One of the most popular travel destinations in the world, Australia is replete with scenic natural beauty. There is so much to explore here that any number of days will not be enough to see all of its attractions. Here is a list of select few places that are truly worth a visit.
Great Barrier Reef
Without a thought, this place on the eastern coast is super-awesome. Even if you don’t want to dive into the ocean to see the magnificent reef, there are lots of other interesting ways to explore the area on your holiday in Australia. Board a glass-bottomed boat and cruise the ocean to watch the multi-coloured corals. To further level up your experience, go on a helicopter ride above the reef and watch it spanning across more than 1,250 miles.
Kakadu National Park
This fascinating national park boasts of several distinct terrains within its precinct. From wetlands and deserts to mountains and jungles, Kakadu National Park offers various excursions. Hike the rugged escarpments, explore the Aboriginal Rock Art, go on a 4WD tour to the Jim Jim Falls and the Barramundi Gorge and visit the Gubarra Pools Walk to discover the diverse flora and fauna. You should also go on a drive along the nature’s Way route and cruise the park’s wetlands, delighting in the cascading waterfalls, colourful waterlilies and migratory birds. Make sure you go on an organised tour deep into the park for safety reasons.
Great Ocean Road
A drive on the Great Ocean Road is just the right flavour required to make the most of your vacation in Australia. One of the most scenic drives in the world, this one captures your heart with its splendid coastline, wonderful nature, distinct wildlife, savoury wines and awe-inspiring beauty at every curve.
The iconic Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are probably the most photographed landmarks in Australia. While for most people, these two marvellous architecture pretty much define Sydney, the city holds so much more. One of the best things to do here is to set sail from the Harbour and admire the charm of the cosmopolitan landscape. Bondi Beach is the ideal spot for lazing around, surfing and partying.
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With sundrenched beaches, fun-filled amusement parks, lively nightlife and lush hinterland, Gold Coast takes centre stage when it comes to fun and excitement. And its four epic point breaks attract surfers from around the globe.
Take in the refreshing air around the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. During your Australia vacation, explore the one million hectare of bushland, sandstone cliffs, eucalypt forest and enchanting waterfalls. Hike up to the Wentworth Falls, visit the majestic Three Sisters and explore the marvellous Jenolan Caves. Trek the trail along the Kanangra up to the Katoomba and if that is too much, take short bushwalks. And you must hop on the Zig Zag Railway and revel in the natural beauty as the vintage steam train winds down the passage from Bell to Lithgow.
While kangaroos are found in every wilderness area across Australia, this island houses them in abundance. Besides kangaroos, you are sure to come face to face with other native animals including platypus, wallabies and koalas. The unspoilt areas of the Kangaroo Island provide a nice habitat to different kinds of animals including sea lions, echidnas, penguins, brush-tailed possums and various birds. Other than wildlife, this island is a treasure trove of natural beauty and here you can explore underground caves, bush-cloaked mountains, sunny beaches and alluring bays. Book Australia travel package that includes a trip to the picturesque Kangaroo Island.
This vibrant city with a subtropical climate is a must-visit during your Australia tour. Brisbane is the city where art meets culture plus, it offers excellent outdoor adventure opportunities . Unwind yourself in the verdant riverside gardens located in the South Bank, ride a bike in the City Botanic Gardens, marvel at the views on a high-speed ferry and wonder at the artwork in museums and galleries. You must go for a Queensland Ballet performance, which will leave you in awe. Go for swimming, sea kayaking and snorkelling by the coral reefs along the Moreton Bay and Islands.