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An Unforgettable Experience Down Under
Australia invites new tourists and seasoned travelers alike to explore 16,000 miles of coastline, biodiverse animal life with 386 native mammal species, and famous landmarks like Uluru and the Sydney Opera House. Experience all Australia offers visitors when you travel through its ten territories with diverse culture, landscapes, and activities.
The largest island in the South Pacific, Australia is perfect for family vacations, honeymoons, and outdoor adventures. The capital city Sydney is the most populated, with famous landmarks in and around the busy harbor. Sail under the Sydney Harbor Bridge on a boat tour, or if you’re brave enough, climb to the top to enjoy stunning views of the ocean and surrounding area. At the Sydney Opera House overlooking the same harbor, you can stop by to admire the design, have a drink at the posh bar inside, or catch a world-class opera by talented performers. Sydney offers a little something for everyone who visits.
For an aquatic bucket list trip, head to Cairns and start your adventure to the Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef system in the world with over 2,900 reefs and 900 islands in the Coral Sea. You can see some of the world’s most exotic sea life during your visit including sharks, manta rays, whales, and brightly colored corals. There are many ways to explore – scuba diving, snorkeling, paddleboarding, and more. Nearby Cairns is a quaint city in the Queensland Territory with a bustling tourism industry offering visitors a chance to explore the real Australian outdoors with white water rafting, hiking to towering waterfalls, and ziplining expeditions in the trees.
Up next on your grand tour through Australia is Alice Springs, a city that truly represents the idea of the Australian outback. With activities like hot air ballooning, kangaroo cuddling, and dancing at festivals, Alice Springs is a fascinating city. Little light pollution and surrounding nature for hundreds of miles mean you can sit out at night and gaze up at millions of stars, some shooting across the night sky. During the day, wander around the quaint town and stop in little shops and cafes to see what Australia is all about. If you’re really brave, sample some vegemite on toast—it’s not for the faint of heart!
Make Alice Springs your starting point for a trip to Uluru, a cluster of rock formations sacred to the Aboriginal tribe Pitjantjatjara Anangu. This formation is home to ancient Aboriginal paintings, roaring waterfalls, dramatic cliffs, and a labyrinth of rock caves. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Australia’s most recognizable landmarks, Uluru is a must-visit on any trip down under.
If you like grilling shrimp on the barbie with some fantastic views, make a stop in Tasmania off the southern coast of mainland Australia. Its largest city, Hobart, boasts some of the country’s greatest artworks and artists with museums like The Museum of Old and New Art displaying works from around the world.
Tasmania is also a hub for Aboriginal art, where you can explore the first people and culture of Australia. If you’re looking for the much-misunderstood Tasmanian Devil, along with favorites like koalas and wombats, Tasmania is the perfect stop on your Australian vacation. Don’t forget to sample some local beer and cuisine on your way out!
Spend some arvos having a fair dinkem time down under but make sure to avoid the mozzies and see some roos. Australian slang aside, if you haven’t visited this bucket-list country (the only one that’s also a continent), learn about its unique activities and adventures to plan your ultimate trip to the land down under.
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