Walk the base of Ayers Rock in the company of an Aboriginal elder
Stay in a Robinson Crusoe-style hideaway on the Great Barrier Reef
Enjoy a cold beer watching kangaroos graze and the sun set on the Gawler Ranges
Take in a show at Sydney Opera House
Go bird watching on the Mary River Flood plains; on the edge of Kakadu National Park
Sleep out under the stars in a 'swag'; the bedding of choice for generations of bushmen
Explore Lord Howe Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site with restricted visitor numbers
There is far more to Australian city life than just Sydney. Its big rival, Melbourne, is blessed with a more European ambience; with trams and pavement cafes as much a part of the experience as the buzzing sports and cultural scene. Coastal Darwin, Perth and Brisbane offer further worlds to explore.
Away from the cities, Australia's stunningly diverse landscape boasts everything from vast, barren deserts, where kangaroo and emu bound through the arid surroundings, to tropical rainforests, rugged mountains and pristine beaches. Then, of course, there's the epic monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the Great Barrier Reef, where an undiscovered world opens up beneath the surf. With tourist numbers up and interest in Australian holidays never higher, this is the perfect time to bury those anachronistic Crocodile Dundee clichés and discover the real Australia.
The majority of accommodation is hosted on outback properties, homesteads, small bush camps and lodges; each carefully chosen by us for its wilderness location, and for the unique insight that it offers into Australia's natural environment.
Steppes Travel specialises in providing exclusive tailor made holidays throughout Australia's diverse environment and the locations we select are often remote, wild and difficult to reach. Our aim is to take you away from mainstream tourism in Australia and offer you exclusive and inspirational exposure to Australia's natural environment and its unique flora & fauna, through the eyes of those who live here.
For more information or advice about holidays to Australia, please contact our Australian specialist, Charles, on 01285 651 010.
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