A Quick and Easy Vacation Guide to Australia

A Quick and Easy Vacation Guide to Australia

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Australia is a vast and diverse country, with plenty of activities and attractions to keep visitors busy. So whether you’re looking to explore the Outback, hit the beach or see some of the country’s famous landmarks, Australia has something for everyone in an epic holiday.

This essential vacation guide to Australia will overview some of the best things to do and see in Australia. So whether you’re planning a trip down under or just curious about what makes Australia special, read on for our top Fair Dinkum Traveller tips!

 

Vacation Guide to Australia

A Quick and Easy Vacation Guide to Australia

 

A Quick and Easy Vacation Guide to Australia

So you have decided to have a vacation to the land of Oz? While there is much to learn about the vast country, let’s get you started with this quick and easy vacation guide to Australia.

 

The Australian Beaches

Beaches are aplenty in Australia, and you definitely won’t be disappointed by the quality or quantity. From Whitehaven Beach to Byron Bay, there’s a beach for everyone. And if you need some help deciding which ones to visit, check out this list of the best beaches in Australia.

If you’re looking for a beach with excellent surf or family fun in the calm of the Bay, a suitable beach is available for any type of traveller.

 

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Hamelin Bay in Western Australia is an ideal beach for families.

 

 

Adventurous activities

If you’re looking for something a little more active, there are plenty of options. Hiking, surfing, and snorkelling are all popular activities Down Under. And if you want to get your heart pumping, try skydiving or bungee jumping – both widely available across the country.

No matter what time of year you visit Australia, there’s always something to do. Fishing is one of the most popular activities in Australia; check out Fishing charters Gold Coast. You can also go whale watching or explore one of the many national parks.

 

Something Relaxing

Suppose you’re looking for something a little more relaxed, with plenty of cafes and restaurants. You can also visit one of the local wineries in the area or go on a bushwalk through one of the stunning rainforests.

Even the ideal relaxation is to pitch a tent and camp under the stars. How Australian or relaxing is that to go on a camping trip, with a few drinks, local tucker and enjoy stories in the cool of the night.

 

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Camping is a popular getaway in Australia.

 

On The Move

Another great option is to take a train through Australia’s vast and beautiful countryside. The Ghan train trip will take you from Darwin to Adelaide, through the red centre of Australia.

A scenic train ride is an excellent option to see Australia’s natural beauty without worrying about driving. Instead, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you take in all that Australia offers.

There are plenty of other great options for getting around Australia as well. You can take a bus, rent a car, or even a motorhome if you feel adventurous. But, no matter how you choose to get around, you’re sure to have a great time exploring all that Australia offers.

 

Australia’s Wildlife

Australia is home to some of the most unique and exciting animals globally. There’s an animal for everyone to see, from kangaroos and koalas to crocodiles and snakes.

If you’re looking to get up close and personal with some of these creatures, there are plenty of opportunities in Zoos or local wildlife parks.

Otherwise, you can go on a safari in one of the many national parks, go diving with sharks, or even hold a koala! Heck, even while travelling the country, you may see some local wildlife in the wild. 

 

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The Kangaroos of Caversham Wildlife Park in Whiteman Park.

 

The Rich Culture

There are also plenty of opportunities to learn about Australia’s rich Indigenous culture. For example, you can visit an Aboriginal cultural centre, participate in a traditional dot painting workshop, or go on a bush walk with an Indigenous guide.

You’ll find these cultural experiences of the Indigenous in many destinations in Australia. The ideal way to see history or cultural tours is to go into a local Information or tourism office and grab a brochure. Otherwise, google it.

 

The Great Barrier Reef

The iconic natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef, is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. Located off the coast of Queensland, this natural wonder is home to an incredible array of marine life. Snorkelling and scuba diving are popular activities here, and there are plenty of tour operators offering both day trips and longer excursions.

A great way to see the Barrier reef is to have a holiday at the magnificent Hamilton Island and enjoy a day tour; I know it well from when I was younger and had the privilege to see the reef with my own eyes. It was an unbelievable experience.

 

Watch The Turtles Hatch On Heron Island

If you’re looking for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience, head to Heron Island off the coast of Queensland to watch turtles hatch. Every year, between October and March, hundreds of Green and Loggerhead turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Then, around two months later, the tiny turtles make their way back into the ocean.

You can take a glass-bottom boat tour to see the turtles swimming around the coral reef or even go snorkelling or diving with them. And, of course, you can sit back and relax on the beautiful sandy beaches. Heron Island is truly a nature lover’s paradise.

 

Explore The Cities

Australia is a vast country with plenty to see and do, but if you’re short on time, hit the highlights in the cities. First, start your trip to Sydney, where you can explore world-famous landmarks like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Then head inland to Melbourne to check out its trendy laneways and unique street art. Finally, make your way up to Brisbane to see the city’s multicultural influences.

Don’t forget about the Wild West, one of the most beautiful cities in the country; I speak of Perth. It’s an incredible city of excellent beaches, a city by the Swan River, and many unique parks and gardens.

Australia is a land of natural beauty and wonder, and there’s no better way to experience it than on vacation! You’ll never be bored in Australia with so much to see and do. So what are you waiting for when thinking of a holiday in Australia? Start planning your trip today!

 

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Capture the finest views of Perth City and the iconic Swan River in Western Australia.

 

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Tips on Planning the Perfect Family Holiday to Australia

Tips on Planning the Perfect Family Holiday to Australia

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Australia is a land of diverse landscapes and unforgettable experiences. There is so much to see in the vast land, whichever direction you’re headed, and it makes for the perfect destination for a family holiday.

From the whacky adventures in the wild West to the cultural experiences in the city centres, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Australia. From the tropical beaches of the north to the icy snowfields in the south. In this post, on planning the perfect family holiday in Australia, we will provide some tips on how to plan the ideal family holiday Down Under.

 

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Tips on Planning the Perfect Family Holiday to Australia.

 

Tips on Planning the Perfect Family Holiday to Australia

Are you planning a holiday to Australia with the clan? Perhaps we can help. Here are a few basic tips on Planning the Perfect Family Holiday to Australia.

 

Decide on your budget and stick to it

Australia is an expensive country to visit, especially when travelling with kids. Make sure you set a budget from the outset and stick to it as hard as it may seem. This will help ensure you don’t blow your entire holiday budget in the first few days and enjoy the rest of your trip without worrying about money.

There are plenty of ways to save money while travelling in Australia, such as camping in the bush instead of staying in hotels, buying your groceries at a local supermarket instead of eating at local cafes and restaurants, and using public transport rather than renting a car. However, be aware that some activities (such as skiing or going on safari) can be pretty expensive.

 

Find the best seafood restaurants

Australia is known for its excellent seafood. Do some research where to find great seafood, so you don’t miss out! You can’t visit Australia without eating fish and chips by the beach or ordering a delicious lobster from one fresh seafood restaurant in Sydney.

If you’re looking for more affordable options, check out local cafes with fresh salads with prawns (shrimp) included. We recommend searching TripAdvisor before heading over on your family holidays in Australia, as they have lots of reviews about different places around town, including prices and opening times.

 

Plan your activities in advance

There is so much to do and see in Australia that it’s essential to plan your activities. This will ensure you make the most of your holiday and do not spend too much time travelling between destinations.

A great way to do this is by using a website like TripAdvisor, the travel website has lots of information on different attractions, tours, and experiences around the country, and you can feel like you’re holidaying before you even go.

You can also find good deals on tickets and packages through their site. Additionally, make sure to check out the state and national tourism websites for information on things to do in each region.

 

Research the best places for kids

Australia has some great destinations that are perfect for children. Such destinations include theme parks like Movie World and Wet ‘n Wild, which have fun rides and shows featuring your favourite characters from television shows such as Marvel superheroes or Harry Potter.

You might also want to visit a zoo where they can see native animals up close like koalas and kangaroos! Finally, if you’re looking to keep them busy while travelling, then why not try out one of these portable DVD players so they can watch their favourite movies on long car journeys? Of course, you can download Netflix or Disney on your smartphone. 

Australia is a popular destination for many families. However, with so much to see and do, you must plan your holiday to get the most out of your adventure, so you don’t miss out on any of the fun! 

The first step is deciding where to go – theme parks like Movie World or Wet ‘n Wild, zoos with native animals such as koalas and kangaroos, or beautiful beaches like those in the north.

 

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Awesome Things to do in Margaret River – Western Australia

Awesome Things to do in Margaret River – Western Australia

There is a reason Margaret River is the tourism euphoria of Western Australia, and it’s not necessary to do with the very luscious wineries that make up the region. It could have plenty to do with the green, lavished land, superb beaches, and giant forests, making Western Australia’s Southwest town a top spot for all sorts of tourists.

When it comes to things to do in Margaret River, it usually starts with wineries as you head south down the Bussel Highway or Caves road from Busselton. It is a scenic drive to take in, that I guarantee. The end of the road trip is a gorgeous town that is so lively, happy and upbeat that you won’t want to leave because you’ll feel like you’re at home. In-between is bliss because the activities begin to mount up, and it makes for a good time for all concerned in the mighty South West.

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Awesome Things to do in Margaret River in Western Australia.

 

 

Getting to Margaret River

Getting from Perth to Margaret River is a gorgeous drive through the Southwest Region, bypassing other significant towns and regional cities in Bunbury and Busselton along the way. From Perth, you head South down Kwinana Freeway, which ultimately turns into Forrest Highway, which will take you into Bunbury.

From the City of Bunbury, you take the Bussel Highway and follow a few signs until you reach Margaret River. All up, the trip will take around three hours, but I do recommend you stop and take in the sights along the way.

 

Finding the suitable Margaret River Accommodation

Hotels, chalets, camping, You name it, Margaret River has many appropriate accommodations to suit all budgets. Whether you are roughing it in a tent or staying in style at the Margaret River beach Apartments, there will be accommodation to suit any couple or family. Check out TripAdvisor for more options for you.

A couple to recommend a budget stay in the Riverview Tourist Park, which is very affordable, clean and close to the Margaret River town. You’ll love the Wharncliffe Mill Bush Retreat; it is a beauty that has plenty of hikes and mountain bikes for hire. Wharncliffe also has chalets available if camping is not your thing.

 

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Margaret River Accommodation is amongst lavish scenery.

 

 

Awesome Things to do in Margaret River – Western Australia

 

 

Margaret River Wineries

Margaret River Wineries take up a large portion of the South West region, and in this town mainly, they thrive in their numbers. Take a break from driving and go inside for a bit of wine tasting, but be careful not to overdo it. You can’t drive a couple of kilometres down the scenic roads without seeing a winery with rows of grapevines out front.

The best way to take in the wineries is to take a Margret River tours bus, so you can drink with freedom and perhaps stay the night in town. A couple of special tours available are Top Drop tours and Bush tuckers tours. Day tours can go from around $80 a person for a beautiful day out in the South West.

 

One of the many wineries in Margaret River

Providore is one of the many wineries to choose from in Margaret River.

 

Go exploring in the dark Margaret River Caves

The dark Margaret River caves with littering crystals is a sight to behold. Take a trip deep into the underground and be part of one-million years of Australian history.

The significant caves in and about the Margaret River region include the Ngilgi, Mammoth, Lake and Jewel Caves. They provide great tours and some extreme tours if you are travelling without the kids and want to explore with a bit of thrill.

It is well worth the $22 ticket, less for kids and upwards for the adventure tours. I have only seen the Ngilgi Cave, and it is simply breathtaking. Be warned, though, there are a few steps to go down, which means you’ll need to go up eventually. It may not be ideal for those who fear the dark or have anxiety in tight spaces.

 

Ngilgi Cave in Western Australia.

Ngilgi Cave in Western Australia.

 

Indulge yourself at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory                    

Did someone say chocolate? Give me gimme now because this place needs to be on the list of Margaret River attractions.

Now it’s not the chocolate factory we all love and know with the chocolate river and the Oompa Loompas, but there is lots of chocolate available in many varieties, but it won’t come cheap. Come for the chocolate or stop by for a coffee. You will love being crowded by the sweet chocolate, oh and the free samples are pretty good.

A little note, the Chocolate Factory is located off the Bussel Highway about ten minutes before the town centre, just in case you want to stop in before heading into the town centre of Margaret River.

 

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Give me chocolate at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory.

 

 

The Sweet Tooth will hit you again at Candy Cow

Candy Cow is what it says, a shop full of candy and delicious fudge that I still dream of today—a place for the kids in Cowaramup, a little town just north of Margaret River. The kids will love the many ranges of candy available, like sherbets, toffees, lollipops and bubble gum, to name a few. If you arrive at the right time, the kids can see the candy being made by the friendly staff. It is always a treat at Candy Cow.

 

Candy Cow

Candy Cow.

 

Margaret River Activities include a Healthy Hike

Hikes are a part of the South West. You can’t take a trip into Margaret River or any other town in the region without exploring the green forest on foot. Otherwise, you are wasting your time with the fabulous scenery around you. Late winter and early spring are great to explore as the lilies come to life in full colour—a good favourite for the wife.

The hikes in Margaret River vary from extreme to family-friendly, and any good hiking tracks can be found at Trails Western Australia.

 

Lilies bloom in springtime

Lilies bloom in springtime. Keep a lookout during your hike.

 

The Hot Surf Spot is Prevelly Beach

Prevelly beach is not just about its surfing. It’s the beach that makes Margret River so popular, where world-class surfers come to be one with the ocean and take on the swelling waves. You can also have a glimpse of the stunning ocean views, even better at sunset, and picturesque scenery that not only makes it one of the best beaches in the state of Western Australia but in the country. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy eating with the sounds of the waves crashing, and whatever you do, don’t forget your camera.

 

Prevelly Beach

Prevelly Beach in Western Australia.

 

 Wander the Margaret River Town Centre

Suppose you’re done with the wineries, the beaches, and chocolate (I don’t know how), it could be time to get your retail therapy going on. The Margaret River town centre is saturated with retail outlets, especially surf shops, to spend your hard-earned cash. And I mean hard-earned money because shopping or food doesn’t come cheap in this town.

The Margaret River town centre has many restaurants, pubs and cafes provided. So you can get off your feet and enjoy a meal with a wine or beer or have a delicious cappuccino.

Another thing to add to the list is the Farmers Market that is open every Saturday morning, with plenty of fresh fruit available, amongst other things. It also has a delicious crepe stall, so be sure to take advantage.

 

Margaret River town centre

Margaret River town centre

 

 

Other Awesome Things to do in Margaret River

Margaret River is the region that keeps on giving. Let’s take a brief look at the extra activities and attractions in the mighty tourist towns and surrounding areas.

 

Say cheese at the Margaret River Cheese Factory

Many cows are noticed in the farms on your drive around, which means lots of cheese factories are in the surrounding area, and the South West is famous for its cheese factories. Stop in and try your favourite local cheeses. But keep your hands off the Camembert. That’s mine.

 

Kayak Time in the River 

Flex that upper body of yours with a kayak in the Margaret River. The tame waters will make it fun for the whole family in the picturesque surroundings, but always handle the water with care and no what you’re doing.

 

Retail Therapy is alive 

Take a look through the magnificent tourist strip of the Margaret River town centre, because there is lots of good stuff for sale and the women will love it. Expensive place to shop, but free to wander. Men can stop in at a local pub if bored.

 

Did someone say brewery? 

The number of breweries doesn’t come with the same amount as wineries, but Breweries are still a large part of Margaret River that serves fresh beer off the tap and delicious food.

 

Look for a bargain at the Farmers Market

The farmers market is just a little bit out of the town, which is on every Saturday morning and is suitable for fresh produce, coffee, and delicious crepes, yummy.

 

Camp out in the woods

Rough it under the stars or elect to go luxury camping with electricity at a number of tourist park. You will find a suitable spot to pitch a tent and be at one with nature and tell [amazon_textlink asin=’0762778040′ text=’camp stories’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’fdt0c-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7dcb2928-e313-11e8-9b96-a7eedcc717b4′] to the kids at night.

 

Go on a Picnic Lunch

Enjoy a picnic lunch with a bottle of wine, because life won’t get much more relaxing than that. You don’t need to worry about finding a suitable place to stop for Lunch. There are loads of places to get out the old picnic rug. Prevelly Beach is a favourite of mine.

 

Get out the Rod and reel 

If fishing is your thing, Margaret River won’t let you down. Whether it is freshwater or[amazon_textlink asin=’B01MFFEQWS’ text=’ seawater fishing’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’fdt0c-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’fb040b74-e313-11e8-ba4f-0d059a768806′][amazon_textlink asin=’B01MFFEQWS’ text=’ seawater fishing’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’fdt0c-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’fb57f722-e313-11e8-a2bc-e91261194282′], you will find a suitable spot to throw in a line. Just make sure you obtain a licence as the rangers do come out and check.

 

When little ball golf is too hard to hit 

Big balls, big clubs, it is golf for the absolute beginner and the whole family, and you will have a ball, literally, at the Big Ball Golf. And if you still can’t get the grip of it, have a go at supa putt instead.

 

Take a drive, for a scenic adventure awaits.

Whether it’s taking a cruise down Bussell Highway or the scenic route of Caves road, you’ll love the drive into and around Margaret River. Go to the speed limit and enjoy what’s around you. There is no need to rush when in Margaret River.

 

Enjoy Lunch in style

Options are aplenty in Margaret River when choosing a place to sit down for a decent meal. Wineries, pubs and classy restaurants are all on offer in the region. So settle in. Margaret River will be a fun-filled trip. Drink responsibly.

 

Explore the Neighbouring towns 

The neighbouring towns nearby never run dry with Dunsborough, Busselton, Yallingup, Augusta, and a few of the Southwest Region’s great neighbouring cities. Each town is as beautiful as the next, with many fun-filled family activities on offer. Excellent beaches too to explore and sightsee.

 

Drive with care in the South West

Let’s leave you with a friendly but severe reminder when driving on Western Australia roads. It’s easy to get distracted driving in the Margaret River region. The nature is stunning. Make sure you go with care by sticking to the speed limit and not overtaking until you reach the overtaking lanes. Significantly drive with care on the bending roads on the scenic Caves road if you need to have a good look at something you like, pullover and take it all in.

That just about wraps it up when it comes to awesome things to do in Margaret River. A region that is full-on fun for family and romantic couples alike. Margaret River Activities are aplenty, the wine is flowing, and the food is simply delicious. Relaxing is not an option in the region; it’s compulsory.

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Margaret River tourism is alive with many things to do.

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How to Travel Safe in Australia When exploring the Land Downunder

How to Travel Safe in Australia When exploring the Land Downunder

In the times of new travel, as we adapt to safe travel, here’s a guide to Travel Safe in Australia When exploring the Land Downunder.

If you’re going to travel a long way away, then Australia is the place to go for memories that’ll be forever cherished. Between the blue skies, the hot sun, the tempting ocean, the rugged bush and the seemingly endless outback, there’s something for everyone to experience and appreciate in the land Downunder. 

Whether you plan on braving the Australian summer or you’d prefer to travel at a different time of the year when the weather dips in temperature, a travel safe Australia trip will ensure your stay is memorable for all the right reasons. Here are some tips to help you to stay safe on your adventure.

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In the times of new travel, as we adapt to safe travel, here’s a guide to Travel Safe in Australia When exploring the Land Downunder.

 

How to Travel Safe in Australia When exploring the Land Downunder

Let’s get into it, a brief guide on How to Travel Safe in Australia When exploring the Land Downunder. And hopefully, your holiday in Oz remains a memorable trip.

 

1. Check the Official Guidelines

Before you travel to any country, you should check the official tourism guidelines for up-to-date information about how you can stay safe. Guidelines have always been a good source of information, but it’s imperative since the COVID-19 pandemic has interfered with travel around the world.

Check out the official health and safety FAQs for tourists in Australia for reliable information about the safety of Australia and what to do to stay COVID-19 safe. You can also find advice about what to do if you get lost or travel with a disability. 

 

2. Plan Your Travels

If you are planning on a backpacking or exploratory adventure, then be sure to plan your travels well. Australia is a big country, and it’s surprisingly easy to get lost. Some areas have spotty mobile phone signals. 

Australia has an “Advanced Mobile Location” system, allowing emergency services to find your location when you call triple zero. Having a plan can be a lifesaver. Another tip is to tell friends and family about your travel plans and arrange to contact them at a specific time. Hopefully, if you don’t get there, someone will know your general location. 

Don’t take the bush lightly. An unplanned journey can at least cause you to get lost for a while and be late for other plans. But it can be perilous, especially in more remote areas of the outback. 

 

3. Travel Insurance

Ideally, your trip will go by without a hitch in your plans. However, things can always go wrong. Incidents that crop up when you’re travelling can be stressful and expensive. This is where travel insurance comes into play.

Travel insurance isn’t the only paperwork that you’ll need when exploring Australia, of course. Once you get to Australia, be sure to visit a travel doctor who can provide accurate information and any other travel medical services that you might need. These doctors also offer these valuable services for people leaving Australia.

 

4. Provisions

Australia is a relatively safe country, but there are precautions that you need to take and provisions that will be helpful. First and foremost is sunscreen. You may have heard of the saying “slip, slop, slap.” Slip-on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat. Your skin will thank you.

You should also keep well hydrated and carry plenty of water around with you, especially during the heat of the summer. If you’re travelling on foot, then don’t forget a good map, decent shoes, and a radio to contact authorities for help if need be. 

Put, if you take care now, you’ll have a stress-free adventure in the land of Oz.

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What You Should Know As A First-Timer In Australia!

What You Should Know As A First-Timer In Australia!

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When launching yourself to the land down under for a memorable holiday, Here is What You Should Know As A First-Timer In Australia!

Australia is a location that people fall in love with on the first trip. It is a land of hospitable, fun-loving people who want to show off this incredible country. It is a place filled with adventure! In Australia, locals have many ways to keep themselves busy in their spare time.

 There is no shortage of things to do in Australia, with a wide range of botanical gardens, magnificent museums, historic buildings and rich nightlife. In addition, Australia hosts international festivals, including film festivals, food, music, and art. The places to stay are also varied from tiny sweet rentals, to large luxury resorts. Take a look at motels Bendigo for more information on accommodation.

 

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What You Should Know As A First-Timer In Australia!

Let’s not beat around the bush; below is a list of things you should know as a first-timer in Australia.

 

Sport

Sport is the most common hobby for leisure time when two-thirds of school-age children are involved in sports, and nearly half of the adults work in associations during the year. The international calendar features the Australian Open tennis championships, the Grand Prix of Formula One cars and many other events. 

Sport is an integral part of Australian culture, and for most residents, it is a form of religion. Australia dominates Anglo-Saxon sports like rugby and cricket, and these are the most common and popular sports on the continent. The Australians also have their own game called Aussie Rules Football, which is played on the cricket grounds and is a fast-paced and most-watched sport in the country by a significant margin. 

Other popular sports are horse racing, golf, swimming and surfing. Most of the population in Australia is concentrated on the beaches, and the best surfers and swimmers in the world are Australians.

 

Shopping

Australia’s shopping centres and shops are open at various times during the week. Towards the end of the week (Thursday and Friday), the closing time is extended, and it depends on which state you are in because each state has its regulations.

Exceptions are grocery stores such as Aldi, Coles and Woolworths, which are open daily until the early hours of the morning. Shopping in Australia is an exciting prospect. There are foods and items from all across the world! 

 

Alcohol

In some restaurants, you have a choice to bring the alcohol with you (BYO – Bring Your Own); it could come at a corkage fee, especially in those restaurants that already serve liquor.

However, in most parts of the country, you’ll find various bottleshops of Aldi Liquor, Dan Murphy’s First Choice and many others to go with it where you can purchase alcohol. Always drink in moderation, and don’t drink, then drive. 

Before World War II, Australia was the largest consumer of beer globally, and they are still one of the countries with the highest consumption! And it is estimated that, on average, they spend $25 a week on alcohol and consume 100 gallons a year! 

 

Blue Mountains National Park: Shimmering blue world 

Did you know that eucalyptus trees produce an essential oil mist that gives the Blue Mountains their name?

This sandstone plateau rises to the west of Sydney, in which rivers have carved deep gorges. Rugged rock needles protrude from the landscape. The 90-meter-high Three Sisters are said to be petrified virgins. Their father transformed them to be safe from the “bunyip”, a swamp creature. The Wentworth Falls plunge 300 meters into the depths: You can conquer the mountains on hikes, by mountain bike or with the “Scenic Skyway” cable car. 

 

Great Ocean Road: Legendary coastal road in the south with the 12 apostles

The fascinating Great Ocean Road begins not far from Melbourne. In the state of Victoria, you have the facets of Australia in a small space.

You’ll see jungles, magnificent beaches, koalas and even penguins when you are with the Twelve Apostles at sunset. These 60-meter-high rock towers were left behind by the merciless surf in their erosion work. You will have a colossal view on the platforms.  

 

Whitsunday Islands: Heavenly beaches 

Airlie Beach in Queensland is the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Get in the mood for enchanting tropical islands with magnificent coral reefs! 74 paradises are waiting for you, and only a handful of them are inhabited.

Imagine white sandy beaches with palm trees behind them. Inland the jungle rises: Whitehaven Beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether on a boat or snorkelling, hiking or diving, the Whitsundays glitter like emeralds in an azure blue sea. The upstream Great Barrier Reef breaks the high waves. 

 

Australia’s magical island mountain  

Blood red, the Uluru towers over the vastness of the Australian outback and will take your breath away. At sunset, travelers make a pilgrimage to the 348 meter high mountain and watch its color change from ocher to red to gray.

This island mountain was formerly called Ayers Rock and is sacred to the Aborigine people. Walking around the stone monolith is an awe-inspiring and sweaty experience. Actually, the mountain is not really alone, because 35 kilometers to the west are the 36 magnificent rock domes! 

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Great Things To Try While Over In Australia For The First Time

If you have decided to venture over to Australia for the first time, you are in for a treat. Australia is completely packed with numerous activities to help with any adrenaline rush and adventure you are looking for.

Australia has such diversity in its geography, with so many different activities and places to explore. Australia is filled with luscious rainforests, the dry outback, and copious amounts of beautiful and varied wildlife, so it is no surprise you have chosen it as your place to travel to next.

 

Great Things To Try While Over In Australia For The First Time

Great Things To Try While Over In Australia For The First Time.

 

Great Things To Try While Over In Australia For The First Time

 

With a trip to Australia on the horizon for the first time, you may be wondering what you could do to fill your time while you explore this beautiful country. Well, hopefully, these few tips will give you an idea of what you can do for your first visit to Australia.

 

Explore its beaches and bay’s

One of the first places you want to check out, especially if you are looking to surf, is Bondi Beach. This place is one of the most famous places for surfing; it is located just outside of Sydney and is classic surf territory for the Aussie surfers.

It has a sandy beach and great consistent waves, making it the best place to soak up the sun and surf. Another great Bay to go to is Byron Bay, which is found at the top of New South Wales and Australia’s top coastal destinations. Byron Bay is another great place for learning to surf and hang out to check out the beautiful sunrise over Byron Bay’s lighthouse.

 

Check out one of the world’s oldest rainforests

If you are planning to visit Queensland, then you cannot miss out on going to the world’s oldest rainforest. The Daintree rainforest has stood for about 180 million years and is still going strong, filled with beautiful flora and wildlife.

It is definitely a place to check out. You can get a tour along the river Daintree to look out for crocodiles and venture into the stunning rainforest with the local guides, where you can also explore beaches and mangroves within the rainforest.

 

Plenty of food to check out

One of the great things about Australia is how diverse it is, and that goes for the culinary aspect of the country also.

If you are a picky eater or there are certain things you like then travelling to Australia will not be a problem, firstly you can understand all the menus. There is unlikely to be any language barrier which is great for anyone travelling with an allergy. Also, they have so much on offer in the shops and restaurants; from bubble tea supplies to french fries, there are so many different culinary dishes to have.

Obviously, it would be fantastic to travel to Australia, the home of a sizzling BBQ and enjoy a beautiful BBQ meal while over in the land down under.

 

If you are looking to visit Australia for the first time and you are unsure where to start or what to check out while you’re there, then these few tips should get you started, but there is so much more you can explore too.

 

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