Australia is a beautiful country with so much to see and do. It is a vast nation with varying types of environments and therefore different types of experiences to have. Here are some of the things that everyone can see and do in this amazing country.
1. Go whale watching, New South Wales
Whale watching in Sydney is one of the most breathtaking experiences you can have. There are plenty of whale watching tours where they can take you to the best spots to see different types of whales playing in the water, breaching and swimming around. Rorquals and Humpbacks are the most common types of whales in this particular area. Make sure to do your research before you go on the trip so you can find the best place to stay and which tour operator would be best for you and your group. The best times to go are between June and October as this activity is seasonal. There are quite a few places that are great for whale watching ] including the Royal National Park, Barrenjoey Lighthouse in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, the North Head Sanctuary.
2. Attend events in Melbourne, Victoria
There are so many different types of festivals and events in Melbourne throughout the year including the Ocean Sounds Festival, the International Jazz festival, the Royal Melbourne Show, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, and Bar Crawl events to name but a few. The horse racing scene is huge in Australia, especially Melbourne with massive events such as the Melbourne Cup which is known as ‘the race that stops the nation’. Be sure to grab hold of the Caulfield racing odds if you plan to attend one of the many events that occur at the Caulfield Racecourse.
3. Visit Australia’s famous landmarks
There are plenty of iconic landmarks to see all over Australia, so if you plan on doing a big trip to Australia, make sure you research what you want to visit as there is so much to see. Melbourne has the Shrine of Remembrance in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Sydney has the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Eye Tower and the iconic Sydney Opera House. Queensland has the Brisbane City Hall and the Big Pineapple. The Northern Territory has Uluru and the Darwin Cenotaph. Western Australia has the Bell Tower in Perth and the Fremantle Prison. Tasmania has Russell Falls and the Port Arthur historic site and South Australia has the Adelaide Oval and St Peters Cathedral.
4. Attend the AFL Grand Final, Melbourne Victoria
The main sporting event in September is the Australian Rules Football Grand Final which is where two of the year’s ultimate teams vie for the Premiership Cup. The game was first played in 1896 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). There is a Grand Final parade which usually occurs the day before the Grand Final and around 100,000 people turn out to watch it, with bands playing and football stars taking part in the parade. A very exciting time to be in Melbourne.
5. Theme Parks, Queensland
Queensland is home to most of Australia’s major theme parks and due to the warm weather, they are popular all year round. The most popular theme parks are Warner Bros. Movie World, Dreamworld, Wet’n’Wild which are all on the Gold Coast. If you are into theme parks, then Queensland is the place for you. It is a great location to take the family as the kids will have a ball at the theme parks.
So there are some of the things you can do when you visit Australia. It doesn’t matter where you go in Australia, there will be something for you to do and see no matter what you are into.