When it comes to creating your bucket list, you could easily find hundreds of things to do in Australia alone. From swimming in uncharted waters and backpacking through to the jungle to snorkelling through the Great Barrier Reef and whale-watching; there are a spectacular array of things to do, see and explore Down Under.
To see the best of what the country has to offer, take a look at the top 5 things to do in Australia before you die…
1. Swim with whale sharks
Truly the travel experience of a lifetime, swimming with whale sharks will give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with these stunning creatures. The best time to snorkel is from mid-May to mid-July, as this is when whale sharks congregate at Ningaloo Marine Park. With interaction rates of up to 97%, the vast majority of people who snorkel here are lucky enough to interact with these gentle giants.
2. Explore the Bungle Bungle Range
Situated in the Purnululu National Park, the Bungle Bungle range is home to unique native animals and over 130 species of birds. Formed from hidden gorges and narrow chasms, you can explore the range on foot, if you’re brave enough. Alternatively, book a 4WD exploration or an unforgettable helicopter ride and see the Range at its finest.
3. Visit Fraser Island
Situated close to Hervey Bay, you can tie in a trip to picturesque Fraser Island with whale watching. From July to November, the waters off Hervey Bay at the ideal place to go whale watching. Book a trip on a glass-bottomed boat or tour stunning Fraser Island with FraserFree to see everything this beautiful location has to offer. From Champagne Pools, kayaking the clear blue waters and The Pinnacle Coloured Sands to Lake McKenzie and 75 Mile Beach, you’ll experience a lifetime’s worth of adventures on Fraser Island.
4. Climb Snowy Mountains
When you think of Australia, you’re probably picturing white sandy beaches, cool waters and warm sunshine. While you’ll find plenty of this on Australia’s shores, you’ll also discover, snow-capped mountains, skiing and alpine adventures. Located in New South Wales, you’ll find The Snowies in Kosciuszko National Park. Home to the highest mountain in mainland Australia, Mount Kosciuszko, you can test your endurance as climb the peaks, camp in the wilderness and explore Australia as you’ve never seen it before.
5. See Ayers Rock
Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is as majestic in real life as you might imagine. Situated in the Northern Territory, you can explore the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta before you set your sights on Uluru. While Ayers Rock is closed to tourists who want to climb, this stunning natural masterpiece is still well worth a visit.
Make the most of Australia
Any trip to Australia features an exquisite combination of natural beauty and man-made attractions. Whether you’re visiting Sydney Opera House or paddleboarding along Wathumba Creek, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience and make memories which will last a lifetime. Have fun!