Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia
Despite being one of the most remote countries in the world, Australia is also one of the most popular tourist destinations, and for a good reason. Gifted with countless natural wonders such as amazing wildlife, astounding beaches, and vast expanses of the outback, Australia should definitely be at the top of everybody’s travel list.
Perfect beaches with incredible surfing spots
With a staggering 31.000 miles of coastline, Australia has some of the most alluring beaches in the world. It is also one of the best places to go surfing as the activity is heavily engrained in the country’s culture. By most accounts, the best beaches and places to catch epic waves are located on the east coast; however, if you want a bit more privacy while still being able to enjoy good surf, then Australia’s almost-deserted beaches on the western coastline should do the trick just fine.
Cabarita Beach, Manly, Pambula River, North Narrabeen, Lennox Head, and Bondi Beach (New South Wales), Noosa Heads and Snapper Rocks (Queensland), Bells Beach (Victoria), Rottnest Island and Margaret River (Western Australia) are just some of the best beaches for everyone looking for good surf. If aquatic wildlife is your thing, the Great Barrier Reef is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience.
Kangaroos and crocodiles
A trip to Australia without partaking in some Kangaroo spotting would surely be a waste. Murramarang National Park, Narawtapu National Park, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Lucky Bay, Kangaroo Island, and Canberra are some of the greatest hotspots for getting close and personal with Australia’s most famous wildlife representative.
If kangaroos are a bit too fluffy for your taste and you feel a bit more adventurous, then you might be tempted to see some crocodiles. Marlgu Billabong, Lake Argyle, Windjana Gorge in Western Australia, Daintree in far north Queensland, Adelaide River via Darwin in the northern part are some of the best places for doing so. We highly recommend taking a tour and not wandering alone for this particular quest.
Some of the best cities in the world
Even though Australia’s coastline is nothing short of breath-taking most of the time, don’t forget that most of the population lives in the cities. You can’t go wrong with Sydney and its iconic opera house and harbor. Melbourne is another charming Australian city with some of the best coffee places in the country.
If you’re aiming for a bit of everything, Perth is yet another great choice; it has great beaches, some amazing city parks, and it’s one of the best places to get accustomed with the lively yet laid-back Australian way of life. With its beautiful beaches, relaxing parks, and multiple entertaining opportunities, Adelaide is also a city worth exploring.
Epic roads, good wines, and fantastic foods
You should really take a drive on the Great Ocean Road. Considered a national Australian heritage, the road stretches for 151 miles along the ocean, and it brings you close to some of the most breath-taking sights, such as the Twelve Apostles.
This might come as a surprise to many people, but Australia also has some great wine regions with Barossa Valley near Adelaide, Margaret River near Perth. Taking a day trip to any of the wine areas is sure to be worth your while, especially if you’re a pinot noir fan. Finally, prepare for Australia’s amazing local food. Be ready to expand your culinary horizons with typical dishes such as Chicken Parmigiana, Lamingtons, Pavlova, Barramundi. Be sure to skip the Vegemite on toast experiment though. There’s a good chance you won’t be thrilled.
By now, it should be quite clear why you should visit Australia. It’s one of those places that is sure to make anyone forget all about any sort of stress usually associated with the mundane life. We hope this guide will serve you well and we hope you’ll have fun visiting this amazing country.
Contributor: Lorena Boanda