How long do you have to spend on holiday? Australia is a country that is 7.7 million square kilometres that are filled with sandy beaches, vast deserts, brilliant cities and dense rainforests. When you are travelling Australia, prioritizing your desires and interests is essential to getting the most out of your visit. Whether you want to see cities, country, beach or outback and explore history, nature, architecture or wineries, you have a lot to do, and it is time to get started.
Although you can speed through a visit to Sydney or one of Australia’s other capital cities in just a few days, to really explore, you will need a bit more time. Knowing what you want out of your trip can help you better organize your holiday schedule. Each city has its own must-see destinations. For example, Sydney is well known for its Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Visitors to Sydney also enjoy visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens, surfing off Bondi Beach, grabbing fish and chips at Doyles, and exploring the history of the city in The Rocks.
Once you move beyond Sydney, however, the must-sees only get bigger and even better. The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people. The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage-listed site and is the world’s largest coral reef. Another must-see location is Tasmania. Tasmania is home to such stunning natural locations as the Bay of Fires and Cradle Mountain as well as historic destinations as Port Arthur. The lush vineyards scattered across Australia draw many in search of relaxation, excellent wines and beauty.
Distances between the cities and across the country are great, and many tourists find that plane travel is the fastest, easiest way to get from one area to another. However, air travel can be very expensive, and not everyone enjoys flying. Trains travel the length and breadth of Australia and offer a view like no other. If you have more time, a road trip may be more your style. You can enjoy a drive up the Great Ocean Road, originally built as a war memorial along what may be the most beautiful stretch of coastline in the world, or drive through the rugged outback on your way to remote Alice Springs and Uluru.