Ohhh, Australia: a land of natural beauty, diverse wildlife and a laid-back way of life. From gazing up at Aboriginal rock art in the Outback to exploring the galleries and cafés of Melbourne, there’s something here for every traveller to discover.
Don’t forget the tucker, either. Even if you’re not a Vegemite fan, Tim Tams are unmissable and we guarantee you’ll wanna take some home with you 😉
Planning a trip to the land Down Under? Check out these top 10 Aussie adventures highlighting the very best travel experiences on offer. Let’s go!
1. Australia = so much history to be explored.
Australia’s traditional owners have been living on the land for more than 60,000 years. As part of the rich and vibrant culture of Aboriginal Australia, many national parks are home to some of the world’s oldest Indigenous rock art.
From Kakadu National Park to Flinders Ranges, get ready to feel like you stepped into a time machine as you see these incredible ancient paintings showing Dreamtime stories.
2. The hiking opportunities are endless.
Grab your backpack and go bushwalking… Aussie landscapes are out of this world.
From the Dove Lake circuit to the Kings Canyon Rim Walk and the Blue Mountains, Australia has short and multi-day hikes for every kind of traveller.
19 UNESCO World Heritage sites, come at us 👏
3. Australia is THE country for sports lovers.
From the bright lights of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to chants of ‘Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi’, sports fans will feel right at home in Oz.
Footy, tennis, pumpkin rolling, thong throwing and more. Yep, we’ve got it all.
We’re so mad about sports that we even build swimming pools in the ocean 😎 #Straya
4. It’s all about the native wildlife.
Spot saltwater crocs in Arnhemland, watch out for birdlife on a Katherine Gorge Cruise and tick off as many koala sightings as you can.
You haven’t visited Australia until you’ve heard a laughing kookaburra first thing in the morning or held a kangaroo joey like a baby. All of the feels.
5. Australia has some of the best beaches in the world.
Yep, 90% of Aussies live on the coast for good reason. You + stand up paddle boarding = a really good time. Don’t forget sandboarding on the dunes and swimming with dolphins (yes, really).
Wanna be the ultimate Aussie? Go on an East Coast Surfari and you’ll be standing up on your board with the crew in no time!
6. Australian farm life is pretty special.
Saddle up and go horse riding, eat damper around the fire and as night falls, don’t forget to look up to see Southern Cross (the famous constellation of the Southern Hemisphere).
It’s hard to know what’s more beautiful, the stars lit up across the night sky or a pink sunrise? We’ll take both 😍
7. You can escape to… the city.
Yep, with a relaxed lifestyle, even those Aussie city breaks will feel like a holiday.
Less hustle and bustle, more ticking off those iconic Australian landmarks at your own pace.
From the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House to the street art laneways of Melbourne and Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, it’s time to grab a pal and get exploring.
8. No filter necessary. Ever.
Australia is pretty much a rainbow! See all the colours in nature from the lush green rainforests of the Daintree to bubblegum pink lakes (we’re looking at you, Lake Hillier).
Not to mention the deep orange sunset glow of Uluṟu, one of the Natural Wonders of the World that began to form 550 million years ago 😎
9. Aussie food is iconic for a reason.
Ok, hear us out: Australian food might not be world-famous in foodie circles. We also have a tendency to eat our own national animal (sorry, Skippy the Kangaroo).
Even so, a trip here isn’t complete without tasting some of Australia’s unpretentious modern cuisine 😉
We’re talking meat pies with extra sauce and the Halal Snack Pack (aka HSP). Chicken parmigiana and fish and chips. Fairy bread, lamingtons, Tim Tams and pavlova loaded with seasonal fruit. Mmm, delish.
10. Australia is packed with islands: 8,000 of ’em.
From Fraser Island (the largest sand island in the world) to the pristine sandy beaches of the Whitsunday Islands, Australia is your gateway to the island holiday of your dreams 😍
Yep, places like this do exist IRL.
So there you have it, our guide to the best Aussie adventures! Are you ready for your own holiday Down Under?
Check out Topdeck’s top Australia trips including Outback and East Coast escapes.
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