||This journey was the greatest we ever did on our own, just the two
of us - my husband and I. We were well prepared and everything went like planned.
Australia is probably one of the most exotic and fascinating travel
destinations at all - for one thing because of its secluded location in
the southern hemisphere of our planet and for another because of the beauty
and peculiarity of its nature. We dipped into the world of Down Under with
its exotic vegetation and wildlife, experienced luxuriant, ancient, tropical
and subtropical rainforests, the fascinating underwater world of the Great
Barrier Reef, miles long dreamlike beaches, the infinite expanse of the
outback in the heart of the continent with red sandy deserts, steppes and
savannahs, but also fascinating metropolises, such as Brisbane, Sydney
Many regions are UNESCO World Heritage sites and habitats for domestic
species, which could develop and survive in the seclusion of this smallest
continent on earth. Above all one can still experience untouched nature
and watch animals in their natural surroundings. Of the approximately 20
million inhabitants of Australia, the majority live in the attractive metropolises
like Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and Perth, while large areas, particularly
in the desert-like outback, are unpopulated..
The likeable Aussies are great hosts and do everything, to spoil their
guests, not just with good international cooking, but with a multitude
of tours and excursions as well as sport and entertainment for everyone,
while the Aborigines, mainly in the National Parks, act as guides and,
in special performances, convey vivid impressions of their cultural heritage.
The Didgeridoo is omnipresent and its mystic sound evokes the spirit of
A special highlight of our journey however was the stay with our Australian
friends, who had visited us in Germany in 2001. They were wonderful host
and guides and enriched our trip with unforgettable beautiful and interesting
experiences - many thanks, Peter and Joy!