The land down under is filled to the brim with adventure and scenic views; there will never be a dull day on your trip because there’s so much to explore in the vast country. Here are the top five places to visit in Australia this year:
It’s easy to see why this bustling city is often mistaken for the continent’s capital, as there is an endless reel of things to do while you’re there. A trip to Sydney Opera House will make you feel like royalty as you watch an unforgettable show in one of the most iconic buildings in the world. A trip to Sydney is incomplete without enjoying a cocktail on the white sands of Bondi Beach.
Bursting with culture, Melbourne is the ideal place to visit if you’re looking for a city break. Sports lovers will enjoy a trip to Melbourne Cricket ground which hosts adrenaline pumping cricket games in summer as well as Australian football. If sports aren’t your thing, families will love Melbourne Zoo, which is the third oldest zoo in the world; it’s home to exotic lemurs as well as gorillas and tigers.
According to The Secret Traveller at 1Cover, Melbourne is also one of the best places in the world to grab an excellent cup of coffee.
A backpacker’s paradise, this city is filled with tourist attractions and amazing monuments. Cairns is known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, which millions of tourists flock to each year. The reef is best experienced through snorkelling or diving where you can get an amazing view of the colourful seabed and diverse aquatic wildlife. Once you’re out of the water, take to the skies and enjoy a cable car ride over the mammoth and stunning Daintree rainforest.
4. Gold Coast
Surfers and adrenaline junkies will love all that the Gold Coast has to offer as it is the go-to destination for water sports and activities. If you know how to navigate a wave or if you’ve never stepped on a board in your life, you’re guaranteed to love surfing on the Palm Beach waves. Step out of your comfort zone and try other water sports such as kite surfing or even aqua jetpack flying.
5. Bay of Fires
This hidden gem in Tasmania is ideal for travellers hoping for some isolation and a truly unique Australian experience. With an interesting history and aesthetically stunning views to take in, there’s no better place to truly get away from it all. Bay of Fires is best experienced by camping under the stars or in a luxury lodge. A reciprocal health care agreement exists between the UK and Australia that gives tourists access to some medicine and facilities for free; however, this should not be treated as a substitute for travel insurance. Travel insurance also covers you against lost and stolen luggage as well as any larger medical expenses, so add it to your ‘to-do list’ before you set off on your adventure.