Virtuoso Life Australia Special Edition – May 2017 - 32
As Australian outdoors lovers know, their country is home to
top-notch golfing, fly-fishing, and walking tours.
Tee off: From the famous Victorian Sandbelt to golf courses alongside the sandstone sea-cliffs of southern
Sydney or an island in the Great Barrier Reef, golfers can play six of the world's top 100 courses here. * For
fly-fishing, Tasmania's subalpine Central Plateau provides some of the finest fly fishing for wild-spawned brown
trout anywhere - not for nothing, the island state was chosen to host the 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships.
* Feel like stepping out? Noteworthy treks (supported with plenty of creature comforts) include a three-day
Scenic Rim Trail Hike across mountains, ridges, escarpments, rain forests, and ancient volcanic plateaus
in South East Queensland's Main Range National Park, or a four-day Margaret River Cape to Cape walk that
wends through towering karri forests and along headlands and beaches, with plenty of opportunities for a cooling dip in the ocean.
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(GOLF) DEREK ROSS, (FISHERMEN) RIVERFLY 1864 - TASMANIA, (HIKERS) PHOTO ELEMENTS MARGARET RIVER/MARK BOSKELL
Clockwise from top left:
Victoria's Flinders Golf Club,
fly-fishing in Tasmania, and
Margaret River's Cape
to Cape Walk.