After a 2-year lockdown from COVID travel restrictions, Australia is finally open for tourism again! This has created a flood of inquiries for this amazing country that is also a continent. While here might be the temptation to cram all that you can into one trip, visiting the “Land Down Under” and experiencing all that it has to offer is hardly possible in one trip. Overdoing the itinerary for your visit to this island nation is not advisable. Before you stack your list of “things to do” up too high, we’d like to provide some further insight on the highlights of Australia. That way, as you and your travel advisor (hopefully me!) discuss your itinerary, you can fill it full of exploration without feeling pressed for time and causing more unnecessary stress.
Sydney is one of Australia’s largest and most beloved cities. It is a beautiful place to begin your first 4 to 5 days on the island, especially traveling between June and August. There’s so much to explore with lots of natural beauty and invigorating city life. Some places you should visit include the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, Circular Quay and the Harbour, Royal Botanical Gardens, and, last but not least, the beaches.
It’s easy to feel captivated by the beauty of Melbourne, so we suggest spending at least 4 to 5 days here, too. Although it’s nowhere near as busy as Sydney, Melbourne has a bustling scene of its own. In the city, you can dine at one of many delightful restaurants or shop at any unique boutiques. However, the best way to get acquainted with the area is touring the entire city. Be sure to visit Federation Square, Flinders Street Train Station, the Yarra River, Chinatown, Bourke Street Pedestrian Mall, and the ever-so-popular Queen Victoria Market. You could get lost forever in all of its wonders.
Travel along Great Ocean Road for some of the most impressive sites in Australia. This coastal road stretches for 151 miles and makes the perfect 2-day trip. Take your time to soak in the views, and be sure to stop at the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, all of the beaches and forests situated alongside the road.
At Ayers Rock, you can experience some of the most magical moments, including sunrise, sunset, and stargazing. Take 2 or 3 days to visit Ayers Rock if you can squeeze it into your itinerary. Unless you fly, it will take a few days to get to the famously massive sandstone, but it’s well worth it.
One of Australia’s most quintessential tourist attractions is the Great Barrier Reef. Since the reef stretches from below the Tropic of Capricorn way up to the northern tip of Queensland, there is plenty of opportunity for scuba diving and snorkeling. Plan to spend 3 to 4 days here, visiting Cairns, The Whitsunday Islands, Lady Elliot Island, and Cape Tribulation.
To come up with an itinerary that matches your budget and interests for a trip to Australia, send us an email, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We would love to discuss all of the possibilities and incredible things to explore this gorgeous Oceania island.
If Australia is on your bucket list, contact one of our Aussie Specialists at Premiere Luxury Travel to plan the trip of a lifetime! With North America’s Winter being Australia’s Summer, there’s no better time to get started!
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