Australia – you’re spoilt for choice

Sydney Opera House by  Corey Leopold (Creative Commons)

Sydney Opera House by Corey Leopold (Creative Commons)

You’re planning a trip to Australia? Quite difficult to decide where to go. From pulsating metropolises like Sydney, Canberra or Melbourne to the lonesome and endless prairies of the Outback, you can experience a wide range of cultural highlights and natural beauties. Here just one proposal for a tour in the southeast of this great continent:

Adelaide – Sydney

Starting at Adelaide you can reach Sydney in about six days. Adelaide Airport is an international airport so that you will have no problems to find flights leaving from London. With a flight time of about 20 hours there are however no non-stop flights. Usually there’s a stopover at Dubai, Singapore or another Asian airport. Offers for well-price flights you can find here. Arrived at Adelaide the route first leads you through the lovely Adelaide hills, a wine-growing district. So you can certainly end your day with a wine tasting in one of the wineries near Tanunda. On your way to Clare, don’t miss a stop at the Mengler Hill Lookout and enjoy the fantastic view over Barossa Valley. You want to get an impression of the desert? Then you should choose the mining region of Broken Hills your next station and discover the artefacts of the aborigines in Mutawintji National Park or the impressing rock formation “Walls of China” in Mungo National Park. Cobar, Wellington and Bathurst are further destinations on your way to Sydney and slowly you get to the wonderful Blue Mountains with the “Three Sisters” as well-known landmark. Katoomba is the ideal starting point for further excursions and hiking tours in the Blue Mountains National Park.

Sydney

When you finally reach Sydney, you hopefully have still some time to discover this gorgeous metropolis, which is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A harbour tour offers you a beautiful look at the city. Highlights of your sightseeing tour are the Opera House, Sydney Tower and the Botanic garden. You have visited enough cultural sites? Then dive into the fabulous shops and markets of The Strand Arcade, Queen Victoria Building and Paddington Markets and enjoy a very special shopping trip.

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