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Top Australian Experiences – Mind-Blowing Encounters

The gorgeous Australian continent offers one a marvelous set of encounters that are hard to beat. Helping you create the ultimate bucket list, our top experiences guarantee a whirlwind holiday.

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Sail Along the Kimberley

Covering an expanse of 423,000sqkms the Kimberley is tipped to be one of the earth’s last surviving outback environs. The stunning wilderness is home to deep tawny gorges, winding river systems and a rugged Australian outback. Your best experience of Kimberley would be via cruise ship navigating along the narrow river systems. From your boat, you can easily observe the lush waterfalls, sun-bleached beaches and stunningly blue waters. The intricate river system gives you to access deep into the area making exploring by boat the best encounter of the Kimberley.

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Visit Ningaloo Marine Park

Explore Australia’s western coast when you visit the Ningaloo Marine Park. The best encounter there would be a chance to swim with giant whale sharks. Come mid-March and mid-July these gentle giants show up in Ningaloo following the mass breeding of coral. The whale sharks which grow up to lengths of 18 metres are quite gentle and harmless.

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Lord Howe Island is Fascinating

Coined the star of New South Wales this island is located 660kms off the northern coast. Just the place to visit from Adelaide hotels the island is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage destinations. Sitting pretty on the Pacific the landmass is home to stunning geographical formations and a unique collection of flora and fauna. The place is tipped to be one of the earth’s most pristine locations with almost 70% of the island remaining as an unspoilt virgin territory. Lord Howe is surrounded by a bountiful coral reef and is just 2 hours from Sydney making it a favourite leisure destination by corporate visitors to the cosmopolitan city. In fact, if you find yourself visiting the continent on business plenty of accommodation providers amongst which is Oaks Hotels & Resorts – Corporate offer well-located lodging for mixing business with leisure.

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Diving with the Great Whites

Visit Port Lincoln and get that adrenaline fix; dive amongst the Great Whites and enjoy the thrills of up close and personal encounters. Offering a 100% non-fatality rate the popular cage dives offer the ultimate experience. Well-seasoned tour operators take out groups of tourists to areas off the coast of Port Lincoln abounding in sharks, fur seals and sea lions. Remember to take on this tour by clearing your agenda for the rest of the day as it is a full day at sea.

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Drive along Great Ocean Road

Melbourne’s iconic attraction Great Ocean Road is an invigorating treat. A drive along the beautiful coastal roads as they twist and turn along rustic cliffside routes is a rare treat. Explore surf destinations Bells Beach and Torquay before arriving at the site of the Twelve Apostles. There you can admire the limestone cliffs standing sentinel at sea and enjoy the lush surroundings. Explore Otway National Park trek to stunning waterfalls and lookout for magnificent whales from the environs of celebrated Warrnambool.

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