10 Places To Visit In Australia
With so many awesome towns, cities, villages and beaches to explore in Australia is can be hard to figure out where to stop off during your travels in Oz!
So to help you guys figure out some priorities our team have put together our favourite places in Australia – stops that are filled with fun, sun and good times all around…which is what travelling in Australia is all about!
Grab a map, a notepad and get planning…
We have a huge soft spot for Byron Bay, it’s our home base after all! This little hippie town in Northern New South Wales is where barefoot living, surfing and the beach are a way of life.
There is heaps to see and do too – from lighthouse walks to kayaking with dolphins and learning to surf. Ot simply kick back here on a slower pace and enjoy the electric array of buskers and artists on each street corner…we’re sue you’ll extend your stay a few times!
One of Australias most iconic cities, Sydney needs no real introduction! Wander along Circular Quay and grab some snaps of the incredible Sydney Harbour Bridge and an Opera House selfie, head over to Bondi Beach for some waves and to top up your tan or party the night away at the infamous Kings Cross. Sydney is a must!
The arch rival of Sydney! Melbourne boasts more than its fair share of things to see and do, from heaps of sporting events like the F1, Melbourne Cup and Australian Open through to the adorable Penguin Parade and backpacker hub of St Kilda Beach.
Wander around the alleys scrawled with amazing street art and soak up the coffee culture!
Full of beach vibes but more hipster than hippie Noosa is another great ocean front stop off. Learn to surf, search for wild koalas amongst the tea tree forest or head out for some adventure on a kayaking tour – Noosa is full of true Aussie vibes.
The Whitsunday Islands
One of the biggest bucket list items of the East Coast the Whitsunday Islands are a highlight for sure. Jump on a day trip or splash out on a few nights sleeping onboard one of the many sailing boats and explore the world famous Whitehaven Inlet, snorkel clear warm waters and watch the sunset over the ocean…pure bliss!
Another big tick off the bucket list Fraser Island is packed full of adventure. Cruise around the biggest sand island in the world in a 4×4, swim in the alluring Lake Mackenzie, watch the marine life from Indian Head Lookout and spot some of the wild dingoes that roam around. A Camping tour here is what adventure is made of!
Oh the glorious chaos of Cairns!
Most East Coast tours start or finish here so it’s full of backpacking goodness! Dance the night away on table at the Woolshed and spend the day relaxing by the lagoon pool. It’s also the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef so book yourself on a day trip for some snorkelling or get your open water scuba dive certification and explore under the surface.
The Gold Coast
If you love the combination of beaches and cityscapes the Goldie is for you. You’ll find more skyscrapers by the sand than palm trees but with it comes all the draws of the city and there’s plenty going on the keep you entertained.
The Great Ocean Road
One of the best road trips in the world The Great Ocean Road is nothing short of epic. Relax on some of the many beaches and coves, spot wild koalas and kangaroos and of course witness a sunrise or sunset over the famous 12 Apostles. Enjoy it on a day tour or multi day tour…but our favourite way has to be hiring a campervan, grabbing some buddies and road tripping it solo!
Learn some more about the Aboriginal heritage of Australia and visit the iconic Uluru and experience the outback. Camp in a traditional swag under the stars and soak up the stunning views – this is the real Australia.