Are drop bears real?
Mammoth sized man-eating teddy bears of the down under, drop bears are said to prey on foreigners. Luckily, the creature is simply an Australian folktale made up to scare away tourists.
However, even if drop bears were real, they couldn’t keep true travel enthusiasts away from Australia. Home to stunning landscapes, wineries, and some of the best dining experiences, Australia is a must-see for every global traveler.
To help you plan the perfect trip to Australia, we’ve created a list of the top 4 places to see. Go ahead and take a peek and discover what Australian destination is right for you!
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1. Explore Paradise in Cairns
Start your trip to Australia off with a visit to Cairns. It’s the perfect spot to visit if you want to do a mix of things both in and out of town.
For starters, you can plan guided excursions to the explore Great Barrier Reef. Once there you’ll be able to watch a variety of marine life, like fish, sharks, stingrays, and turtles.
Another resident of the Great Barrier Reef is the dugong, a special species of sea cow. Resembling a manatee, dugongs are lovable sea creatures that can live up to 70 years!
After a day of outdoor adventures, you can head into town. In town, you’ll always be able to find something to do, whether you want to enjoy a meal at a cozy cafe, or shop in the busy marketplaces.
Finally, no trip to Cairns is complete without a day of island hopping. By taking a highspeed ferry, you can go off the grid and visit Hinchinbrook Island. Hinchinbrook Island is a large national park and it’s full of picturesque mangrove forests, and exclusive hangout spots.
2. Take a Trip to Sydney Australia
There are so many different things to do in Sydney Australia, you’ll have to budget your time wisely. However, even with the best time management, it’s likely you’ll be planning a followup adventure soon after you’re the first trip. Why?
Sydney is hands-down one of the best places to visit in Australia because of the wide variety of activities it offers. Kick-off your trip with a visit to Syndey Harbour. While you’re there, enjoy watching a drama unfold at the Syndey Opera House.
As you’re leaving the opera house, plan on swinging by the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge is open to the public if you want to take a walk on it. For the adventurous spirits out there, you can even plan a guided tour to climb the southern half of the bridge!
Next, delight your tastebuds as you visit the sizzling food scene. The fine dining establishments are pricey. However, you’ll be able to try innovative cuisines like the Asian Australian choices the modern Cantonese restaurants offer.
3. Things to Do in Perth
The first thing you should do when you visit Perth is to stop by one of the many beaches. We’re particularly fond of Cottesloe Beach. At Cottesloe, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of activities like surfing, snorkeling, and of course swimming.
If you’re traveling with your dog, you’ll be happy to know dogs are welcome on the south side of the beach. If you want to beat the heat, you could also swing by Swanbourne Beach where clothing is optional.
Moving on, you’ll want to plan a day trip to see Fremantle, a port city. About a half-hour outside of Perth Fremantle offers visitors a bustling city scene during both day and night. You’ll be able to visit microbreweries, art venues, listen to live music, and of course, try some of the best food Australia has to offer.
When you’re done exploring Fremantle, reserve another day for visiting Rottnest Island. You can camp at Rottnest island if you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, or you can spend the day biking the trails.
Keep your eyes open for the quokkas, an adorable small marsupial that lives on Rottnest Island. If you plan your visit right, you can also watch humpback whales! There’s an annual migration of humpback whales between September and December.
4. Swan Valley Is a Wine Region
North of Perth, you’ll find Swan Valley, one of Australia’s best wine regions. The valley is also famous for it’s leisurely walking trails, and the gorgeous sights they have to offer. We suggest you try walking the Bells Rapid Walk Trail.
The trail takes you along the Swan River with large boulders and gushing waters. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the grey kangaroo on your walk! Another great spot for seeing kangaroos or wallabies is Whiteman Park in Swan Valley.
Whiteman Park is very big and it even has family-friendly trails that are short and easy to navigate. After a day of walking stunning trails, you’re sure to build up an appetite.
Luckily, Swan Valley is home to gourmet artisan goods, top-notch eateries, and chocolatiers! For a real treat, try taking a guided tour with the Margaret River Chocolate Company.
Next, you can quench your thirst with one of the fortified wines the region has to offerr. Fortified wines use grapes that stay in the sun an extra long time. Next, winemakers add in a little bit of brandy. The combination of overripe grapes and brandy make the wine fortified and delicious.
Last but not least, don’t leave Swan Valley without a thorough day of pampering. Unwind and treat yourself to one of Swan Valleys’ health and beauty spas.
There are also wellness retreats that offer multiple days of boutique accommodations. Whether you want to get a facial, walkthrough secret gardens, or sit in a float tank, Swan Valley has spa treatments for everyone.
Start Planning Your Trip to Australia
What destinations are you going to include in your trip to Australia? Are you ready to explore the tropical paradise Cairns has to offer? Or are you ready to see everything Sydney has to enjoy?
Once you know the location you’d like to visit, don’t hesitate to start making plans. Before you know it, your dream vacation to Australia can become a reality. For more ways to make your dreams come true, check out the rest of this site.