Australian Holiday Destinations
There’s nothing like a trip down under for fun, excitement, relaxation and adventure. Australia has many things to offer travelers wanting to get away and experience the type of vacation that can only be experienced in one of its eight states.
Visitors to Canberra, the country’s capital located in Australian Capital Territory, offers a good place to start. In Canberra a traveler can visit animals native to the country and from lands far away at the National Zoo and Aquarium, or see government workings at the Parliament House.
Another option is Hobart, the center of Tasmania. Visit various types of animals at the Bonorong Park Wildlife Center, take a theater tour on Louisa’s Walk or see it all with a guided day tour that includes sights, activities, food and more. In a trip to Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, travelers should stop and visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and tour the city on the Cat City Ferry before taking in the culture of the area at South Bank Parklands. The Great Barrier Reef is also off the shores of Queensland.
Those wanting to experience tours should visit Victoria and stop in Melbourne. Tours of wineries are available, as are tours to Philip Island, Great Ocean Road and more. Take self-sustained or guided tours of the area on foot or by car to experience all there is to see on a trip to Melbourne.
Western Australia and South Australia also offer great experiences to travelers, and cannot be forgotten. In Western Australia, take time to get around in Perth and relax on Cottlesloe Beach or Scarborough Beach. Take a wine tour or visit the unique and breathtaking animals at the reserve on Penguin Island. In South Australia, Adelaide is the place to go for tours, food, wine, botanical gardens and much more.
Finally, no trip to Australia is complete without an adventure in the Outback, which can be achieved in the Northern Territory. Here travelers can take a trek across beautiful landscapes, go canoeing or tour the vast expanse in vehicles. To get a taste of true history, take time to learn first-hand about Aboriginal cultures. And of course, there is also Sydney, New South Wales. Many guided tours are available, and travelers wanting to go it alone can stay with the crowds at the Sydney Opera House or the breathtaking Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Whether it’s taking a guided tour of the Outback, visiting the Sydney Opera House, experiencing the Great Barrier Reef or relaxing on the beach and shopping, Australia has something for everyone.