The Land Down Under is positively bursting at its seams with incredible adventure and nature experiences for discerning travelers to enjoy. Since its earliest times, Australia has been known for its amazing landscapes, its gorgeous vistas, its rugged Outback and for a unique array of things that can't be experienced anywhere else on Earth. No matter where your sensibilities may lie, there's bound to be an exciting opportunity with your name on it here. From trying your hand at an Outback cattle drive to diving in the largest coral reef, in the world regardless of your level of fitness or your outdoor prowess, there is sure to be something unforgettable for you to experience in Australia.
Coast Along The Great Ocean Road
Experiencing unbelievable sights in Oz doesn't have to mean strapping on a rucksack and hitting a punishing trail; just outside of Melbourne, for instance, the Great Ocean Road beckons to drivers who wish to see an impressive array of things without having to rough it in the slightest. Along the way, you'll pass through some quintessentially Australian sights; the Twelve Apostles rock formations are a particular favorite, while charming seaside towns are another. There's more than just pretty sights to drink in as you travel along this route, too: The Tower Hill Nature Reserve is a topnotch way to learn a bit more about the indigenous culture of this amazing land.
Herd Cattle Out On The Open Australian Range
For those who prefer to learn by doing, few opportunities are more compelling than the Great Australian Cattle Drive. During this unforgettable experience, you'll get to do your own part to help herd cattle along Australia's most famous stock trails, the Oodnadatta Track, in South Australia. The romance and excitement of herding cattle out on the rugged open fields of this breathtaking land will undoubtedly become one of the highlights of your Australian sojourn. There are few better ways to find out what the majesty of Australia's proud ranching tradition is all about than by trying it out for yourself.
Take A Dip In The World's Largest Glass-Bottomed Swimming Pool
Without a doubt, "quirky" is one adjective that Australians bear with pride. But as large as this country is, it takes a lot to turn people's heads here. The Olsen, a new hotel in Melbourne, just stole the show, though, with the world's largest glass-bottomed pool. Suspended over Chapel Street, imagine the thrill of swimming to the bottom of the pool - and gazing at passersby down below. This is just one more example of a unique experience that you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else on the planet - and it's right here in Australia.
Explore the Adventure Capital of Australia
Pinpointing just one part of the country to explore is not an easy endeavor. That being said, if you have to pick just one region to explore while in Oz, make it the Flinders Ranges. You can take a flight over the rock basin of Wilpena Pound, whose splendor is largely unmatched in any other part of this rugged land, while taking in genuine Aboriginal art at Arkaroo Rock.
Natural Wonder Of The World: The Great Barrier Reef
If any one natural element dominates Australia, it's the Great Barrier Reef. Stretching an incredible 1,200 along the northern coast of the country, this one-of-a-kind wonder offers up ample opportunities for scuba divers and snorkelers of all experience levels to see nature's majesty in an up close and personal kind of way. Day trip operators and dive schools are at the ready to introduce you to this unbelievable place.