Fed up of boring routines and humdrum work? Enjoy the fascinating topographical diversity of Australia. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world and boasts mountains, reefs, deserts and mind-blowing beaches and bays.
Located in the south of the Pacific Ocean and including the Island of Tasmania, Australia is the ideal destination for everyone, whether you’re single traveller, a young family or an older person looking for fun, adventure or simply a fabulous holiday.
Australia’s first inhabitants were the aborigines who lived there 50,000 years ago. In 1770, Australia was used as a penal colony by Britain and convicts were sent there as punishment. Australia became a sovereign nation in the year 1901.
Right at the top of the list is the Great Barrier Reef famous for its exotic coral gardens and rich marine life.
Make sure you take a leisurely stroll along Sydney Harbour that provides a stunning vista of the ocean and iron Sydney Bridge. The Sydney Opera House is on the World Heritage List for its unusual design.
Enjoy the mystical Ayer’s Rock (Uluru) that was a sacred stone to the Aboriginals. Exchange the urban energy of Sydney for the relaxed pace of Canberra, the capital of Australia. Canberra is famous for its two famous museums: Australian War Memorial Museum and the National Gallery.
Take your children to the immensely enjoyable Dreamworld Theme Park on the Gold Coast and the White Water World right next to Dreamworld. Paradise country in the Gold Coast offers excellent experiences for children to learn about shearing, farming and living with wildlife.
The exciting Kakadu National Park is situated near Darwin in Northern Australia and straddles an impressive 20,000 square Km. Kakadu National Park is known for scenic walks, waterfalls, ancient rock art as well as fishing and boating.
No trip to Australia without a trip to the beaches. Pay a visit Cable Beach for its pristine, endless blue waters and untouched beauty. Relax on Whitehaven Beach with its stunning vistas and incredibly soft ‘silica sand’ that doesn’t get too hot underfoot.
Let your hair down in one Australia’s top nightspots which include Spin Palace in Sydney, Geisha Bar in Perth and the Silk Bar and Lounge in Melbourne.
The list of must-try Australian foods begins with crab sticks (white fish wrapped around sticks) and barramundi (seared or pan-fried river fish). Other local favourites include grilled kangaroo meat (this tends to dry out soon so eat fast!) and vegemite on toast which has a more savoury taste compared to Marmites.
The Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane festivals are popular for circus performances, entertainment, music and dance.