Seniors Are Off To Explore Australia

Australia is a long ways off.  For senior citizens who have been there, they well know the hours it takes to fly from LA or SF to Sydney or Melbourne. While is it the smallest of continents, it’s big with nearly 3 million square miles and slightly smaller than the 48 US states and Brazil.

Can you name five cities in Australia?  How about just three?  Most senior travelers know of Sydney or Melbourne.  What most of us do not realize is the Great Victoria Desert that covers over 150,000 square miles.  There are even wild camels roaming around and they are wrecking some sacred sites.

Australia is one of the most remote countries in the world and is known both for its extremely low population density and untouched natural beauty, both of which are best exemplified by Cape York, Peninsula, a huge expanse of untouched wilderness located on the country’s northern tip. Remote yes, but ironically it is also one of the most popular places for senior tourists to visit, especially among backpackers, budget travelers and the Brits. 

WikiAnswers has the Answers

Want to know a few more facts about the country before you head out?  Try Answers with a nice slide show to boot. Being a triviaholic myself, I like lots of facts and About.Com has them on Australia. UK Citizens flock to Australia and their government provides lots of great info that US travelers can use as well.

One thing is for sure.  Senior travelers won’t be able to take in Australia like you would France, Mexico or even Japan.  This site suggests that you consider one of 14 amazing places to visit. Once there you will discover for yourself that there is “Nothing like Australia.”

Lonely Planet has five neat videos to whet your appetite for Australia that include Uluru-Kata, Kangaroo Island and the Great Barrier Reef.  You WILL NEED a visa to enter into the country along with your passport and travel documents. VisaWizard can help you with the visa.

A Few Good Reasons Seniors Travel To Australia

Here is a concentrated listing of just ten good reasons senior visitors will enjoy traveling to Australia. The Great Barrier Reef alone is reason to take that long flight.

Great Barrier Reef

This site can help find flights for you and they claim up to 70% off.  I was amazed at all the US departure airports for flights to Australia. Wow!

TripAdvisor  notes that there are 607 airports in Australia.  Wow again!  Myself, I’ve always liked Orbitz, Expedia or my own Best Travel Websites page with more to choose from.  This SIS site  for seniors (Seniors Information Service) offers lots of travel information once you are in the country.  Look for the Tours for Seniors on this site.

Maybe hop onboard a train for a real travel adventure. Great Southern Rail is an additional option. You will be overwhelmed when you input Tours to Australia via Google or Yahoo.  There are so many, so try to fit one into your purse, update that passport, send for the visa and talk with your travel agent.

Bone up on a few Aussie words.  Have fun and enjoy your Fosters.  jeb


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