7 Fun Local Things to Do In Australia
Although there was a dip in travel in 2020, 2019 saw a record number of visitors come to Australia. And who wouldn’t want to go down under?
Australia is a fascinating and beautiful country. It’s full of incredible wildlife, stunning natural vistas, interesting people, and a rich, fascinating culture and history.
Planning your own visit? We’ve got seven fun things to do in Australia that you can’t miss out on!
1. Coast to Coast Luxury
Imagine going from one Australian coast to another in luxury in style. You can do that on The Ghan.
The Ghan is a luxury train that travels across the continent in three days. You’ll see blazing deserts and majestic mountains while riding in comfort and style.
2. Sandboarding in the Sun
Chilly locations might be famous for their skiing and snowboarding. In Australia, you can have fun in the sun and catch a different kind of wave.
The image of an Australian surfer is iconic. But you should try sandboarding in the desert dunes for a whole new kind of thrill.
3. Visit Penguins
Penguins are cute and adorable. Both children and adults love them and there are plenty of places you can see them in Australia.
Visit St. Kilda Pier or Phillip Island to see these flightless birds in their natural habitats.
4. Wine and Beer Tours
Australia has a vibrant craft wine and beer scene. Every Australian vacation needs to include sampling the local brew.
Try visiting a Melbourne brewery if you’re into beer. Check out Hunter Valley Wine Tours for a relaxing day of sipping wine nibbling on gourmet cheeses and chocolates.
5. New Years in Sydney
As Australia’s largest city and one of the first places to welcome the new year, it’s the perfect place to be for New Year’s Eve. If your travel plans include this holiday, you must see the fireworks display in Sydney Harbour.
6. Shark Encounters
Nothing is more exciting than coming face to face with one of nature’s greatest predators. Only the bravest would put a shark encounter on their Australia itinerary.
There are several diving companies that will set up a sturdy cage and help you dive with the sharks — safely.
7. Explore the Great Ocean Road
It takes three hours to drive the Great Ocean Road. Therefore, you can’t miss this incredible day trip.
Not only are there beautiful beaches, there’s also interesting cities to stop and see, wildlife like kangaroos and whales, and majestic forest and mountain landscapes.
Many More Fun Things to do in Australia
These are just a few of the many fun things to do in Australia. How many of the activities on this list are you going to try?
Whether you have just a few hours or are there for a few days, there are so many amazing things you can see and do in Australia. You’ll never run out of adventures to go on during your visit.
Planning more escapes and looking for your next exciting locale? We’ve got plenty of suggestions.
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