Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Great Ocean Road in Winter




Thousands flock to the Great Ocean Road in the summertime.  It's their chance to see the sun dance across the ocean, over the Twelve Apostles and set in the background of Port Campbell National Park.  The road is 243 kilometres that hugs the coast and is the best road trip in all of Australia.  The entire length of the road boasts some of the best views in the country, there are photo opportunities around every corner, and the local wildlife are out and about to see.  Theres no doubt this is THE place to visit in Victoria.  And every person who has taken the Great Ocean Road Tour will agree.  But majority of visitors take their trip out to the Great Ocean Road in the summer when really, winter is where its at.

Visiting the GOR during the summer is great for the sun, but winter has more advantages than you think.  For one, tourists.  They are basically nonexistent during these months.  This means more time to take fantastic photos, more one-on-one time with your guide, and no lines!  Thats worth going in
winter alone  Its a win-win situation. 

Another reason to do a Great Ocean Road Tour in the winter is the weather.  Yes, the weather.  Just because its winter doesnt mean its going to be snowing.  Winter months on the Great Ocean Road can be windy, but they are rarely wet.  What this means is that it doesnt rain as much, giving you a dry tour where you can enjoy the ruggedness of the south coast in all its roaring glory. 

Speaking of wind, thats another advantage to seeing the Great Ocean Road in winter.  The strong winds on the southern sea really showcase the strength and power of the ocean with its huge crashing waves and rising tides.  Watching the ferocious waves crash hard on to the sea shore with its pounding sound makes you realise how big of an impact the oceans strength has in the development and erosion of the coast.

But of all the advantages of doing a Great Ocean Road Tour in the winter is the whales!  Whales migrate this time of year from Antartica and are continuously seen breaching the water along the Great Ocean Road.  The most popular whale sighted is the Humpback, who are always making their way around Apollo Bay and onwards.  Winter is a great time to visit, and doing a Great Ocean Road Tour in these months is completely worth it.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

TOUR OF THE WEEK – 1 DAY GREAT BARRIER REEF TOUR




The Great Barrier Reef is Australia’s most coveted tourist destination. Named as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, it boasts a stunning coral landscape filled with colourful sea life and breath-taking scenery. The many islands it holds within its clutches and the numerous dive spots make it the perfect place for a day trip.

Our Great Barrier Reef Tours expose you to the incredible underwater world and teach you about the many different facets of the reef – from habitats and history, to conservation and what the future holds.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm
We start early at 7.30am so you can get a full day’s worth of viewing under your belt, and there’s no better way to kick start your Great Barrier Reef adventure than with a light breakfast. We’ll serve up platters of fruit, tea, and coffee to get you going, before we head to the Outer Reef, one of the most magical parts of this natural phenomenon.

Learn the Ropes
As we glide through the incredible backdrop of pristine blue waters and paradise shorelines,
you’ll learn all about snorkelling and diving equipment from our experts, so that when we arrive at the first site, Hastings Reef, you’re all set to go without any hanging around.
Here, you’ll get to dip below the sea’s surface and marvel at a whole new world that opens up below water level. This area is known for its captivating marine life and you can get up close and personal with a range of majestic creatures using the free equipment provided. You can also take a tour on a glass-bottomed boat or take a beginner’s dive – don’t worry, you don’t have to have any previous experience to join in the fun.
By lunchtime, all that exploring will have whipped up an appetite, so we’ll provide a delicious barbecue on board the boat to refuel before the afternoon’s adventures. These take place as Breaking Patches, a serene expanse of shallow lagoons home to all manner of turtles.

The Great Barrier Reef for Kids
This trip is perfect for all the family. Children can enjoy the optional extras aimed at younger members of the family, whilst learning important information about the reef as a habitat for marine life. For the less-experience swimmers, there’s an option to take a tour on a glass-bottomed boat where little ones can view the majestic sea life from a safe place. But, for the more adventurous youngsters, we provide flotation devices so they can get out there and immerse themselves in this incredible part of the world. 

Thursday, 9 July 2015

HEAD TO AUSTRALIA’S NORTH TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES



As winter takes hold in Australia it’s time to reassess your options. After months spent enjoying high temperatures, outdoor activities, and generally soaking up the sun-baked atmosphere, it’s time to start thinking about things to do when it’s a little cooler.
Or, alternatively, try and chase summer. If you’re a real sun-seeker then heading north is a great idea at this time of year – temperatures are much warmer and there are still loads of things to keep you busy during the winter months. So what kind of things can you get up to?

Head to Uluru
Tucked away in the whimsical orange glow of the outback, Uluru is one of Australia’s most famous landmarks. Situated in the eternally hot outback it boasts high temperatures year round, which makes it the perfect place to soak up some winter sun whilst diving into the culture and natural beauty of Australia.
Uluru tours let you explore the history and rich heritage of the region via the Aboriginal
community and the ancient landmarks. They also expose you to some of the most stunning scenes in Australia and keep your mind off those pesky winter months for a short while.

Find out More about our Uluru Tours http://ulurutoursaustralia.com.au/

Get to the Great Barrier Reef
Situated off the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef lies to the north of Australia and harbours warm temperatures for most of the year. Even when winter sets in, the pristine blue waters remain the perfect place to catch some last minute sunshine.
With Great Barrier Reef tours you can undertake a wealth of adventurous pursuits, including snorkelling amongst the colourful underwater world, taking diving lessons to dig a little bit deeper into the natural surroundings, and whizz through the breath-taking landscape on a boat. As well as indulging in a little winter sunshine, you can get to grips with one of the world’s most magical places.   

Find Out more about our Great Barrier Reef Tours http://www.greatbarrierreeftourscairns.com.au/


Catch Some Rays in Cairns
Cairns, also known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, is situated in the north of Australia and boasts pleasant temperatures for most of the year. Whilst the south of the country is welcoming much cooler weather in the winter months, Cairns is still shining brightly.
Cairns tours offer a whole load of fun activities, and there’s never a dull moment in this adventurous, beautiful place. From sailing, diving, and snorkelling trips to days spent soaking up the rich heritage of the region at Aboriginal cultural centres, there is something for every taste and interest. 

Find Out more about our Cairns Tours http://cairnstoursaustralia.com.au/