The land down under is a mysterious and wondrous place. Australia's aboriginal roots inspire mysticism and its people are noted as the friendliest and most welcoming on earth. It is home to one of nature's greatest achievements and its wildlife is legendary. In short, Australia is a holidaymaker's paradise, no matter what type of holidaymaker you fancy yourself.
In a country a vast and plentiful as Australia, simply deciding what to do can be a daunting task indeed! To make matters easier this short list of must-see attractions and activities in the land down under should provide a bit more direction.
Hunter Valley Wine
Visiting Hunter Valley is sublime. The green, gold and purple vines are the oldest in Australia and set a serene scene while the weathered Brokenback Mountains complete a near perfect landscape. The offerings of Hunter Valley are many with large production vineyards and small boutique treasures, most notable is Allandale Winery. A Wine tour is a fabulous way to spend the day.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of the land's most iconic landmarks. It is home to all things art! Should you visit Sydney, a trip to see the Opera House is an absolute must. Take in a show to experience the magic.
Uluru | Ayers Rock
When one envisions the Australian outback, colossal Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, often dominates the image. This red baked monolith is sacred to the Aboriginals and is a testament to their great race.
Great Barrier Reef
One could hardly mention tourism in Australia without mentioning is greatest tourist attraction, the Great Barrier Reef. Home to flora and fauna in such magnificent and prolific scope, the Great Barrier Reef and its stunning islands will enrapture you. The reef is one of scuba diving's best destinations and snorkellers will have a great time too.
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road leaves Melbourne in Victoria and winds its way along Australia's wild southern coastline. This attraction is not just a mere road, but a war monument as well. Take a few days to drive this route to see typical Australian villages, wander through vast parklands, sample local wines and stare in awe at the majesty of this rugged and untamed coastline.
Australia has been a magnet for travellers for decades. From Perth to Adelaide and from the Gold Coast to the Great Ocean Road and everywhere in between, Australia's offerings are endless. Be sure to take in the best attractions and take time to explore the land and get to know its fabulous people.