Australia Tourist Guide
Travelling on Australia's waterways offers the chance to
discover a picturesque coastline, stunning rural scenes of the
outback and the world's largest marine park. Few travel experiences
can rival the excitement of sailing into the glistening Sydney
harbor or cruising over the Great Barrier Reef. Larger than the
Great Wall of China and the only living thing visible from space,
the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural
world. It is probably the most appealing destination for visitors
to Australia wanting to experience the country by boat. Enjoy a
leisurely cruise through the heart of the great Murray River,
between the Blanchetown area and Murray Bridge, and the
breathtaking riverlands of South Australia.
The mighty Murray River in Mildura remains one of Australia's
richest agriculture regions and a popular tourist destination.
Meandering waterways breathe life into the striking red soil,
creating fertile crops such as oranges and grapes and offers varied
tapestry of landscapes. Cruise through miles of gorges, millions of
years old. Take a small boat safari of the pristine wetlands, visit
a riverside village, or take a nocturnal eco-tour before a
riverside barbeque. Discover golden sandstone cliffs towering over
blue-green lagoons, majestic red gum forests under endless blue
skies and green irrigated farmlands against red desert plains.
Australia offers a diverse combination of sights, cultures and
activities. Australia's most popular ports of call are on its east
coast, and The Great Barrier Reef is easily accessible from this
side of the country. But Australia has even more to offer visitors
wishing to explore the country from the luxury and comfort of a
cruise ship or river boat.
Australia's biggest attraction is its natural beauty; it is a
land of contrasts - topographical, cultural, physical, and
meteorological; from endless sun baked horizons to dense tropical
rainforest to cool southern beaches. Scattered along the coasts,
its cities blend a European gusto for art and food with a laid back
love of sport and the outdoors.
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