Other Things to Do When At The Great Barrier Reef

 

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Reef Walking

 

Many reefs located south of The Great Barrier Reef are exposed during the period when the tide is at its lowest level. This provides visitors with a lifetime opportunity for walking along the sandy tracks between live corals on the reef top. If a specialist or a naturalist is guiding you, you can learn a lot about the world of marine life.

 

Wildlife Habitat

 

The Great Barrier Reef is not only about the marine life, corals and reefs but also about the surrounding cities and areas as well. They offer some extremely unique and stunning wildlife. With regard to this, you should never forget to visit the Wildlife Habitat previously known as Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

Although the entire Australia is famous for its unique wildlife, it is totally another experience to spend some time with the birds and other animals present in this Habitat. The park in fact encompasses more than 180 species of tropical native wildlife animals including kangaroos, koalas, parrots, cassowaries and of course crocodiles. This world-class wetland park spreads over the area of 8 acres and is equipped with everything in order to attract the tourists’ attention.

 

The Conway National Park

 

Once you are in the area of The Great Barrier Reef, you must visit the Conway National Park. It is the massive area of 54000 acres consisting of rocky cliffs, woodlands, mangroves and of course the lowland tropical rainforests. The park is actually the protection site of extremely rare and endangered Proserpine rock-wallaby and other endangered species.

 

Similarly, you can come across the Australian bush turkeys, emerald doves, orange footed scrub fowls and the abundance of sulphur-crested cockatoos. The marine life, mystic rain forests and mangrove jungles are extremely beautiful in their own right and you will probably never see such unique and naturally preserved space in any other part of the world.

 

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Must Know Information For A Traveller in Italy

 

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Italian Art

 

In Italy, you’ll find some of the most magnificently gifted pieces of paintings and sculptures. Most of Italy’s art can be found in public buildings, churches, and museums. Some of the greatest artists to have ever walked on earth were from Italy, including Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci.

 

Italian Architecture

 

Italy is best known for having some of the richest and well-crafted building structures all of whom appealing to the human eye. Most of Italy’s buildings are each divinely unique and hold different types of value.

 

In fact, most of Italy’s tourists come to the country just to see and take pictures of their interesting and astonishing architected structures – including the Colosseum, Florence Cathedral, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

 

Italian Music

 

Italians is strong in their flavor of music as they take different styles of music ranging from Opera, to folk music, to popular music, and religious music as well. Music and dance serves as an important part of Italian culture and folklore.

 

Italy roots some of the most famous composers including Palestrina, Monteverdi, Nina Rota, Vivaladi and Puccini. As a matter of fact, Italy has made a drastic contribution to the creation and world of music. Musical instruments such as the violin and piano, were invented in Italy.

 

As well with that, the musical scale, Opera, and many musical terms are rooted to Italy. As well with that, Italy is also known for their high-fashion and top-quality clothing lines including Gucci,Top of FormBottom of ForTop of FoBottom of Form Benetton, Versace, Armani, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, and Prada – All of whom are currently headquartered in the city.

 

Italian Food

 

Probably the single most important thing about the Italian culture is its delicious and wonderful cuisine. The Italian cuisine combines the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet with a diversified choice of seasonal ingredients as well with regional flavors.

 

The cuisine heavily relies on fresh ingredients which are cooked with combinations of vegetables, grains, fruits, seafood, fish, meat and olive oil. The modern food of today are influenced through the Italian cuisine and most obviously will be seen through cheese, wine, and pasta.

 

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More to Explore At The Great Barrier Reef

 

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Explore Crystal Cascades

 

Crystal Cascades are located outside the city of Cairns and it is much tranquil and better swimming spot than some other similar spots. The swimming pool is located roughly ten minutes away from the Red Beret Pub. The Crystal Cascade is actually a stunning and extraordinarily beautiful area in the middle of the jungle with some really deep pools in which only people with strong heart can swim.

 

Furthermore, you will not find the saltwater crocodile, a very common local reptile. However, this is the best place from which you can watch the giant hand sized orb weavers, the stunningly beautiful spiders. Mossman Gorge Mossman Gorge is located just 5 kilometers from the city of Mossman.

 

Here, you can see the beautiful river and spectacular waterfalls tumbling through Mossman Gorge. The gorge is particularly famous for boulder-studded swim sites that are totally devoid of crocodiles. It is very difficult to swim in the river because of the slippery rocks, swift currents and flash flooding. There is a 2 ½ kilometers walking track in the middle of the rainforest also including a beautiful bridge on the Mossman River. Here, you can witness the Boyd’s water dragons, musky rat-kangaroos, big bright butterflies, turtles and scrub fowls.

 

Black Mountain National Park

 

Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park, within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, is 25 km south west of Cooktown. Here, you can see the unique combination of wet tropic species, huge granite boulders, the abundance of marine life including endangered animals and savanna woodland vegetation.

 

If you are really lucky enough, you can spot the rare ghost bat, the scanty frog, Black Mountain gecko, rainbow skink etc. The granite boulders are so dangerous that climbing and hiking are strictly prohibited. The Black Mountain area also has a historical significance as it was an important meeting place for the members of Kuku Yalanji tribe.

 

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Go on the Four Island Tour in Krabi

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One of the most underrated experiences in Krabi is the 4 Island Tour. Walking down the main street in the beach town of Ao Nang, you will see hundreds of street vendors promoting their many tours. The 4 Island Tour is one that many people overlook, choosing to go to one of the more popular beaches like Maya Bay or Railay Beach. However, this tour will exceed all of your expectations.

These tours start at 9am and generally cost 1,200 Baht during high season. You can usually bargain with the vendor and get the cost down to 1,000 Baht. However, if you want to take a risk and book the tour right before 9am when the boat leaves, you can find yourself paying just 500 Baht per person. The tour cost includes hotel pick-up, snorkeling gear, island entrance fees, and lunch, so you definitely get your money’s worth. The first stop on the tour is Phra Nang Cave Beach. This beautiful beach is only accessible by boat, and features a limestone cliff to your left, and a small picturesque island to your right.

Next up on the tour is the small Tup Island with crystal clear waters, sea swings, and tropical fish. At low tide, a small sandbar emerges that connects the tiny island to the much larger neighboring island and the next stop on the tour. Chicken Island is named after the unmistakable rock emerging from the island that resembles a chicken head. At this island, you will have the opportunity to snorkel in warm, clear waters among schools of brightly colored fish.

Tip: If you bring bread for the fish you are guaranteed to have hundreds of blue and yellow-striped fish surrounding you, leaving you with some incredible photos. The final, and perhaps the best stop on the tour is Poda Island. This island is a little slice of paradise, featuring white sand beaches, turquoise water, and an amazing limestone island jutting out of the water. For those of you searching for more secluded beaches, Poda will be the perfect place for you. The 4 Island Tour brings you back to Ao Nang Beach at 3pm, leaving you with stunning photos and the experience of a lifetime.

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Learn to Scuba Dive on Koh Tao            

 

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A trip to Thailand will never be complete without sighting their beaches! Not only they are famous in the world because of their pristine white sands, but also because of the fun and excitement they offer!

 

Scuba diving is one of the most sought after sports today and you will surely enjoy it in Thailand!

 

The island of Koh Tao lies just 35 kilometers north of Koh Phangan and is a tourist paradise for scuba diving and snorkeling. Each month thousands of visitors from all over the world flock to Koh Tao for its cheap diving courses, crystal clear waters, and beautiful landscapes.

 

There are hundreds of dive shops and schools on the island, so whether you’re an experienced diver or it’s your first time learning, you won’t have a problem finding the right place for you. Koh Tao is a very international island, so all dive schools will have an English-speaking instructor and you will be trained through an international certification program.

 

Koh Tao is the perfect place to dive with its teeming sea life, beautiful corals, and deep waters. If you’re still not sold on the beauty of the island and are wondering if it’s really worth it, consider the cost. It costs around 9,000 Baht to get your open water certification and includes accommodation, while the same course in Australia would cost you 12,000 Baht and does not include any extras.

 

If you’re all dived out but still have time to explore Koh Tao, book a long tailed boat ride over to Koh Nang Yuan, a cluster of three small islands in the north. These islands, connected by a small sandbar, offers one of the most spectacular views in all of Thailand and some of the best snorkeling spots. It’s the perfect spot for a day trip, as you can lounge on the beach, splash around in the water, hike to the island viewpoint, and order a cocktail from the beach bar.

 

Goo book a reservation now and learn how to scuba dive on your next holiday adventure!

 

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Get a relaxing Thai Massage

 

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Who doesn’t love massage? For sure, you have tried Thai massage in your own hometown. If you are pleasurable with it already, how much more if it is an authentic one?

 

After a long day of sightseeing, the best way to end the day is with a Thai massage. As a luxurious activity in many countries, massages can be pretty costly if you have frequent visits. In Thailand, however, a massage will only cost you 200 to 300 Baht for an hour-long visit, and will cost even less if you go with a group.

 

You will likely see hundreds of stores offering Thai massages while your in Thailand, so how do you decide where to go? One of the best spots for a massage would be Wat Pho. Wat Pho is located in Bangkok, and is home to the WatPo Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School. If you want the best of the best, this school will give it to you. The art of massage is one of the school’s four disciplines, so you will get the massage of your life by the school’s amazing professional therapists.

 

Another great spot for a massage is the islands. There’s something extra magical about having a massage on a tropical island while listening to the waves roll against the shore. Thai women often have little platforms set up along the beach where they offer some of the most relaxing massages imaginable.

 

The style of Thai massage is different from any you’ve ever experienced. It’s characterized by its powerful technique of deep-tissue kneading using the masseuse’s fingers, elbows, knees, and sometimes even their feet! While most Thai massage shops are professional, you will want to watch out for any that use the words “love”, “soapy”, or “hot”, because you don’t want to accidentally end up purchasing any sort of sexual massage.

 

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Fun-filled Adventures In SG

 

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Flight Experience Singapore

 

This is a flight simulator where you get to control the exact replica of a Boeing 737-80 cockpit. Its photorealistic visuals and full functioning avionics will definitely make you feel like a real pilot. What more, you can bring your family or friends along for a ride.

 

The simulator is equipped with state-of-the-art features including a 180-degree wraparound screen with stunning and realistic visuals. You can choose your route, log instrument flight hours, and refine your take-offs and touch-downs. You can even choose what time to fly giving as the screen provide amazing daytime and nighttime scenery.

 

You can get individualized training or choose from various flight packages. Even young ones can have their man-to-man flight instruction and receive a certificate after the lesson. A DVD copy of your flight is available just in case you want to relive the moment.

 

Adrenaline Rush

 

If you are an adrenaline junkie and have a knack for adventure, Ultimate Drive lets experience the power of a Ferrari F430 F1 Spider or a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder and rev up its engine on the official F1 circuit. There are three routes to choose from, all of which can give you a heart-pumping adventure. There are three different types of tours to choose from. If you want to savor a one-hour ride around the city on the helm of a Ferrari or Lamborghini, choose the ultimate Tour package. The two other options are the 15-minute Street Circuit Tour and the 30-minute Street to Freeway Tour. You can also choose either to enjoy the cosmopolitan scenery as a passenger or maneuver these elegant racers as a driver. Your F1 tour starts at either the iconic Marina Bay Sands or the Singapore Flyer. The drive is recorded with a high definition camera which you can purchase after.

 

Forest Adventure

 

Who would have thought that you can find a real jungle adventure in the midst of this concrete urban jungle? Forest Adventure is a two-course man-made jungle reservoir filled with obstacles and zip lines. The main attraction is the 34-obstacle Grand Course which takes a maximum of 2.5 hours to complete. Here, you get to tackle different levels of obstacles which include trapezes, logs, bridges, and more. The highlight of the course is zipping across the Bedok Reservoir on a 200-meter zip line.

 

For the younger crowd, the Kid’s Course is perfect for 5 – 10 year-old adventurers. The course consists of 16 obstacles and a 1.45-meter zip line. Both of the courses offer a short lecture on safety before the adventure.

 

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