Rottnest Island is located 18 km (11 miles) off the coast of Perth! This magical island is home to the happiest animals in the world called a Quokka! The selfies you can take with these adorable animals are out of this world and nowhere else like it. You can take a day trip to the island or spend a couple of days! The best way to get around the island is to rent a bike and hop from beach to beach while keeping an eye out for a group of Quokkas! There is also a bus service with a set route to amazing spots around the island. If you are a diver, beach lover, or animal lover then this is a must stop when visiting Western Australia!
Uluru, also known as, Ayers Rock, is one of the many nature wonders Australia has to offer and is considered a UNESCO World Heritage site as of 1987. It is estimated to have formed under the ocean over 600 million years ago and stands a whopping 348 meters (1,142 feet) tall. The easiest way to explore the area is to fly into Alice Springs. Please keep in mind that Uluru is considered to be a sacred site by the native Aborigines, and disrespectful to climb on the rocks. It has been rated one of Australia’s top spots to watch the sunset. This is because the rock takes over an amazing red color thanks to the minerals in the rocks and the reflection of the sun!
For more information about traveling to Uluru visit: https://northernterritory.com/uluru-and-surrounds
This amazing beach side town has hippy vibes, and beautiful beaches! It is also one of Australia’s most iconic destinations that attracts millions of visitors each year. Go surfing, sea kayaking, dolphin spotting, beach chilling, boutique shopping, or exploring the iconic lighthouse! There is so many activities for all types of people. Byron Bay has a lot of mixed culture and nature in one area making it the ultimate destination to visit. We recommend adding this destination to your Australia bucket list ASAP!
The Gold Coast is like the Las Vegas of Australia! There are towering skyscrapers lining the beautiful while sand beaches of Surfers Paradise. The nightlife is high-end and guaranteed to provide you with a good time! The Gold Coast is near many family friendly activities including The Australia Zoo and many theme parks making it a place of fun for all! Come soak in the sun, surf, party it up all night in the clubs, and go cuddle with Koalas at the Australia Zoo! The Gold Coast is the perfect mixture between city life and nature!
The perfect getaway for 4-5 nights! Frasier Island is located off the coast of Queensland. It is only a short ferry ride away to the largest sand island in the world! A 4x4 is needed to get around the island, or you can arrange to be driven by bus! There is also a lot of accommodation options on the 166,000-hector island! You can find the famous Dingos roaming the island and if you go during the right season you can see whales breaching from the shore! The island is so diverse which is why it is listed as a World Heritage site. Make sure to check out Lake McKenzie, Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek, and Lake Wabby. Those are some of the top destinations Frasier Island has to offer! For more information or to plan your trip visit: https://www.australia.com/en/places/brisbane-and-surrounds/guide-to-fraser-island.html
Great Ocean Road
This is one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives and for very good reason. The road stretches 243 km (151 miles) from the towns of Torquay to Allansford. Some must see stops during the drive are The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, The Grotto, Gibson Steps, Appollo Bay, and Bells Beach! You understand that you can’t drive the Great Ocean Road in one day! We recommend 3-4 days to explore the beach towns so you don’t feel rushed! You can rent a car from Melbourne or rent a caravan or camper and plan the drive yourself, or you can arrange for a group tour where everything is booked for you! This is a drive you will never forget and do not want to miss! Plan your visit here: https://www.visitvictoria.com/regions/great-ocean-road
The Blue Mountains is located about two hours west of Sydney. The area is known for the amazing walking tracks, native bushlands, botanical garden, underground caves, and unique rock formations. The views here are out of this world as there are deep valleys that took millions of years to form. You can even take a glass-topped carriage at Scenic World, that offers epic views of the Jamison Valley. They also offer the Scenic Skyline that journeys over the canyon giving you views of the Three Sisters and beyond. This is a great place to explore for nature fanatics.
Calling all wine lovers! Margaret River is the ultimate place for you! Known for their luxury vineyards and beautiful beaches this is a great escape in Western Australia. It is only a three-hour drive south of Perth and offers tons of activities! From wine drinking to surfing, caving, diving, and much more! Add this to your Western Australia must see places today!
One of the most hipster places in Australia is Melbourne! From crazy EDM clubs, to delicious food, this city does not disappoint! Make sure you head south of the city to the Mornington Peninsula to experience some of the best beaches you can find in the area. Some of the must-see areas of Melbourne are Hosier Lane, ACDC Lane, Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, the MCG, Luna Park, and Chapel Street. If you are into partying until the sun comes up make sure to check out Ms Collins, Revolver Upstairs, TFU, and Brown Alley. There is a lot of hidden speakeasy bars and underground clubs, so make sure to keep a close eye out. You never know what is down one of the random alleys…