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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park is a wildlife sanctuary located in Calga, New South Wales, Australia about 1-hour drive from Sydney. The wildlife park is home to Australian native birds, mammals and reptiles as well as some farm animals (goats, pigs, ducks, chickens…). A great way to see a kangaroo, dingo, emu or koala up close. For an additional fee, you can get up close with your favourite animals (we saw and touched a lovely koala). The park offers research and education programs, with visitors able to spend day and night tours.

The local legend says that the mountain is haunted. I didn’t see any jinns (Arabic: جن‎,) other than Egyptian vultures. Strangely enough, my phone’s GPS completely malfunctioned and didn’t record adequate altitude. Nevertheless, the place is remarkable – offering incredible views of Masirah island and strange rock features. Some sources referred to this mountain as Red Mountain or Jebel Al Hamra (Jabal Humr).

A day hike in Megalong Valley, New South Wales, Australia.

About 3 hours away from the capital of Oman, Muscat, there is a beautiful stretch of sand that borders the Arabian Sea called Wahiba Sands.

My personal list of my favourite ten hikes in Muscat, Oman.

Fantastic place to visit for a day, close to Muscat with water flowing all year round, ruins and new/ancient falaj system in As Suwayh, great hiking in Al Awabi.

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.

In the land of fir, beech and tarpan you can explore the natural beauty of Roztocze. Lots of hiking, cycling and kayaking opportunities.

About 1 hour away from Salalah there is a beautiful cliff and beach (Efftalqut). A short, but requiring 4×4, drive from the beach you can spot an abandoned ship. Quite a surreal view.

Dimaniyat Islands, Oman – Camping, snorkeling… turtles and sea life