Wanderlust Wednesdays – Wildlife Weekend Destinations in Australia

October 08, 2015 3 min read

“We must take on Adventures, in order to know where we truly belong”

Wherever you are in the world, there is nothing better than an adventurous trip to invigorate your senses and give you the most amazing adrenaline rush.
After all, who doesn't love a little bit of excitement every now and then!

We are back again with another exciting Wanderlust Wednesday edition, where we take you to the best wildlife retreats all over Australia. While there would be many, many places to choose from, we have picked out our favorite ones for you!

A long road trip on The Great Ocean Road:
One of Australia's most picturesque drives, the Great Ocean road has a lot to offer. Pack your bags in your car and head out for a magnificent road trip with your mates. From the iconic surf breaks to the magnificent 12 Apostles to beautiful rain forests on the way, the Great Ocean Road has something to offer for everyone. You can drive yourself, starting from Melbourne or Torquay or you can book a day tour with a tour operator, which can be done with a simple Google search. Visit this page for more information on the Great Ocean Road.

The Great Ocean Road

Visit the magnificent Ayers Rock via Kings Canyon:
Start with the world famous Ayers Rock or Uluru and head to Kings Canyon, travelling through Alice Springs and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Ayers Rock is a monolith in the true sense, quite impressive to watch up close. Situated by the small resort town of Yulara, where you can stay in a resort such as this for a night and start your awesome trip with Ayers rock. You can even book a tour so that all you have to do is listen to the guides!
Kings Canyon is situated between Alice Springs and Ayers Rock and is the main highlight of Watarrka National Park. Take the Kings Creek Walk or the Rim Walk, which are the two main walking routes. Apart from these, you can take decent sized walks and simply enjoy the scenery. There are various resorts around Kings Canyon, such as this one  where you can stay the night.

Ayers Rock

Explore the Impressive Landscapes of Karijini National Park:
While Australia has many National Parks, the Karijini National Park is one of the biggest and offers a ton of experiences. From beautiful creeks to dramatic gorges to ancient geological formations, the Park has a lot to offer to vacationers. Take a hike out to Mt. Bruce, drench yourself in the Joffre Falls, explore the Hancock Gorge, all the while enjoying the gorgeous flora and fauna of the park. Visit this website to know more about the park, getting there, and about all the activities that you can take part in.

Karijini National Park

Get one on one with Wildlife on a Western Tanzania Safari:
Tanzania is Australia's Africa, so to speak, offering a wide range of wildlife and adventurous experiences. Explore the amazing Mahale Mountains, a unique safari destination where you can come up close with the Chimpanzees or watch magnificent lions and buffalo herds in Katavi. Everywhere you turn, there will be scores of wild beasts running around in their natural habitat, offering a magnificent sight. Various tour operators operate Safaris across Tanzania, all you need to do is just book one. Try agencies like this, this or this one.

Mahale Mountains, Tasmania

Well, that is all! What are your favorite wildlife destinations in Australia? Share them with us in the comments below.

Until next time, Happy Travelling! :)

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