18 Reasons Why Australia Is Travel Heaven

18 Reasons Why Australia Is Travel Heaven

Travel heaven is down under! With its varied landscapes, unique wildlife, and white-sand beaches, Australia is one of the most interesting continents around. From tropical islands to wildlife, and kangaroos, here are 18 reasons why Australia is travel heaven!


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1.) The Twelve Apostles in Victoria, Australia is one of the most spectacular stretches of coast anywhere on Earth. The best part is you can actually take your shoes off and go exploring! 12 Apostles is located on one of the world’s top road-trip routes, the legendary Great Ocean Drive.


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2.) Heavenly beaches – It is pretty hard to beat the sheer variety and quality of Australia’s beaches. You can visit white sand and palm-studded islands of Queensland or explore hidden coves and crystal-clear waters in Western Australia. Even the big city beaches are great!


3.) Two words: Kangaroo Island – Kangaroo Island is a Garden of Eden only a short plane or ferry ride from Adelaide, South Australia. Because the island’s lacks natural predators, it’s a sanctuary for Australian wildlife. Visitors can see everything from kangaroos and koalas to whales and dolphins, all in their natural habitat.

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4.) There are deserts… – The Australian Outback is one of the most unique and surreal places on Earth. Imagine a land of bright red earth littered with white sand dunes and canyons full of trickling waterfalls and aboriginal cave drawings. The Outback is the perfect destination to make that life-changing desert road-trip.

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5.) Tropical forests… – Queensland is home to ancient forests, green islands, and stunning parks like Daintree National Park, a vast stretch of ferny jungles, steamy hot springs, and tropical waterfalls.


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6.) Yep, you can even go skiing! –  Hard to believe? Head to Mt. Buller about three hours north of Melbourne, Victoria and you’ll find a scene more reminiscent of Switzerland than the South Pacific. If you’re looking to ski, snowboard, or mountain bike down under, Mt. Buller is the place to go.


7.) King’s Canyon – Australia has its own version of the Grand Canyon in the red deserts in the rugged Northern Territory. Take a walk along the rim of King’s Canyon and enjoy the epic views before arriving at the gold at the end of the rainbow: a refreshing, shady waterfall.


8.) Surf’s up! –  Australia has some of the finest surfing in the world. If you’re looking for massive waves, the coast of New South Wales is the place to be. Visit Lucky Bay in South Australia to see sea lions and crystal-clear water with your waves.


9.) A “Jumping Crocodile Cruise” is an actual thing – Visit to the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park (a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site), and take a Jumping Crocodile Cruise on the Adelaide River. Guides use fresh meat as bait to lure out the massive saltwater crocodiles (“salties”) so you can see them at their prehistoric best.


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10.) Where else are you going to go Shark Cage Diving? – The South Australia waters are one of the best places on earth to get (safely) up close and personal with the biggest beasts of the deep: Great White Sharks. You can experience these massive creatures thrashing around just outside your protective cage.


11.) Naracoorte Caves – The Naracoorte Caves National Park in South Australia is offers an amazing glimpse of the world millions of years ago. You can see the remains of incredible species like marsupial lions and Tasmanian tigers, explore dramatic caverns, or visit Blanche Cave to see the spectacle as thousands upon thousands of bats flying out at night.


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12.) Public pools look like … – The Bondi Icebergs in Bondi Beach, New South Wales are probably the coolest public pools on Earth. If you want get the full Bondi Beach experience, try making the scenic ocean-side walk from Bondi to nearby Coogee.



13.) Sydney Harbor – Stunning is the only way to describe it. The view of the Sydney Harbor Bridge at the Opera House will have you snapping photos like crazy, but head to Circular Quay for a slightly different perspective before checking out the historic Rocks district for a pub crawl.

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14.) The wine! – Australia has been producing tasty wines for over a century and the best place to drink up the tradition is in the Clare Valley in South Australia. Follow the Reisling Trail and explore the valley’s verdant vineyards, sample a crisp Australian white at historic stone estate, and tuck into some traditional fare at one of the many inviting restaurants!



15.) Whitehaven Beach is paradise – You can’t visit Australia without spending a few days on the tropical Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Queensland. The jewel of the Whitsundays is definitely Whitehaven Beach, a long stretch of palm trees, clear blue water, and some of the softest, whitest, and cleanest sand on the planet.


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16.) Uluru – Those who’ve made the pilgrimage all tell the same tale: there’s just something indescribable about visiting Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock. The massive sandstone monolith shifts colors throughout the day from bright red to soft pink, and after spending a few hours exploring you’ll understand why it’s considered sacred by Aboriginal peoples.


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17.) You can take a road-trip on the beach – Fraser Island is a slice of paradise that is roughly 120 miles north of Brisbane, Queensland. It’s full of stunning beaches, freshwater lakes, wildlife, and some of Australia’s last wild dingoes. Try renting a 4×4, tent and take a drive along the famous sand highway; make sure to stop along the way to have a swim or barbecue.



18.)The best part? It’s full of Australians! – What can we say? Australians are some of the friendliest and most down-to-earth folk around. Combine that with the sheer hang-out-ability of Australia’s cities, beaches, national parks, and you’ve got a recipe for unforgettable travel memories.


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