Popular for its sandy beaches and sunshine, Australia is a dream trip for the gypsy souls. The country has more to offer than the expectations: from barren lands to lush rain-forests, extraordinary flora and fauna, two most exciting fossil sites, and world-class museums, a trip to Australia is something for everyone.
Being the largest city of Australia, Sydney is the gateway city for many tourists. It is a metropolis with over 4 million people, Sydney is to be explored for its excellent cuisine, nightlife, shopping, and cultural attractions; the famous Sydney Opera House!
A real treat for the arts and culture-minded; the National Museum of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia are must-sees, with many international exhibits. Take a tour of the Parliament House and be fascinated with the insights in Australian history and politics with the Canberra Glassworks is as gorgeous as it is fascinating.
Visit The National Dinosaur museum and get in touch with your inner child (or bring your kid). Later enjoy the beautiful nature of the Canberra area – the city is even nicknamed the “bush capital”! Black Mountain, the National Botanic Gardens, and the Canberra Nature Park are particularly interesting.
Byron Bay & Nimbin
At a distance of 70kms from each other these two towns are Australia’s alternative lifestyle hub; find Australia’s hippie movement here.
Byron Bay has a stunning beach and lighthouse, but it’s also become much more commercialized. Nimbin is an inland with a colorful streetscape and unique atmosphere. Despite being in New South Wales, these two places are very close to the border with Queensland; at only 2 hours from Brisbane, they’re a really fun day trip.
A popular destination with Australian tourists, Brisbane is a charming city that criss-crosses the Brisbane River, friendly atmosphere.
West End is a popular nightlife spot, with the Lychee Lounge’s famous craft cocktails, and South Bank is a beautiful sightseeing spot that boasts everything from an authentic Nepalese Pagoda to an artificial inner-city beach. The Collective Markets have some gorgeous handmade, artisanal objects by local craftsman.
100km from Brisbane, Gold Coast is glitzy, exciting and fun: it’s Australia’s version of Las Vegas. This beach resort town is also popular as Surfers Paradise (a home for famous bikini-clad meter maids). The other excellent attraction is Madame Tussauds.
Perth is a very fun site for tourists and locals alike. Take a stroll at Elizabeth Quay, along the Swan River while dolphin-spotting, or check out any of its excellent restaurants or bars
Perth’s coastline is considered some of Australia’s best; in total, WA’s coastline stretches for 12,000km, making it the longest stretch of coastline in Australia.
If you’re visiting Australia, Coral Bay is a must-see, up to the 11-hour drive from Perth! Ningaloo Reef is the highlight of Coral Bay; it’s Australia’s only fringing reef with the coral starting right at the seashore. It’s also a great spot for snorkeling or diving.
Stand a chance to spot Solo the Kangaroo (a roo who loves swimming) or some nesting turtles. A whale-watching tour is also a must-to-do.
Kakadu National Park
Kakadu, Australia’s another highlight covers an area of almost 20,000 square kilometres. It has Australia’s largest national park is that of the size of Slovenia.
Kakadu is another of Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage.The views are spectacular, and the biodiversity is exceptional (with over 280 bird species and 10 thousand insect species, over 1700 plant species, and approximately 60 mammal species and 117 reptile species). More than 500 Aboriginal Australians live in the park, and they maintain much of their traditional cultures and customs; many are also the traditional owners of the land in which they live.