Things to Do in Australia

by Brooke  

Sting Ray AustraliaDue to its diverse climate, Australia is truly a country for all seasons. During the summer, explore the beaches, dive and snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef, hike or fish, while during the winter hit the slopes located in one of the Australian ski resorts. If you prefer to visit the cities, plan to come to Australia during spring or fall and explore the numerous attractions, museums, zoos and wildlife parks.

Things to Do Australia-wide

Beaches

Australia is very famous among travelers for its white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. It is no wonder that beaches are very crowded during the summer.

A lot of the popular beaches are located in or near the capital cities. Bondi Beach, located in Sydney, is one of the most popular beaches in the world. Filled with cafes and restaurants, it’s the place to enjoy catching a nice tan or people watching.

>> Read more information on Australian beaches.

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to 400 types of corals and 1,500 types of fish. Over the years it has become one of the most sought after diving places in the world. But, besides diving and snorkeling, a lot of activities are popular on the numerous islands that are part of the barrier.

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Museums

There are numerous museums in Australia worth your attention. Depending on what you like, you can explore the life of indigenous art and culture, visit the interior of a submarine, explore the dinosaur skeletons or Australian history.

>> Read more information on Australian Museums.

Sporting Events

Even if you are not a cricket fan, watching a cricket game at Melbourne Cricket Ground would prove to be an experience you won’t ever forget.

Skiing

Yes, it is possible to ski in Australia. Snow falls in the mountains of Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria. Several ski resorts are located in these areas, among which we can list: Hotham, Falls Creek, Mt. Buller, Theredbo (located on Australia’s highest mountain), Pershier Blue and Selwyn Snowfields.

Tours

baby koalaTours are an excellent way to explore Australia, especially to more remote areas. You can choose from the numerous nature tours, beach tours and city tours that are available.

>> Read more information on Australian Tours.

Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Our inner child would definitely fancy visiting one of the numerous zoos in Australia, while our children can hand feed the animals or even pet them (cuddle a koala). You will find zoos and wildlife parks in or near the most important Australian cities.

  • The Featherdale Wildlife Park, located in Sydney, is home to 320 Australian species living in a lush forest. Kids can cuddle the koalas or hand feed the kangaroos, emus and wallabies. Read more about Sydney animal parks.
  • Melbourne Zoo is the oldest Australian zoo. The zoo is divided into bio-climatic zone and tourists particularly enjoy the butterfly house, lion park and the primate enclosure.

Things to Do in Cities

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