As the sun scorches and temperature rises, it gives you a fair reason to start planning for vacations in some exotic locales. Be it within a few miles away from your home or an entirely new destination; this summer explore new places and add more to your experiences. For that matter, this year’s pick is Australia. This exotic space has everything you desire for your vacation; from calm beaches to breathtaking locations. I have added the ten best places to visit in Australia, I am sure it will definitely help you out in deciding your vacation destination.
Best Places in Australia
1. The Daintree Rainforest:
The first place that comes to mind when hearing about the rainforest in the Southeast Asia, where tropical rainforests are world famous. But not anymore! Australia’s Daintree Rainforest is a must visit the place and can rightly be called the jewel of Australia, given its beauty and significance, as it is called the world’s oldest living rainforest. The most interesting and adventurous experience here is to swim in water holes, especially the Cassowary falls for sure they are safe!
2. The Beautiful Noosa:
If your plan is to spend a few days on a beach, keep Noosa on top of your vacation list. Noosa is famous for breathtakingly calm beaches, national parks, and clean rivers and lakes. All the year round, this place remains open for the tourists and offers holiday environment and great weather. Noosa National Park is one of the best places in Australia which you should not miss at any cost; it gives you a great opportunity to witness turtles, whales and dolphins.
Moreover, Noosa’s Majestic Theatre in Pomona is home to the world’s oldest silent movie theatre. So, you will have a fair chance to visit the theatre and enjoy silent movies- one of a lifetime’s experience.
3. Coffs Harbor:
If you are living in Sydney or Brisbane, a perfect getaway spot for you and your family is the Coffs Harbor. Especially, if you are looking for an exciting road trip, no destination can be as perfect as this place. This harbor is rightly famous for its beaches, Big Banana monument, and amusement parks, which gives a fun-filled trip not only for the kids but for adults too. In the waters off the harbor, you will find Solitary Islands Marine Park which is home to wildlife, coral reefs, seasonal lions, dolphins and seasonal whales-one of the best places to visit in Australia.
4. Eyre Peninsula:
Given its beautiful coastline, this places bears few of the best beaches in Australia. If you have never experienced cage-diving, be ready for a lifetime experience. Cage-diving with white sharks and sea lions is a great experience to add adventure and memory to your vacations. The most striking feature of Eyre Peninsula is its friendly and welcoming people as well as tasty and fresh seafood. People here will make you feel like home in the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. This place is considered to be one of the best places in Australia for summer vacations.
5. Mount Hotham:
A great mountain in the Victorian Alps, this place is most suitable for family skiing during the winters. Mount Hotham resort is perfect for families looking for a skiing experience. The biggest plus of this ski resort is that it is equally suitable for children. If you are traveling from Melbourne with your family, I recommend visiting this place for a touch of winter adventure. Your kids for sure will love it! Family activities here are not confined to a certain season, and the whole year offers family-friendly atmosphere and activities. The Easter is even made more special for families and this time of the year is worth visiting Mount Hotham.
6. Cape York Peninsula:
For those who love to explore the history and different cultures, the Cape York Peninsula is the best place in Australia. Located in Far North Queensland, this place is home to almost 17 communities and is rich in history and culture. Moreover, it is called the ‘largest unspoiled wilderness’ in Australia. Apart from the rich culture and history, there are swimming holes, fishing beaches, places for hiking, rainforests, and rockart- pretty good reasons to visit during your vacation.
If you are lucky enough to visit this place from June to July, you will experience the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival, happens every two years. This festival is considered a big festival where 500 performers with 20 to 24 dance groups entertain 5000 spectators. This festival is featured with diverse languages, songs and customs.
7. Kangaroo Island:
Featured with native wildlife, unending adventure, and exploration, Kangaroo Island is located off the mainland of South Australia. Here you will spot wildlife like sea lions, koalas, and unique bird species. You can easily reach this island by taking a short flight from Adelaide. If you are fond of witnessing penguins, here at Flinders National Park, there are huge penguin colonies residing in breathtakingly sculpted coastal rock formations.
8. Clare Valley:
At about 100km North of Adelaide comes the Clare Valley. This place is the most picturesque beauty of compact wine areas in whole Australia. Filled with beautiful wineries, this area is more divided in plateau than the valley. For a quiet and serene trip, this place is a go-to spot for holidays. Not only wineries but this place also offers with fine restaurants like Seed Winehouse or terroir Auburn.
9. The Laid Back Canberra:
The capital city of Australia, Canberra offers a unique kind of attractions than other spots. This place is quiet, calm and laid back; the right city-break for a unique experience. This place is filled with culture and historical places. The Parliament House, Questacon, War Memorial and National Gallery, are the main attractions for the vacationers. This favorite spot of foodies offers delicious food at the Old Bus Depot. For the winter’s activities, the ski resorts are worth experiencing.
10. Kakadu National Park:
If you are still looking for the best place to visit in Australia, go for Kakadu National Park. This place can justifiably be called heaven of Australia given its stunning landscapes, mesmerizing billabongs covered in water lilies, rolling hills, and clean white waterfalls. The people here are warm-hearted and claim this place to be a historical one, as this place is more than fifty thousand years old! The ancient art here is the evidence of this age. If you want to experience the true monsoon park, visit this park during monsoon when there are birds, orchids, wildlife like Barrk and colorful grasshopers combine and give you an immense experience.
Now that you have a plenty of ideas for your summer trip, just make your decision and book your reservations. For more tips and exciting ideas on for your vacations, stay tuned with me.