Refuge of species that we would not see anywhere else, Australia conceals an infinite variety of plants and animals that can be easily observed in their natural habitat.
Enough to make many discoveries in the middle of nature, which will make your stay memorable.
Australia, the land of 1001 adventures
The Eyre Peninsula located in South Australia offers a spectacle of extreme natural beauty, with a multitude of landscapes and outdoor adventures.
We allow ourselves a swim with the dolphins and the sea lions, the latter not hesitating to do somersaults and other acrobatics near the divers, as if to distract them.
Sea lions at Baird Bay Greg Snell Tourism Australia
On the bush side (or Outback), we rush to Bamurru Plains, an eco-lodge of 10 raised tents, located on the edge of Kakadu National Park, classified as a World Heritage Site.
Airboat safaris, crocodile and bird watching sessions, guided tours of the rock art caves of Arnhem Land: the lodge offers 1,001 activities to take in the view.
Semi-open, the bungalows allow you to stay in touch with the surroundings and fall asleep to the sound of wildlife.
A preserved wild territory, between land and sea
Who said Australia lacked heavenly beaches?
And for good reason, the island is full of landscapes whose breathtaking beauty promises highly "instagrammable" shots.
Just a two-hour flight from Sydney, UNESCO-listed Lord Howe Island sees no more than 400 visitors at a time, preserving its turquoise blue lagoon, sublime corals and teeming marine life mass tourism.
Spectacular dives, trips in a glass bottom boat or simple swimming, you will enjoy a stay under the sign of water with the Capella Lodge as your base camp, a luxury hotel overlooking the beach and the volcanic peaks whose infrastructures were built with strict respect for their environment.
Makambo Loft, Island of Lord Howe Capella Lodge
And for those who have resolutely sea legs, they won't resist the call of Reefsleep, an extraordinary experience that allows you to spend the day on the Great Barrier Reef, between diving and boat trips, but also to spend the night aboard the Reefworld platform while enjoying a last underwater excursion under the stars.
Learning from Aboriginal Peoples
With over sixty thousand years of history, the Aboriginal and Island cultures of Australia reveal a most diverse cultural fabric, with more than 250 indigenous groups and communities with incomparable traditions.
Enough to ensure experiences that are as authentic as they are unique, whether you are a lover of adventure, culinary outings or in search of highly spiritual encounters.
Priority is given to accommodation offered by Aboriginal populations, such as the Wilpena Pound Resort which, in the heart of the Adnyamathanha (Yura) people, in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park in South Australia, provides "glamping" style tents » and hotel rooms, but also free daily cultural activities and excursions in Aboriginal communities.
Wilpena Pound Resort, Adnyamathanha Country Morgan Settle Tourism Australia
As for gastronomy, we discover the ingredients of choice of the aborigines through guided walks in the bush, like the one offered by Walkabout Cultural Adventures in the tropical North of Queensland, where a guide Kuku Yalanji – whose ancestors live in the region for thousands of years – takes you on a deeply personal tour.
Another essential part of Aboriginal culture is exploring rock art sites alongside Aboriginal guides, as well as visiting Aboriginal artists' studios and galleries exhibiting their work.
For example, the Maruku Arts Dot Painting Workshop at Ayers Rock Resort.
One can also discover the screen printing techniques of the artisans of the Tiwi Islands during the Tiwi by Design tour of SeaLink NT.
Tiwi Islands James Fisher Tourism Australia
And for those who prefer the liveliness of the big Australian cities, they can immerse themselves in the mysteries of Aboriginal culture in city museums such as the Australian Museum in Sydney, which offers the First Nations art collection, or during visits urban like the one hosted by Dreamtime Southern X.