What Not to Miss for the Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip to Australia
Ever since I moved to Australia and started blogging about my life and experiences in the land down under, I’ve gotten quite a few questions from people who are planning their once-in-a-lifetime adventure to this great country.
Often times, the questions involve, “Where should I go, I only have three weeks?”
This is the point where I tell them to be realistic. If a foreigner visiting the USA does nothing but spend two weeks in New York City, we wouldn't think that’s weird or a waste of time. There's simply too much to do in NYC!
The same goes for Australia. You could easily spend two weeks in Sydney or Melbourne, exploring the beaches, walking around the various suburbs and eating out at nice places every night of the week without getting bored.
But, if you think this might be the only time in your life you'll get to visit Australia, I suggest picking a few key places, and here are my suggestions:
Either Sydney or Melbourne: Gasp! There's that whole debate of Sydney versus Melbourne, but they are both unique in their own ways and worthy of a visit. For those that want to do both, I suggest monitoring the prices of domestic flights because sometimes you can get there for a steal of a deal – plus it's a lot faster than driving. If you're completely strapped for time, however, you might have to choose one or the other and spend the rest of the time getting the feel for non-city Australia.
The Outback at Uluru: Visiting the Outback is a must, and making it to Uluru, the spiritual heart of the Aboriginal world, is my pick for you. Of course, you can choose to head further north to Darwin and over to Kakadu for your Outback adventure. But the iconic sight of Uluru and the red dirt combined with camping under the stars and a hike at King's Canyon is pretty much unforgettable.
Tropical North Queensland: And last, a trip to tropical north Queensland with its pristine beaches and lush rainforest should be in the cards. There's so much to do and see in this area, including croc spotting, Aboriginal jungle tours, and hot air ballooning, that you'll never be bored. Also, no trip to Australia is complete without seeing the Great Barrier Reef, just off the coast of the region around Cairns. You can swim by day and fall asleep at night to the sounds of the rainforest, which is just magical.
Have you been to Australia and have alternative suggestions? Leave them in the comments below!
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