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"Stranger from another Planet, Welcome! to our shores, the landscape here is pretty wild but I’m sure you’ll feel at home."
Elizabeth Marshall
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Elizabeth Marshall

You are forgiven for thinking you’re facing a James Cameron Sci-Fi set, and one certainly not modeled on anything you would expect to find on this planet. Australia has more than it's fair share of extraterrestrial looking landscapes that have inspired onlookers for millennia. Here are just a few to inspire you off the beaten track to see beautiful Australian landscape …

Elizabeth Marshall
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Elizabeth Marshall

The Akaman Track
Steve Taylor
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Steve Taylor

Australia boasts some of the most extraordinary landscapes for the hiker to enjoy, ranging from Lush tropical rainforests to remote and seemingly endless deserts and everything in-between. This country was made to be explored, but you won’t have to compromise on either comfort or cuisine as the new breed of walker gets into the 'Great Outdoors' Here are some great Australian hiking trails.

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The Beautiful Jenolan Caves
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

At a stately 340 million years, the Jenolan Cave network is the oldest open cave system in the world and are absolutely spectacular. Located in the beautiful Blue Mountains World Heritage Area the Jenolan Caves are only a couple of hours drive from Sydney and make a great day or overnight excursion. The vast cave network has over 40 km (25 Miles) of multi-level passages offering easy site seeing walks, educational and historical tours to active adventure caving.

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Brent Narbey

No Bubbles in the Bath ... Diving Australias Great Barrier Reef - The Alternatives
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

Superlatives, Superlatives and more Superlatives! Yes, we all know the Great Barrier Reef has nice diving, however, it’s certainly not the be all and end all of the diving in Australia. Let's face it unless you get right out to the actual outer reef you can't help comparing the diving to places like Egypt’s “Red Sea” or Fiji’s coral coast and there are at least half a dozen other well-known diving locations with similar diving.

Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

When is the Best Time of Year to visit Australia? – There is not a Short Answer.
Elizabeth Marshall
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Elizabeth Marshall

The sheer size of Australia means there is a wide variation in climate. These range from a ‘wet’ and a ‘dry’ season in the tropical north, an area that is also prone to cyclones to the outback ‘the Red Centre’ that experiences blistering temperatures with severe droughts.  At the same time down south in Tasmania, an icy breeze from Antarctica can prevail – So planning your holiday is essential.

Elizabeth Marshall
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Elizabeth Marshall