Stargazing in Blue Mountains
A new kind of tourist is making their way to the Blue Mountains, where they can enjoy the best of both worlds – being immersed in the wilderness of the valleys by day and gazing up at the wondrous stars in clear skies by night. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Southern Sky and its celestial wonders, that are only visible from the southern hemisphere. Through a professional-grade telescope you will observe objects, depending on the time of year and night, such as The Moon; Saturn; Jupiter; Mars; Venus; The Orion Nebula; Star clusters; Double & triple stars; Deep space objects such as galaxies and our Milky Way. and even Shooting stars if you are lucky!
Cycle in Hunter Valley
Enjoy the independence of self-guided cycling and take on a journey around Hunter Valley to experience some of the best it has to offer. It is not just the wine on show – artisan olive producers, chocolatiers, chefs and bakers showcase the best of the region at the many farms, cafes and restaurants. Staying in the heart of the valley at Pokolbin, the primary wine-growing area within Hunter Valley, everything is waiting to be discovered. The beauty of a cycle tour is that you are free to set your own pace, with time to enjoy a long lunch, sample local delicacies or stop for wine tastings en route. With two days spent cycling in the Valley, you can really gain an appreciation for the exceptional wine and produce of the region.
Explore Grampians National Park
The Grampians, a series of spectacular sandstone ridges working together to create a dazzling landscape of peaks and valleys three hours west of Melbourne in Victoria, are an adventure lover’s dream come true, but are also a fantastic destination for all of the family. Here you will find a sprinkle of historic towns interspersed with jaw-dropping waterfalls, panoramic lookouts and a bounty of wildlife and adrenaline activities.
Sleeping with tigers at Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Canberra
Jamala Wildlife Lodge is Canberra’s first, all-inclusive luxury accommodation experience. Located within the grounds of the National Zoo and Aquarium, Jamala boasts three 5-star, African styled accommodation hubs, specifically designed to provide guests with a unique and interactive experience with some of the zoo’s most amazing residents. Choose to spend the night only metres away from lions, sun bears, cheetah or tigers in the Jungle Bungalows or relax on the balcony of the Giraffe Tree House as you marvel at the size and beauty of your new giant friends – giraffes, deer and alpacas.