Australia, known for its beautiful beaches, welcoming locals, and picturesque landscapes, offers a variety of cities to visit and new things to experience.
Though flying will save you the most time, getting around Australia in a car will leave you with the best views of the cities and towns, and allow you the best opportunities to interact with locals. Word to the wise: be sure to drive on the left-hand side of the road!
Who hasn’t seen a picture of the Sydney Opera House? It’s a staple of the city itself and requires a visit, even if just a quick one. Shows are frequent at the Opera House, and grabbing a drink at the Opera Bar will surely add to the authentic experience. Be sure to make your next stop at The Star Sydney Casino. It hails as the second largest in the country and overlooks the Darling Harbour. Restaurants, bars, and of course the best gambling in town will keep any traveler well entertained. I practiced my game face before I visited thanks to 300 casino games at Netbet, playing an array of online slots before building my confidence up before my Sydney Casino trip.
Looking for a breath of fresh air? Perhaps some peace and quiet? Make your next pit stop at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens. Don’t forget your camera because here, you will get the best view of Perth’s skyline. We suggest bringing a picnic to make the view last that much longer!
The best place for lunch is the Adelaide Central Market. If you’re looking to try the market food or the Food Hall (located within the market), your taste buds will certainly be satisfied. Choose from an array of authentic butchers, bakers, deli’s, pasta, seafood, fruits and vegetables; they have everything imaginable and unimaginable!
Take a road trip down The Great Ocean Road in Victoria for a spectacular view of the 12 Apostles – a collection of limestone stacks. No filter needed for this photo opportunity, seriously!
You’ll want to stop by the Shrine of Remembrance while in Melbourne. Not only is there a boastful view of Melbourne’s skyline, the architecture of the shrine is one to remember. A serene place, this will surely give you a break from the hustle of the big city feeling.
What’s a visit to Australia without seeing a kangaroo? Breeze by the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to get a peek at some of the local animals. The sanctuary allows visitors to pet, feed and take pictures of the animals- you can’t beat an opportunity like that! The knowledgeable staff is ready to answer any looming questions you may have, so don’t be shy!
Though our list doesn’t need to lure you into a trip to Australia, a road trip is a great way to get up close and more personal with such an eclectic country. Don’t forget to pack a camera, a road map, and bring an open mind! A week may not be enough to experience everything on your list, but if you follow our recommendations, it will be an unforgettable trip!