30th September, 2013

Backpacking in Australia and Around the World – Classic and New Travel Experiences

For backpackers travelling in Australia and around the world, there are classic and new experiences to be had.


Classic experiences in Queensland include diving in the Great Barrier Reef, surfing the waves on the Gold Coast, four-wheel driving on Fraser Island and sailing through the Whitsunday Islands. Other Aussie classics are climbing Uluru or the Sydney Harbour Bridge and visiting Melbourne’s coffee shops.

New experiences in Australia include snorkelling with crocodiles in the Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin and wreck diving in the HMAS Adelaide, a former warship, at Avoca Beach in NSW. Another new activity is taking a Centre Bush Bus tour to a kangaroo sanctuary in Alice Springs for a wildlife experience.

Asia, America and Eurasia

Classic must-dos in Asia are visiting temples and monasteries and teahouse trekking. For America, it’s volcano climbing, swimming in waterfalls and cholita wrestling. Classics in Eurasia are interrailing and taking the Trans-Siberian express.

New activities to do in Asia are exploring small, uninhabited islands, river tubing and zip lining. For America, it’s attending local cock fights and abseiling as comic book characters like Spider-Man. New must-dos in Eurasia are touring the Gobi Desert and attending foreign festivals.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/jun/07/backpacking-guide-must-do-experiences