Australia is a huge place, but you didn’t need anyone to point that out to you. Still, the point is that you’re not going to be able to see it all (unless you return for hundreds of trips). Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean you have to feel disheartened about missing certain key parts. If you plan your adventure well then you can see all the greatest sights of Australia in one fun-packed trip. Here are the things you definitely need to see when you visit the land down under.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Australia without seeing the beautiful capital of New South Wales: Sydney. We’re putting this one on the top of the list, however, because it’s not even the best place you’ll see in Australia. Still, even though capitals often aren’t the best thing a place has to offer, they’re certainly places that you need to see. Sydney is no exception, as it’s the hub of culture, entertainment, and iconic sights (often rolled into one in the case of examples such as the Sydney Opera House).
There are also a heap of beautiful beaches in the capital, and if you want to get a taste of Australia at the beginning of your trip then you should definitely head down to the coast. You don’t really need a guide for that part of your trip; you’ll find so many incredible things along the coast, such as surfing and boating opportunities, that you’ll want to just go with the flow, so to speak.
Melbourne is another stunning city that you certainly have to see. Of course, there’s a lot of culture and entertainment in the center of the city, but there’s also a tonne of beautiful scenery and nature trails to explore in the surrounding area of Melbourne. You might want to consider hiring a 4 wheel drive because there’s nothing more satisfying than packing your belongings into a car and heading off into the wilderness. You could camp beneath the stars, or simply admire some of Australia’s beautiful natural landscapes from its long stretches of open road.
The Great Barrier Reef.
When it comes to exploring the beauty of nature in Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is certainly one of the best sights you’ll possibly see whilst you’re down under. It’s something that you have to see to believe and words certainly don’t do the reef enough justice. Diving down there is certainly something you’ll have to try (with professionals) because there’s an entire underwater kingdom unlike anywhere else in the world.
The ecosystem in the coral down there is over 2300km long. That’s a long way, in case you were trying to estimate the length in your mind. There are hundreds and hundreds of different species down there too; the kind of fish that, again, you won’t see anywhere else in the world. You could always go to a zoo in Australia, but the best way to experience wildlife is to simply go out and see it with your own eyes.