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Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 | 0 comments |

Seeing Australia from a Different Point of View

You’ve got your flight to Australia lined up, now it’s time to get down to it and start plotting out your daily itinerary but you want to do something different than the normal tourist thing.  It just so happens that Australia is a perfect place to live those types of dreams and there are a variety of tours that can help you meet those desires.  From spending a day in the top of a rainforest, to flying in a helicopter to a remote island paradise, there is indeed something to fit your interests and budget.  In this post we will discuss just a few of the many ways in which one can begin to see Australia from a different vantage point.

Balloon over Australia

Balloon over Australia

Time to take Flight

If you want to see a truly unique perspective of the gorgeous Australian countryside, a helicopter ride can provide a completely exhilarating experience!  A variety of different packages are available, some will take travelers on a flight over the coastline, out to the sea to look at coral formations and then touch down and put you into a glass bottomed boat to spend the rest of the afternoon lounging out at sea.  Other flights will have the pilot taking guests through rainforests and by waterfalls, frequently giving amazingly unique photo opportunities from above.  One of the most intriguing packages includes a stop on absolutely stunning Green Island – if you haven’t heard of it before, Google it!   Definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to spend any time at all in a place like that, so secluded from the rest of the world.

Try something new

Many people never have the chance to fly in a hot air balloon, but while you are in the midst of the trip of a lifetime you can make it happen in Australia.  Cairns Tours offers daily excursions to the Atherton Tablelands where you will have a chance to gently fly above the tree tops, soaking in the views for 30 minutes.  Also, with the onboard binoculars one just might catch a glimpse of a kangaroo jumping around below.  Bring your camera, this is one you’ll never forget.  This excursion will take just the morning hours, giving you an amazingly peaceful ride during the early dawn moments.

Hangin’ in the tree tops

Cairns Tours also offers canopy ride adventures through the jungle that can truly make someone feel like they are in a real life Donkey Kong Country game.  The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway will take you silently over the top of the rainforest, providing panoramic views that you and your camera will absolutely love.  After enjoying the tree tops, hop on the scenic rail in Kuranda and enjoy another incredibly photogenic ride.  The all-inclusive pass will give you an entire day’s worth of adventure, offering many different perspectives of Australia.  Half-day passes are also available at a reasonable price point.  Other packages include stops at a crocodile and snake show, a truly Australian outback experience that should interest both kids and adults.

Final thoughts

No matter what your heart’s fancy is, there is something here in Australia waiting to amaze you.  Many of these packages offered by Cairns Tours are sure to leave you with an unforgettable day and many photographs to cherish for long after your trip ends.  Planning a trip to Australia is a big deal, but doing it right and booking tours in advance could save you money and will indeed save you precious time when you’re finally exploring the land down under.  If you have had the chance to experience any of these tours, let us know your thoughts in the comments!

This is a guest post written by George Watts on behalf of CairnsTours.net.au. Cairns Tours offer a wide variety of activities from the adrenaline junky to a family day out with the kids.

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