If you are set on heading to Australia for your next big travel adventure, you are probably already trying to plan what you can do there. You’ll be happy to hear that there is a lot to see and do down under. You certainly won’t get bored!
But you may be faced with a different problem – there could be way too much for you to pack into your time there! Thankfully, I’ve come up with some of my favorite places in Australia. These are the cities and attractions that you definitely need to make time to see!
You’ll probably know Uluru as its former name, Ayers Rock. This vast sandstone formation was naturally made and has become a sacred site for Aborigines. There are a number of ways to visit Uluru. Some people choose to go to it on their own and hire a car. The closest city is Brisbane, which is just under a three-hour drive away. Alternatively, you could book onto a tour. Your transport will be included in the tour, and a guide will be able to tell you all about the huge formation.
Have you always wanted to explore Australia’s outback? If so, then you should definitely plan on visiting Kimberley. This popular region is right by the coast so you’ll be able to dip your toes into the Indian Ocean! As well as getting the chance to head out into the outback, you can also explore Broome. This seaside town is popular with both Australians and tourists. You can organise your Broome holiday via Best of the Kimberley.
If you only have time to visit one of Australia’s famous cities, make sure that it is Melbourne! This city may not be the country’s capital, but it is still such a vibrant and exciting place to be. If you want to buy some souvenirs for everyone back home, head to the Queen Victoria Market. These historic market stalls are always covered in cool trinkets and gifts. Then visit the National Gallery of Victoria to see some of Australia’s best artworks.
Are you visiting Australia to sample the country’s famous sun, sea, and sand? If so, make sure you spend the day at the world-famous Bondi Beach. The large beach is just a 15-minute drive out of the center of Sydney. You don’t just have to sunbathe on the beach, of course. There will also be loads of chances to have a go at a variety of water sports. And once you’ve had enough of the water and beach, you can always grab a cocktail in the beach bars and watch the sun go down.
Situated on the western coast of Australia, Perth is one laid back city! It’s so good, it is where all the Australians go when they fancy a staycation. Take an evening stroll through the vast Kings Park. Or visit Perth Zoo to come face to face with kangaroos, koalas, and a bunch of other intriguing marsupials!