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Diving

Diving in Australia is one of a kind. You’ll find some amazing diving spots along the coast. The most mesmerizing is by far the underwater world of the UNESCO Word Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. You can access the reef from many different places. For instance, Cairns, Port Douglas or the Whitsunday Islands, from where you’ll take a plane to get to the reef. Other great diving spots are the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria and the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. You can dive with sting rays and seahorses. In the Ningaloo Marine Park you’ll find an abundance of coral. With over 200 species of coral it’s a truly magical sight.

National parks

Australia has an outstanding, beautiful nature with hundreds of national parks. Visit the Red Centre where Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon are true eye catchers. Both formations have beautiful deep red tones and are strongly associated with the Aboriginal culture. You will receive the best information when joining a tour guided by an Aboriginal. The Tasmanian wilderness offers 6 connected parks made up off rain forest and caves made out of calcium silicate. 

Nature

Dazzling rainforests, deserts, beautiful sandy beaches and stunning pink lakes, Australia has it all. Snorkelling and diving in the incredible Great Barrier Reef, of riding on the back of a camel through the Australian outback. Fraser Island and Tasmania both have impeccable flora and fauna; therefore they would be a great addition to your travel schedule. See if you can spot dingoes, whales, the Tasmanian Devil and many fish species in the outstanding nature of this exquisite country. Visit the Red Centre where Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon are true eye catchers. Both formations have beautiful deep red tones and are strongly associated with the Aboriginal culture.

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Australia is a large country and from east to west there are all sorts of landscapes. In Australia you'll find stunning desert plains, the impeccable Great Barrier Reef and vibrant cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Enjoy the hospitality and get carried away in the laid back way of life!

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Time zone
+6 tot +10
Visa
Yes
Vaccinations
None required
High season
December - January
Currency
Australian dollar (AUD)

Where to stay?

Where to stay?

Australia is well-known for:

  • The Australian inlands
  • World’s largest coral reef
  • Countless number of national parks
  • Gorgeous cities and ideal surfing conditions 

Keep in mind:

  • At least a 22 hour flight
  • Australia is gigantic, take your time to explore the country
  • Australians can be quite stubborn

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Diving coral
Diving

Diving in Australia is one of a kind. You’ll find some amazing diving spots along the coast. The most mesmerizing is by far the underwater world of the UNESCO Word Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. You can access the reef from many different places. For instance, Cairns, Port Douglas or the Whitsunday Islands, from where you’ll take a plane to get to the reef. Other great diving spots are the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria and the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. You can dive with sting rays and seahorses. In the Ningaloo Marine Park you’ll find an abundance of coral. With over 200 species of coral it’s a truly magical sight.

Blue mountains
National parks

Australia has an outstanding, beautiful nature with hundreds of national parks. Visit the Red Centre where Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon are true eye catchers. Both formations have beautiful deep red tones and are strongly associated with the Aboriginal culture. You will receive the best information when joining a tour guided by an Aboriginal. The Tasmanian wilderness offers 6 connected parks made up off rain forest and caves made out of calcium silicate. 

Ayers Rock
Nature

Dazzling rainforests, deserts, beautiful sandy beaches and stunning pink lakes, Australia has it all. Snorkelling and diving in the incredible Great Barrier Reef, of riding on the back of a camel through the Australian outback. Fraser Island and Tasmania both have impeccable flora and fauna; therefore they would be a great addition to your travel schedule. See if you can spot dingoes, whales, the Tasmanian Devil and many fish species in the outstanding nature of this exquisite country. Visit the Red Centre where Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon are true eye catchers. Both formations have beautiful deep red tones and are strongly associated with the Aboriginal culture.

Surfer's at Burleigh Heads
Surfing

Real surf dudes get a kick out of Australia’s waves. However, when you’re not that skilled yet, this still is a great place to learn the basics. With a coastline that stretches over 25.000 kilometres, Australia is a surfers’ paradise! Beaches like the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Bondi Beach have some of the best waves and are known as some of the best surf spots in the world. In Australia it is a way of life. Every year international surf competitions are held at the Gold Coast, so if you’re in town don’t forget to attend this spectacular event!

Coral reef
Underwater nature

Australia’s underwater world is one to be seen. It is truly amazing. If you have the chance be sure to dive under in the Great Barrier Reef. It consists of approximately 600 small islands stretched out over 2000 kilometres and can be seen from outer space. It is the world’s largest coral reef and has been admitted to the UNESCO world heritage list. With over 600 different kinds of coral, 1600 fish species, 130 shark and ray species and more than 30 different sorts of whales and dolphins, the Great Barrier Reef is a very complex ecosystem. It is an incredible place for diving and snorkelling. You’d have to see this marvellous underwater world yourself. You’re in for an unbelievable experience. 

Bondi Beach
Beaches

Because of its exceedingly long coastline, Australia has some of the loveliest and popular beaches in the world. The beaches are perfect either to lay in the sun, dive in the clear blue sea or to surf the waves. Whitehaven, Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay and Bondi Beach are some of the beaches that are a must see. The beaches often lie in bays which make them great for swimming. Other great beaches are Middleton Beach, Henley Beach and Seven Mile Beach in Tasmania. Whichever beach you visit, you’re assured of a great time!

Australian Open
Events

The Australian culture is one that consists of many sports like events that are held year-round. Rugby and cricket are typical Australian sports, and they sure are good at it! But if you have a need for speed, be sure to visit the season premiere of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne! The world’s fastest cars will fly past you at full speed. If you’re an avid tennis fan you’re also in the right place. The Australian Open in Melbourne, one of the four major Grand Slam tournaments, is held yearly in January. 

12 Apostles
Sights

With Australia being such an immense country it’s difficult to list all that there is to see. Therefore, a small selection will be pointed out here. Of course you can’t miss out on some of the most iconic landmarks of the country. Visit the Opera House, with its magnificent structure and the Harbour Bridge in Sydney. Behind the Opera House you can stroll through the lovely Royal Botanic Gardens. Take the car or train and just explore the country. Many routes will take you through the most mesmerizing places. When you’re in Australia you can go to the beach, surf, dive or visit events. There is so much to see and do, so make sure you have tons of time to do it!

Australian Pavlova
Dining

Over hundreds of years, Australia’s cuisine has been influenced by many other cultures. One of them being the British culture. Both lamb and kangaroo are very common nowadays in the Australian cuisine. Another very typical product is Vegemite, and as they say; ‘it’s not everyone’s cup of tea’. So if you’re up to it, you should give it a try for ‘brekkie’ (breakfast). If you’re more in to culinary delights, visit the larger cities. Here top chefs will give your taste buds a night to remember. If you have a taste for great wines, the Barossa Valley should be at the top of your to do list. It is Australia’s largest wine region with over 750 wineries. 

Aboriginal playing didgeridoo
Local culture

Australia’s first inhabitants are the Aboriginals. Back in the day when immigrants started moving to the country, they looked down on their traditional way of life. Therefore, the Aboriginals have been suppressed for a long time. Nowadays they are much more appreciated. Their culture is rich in traditions, but their artwork and handicrafts are a great part of this as well. There are petroglyphs that have been found of over 10.000 years old. Bring home one of their traditional souvenirs like a didgeridoo, boomerang or a piece of art or crafts. 

Queen Victoria Market
Markets

The largest market in the southern hemisphere is found in Melbourne. The Queen Victoria Market has over 600 vendors selling their freshly caught fish and just harvested fruit and vegetables. From mid-November until the end of February the market hall is the place to be, as it transforms to a great venue with food stalls, bars and live music. If you’re in Tasmania you should pay a visit to Salamanca Markets. Here you can get unique Tasmanian arts and crafts or even bring home an original creation by a glassblower. Other great markets are in the Rock precinct in Sydney and the Adelaide market. 

Great Barrier Reef
UNESCO

Australia has brought some interesting items to the world heritage list of UNESCO. If you enjoy impressive architecture then the Royal Exhibition Building should be on your list. The building symbolises the revolutionary times Melbourne has endured in the 19th century. Nowadays it is used for events, markets and exhibitions. Besides architecture, Australia’s exquisite nature has been admitted to the list. So don’t miss out on Fraser Island, the worlds’ largest sand island and the Great Barrier Reef, where you’ll get a glimpse of the impeccable underwater world whilst diving. Next to these two beauties, the Tasmanian Wilderness is also part of the UNESCO list. There are 6 adjacent parks with beautiful rainforests and limestone caves. These are just a few examples of the many natural and cultural heritage sights that are listed. 

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