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When traveling to Australia and New Zealand, don't forget to catch tourist attractions such as the Great Ocean Road, Lady ...
Julia Percy Island, Shipwreck Coast in Victoria and whale watching.
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From Pristine surf beaches and secluded coastal hideaways to plunging limestone cliffs and tragic shipwrecks; the Great Ocean Road reveals new and exciting panoramas around every curve. Best known as the winding byway, the iconic Twelve Apostles, the famous road hugs the margin of the wild Southern Ocean and passes through a landscape of great diversity.
Visitors see quiet seaside towns, neat farmland, magnificent eucalyptic woodlands in pockets of temperate rain-forest, and wildlife-lover's paradise.
Visit Lady Julia Percy Island to see one of Australia's largest fur seal colonies. Watch Southern Right Whales and their calves in the waters of Logan's Beach; spot tiny penguins dotting the beaches in Twelve Apostles National Marine Park; peer at glow worms lighting the rain-forest of Melba Gully; glimpse the prolific platypus in Lake Elizabeth, or gaze up at Great Otway National Park's towering manna gums to see koalas lolling around. Wallabies, kangaroos, emus, and snakes roam the area.
To truly discover the intricacies of the Shipwreck coast, veer off the Great Ocean Road and step onto the Great Ocean Walk. Running between the celebrated road and coast for its entire 91 kilometers, the walk offers an intimate and lingering look at some of the coast's most famous features and many of its little-known treasures.
New Zealand is a country of rare seismic beauty: glacial mountains, fast-flowing rivers, deep, clear lakes, hissing geysers and boiling mud. There are also abundant native forests, long, deserted beaches and a variety of fauna, such as the kiwi, endemic to its shores.
Any number of vigorous outdoor activities, tramping (hiking), skiing, rafting and of course that perennial favorite bungy jumping are adventurous. You can swim with dolphins, gamble with newborn lambs, whale watch or fish for fattened trout in pristine streams and rivers.
Glass of local tap beer, $3.80 New Zealand, Litre of petrol $1.60, small bottle of water, $2.50, small bottle of beer, $3.50, souvenir t-shirt, $20.00, meat pie, $3.00, cup of coffee, $3.50, movie ticket, $15.00, motel/hotel double, $100.00.
Whether you experience it from behind the wheel of a car, pedaling a bicycle or treading the brilliant new Great Ocean Walk. The Great Ocean Road region is one of Australia's most beautiful and exhilarating.