Enjoy interesting rock formations and find fossils in Rock Garden, Duqm in Oman.
This is a place that I would highly recommend visiting for any nature lover living in Oman. You will spend at least 5 hours driving there from Muscat, so plan your escape well.
White Sands National Park – few photos from our trip back in 2004.
Lots of wadis/canyons to explore north of Salalah. No descriptions, you are on your own…
What a great destination for a day trip from Salalah? On the way to Shaat you can also stop at Fazayah beach and Mughsail. There are 3 highlights to enjoy here: the lookouts, hidden beach, and sinkhole.
While far away from everything else (about 500 km from Sydney), Warrumbungle National Park in New South Wales, Australia has more to offer than many other parks, including great hiking, fantastic landscapes, and lots of stargazing opportunities.
If you plan on visiting a very easily accessible Wadi Dayqah Dam and actually looking for something way more challenging, and don’t want to drive somewhere further, this is the place for you.
The trip to Fazayah beach was one of the Khareef highlights. Must visit.
Pros: scenery, wildlife, LOTR lookalike mountains, far away from everything, swimming in Rio Grande (hot spring) Cons: elusive mountain lions, howling coyotes at night (the full moon) Visited in 2006.
A short, unmarked and relatively challenging walk to a secret beach near Sifat Ash Sheik, Oman.