Receiving the news this morning that Australia is opening its doors again after two long years is exciting for family and friends waiting to see loved ones. Finally, we can discover Australia and take in all that this beautiful country has to offer. Here are five things you have to try when visiting Australia.
The Five Best Things to Do in Australia
Visit Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is an isolated island that sits off the coast of South Australia. If you are an animal lover, it is a must-visit while in Australia. The island is home to many different animals like koalas, kangaroos, sea lions, and seals. It is such a special experience as you walk among the Australian sea lion colony at Seal Bay. You can either wander around on your own or join a guided tour to learn about these endangered animals.
Explore the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and viewing it from a distance you can clearly see why. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching along a large portion of the coastline of Australia.
In Australia, there are different tours and dives that help you explore the Great Barrier Reef up close and personal.
Visit the Famous Australian Beaches
One thing that always comes to mind when thinking of Australia is the beautiful beaches. When visiting you will be spoiled for choice with the vast selection Australia holds. From the more famous options like Bondi Beach in Sydney and Whitehaven Beach in Queensland to the more unknown ones like Bailey Beach in Perth or Kitty Miller Beach in Victoria.
Get your surfboard out, ‘sunnies’ on and take in the sun at these amazing beaches.
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most recognisable bridges in the world and is the largest steel arch bridge on the planet. Appropriately named the ‘coathanger’ by locals, it’s a staple part of the city; you can walk or cycle across it and even climb to its peak for incredible views.
With Bridge Climb Sydney, you have the opportunity to safely scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They offer a range of different experiences at different costs.
Sandboarding in Sydney
We all know you can catch some ‘gnarly’ waves on your surfboard at the amazing beach in Australia, but what about catching some waves on land.
Stockton Dunes Sandboarding and Sand Surfing give visitors and locals this opportunity. Head out into their privately-owned dunes of Port Stephens with a friendly instructor who will teach you how to sandboard and sand surf.The difference being sandboarding is a seated approach while sandsurfing is standing. It is similar to skiing as there are difficult hills for experienced sandsurfers as well as hills for beginners.