A continent and a country at the same time, Australia spans
thousands of miles from coast to coast and is packed full of
wonderful sightseeing activities for visitors of every budget and
every taste - from tropical rainforests and over 8,000 species of
wildflowers in Western Australia to the likes of the Gold Coast and
Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, on the east coast,
Australia's attractions are amazingly diverse. Boasting 14 World
Heritage-listed areas, 2,000 national parks and 7,000 beaches,
there is plenty to explore in this land down under.
Head north to explore the rugged bush and ancient Aboriginal
cultures while trekking across the Great Outback, visiting Ayres
Rock along the way. Splash into the crystalline waters of the Great
Barrier Reef for a spot of snorkelling and head south towards
Sydney for a day of basking in the sun on Bondi Beach. Take in the
historical sights in the Rocks, the site of the first European
settlement in 1788 and the birthplace of Australia, go hiking in
the Blue Mountains and pay a special visit to Hunter Valley for a
spot of wine tasting. With all these options and hundreds more,
visitors will have trouble narrowing down their to-do lists.
Australia is all about the great outdoors, with exciting and
unique wildlife to boot and visitors should get out and explore the
sights on foot. Travelling along the east coast of the country is
best done by bus or car, while those wanting to cross the
treacherous great expanse of the country are advised to catch a
plane, unless they are interested in an outback safari.
With so many territories offering their own special flavour, it
would take a few months, if not years to explore and discover all
that this magical country has to offer.