It’s every kid (and kid-at-heart’s) favourite time of the year…and every parent’s nightmare. Christmas is fast approaching! This means organising who-gets-what, making sure the kiddies meet Santa while he’s visiting, and the inevitable mad dash to the shops because someone forgot to buy bonbons.
There’s no doubt about it – Australia is one of the most beautiful locations in the world. It’s home to the stunning Great Barrier Reef, the unique Uluru, and the jaw-dropping Great Australian Bight. But, of course, you already know this. What you might not know, is that Australia also has some of the strangest tourist attractions in the world. From UFO capitals to pink lakes, you’re definitely going to find something that you’ll have to see to believe. So, we’ve listed the 13 strangest places that you need to visit in Australia.
Do you want to go on an adventure but you’re lacking the time, funds, and energy? Introducing: microadventures. The concept of a “microadventure” was made famous by author and motivational speaker, Alastair Humphreys, to describe an overnight outdoor adventure that is simple and easy for normal people with ordinary lives.
This one’s for you if you’re working Monday to Friday and can’t justify spending half of your weekend driving to and setting up an elaborate campsite, only to spend less than a day there. If you’re too busy, too stressed, too tired, too broke, or too unfit for big adventure – why not try a microadventure?
If this sounds like your thing, continue reading to find out the 10 commandments of microadventuring.
Have you heard the good news? The brand new big, huge, mega Waterslide Park at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is open just in time for the school holidays! Say goodbye to the stress of packing enough toys to keep your kids entertained. You can park your motorhome and walk just a few metres to a water park that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Talk about an awesome holiday!
Nothing spoils a camping holiday more than a swarm of insects around your campsite. Okay, bad weather actually spoils a day in the outdoors more but you have to admit, spending several days and nights swatting at mosquitoes is no fun. Apart from itchy, painful bites, insects carry diseases and there are many people that develop harsh allergic reactions from insect bites.
Treehouses are a childhood favourite, there’s no doubt about it. Do you remember the awesome treehouses that were featured in Sandlot kids, the Simpsons, or the Little Rascals? Imagine having a kid HQ set up in a decked out tree house like one of those! Ahhh, that’s the dream.
It’s no secret that Australia is home to some remarkable attractions which draw the interest of tourists from all corners of the world. From the vibrant Great Barrier Reef to the jaw-dropping Uluru, Australia is known for big and beautiful landscapes.
Australia’s Northern Territory. A vast outback desert landscape home to the chasm of Kings Canyon in the south, the culture-rich Tiwi Islands in the north and the iconic Ayers Rock at the heart of the state. If you thrive on adventure and absolutely love the great outdoors, the Northern Territory is the perfect place for you. From full day fishing charters and scenic camel rides in the desert, to exciting crocodile cruises and waterhole swimming trips, Australia’s outback region has something that will make any camping trip one to remember.
“Gramping” is the new term used to describe grandparents that go on camping trips with their children and grandchildren. Multi-generational camping has become very popular in recent years because it allows extended families to spend quality time with each other. In addition, gramping is an opportunity for parents and grandparents to pass along their knowledge of the outdoors to the younger generation, as they spend several days together in holiday parks.