Free Foot Massages: Territory and Outback in November
13 Jul 2006 Gargantuan said
For those who are interested in experiencing unique Australia (nature, wildlife, culture), I've found (from natives and other travelers) that Kakadu national park, Uluru, and the Outback come highly recommended. But it seems like the more popular Australia tours focus on the Beaches&Reefs, so I was wondering how popular the T&OB tours are....
I'm booked for this November, and I am curious about others' interests, but partly I'm trying to stir up interest so the tour won't be cancelled (!).
I hear Nicole Kidman (or Hugh Jackman, if you prefer) give free foot massages when you go on this tour....
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17 Jul 2005 Cat1984 said
ROFLMAO are you sure it wasn’t Heath Ledger or Niaomi Watts giving the massages? hehehehe
I went to Uluru (Ayers Rock) few years bakc on school camp and had the bestest time climbing it. We ran most of the way!! Don’t listen to the Aboriginies you CAN climb the rock its a friggin rock. Its got chains up the side and the first 5 meters are the steepest!! There is a really good lookout point half way up really good for group photo opps and a rest break.
I just read the itinery. FYI we don’t eat our coat of arms!! (ie emu’s and kangaroos) hell we don’t eat croc, koala, wallaby, platypus or any other native animals. Most Aussies haven’t even tried these so don’t feel your not getting the full Aussie experience by not eating them!!
You will see heaps of red dust on your tour (ain’t called the “red centre” for nothin) but be careful because it gets into EVERYTHING you find sand all throughout your luggage so be careful in customs when you go home.
The weather will be really nice then so make sure you sleep WITHOUT the tent! You will realise we have heaps more stars than you (i know its not technically true but we can see more – the sky is so bright you won’t need a torch to go to the dunny!!). I slept outside on a salt rock when i went – very uncomfy but the red sand is soft.
The good thing about this trip is you won’t miss anything when you are fast asleep on the bus. Oh hang on you may miss the odd tree or roadtrain but you can drive for hours without seeing a single car… and the best bit?? no speed limit!!
and Darwin? eh its ok. Hey if you stop in Oodnadatta (?sp) make sure you read the notice board there is a funny poem on it that has been there for years and years.
Don’t forget to fly to Melbourne and Sydney after your trip because its a totally different aspect to Australia. If you only do this tour you will be thinking we are just derro’s drinking VB out by the camp-fire with our billy-cans.
Oh and don’t forget to drink coffee through Tim-Tams and have lamingtons, and pavlova and VEGEMITE (mmm gotta take that to europe when i head off). sings… we’re happy little vegemites as bright as bright can be, we all enjoy our vegemite for breakfast lunch and tea (I guess you have to be Aussie to appreciate how infectious that song is). Have a blast mate!!
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