Forget about just lounging on the beach and embark on an adventure. Australia has plenty to offer for tour destinations and here we list down five.
5 Places to Tour When in Australia
The Land Down Under is a breathtaking country that attracts a huge number of travellers and exchange students every year. However, many of these people tend to spend most of their time simply lounging on the beach. A few hours might be dedicated to hiking on nearby mountain trails but that may very well be the extent of their adventure.
Loch Ard Gorge in Port Campbell National Park
Do you want to get the most out of your trip? Or are you looking for something new to try over the weekend while classes are out? Travel agencies and insiders suggest the following tours:
Day Tripping in the Blue Mountains
When you have a full day to explore, how about you pay a visit to a UNESCO World Heritage-listed region? See the full splendour of the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains at landmarks such as the Katoomba Scenic World, Megalong Valley, Three Sisters, Cliff Drive and Leura. Drop by the Featherdale Wildlife Park on the way back to meet native wildlife then maybe take a Parramatta River boat cruise to re-enter the city.
Diving and Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef
Here’s yet another option to see a UNESCO World Heritage Site up close and personal. It doesn’t matter if you’re a water sports enthusiast or a novice as you are sure to have the time of your life seeing tropical fishes and other underwater creatures in the clear waters. Take your adventure to a whole new level by signing up for an introductory or certified scuba diving course. A helicopter flight over the reef is also possible if you have the money to spare.
Cruising Along the Great Ocean Road
Those who are bored of their student rooms but don’t want to do anything too active can embark on a half-day tour to one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Australia. See what the seaside town of Port Campbell has to offer and check out the Twelve Apostles in the area. Next, learn the fascinating history of Loch Ard Gorge involving a shipwreck in the 19th century. Of course, there are also plenty of other photo opportunities on the drive to fill your social media accounts with.
Exploring the City of Sydney
If you want a more urban environment for your adventure, spend a day checking out the famous harbour-side city. There are so many iconic highlights to choose from, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, the Gap, Milson’s Point, Parliament House, Sydney Opera House, Hyde Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Should you wish, you can even have lunch on a cruise ship on the harbour so you can see the sights while filling your tummy.
Tasting the Wines at Yarra Valley
Spoil yourself with a tour to popular wineries such as Yering Farm, Rochford Winery, Balgownie Estate, and Domaine Chandon. Take a sip or two of their high-quality red, white, rosé, and more with your lunch. Additionally, you’ll get to learn about the winemaking process while you’re at it. Don’t forget to stop by and take lots of pictures of the Dandenong Ranges while you’re in the area.
Want a customised itinerary that can include all of the above? Critics Choice Vacations can arrange it for you. Our tour packages are sure to meet your every need while staying within your budget. We even include ground transportation, lodging, and airfare in their planning. Simply get in touch with any of our representatives today and you’ll be a step closer to your dream Australia adventure.