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Cruise to Papua New Guinea and learn to take underwater photos

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Vicki Tester

 

When planning your bespoke trip to Australia make sure you talk to us about your time in Perth. There is so much to do here with the Daintree Forest, Great Barrier Reef and Tablelands to explore. You should ensure you give yourself plenty of time to see all that this part of Australia has to offer. It is a holiday destination in its own right.

For those that want to make even more of their time here and to explore even further afield then the following could be added to your tailor made holiday. Join a 6 day adventure with North Star Cruises to Papua New Guinea.

Picture courtesy of True North

Picture courtesy of True North

You will fly from Cairns (flight costs included) to Alotau to join your North Star vessel and sail in to the South China Strait. Over the next few days you will explore the Louisiade Archipelago, one of the great island arcs of the South Pacific, nearly 400kms of islands and barrier reefs along the northern edge of the Coral Sea. You will meet the seafaring Dobu people and have the best diving, snorkelling and fishing to be found in Papua New Guinea.

Snorkel over the Japanese Zero wreck at Deboyne Island, swim with manta rays at Losai Island and drift snorkel with huge trevally fish at Nivani Pass. You will have the chance to explore the little islands and to meet the locals and enjoy amazing meals on shore and on board. Take to the air in the helicopter to fly over the Calvados Barrier Reef and again over Misima Island for stunning views of emerald green islands in a deep blue tropical sea.

Finally, on some of the cruises an award winning underwater photographer will be on board to give you tips and guidance on how to make your underwater photos the envy of friends.

Call us to ensure Perth and Papua New Guinea are part of your bespoke, tailor made Australian holiday on 01323 446550 or email: info@expereinceholidays.co.uk

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

 

Picture courtesy of True North

Picture courtesy of True North

Western Australia

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Amanda Skingle

 

Picture courtesy of Tourism Austraila

Picture courtesy of Tourism Austraila

Western Australia is the largest state and is about 10 times the size of the UK, yet it only has a quarter of the population of London. With such a variety of landscapes and so many things to do there is more to this side of Australia than you think! Here is a taste of what’s on offer:

Perth

The main gateway to Western Australia, Perth is the place to start or end your holiday and with so much to do you will need a few days here to explore. You could take a picnic to Kings Park and Botanic Garden, take the free city bus to attractions such as the Perth Cultural Centre, Art Gallery and the Swan Bell Tower, cruise along the Swan River or just sit and relax on Cottesloe Beach.

Ningaloo Reef

The Ningaloo Reef is little brother to the Great Barrier Reef.  Closer in to the shore, it is easily accessible to all.  500 species of fish are to be found here, plus sharks, enormous manta rays, whale sharks, turtles and dugongs.

Picture courtesy of Tourism Australia

Picture courtesy of Tourism Australia

Rottnest Island

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then take the short ferry ride over to Rottnest Island. It is classified as a Class A Nature Reserve so you can expect to see protected and rare species of plants, marine life and wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for quokkas, a small kangaroo like animal only found in Western Australia.

The Pinnacles

The Pinnacles are found in the Nambung National Park, about three hours north of Perth along the Indian Ocean Drive. Here you can see the weathered limestone spires rise out of the yellow sand dunes. Once there you can enjoy either a scenic walk or follow one of the drive trails through the park.

Margaret River

Just three hours south of Perth you can discover one of Western Australia’s most renowned food and wine regions. With more than 120 wine producers, this area produces some of the countries best wines. Many food and wine events are held throughout the year and one of the most popular is the Margaret River Gourmet Escape which is a four day event held in November.

The Kimberley

Found in the north of Western Australia close to the boarder of the Northern Territory, The Kimberley is made up of rugged gorges, white rapids, and calm ocean. There is plenty to do there from a sunset camel ride in Broome, a 4WD down the Gibb River Road and the unusual scenery of the Bungle Bungles in PurnululuNational Park.

So with all this and a whole lot more there really are some great reasons to visit Western Australia. Call us today on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk to start planning your bespoke, tailor made holiday down under.

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