Australia is undoubtedly one of the most remote yet fascinating and highly developed Continents in the world.
Consisting of 14 countries Australia, Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and, Vanuatu, Australia is the largest island/country, rich with numerous natural wonders, wildlife, stunning beaches, culture, and a vast expanse of Outback. It is easy to see why this fascinating country is such a complete travel destination. Australia offers something for every taste, budget, age, or interest. It also provides many unique experiences almost impossible to find anywhere else. From amazing sightseeing to fabulous land and aquatic adventures, there is absolutely nothing you cannot do during your visit to Australia.
Oceana’s largest and most populated city is Sydney, inhabited by over 5 million people. Sydney is the most diverse and multicultural city with over 250 languages spoken here.
It does take commitment to decide on visiting one of the world’s most remote countries. You have to consider the longer than average travel times, especially if you only have a short amount of vacation time. Having personally visited this beautiful continent/country the minor challenges are nothing compared to the amazing experiences. Besides, Australia is so much more than just a paradise for adventure seekers it truly is a treat for culinary travelers, art lovers, and budget travelers.
Here are five unique things that will hopefully inspire you to visit Australia someday soon:
The Natural Wonders
Some are magical, others unusual or breathtakingly beautiful, but one thing is for sure – Australia is home to many rare, fabulous natural wonders. From Queensland’s famous Great Barrier Reef, which embodies the only living piece of Earth noticeable from space to the spectacular, sacred Uluru, there are countless amazing sites worth seeing and enjoying Down Under at least once in a lifetime.
Other magnificent places to visit in Australia include the Pinnacles; the impressive Fraser Island; Kakadu, with its amazing tropical biodiversity; the MacKenzie Falls; the astonishing Blue Mountains; and the sandstone area of the Bungle Bungle Range.
The Fascinating Aussie Lifestyle
The charming laid-back atmosphere, vibrant art scene, along with the cultural diversity of its inhabitants, their friendly nature, and the high quality of life here, make Australia a wonderful, welcoming country. You simply cannot help falling in love with the Aussies’ relaxed way of life, or their passion for the outdoors.
Australia takes pride in some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. From stunning, pristine stretches of white sand to genuine meccas for surfers and lively action-packed shores, there is absolutely nothing you cannot find in this lovely country, whose coastline stretches for almost 37,000 km, featuring more than than 11,011 beaches.
Among the most beautiful Australian beaches are the dazzling Cable Beach in Broome; Hyams Beach – renowned for having the whitest sand in the world; the legendary Kirra Beach, with its gorgeous rolling waves; the fashionable Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas; Whitehaven Beach near the Great Barrier Reef; as well as Sydney’s magnificent Shelly Beach, to name but a few.
The Amazing Adventures
Australia is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts. Whether you choose to explore the country’s outback, surf along its incredibly diverse coastlines, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or try something in between, you will undoubtedly be thrilled with the options in this adrenaline-pumping destination.
Its Diverse Cities
With a land area larger than Europe and an incredibly low population density, it is no wonder 85 percent of Australians live in the city or along the coast. Scattered amongst the mountains, rivers, and oceans, Australia’s metropolitan areas deliver many extraordinary urban experiences. From Sydney’s bustling ambiance, vibrant culture, and welcoming beach lifestyle to Melbourne’s charming European vibe and unsurpassed coffee culture, there are a plethora of amazing things to do, see, and experience in Australia’s diverse cities. Adelaide is a charming coastal city with gorgeous beaches, parks, and lots of entertaining opportunities, while quiet, remote Darwin in Australia’s lush north has some excellent local markets. Laid-back and sophisticated, Perth combines beach fun with great food and a booming arts scene.
Cairns’ enviable location between the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef makes it an ideal destination for adventure seekers, and Canberra, the nation’s cool little capital – is a feast for design and architecture lovers, with world-class museums, large open parklands, and wide, tree-lined avenues.