Thursday, February 7

Top 5 Things to do in Australia

Australia is one of the most popular countries in the entire world when it comes to tourism.  Its vast, changing landscape, beautiful sights, and modern cities are among the factors that combine to make it such a holiday hotspot.

It is easy when heading to the country to get lost in the sheer size of the place, and many a tourist has headed to Australia and missed much of what they wanted to see after taking too long coming to terms with its epic scale.

What you need then, when heading Down Under, is a plan of action. We looked at the top five things to do when you head to Australia.

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef could be gone in a matter of years, as pollution and over-tourism takes its toll. While it may seem hypocritical to suggest going there under the circumstances, ensure that you choose a tour operator that is respectful of the area and the natural beauty that encompasses it. The Reef is home to thousands of species of plants and animals that are unique to the area, and is an experience not to be missed.

Surfing at Bondi Beach


At the opposite end of the east coast, Sydney stands as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The ‘must do’ experience here is definitely surfing lessons on Bondi Beach, although you might need to book ahead given the popularity of this with both locals and with tourists.

Travel the Outback

The Australian Outback is some of the harshest and most remote terrain on Earth, but serves as a great experience whether you just drive the long, open roads, or head into the centre of the country to visit Alice Springs and Uluru.

Aboriginal guides are widely available to help you get around, and will also give you a history lesson about each area as an added bonus.

Visit the Australian Alps

Not many people know that the Australian Alps even exist, let alone that these peaks get the same level of snowfall each year as the whole of Switzerland.

Whether you want to go skiing, drive through valleys, or just satisfy yourself that they actually exist, the Australian Alps are a sight to behold.

Barossa Valley

Australia is one of the most prolific wine producing nations on Earth, and one of its most famous regions is the Barossa Valley in the south of the country. Heading here is a must for wine lovers, but is worthwhile for those who also enjoy fresh country air, lush countryside, and beautiful architecture.

Ensure at least one of these activities is on your list when you head to Australia. Each offers a memorable experience, and one that you would regret missing out on.

This article is written by Transfercar, a car hire Australia service, providing travellers free transport for major cities in Australia.