Surfing at Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach is one of more than 200 Sydney’s beaches but it has long been considered a cultural hub. It gets more tourists annually than anywhere else in the whole country. In Aboriginal, the name translates as “the place where water breaks over rocks,” which is more than appropriate.
Another adventure in the greater Sydney area is skydiving. Alternative destinations for skydiving is Cairns in Queensland and Wollongong in New South Wales. If you are really up for an adventure (and you have a budget to match your ambitions), then you can hire a charter airplane and skydive over the island of Tasmania.
Sunset over Uluru
If there is one landmark Australians agree represents the continent, then that would be the red-stone rock formation of Uluru. Thought to be over 500 million years old, the ginormous rock is sacred. It is definitely worth the trip to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park north of Alice Springs. Just look at Pinterest or on postcards to witness the sunset over Uluru to whet your appetite.
Who said that a desert landscape has to be dull? For Australians, it definitely isn’t because they are not only good at riding waves but sand dunes as well. The top three locations for this unusual sport are Victoria, Lancelin, and Tasmania, while all you need is a board and a lot of guts.
Sydney Harbor Bridge
The Sydney Harbor Bridge takes 20 minutes to walk across its massive arches. If you are not scared of heights, you can enjoy a majestic view of the city from the top of its landmarks and traffic arteries. The walkway is intended for pedestrians and is free of charge, with wire meshes underneath for additional safety.
Visiting Fraser Island
Off the east coast of Queensland lies the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island. It is whopping in size; some 120 square metres are abundant in rainforests that literally grows out of the sand, which is a sight like no other. This is the ideal setting to relax and chill out near one of the freshwater inland lakes. Indian Head is the most famous panoramic viewpoint, while Cathedrals is a cliff is known for sculpted ribbons of sand in different colours. Most tourists come here to camp and use the aforementioned freshwater pools for swimming.
Tram sightseeing in Melbourne
Sydney doesn’t get all the fame, as Australia’s second largest city of Melbourne has a lot to offer to visitors. Among other things, the city’s tram network is the perfect sightseeing wagon. Historic line 69 runs from the north to the south of the city and you can see it to visit Melbourne’s most attractive sights, like the Luna Park and the Melbourne Museum. Although it is home to several million people, the city is also navigable by foot, so you can set off without a map to explore Melbourne’s secluded cafes and food joints.
Ever heard of an Aurora Australis?
We have all heard about the Northern lights that help Scandinavian countries scoop most of the tourists going to the north of Europe. However, on the opposite side of the world, there is Aurora Australis. Both the Lights and the continent got its name from the Latin word denominating “south.”
These Lights are more spectacular than Aurora Borealis but they are harder to catch. In order to increase your chances, you need to travel to Tasmania, home to virgin rainforests and diverse flora and fauna. In order to see the Southern Lights, you should travel to Tasmania in September but even if you miss them, you won’t return home disappointed.
The Carousel would like to thank Leila Dorari for her contribution.