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Things To Do In Perth

5, April 2016 Posted by Australia_Travel

Things To Do In Perth, Western Australia

Perth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. It’s popular for a number of reasons, one of which is the majestic Swan River with its ecologically important Swan Coastal Plain. The Swan Coastal Plain has many attractions that recommend it to tourists. There is the Yanchep National Part, for example, and Nambung National Park. Read about what things to do in Perth for you and your family.

Perth - WA

Wetlands and dunes The Yanchep National Park is a mere 48km north of Perth and it’s a wetlands fanatic’s dream. There are four wetlands that are home to a variety of birds and animals. Unsurprisingly, most of the birds are water birds, such as swans (also unsurprisingly), pelicans, and kingfishers. It’s also a great place to spot Western Grey kangaroos. Much of the Swan Coastal Plain is under threat from urbanisation, but every effort is being made to keep the Yanchep National Park well-protected. Nambung National Park is Yanchep’s polar opposite. Here you will find the rolling yellow sands and limestone formations that make the Pinnacles Desert one of the most interesting attractions in Western Australia. You can also spend some time exploring the scene at some of the beaches in the park.

 

It’s all about the birds It’s not really all about the birds, but it might as well be given all the attention that the birds in the plain get. For example, the Northern Swan Coastal Plain Important Bird Area is pretty self-explanatory. It’s over 2300 square kilometres of protected land in the south western sector of Western Australia. The sheer size of the area means that it contains many, many additional attractions. Technically, Perth can be included in that list as it forms one of the area’s boundaries. It also includes the Swan River, the low Darling Scarp, the Yanchep National Park, and the very rough and rugged Neerabup National Park. BirdLife International designated it an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it’s home to many threatened bird species, including Short-billed Black Cockatoos, Red-capped Parrots, Red-eared Firetails, and Western Thornbills (Wikipeda).

Yanchep National Park

It’s not all about the birds It takes more than thousands of threatened birds to qualify a region as a specific botanical province. Other vulnerable, endangered, and endemic plant and animal species are at home in the Swan Coastal Plain. There are over 8000 plant species in the plain, including exotic Caladenia orchids, Synaphea flowers, Cockies Tongues, and the hardy red-blossomed quandong, a popular bush fruit which also has medicinal properties and can even be used as hair conditioner. Australia is not short of kangaroos, and it’s true that you’re likely to see a fair few while in the Swan Coastal Plain, but that’s not all there is. The coastal plains skink was only recently found in the region. Unfortunately, it’s also been found to be endangered; which is why the conservation projects in the plains are so important. Other animals you’ll see (some in obvious abundance and others that are more difficult to spot) include the Southwestern Pygmy Possum, the Tammar wallaby, and the cute-as-a-button Quokka.

 

More swan less plain: If you get tired of all the birds, plants, animals, and stunning landscapes, you can always trade in the Swan Coastal Plain for the Swan River and all its urban attractions in Perth. The obvious attractions are the water sports that are available up and down the river. Sunset cruises, ferry cruises, weekend yacht charters, parasailing, canoeing, jet skiing – you name it, you can do it on the Swan River. A less obvious attraction is the Bell Tower, a culturally-significant attraction which is steeped in history and which overlooks Swan River. You can hear the 12 Bells of St Martin-in-the-Fields which are rung every day at noon, or you can catch the bell handling displays that are held twice a week. You can also visit two of the most famous parks in Perth.

There are 400 hectares of Kings Park to explore, some of the prettiest of which are on the banks of Swan River. There are plenty of hiking and picnicking spots, not mention the Botanic Garden, and, of course, views of Swan River. Bold Park is close to Perth’s CBD and while it’s not as big as Kings Park, it certainly rivals it for attractions. There are plenty of walks, one of which takes you to a great lookout point above the Swan Coastal Plain. You don’t have to like actual swans to appreciate all the attractions that the Swan Coastal Plains and Swan River have to offer tourists. All you need is a sense of adventure and an appreciation of nature.

 

 

 

Happy Travelling!!

Adelaide To Perth Road Trip

6, July 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

Great Australian Road Trips: Adelaide To Perth Road Trip

An Adelaide to Perth Road Trip has everything, from fluffy and cute animals to majestic sea creatures. The total distance travelled in this road trip will be around 3800 Kms across the Nullabor Plain experiencing the wildlife and the diverse landscapes that satisfies both adventurers and nature lovers alike.

Adelaide is the state capital of South Australia, where one can explore and experience the Barossa Valley and Clare wine regions or jump across the Kangaroos Island. This town is also the gateway to Australia’s outback, including the Flinders Ranges

Adelaide to Perth Road Trip

 

Adelaide to Flinders Ranges:
A road drive from Adelaide to Flinders Ranges may take around 4 hours 15 minutes, which covers a total distance of around 370 Kms. Journeying north towards one of the world’s oldest mountain Ranges, The Flinders Ranges to venture the bottom of Alligator Gorge and walk onto the terraces and through the narrows formed from an ancient sea bed. Even today, the rock has ripples of sand which can be seen and felt by anyone visiting there.

The Flinders Ranges date back as far as a billion years and are a magnet for paleontologists and geologists who are keen to uncover the fossils hidden inside the mountain that may hold the key to human evolution. The seasonal changes in Flinders ranges are magnificent, thus making it a popular place for authors, poets, and artists. Following spring, the rain brings out brightly coloured wildflowers throughout the regions. Concealed within the Flinders Ranges through the gorge, lies a wonderland of wildlife.

Quorn is a home for the Pichi Richi Railway that played a crucial role in linking the different gauges of railway line crossing the continent. Moving towards the eastern edge of the range past Quorn, is the Warren Gorge, which is not only amazing but also has the almost extinct yellow-footed rock wallaby.

 

Flinders ranges to Eyre Peninsula:
The next stop in this long road drive journey is the Eyre Peninsula, which is the home for some great Australia’s wildlife. This place is well worth a stop, because there is incredible scenery and plenty of things to see and watch. The Lincoln National Park, Galwer Ranges National Park, Coffin Bay national Park, and a number of conservational parks and reserves are also there in Eyre Peninsula. You can even do fishing.

Eyre Peninsula is a surprisingly remote location with Port Lincoln as its only sizeable town. Some free camping spots are seen on the eastern side of the Peninsula, and one among them is the Lipson Cove. The beach, the hills and fishing here is really amazing.

Port Lincoln is situated in the Boston Bay and a home for huge tuna farming industry and tuna fleet. The Lincoln national park, located just down the road has abundant birdlife, stunning white beaches, as well as good access to fishing.

Tumby Bay, a seaside town is the best place for car parks, pubs, and fish-and-chip shops. Another tourist attraction, the Coffin Bay which is located little west is equally attractive. It offers some of the spectacular coastal scenery that ranges from sandstone, limestone, ancient limestone cliffs to long beaches.

The western coast of the Eyre Peninsula features wild seas, sheer cliffs, colonies of sea lions, and beautiful beaches. Head up to the Head of Bight near Ceduna, if you are planning to travel between the months of June and October to watch the beautiful Southern Right Whales migrating to warmer waters.

Eyre Peninsula

 

Eyre Peninsula to The Nullabor:
To taste the true West Australian outback, head toward the Nullabor plain. It’s also one of Australia’s best self-ride road trips. Austrians call it as null-boring, and is believed to be a place formed due to dried up sea bed.

If you are travelling in Nullabor in Car, there is nothing to worry about in this desert because every 200 Kms has a roadhouse, where you can get accommodation or free camping. Nullabor has many things to see and do.

Check in to the New Nullabor Links Golf even if you are not interested in golf. The 18 holes span a distance of around 1365 Kms, spread across the Eyre Highway with a hole at every roadhouse and town between Kalgoorie and Ceduna.

Another must see place is the Bunda Cliff, which is still a part of Australian Bight. The cliff offers some magnificent views of the surrounding places, but make sure you don’t get blown off by the strong winds blowing here.

The road signs in Australia are pretty much exciting, at least for a foreigner. Kangaroo, Wombat, and camel crossing signs can be seen frequently on the roads of Nullabor while moving ahead.

Border village between the Southern and Western Australia’s some interesting things to see. A giant Kangaroo statue, the Rooley II Statue is one where you can climb into its pouch and take a funny picture. Just behind the statue is the golf course. Once you cross the border, a big monument or a statue is found having some useful information on tourist attractions, wildlife, etc underneath.
Eucla is one of the best places to relax and take a break. Do not forget to visit the Eucla Telegraph station (not in use any more), which is getting gradually buried into the sand. Climbing on the buried telegraph station is not only fun but also provides a fantastic view of the surrounding places, such as coasts and sand dumes which are well worth to experience and explore.

Nullarbor Plains

 

Nullabor to Esperence:
A bit of a detour to the western side, you can reach Esperence. Since you are heading from deserted Nullobor, Esperence may seem to you like a big town. This place has more than 9 national parks. This is one place where the blue beach mixes with powder white beaches and also you have enough stopways and swims in between.

Experence is a remote beach town, and has some of Australia’s best scenery. It is a blessed place having clean beaches, untouched islands, turquoise waters, and colour filled wildflowers.

Most of Esperence’s attractions are easily accessible for anyone, however having a 4 wheeler is easy to venture off the beaten track. Idyllic spots for swimming and snorkeling are the Twilight Cove and the Blue haven Beach. The lagoon, just east of west beach is also the best for snorkeling, according to local people.

In the town of Espernece, the adventure continues with steam train rides, mini golf, canoeing, sand boarding, abseiling, diving and fishing charters, island cruises, helicopter flights, coach tours, indigenous cultural tours, and self-drive beach safaris. It is also a good choice for motels, hotels, restaurants, backpackers, chalets, and Bed and breakfast.

The art centre, galleries, and Museum in Esperence are other must-see places in this small beach town. Check out the museum to see what is left after the NASA Skylab slammed back to earth neat Belladonia. On the way to Cape le Grand, one can find ancient druid history with a full-size replica of Stonehenge.

 

Esperence to Albany:
Travel through the beautiful national park towards Albany, which is one of the oldest town in Western Australia. It has the oldest river system in the whole world called the “Ancient Kalgan River”, and no trip to Albany Ends without a trip on the local riverboat, the Kalgan Queen to the river. You can also do fishing while travelling in the kalgan queen

Whale watching is very popular in Albany if travelled to this region between July and August. In Australia, Albany was the last mainland Whaling station. It is the Whale world, the building with some of the greatest tale to tell. However, it is not functional now and was closed in the year 1978. Whale watching can be done in almost all beaches in Albany, but start off at the lookouts between the Albany

Esperance, WA

 

Town Centre and the Middleton Beach.
The city of Albany marks its spot where European traveler’s fist set their foot here in Western Australia. Much of the city’s legacy remains even today with 50 colonial buildings standing proudly as restaurants, galleries and museums.

Torndirrup national Park is one of the most scenic coastal are that is perfect for whale watching. Other things to see and do in Albany includes wine tasting, fishing, Old Convict Gaol Museum, King George Sound hub of Albany, natural rock bridge, West cape Howe national Park, York Street in the centre of Albany, and kalgan Cruises.

 

Albany to The Valley Of The Giants, Walpole:
Walpole has a wide range of tourist attractions and activities like fishing, boating, hiking, golf, and bush walking. There are beautiful beaches, islands, and massive cliffs too. Travelling in the town of Walpole makes easy access to Fuel, as it has 2 petrol stations. Apart from this, bakeries, hardware store and few cafés are also there.

The Coalmine caravan park in Walpole has a number of facilities for visitors like toilets, showers and even cooking facilities. Other caravan parks are also there in Walpole that can be utilized. Do not forget to go for fishing in Walpole. Fishes like herring, beam, pink snapper, tailor, Whiting, Flathead, Skippy, and other fishes too. Fishing competitions are held regularly in Walpole due to the great fishing options the city offers.

One of the most popular tourist attraction, the valley of the Giants is just a short drive from Walpole. It is a stunning towering forest around Walpole and a tranquil township. There is something unique about this Walpole; It has giant red tingle trees that grow up to 40 metres. You can get a bird’s eye view of the sky scrapping trees from the valley of Giants treetop walks. Cruise along the Walpole’s inlet and river, and explore the white pristine beaches of the Walpole-Nornalup National park.

Aerial view of Princess Royal Harbour and Middleton Beach, Albany

 

The Valley Of The Giants to Perth:
The distance between The Valley of the Giants and Perth is around 400 Kms that can be travelled in around 5 hours’ time. This was easy enough in my trusty ute. Perth, due to its huge foreign investment and mineral resources, has tall buildings touching the skyline and influx of immigrants, thus giving it a healthy diversity.

A visit to the surfer’s paradise town of Yallingup in the Margaret river is another popular tourist attraction. Apart from surfing caves and wine tasting are other reason why people flood into this tourist location. Visit the caves around Margaret river and watch up close and personal the crystalline features of the stalactites and stalagmites. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this booming town and discover the underwater world at Busselton for the last wild encounter.

Perth has a number of tourist spots. Some of the best places to visit include the Perth Zoo, Perth Mint, Adventure World, AQWA, and the Perth bell tower. The perth zoo is a place for fun and entertainment and can be visited throughout the year. Just take a tour and watch the creatures during their feeing time, and take pictures of your favourite animal or bird.

Perth Mint is one of the biggest gold and silver producers in the world. It is here the Australian gold and silver bullion coins are manufactured, in addition to gold and silver bars. It is a place which offers a combination exhibitions, attractions, and demonstrations to its visitors.

A biggest theme park in WA, is the Adventure park in Perth. It has many attractions and over 23 rides. If you are interested in marine life, then AQWA (The Aquarium of Western Australia) is a must see place, which is an underwater marine attraction showcasing unique and incredible marine life of western Australia.Don’t forget to visit the Perth Bell Tower which is a 271 foot high glass and copper campanile and has 18 below known as swan bells. Every year thousands of people from around the world visit the Perth bell Tower which makes it one of the best tourist attraction in Perth.

Tourist attractions in Perth are not limited to the above but also include Fremantle, Rottnest island, Swan Valley, Lancelin, New Morcia, Mandurah, York, Cottesloe and the Araluen Botanical garden.

 

Conclusion:
The journey between Adelaide to Perth, across the Nullabor Plain is an unforgettable long trip of around 3800 Kms distance. Get prepared earlier for the journey earlier, to make the trip pleasant and rewardable.

 

 

 

 

Happy Travelling!!

 

 

 

Things To See In Australia

13, May 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

Some Great Things To Visit in Australia


Things To See In Australia – Viewing all that Australia has got to offer in a few days is unfeasible. Due to the remoteness of the country it’s essential to have lengthy travel plans to visit a lot of the places in Australia. To think about a trip to Australia, you must have a minimum of 15 days. Furthermore, the dimensions of the country, one of the largest in the world, entails thousands of  miles to see everything.

Please check the Australian Visa and passport information before booking your Australian Holiday

 

What ever your sort of holiday, budget, family condition or journey type, your holiday to Australia will full fill all of your travel needs plus more. Visit Australia Holidays or Gold Coast Hotels for over 4000 hotels spread around Australia.

 

 

Most Beneficial and Most Visited Locations in Australia are :

Great Barrier Reef – more than 2,000 km of coral reef off the coast of Queensland, considered one of many major wonders of the world. Might be explored with goggles and flippers, or sailing, scenic flight in a glass bottom boat or staying in certainly one of its many islands surrounded by coral

Things To See in Australia

Whitsunday Islands – Can be enjoyed in some ways: searching at the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, chill out by the poolside at a luxurious resort, feel like a castaway on a secluded beach, or visit its waters aboard a sail boat.

 

Daintree Rainforest – a historic forest included inside the World Heritage Listing and stuffed with fan palms, ferns, mangroves, birds, bugs and frogs. You may explore on guided walks during the day, evening tours for wildlife viewing, hiking in the mountains, interpretive walks by platforms, walks by way of the treetops, trails and not using a guide, Jeep tours, horseback riding.

 

Lifeguard competitions in Gold Coast surfers – They’re tanned and muscular gods of the ocean and icons Australian seaside culture. In Gold Coast, surfers confronted each other in competitions which are demanding events season where they swim, run and make trainers racing. An extraordinary sporting occasion

 

The Sydney Opera House – one of the important sights of this city. Moreover offering a very good music program, is a building-icon and everybody can go to restaurants and bars or cross it day by day via their circuits. Sydney the Bay Bridge is celebrating its first 80 years

Sydney Harbour

 

Melbourne – well-known for its cosmopolitan nightlife and for its eating places
Finals of the Australian Football League (AFL)- Celebrated in Melbourne in the last weeks in September. It is a perfect day to benefit from the Australian setting in a good pub and have fun with the followers of this sport.

 

Great Ocean Road – The Twelve Apostles are rock formations that emerge from the speeding waters of the sea and is likely one of the most famous sights of Victoria. Along a winding street that crosses beaches, jungles and villages. Later, the Ocean Road takes you to the sea jewel of Port Fairy and Cape Bridgewater isolated. Also stroll ready from the Great Ocean Path Apollo Bay to the Apostles.

The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC

The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC

 

 

Wilsons Promontory – Located in Victoria this national park offers among the greatest opportunities to apply sendermismo Australian coast and camping. Hikers must walk the Great Promenade Stroll, three days, one night time will stay in the keeper’s house.

 

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – a spot of pilgrimage within the desert. A whole lot of miles to be traveled to get there. As well as the park has many different factors of interest embody the unbelievable Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), and beautiful sunsets.
Mona- a unique museum located in an incredible place by the river, which can be reached by ferry from the port of Horbart. The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) of the Estate Morella is an modern world-class institution. One of the vital extraordinary inventive experiences of the country.

 

Byron Bay – A small, cozy seaside resort, dynamic, relaxed alternative. It may sound very touristy however is an ideal place for his lengthy, quiet stretches of beach and delightful heart underdeveloped. There are surf, various existence, natural and new age, and all very near Sydney – New South Wales.

Byron Bay

 

 

Meals and wine for “gourmet” – In Australia you could find delicacies to go well with all budgets, wines and cheeses in Tasmania, espresso in Melbourne, Sydney oysters and shellfish, red claw in South Australia, crayfish in Western Australia or the food of the Aborigines in the Northern Territory.

 

Canberra – known for its museums – Essential to the National Gallery of Australia, with its magnificent collection of Australian art, Asian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

 

Cradle Mountain – Crescent-shaped ridge is a steep rock sculpted by ice and wind after millennia of erosion. It is the most recognisable and spectacular peak of Tasmania. To top it takes a whole day however offers incredible panoramic alpine coronary heart of Tasmania.

 

Perth and Fremantle – Perth may be far away, however it will not be a cultural wasteland. Subtle restaurants serve fashionable Australia a brand new collection of elegant cocktail is rising in the most distant alleys. Downstream, the lively port of Fremantle gives a pub on every corner that is not occupied by a hostel and caddied and colonial buildings.

 

Broome and the Kimberley region – a city which is a dynamic mix of contemporary bars, seashores, nature, locals and vacationers of all types. Area is land of camels, baobabs and cave paintings.

 

South west coast of Western Australia – from winery to vineyard country roads shaded by eucalyptus trees. You can too discover caves and historic towns. Surfers flock to benefit from the well-known waves round Margaret River and many visitors come to see humpback whales.

 

Aboriginal Artwork in Western Australia – In this area of 59,000 Aborigines dwell nation of various ethnic groups and with totally different idiom’s. In upstate, the Kimberley region offers the artwork of the Wandjina, Gwion Gwion’s (Bradshaw) and up to date Aboriginal art.

Aboriginal Art

 

Darwin and Kakadu National Park – Located in the Northern Territory and destroyed by bombing through the Second World War and by Cyclone Tracy, Darwin has reinvented itself. This distant town has emerged from the tropical humidity to become a multicultural metropolis and hedonistic. It’s the place to begin for realising the Kakadu National Park. Aboriginal rock artwork, bao sheer cliffs and idyllic ponds fed by enormous waterfalls.

 

Wine regions of South Australia – Adelaide is intoxicated by the success of its three world-well-known wine regions: the Barossa Valley, north, south McLaren Vale space, and the Clare Valley Riesling and their famous bike rides.

 

Fraser Island – an ecological jewel by which dingoes roam and luxurious rainforest grows on sand. A primitive utopian island with plentiful wildlife, together with dingoes, which are native dogs livingthroughout the remote areas.

 

Commentary of wildlife – There’s much to find in Australia: south of the east coast you will see penguins and sea lions, north extraordinary cassowaries and crocodiles that seem dinosaurs. And throughout the country, a lot of animals that can’t be found in some other a part of the world: koalas, kangaroos, wombats and platypus. There are whales on the coast, sea turtles and of course, with its omnipresent kookaburras singing.

Kangaroo

 

 

Tanami Road and Canning Stock Route Western Australia – Right in the outback, a perfect highway to journey in motor homes or the household car. The sky is blue, redder dust and salt lakes whiter than anyplace else on the planet.

 

Birdsville horse racing – It began in 1882 and has now turn into a huge occasion with over 6,000 spectators who flock to this tiny town to take pleasure in four days of dusty race and huge amounts of alcohol. Held in early September.

 

What ever your sort of holiday, budget, family condition or journey type, your holiday to Australia will include all of your needs plus more.

 

 

Happy Travelling!!!!!

Great Fishing Spots To Fish In Australia

20, March 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

Fantasy Fishing Spots Down Under

Great Fishing Spots To Fish In Australia – Australia hosts one of the most diverse and abundant plant and animal infrastructures on the planet, and when it comes to fishing, it is off the scale! You are absolutely spoilt for choice in this huge country, so here we are narrowing the choice down somewhat.  If you ever fancied doing a mega fishing road and boat trip down under, why not use this guide and see how tight your lines become?

 

Transport Details
You should sort out a decent four wheel drive vehicle if you want to visit these places without any added drama. The terrain can be a little unpredictable along the way and you don’t want to waste any valuable fishing time on pesky car repairs! Pack a decent tent and bring your best buddies along and have the time of your lives!

Beach and 4WD

 

 

Broome – Western Australia
We begin on Australia’s north coast and what a place to start! The area is very undeveloped and this adds to the overall feel of the experience. Broome is renowned for its fabulous fishing riches and you will not be disappointed. You need to book a boat trip and head off towards the open seas for some wild and exciting possibilities. Cast a line over one of the many reefs and you will soon be struggling to reel in a prize Sailfish or even a tasty Coral Trout.

Broome Fishing

 

Exmouth – Western Australia
Another knockout fishing paradise in Western Australia, Exmouth is slightly more populated than Broome but the fishing is just as awesome. Again you should head out to the reef and see if you can hook a specimen marlin or perhaps a tasty queen fish will take your bait. You can also dabble with some shore fishing and may end up with enough mud crab and squid for a decent meal.

Exmouth Fishing – Western Australia

 

Blackwood – Western Australia
Drive about four hundred clicks south of Exmouth and you will find yourself in sunny Blackwood river, the longest in SW Australia. Instead of sea fishing, you will be looking for freshwater beauties. You will be looking to hook some decent sized black bream and snag a few crayfish for a decent barbeque later on.

Blackwood River WA

 

Nelson – Victoria
Nelson beach offers some spectacular sunsets whilst fishing around the rip holes for some nice mackerel. You can venture up to the Glenelg river estuary for a spot of salmon and perch bashing if that floats your boat. The variety on offer here is truly astounding, not to mention you can have a jolly good surf to boot.

Nelson Beach – Victoria

 

Lake Hume – Victoria
A seriously stocked reservoir full of specimen sized brown trout, you can also enjoy the company of some European carp and Murray cod. You should come here in either spring or winter if you want the best results.

Lake Hume - Victoria

 

Bermagui – New South Wales
One of the nation’s best spots for sport fishing and you cannot afford to leave this place off your fantasy list. You will see monster shark as well as huge tuna and marlin all vying for your baited hook. You can also indulge in some fresh water fishing in the Bermagui river.

Bermagui

 

About The Author
Dion Hayden loves fishing and feels that Australia has some of the best places to fish. He often goes out with his friends on a fishing trip and insists on using his lucky fishing rod. He also describes his experiences on his blog.

 

 

Happy Travelling!!!

 

 

 

Ashes Cricket

2, December 2013 Posted by Australia_Travel

Ashes Cricket in Australia, Accommodation and Tours Deals

If you have heard the Barmy Army are in town then you know that Ashes cricket is hitting Australia. Coming to Australia for the cricket is a great adventure and one that you will talk about for years. Whether Australia are playing England or another first class team, you will be ensured that the crowds will be roaring and the sun will be shining and the beers will be flowing.

And despite England’s poor showing in the first test in Brisbane, online betting sites are reporting a lot of interest in England’s revised odds of 11-4 to win the series.

These may be England fans talking with their hearts more than their heads, but it has to be said that England often start badly and they have proved themselves to be the superior side in the last three Ashes series.

But whether or not you’re really into your sports betting, it still may be a good idea to book a last minute deal if you have any kind of interest in cricket whatsoever. This is, of course, the peak season to visit Australia and any one or perhaps all the next four test series would make a perfect winter getaway for English fans.

The next test will be in Adelaide – a beautiful city where the temperatures at this time of year average around 27 degrees. Then it’s west to Perth which needs no introduction for anyone remotely familiar with Australia. Perth is a breath-taking city and again, this is the ideal time to visit and to soak up the sun on the beaches while you’re not watching the games.

Adelaide Oval

 

For the fourth series, which begins on Boxing Day, it’s off to Melbourne as per Ashes tradition, for the opening day.

Then the grand finale will be at the famous “SCG” – the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 3rd to the 7th when someone will be winning the Ashes. And whether all the England fans will be flying back happy or a little sad – you can guarantee that they’ll have a healthy summer glow about them having had a great tour visiting some of the world’s finest cities at the ideal time of year to visit them. And it’s not too late to join the party if you haven’t bought your ticket yet.

Sydney Cricket Ground

 

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