People tend to think of Australia as a hot country that enjoys drinking beer, with some pretty hostile indigenous wildlife. The truth of the matter is that Australia is one of the most beautiful and unique countries on the entire planet, that is visited by millions upon millions of keen holiday makers every single year. The weather is warm, the locals are friendly, the culture is unique and eye opening, and there is simply so much to do, that you won’t know where to begin first. In this article we’ll be looking at just four, of the hundreds upon hundreds of things to do in Australia, that could make your visit one that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
MONA or the (museum of old and new art) is simply a must visit destination for anybody with even the slightest interest in the subject of art. It boasts the largest collection of modern art in the southern hemisphere, show casing art of well over $100 million. It is one of the most popular museums in the entire world, and it is one that simply must be seen to be believed.
Go diving in the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most stunning locations on the planet. Many people list scuba diving and snorkelling there as one of their top wishes of things to do before they die. When you try it for yourself, you’ll know exactly why. Watch any nature programme on the TV and chances are that they’ll mention the Great Barrier Reef. The world’s largest reef, with some of the most stunning marine life you’ll ever see, the Great Barrier Reef will change your outlook on life forever. It is actually the only living organism which happens to be visible from outer space. If you happen to be staying in Australia, ensure you visit the Great Barrier Reef before you leave.
Visit the big cities
Even if you’re an outdoor countryside and wilderness kind of person, you should still set aside at least one day to visit some of Australia’s big cities. Melbourne and Sydney are especially popular and can allow you to get a real insight into the different cultures and traditions associated with each location. Sydney Opera House is a prime example of some of the stunning architecture you’re likely to encounter. The cities are packed with shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes and much more too, so you’ll never be stuck for things to do whilst there.
Take in the sights with a self drive tour
Going on pre arranged tours is all well and good, but the problem with that is you have to stick to a schedule, and can’t go at your own pace. You get a pre determined amount of time to sight see at each destination, before being hurried back onto a bus or coach, and rushed to the next place. Why not embark on a pre arranged self drive tour instead. Australia self drive holidays are becoming more and more popular, and once you try one, you’ll know why. You have the best routes mapped out for you, your hotel stays are pre arranged, and you get to do things at your pace, the way things should be on your holiday.