Australia is a gorgeous place and it’s about 75% of the size of the United States with only 10% of our population situated mostly along the coast. I hope you enjoy these reasons to visit half as much as we enjoyed this beautiful continent!
The Great Barrier Reef: The largest reef system in the world dates back 500 million years and there are 3000 reefs covering 2000 islands over 1250 miles long. Swimming with sharks and fish rank in my top 3 trips all-time (African Safari & Angkor Wat)!
Blue Mountains National Park: Called the “Grand Canyon of Australia” the mountains get their name from the release of oil from the eucalyptus trees which causes a blue haze. Amazing rock formations, hiking and visit “Scenic World” to ride the world’s steepest railway down to the rainforest boardwalk!
The Animals: See some of the most exotic animals in the world ranging from Kangaroo’s to Koala bears to Penguins at Phillip Island and the Melbourne Sea Life aquarium. About 1 million animals have died in the fires, they’ll be very happy and appreciative to see you!
The Beaches: Australia is blessed with the most miles of coastline in the world and there are great beach options like Bondi beach that are close to the cities and easy to reach. Watersports are available for families and extreme sports folks alike!
The People: You won’t find friendlier and happier people anywhere around the globe. Fun with a great sense of humor the people are a treasure and will appreciate your visit! Melbourne has been voted the world’s most livable city several times.
The Architecture: Sydney possesses a great diversity of architectural styles from Modern Expressionism like the Sydney Opera House to Colonial Georgian structures to elaborate Victorian buildings like Sydney town hall.
Yarra Valley Wineries: This beautiful valley is home to some of Australia’s best cool-climate wineries. They’re known for sparkling wines, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs.
Reasonably priced: With the proper research, coach flights are available for under $1000 and hotels are reasonably priced outside of Sydney. We recommend Parramatta, a Sydney suburb and easy 25 minute Ferry Ride from center city Sydney, enjoy!