Australia is home to some of the most spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping vistas anywhere in the world. With such an incredibly diverse landscape, an array of wildlife and stunning natural beauty to explore, there is no shortage of places to visit in Australia. Whether you are looking for a peaceful getaway, city, break, a hiking adventure, coastal getaway or to spend some time travelling through remote outback locations, Australia has it all.
Choosing where to go will be your biggest problem when you’re planning your Aussie travels. With so many great places on offer, it can be difficult to decide where to go first! Below, we explore some of the top destinations Australia has to offer to help inspire you for your next adventure. Remember to plan your trip carefully before you go, pack appropriately and take out a domestic travel insurance policy to cover you for your trip. Taking the time to plan your trip in advance will ensure that you have the best time possible and that you get the very most out of your next Australian adventure.
Let’s take a look at some of the top ‘down under’ destinations for consideration in your itinerary.
Arguably one of the most iconic sights in the entire country, Sydney is a must-see for many reasons. Home to both the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, there is a lot to take in at this magnificent location. Climb the bridge, kayak around the harbour, take a ferry or embrace your inner adventure junkie with parasailing. However, you choose to experience it, Sydney Harbour is an iconic Aussie destination not to be missed.
Situated more than two hundred kilometres inland, WA’s West Rock is a wave-like no other in Australia. Standing more than fifteen metres tall and spanning a width of more than one hundred and ten metres, this enormous granite formation looks just like a wave about to crash. Visitors to this spot shouldn’t leave without a photo of them trying to ‘surf’ this stone swell.
The Great Ocean Road
Located just a one and a half-hour drive from Melbourne, The Great Ocean Road is, without doubt, one of the county’s most spectacular stretches of coastline. A three hundred mile road follows the coastline from Torquay and Allansford, affording visitors the most awe-inspiring views of the country’s southeastern coast. While the nine and half hour drive can be completed in a single day, it’s best to split the drive over three to four days to get the most out of your time on this iconic route.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Although it might be a little inconvenient to reach, no Australian travel bucket list is truly complete without a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Witnessing sunset and/or sunrise at both Uluru and Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas, is something that will stay with you forever. There is also an abundance of wildlife to discover, you can learn about the aboriginal way of life and there are countless walks that you can do in the area. Spend a few days and soak up the powerful energy of this magical place.
Create Your Perfect Australia Itinerary
Whether you are travelling locally, interstate or you are coming from abroad, there is no shortage of simply staggering destinations to consider on your Australian travels. To create an itinerary that both you and your fellow travellers will choose, be sure to consider your interests, style of travel and what you want to get out of your next adventure. Answering these questions will help you to choose the perfect iconic Australia destination for your next trip so you and your group have the best time possible.
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