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A Traveler’s Guide: Things to do in Australia

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From gorgeous beaches, unique wildlife, fun restaurants to modern art and architecture, Australia has it all. It is a country bound to be on the bucket list of most travelers. With cities like Melbourne and Sydney ranked as the best cities to live in, no doubt can be casted on the country’s effort to be inclusive, crime free, developed and modern. Flying to Australia can be tricky because of expensive fares. The best choice is Qantas. Two most common tips to save money is to either fly off-season or buy Qantas Miles. Qantas miles are redeemable against flights to bring down the fare. Australia is a comparatively expensive tourist destination, but worth every penny spent. Listed below are the things you can do when there.

The Great Barrier Reef

Surrounded by the Pacific and the Indian Ocean, a visit to Australia means witnessing beautiful coral reefs. The Great Barrier Reef in Northeastern Australia is the largest one, even visible from outer space. And not to mention, the reef houses more than 600 kinds of corals. It is also home to sharks, turtles, unique starfishes, dolphins and colorful fishes. Not surprisingly, the Great Barrier Reef is a UNESCO site. Brimming with diverse marine life, the area is one of the most beautiful sights in the whole world.

Great Ocean Road

Taking a drive on the Great Ocean road is highly recommended as the route offers scenic views and great stops along the way. Guaranteed to be one of the most memorable drives of your life.

Bondi Beach

Australia is all about breathtaking, sandy beaches. The Bondi beach stands out as it is not only beautiful but fun too. Cute cafes are located nearby and you get to enjoy fun water activities, surfing being the most popular one.

Sydney Harbor Bridge

You could call it the Golden Gate Bridge of Australia. It is every bit as iconic and magnificent. You can walk or cycle through it, enjoying amazing views of the harbor along the way.

Sydney Opera House

One of the most popular and amazing modern architectural sites in the world, the Sydney Opera house hosts fun events throughout the year. If your dates don’t coincide with an event, you can always take a guided tour of this fascinating building.

Fraser Island

This gorgeous, sandy island is the perfect place to relax and bond with nature. You not only get to enjoy the beaches but also stunning freshwater lakes within the Island’s vicinity.

Hunter Region

This valley in the New South Wales offers a break from the ocean in the form of wineries. You get to enjoy vineyard tours and wine tastings. This area is quite historic and cultural, with its roots dating back to the 1800s.

Blue Mountains National Park

The Blue Mountains National Park lies to the west of Sydney. The walking trails take you through nature and unique wonders including a sacred aboriginal site, the beautiful Jamison Valley and a Bushland hosting a variety of bird species.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

This scenic cable ride in a gondola shaped object gives a thorough tour of the wonderful Barron Gorge National Park. The ride covers a distance of 7.5 km, offering stunning views and amazing sights of the oldest rainforest on Earth.

Kangaroo Island

It would be a shame if you visit Australia and not get to see its diverse wildlife. On the Kangaroo Island, you will find Kangaroos, Sea Lions, birds, penguins and koalas.

The above mentioned places are just the tip of an iceberg. The added charm are Australia’s lovely and unique eateries as well as the delicious street food. But more about that in another article. What are you waiting for? Start planning a holiday today to the land of Kangaroos and captivating beaches!