Australia, the southernmost country to live in and one of the most tourism friendly country. It attracts hordes of tourists and backpackers. There is so much to explore in Australia that it will easily take at least 3 months to discover it fully. So, if you are running short of time here are a few must visit attractions and things to do in Australia.
Great Barrier Reef: There is no better place for a dive than the great barrier reef. Pristine, quiet, crystal clear, full of marine life. It’s a every divers dream to dive at the Great Barrier Reef. Diving with the sharks, turtles, ray fish and million other colourful fishes and it will seem that live under water is a lot more colourful than on the land.
Sydney: The biggest cosmopolitan city of Australia with attractions like Sydney harbor, Opera House and the Bondi beach is an irresistible destination.
Tasmania: Tasmania is pure, pristine, desolate and warm. The place is so beautiful it will make your heart skip a beat. The place is generally overlooked by most but it’s nothing less than mesmerizing. It is still one of the least explored territory.
The Blue Mountains: The blue mountains outside Sydney ate a treat to to see. Kangaroos, Parrots, Kookaburras.
Boxing Day : The day next to Christmas is known as Boxing Day. It is especially famous for the Cricket Test match in Melbourne.
26 January: 26 January is celebrated as the Australia Day. IT’s a national day and people go out to beaches, clubs or pubs.
Surf in gold coast: Gold coast is a paradise for surfers. East of Brisbane, the Gold Coast with its Golden beaches is known for its golden sands and beaches. With high rising buildings across the sea and surfers rising high with the current and people relaxing in the background.
The Whitsundays: Whitsundays are a group of islands in Queensland. The name Whitsunday is because of the white sand on the beaches. The most popular landmark is Whitehaven beach.
Fraser Islands: It is the longest sand island in the beach. th some amazing white beaches it looks as if the island has emerged straight from the tourist manuals pics or tour agencies pamphlets. The sandy beaches and freshwater lakes are the major attractions and backwaters most favoured destination in Queensland.
Australia can easily be reached from any city in the world. So book your airline tickets and be ready to explore Australia the Oz way
Author Bio: Ashwin Sharma is a travel blogger. He is currently associated with CheapOair.com
Tasmania is one of the best places in the world for people who love boating. You can obviously go boating in the ocean, but there are various lakes and rivers, as well. But, you can’t just buy a boat and take it out in the ocean right away. There is a series of boating regulations and requirements that you must comply with in order to be able to operate a boat in Tasmania. First and foremost, you must register your boat, and you have to obtain a boating license.
When it comes to boat registrations, there is a specific procedure you have to complete. According to regulation, every vessel that has a motor of 4 hp or more, has to be registered. The speed of the boat used to be taken into consideration, as well, but that’s not the case anymore. In order to register your boat, you have to complete a registration form and pay the required fee. If you have a tender that is 4.5 meters or shorter, you don’t have to register it. After you register your boat, you have to display the registration label at a visible place on your boat, and it’s recommended that you attach it somewhere around the steering position. The registration number has to be displayed, as well.
If you move to Tasmania from another state, and you want to operate your boat that has already been registered in the state you have previously lived in, you have to obtain a valid Tasmanian registration. If you don’t register your boat, there are certain penalties that you are going to have to pay.
As far as boat licenses are concerned, everyone who wants to operate a motor boat, must obtain one. This applies to vessels that have an engine with 4 hp or more. In order to obtain a boat license, you have to attend a MAST BoatSafe Practical Course, and study the contents of the Tasmanian Safe Boating Handbook. A motor boat license is only valid for recreational vessels. If you want to operate a vessel for commercial purposes, you have to obtain a Certificate of Competency.
People who are between 12 and 17 years of age can obtain a provisional license, which has several restrictions on it. If you have a provisional license, you can’t operate a boat at night, you can’t exceed a speed of 20 knots, and you must be accompanied by an adult every time you operate a motor boat.
Apart from registrations and licenses, boat owners have to think about safety equipment, too. The state of Tasmania requires that you equip your boat with an anchor, a rope and a chain, a fire extinguisher, a life jacket, a bilge pump, a first aid kit, and a heaving line.
With over 3,000 clear lakes, beaches and rivers Tasmania is without a doubt the place to go
fishing. One may experience sight fishing for wild brown trout in a glacial highland lake. Many
kinds of fishing can be done in Tasmania, such as trout fishing, game fishing, and saltwater
Tasmania is the ultimate destination for trout fishing, it’s rivers and lakes are a haven for
anglers. One may fish lowland rivers, chase rising rainbow trout, or experience a river float trip.
The most popular place to fish for trout is in the Highland region where there are many isolated
streams and shallow shorelines perfect for wading. Arthur’s lake is also renowned for it’s brown
trout population. During spring Arthur’s lake is well known for it’s brown trout population and
during spring mayfly hatches are common. Brumby’s Creek has incredible water quality and
Macquarie River is excellent for flood fishing. Other popular rivers include the Meander River,
South Esk River, River Derwent, and Huon River in southern Tasmania.
Tasmania’s game-fishing waters stretch from Flinder’s Island in the north-east past St. Helens
and down the east-coast to the Tasman Peninsula. The lure of the unknown in the outside
waters lure many fishermen and women to Tasmania. The island holds six world records for
southern bluefin tuna with some fish weighing up to 264.5 lbs. Some of the challenges offered
during the season are striped marlin, broadbill swordfish, yelowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, albacore
tuna, and mako sharks. Some popular destinations for game fishing in Tasmania include
Bicheno, the Freycinet Peninsula, and the Tasman Peninsula.
Tasmania’s estuaries and coastal lagoons are some of the best places to salt water fish. Many
fiesty sea-run trout and salmon can be found when salwater fishing here. Many of the
estuaries, rivers and lagoons also offer opportunities for bream fishing. Bream are ambush
predators and will shoot out to grab their pray before retreating for cover. One may search for
bream around man-made structures with tidal movement. It’s always a good idea to ask locals
about tides, time, and weather.
Tasmania has a long history of fishing dating back to the late 1800′s. When the first English
settlers colonized Tasmania the main industries included whaling and sealing as well as
gathering oysters and scallops. Brown trout was brought over from England followed by
rainbow trout from California. The island also provides brook trout to offer more variety to the
Tasmania remains quite possibly the greatest fishing location in the world with thousands of
serious fisherman and women flocking to the island every year. The friendly locals and beautiful
landscapes make Tasmania a great vacation destination for the whole family. For more info
please talk to a Tasmanian travel agent.
An Introduction to Tasmania
The island state of Tasmania is located approximately 230 kilometres South East of mainland Australia. It is a land of wild and beautiful landscapes made up of dramatic coastlines, rugged mountains, tall forests and pristine highland lakes.
The local population of around 500,000 have a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. A pleasant climate allows a very relaxed island lifestyle.
A network of Wilderness World Heritage areas and National Parks cover over a third of the state. These areas support immense populations of plants and animals, some uniquely evolving over thousands of years, for example Tasmania’s ferocious looking Tasmanian Devil.
For further information about adventure tours and things to do in Tasmania paste the following link into your browser;http://www.discovertasmania.com.au
|Tasmania’s Central Highlands – National ParksConsisting of vast areas of alpine mountains the Tasmanian Central Highlands is renowned for it’s beautiful isolated wilderness. Covering around a quarter of Tasmania the area encompasses the famous; Lake St’ Clair, Cradle Mountain, Walls of Jerusalem National parks, the Central Plateau World Heritage area and extending further South to the Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers and South West National Parks.For more information on National Parks and things to do in Tasmania paste the following link into your browser or visit our fishing services page and check out our wilderness fishing packages;http://www.parks.tas.gov.au
The Land of 3000 LakesTasmania’s Highland Lake country encompasses literally thousands of trout filled waters. As the name suggests the area is located in the centre of Tasmania and forms part of the Great Western Tiers. At an altitude of over 1000 metres the alpine environment provides a perfect habitat for sustaining healthy populations of wild brown & rainbow trout.An established road system allows excellent access from all directions. A scenic 1 1/2 hour drive from Devonport, Launceston or Hobart will place you in the heart of Australia’s finest trout fishery.
The Challenge of Wild Trout
Tasmania is one of few remaining places to offer a truly wild trout fishing experience. The fishery remains free from over fishing, disease or water quality problems. Tasmanian trout stocks are not tame, domestic or pond fish; they are wild, cunning and strong – hardened by natural selection.
Australia’s Most Diverse Trout Fishery
Many of Tasmania’s highland lakes are positioned in close proximity and therefore provides countless fishing destinations within minutes of each other. This provides a unique opportunity to experience a variety of trout sizes, species and fishing methods in one central location.
For further information on trout fishing in Tasmania’s Central Highlands please visit our fishing services page and community pages.
|Adventure Tours in TasmaniaProfessional companies provide a range of mild to extreme adventure tours in Tasmania.You may wish to experience whitewater rafting, test your courage on the worlds highest commercial abseil, go deep under ground in one of the many cave networks or experience one of our Trout Fishing Adventures.
Tasmanian Tourist Attractions – Central HighlandsA holiday in Tasmania would not be complete without a visit to Tasmania’s Central Highlands. Although the area is focused towards trout fishing there are many attractions that are suitable for the entire family including bush walking, nature watching, waterfalls, scenic walks, boat tours and accommodation.
|Flights to TasmaniaRegular flights are provided by three major airlines. Airports are located in Devonport, Hobart and Launceston.
Tasmania’s Passenger FerriesThe Spirit of Tasmania operates two fast ferries between East Devonport in Tasmania and Port Melbourne in Victoria. The service allows travelers to commute their own vehicles to Tasmania. The journey is approximately ten hours in duration.
For further information paste the following link into your browser:http://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au
|Hire Cars in Tasmania
Tasmania supports several professional hire car companies. If you are hiring one of our boats you will need a vehicle fitted with a tow bar, we suggest that you contact Skedaddle Car Hires. For bookings and enquiries paste the following URL address into your web browser:Get a car hire in Tasmania with Skedaddle