A Women's Travel Guide To Australian Adventure Travel

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Australia is a vast country, home to a wide range of different landscapes, ecosystems and adventure opportunities waiting to be explored. The country has a rich and diverse history, showcased by unique natural wonders that need to be seen to be believed.

Whether you choose to enjoy the famous marine life and beach activities or take a quiet moment to educate yourself on the important history that made this country, you won’t be short of exciting adventures to enjoy with your closest friends. Be sure to research and locate accredited currency exchange bureaus in the city you visit, like currency exchange Sydney, to ensure a stress-free and simple conversion on arrival.

The Ghan

The Ghan is known to many as the greatest rail journey in the world. This epic voyage takes you across Australia, travelling between Darwin and Adelaide, with both cities acting as a starting hub.

The three-day trip will take you through the lush tropical greens of the Top end, the rich and expansive desert of the iconic Red Center and the jagged mountain peaks of the Flinders Ranges. There is no better way to see and experience the breathtaking and diverse landscapes that can be found throughout this vast country.

Discover the Red Centre

The Red Center, located in the Northern Territory, is the spiritual heart of Australia and the best place to gain a deeper and more rounded understanding of the country's rich history. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is steeped in Aboriginal culture and significance and is home to the famous Uluru rock dome.

The local Anangu People are the sacred guardians of this land and facilitate Aboriginal guided tours across the site to teach visitors more about traditional ways of life, culturally significant stories and the important history of their rich culture.

Deep Dive With Sea Giants

No trip will be complete without a visit to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, The Great Barrier Reef. It is one of the most diverse ocean ecosystems in the world and an invaluable component of the thriving marine life found off the coast of Australia.

Grab a wetsuit and enjoy the opportunity to dive or snorkel amongst an array of majestic marine animals, including sea turtles, stingrays, a large variety of tropical fish and a plethora of bright and colourful coral formations. Overnight tours will offer nocturnal diving opportunities and the chance to catch a glimpse of that which only appears when the sun goes down.

great barrier reef from above
Photo by Manny Moreno

The Great Ocean Road

Hire a car in Melbourne and prepare to take the ultimate road trip along the Great Ocean Road. This stunning coastal drive provides the perfect vantage point to see and experience famous surf breaks, kangaroos thriving in their natural habitat, jaw-dropping sunsets and the famous 12 Apostles rock formation.

Take your time to enjoy the drive and the many small coastal towns scattered along the way, taking the opportunity to explore the tumbling waterfalls and flourishing forests in Otway National Park.

The Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Islands, located in Queensland, are the ideal place to enjoy an afternoon of fine sailing with friends. With near-perfect winds, calm and inviting seas and 74 islands to visit (69 of which are completely uninhabited), you will hope your time at sea never ends.

There are two main ways you can explore this charming part of Australia. You can forge your own path on a hired yacht or relax in comfort on tour while a seasoned professional navigates you through the crystal-clear aqua water.

12 apostles at sunset
Photo by Graham Holtshausen

Hot Air Balloon Over Canberra

Consider taking a Hot Air Balloon adventure for a unique and exhilarating way to see the country’s capital, Canberra. Take off in the majestic morning light and soar through the skies to take in the breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Burley Griffin, the surrounding bushland, the interesting and unique architecture of the city centre, and the recognisable sight of Parliament House.

Plan your trip to coincide with the annual Canberra Balloon Spectacular, which is part of the Enlighten Festival, for a once-in-a-lifetime colourful show. Once you return to the ground, take the opportunity to visit some of the best museums and galleries in the entire country.

The AW Editorial Team