Australia is one of the most remote countries in the world, and ironically it is also one of the most popular places to visit, especially among backpackers and budget travelers. Because of its location and distance from really anything, not many Americans tend to visit Australia. The flights are long and expensive and when you only have a few weeks of travel, wasting a few days of flying probably doesn’t make sense to a lot of travelers. Nevertheless, here are a few reasons to save up your vacation time and brave that long venture across the Pacific :
Known for its famed opera house and harbor, Sydney also boasts an incredible bridge, great parks, delicious food, lots of free stuff to do, and amazing surfing. Whether you go to Manly Beach or hang out with everyone else in Bondi, Sydney is a place to relax in the sun and enjoy the water. (therealkurumi)
There are great beaches, one of the world’s largest city parks, surfing, and nearby Fremantle where you can have Australia’s best beer (Little Creatures). Perth is a city filled with young people and has the vibe of a city in motion, just coming into its own.
The wind blown cuts throughout the rock makes it look like a wave of sand climbing over the desert. The iron in the rock produces amazing shades of red and orange during sunrise and sunset. While you can climb Uluru, be forewarned that it is a sacred area to the people of this area.
The Great Barrier Reef
One of the most famous reef systems in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is world-renowned for an abundance of marine life and world-class diving opportunities. When I was there, I saw turtles, sharks, vibrant coral, beautiful fish, and even a fish poop (which was as weird as it sounds). It was everything it was cracked up to be.
Australia has some great wine regions that include Margaret River near Perth, the Barossa Valley near Adelaide, and the Hunter Valley near Sydney. There’s a lot of good wine to be tried while in Australia, especially Australian Shiraz and Pinot Noir.
I’m glad a lot of people don’t visit Western Australia; otherwise it could end up like the East coast – crowded and overbuilt. Karijini National Park puts Kakadu and Litchfield to shame and Coral Bay and the Ningaloo Reef is even better than Cairns the Great Barrier Reef. (image by: Missanagz)
With over 50,000km of coastline there’s no way this country could exist without beautiful beaches. The ones on the East Coast are far busier than one deserted beaches on Australia’s western coastline.
The best surfing is on the East Coast and there are a million places where you can catch a good wave. You can head to Sydney and places like Bondi beach but I find the best surfing is up in Queensland. I personally think Noosa is one of the best places to surf because there are waves for professionals and beginners.
Australia has way more to offer than just these 10 things. One could probably think of 365 reasons to visit Australia. But we get drawn to countries for certain reasons and this is what draws me back again and again to the wonderful land down under.
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