Take to the rail or road with tour operator DialAFlight (www.dialaflight.com / 0844 556 6060) this autumn to get a sneak peak in to many hidden hot spots that could easily be missed by flying overhead. From the eerie pinnacles jutting out of the scorched red earth at Nambung National Park in western Australia to Jaisalmer’s medieval mud fortress in the Indian state of Rajasthan– take in all a country has to offer at a more laidback pace. Suggestions include:
Explore Australia’s dramatic west coast on the open road with this eight-night self-drive package. Beginning with three nights in Perth, stroll the Swan River and soak up this vibrant city’s atmosphere before heading north to Nambung National Park. Be sure to leave enough time to visit the mysterious limestone pinnacles. Move on to the town of Cervantes, walk through the wildflowers of Badgingarra National Park and relax by the beach at Monkey Mia. Here you can visit World Heritage Shark Bay and meet dolphins who visit daily.
DialAFlight is offering this self-drive experience from £1,699 per person. Valid for departures between 1 September and 22 November, the price includes eight nights’ accommodation on a mixed-board basis, flights from London with Malaysia Airlines and six days’ car hire, with a free car upgrade.