I know I blog a lot about Australia, but I just can’t help myself. It is the most amazing country I have ever been too! For me, it tops countries like Mexico, India and the Maldives with ease.
It has a roughed coastline, A never-ending hinterland, a red center, stunning nature reserves with mile-high waterfalls and a unique bunch of wildlife.
In this post, I will show you Australia in pictures and show you just some the incredible sights you could encounter if you decide to travel Down Under.
The unique architecture is probably one of the famous attractions… Especially in Sydney.
Additionally, it is home to some yummy and well-trained lifeguards. All over Australia’s stunning beaches (Not all), you will find some of the best-trained lifeguards there is. They are dedicated to saving lives and committed to the provision of a proactive service on the beaches and within the Australian community. The best known lifeguards are the Bondi Beach lifeguards who are currently shooting season 14 of their show.
Melbourne is known for its coffee drinking culture, laneways, and the Great Ocean Road. And unquestionably the most famous venue in town is called the Melbourne Cricket Ground, better known as the MCG. When it’s full it fits over 100,000 people.
St. Kilda, Flinders street station, The cutest wildlife to watch at Philip Island, It boasts Australia’s freshest live music and Architectural marvel and retail haven Melbourne Central Shopping Centre is well worth a visit… So Melbourne in general is a pretty groovy place to hang out.
On Kangaroo island you find (besides Kangaroos) heaps of other adorable wildlife. Australian fur seals, echidnas, koalas, and Cockatoos, Tammar wallabies are just to name a few and even though a third of Kangaroo Island is a national park, you don’t have to be in one to see its famous wildlife. They are everywhere!
Australia is renowned as one of the world’s premier surfing destinations. And the surfing lifestyle is still hot and happening everywhere where there is an ocean (Almost everywhere, some places have sharks and jellyfish, so yeah nah)
Some of the best surf spots are:
- Bondi Beach, Sydney – Iconic!
- Cabarita Beach, New South Wales
- Manly, Sydney
- Maroubra, Sydney
- Byron Bay, New South Wales – Chris Hemsworth a Hemsworth – that all I will say 😉
- Noosa Heads, Queensland – Really, truly, beautiful
- Snapper Rocks, Queensland
- Bells Beach, Victoria
- Rottnest Island, Western Australia – Home of the happiest animal on the planet
When driving around in your campervan, make sure your drive left!
Distances are long and beautiful. It will take you days to travel between two cities, so make sure you plan your trips accordingly. It is not like Europe where you have petrol stations and supermarkets pretty much everywhere. Advice is to travel about 350-400 kilometer per day.
If you travel in the outback you should stop driving by 4 pm, before ‘kanga o’clock’. That’s when kangaroos are active and may jump in front of your campervan on a lonely stretch of road. They are a lot bulkier then you think and cause a whole lot of damage!
When sleeping underneath the stars, make sure to check out Australis Borealis… Breathtakingly beautiful.
The scientific explanation for aurora australis is the same as its northern sibling aurora borealis. When charged particles emitted by the sun strike atoms in the atmosphere of earth, electrons in those atoms change energy states. As they return to their resting state they emit light
The best place to see it is in Tasmania – Tassie.
The island has more moderate seasonal changes and daylight changes than some other southern lights destinations. As such, Tasmania is a great aurora destination because you have a chance to see it throughout the year. You could be wearing layers in the cold winter months of June to August – or be in shorts and a tee on a warm night in the summer months of December to February.
If you are not going to Tassie, then just look up and enjoy a stunning starry night.
Because there are lots of locations without any (or hardly any) light pollution, Australia has some of the most breathtakingly beautiful nigskies sky. Absolutely brilliant.
The night sky about Uluru in the red center is something that must be witnessed as well.
There’s something magical about Australia’s red center. Maybe it is the jaw-dropping landscapes, the inspiring history or the spiritual significance. It’s also probably because the Australian outback is a unique place on earth. The red center is where the heart of the outback beats and home of a tribe of aboriginals.
Additionally, if you have time you should wait till Uluru is covered in darkness. Since the outback is pretty desolate, there is not a lot of light pollution. Meaning that you can see one of the most impressive skies in the world. In addition, the southern hemisphere offers some spectacular sky objects, such as the Magellanic Clouds and the famous Southern Cross constellation.
Just as beautiful as the red center is the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays and Airlie beach.
The reef is still the largest living thing on Earth (even though it is under threat by pollution and global warming) and even visible from outer space. The 2,300km-long ecosystem comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of hard and soft coral. It’s home to countless species of colorful fish, mollusks and starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks.
Airlie beach is the gateway to the whitsundays and is where the start of the reef is.
Aussie wildlife can be seen pretty much everywhere. From Kangaroos along the road to the koala’s huddled in a tree to snakes and spiders at the most inappropriate places. (cough cough toilet)
You gotta love this amazing country.
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PLANNING TO GO TO AUSTRALIA? THEN CHECK OUT SOME MORE TRAVEL TIPS HERE:
- Sydney city guide
- Melbourne City Guide
- Perth City Guide
- The ultimate guide to Australia
- Places you should see besides Sydney and Melbourne
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