Expectations from gap year adventures in Australia with Oz Adventures
(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED KINGDOM - February 27th, 2013 - Gap year adventure tours to Australia vary in length depending on what you fancy doing. Tours which comprise meeting people of similar age and interests are probably the best type. Most gap year tours often include all transportation, meals, activities and a knowledgeable guide who will give you some real local Aussie insight.
On your first day, you’ll probably be asked to meet in a designated place where you get to know your tour guide and other individuals in the group. This might be over a meal or drinks before setting off on your journey. It’s a good ice breaker as you’ll be spending at least a few days with these personalities.
Long drives are part of the Australian adventure experience. On a trip to Queensland for example, you’re likely to be driving through the lush Daintree Rainforest or along a beautiful coastal path lined with gorgeous white sandy beaches. A stop off at Mossman Gorge is likely to be on the itinerary too so bring your swimmers to have a dip in the idyllic waters.
Some lunches and dinners will be included in your tour package. On an Australian adventure tour, your meal might include trying Australian delicacies. Yes we’re talking crocodile, kangaroo, camel and maybe some bush tucker! A witchetty grub might not be your thing but how about a green ant? It is meant to have medicinal qualities and has a more refreshing lime tangy taste.
You can also expect a dose of culture with an aboriginal walk around a local area. These offer a rich insight into Australia’s history and art.
One thing adventure tours to Australia are not short of is invigorating activities. Put on your snorkel gear for the Great Barrier Reef, set sail on a voyage in the Whitsundays or maybe white-water raft on the Tully River. This is probably why you chose a gap year in Australia and you won’t be left feeling disappointed.
In addition, they’ll always be free time so you can explore away from the group. You might want to do some shopping for souvenirs like an authentic didgeridoo or boomerang. Or you might want just chill out on one of the world’s best beaches. A true Aussie experience wouldn’t be complete without a beach barbecue and a game of volleyball.
One last thing you can expect on a gap year Adventure tour in Australia is to make a lot of friends. Prepare to exchange emails and numbers!