Top 3 Best Places to Visit in Australia

Australia is one country that is also considered as a continent. It has a huge land mass and varying topography so visiting this place will give you more than just water activities, sightseeing and wonderful cities. This country should be one of your top choices when you want to experience wildlife and outdoor adventure, amazing coral and marine life, and not to mention glorious cities with amazing architectural creations.

 

You have not visited Australia if you haven’t spent time traipsing the Great Barrier Reef. This place is humungous biodiversity site off the coast of Queensland. Considered to be the world’s largest coral reef, you can find hundreds of species of whales, dolphins, turtles, saltwater crocodiles, birds and more.

 

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The Sydney Harbor on the other hand is the most iconic destination in Australia. Here you can view the beautiful Sydney Opera House and the surrounding contemporary architecture of the city.

 

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For those who want something different, skiing in the Snowy Mountains is recommended. It is the highest peak in the country and you can find Alpine flowers blooming if you visit at the right time of the year!

 

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Australia’s rich topography provides a variety of climates and activities for both local and tourists visiting the different states. Depending on what you want to see and experience, you can find the best travel deals and packages to make the most of your visit to Australia.

 

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Wine tour at Cape Winelands

Planning a trip to South Africa?  Don’t miss to book a wine tour at Cape Winelands. Take advantage of the  Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour to discover the picturesque vine yards’ spectacular scenery, feel the warm hospitality, fine wine tasting and world-class cuisines.

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The Cape Winelands is situated in the Western Cape Province located in the south-western tip of the African continent. It is known as one of the “pearls” of South Africa’s rural and small-town sub-regions. The district that offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience while roaming around the wine farms.  Continue reading

Windmills Across the Globe

Kinderdijk is a cozy little village located in the Southern part of Netherlands. This old-fashioned spot is a top favorite amongst travelers, where a display of 19 historical windmills can be seen. These quaint windmills have endured the test of time and are well-preserved to retain its remarkable look.

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Due to its good flow of wind. Crookwell town was selected for the construction of wind farm.  It is situated at Crookwell town in the west direction of Goulburn city of popular state New South Wales in Australia. It consists of eight turbines, each having a height of 45 meters and rotors having a diameter of more than 44 meters and is one of the first biggest wind farm in Australia.

 

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The giant windmills in Schiedam are hard to miss. It is one of the best places to go if you want to see the largest windmills in the world. The windmill ‘De Nieuwe Palmboom’ (The New Palm Tree) is a museum which tells everything there is to know about the history and purpose of the windmills of Schiedam. At present, only five of the original twenty windmills survive: ‘The Whale’, ‘The Three Cornflowers’, ‘The Freedom’, ‘The North’ and ‘The New Palm Tree’. A sixth mill ‘De Kameel’ (the Camel) was rebuild in 2011.

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The windmills of Mykonos boasts of 16 windmills in the whole of the island.

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Aside from its famous wine and medieval castles, the windmills of La Mancha, Spain is also renowned worldwide.

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The traditional local architecture of wooden houses black and green, craft workshops and many windmills in Zaanse Schans, Netherlands made them a famous tourist attraction.

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The windmills of Oland, Sweden were made to meet the needs of individual farms. Being the second largest island in Sweden, their windmills become identical to the image of this island.

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The Bangui Wind Mills or Wind Farm is composed of 15 wind turbines, each of them soaring high the equivalent of a 23-story building – planted in a row along the shore of Bangui Bay, Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

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Windmills are normally used to harness power of wind or current of air to perform mechanical work as well as generation of electricity. It does not only help a nation economically but later on became a tourist attraction as well.

 

Palawan’s Puerto Princesa Underground River

Another best tourist spot in the Philippines is the Palawan’s Puerto Princesa Underground River.  Lately, it was officially inaugurated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The place is located about 50 kilometres north of the city center of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, it is also called as Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

Puerto Princesa Underground River (photo from the web)

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5 Top Places to Visit in New Zealand

If you are planning a trip to this island nation in the Pacific Ocean there are many places that you might have already decided to visit but wherever you go, I would seriously consider including the 5 attractions listed below in your holiday itinerary. To make it easy to travel from one to another at your own pace it is worth thinking about taking advantage of one of the cheap RV rentals available in New Zealand. As long as you have a full driving licence and a few years’ experience on the roads in your home country, you should have no trouble finding a competitive deal from a local hire company.

Waterfalls in Tongariro National Park

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1. Tongariro National Park  – Home to three active volcanoes as well as several beautiful lakes and popular ski resorts, this is one place that you should definitely make time to visit when holidaying in New Zealand. If you are feeling energetic and have all day to spend in the park, you can tackle the 19km walk that takes in all the essential sights. Being situated in the middle of the North Island, Tongariro National Park is an excellent place to stop for a day or two when driving from Auckland to Wellington.

A view at the Bay of Islands

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2. If you are starting your trip from Auckland, you might like to head North before you make your way down to Wellington, and visit the Bay of Islands where many beautiful beaches can be found. However, if you are an enthusiastic angler or eager to see dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, sunbathing will probably be the last thing on your mind. The Bay of Islands is one of the most popular spots around the world for big game fishing and is renowned for its abundant marine wildlife. If you would like to get up close and personal with this wildlife, you can charter a yacht whilst in the area.

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