Australia is a popular tourist destination, no doubt due to the sun, surf, and sand. With so many cool things to do in the county, you want to make the most of your time while you’re there and see everything that “Down Under” has to offer. Here are a dozen once-in-a-lifetime experiences everyone who visits Australia has to do.
1. See The Gold Coast
The Gold Coast, also known as ‘Surfers Paradise’, has theme parks like Seaworld and Dreamworld, water sports, wildlife sanctuaries, and just about anything else you can think of for a fun time.
2. Check Out Melbourne’s Trams
The trams in Melbourne are the greatest way to get around. Explore this eclectic city from one end to another, checking out cafes, independent boutiques, Luna Park, and the Melbourne Museum.
3. Stay On Fraser Island
Fraser Island is the largest island in the world made entirely of sand, yet there are so many freshwater lakes, bays, and cays, it’s a nature lover’s dream come true. You can spend the night by camping out on the island.
4. Dive The Great Barrier Reef
Visible from the moon, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world. Would a trip to Oz really be complete without visiting this popular spot? Go scuba diving to see the 1500 species of fish and 300 types of coral.
5. Sail The Whitsundays
Near the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland, are the beloved Whitsundays. A collection of 74 secluded bays, where you can go sailing, meet new friends, and take incredible pictures.
6. Try Sandboarding
If you’re looking to do something exhilarating, why not glide down sand dunes and experience the speed of Australia’s beautiful slopes? Explore Tours Perth rents out equipment and trained professionals will show you how it’s done. Sand has never been more exciting.
7. Visit Kangaroo Island
If the name Kangaroo Island didn’t give it away, it’s a gorgeous island off the coast of Adelaide that is filled with kangaroos, happily living in their natural habitat. There are also koalas and breathtaking views. You definitely won’t run out of things to look at here.
8. Go Skydiving
It’s true that you can skydive in many different countries around the world, but there is something very special about free falling over places like Sydney, Cairns, and Wollongong. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, this is the perfect activity for you.
9. Watch A Sunset At Uluru
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is said to be over 500 million years old. Regardless of what time of day you visit, the views will be spectacular, but watching the sunset here is particularly magical. The colors change as the sun goes down. It’s easy to see why this area is considered sacred.
10. Travel The Great Ocean Road
Driving along Great Ocean Road has got to be one of the best road trips in the world. There’s waterfalls, wildlife, rainforests, and even places to catch a wave or two. The road is 243 km long with service stations along the way.
11. Go Surfing On Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach famously has some of the best surfing on the planet. It wouldn’t be an Australian vacation without hanging ten. If you’re new to the sport, there are many great schools in the area that will help make your dreams a reality, including Let’s Go Surfing.
12. Climb The Sydney Harbour Bridge
If you’re feeling up for the thrill, and aren’t too afraid of heights, you should climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Experienced climbers will help you get to the top and will try to distract you from the 134m below you with fun facts about the bridge itself.