As far as Europeans are concerned, there’s not much further you can travel than to Australia and when you take a look at what’s on offer in this vast and diverse country, it’s easy to see why it’s a huge hit with globetrotters. Holidays to Australia with Trailfinders and other jetsetting providers are some of the most popular scoops, with the plethora of cities, natural attractions and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities adding to the country’s striking appeal.
Unless you have plenty of time on your hands, the chance of exploring every nook of Australia in one go is slim to none, but an itinerary that spans three or four weeks will allow you to see enough of it to make you fall in love with the place. Take a look at these fantastic sights Down Under which should be considered for your Aussie plans.
As far as cities are concerned, Sydney is one of the best – nightlife, shopping, culture, beaches, you name it, and Sydney has it. From the iconic landmarks of Sydney Opera House and the dominating Harbour Bridge, to the popularity of Bondi Beach to hone your beach bod, spend a few days in the area to appreciate everything that it has to offer.
Do you have a head for heights? Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge will provide you with outstanding views of the cityscape, while the shopping opportunities on Oxford Street combined with the late night revelry of Kings Cross will ensure your days in the city are full of fun and frolics.
Kakadu National Park
Located in the Northern Territory, just south of Darwin, this vast expanse of lush national park is an absolute must for lovers of the Great Outdoors. With Aboriginal rock art to explore at Nourlangie and Ubirr in the northeast of the park to the diverse wildlife that inhabit the area, it’s no wonder it’s a major tourist spot in the north of the country.
Meanwhile, the Nitmiluk National Park (also known as the Katherine National Park) borders Kakadu, where you can board a cruise to explore the gorges before heading to Mataranka for a soak in the Bitter Springs thermal pools.
The Great Barrier Reef
This goes without saying – one of the most popular attractions on the west of Australia, it’s a must for anyone heading to Queensland. Whether you base yourself in the bustling city of Cairns, or you prefer to head towards the wilderness of Cape Tribulation, the Great Barrier Reef should be a pinnacle part of any itinerary. Take some diving lessons as part of the visit, to appreciate it in its entirety.
Sacred to the Anangu Aboriginal people, Uluru – or Ayer’s Rock – is an impressive sight that is well worth a visit. Enjoy a scenic flight over Uluru and Kaja Tjuta (or the Olgas) aboard a helicopter, before exploring the Aboriginal art in the area.
This list is by no means exhaustive, with a whole host of Australia yet to be mentioned. Let’s not forget Fraser Island, Kangaroo Island and the Whitsunday Islands, where you can enjoy your own piece of paradise to add to the already jam-packed Australian itinerary.