If you’re jetting off on an Australian adventure, there are plenty of things to see and do and there’s something to suit every age and taste. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a culture geek, a nature lover or just fancy getting to know the locals, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the wealth of adventures Australia has to offer. From Sydney to the Outback, here are just some of the essential things to do and see when you embark on your travels down under.
The Blue Mountains
This truly inspiring national park can be found just a few miles out of bustling Sydney and offers the perfect opportunity to explore the breathtaking and diverse scenery Australia has to offer. Climb down windy mountain paths into the vast green expanse of trees, ride the scenic railway or brave the cable cars above the forest and take in the spectacular views of the Three Sisters and the hazy eucalyptus glow.
If you’re spending time in Sydney, then the stylish suburb of Surrey Hills is certainly not to be missed and is packed with plenty of character. Peruse the rows of vintage shops, take in the sunshine and sip a cocktail in one of the Victorian or art deco style pubs and bars and step back in time at the Golden Age cinema and bar which plays exclusively vintage films 6 days a week. This charming suburb is a must for those interested in fashion and arts.
Located South West of Western Australia, the town of Margaret River is a popular wine making town, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world each year. Margaret River is perfect for foodies thanks to the generous amounts of gourmet foods and delicious local wines on offer. This colourful town has much more to offer than just food and drink and there are arts, crafts and theatre performances taking place throughout the year.
A far cry from the tourist heavy beaches of Bondi and Coogee, Cable Beach can be found off the coastline of Western Australia. This resort is quite simply, heavenly, boasting pure white sands, red ochre cliffs and sparkling turquoise waters. Watch the sun rise and set whilst relaxing on the gorgeous sands, learn more of the area’s rich Aboriginal history and if you’re lucky, experience the incredible natural phenomenon – the staircase to the moon.
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