Out of the Office and into the Wild

By Jeff Pond

We’re Planning Thinking About Travelling 

Here at AusTiger, we’re ready to celebrate the Autumn weather. We thought we’d share a short list of special places around Australia for sustainable tourism.


The Northern Territory boasts the single-most recognised Australian icon: Uluru. Its natural formation began more than 550 million years ago to create a uniquely spiritual place. 

Walking around the base is one of the best ways to appreciate its beauty and get up close and personal with Uluru. Circumnavigate the 9.4 km base, checkout waterholes, take a break under a Sheoak tree, or explore hidden caves. 

Uluru is justifiably famous for its sunrises and sunsets when the sunlight is magic on the massive brown/orange surface.


The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and viewing it from a distance, you can understand why. The world’s largest coral reef, it is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.

The reef contains an astonishing range of marine life, more than 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays, as well as hundreds of tropical islands boasting the world’s most beautiful beaches. 

Because of its natural beauty, the Great Barrier Reef has become one of the world’s most trafficked after tourist destinations. At the Great Barrier Reef you can take educational trips, cruise ship tours, whale watch, swim with dolphins, snorkel, scuba dive, or take boat, aircraft or helicopter tours.


Ningaloo Marine Park 

Not to be outdone by the more famous Great Barrier Reef, Ningaloo Marine Park, in West Australia, is a World Heritage-listed site. It is the world’s largest fringing reef at a whopping 260 kilometres. 

Whale sharks and humpback whales are Ningaloo's biggest attractions with the largest concentration of whale sharks anywhere. There are more than 500 fish species along the reef to see when you snorkel or dive. You’ll see angel fish, moorish idols, parrot fish, butterfly fish, snapper, large grouper fish as well as mantas, and sea turtles.


Wineglass Bay/Freycinet National Park


On the east coast of Tasmania, Wineglass Bay abounds with natural beauty. With a beautiful, curved beach and views of Great Oyster Bay you can go bushwalking, swimming, sea kayaking, snorkeling, or dive its waters.

The Hazards Range’s pink granite peaks glow at sunrise and sunset to dominate the peninsula and the iconic Wineglass Bay. This is the perfect destination to get in touch with nature.