Great Things About Australia
Having the most beautiful country in the world is a privilege. Australia is that country, and here are just a few of the many thousand reasons why living in Australia makes life GREAT.
Stroll the Sydney Harbour Bridge
The climb will set you back at least $148, but you can get the next best thing for nix by simply strolling along the pedestrian pathway at the bridge’s eastern edge.
Nothing beats the extraordinary expererience of snorkelling and swimming amongst a pod of wild Dolphins. The best area for this is South Australia near Adelaide. A once in a life-time opportunity and a real wow for children and adults alike.
Located just off the coast near Hervey Bay in Queensland, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. With over 120 kilometres of pristine beaches it’s easy to understand why thousands of people visit each month. The most popular way to get around the island is by hiring a 4wd for 2-3 days and explore where ever your fancy takes you.
The Hunter Valley is renowned for its award-winning Semillon grapes, but in recent years it’s also earned a reputation as a leading concert destination for big-name international acts.
Until April, century-old vineyards like Hope and Bimbadgen estates wil see the likes of Dolly Parton, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Chisel on stage.
Trinket markets near an old whaling fleet: Hobart
The rows of sandstone buildings in Salamanca — part of Hobart’s historical dockside precinct — have been converted into restaurants, boutiques, galleries and pubs.
Hobart’s old whaling fleet sits at anchor alongside the adjacent docks.
The best time to visit the strip is between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on any given Saturday, when the Salamanca Markets comes to town.
Queensland Gold Coast Beaches
With over 35 miles of coastline, the 21 Gold Coast beaches offer just the right mix of activity and relaxation. Whether you want a quiet place to lay in the sun or are ready to surf the waves, there is a beach for for you. Breath taking views and conveniently located amenities ensure a comfortable and exciting time.
Sydney Opera House
Often called the face of Australia, the Sydney Opera House is a marvel of architectural design. With its exquisite acoustics and physical presence, the Sydney Opera House is widely recognized as a world class performance arts center. See a show or take a tour – the Sydney Opera House is not to be missed.
Kakudo National Park
The outstanding natural and cultural values have earned a World Heritage status for this unique reserve. With the million-year-old rocks telling stories of long-extinct creatures, biodiversity one can hardly picture and Aboriginal inhabitants to narrate their 40,000 years of settlement.
Isn’t the name enough to make you want to see it? Should be, for there is a mindboggling landscape behind it, one that will make your eyes roll and camera burn. The Bungle Bungle, or Purnululu National Park as it is officially dubbed, is a relatively recent discovery of 1983.
Daintree Rain Forest
Located in northern Queensland, approximately 110 kms north of Cairns (and don’t forget to stop at Port Douglas on your way, it’s stunning), the rainforest is a nature wonderland. It is Australia’s largest rainforest, about 30% of Australia’s reptile, marsupial and frog species, 65% of the country’s bat and butterfly species, and 20% of Australia’s native bird species can be found within the Daintree. And let’s not forget it’s also home to a prehistoric bird, the Cassowary!