Are you planning for a dream vacation? Consider Australia as one of your destinations. The country is teeming with activities that you will surely enjoy. Check out these top ten activities, which will surely keep you preoccupied when you get there.
1. Stopover at the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains is a mountainous region located in New South Wales, Australia. It consists of a range of mountains, plateau, and escarpments that are carved in sandstone. It is abundant in Eucalyptus trees too.
The Blue Mountains are called as such because of a blue haze that lingers above it, which is caused by the Eucalyptus oil that diffuses into the atmosphere intermingles with dust and water vapor. This action produces a blue ray of light. It was listed as one of the World Heritage Sites in 2000.
2. Enjoy a wildlife adventure
It is a given fact that Australia is rich in wildlife and water. If you want to enjoy both, a wildlife cruise may just be the thing for you to enjoy the variety of wildlife that Australia has to offer.
There is whale watching in Sydney while enjoying your lunch, as well as a cruise of Port Stephens to take a peek at the dolphins and some Australian wildlife too.
3. Come see the Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is a performing center in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the busiest performing arts venues in the world because it caters to a lot of in-house productions and a multitude of performing arts companies.
And because the opera house is an iconic symbol of the country, it has received about 7 million people a year just visiting this beautiful landmark. The Sydney Opera House was listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 28, 2007.
4. Explore the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral Sea in Queensland, Australia. It is the world’s largest coral reef system with over 2,900 reefs.
It is also visible from outer space and was labeled as one of the natural seven wonders of the world by CNN. The place is very popular among tourists who visit the place almost every year.
5. Go sky diving over the Gold Coast
Go tandem skydiving, which means you are attached to an expert to help you navigate to a safe landing. Get a view of the Gold Coast and the surrounding scenery while free falling 4,000 meters in the sky. Get pumped up with the adrenaline rush you have been waiting for as it lasts for about 45 seconds.
You can enjoy this activity if you are 14 and above that age and you weigh a maximum of 95 kilograms. These guidelines are strictly implemented to avoid untoward incidents.
6. Camp out at Taronga Zoo
Camping out at Taronga Zoo is one of the best attractions to enjoy in Australia. You get to enjoy a roast feast complemented with thirst-quenching drinks under the stars. Getting up close and personal with some of the animals in the zoo is another thing to look forward to as soon as it closes up for the day.
This activity happens every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday every night during NSW school holidays. If you have children, they must be at least five years of age to be admitted to the zoo, to enjoy this awesome once-in-a-lifetime experience.
7. Go on an exciting ghost tour
The Rocks is the oldest district in Sydney and are well-known for their horrid history. It was reputed to be frequented by prostitutes and sailors a long time ago. It is believed that a number of killings, suicides and paranormal activity has taken place in this urban locality.
If you want to have a Ghost Tour, be sure to look for a guide to tell you where to look and know more about the history of this great tourist attraction.
8. Fancy a sunrise balloon flight?
Experience the beautiful Melbourne at the top of the world. Get picked up 1 hour before sunrise right at your Melbourne hotel. The balloon flight lasts about an hour while getting the view of a lifetime.
The Eureka Tower and the Albert Park Racetrack are just two of the iconic places you can spot from above. The balloon flight experience is available all year round except on Christmas Day.
9. Get the nerve to go on a crocodile cruise
Cruise the Adelaide River, which houses 1600 saltwater crocodiles. You can get a close-up view of these reptiles as they jump from the water and feed on the food your guide offers them.
After that, you will pass through the Marrakai Plains and to the Fogg Dam Nature reserve, which is another home for different bird species and reptiles too.
10. The ultimate Sydney sailing
Go on a guided tour to fully experience the beauty of Sydney aboard a luxury yacht. Pass through the Circular Quay, Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Mrs. Macquarie’s chair, and a lot more picturesque places.
The trip takes a total of 7 hours and it’s available from Mondays to Fridays. To be comfortable on your trip, it is recommended that you dress appropriately for the weather.
If you find these activities boring, do not fret. There is always something to do in Australia.