along the rugged high coast - the ends of the earth.
We return from the Royal Park to Sydney by train, pick up things from the left luggage office and off to Newcastle. This is a quiet town where you fully experience the calm and happy life of Australians. In this city, no one is in a hurry, there is harmony and peace. Magical sunrises.
Group members will be asked to get up at 4:00 in the morning and head to the lighthouse to meet the sun, which leaves a huge fiery wheel over the horizon of the ocean. This is an incredible sight worthy of such an early rise. *** At the request of the participants.
And then we head to Port Stephens for a dolphin excursion, because it is here that Australians come to observe dolphins and whales, which during the migration period pass near the coast (from May to November). Port Stevens is famous for its crystal clear water, in which we have plenty of fun!
Early in the morning off to Melbourne.
Big City, Australia's second largest city, the capital of the state of Victoria, nestled around Port Phillip Bay. We are accommodated in a hostel, have a little rest and go for a walk along the main streets. The city is considered one of the main commercial, industrial and cultural centers of Australia. Melbourne is also often called the "sports and cultural capital" of the country, as it hosts many sporting and cultural events in Australia. The city is famous for its a combination of Victorian and modern architecture, numerous parks and gardens, a diverse and multinational population.
This day we will start with walks through the Victorian Botanical Garden, look into the house of Captain Cook, ride through the streets of Melbourne on an old tram, we will walk a lot, enjoying the amazing city. But this will not be enough for us, and we will go by train to the most expensive area of Melbourne, look at the setting sun on Brighton beach. This beach is unique in that it is there that there are 80 colorful houses for changing clothes, which are a tourist attraction, no matter how strange it sounds. Bright colorful houses in the rays of the setting sun, and what else is needed? Of course, warm ocean, which you can plunge after a long walk around Melbourne.
Today we go to Campbell National Park and see one of Australia's wonders is limestone cliffsThe 12 Apostles the path there lies along the Great Ocean Road, which is also the hallmark of Australia. We are waiting for an amazing view of the ocean and an individual excursion program!
Port Campbell National Park - A protected national park in the state of Victoria, located 190 km southwest of Melbourne. Along its coastline scattered a lot of bizarre rock formations, gorges, arches and grottoes. Being a part of the Shipwreck Coast, the park stores famous tourist attractions on its territory - limestone formations of the Twelve Apostles, the London Arch, Grotto Rock, the Thundering Cave and others.
In the evening we return to Melbourne.
Today is waiting for us a trip to Wilsons-Promontory National Park, one of the few places where you can meet kangaroos, wombats, ostrich Emu and koalas in wildlife. These cute animals are not as safe as they seem at first glance - we will observe safety precautions and not come close to them. We will walk 25 km, see several wild beaches that are completely different in appearance - yellow sand and cosmic stones growing out of it, white sand creaking like snow in the cold - this is something unimaginable, we will pass through eucalyptus thickets and go up to the observation point where the oxygen view opens. This full day excursion with an early climb and a late return to Melbourne, travel far.
And for dessert we have - philip islandIt is connected to the continent by a 600-meter concrete bridge, which makes it accessible to us. We will go there early in the morning and that's where we come off and do one more, maybe two thousand kangaroo pictures. At the entrance to the reserve they give out special compound feed, the kangaroos, of course, know about this and will themselves ask you. You you can feed the animal from your hands, stroke it and you will rejoice as a child. We will see koalas, wombats, important walking cassowaries, black swans.
Further we’ll go to the amazing promenade, where you will feel that you are at the very edge of the earth. Our route is coming to an end, we are in a hurry to return to Melbourne to celebrate our completion of such a busy route together with a festive dinner.
Australia is exactly the country in which you want to walk on foot in order to immerse yourself in the colorful atmosphere of the mainland as best as possible. Here is hiking is a priority type of vacation not only among tourists, but also among local residents who like to know their continent in detail and discover Australia from a different perspective in every new trip.
But even the most avid traveler can surprise this continent! So what kind of sightseeing tours to Australia, suggesting hikingare popular today and why you should definitely go to them?
Camping in Western Australia
The four-day hike to Margaret River (Cape Cape Alley) is popular walking route around Australia and a fascinating walk.
Enter the program of this walkIt’s not only the study of beaches, capes, as well as Curry forests and limestone caves, but also the opportunity to relax after a walk in ultramodern hotels on the beach.
In addition, tourists are invited to exquisite local menu and wine tasting, grapes for which are grown in this famous region.
View of the Indian Ocean from the apartments of the hotels located here, as well as relaxation in private pools will be the reward for walking the energy-intensive hike along the Margaret River.
The best time for hiking in the northern part of Western Australia - the winter half of the year, which lasts from May to October, and in the southern parts of the state - in the spring and autumn.
Australia Tourist Route - Tasmania Walks
Of course, walks in Tasmania significantly different from hiking in continental Australia.
Here and nature is more saturated, and the animal kingdom is rich in endemic.
The route of travel in Australia must include Hiking on the Freysine Peninsula, which is located on the east coast of Tasmania.
A walk spans this exotic full-length peninsula. In the course of a trip to Freysine, travelers have the opportunity enjoy the pink mountains of granite, walk in the wilds of a coastal virgin forest and relax on the clear white sand of Wineglass Bay.
Also, tourists will visit remote and rarely visited locations peninsula national park. You will be able to see with your own eyes the ancient tracks printed about 30,000 years ago, which remained from the Oyster Bay tribe. Walking around this picturesque peninsula of Tasmania is usually four day.
Another walking route in Tasmania will open for tourists beauty Australia's most spectacular World Heritage Site.
World famous Overland Track suggests a route through the Cradle Mountain National Park.
During a six day walk travelers will roam the oldest rainforests, alpine meadows, and the plain that was once covered by glaciers. Traditionally, the walkers of this route have a rest in the remote colorful huts of Dangog.
A popular walking route today is also a hike in a national park in northeast Tasmania. The token of this route is Fires Baywhose look is simply amazing.
This territory seems to have been untouched for over a thousand years. On this ancient stretch of rocky headlands and azure water you can see wide variety of wildlife Australia
South Australia Hiking
Another tourist route in Australia that will not leave you indifferent is Murray River Trekking.
The walk begins in Renmark, and her goal is beauty researchlargest river The Green Continent of the Murray River.
Travelers have the opportunity to walk around the territory internationally recognized Ramsar wetlands called Riverland.
During a hike along the overgrown paths of ancient swamps, red-gilded rocks, forests, as well as along the river and ancient lagoons can see various species of waterfowl and wild animals. The length of the route is 40 km.
Hiking Australia the best way to see the Green Continent as he is - wild and pristine. Tropical impassable forests, elegant waterfalls, exotic unique animals and spending the night in colorful hotels - not all that can be obtained from a hike in the Australian forests and coasts.
Also, travelers are invited along with exploring the beauties of the mainland, try high quality australian wines and seafood.