The land down under really does have it all. Tropical weather, stunning beaches, incredible cities, extraordinary wildlife, wilderness and so much more. Regardless of the type of vacation you’re after, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Australia so if this is a place you’ve always wanted to go to but are yet to visit, there are plenty of reasons to make it your next vacation. If you’re planning your trip, here are a few interesting places to look into.
The Great Barrier Reef
One of the seven wonders of the natural world, the colossal Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on Earth and can even be seen from space. Located off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, it’s made up of thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands, molluscs, fish, hard and soft coral and so much more. There are lots of different dives and tours, with companies like www.wafishing.com.au you can even go whale watching. Expect to see everything from manta rays to sea snakes thousands of varieties of incredible fish species. You could go scuba diving, snorkelling or hire a yacht and navigate the waters yourself. It’s a must- see if you visit Australia, chances are this will be on your bucket list already since it’s such a spectacular sight.
Australian Cities and Beaches
If a city break is more your thing, you will be spoiled for choice with Australia. You have Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and many more to choose from, where you can go shopping, visit attractions, dine out and enjoy the hustle and bustle. But best of all, because Australia’s cities are along the coast, you’re never too far away from the beach too. This means you have the unique opportunity to split your time between a city break and a beach vacation without much travel. Once you’ve shopped til you dropped and need a break from the busy city, you can head down to the beach and lie in a hammock while sipping a cocktail. Perfect!
If you want to do something completely different, how about exploring the fascinating yet challenging terrain of the outback? There are tours and camel treks, you can head into the wilderness and really feel what it’s like to be away from everyone and everything. You will see species of animals and geological formations that exist nowhere else on earth. Take Purnululu National Park known as ‘Bungles’ for example. The landscape is dominated by orange and black striped domes or the ‘Three Sisters’ an incredible trio of rocks standing proud at nine hundred metres tall. There are mountains, waterfalls, gorges and so much more. Many people report having a spiritual experience in the outback, being disconnected from the rest of the world can help you tap into your true self.
Whether you want excitement, romance, relaxation or a spiritual awakening, Australia is the ideal place for your next vacation. So do some research and make note of some of the incredible places you want to visit while you’re on your trip.