5 Top Reasons to Visit Australia

G’day mate! If you’ve ever wanted to visit Australia, now is the time.

Australia is one of the most remote countries in the world. Flights to get there are long. Because of this, you might find it ironic that this distant land is one the most popular places to visit for backpackers, outdoor enthusiasts, and chic travelers.

Here are the top five reasons to save up those vacation days and visit Australia.

1. The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is undeniably one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world. Visible from space, it is the largest coral reef ecosystem boasting over 2,900 separate reefs. It also has one of the best reputations for diversity of wildlife. It is home to over 1,500 species of fish and 134 different species of sharks. That’s not to mention the turtles. Swimmers, snorkelers, and divers flock here to have the opportunity to see all the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

2. Uluru

You might not think a giant rock covering eight kilometers of land would be breathtaking, but it is. Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is such a unique structure that the Anangu tribe, an Aboriginal people of Australia, have considered it a sacred site for 10,000 years or more. When visiting, be sure to take a tour from a member of the Anangu people and participate in a dot-painting experience to truly understand the power of Uluru.

3. The Beaches

It would be impossible to have a list of reasons to visit Australia without mentioning the beaches. With over 16,000 miles of coastline, there are plenty of spots from which to choose. The beauty of Australia’s beaches set them apart from the rest of the world. Picture an immaculate stretch of sand and crystal clear waters. That’s what Australia’s beaches offer.

4. Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most spectacular road trips. Spanning 248 miles, it takes travelers through the greater part of the surf coast. Towering cliffs plunge to wild beaches below. Make sure to stop the car long enough to see the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and take a short hike at Port Campbell Discovery Walk.

5. Kangaroo Island

Wildlife lovers will want to visit this island eight miles off the South Australian coast.

It is home to koalas, penguins, seals, and you guessed it, kangaroos. This peaceful island has few settlements and there is no public transportation, so plan to rent a car or go with a tour group.

If Australia sounds like the place for you, contact us so we can start planning your trip.