If you’re looking to connect with Mother Earth, look no further than the Thala Beach Nature Reserve in Port Douglas, Queensland. This opulent resort sits on 145 acres of unspoiled natural beauty. See the animal life of Australia including reptiles, birds, and butterflies during their complimentary nature walks. Relax and soak up the sun on beaches that stretch for miles. The resort itself is was designed to blend with the natural environment in wood and stone. But make no mistake, these accommodations are beautiful. Some offer lush views or the forest canopy while others offer views of the Coral Sea. You’ll dine on seafood and flavors of the tropics while taking in spectacular views of the sea while being serenaded by multi-colored birds.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of our world and a major attraction for those wanting to visit Australia. Quicksilver offers day cruises onboard smooth-sailing catamarans that will take you to a platform at the Agincourt Ribbon Reef. If you don’t want to get your feet wet, a marine biologist will take you in a semi-submersible into this underwater paradise. Maybe you would prefer to sail in luxury to the Low Isles which are unspoiled coral islands and pretend to be a castaway for the day…while still having access to thatched umbrellas. For a true luxury experience, how about viewing the Great Barrier Reef from a helicopter? GBR Helicopters offer scenic flights of the coral formations and patterns of the reef. You’ll be flying just 500 feet over the reef so you can see marine life swimming in the turquoise lagoons.
Speaking of helicopters, how about seeing the Great Ocean Road and the stunning 12 Apostles rock formations from the air? The breathtaking Western Victoria coast is seen from an amazing vantage point when you see it from a helicopter. There are flights that can take you to not only see the 12 Apostles, but also London Bridge, Bay of Islands, and Cape Otway Lighthouse.
Getting to the Great Ocean Road from Sorrento to Queenscliff is a quick and easy journey via ferry. But even the ride on the ferry can be a luxurious experience when you add a High Tea! With beautiful coastal views you’ll enjoy delicious sweet and savory treats with sparkling wine and tea.The Northern Territory is Australia’s outback.
Nitmiluk National Park, home to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. The park is filled with beautiful rock formations and waterfalls. Inside the park is the spectacular Cicada Lodge. Each of its 18 rooms is decorated with indigenous art and offers private balconies with fantastic views. It offers a gourmet restaurant that features local produce with traditional herbs. The resort is owned by the indigenous Jawoyn people and offers tours within Nitmiluk National Park via helicopter of 4-wheel drive vehicle. Guests have the opportunity to hear stories about the ancient culture of the Jawoyn people from the people themselves.