27 Jun Top 10 of the unmissable places in Australia (Part 1)
Land of the Kangaroos, located at the other side of the world, self-continent, Australia has many advantages in its vast territory. Between desert and beaches, we have selected places you should not miss when traveling to Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef, the giant aquarium
Known as the world’s largest reef, the Great Barrier Reef of Australia spreads over 2500 kilometers. The « world’s biggest aquarium » is home to about 1500 species as tropical fishes, turtles, whales, dolphins and hundreds of coral species. In other words, it’s your ideal playground is you love scuba diving. Fins, masks and snorkel in hand, this tour is primarly accessible from the cities of Cairns and Port-Douglas in the Queensland.
If you board in Cairns, you will go discover the Saxon reefs, Thetford, Hastings and Norman. In the program ; unusual meetings with giant clams (Beware of the eclipse), white sharks and rays. This amazing activity is accessible to all ages and to every physical conditions. You will be aboard a transparent boat or diving, for one day or a week, discover this living marvellisted as World Heritage.
Little bonus for adventurers ; make the big jump over the beautiful archipelago of Whitsundays. A unique experience in which you only have to enjoy the exceptional view. Expect to spend around 200€ (photos, videos and taxes excluded) for a parachute jump in tandem with an instructor who will steer your parachute.
The sails of Sydney’s Opera
Second capital of Australia, the city of Sydney is an unmissable if you’re visiting the East Coast of the country. Admire its iconic Opera’s sails from the historic district of Circular Quay. Closer to’Harbour Bridge, the Opera is notable for its original architecture, making it the emblem of the country. We also recommend you to have dinner at the Bistrot Mozart (around 29,90$ a plate with a glass of wine) before attending one of the many dance performance, music, circus or theater of this exceptional place.
Kimberley, the Australian no man’s land
Located in the Northwest of Australia, this vast region is empty and only few Aboriginal people are settled there. The thing you should absolutely do : a tour in the Australian savannah on a 4×4. Spectacular and 660 kilometers long, the Gibb River Road links Kununurra and Broome, the two biggest cities of the state. Expect a veritable a parade of baobab trees, waterfalls and breathtaking sceneries. Do not forget to bring your cameras !
The Red Centre, an inevitable stop in Australia
The Australia « Red Centre » reserves you breathtaking landscapes : The must-see Ayers Rock, Alice Springs, The Olgas or even Kings Canyon. Your trip in the heart of the Red Centre is a complete immersion within the Australian Outback ; canyons, valleys, gorges and cliffs, these arid landcapes can be easily visited by car in 2 or 3 days.
In Kings Canyon, a small hike of 2,6 kilometers along the river, offers an incredible view towards the limestone cliffs of the park. Ideal for families and easily accessible for all levels. Count around an hour walking.
The far Tasmania
Small, isolated, insular… Tasmania hides many beautiful surprises. A World Heritage of the UNESCO, it is a unique destination in Australia. From Hobart, the capital, naviguate between Cradle Mountains, land of the famous Devil of Tasmania, and the national park of Freycinet for its renown postcards beaches. Discover the island from the mountain to the forest going through preserved coastline. Visit Tasmania, this heart-shaped island, you can visit walking, by car, by kayak or canoe.
Traveing in Australia is the discovery of a veritable outdoor treasure with amazing sites to see. From Tasmania to the Northern Territory through the West Coast, put your belts on, you have miles to conquer.