Cycling in Tasmania


Australia is a big country with many diverse climates and regions. I can offer you various walking and cycling tours from the tropical areas around Darwin and Cairns to the dry centre around Alice Springs and Uluru and down to the cool climes of Tasmania. For those not used to walking or cycling I can organise more sedate trips. I have widely travelled over this vast land and can help you plan your trip 'Down Under'. Email me with dates and ideas and I will help you plan an itinerary. I charge $110 for advice and help and if you actually book your trip with me then this $110 comes off the end price.

Colin's Suggestions

1) Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) is Australia's most recognised natural wonder. This unique monolith is located in Australia's Northern Territory. Uluru stands at almost 350 metres high and has a circumference of over 9 kilometres. It is located 440km south-west of Alice Springs. Uluru is a unique and beautiful place, a World Heritage Area for both its cultural and natural values. Uluru is sacred and has great cultural significance to the Anangu traditional owners. Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) is found 30 kilometres west of Uluru. It is a group of spectacular red domes (some over 500 metres high). Kata Tjuta is the Aboriginal name meaning 'many heads'.

From Alice Springs there are so many tours, some just one day and one way to Uluru and some 4 days/3nights return trip for about $795 per person.

2) Rising abruptly from the surrounding Western Plains, the Grampians (Gariwerd) is a series of rugged sandstone mountain ranges and forests rich in wildlife. One of Victoria’s most popular holiday destinations, the park is a great venue for camping, climbing, scenic drives, bushwalks and nature study. A network of walking tracks throughout the park allows you to explore cascading waterfalls, brilliant spring wildflower displays, and panoramic views from lookouts. Drive to Reeds and Boroka lookouts for spectacular views or visit the magnificent Fish Falls. The area has a rich Aboriginal heritage and a number of important rock art sites.

3) The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) stretches 2,300 kilometres along the Queensland coast and includes over 2,900 reefs, and around 940 islands and cays.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is 345,000 square kilometres in size, five times the size of Tasmania or larger that the United Kingdom and Ireland combined! The reef is immensely diverse. It is home to more than 1,500 species of fish, 411 types of hard coral, one-third of the world’s soft corals, 134 species of sharks and rays, six of the world’s seven species of threatened marine turtles, and more than 30 species of marine mammals, including the vulnerable dugong.

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