Things to Do in Australia
Australia is a great country. It is also a continent encompassed by the Indian and Pacific oceans. With the amazing landforms, huge parks, well preserved wildlife, scenic beaches, and unique Aussie culture, you may find it a bit difficult to know where to start. Here are some of the best things you can do when you travel to Australia.
Explore Queensland’s Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest
The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Queensland and it’s one of the most intriguing creations with a mixture of lagoons, islands, channels, and coral cays. Here you can catch a glimpse of marine life which you may not find anywhere else. Stretching for nearly 2,300 km, this coral reef contains a wealth of unique plant and animal species. To have an unforgettable view of this amazing marine life, get a scuba diving kit and use one of the snorkelling areas to explore the ocean bed.
In the northern part of Queensland, over 100km north of Cairn, you will have a chance to explore the Daintree forest – Australia’s biggest rainforest. Many of Australia’s reptiles, birds (including the pre-historic Cassowary) can be found in this natural wonderland. To enjoy the rainforest, you should visit the animal sanctuaries, go on crocodile boat tours, or take a mangrove adventure. This forest is a haven for nature lovers.
Enjoy Live Music Concerts
Aussies love live music concerts because it offers them a chance to relax and get entertained, especially after a tedious working week. During your trip to Australia this fall, you will have a chance to watch Robbie Williams – one of Britain’s greatest singers and songwriters. He is scheduled to perform live in several Australian cities in October including: Perth (9th and 10th), Adelaide (13th and 14th), Brisbane (17th), Melbourne (22nd and 23rd) and Sydney (27th and 28th).
This music maestro, who is now in his forties, will thrill audiences across the country with many of his hit songs like “Feel”, “Come Undone”, “Advertising Space”, and “Tripping”. Williams is one of the few musicians who has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for selling over 1.6 million tickets for his concerts – you can find tickets here. While you watch Williams perform live, you will also have an opportunity to taste some of the finest, award winning Australian wine and eat tasty barbecue.
Visit the Kakadu National Park
Situated in the Northern Territory, this park covers about 20,000 square kilometres and it contains many sacred traditional lands of indigenous Australians. It is now a UNESCO site with World Heritage Area status. Carefully preserved for many centuries, Kakadu National Park has rare plants and animals, including the aggressive salt water crocodile. With its over 5,000 rock painting sites, you will be overawed by the remoteness, history and natural beauty of this park.
Travel on the Great Ocean Road
For one of the most scenic drives on the planet, you should sign up for a trip on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. It stretches for over 240 km with a lot of curved paths that enable you to have a panoramic view of the cliffs and the ocean, as you journey through the rainforest. Along the way, you can stop and enjoy the beautiful beaches, take several hikes and even visit various townships located along this road.
These are just a few of the things you should do in Australia, for a start. If time permits, you should also visit the Sydney Opera House, the Taronga Zoo, Byron Bay, Grampians National Park, Fraser Island, and the Wineglass Bay. Obviously, exploring all the great attractions in this country will require many months of travelling and exploration.
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