Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia and is
the state capital of Victoria, Located on the
northern and eastern shorelines of Port Phillip, it is a leafy bayside
community on the 'upside-down' Yarra River. Also
the home of Australian Tennis Open and the famous Melbourne
Cricket Ground and the very unique hook turn.
Tasmania has a fascinating heritage, dramatic and
beautiful landscapes, a spectacular wilderness full of wildlife, wildflowers
and wonderful food.
The Cradle mountain
area is replete with some unique wildlife and the hike up Mt
Amos provided a breathtaking view of Wineglass bay.
The first thing
that catches your attention in this beautiful country are
the warm sunny smiles and ubiquitous refrain - 'G'day mate'.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world
Australia is one of the powerhouses of the Asia-Pacific
region - a vibrant economy, a wonderfully friendly set of
people, the diverse landscape and some of the most unusual
flora and fauna in the world.
country that stretches over 3 times zones from the tropical
forests in Northern Queensland, the wine regions of
South Australia, the wonderfully planned capital city, the
wildlife reserves in the Northern Territory, the
monolithic Uluru rock, rural Tasmania, the man made
splendors of Sydney and Melbourne to the distant
western cities of Perth and Freemantle.
We explored the
lush tropical areas of the Cape Tribulation area, flew over
the incomparable Great Barrier Reef, visited the very unique
Cradle mountain in the heart of Tasmania and drove through the
breathtaking Great Ocean road to the 12 apostles. Our visit to
Uluru was highlighted by a thunderstorm that provided some
unbelievable views of the sacred rock. And yes, we also had
a chance to take in a cricket match featuring the world
champion Australian team at the picturesque Adelaide Oval.
The largest Australia city,
Sydney is situated on Australia's south-east coast. It is
noted for the breathtaking Sydney Opera House, imposing the Harbor Bridge and its
beaches. One of the prettiest cities in the world, the metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks,
famous wine regions
and contains many bays, rivers and inlets.
Uluru, also referred to as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock
formation in the southern part of
the Northern Territory in central Australia. Kata Tjuta (The
Olgas) and Uluru are the two major features of the Uluru - Kata
Tjuta National Park. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara and
Yankunytjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area.