If you’re considering a trip down under in the near future, chances are you’re a little overwhelmed with the sheer amount of things to see and do here. Whether you’re interested in checking out the birds and flowers in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens, experiencing the majesty of the Great Ocean Road or getting up close and personal with a croc in Darwin, there is just so much to do, and so much space to cover!
Australia may not have the ancient architecture of Europe or the temples and jungles of Asia, but it is a huge country with an incredibly diverse landscape and city scene, which people from all over the world flock to every year to explore. If you’re trying to figure out what to do and see while you’re here, you’ve come to the right place – here is a list of the top 5 Australian experiences.
Uluru is a massive monolith situated smack bang in the red centre of Australia. It is captivating in both its size and beauty, and holds a special significance in the hearts of the Indigenous people that inhabit the area. Watch the sun rise and set over Uluru, but be respectful of the local Indigenous people who ask that you do not climb it.
If you only do one thing in the North of Australia, make sure it involves the Great Barrier Reef. This stunning natural wonder is home to a dazzling array of marine life, and is the largest coral reef in the world. Whether you take a full on dive course, a sailing trip or simply grab a snorkel and flippers, you must experience the reef for yourself.
One of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world, Sydney Harbour is a magnet for locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re chilling out at the Sydney Fish Markets, taking a stroll through the Eastern suburbs along some of the more secluded and idyllic harbour beaches or taking your dinner on a luxurious Sydney Harbour cruise, you can’t help but be awed by the sheer prettiness of the water, backed by the cityscape.
This stretch of highway in Victoria winds along the cliffs looking out into the Southern Ocean, stretching along some of the prettiest coastline in the country. It’s about 240km in total and winds through some quaint coastal towns, a world class surf beach and the Twelve Apostles, a series of rock stacks that rise up out of the sea.
Australia is well known for the incredible wines it produces, and ground zero for many of these wines is the stunning Barossa Valley in South Australia. Not far outside of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley wine region was originally settled by German immigrants, and bears a lot of the culinary remnants from its heritage. The rolling hills, the luscious wines and the gourmet food scene all make for a pretty spectacular experience.
A whole range of gems await you in amazing Australia. So what are you waiting for? Get packing!