How to Travel in Australia in Only 2-weeks’ Vacation Time
Australia is the 6th biggest country in the world, and is the same size as mainland USA minus Alaska. Australia’s coastline stretches almost 50,000 kilometers and is linked by over 10,000 beaches. How to travel Australia in a short amount of time, and where to visit in Australia?
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Focus on one region or type of vacation.
Having to pack and unpack, deal with many airports, bus terminals, or lots of long road trips in Australia can lead to burning out and waste precious time. Slow down and take more in. That way you’ll get a better feel for the best things to do.
Places to visit in Australia
Make sure you prioritize the things you want to see and the type of travel most suited to you.
Important questions you need to ask yourself are do you prefer:
- Cities or country areas
- Coastal or the outback
- Adventure travel or food and wine
- Relaxation or the party scene
- Historical sites or sporting events
You can pretty much do and see it all in Australia.
With vibrant cities, quaint country towns, world-class wine regions, ancient rainforests, mountains to hike, amazing reefs to dive, stunning beaches for swimming, deserts to explore, and unique wildlife, there is something for everyone.
If you are after a city style vacation, Australia has modern, vibrant, and diverse cities unique from each other filled with culture and natural beauty.
The East Coast is home to major cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as well as the smaller cities of the Gold Coast and Cairns.
Food and Wine in Australia
If you want a food and wine vacation, Australia has it all. Visit world-class wine regions such as the Barossa Valley in South Australia, the Hunter Valley and Margaret River in Western Australia. Try amazing seafood, or experience many the farmers markets with organic fruit and vegetables, cheeses and chocolates.
Australia is the island nation, with a stunning coastline of white sandy beaches and abundant water activities, Australia is the beach destination. Swim, sail, surf, kayak, dive, and more:
- Taking in the sunset riding a camel along Cable Beach at Broome, Western Australia
- Learning to surf on the Gold Coast or Byron Bay
- Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
- Swim with dolphins
- Whale watch
- 4wd on Fraser Island
- Eat fish and chips at Bondi Beach
An outback vacation is a vacation to Australia’s Red Centre and heartland. If you want to experience the real vastness and dramatic landscapes of Australia, visit the Top End of the Northern Territory.
Experience life under the stars, go horse riding, camping, and sing songs around the campfire. You can marvel at waterholes, rivers, gorges and creeks that make their way through the massive outback deserts.
Spend time with the world’s most ancient living culture. Aboriginal Australians are said to have been on the Island for at least 50,000 years. View ancient rock engravings and paintings, Witness ceremonies, dance and song dating back thousands of years, Visit important spiritual centers with local guides who will tell you stories about the Dreamtime and more.
Wildlife and Nature
From tropical rainforests to red-stone deserts, the wildlife is diverse. Get up close and personal with Kangaroos in the wild; see Koalas on the Great Ocean Road, or spot whales, turtles, seals, and saltwater crocodiles. Trek through the mountains or walk on a canopy of trees in an ancient forest, or go four-wheel-driving on the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island.
Adventure travel in Australia
If you’d like a bit of an adventure on your vacation, there’s white water rafting trips, camel and surfing safaris, crocodile spotting, diving, bicycle tours, horseback adventures, kayaking expeditions, and week-long coastal walks.
Where Are You Flying in From?
You want to be smart with your flights by choosing the closest destinations to your origin to save time. Give yourself time to absorb your experiences and create life long memories, not memories of planes and packing.
Ready to plan your dream vacation?