Australie | VIC | Great Ocean Road
Australia has cattle farms that are larger than the province of Utrecht and cities that are not minutes away from each other, but days. Whether you're referring to the country's cities, beaches, rainforests or pure food, Australia is the absolute ultimate in holiday destinations which send your senses reeling and have you craving for more.
Australia is magnificent and vast: too large to explore in one go, which is why many visitors return time and time again to explore other parts of the country. Every time you will be amazed at how expansive it is, how the colours contrast and how the people really enjoy life - an existence that we can hardly imagine in our small wet country. Don't be deluded by people who claim to have seen the entire country - hardly anyone has achieved that! And don't try to plan a holiday by drawing a line on the map between the highlights either - if only it was that easy. Base your choices on how much time you have instead, and what you want to see.
Australia's cities are a holiday destination in their own right, which is really not so strange considering that everything in the cities revolves around lifestyle and pleasure - an attitude that is hard to find in Europe. Sydney and Melbourne hold an almost magical appeal for European visitors and Perth is also worth a visit. At only four hour's flight from Singapore, Perth is a great place to start or end your journey. Nearly all of Australia's large cities have one thing in common: water. Whether it's beautiful harbours, stunning beaches or fascinating rivers, most Australians can drive to a place where they can go swimming in the sunshine within an hour. And they love to do just that. Many people like to take a refreshing dip in the sea before starting work.
Regardless of the states or cities you want to visit, your holiday in Australia is not complete within gaining at least an impression of the dry inland area - the Outback. Travellers have avoided the Outback for many years; it was synonymous with flies, heat and dust - a vast amount of dust... In recent years the desire has increased to explore the Outback and to discover what daily life is like in the countryside. The farmer you stay with will tell you that he has to drive more than 100 kilometres to reach the entrance of his sheep station, and that he needs a helicopter to muster all of his cattle from the far corners of his ranch. The Outback is much more interesting, accessible and impressive than even the most experienced travellers expect. This is why we think the Outback should be an essential element of (almost) every travel itinerary through Australia.