South Africa, the Drakensburg mountain range, 3 days of real hiking! Over 46 kilometres of craggy terrain with a total ascent of approximately 3500 metres at its peak at Tugela Falls (arguably the highest waterfall on the planet). The Drakensberg is the eastern portion of the Great Escarpment, which encloses the central Southern African plateau. The Great Escarpment reaches its greatest elevation within the border region of South Africa and Lesotho and its absolutely breathtaking!
Not knowing a great deal about Australia’s oldest inland city, I thought it best that I engage the services of someone who did, and Bathurst Tours had been recommended as the perfect provider of a diverse range of experiences that would give me the ultimate complete overview.
Way back in the ‘good old days’ the year 1980 to be exact was when I and a few of my good mates took our first big overseas adventure to what was then being marketed as a surfers utopia, where you could surf ultimate waves all day and party hard all night. I wasn’t the gung-ho surfer type like some of my buds, but I didn’t mind a paddle and certainly enjoyed a party!
Finally, as I resume taking my small group tours to many of the places I have connected with, I am reminded of just how blessed I was and reconnecting with those friends and contacts makes our trips such a delightful experience as having local people on the ground that pride themselves on providing the best possible experience gives my adventurers that peace of mind.
If you are anything like me and have a love of our great Australian country and rural towns and villages, then I suggest you read on as I rule the thumb over the New South Wales splendour of Yass. As the mass exodus from our major cities continues around the country, some of our larger rural cities and towns are certainly getting some attention.
The resilience and strength of human beings can be tested in many ways, and the way that certain people respond to testing times differs often as well. I have travelled to Vietnam six times over the last ten years and even knowing the little amount I do about their history and in many ways the heartache and tragedies many Vietnamese have suffered I have always been blown away by their welcoming and open- hearted acceptance of outsiders visiting their homeland.
Join Scotty McRae on a fun filled 11 day “Taste of Vietnam” journey. Delight in all this fascinating country has to offer with its welcoming hospitality, delectable cuisines, complex history and bustling cities.
As I find myself maturing in years I do find it that my life surprises are certainly becoming less frequent, so it was immensely refreshing to come across an accommodation location that was so ‘out of the box’ as the one that I uncovered on a recent trip to Sydney town, that I was beaming with delight.
The Southern Highlands of New South Wales has long been regarded as a place that offers a varied range of tourist experiences. Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a longer exploration of the area, there’s something for everyone.
Nova Kiama has only been a part of the Kiama landscape for eighteen months and has swiftly gained a reputation of delivering a warm and homely feel with rooms that offer a boutique coastal feel that will have you relaxed during your next escape.