To enjoy Australia properly, prepare for diversity because you’ll have such a variety of options that includes sun and surf at the world-famous Bondi Beach, trekking and hiking in the beautiful Blue Mountains, snorkelling and scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, standing in awe of the Sydney Opera House and other cultural icons, and experiencing the magnificence of kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.
This is the heart of the Outback, an area covering millions of square kilometres of desert. The gateway of this centre is the town of Alice Springs, which is home to one of Australia’s most iconic sites, the massive red ochre rock formation of Uluru, a key sacred site to local Aboriginal populations.
This is the largest of Australia’s states and is about one third of the county. Adventure out here to enjoy Perth and its port city, Fremantle, which is known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and remnants from Australia’s days as a penal colony. Venture out to the Recherche Archipelago with its several pink lakes; sunbathe on the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean at Cable Beach; discover the ghost towns and old mines of Kalgoorlie; and experience the protected nature reserve of Rottnest Island.
Located on Whitsunday Islands on the east coast, this stretch of beach is made of pure white sand. Make sure to visit Hill Inlet at the northern end of the beach for a breathtaking view of the mosaic of glowing white sands blending with the multiple blue hues of the inlet.
The reef is made up of over 3,000 separate reef systems and lots of tropical islands. Surrounded by azure waters and a rich marine life, you can experience this breathtaking location snorkelling and diving, or take a tour in a glass-bottomed boat.
Head to New South Wales and begin your adventure in the region to the Blue Mountains, famous for its stunning scenery. The nearby Featherdale Wildlife Park is home to native animals such as kangaroos, wombats and koalas. Located on the Pacific coast, the iconic Bondi Beach is the place to be for great surf, beach and coastal walks. Plan to spend a few days here because it’s where you’ll find the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Taronga Zoo.
Travel for hours and take in vast desert that somehow eventually gives way to jungle – the trip between Alice Springs to Darwin in Australia will leave you in awe. You can make this journey by bus but doing it on the legendary Ghan Train is that much more romantic. This extraordinary train experience begins in the Outback, where travellers flock to see Uluru / Ayer’s Rock and ends in the lush national parks of Darwin in Northern Australia to catch a glimpse of saltwater crocodiles.
The best times to visit Sydney are September to November and from March to May.