Flight of Fancy podcast: Australia's great outdoors - the best places to go

Right now, there is nothing that sounds better than a trip to the great outdoors. In these coronavirus-affected times, when we're all struggling through lockdowns and restrictions and concerns for our personal safety, there is surely nothing more enticing than a journey into nature, where leaves rustle and birds sing and everything is right with the world.

The great outdoors: it sounds wonderful, and the good news for Australians is that we have plenty of it. Huge swathes of our country are entirely uninhabited, reserved for nature to do its thing. Australia has a colossal 681 national parks that are spread across every state and territory, vast areas set aside not just for flora and fauna to thrive, but for humans to enjoy as well, on foot or by bike, with snowshoes or in Speedos, in tents or cabins or luxury lodges.

This is the best of Australia, and there has literally never been a better time to get out and appreciate it.

On this episode of Flight of Fancy, the Traveller.com.au podcast, I'm joined by fellow outdoors enthusiasts Andrew Bain and Nina Karnikowski to say goodbye to the bright lights of the big city and get back to nature. We're "heading" into the great outdoors, tracking Australia's best destinations for those with a hunger for fresh air and open spaces, while also taking a look at what the rest of the world has to offer once it's available.

Whether you like hiking, biking, swimming, camping, or just listening to the sound of birdsong, this is the episode for you.

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This Flight of Fancy episode is hosted by Ben Groundwater, produced by Annie Dang and mixed by Lap Phan.
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