At the southern tip of the Earth, south of Indonesia is the Commonwealth of Australia, the sixth-largest country (island) in the world, with an area of 7,686,850 sq km and a population of 21,515,754 (2010 estimate). It consists of the Australian continent, Tasmania and numerous other islands and, for at least 40,000 years before European colonization in the late 18th century, was inhabited by Indigenous Australians.
In such a remote and large area as Australia, it is challenging to choose where to go and what to do, especially if you are there for a short time. We have selected some of its most important sights for travel lovers, and we present them to you:
For most, it is the main entry point to Australia and has many exciting places and attractions, such as the Opera House, Darling Harbor with the aquarium, many shopping malls, museums, and much more. It is also worth a visit to the other side of the bay, where you will see the zoo and the beautiful Manly beach. Visit the Sydney Tower in the city centre to admire the spectacular view from above. The Blue Mountains offer a beautiful panorama of the valley, while Sydney’s nightlife is one of the liveliest in Australia. You will enjoy the stunning light and music scenery if you visit the city during the Vivid Sydney Festival (late May-early June).
It’s a small town with no major attractions, but the things you can do nearby are amazing. And first of all, visit the Great Barrier Reef, the largest in the world, consisting of 2,900 separate reefs, 940 islands and a length of more than 2,600 kilometres in a sea area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres. It is located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia and is visible even from space. Whilst in the area, you should pay a visit to Airlie Beach, which is known as one of the most beautiful beach towns in Australia, and has become a popular tourist attraction. Whether you take a helicopter flight over the area, or visit the beautiful Daydream Island, there is a lot to do in this area.
The cable car to the small town of Kuranda, above the rainforest, offers a unique view, and you can walk and admire the waterfalls from a perfect angle. Other excursions from there are Port Douglas and a little further Daintree National Park (considered the forest with the largest variety of plants per square meter on the planet).
In the homonymous town and the surrounding area, you will find many interesting places and beautiful beaches, especially for surfers and sea lovers. Other attractions include theme parks and vibrant nightlife at Surfers Paradise. Do not miss trips to the surrounding mountains and national parks to see the waterfalls and the rich flora and fauna. A little further south, the small town of Byron Bay is famous for its beaches, impressive lighthouses and marine life.
Great Ocean Road
Driving on this particular route is a dream that many want to realize. It is about a 3-hour drive from Melbourne, next to the coast and the mountains. So during your visit to Melbourne, you can hire a car and cross this phenomenal route with the vehicle of your choice, through Enjoy Travel, in fantastic offers that will save you money.
The erosion caused by the sea and the winds created giant monoliths named “the 12 Apostles” (today, there are only 8). Melbourne is a fascinating city, with a famous track for F1 races. Its multicultural nature, its vibrant nightlife and the excellent restaurants you will find there are just some reasons you should visit it.