Welcome to Australia, a paradise offering amazing experiences of dramatic scenery ranging from rolling mountains to lush green vineyards, complete with some of the most jaw-dropping coastlines the world has to offer. Through your journey in Australia you will experience incredible sights such as the native wildlife and also fantastic hospitality.
Australia’s Shipwreck Coast forms part of the Great Ocean Road, spanning from Moonlight Head to the small fishing village of Port Fairy. Along the way, there are plenty of sights and attractions to take in, including Princetown, the famous Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell, Peterborough, and Warrnambool.
The stretch of coast is thought to have around 700 shipwrecked vessels submerged in its waters, and it is the history that makes it such a fascinating place. Despite the number of shipwrecks in this stretch of water, it is estimated that only around 240 have been discovered. Some divers opt to explore Shipwreck Coast by getting up close and personal with some of the wrecks that are a glance into the pages of history. It’s popularity as a diving spot has increased immensely over the years, though divers do need to pay attention to the water conditions as some sites require perfect weather and water conditions to explore some wreckages safely.
Perhaps the most famous shipwreck story is that of the Loch Ard, which disappeared on its way to Melbourne from England. Caught up in fogs along the coast, the captain thought he was miles away from the cliffs of the Australian mainland, but in fact, he was fatally close. The huge ship hit Mutton Bird Island on the 1st June 1878, killing 52 of the 54 people on board. The only survivors were Eva Carmichael and cabin boy Tom Pearce, who managed to spend the night in a cave before climbing the cliffs and finding help once the bad weather had cleared.
Just a 50 minute drive north east of Adelaide, the Barossa is an internationally-acclaimed wine region encompassing the towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa. Wander into over 80 cellar doors, tasting some of the most awarded wines in the world and digging into sumptuous local produce. Meet winemakers, chat with passionate staff and mingle with proud locals.
From tasting the official best wine in the world, to sipping a local drop that’s as old as you or soaring over some of the oldest vines in the world, fun’s changed in the Barossa.
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Published on: 6th February 2020 @ 22:15 – Prices subject to availability.
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