Popular Travel destinations of Australia

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Magnetic Island: A magnificent Island of Australia

Magnetic Island, is a beautiful tourist spot of Queensland. It is 8 km away from the city Townsvile. To reach into the island you should pass Townsville Breakwater to Nelly Bay Harbour by ferry. The large national park, bird sanctuary and some beautiful walking tracks please the eyes of a tourist. Over two third area of this island is protected as a national park, which is the haven for native wildlife. Another tourist attraction of this island is the World War II fort.

The name ‘Magnetic Island’ was given by the famous explorer Captain James Cook. When he was passing this island in 1770s the magnetic fields of this island disabled the activity of their vessel compass. During World War II, Magnetic Island became the most defensive position.
Pristine beaches, turquoise waters, abundant wildlife and magnificent weather will surround you every time you stay there.
You can also enjoy the beautiful ambiance of the national park, can explore every corner of the mysterious landscapes. You can explore rugged bush area by foot with great ease.
There is a wide variety of accommodation available there. You can spend luxurious holidays in resorts, hotels and holiday villas. There are also low to medium budget self contained holiday homes, guest houses and apartments available there.
So, whether your budget, you can spend your holidays in a total pleasure in Magnetic Island.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Great ocean road: Popular tourist attraction with historical value

Australia has lot’s of tourist attractions. Great ocean road is one of them. But it is not popular only for it’s natural beauty but also it has some historical value.
The great ocean road is almost 243 km long road which is located beside the south western coast of Victoria. It starts from Torquay and finished in Alansford . The road was built by 3000 war returned soldiers, who participated in the first world war. It is for the memorial of the martyers of first world war. The road was completed after 14 years of starting.
There is a widely distributed scenic beauties available beside the great ocean road. When you will visit between Anglesea and Apollo bay you will enjoy the wonderful beauty of mountains meet the sea for many times.
Along the side of Port Campbel the worlds most beautiful coastline will be seen. It is composed of some wonderful natural limestones and sandstone rock formation. This formation created due to erosion of wave and rain.
Near Lorne several forest walks and some little waterfalls also seen. Great Otway National Park is located between Apollo Bay and Gellibrand Lower. It contains some last surviving tropical rainforests. After passing a short distance you can enjoy the scenic beauties of Myrtle beach.
You can not only enjoy the scenic beauties of great ocean road you may also observe southern right whale whales in the time of their annual migration. You can also observe the aboriginal lifestyle during passing through Wathaurong.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bondi beach: one of the most popular among australian travel destinations

Bondi Beach is an attractive travel destination in australia. Many people explore this beach throughout the year. It is located 7 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district.
"Bondi" is derived from an Aboriginal word which means as like water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks.
Previously this was not a public beach and was named "O'Brien Estate" . this beach was available to the public as a picnic ground and amusement resort. When this beach became popular, O’Brien was threatened to stop public access. On 9 June 1882, the Bondi Beach became a public beach.
After a series of large waves struck the beach On 6 February 1938, 5 people drowned away and over 250 people were rescued. this day became known as "Black Sunday".
After second world war bondi beach became home for Jewish migrants from Poland, Russia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Germany. And this process of migration was further continued into the 21st century. These peoples mainly come from South Africa, Russia and Israel.
Sydney's Water Board maintained an untreated sewage outlet not far from the north end of the beach which was closed in the mid 1990s when a deep water ocean outfall was completed.
Bondi Beach is only about one kilometer long. Tourists surf this beach within all seasons of the year. Southern part of this beach is hazardous but northern part is safer. Red and yellow flags signal the hazardous and safer areas.
An underwater shark net shared during the summer due to presence of shark near the beach. Whales and dolphins are also sighted during the migration period. Fairy penguins are also rarely found in swimming to the shore.
A fun race “city to surf” is arranged on every august which bondy beach of the endpoint. Over 63000 runners participate on this 14 km race, started from the central business district , Sydney.
The world’s first surf life saving club constituted there “Bondi Bathers Surf Lifesaving Club” in 1907. On black Sunday this club rescued largest number of surfers in a day.
Many other cultural events organized every year in this beach. “Miss bondi” is very popular among travellers who came here to enjoy the beauties of Australia.
If you decide to travel the destinations of Australia, you must visit this beach otherwise you would miss one of the greatest beauty.