The Great Barrier Reef's vibrant coral and fish form an underwater tropical paradise that promises the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world.Spanning more than 1,200 miles of crystal waters along the coastline, the reef system is the largest and healthiest anywhere.The inevitable result is a diverse and invigorating Latin culture superimposed upon what was already a major commercial, resort, and retirement area dating back to the 1920’s.Many think of it as a tourist center, but import/export and international financial trade with Latin countries make up a far larger part of the economy.Combine the world's largest island with a total population of only 55,000 and Greenland provides the perfect backdrop for a true bonding experience with nature.Rent a kayak, originally invented by hunters here, and row arctic waters past towering icebergs and glaciers.Its isolation from the mainland will put you one-on-one with marine life, seemingly cut off from human contact.Australia offers countless other natural gems in the raw wilderness of its outback, so after exploring the depths of the sea, you can hop in a four-wheel drive and adventure in a totally different world.
If you want more activity and adventure when you travel, you have lots of options.
Hanging Rock has fitted in so much over 6 million years…
from a sacred place for local indigenous people and backdrop to Joan Lindsay’s book Picnic at Hanging Rock and Peter Weir’s film of the same title, to a colourful host of music concerts, markets and popular horse races, the Rock tells many tales about the history of the Macedon Ranges.
The waters provide a home to many whale species, including humpbacks with tails up to 16 feet wide.
Outdoor excursion opportunities abound, from mountain climbing to hiking and angling -- just be sure to bundle up!