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Rotorua attractions

Rotorua attractions

Welcome to the New Zealand’s thermal wonderland! This very first statement states that a majority of the Rotorua attractions are big geysers and hot springs that have always amazed not only the tourists, but also the scientists since a century. Sitting on the Lake Rotorua shores and over a geothermal hot spot, this city is surrounded by many more lakes that have facilitated water activities like boating. So, do not stick to the opinion that the Rotorua attractions are only geothermal! So, you can expect several natural vents, steam eruption sites, and hot pools in and around the city along with private geothermal bores for water heating and bathing. Geologically, the city is situated in the mid of the active Taupo Volcanic Zone - the largest volcano. So, you also get a chance to see four  [...]

Lake Mckenzie: Most awe-inspiring on Fraser

Lake Mckenzie: Most awe-inspiring on Fraser

This is backpackers’ paradise on the east coast of Australia! Yes, Lake Mckenzie is the most visited natural body on the Fraser Island that itself is the hub of many shimmering beauties! This one is certainly a perched lake. This indicates that the lake is the body of rain water only instead of groundwater and that no stream feeds it nor does it meet any ocean. So, what is the secret of rain water not being drained away? Well, it is the bottom’s sand as well as organic matter, which make up for an impervious layer. So, for the tourists, Lake Mckenzie is one of the best blue highlights, which is fully shimmering throughout the year. The water of the lake engulfs two hues of blue as well as green: light at the shore and dark as one goes further from the coast. Okay, before that, what is  [...]

Whitehaven Beach: Most spotless in Queensland!

Whitehaven Beach: Most spotless in Queensland!

How it would be if you get a chance to vacation at a beach that has grabbed the honor of not only being the cleanest beach of 2009, but also of being the best eco-friendly beach of 2010? I am sure; it will be surely very enthralling to visit such a fascinating beach! This is what the Whitehaven Beach in Australia’s Queensland uniquely features! And yes, before I forget, the awards of this beach are not only these two, but are even more. Not going much into the award part of it, I will now tell you about the beach and its activities. The Whitehaven Beach is the crown of the Whitsunday Island, which is adorned with many jewels in form of tourist attractions/activities. It is purely these highlights due to which the tourists love to come here again and again. So, it goes without saying that  [...]

Queen Charlotte Track: Superb shoreside walk in New Zealand

Queen Charlotte Track: Superb shoreside walk in New Zealand

Nestled atop the South Island, the Queen Charlotte Track is the best way to enjoy a magnificent tour of the Marlborough Sounds including the Anakiwa in the Grove Arm and legendary Ship Cove featuring unrivaled vistas of Kenepuru as well as Queen Charlotte Sounds. Of all the three, the Queen Charlotte Sound is famous that is ruled by deep coves, bays, and bushy shorelines perfect for kayaking. The Queen Charlotte Track lies exactly in between the smallest Keneperu Sound and Queen Charlotte Sound, which is a 71 km long. This trail is now internationally acclaimed for its breathtaking vistas; skyline ridges; legendary landmarks; diverse landscapes of forest and bays; and stunning assortment of indigenous plants and wildlife. For any hiker or walker, the Queen Charlotte Track is the ideal paradise  [...]

Bondi Beach: Paradise for beach fans

Bondi Beach: Paradise for beach fans

Nestled at a distance of 7 km from Sydney, the Bondi suburb is well known for its globally famous Bondi Beach. Regarded as the dreamland of any beach lover, this glorious beach is 1 km long and 100 m wide in south forming the widest beach in the great city of Sydney. The name ‘Bondi’ means the sound of the breaking surf, which is actually an Aboriginal term given to this attractive beach. It somewhat makes sense to name the beach with an Aboriginal word as in the north; you can spot a few Aboriginal Rock carvings at Ben Buckler. When I was here on my trip, I enjoyed exploring its myriad of highlights. I first visited its Marine Discovery Centre at Bondi Pavilion Queen Elizabeth Drive. This is the hub of the Bondi marine life and that the major attraction here is the awesome vista of  [...]

Thredbo ski resort

Thredbo ski resort

If you are in Australia and love skiing, then do plan a trip to the Thredbo village to grasp the maximum thrill via its ski resort and snowy runs - the longest in winter. Nestled in the New South Wales’ Snowy Mountains, the Thredbo ski resort offers some of the best adventures on the Thredbo snow. Besides skiing, the Thredbo village is the main site for more adventures in form of abseiling, hiking, rock climbing, and cross-country cycling. Pride of the Kosciuszko National Park, this European destination of skiing boasts the steepest terrain not to be found anywhere else in the continent as well as the highest point at 2037 m. This is a contrasting fact as the Thredbo village is nestled on a low altitude at the Crackenback Valley’s bottom. It is precisely because of this reason that the  [...]

Magnetic Island: Water sport haven

Magnetic Island: Water sport haven

This beautiful gem of Australia is an all time vacation spot for both the locals and the travelers. Nestled at a distance of 8 km offshore from the tropical Townsville in Queensland, the Magnetic Island truly functions as per its name – pulling new and new tourists all the year round. Your fun starts right from the journey of reaching the island and does not end before you see your own home. Believe me; because the only way to reach here is via a car or passenger ferry that marks the beginning of an exciting holiday. Above all the highlights here, people throng the Magnetic Island due to its scenic beaches that are great for swimming, diving, snorkeling around its coral reefs, sailing, kayaking, and motor boating. Therefore, expect maximum fun under water. But, there are fun mediums also  [...]

Acknowledge the awesome Alice Springs

Acknowledge the awesome Alice Springs

Well, this dream-like vacation destination in Australia has nothing to do with the Alice in Wonderland or her story. But, it is still fascinating because of the highlights such as the great geographical formations like the Ayers Rock and natural sights like the Reptile Centre, and cultural draws such as the Desert Art Gallery. Besides these, the name of the city itself is legendary carrying an inspirational story. The region is so named behind the consort of Charles Todd, Alice Todd who together arrived in 1865 for setting the first telegraph line. On their way in the region, they came across a stream with a waterhole called Alice Springs and this was where the first repeater station was established. Talking more about its past events, it was where Priscilla, the Queen of the Desert danced  [...]

Brand Sydney

Brand Sydney

Sydney is an important international tourist destination. Tourism in Sydney forms an essential part of the city’s economy. There are some interesting places to visit in Sydney. The most famous tourist sights are the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney has accounted for 22.6 million domestic and 2.7 million international tourists (as per the year ending 2009)! Apart from these there are places like the Royal Botanical Gardens, Luna Park, the beaches, and the Sydney Tower. Sydney Opera House is an epitome of one of the most distinctive and well known 20th century buildings. It is also known as one of the most famous performing arts venue in the world. It is situated on the Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour and equally close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The  [...]

Exploring Melbourne as a Backpacker

Exploring Melbourne as a Backpacker

After traveling by a bus for 12 hours, I finally reached to Melbourne. As I stepped out of the bus, I first started to search a good hotel, nearby the station. Though it was getting dark, I finally settled for the All Nation hostel that was just 2 minutes distance from the station. There I got reasonable room for 21 dollars per night. I had to share my room with four other people. The room was fine. It had a bathroom, and four bunk beds. The top bunk only vacant so I took, below me was Fran. As I got up the bunk, it started to wobble but Fran looked pretty cool about it. Having banged my head all the way here to the bus window, every time I used to doze off, the traveling really made me tried and my head swell! So after investigating the entire room, I went to sleep. Next day started off  [...]

Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Rocks

Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Rocks

Eiffel tower in Paris, Statue of Liberty in New York, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and London's Tower Bridge are few famous and iconic bridges and towers of their country. Same as the other structures in different countries, the Sydney Harbor Bridge is loved by its fellow citizens and most visited site of tourists. Just like other iconic structures, the Sydney Bridge has an impressive history. It’s a man-made bridge whose construction work started after 1924 and took eight years to complete. The bridge was inaugurated in 1932. It got its nickname as ‘Coathanger’ because of its arch-based design. Being the Australia’s most loved and photographed landmark, it’s also the world’s widest steel arch bridge which is one hundred and thirty-four meters above the harbor. Being  [...]

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