With its wide open spaces, urban lifestyle, natural wonders and rich wildlife, Australia is a haven for any individual who seeks diversity. From luxurious beaches to magnificent coral sandbanks, from wildlife safaris to fast-paced nightlife & Beautiful hotels in Australia, you will be left wanting more as soon as you step ‘down’.
Don’t leave Australia before you:
Fraser Island – Listed as a World Heritage Site, Fraser Island, is the largest sand island in the world just off the coast of Queensland. There’s many places to visit on the Island. Marvel at the Island’s typical coloured sand-cliffs or hike through rain-forests to see the panoramic views. Popular swimming spots in the region include Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby and various freshwater pools.
The Twelve Apostles – Rising gracefully from the Southern Ocean, these magnificent limestone heaps are situated off the shore of Victoria’s coastline, and is one of the best places to visit in Australia. They are located around 275 kms from Melbourne: the perfect chance for you to take a 4-hour drive along the scenic Great Ocean Road!
Jenolan Caves – One of the ancient cave in the world, the Jenolan Caves are located in the Jenovan Karst Conservation Reserve, about 175 kms from Sydney. These brilliant limestone caves are unmatched in their beauty and complexity, and are open to travelers every day.
Meet Koalas and Kangaroos – Australia is home to various koala and kangaroo parks, where you not only get to meet these animals, but also interact with them in their natural habitat. On personalized tours, you can feed and play with these animals to experience something unique to Australia. Some popular koala and kangaroo parks include Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Featherdale Wildlife Park and Cohunu Koala Park.
Diving and Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef – A full-day tour via speed boat is the ideal way to make the most of your visit to the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef has some exceptional sits to witness the beauty of its rare aquatic species and marine life. Go for scuba diving and snorkeling at one of these sits for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Trek in Tasmania – Tasmania, the island state off Australia’s south coast, is the perfect place to explore the many wonders of the country on foot. From short walks through temperate rain-forests to multi-day walking trails, Tasmania is a dream-come-true for every hiking fan. Try
bush walking, which covers a wide range of walking experiences through forest reserves, national parks and long trails. You can also choose from independent walks and guided tours as per your interests.
Roast Lamb with Apricots – Considered Australia’s national dish, you must-try this dish when you are in the country. Pair it with Australia’s standard shiraz, and you’re in heaven!
Crocodile-meat dishes – Uniquely Australian, Crocodile-meat dishes are highly popular in Australia. Juicy white meat with delicious flavour, a Crocodile meat dish will be your best choice if you have an craving for exotic food. Stewed Alligator in Creole Sauce, Crocodile Larrikin-style and Shrimp & Alligator Cheesecake are some best-selling options for the adventurous foodie.
Chocolate Pavlova – Meringue is the best choice for desserts. It’s layered with fruit and whipped cream to make a pavlova. The cocoa-rich version of this dessert will be a perfect choice for a romantic nights for all chocoholics.
When to Go:
June to August –In the Southern hemisphere, winter season is in June, July and August. Aussie winter is the extreme season in most cities in Australia. June, July and August are the busiest months, and it’s better to book your tours and accommodations in advance.
September to March – In the summer season, you can visit most cities apart from the Northern Territory. It’s cool enough to visit Uluru and warm enough to explore some beaches. By late October, temperatures start rising.
By Air – Since Australia is at a long distance from most countries in the world, air travel is the only practical way to enter Australia. Major cities like Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney are well connected to airports in many different cities around the world. There are also flights to Adelaide, Darwin, Cairns, Christmas Island and the Gold Coast. But most of these are restricted to flights from Southeast Asia, Oceania and New Zealand.
By Ship – Between November and February about 10 ships arrive in Australia. You can also take a low-budget cruise to Australia to gain entry, and fly back home.