Australia is one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world. This island country is perfect for backpacking, camping, road trips, and wildlife. There’s no shortage of tourist attractions in Australia with the likes of Uluru and the Outback, rainforests, pristine white sand beaches, and of course, the Great Barrier Reef, drawing thousands of visitors each year. In order to fully soak up the beauty of this country, follow our simple travel tips Australia.
Explore Fraser Island
Notice how we said ‘Explore’ Fraser Island and not ‘Visit’ Fraser Island. This is because Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and simply visiting this historical site won’t do justice. Fraser Island is an excellent place to camp, swim and hike.. just try to avoid the dingoes! Its rustic beauty, combined with easy accessibility to the mainland, make it very popular among locals and tourists alike. You can hire a 4×4 or take an overnight tour through the island that’s famous for its freshwater lake tours.
Head Over To Cairns
Cairns is Australia’s idyllic gateway to northern Queensland. Once here, you have an overwhelming amount of attractions to visit – the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, the Daintree rainforest, the Atherton Tablelands and much more. Cairns is your typical tropical city and with so much to see, you’ll need to invest a good deal of time to appreciate this place. Plan to visit for a week or more, which will give you enough time to explore the area.
Hiking At Daintree
Is there anything better than hiking at the world’s oldest rainforest? Daintree offers hikes that range from easy to challenging, in dense jungles, beautiful mountains, waterfalls and cliffs. Make sure you spend a few days hiking around to truly get the most out of your experience in Daintree. Head up to Cape Tribulation for some real peace and tranquility.
Explore the Outback
Your trip to Australia cannot be over without visiting the outback to see crocodiles, valleys, lakes, and the red desert. Have your own Crocodile Dundee moment as you explore the Red Center and Western Australia. One of the best travel tips Australia we can give you is visit –
- Karijini National Park
- The Kimberleys
- Litchfield National Park
Opt for week-long camping and adventure excursions in the Outback. These tours start at around 1,400 AUD ($1,050 USD).
Enjoy Sunny Perth
Australia’s west coast gem, Perth, is often overlooked by tourists because of how expensive it is to get there. But Perth has a lot to offer if you don’t mind paying just a little bit more to explore it. Perth feels more like a large town than a city and is, undoubtedly, one of the best places to have a “Sunday Session” (an Aussie tradition of drinking on Sunday afternoons). From the beaches, restaurants, cafes and beers, visiting Perth is one of the best travel tips Australia we can give you.
Surf The Gold Coast
Australia is famous for surfing and the Gold Coast is one of the best places to catch the waves in Australia. Surf lessons cost around 65 AUD ($50 USD) for a two-hour class whereas rentals cost around 60 AUD ($44 USD) per day. The Gold Coast is renowned for its world-class waves, beaches theme parks, shopping and nightlife. If however, you don’t like the Gold Coast, our travel tips Australia is to visit Noosa, Byron Bay, Bondi Beach and Perth.
Margaret River, Hunter Valley, and the Barossa Valley are the best places in Australia to taste Aussie wine. Visiting vineyards in Australia must feature high on your Australian itineraries. We recommend that you spend about 3-5 days in each area tasting as much wine as possible. The cost of a full-day wine tour is around 150 AUD ($112 USD).