If you’re soon to be heading off down under for an Australian adventure that will leave you with lasting memories, there are a few activities that you should undoubtedly add to your itinerary (where possible) to make your trip as amazing as it can possibly be.
Here are just some of the most memorable Australian activities that you so need to try:
Wander around Uluru
Uluru, or Ayers Rock as it is also known, is truly a sight to behold. Ancient and beautiful it is the largest single rock in the world and an important spiritual site for the aboriginal population of Australia. The atmosphere around the rock is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before which is why it is one activity you truly need to try should you get the opportunity.
(Here are a few pictures from my own time staying at Uluru and exploring the BIG red rock)
Swim in the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, so obviously you’re going to want to dip your toes in and go exploring those corals. While you’re there, you’ll see tropical fish, turtles, dolphins and whales galore, which I’m sure you’ll agree all make for a delightful experience! I have previously written a post on my experience at the Great barrier reef but just in case you missed that one, here is a few pictures from my experience.
Camp at Kakadu National Park
When it comes to camping in Australia, Kakadu National Park is the place to do it. Why? Because not only is this park huge and impressive, but there are countless things to do there. From walking to crocodile spotting, Aboriginal art to birdwatching, and of course numerous watersports and fishing, there are so many amazing things to do in the most beautiful surroundings that you’ll never get bored. It is located only a short distance from Darwin so as you can imagine it’s extremely hot, expect to spend most of your time swimming around the waterfalls here. Kakadu was one of the best places I ever visited during my trip to Oz and so so many different reasons.
(If you get the chance, I recommend visiting the waterfalls here. You have many different ones such as Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls and lastly Gunlom).
See the Stromatolites of Hamelin Pool
The Stromatolites of Hamelin Pool are the oldest living organism on the planet, need I say more? Check them out if you’re in the area.
Have a Barbie on the Beach
It’s become a bit of a cliche that Australians love their barbies, but they really do, and since most of the stores near the beach will have deliciously fresh seafood there for the taking, it makes sense to embrace the cliche, have a barbie on the beach and get to know the locals. It’ll be heaps of fun, and you can do it on many of the beaches wherever you are in Australia – just check it’s allowed and get a permit where necessary.
Hang Out in Perth
Perth is famous for being the most isolated city on the planet, so it’s always worth a visit, not just because of that, but because Perth Zoo is home to some of the cutest animals you’ll ever see and the Bibbulmun Track is a great place to hike and camp.
Get Didgeridoo Lessons
Yes, this is a real thing and something you should definitely do. The didgeridoo is one of the most famous symbols of Australia, so if you’re looking to have some fun and do something a bit more cultural, why not take a few lessons, bring one back as a souvenir and impress everyone at home with your newly learned skill? You know you want to!
Visit the Neighbours Set
Neighbour, everybody loves good neighbours. This iconic soap has done more to promote Australia in the Uk than most things, so take the time to visit Dr Karl and Toadie as you tour the set and see what really goes on behind the scenes. Is it cheesy? Yes. Do you want to go? Absolutely.
(Embarrassingly one the best days I had in Melbourne)
Here are just a few of the things I got to experience on my travels. Australia is beyond one of the best countries you could ever choose to travel to, so it’s time to add to your itinerary and book that plane ticket. You won’t regret.
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