Australia is a fantastic destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The country’s wide-open spaces and diverse terrain of the world’s largest island has a multitude of adventure spots for those who love nature and the great outdoors.
It’s a country with a diverse landscape, including mountains and valleys. If you and your Canberra escorts are looking for adventure, you should definitely consider visiting one of these mountain destinations:
Mount Buller, Victoria
Mount Buller is a ski resort in the Alpine region. It consists of four mountains which are Mount Howitt, The Spire, Mount Higginbotham, and Mount Gippsland.
The slopes have ski runs and various terrain suitable for all skier levels. From the summit, there are views over Mount Stirling and the surrounding ranges.
The resort has four chairlifts and two magic carpets, with a park and half pipe next to the Carinya Express Quad Chairlift. The Carinya Express Quad Chairlift is the only way down from the summit of Mount Buller.
The village has a variety of accommodation options, including hotels, apartments and self-contained cottages. There is also a range of shops, bars and restaurants in the resort village.
The Blue Mountains
This mountainous region is home to some of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, including the Three Sisters and Jenolan Caves. The area was once home to indigenous Australians who lived in caves carved into sandstone cliffs along the Jamison Valley escarpment. You can still see these Aboriginal paintings today.
The Blue Mountains are also known for their hiking trails, mountain biking opportunities and rock climbing spots like Katoomba Falls Lookout or Echo Point, which offer spectacular views.
Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park
This park area is a sacred site to the Anangu people. It’s known as Ayers Rock in English and is one of Australia’s most famous landmarks. The rock sits at 1,142 metres above sea level, making it one of the tallest monoliths on Earth.
Kata Tjuta, known as The Olgas, is located within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. You can take walks through some fantastic rock formations or go horseback riding along trails that lead around them. There are also several caves where explorers have found ancient Aboriginal paintings over time.
The Snowy Mountains are a series of ranges in southeastern Australia, stretching from New South Wales into Victoria. The region is known for its high-altitude peaks, lakes and rivers.
The Kosciuszko National Park covers nearly eight percent of New South Wales’ land area and hosts over a million visitors annually. It’s home to Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, and you can hike up there or take the chairlift.
There are also plenty of other things to do here, like skiing or snowboarding at Thredbo Ski Resort during winter. You can go kayaking through Murrumbidgee River National Park during summer. You can explore historic sites like the Jindabyne Homestead Museum.
The Great Ocean Road
This road stretches from Torquay to Warrnambool, passing through coastal towns such as Lorne and Apollo Bay along the way. It is also home to some fantastic beaches, including Bells Beach, which hosts an annual surfing competition, the Rip Curl Pro.
The Great Ocean Road runs alongside Victoria’s south coast and offers breathtaking views of the Southern Ocean and Otway Ranges.
These places are definitely worth seeing if you’re travelling to Australia, especially if you are into mountain adventures.