Australian Travel Guide provided by Lucy Sydney Escort
Follow the rainbow on the Great Barrier Reef.
Sitting off the northeast coast, the Great Barrier Reef is composed of 3,000 individual reefs and coral islands stretching an almost unbelievable 1,500 miles. Within this amazing ecosystem there are over 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish, and 4,000 kinds of mollusks, as well as dugongs, more affectionately known as sea cows, and endangered green turtles, among other sea creatures. Amid the 600 islands, you'll find 25 beautifully placed resorts. To get a Jacques Cousteau-like peek at the reefs, there are expedition-style cruises and dive boats. You can also experience the Reef through day trips to sand islands or pontoons.
While filming on location, cast members enjoyed some exhilarating adventures. Some rented luxury waterfront properties in the Kimberley, while others headed to high-end resorts. Here's how to vacation like a movie star-or a stuntman-in Australia.
While filming in the Kimberley, Hugh Jackman visited Emma Gorge Resort at El Questro, where he played football with locals, swam, and did the Emma Gorge walk. His Aussie instincts certainly knew where to go for a great vacation. Hidden within the fiery red Cockburn Range, the stylish Emma Gorge Resort has tented cabins shaded by palm and pandanus trees and a delicious open-air restaurant.
Feeling adventurous? Australia tops the world for heart-pounding fun.
In northern Queensland, take a rafting tour of the majestic fully River traverse the white-water through World Heritage-listed rainforests, waterfalls, and rock formations. After the intense rapids, enjoy a riverside Aussie BBQ.
In addition to pulse-quickening adventure, Australia is known for wonderful wines, good shopping, and fantastic spas. Sip wonderful wines in Western Australia's Margaret River region. Nestled in ancient bushland, at the Moondance Lodge, you'll savor innovative, soul-nourishing experiences, such as Didgeridoo Meditation, a signature meditation utilizing the healing sounds of the didgeridoo. Just 20 minutes north of Cairns, discover "Spa Street" in tropical Palm Cove. Unwind with a delicious banana body wrap or warm mapi mud cocoon at the Sea Temple Resort and Spa, just steps away from swaying palm trees along the Coral Sea's shores.
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