Things To Do When Heading Down Under
Australia is a vast a beautiful country; but, with so many options on what to see and do, you might be at a loss as to where to begin. It’s a vast country, and most of the fun stuff is around the coast; however, there’s a lot of coastline, making it somewhere countless visitors and tourists enjoy each year. The following are some inspiration and ideas for those who feel like an adventure down under should be next on their travel itinerary.
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Start At The Coast
Whether you’re visiting Perth in Western Australia, or you have a trip planned to Sydney in New South Wales; the coastline in Australia is over 25,000 km long, and every inch of it is beautiful and breathtaking. From white sandy beaches to dramatic cliff edges, there’s an area of the coast in Oz to suit everyone’s needs. Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays is idyllic as they get; crystal clear waters and bright white sand make it the perfect place to snorkel, relax, and take some jealousy-inducing photographs.
2. Head Into The City
The cities in Australia will not disappoint you; they are full of the latest in cuisine, shopping, and entertainment, which will ensure you’ll always have something new to try. Cairns in Queensland is a tropical party town; it’s the place to go if you’re craving an adrenaline-fuelled adventure, as people do bungee jumping and skydiving on the regular here. Sydney probably offers the most in the way of Australian landmarks and tourist attractions, such as the harbor and its Bridge, and the Sydney Opera House. The New South Wales destination also offers a plethora of cafes, bars, and restaurants, ensuring you’ll never go hungry, whatever your budget might be.
3. See A Sporting Event
Whether you’re into the Australian Football League, or you’re desperate to get tickets for the Aussie Open, seeing a sporting event you enjoy will ensure you have memories to last a lifetime. Australians love their sport, so, whatever you decide to go and see, will be full of all the fun, passion, and emotion you’d expect, but, maybe with a little more laid back attitude afterwards. It’s the perfect time to head and grab yourself a schooner or two.
4. Check Out All That Wildlife
Even though the wildlife might seem a little scary to those who are used to life in the outback; Australia has some of the most beautiful national parks and nature-filled areas on the planet, so it’s well worth taking a look at the great outdoors. The Blue Mountains boasts some incredible scenery; with its waterfalls, cliffs and eucalyptus forests, you’ll be taking photos the whole time you’re there, and you may well spot a koala or two! If you’ve been dreaming of hanging out with the kangaroos, then Pebbly Beach in Murramarang National Park is the best place for you. And for those who can’t get enough of cute penguins (yes; penguins), then take a trip to Victoria and hang out on Phillip Island. If you’re more of a swimmer than a walker, then visiting the West Coast and it’s many beaches will lead you to some of the best snorkeling and reef exploration in Australia. Make sure you don’t do anything on your own, however; always go as part of an organized excursion, with the help of experts.