10 THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN AUSTRALIA
Before you explore the down under, here are fun things to think about putting on your to-do list…
Australia Downunder!! A fascinating continent on the South East Indian ocean predominant with red deserts and wild bush like no other continent in the world, not forgetting multiracial cities dotting its coastlines, Australia is the place to be and tour if you have a knack for spirited tours down South. Plan very well because this country offers your more than you can bargain for.
The Capital of Australia should and must be your first stopover and what better way to view Down Under’s capital than in a hot air balloon! international balloonists view Canberra as one of the best places to balloon due to its calm conditions, architecture, green scenery, sculptures and monuments.
The second largest city after the capital, Melbourne is a culturist’s fan city with Highlights such as the National Gallery of Victoria; the Royal Botanic Gardens; Federation Square; and the Melbourne Cricket Ground if you want to get sporty on a warm afternoon.
- Great Ocean Road
A 3 hours non stop ride, its best you plan for 2-3 days sightseeing the 12 Apostles and the Kangaroo multitude on the Angelsea Golf Course not forgetting whale watch from the historic Warrnambool.
- Blue Mountains
How about some height to get some adrenaline rush through your veins? The Blue Mountains is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which lies 81 kilometers west of Sydney.
- The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
A great place to cool off in breath taking waters, the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is one of the largest living structures on the planet and is visible from space! This fragile ecosystem includes more than 3,000 coral reefs and 600 continental islands
Have an appetite for great food? Just take a boat ride down South to the Island of Tasmania. Delicacies from Farm Gate Market in Hobart to Willie Smith’s Apple Shed to Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed in Port Arthur; the House of Anvers and Wicked Cheese in historic Richmond. How about Tasmania’s signature wine variety, the Pinot Noir from the state’s oldest vineyard at Providence.
- Bondi Beach
What better way to spend the remaining 6 hours of daylight than a stroll along the scenic Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, beginning at the southern end of the beach and following the coastline for six kilometers along sandstone cliffs.
- Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Visit this park in the heart of Down Under just to view Australia’s most photographed geographical feature: Uluru, which means ‘Shadowy Place’ in the Anangu dialect of the Aboriginals. This monolithic towers at 348 meters above the ground it rises from.
- Lord Howe Island
Located in the Pacific Ocean and just a two hours flight from Sydney, Lord Howe Island is one of the greenest spots in the world, with 75 per cent of the island’s original natural vegetation intact and undisturbed, one is left with remarkable geology, natural beauty, coral and a rare collection of birds, plants and marine life.
This city is famed for two features: the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Soothe your musical nerves with world class orchestras before ushering the New Year with fireworks at the bridge.