If you grew up in a city you may think that you are not interested in exploring the great outdoors at all but you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Here are 6 awesome places to embrace the great outdoors.
Australia is known for its Outback, Great Barrier Reef and creatures that exist there which exist nowhere else in the world especially the popular kangaroos. It is a beautiful country with scenic views of mountains, seas and green lands. You can travel to any of the major cities and have a wonderful vacation in Australia. You can travel to Sydney and visit the stunning, Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and the popular Bondi Beach. You can travel to Queensland to visit the Great Barrier Reef and visit Whitsunday Islands to indulge in diving and sailing in the beautiful waters. You can visit Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park to see the stunning Ayers Rock
Nepal rests in the base of the Himalayan mountains right between Tibet and India. The view of the Himalayan mountain ranges must be on your bucket list as you will see some of the biggest mountains in the world. Nepal is primarily of Hindu and Buddhist religions and you will be able to visit a lot of temples and monasteries of which some of them built high up in the mountains. Nepal is also known for trekking and you can trek the biggest mountains like Mount Everest, Mt. Mount Kanchenjunga or other smaller mountains. You can also hire Sherpas who will guide you through the trek. Nepal also has beautiful lakes and it is a perfect country for those who want to seek the thrill of extreme outdoor activities.
New Zealand is a beautiful country with stunning fjords, glaciers, volcanic mountains and evergreen forested areas. You can visit Milford Sound and experience bungee jumping, skiing and trekking. You can visit Rotorua which is popular for hot springs and geysers. New Zealand has a lot of scenic national parks that are great for trekking like Abel Tasman National Park where you can see bottlenose dolphins, little blue penguins and fur seals. You can also visit the Tongariro National Park which has volcanic mountains and wildlife such as brown kiwi and the blue duck.
Scotland is the UK’s northernmost country and is known for its lochs and glacial glens. It is also popular for golf and has over two thousand castles. Loch Ness is popular for the sea monster Nessie and is a beautiful 37 km freshwater lake. You can visit Aberdeenshire to see the castles along Castle Trail. You can also rent a castle and have a luxurious vacation. The Storr on the Isle of Skye and Glen Coe in the north of Argyll are wonderful places to go on a trek with spectacular scenery.
South Africa lies on the southernmost tip of the African continent. You can visit the Kruger National Park which is a big game reserve and see amazing wildlife such as the big five and hundreds of other animals such as vultures, African Civet, Caracal, Serval and different kinds of antelope. You can also visit the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town which is also the richest floral region in the world. You can book a cottage in the Tsitsikamma National Park and trek through the luscious trails and explore the beauty of this country.
The Alps stretch approximately 1200 km’s and reach into eight different countries. The French Alps are located in the Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions. Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the French Alps which is 4808 metres high. Chamonix is at the base of the Mont Blanc and it is popular for skiing. There are also loads of other great activities you can get involved with including parasailing, paragliding, snowboarding and taking a ride on the cable car to see the stunning view from up top. You can also go river rafting or spend your day in a theme park.