Australia is, without a doubt, one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Much of the landscape remains untouched. There are areas where you could walk for miles and miles in the dusty outback and still not see another human face. Then, there are places such as Sydney and Adelaide. These vibrant and bustling cities are characterized by a mix of modern amenities and stunning, innovative architecture.
So, if you happen to be planning a trip to this most unique of countries, then you probably already know that Australia has a hell of a lot to offer. Depending on how long you plan on staying, the chances are that you won’t get to see everything. Australia is such a vast place, so it’s best to plan an itinerary before you go. To help you do just that, we’ve picked three destinations that we think show just how diverse and exciting a country Australia is. Be prepared though, because once you get here, you won’t want to leave. Chances are you’ll be checking out local properties and mortgage brokers in Adelaide within hours of your plane touching down. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…
The world-famed Sydney Opera House celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. The structure was originally supposed to cost around 7 million Australian dollars. But, it actually ended up costing closer to a staggering $102 million! However, when you’re stood outside the iconic building, it’s not difficult to see that it’s worth every single cent. The city of Sydney itself is steeped in history and is also home to Bondi Beach and Taronga Zoo. So, if you’re planning a trip to Australia, Sydney better be top of your itinerary.
Fraser Island is located just off the coast of Queensland. It boasts exotic beaches that stretch for miles, tropical rainforests and tranquil freshwater lakes. It’s the world’s largest sand island and so unsurprisingly will take a good two to three days to explore properly. But if you like nature and want to see the more wild face of Australia, then this is a trip that cannot be missed.
Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art
David Walsh, a former gambler turned art collector, describes the Museum of Old and New as being ‘a subversive adult Disneyland’. If you’re not entirely sure what that means, then why not pay a visit to Tasmania and find out for yourself? It’s Australia’s largest privately funded museum, and really must be seen to be believed. Packed full of antiques and contemporary art from Walsh’s private collection, we promise that you will not be disappointed.
To visit Australia is to love Australia. The amount of people that come here for a vacation and then end up moving here for good provides testimony to that. The country’s warm climate, laid back culture and with no end of things to see and do, makes Australia appealing to people from all walks of life. So, if visiting our beautiful country makes you consider packing everything up and moving here for good, then you can rest assured that you’re in good company.