There’s no doubt Australia is one of the most remote, fascinating, and highly developed countries in the world.

Endowed with a myriad of natural wonders, plenty of wildlife, dazzling beaches, cosmopolitan metropolises, and large expanses of outback, it’s easy to see why this captivating country is such a complete travel destination. It not only matches every taste, budget, age, or interest out there, but it also delivers some unique experiences almost impossible to find somewhere else. From amazing sightseeing to fabulous land and aquatic adventures, there’s absolutely nothing you can’t do during your holiday in Australia.

However, as often happens in life, good things are the hardest to come. Obviously it’s not easy to decide on visiting one of the world’s most remote countries – long way, short time, and sometimes pretty expensive flights. Nevertheless, according to those who’ve already taken the plunge, all these are nothing compared to the wonderful Australian experience. Once you’ll be in, you’ll never want to leave. Besides, Australia is so much more than just a paradise for adventure seekers, it is a delight for foodies, art lovers, and budget travelers.

Here are 5 big things that hopefully will bring you to Australia someday soon:

1. The natural wonders

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Some are mystical, others strange or utterly beautiful, but one thing is for sure – Australia is home to some 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 such 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.

2. The fascinating Aussie lifestyle

Girls surfing in Australia

The vibrant art scene and charming laid-back atmosphere, 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, their liberal thinking, or their passion for outdoor activities.

3. The beaches

The Twelve Apostles

Australia takes pride in some of the best beaches on the planet. From stunning, pristine stretches of white sand to genuine meccas for surfers and lively action-packed shores, there’s absolutely nothing you can’t find in this lovely country, whose coastline stretches for almost 37,000 km, featuring no less 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.

4. The amazing adventure opportunities

Hot air ballooning in Australia

Australia is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts. Whether you choose to explore the country’s outback wilderness, surf along its incredibly diverse coastlines, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, sail in the Whitsundays, or try something in between, you will certainly be spoiled for choices in this adrenaline-pumping destination.

5. Its shimmering cities

Sydney at sunset

With a land area larger than Europe and an incredibly low population density, it’s no wonder up to 85 percent of Australians live in the city (and along the coast).

Scattered between mountains, wilds, rivers, and ocean, Australia’s metropolitan areas deliver some pretty extraordinary urban experiences. From Sydney’s pulsating ambiance, vibrant culture, and enticing beach lifestyle to Melbourne’s charming European flair and unsurpassed coffee culture, there are a plethora of amazing things you can do, see, and experience in Australia’s shimmering cities.

Adelaide is a charming coastal city with gorgeous beaches, lovely 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.

What’s your favorite thing about Australia?




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