Prepare for a Breathtaking Australian Solar Eclipse

Breathtaking Australian Solar Eclipse

Sometimes it happens that the perfect opportunity for a relaxing vacation coincides with a natural phenomenon to create an absolutely unforgettable trip. That will be the case for those fortunate enough to make it to Australia in November of 2012 for a viewing of a total solar eclipse. These marvels of nature occur once for a few minutes every couple of years and those who have seen them agree they are incredible.

Right now Eclipse Tours is offering a twelve, ten, and eight-day tour that will take travelers all over the continent and will culminate with an early morning trip on November 13 to see the total solar eclipse from the Northeastern beach, which is an absolutely gorgeous site to view the phenomenon.

Cairns Reef – Australia’s Northeastern Coast

While you’re in Australia, you should spend some time with the spectacular wildlife. The arid desert landscape of most of the country has forced much of the wildlife into close quarters, making it ideal for travelers who can’t spend more than a few days in the country. Of course, there are the iconic kangaroos which can be found on the country’s coat of arms and all over the outback. Koalas are also native to the country and, if you decide to embark on the Eclipse Tour, you’re almost guaranteed to see these furry creatures.  Koalas densely populate the coastal regions of the country and provide beach-goers with a lot of entertainment.  Just keep in mind: if you venture into Tasmania or Western Australia, don’t expect to see any of these little guys.

A wee little koala and her mama

71% of the freshwater marine life in Australia is endemic to the country. This means that if you get a chance to explore Lake Awoonga, Blue Lake or one of the country’s other freshwater lakes, you should take that chance. The Blue Lake in Mount Gambier, South Australia is a large monomictic lake located in an extinct volcanic maar associated with the Mount Gambier maar complex. Here, you’ll also be provided with rare opportunities to see species that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

Mount Gambier Blue Lake

Mount Gambier Blue Lake

Finally, you should spend some time on your trip soaking up the local flavor and communing with the people who know the country best. The tour ends in Sydney and that city’s Pyrmont Fish Market is a great place to get fresh sea food and chat with the locals to enrich your experience and enhance your knowledge.

Sydney Fish Market

So check it out: the Total Solar Eclipse Tour being offered by Eclipse Tours is a great way to create an unforgettable vacation that mixes the perfect amount of relaxation and interaction with nature.

Logan is a guest writer on the subject of travel, hiking and how to get a great deal on a jet charter when he’s not writing for the Blog Content Guild.


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