If you have never been to Australia before, and you are planning on going soon, then you will want to consider how you are going to make the most of it. There are a number of sights that you will absolutely want to visit and which you might consider essential if you do go, and some which are less well-known but still amazing, which you will also want to think about. All in all, you want to make sure that you are going to have seen Australia in all its glory, and that is something that you can make sure of easily enough. In this article, we will look at some of the things you might want to add to your list when you visit Australia, to ensure that you engage in a wide variety of activities while you are there.
The huge mass of rock in Northern Territory otherwise known as Ayers Rock is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia, and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it a beautiful spot, from the top of which you can see much of central Australia, it’s also a place with incredible history and culture attached for the aboriginal people of htat land. Any visit to Australia is definitely worth a visit to Ayers Rock, and it is worth climbing it if you have the chance to do so. But do make sure that you take care to be respectful of the land while you are there – it is an important, even sacred, place for those who have lived there for so many years, and it needs to be treated with great care and respect.
If you find yourself in the growing city of Brisbane, Queensland, you might want to take a spare afternoon to go diving. This is not in the city itself, but in another well-known town in the same part of Queensland, known as Mooloolaba. There you can find the HMAS Brisbane, an historical shipwreck which is worth a visit in its own right. But as well as the fascinating history of that, you can also do an HMAS Brisbane Dive – and see some stunning underwater life and coral in doing so. This is a great choice for anyone who wants to see a slightly different side to Australia – or if you want to see the famous coral but you are not going to have a chance to get to see the Great Barrier Reef.
Eat Out In Sydney
Sydney is the most popular tourist destination in Australia, and often considered to be its cultural capital in many respects. If you are hoping to soak in as much of the Aussie culture as you can, then visiting Sydney is absolutely going to be a vital thing to do. There is so much to do there, and you could easily spend weeks just in Sydney without going anywhere else, but in particular one of the things that it is great for is eating out. Sydney has some of the world’s top restaurants, and if you love to eat well then you are going to feel that you are in the right place indeed. In particular, you can expect to find some amazing seafood restaurants, so if you want to try out some surf and turf, you are absolutely in the right place.
Visit The World’s Largest Zoo
In terms of the sheer spatial size of the thing, Australia Zoo in Queensland is the largest in the world – quite impressive, but so is the fact that it also houses the widest variety of animals of any zoo in the world. It is also an ethical zoo, as it was set up for conservation purposes by the late, great Steve Irwin – something of a local legend, and someone whose spirit still infuses the experience of the place today, not least because the zoo is still run by his family. If you want to see some of the world-famous croc shows, then you are going to be in the right place for it – and if you’re lucky, one of the Irwin family will actually be there on the day to perform it!
As you can see, there is such a wide variety of things that you can do when you are visiting Australia, and no two visits are ever going to be quite the same. If you visit Australia soon, consider doing these things in order to get a good glimpse of the country.