Today’s blog comes from STA Travel’s James Greenslade, who has left his Oz homeland for a few months to explore the UK. He can currently be found pretending to be a super healthy Aussie in London while taking the tube everywhere because “no one walks anywhere in Australia”.
You know Australia for its big laid-back cities, awesome beaches and the big red rock in the middle. If you head off the beaten track however, you’ll uncover some of our lesser-known, but beautiful, interesting and isolated spots.
Australians are fond of their dense, deserted and vast spaces, and to find them, you’ve got to venture out from the cities. Read on for 16 of Australia’s best unheralded destinations along the east coast from south to north.
If you’re heading to Australia on a working holiday visa you’d be forgiven for thinking that the only place you could find work is on the East Coast. Big mistake. Read on for three tales of desert stars, secret canyons, buzzing cities and a whole world of working opportunities you’d never even considered. Welcome to Australia’s Northern Territory.
Australia’s very own wild (north) west, the vast Northern Territory is timeless and iconic. From the red rivers of rock at Uluru to the nature lover’s haven at Kakadu National Park, there is a seemingly endless parade of wonders to discover here. We pick out 10 highlights that’ll make you want to strap on your cork hat and head into the action.
In February 2013 Karl Watson and James Walsh quit their jobs and headed off on a 9 month, 20 country, epic adventure around the world! Luckily for us they took a camera with them and their awesome video is now featured on our YouTube channel.
We caught up with Karl and asked the questions you really want to know: How much? Where was best? How did you not kill each other?
We’ve been travelling to and sending people over to Australia for over 35 years and, in that time, we’ve picked up a tip or two. We spoke to our Travel Experts in the UK and Oz, our friends on the ground Down Under and “Australia Insiders” (i.e. they love beaches) to collect our list of Aussie Rules.
We’ve got a good head start here, but we’d love to hear your top tips and very own Aussie Rules! Tweet us with your ideas at @STATravel_UK using the tag #STAAussieRules and we’ll reward the best each week with a cheeky £50 travel voucher*. Get your thinking (cork) hat on….