Australia is an incredible destination for travelers of all kinds. From breathtaking beaches to awe-inspiring deserts, from vibrant cities to stunning national parks, Australia has something for everyone. Come experience the beauty of Australia - you won't regret it!
Places to know in Australia
1. Sydney (SYD)
2. Melbourne (MEL)
3. Perth (PER)
4. Brisbane (BNE)
5. Adelaide (ADL)
6. Darwin (DRW)
7. Great Barrier Reef
8. Kangaroo Island
9. Harbor Bridge and Sydney
10. Opera House (Sydney)
May through June (Winter in Australia)
December through February (Summer in Australia)
Visiting Australia? Keep These in Mind
Australia is one of the most remote countries in the world. Flights to get there are
long. Because of this, you might find it ironic that this distant land is one the most popular places to visit for backpackers, outdoor enthusiasts, and chic travelers. Here are the top four reasons to save up those vacation days and visit Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is undeniably one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world. Visible from space, it is the largest coral reef ecosystem boasting over 2,900 separate reefs. It also has one of the best reputations for diversity of wildlife. It is home to over 1,500 species of fish and 134 different species of sharks. That’s not to mention the turtles. Swimmers, snorkelers, and divers flock here to have the opportunity to see all the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.
You might not think a giant rock covering eight kilometers of land would be breathtaking, but it is. Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is such a unique structure that the Anangu tribe, an Aboriginal people of Australia, have considered it a sacred site for 10,000 years or more. When visiting, be sure to take a tour from a member of the Anangu people and participate in a dot-painting experience to truly understand the power of Uluru.
It would be impossible to have a list of reasons to visit Australia without mentioning the beaches. With over 16,000 miles of coastline, there are plenty of spots from which to choose. The beauty of Australia’s beaches set them apart from the rest of the world. Picture an immaculate stretch of sand and crystal clear waters. That’s what Australia’s beaches offer.
Wildlife lovers will want to visit this island eight miles off the South Australian coast. It is home to koalas, penguins, seals, and you guessed it, kangaroos. This peaceful island has few settlements and there is no public transportation, so plan to rent a car or go with a tour group.
Although they speak English in Australia, there are some differences. Here are some words with which you will want to become familiar before your trip:
Arvo = afternoon
G’day = hello
You ripper = how fantastic
Beauty = great!
Bush tucker = native, outback food
Have a gander = have a look
Grog = alcohol
Idiot box = television
Yeah nah = No
Nah yeah = Yes
Chips = crisps
Hot chips = fries
Scorcher = a hot day