Posts Tagged ‘australia’

  • Urulu – The Extraordinary Pebble – Part III
    Urulu – The Extraordinary Pebble – Part III
    Urulu, an inselberg or island mountain is situated in the Urulu-Kata Tjuta National Park, about 450kms south-west of Alice Springs, accessible by road. This secluded vestige left subsequent to gradual wearing down of an original mountain range, is outstanding due its hominoid nature, devoid of joints and parts at bedding planes that lead to the dearth of expansion of rock debris slopes and soil, all of which played a crucial role in its sustenance while the adjoining rocks faced erosion. The west and central Australian aboriginals identify themselves as Anangu that means ‘human beings’. The Anangu present in the Urulu region comprise of two varied language factions namely, the Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara. Australian natives consider themselves as the direct successors of the familial beings and religiously adhere to ceremonies,  [...]
    Posted at September 2nd, 2009 at 10:09 am
  • Urulu – The Extraordinary Pebble – Part I
    Urulu – The Extraordinary Pebble – Part I
    Urulu or Ayers Rock or The Rock, deemed among the superlative innate wonders globally and is Australia’s proud mention and its most discernable icon. This mammoth charismatic mound towers to a majestic 318meters high with a radius of eight kilometres with a major portion of its bulkiness beneath the ground. Uluru is a gigantic sandstone rock formation located in core Australia that was sacrosanct to the Aborigines locals also dubbed as the Anangu. In present years, it has garnered significant magnitude for the New Age practitioners. Considered to have evolved from the deeds of familial beings during the conception period also known as the Dreamtime, this fascinating site comprises of numerous grottos, water openings and primordial works of art. Uluru was the conventionally christened name for the rock. Ayers Rock was the name proffered  [...]
    Posted at August 28th, 2009 at 10:08 am
  • Plummeting Paradise Destinations – Bungy Jumping
    Plummeting Paradise Destinations – Bungy Jumping
    If you are looking for a break from the mundane activities and hum drum of usual vacationing and want to transition into an adventure-ridden, innate, pulsating, off-the-cuff holiday then check out these viable alternatives. If you like being flung off a dais at heavy speeds from raging heights, suspended mid-air upside-down, then check out the bungee jumping options at its birth place, Coasta Rica where its old Colorado River Bridge at 80 meters high and Penas Blancas offer good options. Check out the ‘Parabungy’ option in Cairns where one can experience the ultimate Bungy jump with splendid views of the Great Barrier Reef, tropical haven and the beaches. Try the feet at Taupo, New Zealand or the premier bungee bridge at 148 feet high and touch the waters at the Kawarau River. The Auckland Bridge Bungy or Rotorua Bungy proffers  [...]
    Posted at July 3rd, 2009 at 12:07 am
  • Dreaded Dandelion Beaches
    Dreaded Dandelion Beaches
    The sea wasp also known as the stinger or box jellyfish is deemed the penultimate malice on earth above creatures like the black widow spider or rattlesnake to name a few. A single jellyfish has enough venom to take nearly 60 lives. This threat is prevalent throughout the year in the coast waters and islands in Thailand with places like Phang Na, Koh Mak where the relative of the box jellyfish, the Irukandjis prevail. These four tentacled, chironex-type has been sited from North Wales in UK to as far as Capetown. Even the UNESCO World Heritage listed Great Barrier in Australia which is a prime tourist magnet is closed for swimming during the months from November and May due to this menace with some places having special safety nets that are kept open. One can find the dreaded box jellyfish that has caused nearly 60 fatal cases in  [...]
    Posted at July 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am
  • Great Barrier Reef ……… A Natural Wonder Of The World
    Great Barrier Reef ……… A Natural Wonder Of The World
    The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and the only living thing on earth visible from space. It is the largest coral reef in the world, situated parallel to the coast of Queensland. It stretches from the coastal town of Bundaberg, up past the tip of Cape York Australia, for almost 2,000km. This stupendous wonder of the modern era comprises of, billions upon billions of living coral polyps, which are actually microscopic organisms. The Great Barrier Reef is world’s busiest marine life sanctuary because of its diverse population of living creatures. The Great Barrier Reef is of such pristine condition that it was listed by the World Heritage Trust as a protected site and is therefore managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority which protects the area from many human and environmental  [...]
    Posted at May 30th, 2009 at 04:05 pm
  • Cherish memories of Gold Coast in Australia
    Cherish memories of Gold Coast in Australia
    While in Australia you cannot afford to miss the visit to Gold coast. It is situated in Queensland, on Surfers paradise beach which is one of the longest beaches in Australia stretching nearly 2 kms. Gold coast has a perfect blend of Australian culture with a tourist atmosphere. There is something for everybody that is readily available. You have access to a bar, restaurants, trendy shopping, luxurious resorts, day spas, beaches, etc. The Gold Coast also plays host to world famous theme parks such as Dream world and Sea world. These two theme parks offer an all day adventure that will leave you with life long memories of fun and adventure. You can find fun rides, animal sanctuaries and a chance to meet your favorite cartoon characters in the theme park. You can visit the Warner Brothers Movie World which is a magical place loved  [...]
    Posted at May 17th, 2009 at 01:05 pm
  • Gracious Australia
    Gracious Australia
    Australia is a beautiful island with nature’s gifted wonders. If you ever plan to visit Australia not seeing its beautiful wonders will be a complete waste of the trip. Kakadu National Park: It is a place where you will find rarest of wildlife species. It’s a place worth seeing and you will enjoy your trip seeing the saltwater crocodiles and animals like kangaroos and wallabies. It also consists of some of the rock carvings carved by the aboriginals of this place. The rock carvings are worth seeing and are simply awesome. Some of the carvings are even 20,000 years old and they are remarkably stunning. Uluru/Kata Tjuta: Well you may get confuse what is it, well Uluru is most commonly known as Ayer’s Rock world wide. It is due the rich iron content which makes it appear as if it’s changing its color. It is brighter  [...]
    Posted at April 29th, 2009 at 07:04 am