15 Best Things to Do in Australia

Australia is a unique place on earth that has plenty to offer to visitors from any country. Its landscape features everything from white-sand beaches to tropical rainforests. But, it’s not only the terrain that makes this continent the perfect place for an unforgettable holiday.

There are plenty of activities that you can try out and places in the cities that you can visit. Below we will reveal the best things to do in Australia so you can plan your trip wisely.

1. Parramatta River Cruise

The Parramatta River cruise is a must-do if you like to explore Sydney from a different point of view. During this activity, you will also get to admire the famous Opera House and its majestic architecture. You could even play online casino games while you’re enjoying the view.

There are some other ferry trips that you can take, but nothing compares to this one. The best time to take this cruise is between September and May, as the weather is ideal during this period.

2. Explore the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

If you like to experience an amazing view of a red sandy landscape, then you must visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. You can take the Aboriginal guide and learn about their traditional way of life while exploring the wildlife.

At this National Park, you can even set up a camp and make a barbeque buffet. We recommend catching the Uluru sunset or sunrise, as those views are quite exceptional.

3. Visit a Casino

Another super fun thing that you can do in Australia is go to casino. Gambling at such establishments is super exciting and if you are lucky it could lead to some generous returns. There are some truly amazing land-based casinos in every large city, as well as around the coastlines.

4. Dive or Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef

Almost every visitor in East Australia decided to check out the Great Barrier Reef. It is the largest coral reef system on the planet which you can explore up close. Book an eco-friendly snorkelling or scuba diving tour if you feel like swimming with exotic fish around colourful corals.

It features over 2,900 individual reefs and it is on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list. It is best to explore this vivid marine life between June and November due to the good visibility.

5. Take a Road Trip Along the Great Ocean Road

One of the most fun things to do in Australia is head over to Victoria’s south coast for a road trip. If you’re not travelling by car, then you can always rent one from Melbourne. Driving around without a tour guide gives you more freedom and flexibility to check out much more sites.

There are many unique rock formations and caves around the sea, and the most popular one is the Twelve Apostles.

15 Best Things to Do in Australia

6. Play Online Casino Games

We mentioned land-based gambling earlier, but you can also try out a similar experience online. There are many casino sites with no deposit pokies that feature some super entertaining games.

All you need is a stable internet or Wi-Fi connection and a device to access an online gambling platform. Some of the sites are even offering free spins pokies where you can win some extra funds. Just remember to gamble responsibly and enjoy the games primarily for the fun.

7. Take a Luxury Train Across Australia

Australia features one of the greatest rail journeys in the world that spans 2,979 kilometres. It goes from Darwin to Adelaide and vice versa. This train expedition will take you over the red desert of the Red Centre and across the mountains of Flinders Ranges.

8. Check Out the Whitsunday Islands

At the Whitsunday Islands, you can experience some of the world’s best sailing thanks to the perfect winds. The beaches are beautiful on all 74 Islands, which you can visit with a private tour or by hiring a yacht.

9.  Visit Kangaroo Island

The Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s top locations. Located on the South Coast, it’s the continent’s third-largest island. It features untouched natural reserves, diverse wildlife, and amazing landscapes.

As the name clearly indicates, there are many kangaroos on the island. In fact, they are unique specifies that you cannot see on the mainland. Other animals that you can find here are sea lions, koalas, platypuses, wallabies, seals, lizards, and native birds.

10. Take a Vineyard Tour

Many people don’t know that Australia’s wine is getting very popular in recent years on a worldwide scale. Thanks to the rich and diverse landscape, residents can grow many different grape varieties.The best wine regions in Australia are Adelaide in the South and Margaret River in the West. Taking a vineyard tour is very exciting as you get to try some delicious wines and connect with other wine lovers.

11. Visit the Victoria Market in Melbourne

Melbourne is a massive city that has plenty to offer to residents and visitors. There are many fun activities that you can do in this metropolis, with one being visiting the Victoria Market. This is a great place to go, especially if you only have a few hours to spare.

The outdoor and indoor market features everything from local souvenirs and crafts to delicious meals and street performers.

15 Best Things to Do in Australia

12. Explore the Daintree Rainforest

Going off the grid to check out the Daintree Rainforest is a very common activity for Australian visitors. It is a must-go if you are a naturist and adventurist by nature. This Rainforest is 180 million years old, making it the oldest of its kind on Earth. Here you can discover some enormous trees, mangroves, and palm forests, as well as plenty of unique wildlife. One of the most fascinating species in this Rainforest is the cassowary.

13. Swim with Whale Sharks

Another adrenaline rush activity you can try out in Australia is swimming with whale sharks. To do this, you will need to head over to the town of Exmouth, Western Australia. There you can easily find a tour guide that will take you to your destination.

It is worth noting that whale sharks are pretty big fish, but they are completely harmless. The best period to try this out is between March and August.

14. Check out the Pink Lake

If you like to see something exceptional, then you should go to Western Australia to witness the pink lake. Many visitors decide to check out this one-of-a-kind phenomenon.

The lake’s pink colour is due to the microbes that are enjoying the salty water. Apart from the magnificent site, you can also try out some other activities in the area like horse racing and kayaking.

15 Best Things to Do in Australia

15. Go Hiking in the Blue Mountains

Last but not least, we recommend going for a hike in the Blue Mountains. Located west of Sydney, this mountain range features rivers, waterfalls, canyons, valleys, and extremely big forests of gum trees.

This is the perfect location if you are looking for a way out of civilization. You can even try out some more adrenaline activities such as rock-climbing and waterfall rappelling.

Conclusion

There are many fun and joyful things to do in Australia, as this continent has plenty to offer. Its diverse landscape and wildlife are something that every person must witness in the flesh. Plan your trip wisely and make sure to do as many things as possible. That way you can experience the most memorable trip of your life.

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