Australia is a very unique area of the world. The continent/country is almost as large as the United States, and it has just as much variation in the landscape and wildlife. Beyond the natural beauty and appeal of Australia, there are plenty of man-made sights and to draw your attention and awe.
If you have never had the chance to travel through the vast lands of Australia, then now is as good a time as any. Check out a few of the most notable stops before planning your exploration of the land down under.
Brisbane is Australia’s “new city,” as it is well-known for its clean, green, and friendly atmosphere. The city places a strong emphasis on the arts, innovation, and creativity in general.
If you are looking for something to get your exploratory stimulation going, take a short journey to Lone Pine. Lone Pine is an animal sanctuary offering the chance to experience the life of kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, dingoes, snakes, and even crocodiles.
Then grab something to eat at The Royal, an old 19th-century hotel turned hangout hotspot. The Royal is a pub, restaurant, and function venue all rolled into one, and their Italian cuisine will send your taste buds on a ride.
Mark something off of your bucket list, and visit Cairns in Queensland, Australia. Home to one of the best places to access the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is one of the most breathtaking places you will ever see.
Go snorkeling, and experience the diversity and beauty of the wildlife of the Reef. Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is another great place to get a genuine feel for the history and culture of Australia.
The Kimberley, Western Australia
The Kimberley in Western Australia gives birth to one of the most beautiful transformations of the land every year when the rains come. Most of the time, the land in Kimberley is gorgeous, but brown and short of color. During the wet season, the area truly comes to life.
Darwin, Northern Territory
Try visiting Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, and head to the Kakadu National Forest for respite from the big city smog. You will experience crocodile spotting, indigenous history, and gorgeous waterfalls/swimming holes (free of crocs, of course). There is even a crocodile shaped hotel in the area to get the kids excited.
Adelaide, South Australia
Visit Adelaide for the South Australian wine country. Travel a little further to Kangaroo Island to see more Kangaroos than any zoo could ever display. Kangaroos are not the only wildlife you will see during your visit to the island. There are koalas, sea lions, penguins, and echidnas on Kangaroo Island as well.