Australia, things to do as a tourist

Australia, things to do as a tourist

Australia is an amazing place that attracts visitors with its unique nature, interesting history, and a variety of activities and entertainment.

In this material, we have prepared a selection of 4 leisure options that you can realise regardless of a purpose of your upcoming trip.

Great Barrier Reef (Queensland) 

The Great Barrier Reef is a separate small universe with a length of 2,300 km. Its ecosystem includes a huge number of reefs and islands, including a variety of marine creatures live: colorful fish, shellfish, starfish, turtles, dolphins and sharks. Everyone can plunge into the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy its "inner world" with their own eyes (by the way, this type of activity is called "snorkeling").

In addition, guests of Australia can walk along local trails (13 km long) or climb Mount Koupalu, which is located in the center of the island and gives tourists wonderful views from the top.

Notice: any type of activity carries a risk of injury. We recommend you to consult about the insurance options to feel as safe as possible during your trip.

Sydney Opera House (Sydney, New South Wales)

Creating and developing project for the construction of this Theater, an architect Jorn Uzton in 1956 was primarily guided by the desire to give visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the very world of dreams and fantasies in which musicians and actors live. 

Today it is hard to find those who have not heard anything about a building with a sail-shaped roof. However, the roof is not the only thing that makes the Opera House beautiful.

It hosts a variety of cultural events, including opera, ballet, concerts, theatrical productions and musical performances by local and international performers and festivals. Various festivals are also held here. At least 1,800 events take place within its walls annually, and the capacity of the building is approximately 5,700 people.

However, even if it is not possible to get to any performance, anyone can sign up for a sightseeing tour of the theater and learn all the details of its history from the mouth of the guide.

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island is a large island in South Australia, It is the third largest in Australia after Tasmania and Melbourne. It is famous for its amazing nature, clean beaches, amazing cliffs, and many wild animals, including kangaroos, from which its name comes.

There are unique species of plants and animals that are endemic and not found anywhere else on the planet. The island is also famous for its nature reserves, which are home to many endangered species, including koalas, aloe, and various species of birds.

In addition to the flora and fauna, there are many interesting places to visit on the island. For example, the famous "12 Apostles" – a group of steep boulders located off the coast, many parks for hiking and tracks for cyclists.

Alice Springs, South Australia

The city of Alice Springs, located in the center of Australia, in the heart of the Red Desert, is the largest settlement in the north of South Australia. This unique city is surrounded by picturesque red cliffs, arid plains and endless expanses. Alice Springs is known as an important cultural and tourist center of the region, attracting travelers from all over the world.

One of the most popular places to visit near Alice Springs is Uluru-Kata-Tjuta Park, which includes two famous geological formations - Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock) and Kata-Tjuta (Fiery Mountains). Uluru is a monolith, a symbol of Australia, surrounded by legends and sacred to the aborigines. Kata-Tjuta, in turn, is a group of beautiful stone formations.

Visiting Uluru-Kata-Tjuta Park is an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in the ancient culture and history of the Australian aborigines, enjoy the majestic landscapes of the desert and see spectacular sunsets over Uluru. There are also ideal conditions for hiking, photography and a unique experience of communicating with nature.

When planning a trip to Alice Springs and Uluru-Kata-Tjuta Park, it is recommended to take enough time to explore the local culture, history and traditions to truly immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Australian nature and spirituality.