The British Lions Roar Down Under
In June 2013 The British Lions Rugby team will be touring Australia and it makes for a really good excuse to head down under, not only do you get to see some great rugby, it is taking place when airfares are at their lowest and the weather in Queensland is at its best. With a bit of careful planning you can spend some time on the Gold Coast whilst watching the first test in Brisbane before heading up to Tropical North Queensland to enjoy a few days on the beach or around the pool whilst also visiting the Great Barrier Reef and stunning scenery of the Tropical Rainforests. Finally cap it all off with some time in one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world, Sydney, where you will have the opportunity to see the 3rd and final test match.
There are several ways you can go about making your holiday arrangements and Amity World Travel have the experience and knowhow to make sure you get the best itinerary for your time and money. The options include fully escorted touring, semi escorted and totally independent travel, Amity staff will be able to help you decide the best option to suit your needs.
There aren’t many places as laid back as Tropical North Queensland where dressing up for dinner means putting on your best T-shirt and thongs (flip flops) and with daytime temperatures averaging around 80F. Apart from great weather and a laid back lifestyle there is so much more on offer: The Great Barrier Reef with its snorkelling and diving opportunities as well as semi-submersibles for those not wanting to get their feet wet. Listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the reef is made up of well over 2500 separate coral reefs, teeming with tropical fish so vibrant in colour it has to be seen to believe, add to this the possible chance to see turtles and dolphins and it will be a day you never forget. Back on dry land the main draw is the rainforests with their diverse flora and fauna that just seems to go on forever, with opportunities to go through it, over and around it by skyrail, foot, boat and train. The highlight for many will be a trip to the Daintree, this is where 2 world heritage sites collide, the magical Daintree Rainforest and the sparkling Coral Sea with the afore mentioned Great Barrier Reef. A day in the Daintree will offer the opportunity to experience the tranquillity and splendour of the Mossman Gorge and to cruise the mighty Daintree River to admire the stunning wildlife and to search for the elusive estuarine crocodiles in their natural habitat.
There are many places to stay along the Queensland coast that cater for all tastes and budgets from the boutique hotels to be found in Palm Cove and Mission Beach to the larger more family friendly resorts of Port Douglas, whilst the City of Cairns has been slowly transforming itself in recent years from the backpackers stop off point to something far more cosmopolitan with its upmarket marina, good choice of restaurants and a huge saltwater lagoon. Cairns also offers easy access to the Reef and its Islands as well as being just a short drive to many attractions including the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which winds its way up the mountain through the rainforest offering excellent photo opportunities along the way before heading back down over the rainforest canopy via the Skyrail.
With so much to see and do it makes sense to contact an Australian specialist such as Jeff Kilby at Amity World Travel in Segensworth, Fareham, who will be able to guide you through the myriad of choices, making sure you get the holiday of your dreams.
The British Lions Roar Down Under