The best way to tour Australia is to take a train that travels across it. The Indian Pacific Rail Service covers the longest rail route and is Australia’s most prominent attraction. The rail adventure will make you mesmerized when you get a glimpse of how big Australia really is.
As the train passes from Perth to Sydney and vice versa it takes you to some amazing landscapes of Australia like the mining towns and the Blue Mountains. The train also passes from the ruthless Nullabar Dessert. Nullabar holds historical importance. It dates back to 1841 when explorer Edward John Eyre crossed the Nullabar desert and labeled it as the ‘a hideous anomaly, a blot on the face of nature. The sort of place one gets to in bad dreams’. If your visiting Australia for the first time you may want to try the Whistletop tours at the Broken Hill and Adelaid. Also the gold mining town of Kalgoolie is a spectacular sight.
Queensland homes the Great Barrier Reef. According to tour operators if one is in the rural part of Queensland then the best way to have the best of time there is to wake up as soon as its dawn on the working cattle station and to go to Winton to explore Australia pre-historic past. The Smith’s tour takes you to the rural parts of Queensland. It’s a six day Longreach and Winton tour. The tourists are taken to the Lark Quarry to have the spectacular view of 3,300 fossilised footprints. Guests are also taken to the Waltzing Matilda Centre which is the only museum of its kind that’s dedicated to a song.
If you find the travel operators too expensive and are still looking for an adventure that doesn’t cost you much, a self-drive holiday wouldn’t burn your pocket and you can explore Australia and its beauty at your convenience. Petrol is cheap which makes sense to drive that many miles. For a memorable rural watch you must visit the Gibb River Road that was once used only by the stock. Between Derby and Kununurra lies a stretch of 416 miles that’s got world’s best red rock, savannah and cattle stations. The place is best visited between May and October. Some tips if you plan to drive everywhere: carry plenty of water, always inform your friends or family about the place your heading to and most importantly never leave the main road unless your sure about where you have to go.