Unlike many countries that promise a larger-than-life holiday but doesn't deliver, Australia keeps its promises of a unique holiday. Melbourne. Sydney. Brisbane. Perth.Hobart. Canberra. Darwin. Each a superstar in its own right, each presenting something entirely unique to the traveler. From the hippy student-oriented life ...
The Great Ocean Road and the Nullarbor are two of the most iconic ocean drives in Australia. The Nullarbor is yet to be discovered by the crowds of tourists and you'll literally feel like you're on the edge of the earth.
“As indicated previously, the trip was excellent. All of the places proved to be wonderful experiences, except for the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef snorkel cruise was the major reason that we booked this trip. It turned out to be very disappointing. There were too many people on the cruise, a very limited area in which to snorkel, and the water visibility was bad. I realize nobody can control the weather, but it turned out to be a very negative experience for us. I am enclosing a couple of underwater photos, so you can see what we mean. In the future, I would recommend that you limit the party size on board the catamaran, increase the area in which people can snorkel, and provide more time to snorkel.
One other item we want to bring to your attention is the aboriginal workshop at Uluru. The woman did not give any instruction as to how to create paintings; she only told us some Aboriginal legends, which did not help us to create our artwork. We feel that this time was wasted. We could have spent that time exploring the area more. You should hire an instructor to do this part of the tour. Very disappointing!”
“The itinerary was exactly as published, and provided a great overview of Australia. Specific highlights that were built in were the streetcar dinner in Melbourne, visits to the Alice Springs School of the Air, Ayers Rock and the Olgas, the Be My Guest Dinner and the Sydney Harbor lunch cruise. All of the guides were extremely knowledgable and extended themselves to make sure all guests thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Only the coach trip from Alice Springs to Uluru was a bit long, but I don't see how it could have been handled otherwise.”
Unlike many countries that promise a larger-than-life holiday but doesn't deliver, Australia keeps its promises of a unique holiday. Melbourne. Sydney. Brisbane. Perth.Hobart. Canberra. Darwin. Each a superstar in its own right, each presenting something entirely unique to the traveler. From the hippy student-oriented life of Brisbane to the iconic architecture of Melbourne, from the frontier attractions of Darwin to the sandstone beauties of Hobart, each city of Australia feels incredibly exciting.
If you are up for a trip to Australia don't miss its wine valleys. Since most of the country’s population lives along the coast, seafood is very popular here. And of course, with a beer or a glass of wine in hand, you can easily wash down those lamb, chicken and beef dishes frying on the BBQ as well.
Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
Snap a photo of Sydney Opera House
See Wave Rock in Hyden, Western Australia
Swim with the Great White Sharks and dive with crocodiles
Watch the sunrise over Uluru, a sacred Australian rock
Relax at one of Australia's 10,000+ beaches
A holiday to Australia cannot be cut short if you want to see all the country has to offer. Australia is a very, very big country, so plan for a long holiday (and save your money). Be prepared for long trips as even flying from coast to coast can take several hours.
Head inland if you want to see the country's famous wildlife. That's where you're most likely to find kangaroos, koalas and wombats in the wild.
UV rays are particularly high in Australia as there is a large hole in the ozone right above the country. Pack (and be sure to wear) high SPF sunscreen.
Australia is perfect for swimming or surfing, but always pay attention to warning signs at the beach. Swim between the flags and beware of dangerous sea life.
If you're looking to interact with locals (and meet fellow travellers), stick to the coast. Most Australians live within 50km of the coast, while the centre of the country is quite remote.