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Lose Weight, Get Exercise? Take An Australia Vacation

Jun 1, 2008
With Americans losing the battle of the bulge, other countries are revered as being healthier. If you want proof positive then you need to take An Australian Vacation Sydney to climb the Sydney Harbour bridge. At over 400 feet tall, you can have the climb of your life, pun intended, as you scale a system of catwalks and ladders all along the upper span of the arch to the summit.

Besides just simple grueling exercise, this bridge offers you a view like no other. Get ready for 360 degree views of Sydney where you have ocean to the east, mountains to the west and are surrounded by the harbor city. At the top, besides being winded beyond belief, you are immediately greeted with a profound sense of accomplishment that would make both Rocky Balboa and your United States Marine Corp drill instructor take heed. Greater than a heavyweight bout, you have now conquered an icon recognized all over the world. Just one hour from the bottom to the top is all it takes to cancel that health club membership.

Keep moving in Australias Northern territory. Why pay for a sauna when this hot, rugged yet beautiful area, famous for the Uluru, known as Ayers Rock, features volumes of geographical features from the Olgas and MacDonnell Ranges. Besides red deserts, you can also take advantage of the Northern Territorys fantastic National Parks. Kakadu National Park features the rugged landscape and majestic wildlife such as emus, giant lizards, eagles and crocodiles.

For the cycling enthusiast, what better way to experience the great wonders and natural beauty to be found in Tasmania. Tours of the island are geared for folks ranging in age from 12 to 60. Once there you can select from a 3 to 7 day tour of historic sites such as those found in Hobart like Salamanca place. Sample the finest Tasmanian cuisine then relax each evening.

Many cycle tours like Coastal Calm offer multi day travel along the eastern coast of Tasmania. This 4 day tour starts north of Orford at St. Marys. Notable sites to watch for along the way such as Nine Mile Beach, Freycinet National Park, Maria Island and Swansea are just some of excellent areas to see.

Along the way, cottage and lodging accommodations are provided as part of the tour. Combine the Convicts of the Road tour beginning in Orford, a small seaside village and you have a full 7 day tour. While on the trail you can soak up the remarkable scenery of the Tasman Peninsula or visit the historic ruins at Port Arthur which is the location of the first Australian convict prison.
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