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The deep south of Tasmania is a land evocative of fairy tales. The fruit growing in the lush valleys and plains is plumper than anywhere in Australia, and the snow capped crags and alpine moorlands lying on the horizon complete the storybook setting. Its all real though, lying there waiting to be explored by intrepid campervan adventurers such as yourself.
When thinking of Western Australia images of hot desert landscapes sweltering under a ferocious sun come to mind. But 200 kilometres south of Perth is the the Busselton/Margaret River region, where inland forests, elaborate coastline and fertile farmlands belie this desert stereotype. The town of Busselton lies on the shores of Geographe Bay, whose thirty kilometres of sweeping white beaches are celebrated in travel books the world over.
The Western Downs of Queensland, Australia, are renowned for their wide open spaces and their friendly country folk who welcome all tourists with open arms. The peaceful lifestyle here instantly rubs off on visitors, who kick back, relax and breathe in the fresh country air as if they had lived here their whole lives. The expansive country of the Western downs means a hire car is essential if one is to explore them to their full potential.
The harsh desert landscapes of the 'red centre' of Australia are as unforgiving and brutal as they are beautiful. Stretching as far as the eye can see are miles and miles of sunbaked earth, seemingly devoid of feature except for resilient shrubbery, large dunes and strange geological features. Yet desert regions are becoming increasingly popular with tourists for different reasons- their stark beauty; their vastness; and perhaps the feeling of complete detachment from modernity they provide.
Tim Fischer witnesses work being done to preserve source springs of Murray-Darling
To celebrate World Parks Day on 20th September, the Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH) is launching the 2008 October is Parks Month events calendar, along with a free South Australia’s National Parks Guide.