As you probably already know, Australia represents one of the most interesting continents and countries in the world. Spending a holiday in Australia is a great way to get to know the country. Perhaps you”ll even check some fun activities off your bucket list.
Australia is one of those places where an ordinary event such as taking a stroll down the park can end up in a fistfight with a kangaroo, stepping on an endangered marsupial species, or ending up part of a vivacious festival. (If it’s the right time of the year and you’re at the right place.)
Indeed, whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a fan of festivals or a person looking for exciting trekking paths and beautiful beaches, the Land Down Under does not disappoint.
Right then, folks, without further ado – here’s the deal.
5 Ways to Spend Holidays in Australia
1) Animal spotting
Perhaps because it’s isolated from the rest of the Earth, Australia has some of its most interesting plant and animal specimens.
Many of these are also 100% endemic to this continent, so you can’t see these animals anywhere else. (Other than in captivity, of course.)
Australia’s best-known animals certainly includes koalas, kangaroos, platypuses and Tasmanian devils. The latter are even rarer than the others because they only live in the southern Australian island of Tasmania. (Hence their name.) Not to mention the vast marine wildlife including sharks, rare dolphins and schools of colorful fish.
If you’re a zoology enthusiast, visiting Australia for an animal-spotting trip can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.
2) Explore the culture
As you probably already know, the curious country of Australia represents a unique blend of Western and indigenous cultures.
If you are spending a holiday in Australia with culture in mind, you’ll enjoy many Aboriginal cultural sites and museums. You can learn about their traditional practices and turbulent interactions with white people. You’ll also find out about the current state of affairs and modern-day life.
Followers of modern art won’t be disappointed, either. Australia has been the hub of many art projects and cultural events; you’ll certainly be able to see many of its unique art and culture-related venues by visiting any larger Australian city.
3) Visit the beaches
If you’re in it for warm sun, beaches and cocktails in your hand, you’ll have a great time spending a holiday in Australia.
Since Australia is bordered exclusively by the south seas, you can rest assured that you will be able to find plenty of places for frolicking in the ocean water and having a grand ole time at any of its many beaches.
You can embark on a tour of beaches and see firsthand just how many breathtaking sites Australia has to offer. Many of its beaches are so beautiful and rare that they are protected by the World Heritage Foundation. The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia spring to mind as some of the most beautiful spots.
4) New Year in Sydney
Out of all venues worldwide where you can celebrate the New Year, we recommend you opt for Sydney as your go-to destination.
You see, other than its impressive opera house with its world-renowned white plates, Sydney is also home to one of the most vibrant party cultures on the planet. So if you decide to spend your New Year’s celebration in Sydney you definitely won’t be disappointed. Here’s another cheeky idea: if you’re going as a couple and are planning on getting married soon, why not do it in Sydney as a part of the celebration? You will be able to make all the arrangements easily. You can even get a classic car for hire in Sydney.
5) Canberra Christmas Market
Last but not least, for all of you shopaholics out there, you can visit the famous Canberra Christmas market and shop to your heart’s content.
Here you can find food, clothes, spare parts, specialty shops—you name it. Whatever it is that you want to buy, you can find it here and get it for a bargain price.
All things considered, if you fancy spending a holiday in Australia, there’s myriad ways to make your experience in the Land Down Under satisfying, enriching and, ultimately, unforgettable.