Working within the tourism industry, the HiRUM team are all travel enthusiasts and are always looking for their next adventure. Today, we want to share an exciting experience that Siobhan (our marketing coordinator) recently embarked on.
Siobhan has recently had the opportunity to explore some new areas of our amazing country. Her latest weekend adventure took her to the snowy mountains where she tackled the famous Mt Kosciuszko!
After a stellar snow season (i.e. the greatest snowfall the region has seen in 20 years), there’s still a vast amount of snow covering the mountains, despite warm Spring temperatures. Siobhan said this was the perfect time to conquer the hike.
“On a beautiful sunny day with little-to-no wind, the temperature couldn’t have been more perfect. I know I must look like a fool for wearing shorts hiking through the snow, but it was a hot day!”
She went on to describe it as one of the most ‘beautiful’ and ‘rewarding’ hikes she’s done.
“It really is a must-do! Well worth travelling to. There’s so many other cool things to do in the area too. I loved it so much, I’m headed back again this weekend!”
“What surprised me most was how manageable the hike actually was. Considering Mt Kosciuszko is Australia’s highest peak, I was definitely assuming the trail would be more challenging. Don’t get me wrong, 13kms is long enough for me and I definitely felt it the next day. But, the trail itself is so well constructed and maintained that anyone can do it. You don’t need to be an experienced hiker.”
Siobhan thinks that experiences like this are what make Australia so special. She says,
“Our country is so diverse – you can be swimming in the surf in the morning and then building snowmen in the afternoon.”
And she’s right, go north for the World’s largest natural reef and a beautiful tropical climate, or go inland to feel the magic of Uluru and learn about our planet’s most ancient continuous civilisation. Australia’s diversity allows it to cater to the demands of modern travellers and holiday makers beautifully. Nowadays, people want unique and extraordinary experiences. Every corner of this country offers excitement in this way, we just need to make sure we’re getting the message out there.
Interestingly, domestic travel spend is set to increase 21% by 2028 (according to Tourism Research Australia’s 2017 Tourism Forecasts report). So perhaps we are getting the message out to our fellow Aussies.
Next time you’re planning a getaway or booking some travel, make sure you check out what’s in your own backyard!
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