Feeling up for it, mate?
Beautiful beaches, delicious food and a chance to get close to nature—what else could you ask for in a vacation? Maybe not much, but Australia has a way of outdoing itself and offering what’s beyond the normal itinerary. There are several sights to see that have been tried and tested by numerous generations, but there are also things to do that are new and exciting.
Beach it up
Bondi Beach in Sydney is one of Australia’s most recognized and talked-about beaches because of the massive space it occupies, its clear waters and the sheer amount of people that go there on a regular basis. Catch the workout buffs in action, enjoy your breakfast on the sand and learn how to surf.
But if you prefer something a little more solitary but just as leisurely, head over to Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth. Bike around the beaches with your friends, take a walk with your family and just stop to admire where you are.
Then again, if you or your dad prefer the thrill of something with four-wheels, tour the forests, swamps and beaches of Fraser Island instead.
Throw it outback
The Australian Outback isn’t actually a precise location. It’s pretty much just a term used to describe the emptiness, remoteness and untouched inland in the country—and there’s a lot of it. Ayers Rock is something straight out of a movie. The inspiring monolith is surrounded by virtually nothing, yet the rock juts up to 350-meter heights.
Have a fist fight – or get close enough to start one
We’ve seen kangaroos get into fistfights—it’s scary. But those around Cape Hillsborough, Queensland are so used to tourists that they practically pay no mind to the snaps, giggles and gasps. And in Cairns, you’ll be able to touch and hug a koala! #LifeGoals
Get your grill on
Australians may have been associated with barbequing a lot, but there’s a lot more to their cuisine than throwing things on the barbie. One of the more expensive places to visit is est. in Sydney. The restaurant doesn’t scrimp out on anything from drinks and food to service and décor. You’ll be spending a little bit more money, so save it for a special occasion—or make an occasion out of it.
Sound like a lot? We know it does, but Australia’s vast landscapes and always-full calendar really will have you catching your breath. But trust us when we say you’ll finally know what it feels like to appreciate a busy schedule.