By Virginia Morgan
Australia has become one of the most popular destinations in the last ten years. Before the early nineties, there were few people who had ever ventured to the land “down under.” Australia has become one of the hottest destinations for travelers interested in luxury vacations because of the interesting sights to behold. Australia calls to travelers interested in experiencing a vacation filled with wonder and excitement. Those looking for a vacation infused with adventure must seek out the three most action packed destinations: The Australia Zoo, The Great Barrier Reef and Kakadu National Park.
The Australia Zoo
Home of Steve Irwin and family, the Australia Zoo is home to some of the continents fiercest animals, including crocodiles! The Australia Zoo lets you get up close and personal with its inhabitants like no other zoo before. You can pet a koala, watch a demonstration with the “crocs”, and celebrate the life and work of Steve Irwin. A visit to the Australia Zoo offers a great experience to travelers of any age wishing for more excitement on their luxury travel vacation.
The Great Barrier Reef
One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef, and can be seen from space. With several thousand fish, water mammals, plant life and other aquatic life populate the reef. With over 8 million visitors each year, the reef has become extremely popular with travelers, especially those interested in scuba diving and snorkeling. This attraction is so popular, even luxury world cruises make a stop!
Kakadu National Park
Home to the famous Alligator River system, Kakadu National Park is one of the most diverse natural preserves in the world. The park has several distinct types of land, including flood plains, lowlands, rock lands, hills and basins. It is also the ancestral home of the Aboriginal natives. The park also hosts over over 280 bird species, 60 mammal species, 50 freshwater aquatic species, 10,000 insects species and 1,600 plant species. If you wish to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Australia, or experience the incredible culture of the Aboriginal natives, Kakadu National Park is a can’t miss stop on your luxury travel vacation itinerary.
Travelers searching for a destination to cater to their active lifestyle should definitely consider visiting Australia on their next luxury travel vacation. This destination has some of the most exciting and adventurous sights and attractions than any other place in the world. Australia is considered by many to be the latest and greatest travel frontier. See what adventure seekers are talking about and plan your own Australia adventure!
About the Author
Virginia Morgan writes tourism and travel articles for AMT American Express Travel,
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