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TRAVEL GUIDE TO AUSTRALIA
Australia: the land of beautiful beaches and hot deserts. The country of unique animal species: of kangaroos, koalas and crocodiles. England’s former prison colony is a place of contradictions and possibilities that will baffle any traveller’s expectations. Believe everything anyone has ever told you about the land down-under: the locals are that friendly, the water is that clear and the sun is that pleasant. Travel to Australia and let your mind be blown away by this beautiful big friendly island.
Australia’s city life is diverse and definitely worth a visit. For example Sydney, a place with must-sees like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visit metropoles like Adelaide and Brisbane, hang out in the chilled-out arty environment of Melbourne and be blown away by crazy Cairns or tropical Darwin.
The Land Down Under is also blessed with remarkable flora and fauna. Head out to the Great Barrier Reef and dive into the underwater world. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest coral reef and home to a thousand kind of coloured fish and scary sharks. Visit the famous Ayers Rock (Uluru): a huge rock formation surrounded by deserts. Uluru is of big religious importance for Australia’s Aboriginal people.
Australia is the perfect place for your first experience abroad, as well as a pleasant destination for more experienced travellers. Because it is such a huge country you could easily spend 6 or more months here, and still not have visited all. If you have 1 or 2 months you can easily see most of the East Coast or you can decide to explore any other part of the country. If you have only two weeks to spend you could travel from Sydney to Brisbane by bus or car and stop at all the beautiful beach towns. Or travel from Brisbane to Cairns and visit Fraser Island and the Whitsunday’s. We do advise you to take your time, don’t try and see too much in a small amount of time because you will miss out on the Australian relaxing way of life.
Because Australia is a backpackers hotspot, try and visit some places off the beaten track. Don’t follow the crowd and it will be rewarded. Locals will be more friendly and prices will be lower. For example check out the “surf & camp from Sydney to Cairns route”
This travel guide to Australia is written by travelers for travelers. Please share your experiences by contributing your favorite highlight or travel route in Australia