So you’re a bit of a wanderluster looking for you next destination spot, and why not? Travelling to new places is an experience that can enrich our wellbeing like no other; with so much to experience, taste, and see. There are so many new cultures to marvel at and traveler-friends to find along the way. If you have any friends or family who’ve been to the wonderful land of Aus, they’ve likely raved about it to you already! If not, you’ll want to listen up to these big reasons to pack your bags and get gone.
The Great Barrier Reef
The great barrier reef is the world’s largest reef system, spanning over 900 islands of beauty. A plethora of sea life can be spotted here, from porpoises and dolphins to sea snakes, turtles and thousands of species of fish! So many people from all over the world flock here every year; to reach for the snorkelling gear and have an adventure. You won’t want to miss the beautiful Fitzroy Island, with its national park of unspoiled rainforests and mountains. Practice your diving or get daring with some top-notch water sports. You won’t want to keep this one of your bucket list.
If you’re a fan of sleeping underneath the stars, Australia has some of the most beautiful camping destinations in the world. One excellent camping spot in Australia is Kalbarri, which is at the mouth of the Murchison River. You’ll see spectacular gorges, cliffs, and gorgeous beaches. A yawn-dropping National Park that spans 186,000 hectares (a hikers dream)! This is the ideal camping destination for those who wish to experience much lush greenery and nature. You’ll also love the camping spots at Jurien Bay, a picturesque shorefront location to experience the beauties of the ocean. You’ll leave wanting more and soon be visiting your favourite camping destinations here again!
Australia is an absolute gem if you are one who likes a wildlife adventure. Head to Ningaloo Marine Park to swim with whale sharks; these creatures are pretty huge but harmless even so! You could also head to Kakadu National Park for a wetland safari. Here you can spot some sea eagles, crocodiles and even buffalo. This boat tour will not leave your cameras nor your adventurous hearts disappointed. If you venture to Kangaroo Island, you’ll find the mesmerising sights of the endangered sea lions. There’s so much wildlife to look out for in Aus, from emus and koalas to those famous kangaroos.
City & Culture
Amongst all this, there are some beautiful cities of Aus too. Sydney harbour is a must-see, with its spectacular 20th-century architecture and panoramic views from the top of the Sydney harbour bridge. You’ll find the culture both vibrant and friendly, with plenty of delicious restaurants to try.
Don’t forget to take your cameras and watch out for those spiders too! With so much to offer, perhaps Aus could end up as your next place to conquer.
Brooke has been a connoisseur of back roads and obscure places since she was a girl. Growing up in a small working farm, she knew at a young age that there was so much to see and understand about the world. Since she left home at 17, she’s been gallivanting around the world. She’s a go-to resource for fearless Euro travel and extreme budget adventures. Her colorful experiences moving from one country to another with only time to spare will surely inspire you to leave the rat race and chase your backpacking dreams.