Be inspired to take a trip down under with BBC Two’s new series ‘Australia with Simon Reeve’

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Austravel, the leading Australasia specialist, is offering its customers great value offers on holidays to Australia for those inspired by BBC Two’s new three part series ‘Australia with Simon Reeve’.

Following the huge success of TV presenter Simon Reeve’s adventure through the Indian Ocean in 2012, the last couple of weeks have seen the start of his new series ‘Australia with Simon Reeve’. This breathtaking series sees the adventurer take a journey across Australia to explore the best of this unique country. From the country’s stunning landscapes to its extraordinary people and exotic wildlife, Simon’s new series offers an exciting and unique insight into life in Australia and its incredible highlights. So far we have seen Simon explore the Red Centre and the South of Australia. The final episode in his thrilling series will see him finish in Perth on the West Coast.

The first episode, which aired Sunday 19 May 2013, began with Simon’s journey through the Northern Territory of Australia and the striking Red Centre, the baking heart of the continent. The Red Centre is home to the famous Ayers Rock and holds a wealth of wildlife including dingoes, wallabies and emus. During his experience he discovers that an unlikely trouble maker is threatening Australia’s fragile desert ecosystem as camels eat their way through the outback. Simon joins an Aussie rancher on an exciting off road ride to round up some of the camels after learning how a millions camels are threatening Australia’s desert.

The second instalment of Australia with Simon Reeve took us on a journey from Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory across to the remote Cape York Peninsula and finally Australia’s natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef. The episode saw Simon venture to the largest National Park in the world where, like the camels in Australia’s outback, the wildlife is under threat from the march of millions of poisonous cane toads. Originally introduced to the country to kill pests, Simon joins a team of ‘toad-busters’ catching the amphibians. Simon then meets Australia’s best and only tank regiment. On his adventure with these extraordinary people he headed out a patrol with Norforce, a unique military unit. Using their fascinating ancient aboriginal knowledge, they are able to survive in Australia’s bush and enjoy delights such as green ant tea. Simon experienced a variety of deadly animals, from helping scientists to catch deadly box jellyfish to diving with sharks in the Great Barrier Reef.

In the final episode, Simon journeys down the East Coast to the magnificent cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Viewers saw Simon explore Surfers Paradise, the East Coast’s wealthy suburbs and join a vet and his team as they rescue Australia’s native favourite, the koala.

For those inspired by the programme to visit unique Australia, from its brilliant white beaches, world famous wineries, National Parks, bustling cities and famous sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, look no further than Austravel’s great holiday offers. Austravel, the leading Australasia specialist, is offering its customers great deals on holidays to this truly unique part of the world.

Take advantage of Austravel’s four day ‘Adelaide and Beyond’ holiday package from £1,149 per person. South Australia is home to those beautiful white beaches and world famous wineries and Adelaide makes for a perfect base from which to explore the area. This holiday to Australia includes three night’s accommodation at the Mercure Grosvenor, a Barossa Wine Tour, A River Murray Highlights Tour and return flights from London Heathrow with Singapore Airlines. Based on departures October 2013.

Alternatively enjoy a thrilling ride on the Indian Pacific as seen on the series. The Indian Pacific train ride takes you from Adelaide to Perth and if booked early you can save up to 25% (per cabin). This offer is based on a Gold Class service from £1,159 per person and on departures in October 2013.

With over 35 years of specialism in holidays to Australia and New Zealand, Austravel comprehensive collection of holidays which can be individually tailored to you, combine the very best of Australia for the ultimate holiday down under. If it is a taste of ‘Australia with Simon Reeve’ you are seeking, take a look at Austravel by visiting its website or call 0800 988 4834.

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