Australia Travel Guide

Australia is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. It's known as a major backpacking, camping, road trip, and diving destination, but no matter your travel style, there is something to draw you here. The country is filled with incredible natural beauty from Uluru to the Outback, rainforests to pristine white sand beaches, and of course, the Great Barrier Reef. Sydney's Harbor Bridge and Opera House are iconic man-made wonders, and Melbourne's cafe culture will make you feel like you are in Europe. Coupled with world-class surfing, and it is no wonder people never leave.

Top Things to See and Do in Australia

1.) Visit Sydney: Australia's largest city has a range of activities to keep you busy. Climb the Sydney Harbor bridge, surf in Bondi Beach, party in King's Cross, sail across the harbor, visit the Opera House, and take in world-class innovation in Darling Harbor. Sydney is a bustling big city that still has a laid back, beach vibe to it.

2.) Visit Uluru: Uluru is one of the best attractions in the country. Make sure you are there for both sunset and sunrise because both are equally as spectacular. It's a pretty breathtaking sight considering it's just a big rock! Make sure to visit the Aboriginal center to learn about the local population.

3.) Drive to Great Barrier Reef: Even if you don't dive, you can still take a boat to the reef and go snorkeling. Try to one that has a permit to visit sites further from the shore to avoid the onslaught of other boats and divers that inundate dive sites closer to shore. Trips start around 180 AUD for the day.

4.) Visit Melbourne : Melbourne is much more relaxed than Sydney . There are more cafes and restaurants with fewer clubs, crowds, and better music. This is the place to relax by the river, walk through the gigantic city gardens, eat amazing food, enjoy the art, and party in St. Kilda.

4.) Sail the whitsundays: A three-day, two-night sailing trips (starting around 540 AUD) are a popular way to see some of the most beautiful sand islands in the world. Whitehaven beach on a clear day is mesmerizing. A few of the islands have resorts if you want to go on your own and stay longer in paradise.

Other Things to See and Do

1. Explore Fraser Island
2. Go to Cairns
3. Hang out in Brisbane on the South Bank
4. Hike the Daintree
5. Have a Sunday Session in Perth
6. Explore the Outback
7. Surf on the Gold Coast
8. Take the wine tour
9. The Ningaloo Reef
10. Visit Western Australia
11. See Tasmania
12. The Blue Mountains
13. See the Karri Trees
14. Visit Kimberley
15. Visit Kakadu

Book tours as a package - This country has a lot of exciting activities and tours that eat into any budget. Booking activities together through a hostel or tour agency will get you a discount and save you hundreds of dollars as a repeat customer.