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Yanchep Ntl Park
Yanchep is a Park north of Perth, you can get there in about 45 minutes driving.
It is a very nice oportunity to see some of the local wildlife as well as a beautiful surrounding.
It is really green there, a place to come back to yourself.
There are some bush walks in the park.
A very nice one is the walk around the Lake (Loch Mc Ness - were there scottish persons here?)
The Crystal Cave with its wonderful view on stalaktites and stalagmites and its great accoustics can also be rent for weddings and such .... with light and music this is a real romantic place.
Meals and Drinks you can have at Yanchep Inn and Chawn Mia Tea Rooms.
Activities like posing with a Koala, listening to the Aboriginal people or guided tours through the Cave from 8 am to 5 pm.
Directions: 45 minutes north of Perth
west coast Australia
Alice Springs itself is a nice little town, but not really a "must see".
But it is the biggest Town in the Middle of Australia and it is THE starting point for any trip to :
the Ayers Rock (say: Uluru),
the Olgas, (Kata Tjuna)
the Kings Creek Canyon,
the Glen Helen Gorge,
So Australias Middle is not really the middle of Nowhere.... and the big little town a must.
The picture is taken on Anzak Hill.
On the picture you can see the hills in the background: Its the MacDonnel Ranges and the doorway they are building is the Heavytree Gap. Here the Todd River comes through - and the Road: Stuart Highway. In times with much water the road is flooded regularly.
Rottnest is the Island right in front of Perth.
There are different Ferries that can take you there - just check the prices out at the harbour.
Rottnest Island itself isn?t very big. There are two possibilities to get around (no cars on the island).
One is the bus (around 5.50 AUS), where you can get out and in at different stops. The bus drives every full hour.
The other possibility is by bike.
Since the island is quite flat, the road good and you can stop and drive on whenever and wherever you want, I think it is the nicer option.
Also you can really enjoy the views and have a look at the beaches and wonderful spots you come along.
The drive around the island (just one main road) is about 15 km, but you can extend it at the west end (out a one-way road 4 km and back) and at a little loop in the south (1.5km).
Any way it isn't too much stress to drive around the island in that one day and enjoy all the viewpoints and have something to eat at a beach and have a good look at the Quokkas (those rat-like big animals the island has it's name from), they are actually quite cute.
Back on the ferry at 4.45 pm, and back in Perth at around 7 p.m.
Directions: Island in front of Perth, West Coast Australia
Maheno Wreck, Fraser
The worlds largest sand island, 123 km long, at the southern coast of Queensland.
Dunes, Lakes, Forest, Sandstone Cliffs, Wrecks on the beach, Dingoes, etc.
here you find an interesting eco-system, free to be explored by you.
You can get there by boat or airplane, explore it in group-buses or by yourself - you choose. Stay one day or overnight or more. 3 days and you can see it all.
This island is worth more than just one trip!
Have a look at these:
My Fraser Pages
Directions: East Coast Australia
The Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park are stone-columns standing in hundreds in a wide landscape.
There are several theories how they developed, but however, they look very interesting.
Surrounded by sand, which is almost the same color as the stone, it is important to wait for the right light, if you want to make really good pictures. So, if you have the time, go at sunrise or sunset (also look at the picture under the travel tips for the Pinnacles).
Oh, and if you go there, beware of the annoying australian fly. I have never seen a worse species.
Good Place to stay is in Cervantes, a small town close to the park.
Address: West Coast
Sydney Opera from Harbor Bridge
The Opera House (and the Harbour Bridge) are the icons of this town and whoever goes there will not be back without a lot of pictures of these two.
But there s more to this big City.
Here are the attractions:
The Opera House – most interesting Architecture (some people refer to it as the copulating tortoises)
-Darling Harbour. magnificent views,the IMAX theatre and lots of bars and restaurants around the waterfront. Best views at night.
Here you also find the Sydney Aquarium. It makes a great visit with ist underwater way.
Australian National Maritime Museum- have a look at the big ships.
-Taronga Zoo. Animals anf good views on the city
-A monorail drives through this area. Many Stopps and interesting views.
-On Sydney Harbour you can take a water taxi, make a sightseeing tour, dine with a view.
-Sydney Harbour Bridge can be walked. You can go there on the level where also the traffic drives (the access is not so easy to find) or climb it. The last is very expensive and I think the views from normal stage are good enough (see picture).
-The AMP Tower, 300m high is one of the impressive buildings of Sydneys skyline. You can go up (best at dawn) have a look at the city and maybe some food in the turning restaurant.
-Queen Victoria Building. Excellent shopping in a special surronding.
-Kings Cross. Used to be the Red ligth district. Ist still one of the interesting places to go for nightlife.
-Beaches around Sydney: Manly, Harboard, Dee Why, Clovelly, Narabeen, Curl Curl, Whale Beach and Palm Beach. Also Bondi Beach
The webpage shows a panorama shot from the air. Great viewing!
Little River Gorge
Buchan is the entrance to this charming and wild Hinterland (back-country): Snowy River Country
The roads are mostly gravel, but in good condition.
You also don?t see many cars, the less, the further you get.
Also it is not so easy to get an accomodation.
But let me tell you, the experiences are great.
Visit the Little River Gorge, and Little River Falls (both not "Little" at all.
Have a swim in Snowy River
Look for the Mc Knilop Bridge after a wild drive over gravel and dirt.
My Buchan Pages
Directions: East Coast Australia,
beginning behind Buchan
More Nature, this time with a lot of water. This Park makes a nice Detour from classical Highway No 2.
If you drive in there you will have to take the Ferry at some point (If you do not want to get back the same way). Some Car Hire Firms do prohibit this. Take care.
But its a real nice and quiet and picturesque Park. I wouldn't like to have missed it.
One one side you have the big lakes (see pic)
- then a short stretch of land
and on the other side you have the Sea with the beaches.
There are also real sandy beaches around here. And real quiet ones too.
Directions: Get off Highway Nr. 2 at Bungwahl or Buladelah.
Drive in the direction of the Ocean
then down to Hawks Nest.
Wilson Promontory Ntl Park -located 200 km south east of Melbourne. I am sure it is a much liked weekend-destination.
But if you are there, you can really feel away from it all.
It is a small, wild paradise.
Granite-Stone Hills over Dshungle-like forest. And a wild Ocean Shore with some sandy strips.
Information Centre is at Tidal River
There are a lot of good walks you can make in here, or stay at the beach or do some water sport.
There are also quite a lot of wombats (cute things, but sometimes with lots of flies)
Mount Oberon is one of these Stone-Peaks you can see hovering over the forest.
There are different ways to get up. You can walk from the base - or you drive as far as you can and walk from there.
In the second case it is an easy 3.2 km walk. Signs say it would take about 2 hours, but it is possible to make it a lot faster, if you want to and if you have some good condition....
The way goes through the woods first, which look quite like rain forest. Up and up and up, and suddenly you are in the clouds and come out of the forest.%c*
The view from the top is spectacular and you should really enjoy it (at least you earned it by climbing up here, right?)
Directions: 200km east of Melbourne
Australia East Coast
The Great Ocean Road that goes along this wild coastline is a real Scenic Road with lots of stops and lots of views.
Have a closer look at this wild coast and its sand stone cliffs!
And for the visitors: all the information you need you will find on the many viewing points.
But beside Port Campbell National Park, the Twelve Apostels and the Shipwreck Coast, there is also the Otway Ntl Park with lighthouse and a jungle-walk.
My Great Ocean Road Pages
Directions: East Coast Australia
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