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The perfect trip Down Under: From the view of a travel agent

Updated: May 7

Australia is such a vast, exciting, richly diverse destination with so many unique things to see and do, it’s no wonder it’s the bucket lists of many. With so much choice, the hardest part is usually deciding where to visit – so to help you choose, experienced Travel Agent, Lisa has shared her perfect trip Down Under for those looking to visit Australia for the first time…


Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House
Sydney Opera House & Bridge

SYDNEY: AUSTRALIA’S BUSIEST CITY

 

A great place to start is one of the world's most vibrant and famous cities, Sydney! This great city delights visitors with seemingly endless beaches, delicious food and drink scene and a long list of must-see attractions from spending time in Circular Quay, relaxing on the many beaches, indulging in the foodie scene, and so much in-between.

 

No visit would be complete without a trip around the spectacular harbour with a cruise past the famous Sydney Opera House and under the Harbour Bridge. If you want a closer look, join the adventurous amongst us and climb the bridge! You can’t leave without visiting Bondi Beach and checking out the surf action, trendy cafes, bars and shops.


Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach

PICTURESQUE CANYONS, WATERFALLS AND RUGGED CLIFFS: THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD

 

The Great Ocean Road runs from Torquay, near Melbourne to Warrnambool to the west and is widely considered one of the most scenic and best-driven roads in the world. It is an awe-inspiring 150-mile drive full of picturesque views of canyons, waterfalls, and rugged cliffs. Get your cameras ready as your journey culminates with the spectacular sight of the 'Twelve Apostles', a collection of limestone stacks which is a breathtaking view alongside the rich and azure waters of the Southern Ocean.

Day trips are available from Melbourne, or you can hire a car and take the trip at your own pace.


Australian Beach
Australian Beach

THE RED CENTRE IS HOME TO INCREDIBLE SUNRISES AND SUNSETS

One of the most unique Australian experiences is exploring the outback, and it doesn't get more spectacular than visiting the 'Red Centre', especially at sunrise or sunset when the rock transforms from ochre to blazing red and burnished orange.

 

Uluru is sacred to aboriginals and is thought to have started forming a whopping 550 million years ago. Whilst here, there are a wide range of activities to get involved in from walks and hikes, taking in views of all terrains, to exploring the 'Field of Light' which is a unique art installation by acclaimed artist, Bruce Munroe. Don’t miss out on a unique dining experience under the stars – a special experience you’ll never forget!


Turtle in Great Barrier Reef
Turtle in Great Barrier Reef

NEXT UP, THE WORLD’S LARGEST CORAL REEF: THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

 

Experience one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef which is the world's largest coral reef system, boasting around 3,000 individual coral reefs and 900 islands.

 

This UNESCO Heritage site is a diver's dream whether you are a novice, an expert or a casual snorkeller. With its diverse range of wildlife with over 1,500 species of fish, turtles, whales, and dolphins, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience. The reef is easily accessible from Cairns which has a lagoon you can relax by and soak up the atmosphere – not to mention a number of other sights worth exploring too!

 

Great Barrier Reef and Cairns top tips:

  • Winter months (May-October) is best to snorkel as summer months (November-April) is jellyfish season

  • Go in search of ‘The Great Eight’

  • Spend a day or two relaxing in Cairns and exploring the surrounds

 

 

BOOKING WITH A TRUSTED TRAVEL AGENT

 

These are just a few ideas for the ‘perfect trip Down Under’ – the options are endless. Booking with a trusted travel agent is the best to way to book a detailed itineraries such as this one – so get in touch 📞 01223 641678📱07474 004739 and we’ll start planning your perfect trip Down Under.

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