Destination Australia | The “Golden” Land Down Under

Most people will admit that they are fascinated with Australia. It could be that you want to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, or meet your first koalas and kangaroos. How about hearing the acoustics at the Sydney Opera House or greeting Australia’s Aboriginal people. It could be just that you heard the water swirls counterclockwise down the toilet. The culture is fascinating and the varied climate ranges from desert to beach. Melbourne has the world’s largest tram and canal systems, and Australian slang is the most cryptic and entertaining as well. Whatever your reason for wanting to visit Australia, you will not have a dull moment.

A large central area of Australia is desert but the coastal areas are perfect temperature for touring and the natural attractions there could be the best draw. Take time to see or climb the 980-foot Sea cliffs at Tasman National Park. Take the five-day scenic route on Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide, and stop over to see the Umpherston Sinkhole in Mt. Gambier. The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park, the Lava Tubes at Undara Volcanic National Park, and the Stromatolites at Shark Bay make the country seem otherworldly. Other natural features like the Great Barrier Reef, and Australia’s Pink Lakes makes it an even more fascinating place to visit.

Australia also happens to be home to some awesome experiences. Let us talk about the food. Kakadu National Park hosts amazing food shows, sourced from locally foraged foods. Get the best local wines, seafood, and produce at the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, or gorge yourself on the best mangoes in Cairns. If you want to talk about serene turquoise waters, the Great Barrier Reef is great for snorkeling, diving, reef sleep overs, and submarines. You can also swim with dolphins and tiny Minke Whales. Australia is not short of amazing experiences, and breathtaking natural attractions. Keep these things in mind when you visit the Land Down Under, and enjoy Australia.

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