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, but it also delivers some unique experiences almost impossible to find somewhere else.

From amazing sightseeing and plenty of aquatic delights to excellent adventure activities, there’s absolutely nothing you can’t do during your holiday in Australia. But, 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. However, 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 not only an adventure-seeker delight, but also a paradise 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
Great Barrier Reef

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 that worth to be seen and enjoyed at least once in a lifetime.

Other magnificent places in Australia include the Pinnacles; the impressive Fraser Island; Kakadu, with its amazing tropical biodiversity; the MacKenzie Falls; the astonishing Blue Mountains; the sandstone area of the Bungle Bungle Range, and many more.

2. The fascinating Aussie lifestyle

Australian lifestyle
Photo by Alex Proimos

The vibrant art scene, the charming laid-back atmosphere, 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

Australian beach
Beach in Australia

Australia takes pride in some of the best beaches on the planet. From stunning, pristine stretches of white sand and genuine meccas for surfers to glamorous shores and dynamic, action-packed beaches 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 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

Australian kangaroos

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 skyline
Sydney at night

With a land area larger than Europe and a population density lower than many others in the world, it’s no wonder up to 85 percent of Australians live in the city. Vibrant, cosmopolitan, and scattered between mountains, wilds, rivers, and ocean, Australia’s metropolitan areas deliver some pretty extraordinary city breaks. From Sydney’s pulsating ambiance, vibrant culture, and enticing beach lifestyle to Melbourne’s charming European flair, there are a myriad of amazing things you can do, see, discover, and experience in Australia’s shimmering cities. Other hot spots include Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, the picturesque Hobart, Canberra, Cairns, Gold Coast, and Alice Springs.

What’s your favorite thing about Australia?

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