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The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – Perth

Road Trip - Perth

Road Trip - Perth

 

The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – Perth

Written by Unna and Fernando – Intensive General English (advanced level) students.

This week,  BROWNS English Language School students have researched an amazing road trip to Perth, Western Australia.

 

Our trip:

This road trip is starting from Perth and Stopping in Carnarvon. We go along the road number 60 and number 1 and traveling for about 3 days.

Day 1:

Starting from Perth go along the road no.60 go to The Pinnacles which is desert place. After that in the afternoon going to Jurien Bay to travel around Julien Bay, for example Old Jetty heritage memorial site, Parks and staying for 1 night

Day 2:

Starting from Julien Bay go to Carrarang travel around this city ,for example and go camping here in Tamala station near Shark Bay and we can see the sun set at sunset.

Day 3:

Starting from Shark Bay to Carnarvon where we can go fishing, camping and travel around. It has many museums and places where you can find new experiences.

 

For safety:

  • Protect yourself from heat and dangerous sunlight by drinking more water and protect your skin by wearing long shirt and applying sunscreen
  • Check your vehicle before traveling because the roads are quite steep and dangerous

 

*This article was written by BROWNS students and should be used as a guide only. If you have any questions about travelling around Australia, we recommend you contact Backpackers World Travel.

 

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The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – Western Australia

Western Australia

Western Australia

 

The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – Western Australia (WA)

Written by Anna, Diego, Enrica & Camilo – Intensive General English (Advanced level) BROWNS students.

 

Fun Facts about Western Australia (WA):

Perth is the capital, it is the most isolated city in the world, also known as the sunniest in Australia, having an average of eight hours of sunshine per day.
Western Australia is home to the extraordinary lake hillier known for his odd colour, a light pink.
The temperatures go between 25 and 35°C in summer, and in the cooler winter months 8 to 16°C.
It also hosts more than 12,000 wildflower species, the largest collection in the world.

 

How to get there?

Let’s assume you’re travelling from Queensland, Brisbane or Gold Coast to Western Australia.

 

Where to visit:

  • Perth (Capital) : Kings Park (Biggest park in the world)
  • The Pinnacles + Desert area
  • Wave Rock, Hyden
  • Cable beach
  • Margaret River
  • Shark Bay
  • Australian’s Coral Coast

Islands:

  • Rottnest ISLAND – sits just offshore from the city of Perth, meet the happiest animal in the world, the Quokka, and enjoy other activities such as visiting the island by bike http://www.rottnestisland.com/see-and-do/island-activities
  • ABROLHOS ISLANDS – Spectacular coral gardens make for excellent diving and snorkelling; while sea lions, dolphins and migratory whales are often spotted here

 

Beaches:

Cottesloe Beach
Sun, sea, surf and sunsets – popular Cottesloe Beach is famed for all of them, so sip a glass of wine, dine out and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

Cable beach
Beautiful 22 km stretch of white sand beach on the eastern Indian Ocean, it offers a camel rides, a must do, for the price of 80$/95$, it is sensational and unique experience

Hamelin Bay
Famous for the amount of kind and friendly stingrays this beach houses

Ningaloo Reef
Located in the North; it’s not easy to reach it, you can either go for an ‘on the road adventure’ https://www.australiantraveller.com/wa/road-trip-perth-to-ningaloo-reef/

Or choose to fly from Perth to Exmouth that will take you 2 hours.

It is the only place in the world where you can swim with the biggest shark in the world, the whale shark http://www.ningalooreefdive.com/

 

Day trips from Perth:

The Pinnacles, 190km from Perth, reachable by car or even public transport. The best season to visit the Pinnacles is in the months of August to October, Nambung National Park received about 150,000 visitors a year

https://moovitapp.com/index/en-gb/public_transportation-Pinnacles-Perth-site_28168004-622

Lake Hillier, Middle Island, approximately 720 km from Perth would be an eight hour drive or a 1.5 hour flight from Perth. Stunning and very picturesque lake that is known for its pink colour caused by a high salinity combined with the presence of a salt-loving algae species known as Dunaliella saline and pink bacteria known as halo bacteria. A DAYDREAM!

 

 

*This article was written by students and should be used as a guide only. If you have any questions about travelling around Australia, we recommend you contact Backpackers World Travel.

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The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – Northern Territory (NT)

The Ultimate Australian Road Trip - Northern Territory (NT)

The Ultimate Australian Road Trip - Northern Territory (NT)

 

The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – Northern Territory (NT)

Written by Anna, Diego, Enrica & Camilo – Intensive General English (Advanced level) BROWNS students.

 

Fun Facts about the Northern Territory (NT):

  • The annual Alice Desert Festival is easily the equal to anything the other “cool” states can propose. Fifty thousand people converge in September each year, with dozens of upcoming local bands, dance groups, talent performers and indigenous artists on display
  • Darwin hosts a real race between camels called Camel Cup
  • Uluru is the biggest rock monolith in the world! It is 3.6 kilometres long, 1.9 kilometres wide, 9.4 kilometres around and 348 metres high.
  • Visit one of the world’s largest desert nocturnal houses at the Alice Springs Desert Park and come face to face with some of Australia’s shy desert wildlife.
  • Alice Springs is the closest Australian town to every beach in the country

 

Darwin & around:

  • Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory
  • Named ‘’Darwin’’ since 1911 after naturalist Charles Darwin
  • Year-round tropical climate averaging 30°C
  • The didgeridoo, famed instrument of the indigenous Australians, originally came from Arnhem Land, just east of Darwin.
  • Arnhem land
    – Aboriginal Cultural region
    – Different landscapes
  • Berry Springs Nature Park (40min drive from Darwin)
    –Water holes filled with crystal clear, cold water
    –Perfect for swimming
  • Crocosaurus Cove (in the centre of Darwin)
    –Go for a swim in the ‘’cage of death’’

 

Popular places outside Darwin:

  • Kakadu National Park (2h drive from Darwin)
  • Litchfield National Park (1,5h drive from Darwin)

 

Alice Springs & around:

There are at least 80 things to do around Alice Springs:

  • Must do: see Uluru & Kings Canyon
    Other activities:
  • Nature & Wildlife Areas
  • National Parks
  • Art Galleries, Museums
  • Hiking Trails
  • The Kangaroo Sanctuary, a 188 acre wildlife sanctuary for rescued orphaned baby and adult kangaroos
  • You can visit the Sanctuary on a guided sunset tour from Tuesday to Friday

 

Where to party:

  • Darwin: Opium, Ducks Nuts Bar & Grill, The Precinct Tavern.

 

*This article was written by students and should be used as a guide only. If you have any questions about travelling around Australia, we recommend you contact Backpackers World Travel.

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The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – Tasmania

Road Trip - Tasmania

Road Trip - Tasmania

 

The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – Tasmania

Written by Anna, Diego, Enrica & Camilo – Intensive General English (Advanced level) BROWNS students.

 

Fun Facts about Tasmania:

Tasmania (Also known as Tassie or Tas.) is the only island state of Australia. It is located 240 km to the south of Australian mainland, separated by the Bass Strait. Composed by the main island of Tasmania and the 334 surrounding islands.

We will start and finish our trip at the city of Hobart. The most populated city of the territory with 221000 inhabitants.

The 42% of the territory is protected areas.

 

Planning your road trip:

The best way to move around the island is by a car so you should rent a camper van and then you will save the money on the accommodation.

The best route is travelling through the region from South to East and then North to West. This trip will take about 7 days and 1800 km.  The trip will be composed by 7 stages, one for each day of the travel.  You will be able to see most of the interesting places of the island.

Tasman Peninsula and Freycinet National Park:

STAGE 1

  • Road trip: 255 km
  • Start- finish point: Hobart airport – Mayfield Bay Camping
  • Must-see: Richmond bridge, Devils Kitchen, Blow Hole, Port Arthur and the Historical Penitentiary

STAGE 2

  • 230 km
  • Start-finish point: Mayfield Bay camping – Jeanneret Beach camping
  • Must-see: Spiky Bridge, Devil’s Corner Farm View, Freycinet National Park and at last Bicheno and its Blowhole.

Bay of Fires, North Coast and Cradle Mountain National Park:

STAGE 3 (300 km)

  • Start – finish point: Jeannerete Beach camping – Liffey Falls camping
  • Must see: The Gardens, Binalong Bay, Halls Waterfalls, Derby, Launceston and Cataract Gorge Reserve, Grindelwald Swiss Village and the Liffey Falls

STAGE 4 (298 km)

  • Start – finish point: Liffey Falls camping – Burnie
  • Must see: Devonport, Penguin Road, Table Cape Lighthouse, Tollymore Road and The Nut in Stanley

STAGE 5 (407 km)

  • Start – finish point: Burnie – Ellendale (Russell Falls)
  • Must see: Cradle Mountain and any of its paths like the 6 km pathway that surrounds the Dove Lake, Queenstown, Horsetail Falls and Nelson Falls

Bruny Island and Hobart:

STAGE 6 (226 km)

  • Start – finish point: Ellendale – Camping on The Neck (Bruny Island)
  • Must see: Russell Falls, The Neck Lookout and its camping and beach and the Lighthouse on the South side
  • You’ll have to take a ferry from Kettering to get to the island. It costs $33 AUS and $38 AUS in peak season

STAGE 7 (75 km)

  • Start – finish point: Bruny Island – Hobart
  • Must see: Salamanca Place and Market, MONA, Mount Wellington

Where to party:

  • Hobart: Rektango (Fridays from 5:30pm to 7:30) a music festival that changes every week

 

*This article was written by students and should be used as a guide only. If you have any questions about travelling around Australia, we recommend you contact Backpackers World Travel.

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The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – South Australia (SA)

Australian Road Trip - South Australia

South Australia

 

The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – South Australia (SA)

Written by Anna, Diego, Enrica & Camilo – Intensive General English (Advanced level) BROWNS students.

Fun Facts about South Australia:

  • The top five languages (other than English) spoken in South Australia are: Italian, Mandarin, Greek, Vietnamese and Persian/Dari
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 2 percent of South Australia’s population
  • South Australia is often referred to as the ‘Festival State’ and the people that live there are sometimes known as ‘crow eaters’
  • Adelaide has a hot Mediterranean Climate
  • Adelaide is known for being highly accessible. You can reach any point in the city within a period of 20 minutes

 

Adelaide:

Adelaide has much to offer, heritage, the arts, beautiful gardens, Adelaide Zoo, great food and wine industry, parks, beaches and lots more

  • Adelaide’s Central Markets are not to be missed
  • Go to Monarto Zoo and Adelaide Zoo
  • Jump off the jetty at Port Noarlunga
  • Go strawberry picking at Beerenberg and eat as you go
  • Go camping in Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges. The stars — oh my gosh, the STARS!

 

Kangaroo Island is a must:

How to get there? Fly with Qantas directly from Adelaide or take your car on the Sealink Ferry

  • Swim with the dolphins
  • Watch the sea lions at seal bay. One of the best things you can do on Kangaroo Island. Here you can view Australian Sea Lions up close in their natural habitat, lounging on the beach as they recover from several days at sea. Plus you’ll be capture by the stunning beachy landscape. It costs $16 to walk down the boardwalk to watch the seals, $35 for a guided tour.
  • Check out the remarkable rocks. Purchase a park pass to access it ($11 per person).
  • Obviously meet the characteristics kangaroos of this island, you won’t need to be in a national park, you’ll be able to see them just walking around the island

 

Looking around:

 

Where to party:

  • Adelaide: Electric Circus, 17 Crippen Pl; R&B and techno music / Zhivago, 54 Currie St /Red Square Bar, 111 Hindley St; electronic music / HQ Complex, 149 Hindley St;  DJs and live bands.

 

*This article was written by students and should be used as a guide only. If you have any questions about travelling around Australia, we recommend you contact Backpackers World Travel.

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