Australia is one of those places you really can’t help but want to visit; whether it’s the unique wildlife, incredible weather or general laid back attitude of the locals, you will be forgiven if you never want to leave! It’s easy to see why sightseeing on holiday in Australia can be a somewhat daunting task – where do you start?
Here are a few pointers on things to see in Australia – just keep in mind, Australia is a massive country that cannot be driven in a short period of time. Consider making a road trip part of your trip, but if you’re on a tight schedule, be sure to look into flights to see all that it has to offer.
Known as the Sunshine State, Queensland is the northeast state home to the Great Barrier Reef; various rainforests like the Daintree; the world’s largest sand island – Fraser Island and so many more things in this massive area. Brisbane is the largest city and most things are centered around it, but Cairns is the gateway to the reef and it lies almost 2000km north of Brisbane – so you might want to look into flights! Don’t forget to apply for Australia visa before you make a travel
New South Wales
Aside from Sydney and all the great things in Sydney, from the Harbour Bridge the Opera House, there are the Blue Mountains to hike and explore and a vibrant wine country to sample.
On the southern tip of the mainland is the small state home to Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road and many places to see tiny penguins running up the beach at dusk. Many people spend all their time in Melbourne and the surrounding area, but be sure to get out and see the rest of the state!
Perched on the top of Australia is the Northern Territory, home to Uluru and the vast Australian Outback. It is here that you can run into wild camels (just try not to do it alone – they are dangerous) and some of the most unforgiving terrain in the world. Any star gazers out there? Due to its remoteness, the outback affords tremendous opportunities to see stars like you wouldn’t believe, but with the fast moving weather, it can often be unpredictable.
Without a doubt, the best part of the entire country is the part most people completely forget about – and maybe that’s why it is so amazing. Not suffering from the hyper tourism of the mainland and still unbelievably rugged, Tasmania is a vacation unto itself. Check out Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park, watch the little penguins run up the beach (for free), hike Cradle Mountain and see the incredible wildlife – especially the Tasmanian Devil.