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International Travel in Australia & New Zealand

By Jonathan Haeber 

Just because its called the Outback doesn't mean it’s a backwater. In fact Australia has some of the most scenic sites in the world.

When traveling on an adventure tour to Australia, whether with family or solo, you should always plan a side-trip to New Zealand as well.

Some of the most scenic sites in the world reside in Australia and New Zealand. Look into these exemplary destinations:



Exploring the Aboriginal Uluru

If you prefer the beauty of untamed wilderness, you can visit the area surrounding Uluru, also known as Ayer's Rock.  Uluru is a spiritual site for the native inhabitants of Australia, the Aborigines.  It is also one of the most photographed sites in the world.

Don't plan on climbing the Rock unless you're a trained professional with permission. The Aborigines want the sacred site respected, and look down upon people climbing it.

Nevertheless, each year, many people attempt the ascent each year, against the locals' wishes. Some end up dying.  Uluru is the second largest monolith in the world (behind Mount Augustus, which is also in Australia).

New Zealand by Road

If you plan on visiting nearby New Zealand, you should give at least two weeks to explore both of the charming islands of New Zealand.

The best way to explore is by car, and a number of adventure companies offer guided road tours.

The center of outdoor adventure is in Queenstown; this can be the home base of your New Zealand outdoor adventure tour. From there, you can hike mountain glaciers, go river rafting, or kayak in the many sounds along the coastline.

Researching Adventure Tours Online

There are many great adventure tours for Australia and New Zealand becoming available.  With an adventure tour group, your New Zealand and Australia tour will go as smoothly as possible, whether you're traveling with your family, or alone.

Explore some of the links on this page to begin your tour, and enjoy your trip to the Outback! 

Sources

http://www.crystalinks.com/ayersrock.html
http://www.worldinfozone.com/facts.php?country=Australia

About the Author
Jonathan Haeber is a writer for a retail outlet in the San Francisco Bay Area.



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