But simply, Australia has an irresistible lure to travelers from around the globe. When travelling this stunningly vast and diverse country there are thousands of things to see and do along the way. From the modernism East coast to the charmingly historic heart of central Australia, you’ll find something that will lure any burgeoning traveller away from their desk job.

1. A Storm in the Outback

You won’t have seen anything until you watch an outback storm unfold over hundreds of miles in front of your very eyes over the vast outback plains. A truly stunning spectacle that you have to see at least once.

2. Kangaroo Island

At just under 100 miles long, Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island. With several nature reserves continuing to help the island’s natural wildlife thrive; Kangaroo Island should be at the top of the list if you want to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat.

3. Magnetic Island – Raceweek

Visiting Magnetic Island should already be enough of a lure, but when you couple in raceweek, it can make for a truly memorable part of any trip.

4. Three Sisters Rocks at Broken Head Beach

Surfs up! Take part in a true Aussie passion and hit the surf at Broken Head Beach. There are very few surf spots as picturesque as the Three Sisters Rocks, and to surf in front of the Blue Mountains is bucket-list worthy.

 

5. The Blue Mountains

As you’re in the area, it probably makes sense to visit the Blue Mountains. Ha, as if. The Blue Mountains are enough to make a trip to Australia worth it all by themselves. With some unrivalled views and stunning mountain trails, get going.

6. Pulpit Rock, The Blue Mountains

To really conclude a visit to The Blue Mountains, you need to find your way to Pulpit Rock and then take a seat. Described as the “loneliest bench in the world”, this is one ridiculously awesome viewing platform.

 

7. Uluru / Ayers Rock at Sunset

One of the most iconic Australian sites, Ayers Rock is simply staggering. Made up of sandstone, Usulu is an inselberg (literally “island mountain”). Due to it’s remarkable sheerness in places, up to 85 degrees at some points, it has survived where other similar compositions were eroded over time.

 

8. Mareeba, Queensland

In the very North of Queensland, Mareeba is a small town with a population of just over 7,000. During World War Two it was used as a base for up to 10,000 Australian and American troops for battles in New Guinea and the Pacific. Resting at approximately 400 metres above sea level, plus quite a few additional metres available via balloon trips, the views from Mareeba are astounding.

 

9. Flinders Ranges

The largest mountain range in Southern Australia, Flinders Ranges encompasses some notable Australian geography and national parks. Taking the road through the Ranges and stopping off to see Wilpena Pound and the Finders Ranges National Park would add to any Australia trip.

 

10. Australian Wildlife

Australia is well-known for having some of the most unique and iconic wildlife in the world, and this should be a huge reason for any traveller to visit this mesmeric country. Until you’ve hand-fed a kangaroo, you’re barely qualified as a traveller.

 

There’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored, so make sure you don’t miss out! Remember, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination.

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