Australia is a country of more than 500 beautiful national parks brimming with wildlife habitat, spectacular waterfalls, dramatic gorges and mountains and lush rainforests. Australia is a country of over 60 acclaimed wine regions, where some of the best award-winning wines are produced. Australia is a tropical paradise with its cleanest virgin beaches. Along with rich cultural heritage, dating back from Aboriginal traditions through convict and colonial periods, Australia merits a visit.
Discover historical and cultural heritage of Sydney
Start your heritage trail with the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, one of the most significant convict sites in the world. The museum tells a story about so-called barrack convicts employed by the government between 1819 and 1848. In 1848, the Hyde Park Barracks was transformed to a female Immigration Depot and the permanent display in the museum is about these brave women. Stay in the Victorian era in order to dine in Customs House and explore Fort Denison, an island where petty criminals were once held. Transport yourself to the colonial era and visit the colonial mansions of Elizabeth Bay and Vaucluse House. Finally, take an Aboriginal tour of the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Known as a birthplace of Queensland, 1770 is a small town surrounded by the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay. The name of the town commemorates the second visit of James Cook in May 1770. Located on the tip of a peninsula, 1770 is a serene getaway known for its secluded beaches, including the ones in nearby Deepwater National Park and Eurimbula National Park. There is a plenty of free activities, from snorkelling to fishing.
The Yarra Valley
Home to more than 80 wineries, The Yarra Valley is a perfect place for wine aficionados. In the Victoria’s first planted wine region, start your exploration with De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate, where you can take a behind-the-scene tour and discover how wine is made. This wine region is the oldest artist’s colony in Australia, so, if you happen to be there in September, take part in the Open Studios event, where a large number of studios and galleries open their doors. Commune with nature in Yarra Ranges National Park, Toolangi State Forest and Kinglake National Park. Lastly, visit Healesville Sanctuary, a zoo specializing in Australian native wildlife.
Red Centre Way
“The most exciting way to explore this vast country is a road trip as you will discover all natural beauties Australia can offer”, say at Liverpool driving school. If you do not have a driver’s licence, make sure you take driving lessons for the ultimate experience in Australia. The Red Centre Way road trip begins with Alice Springs, where you can immerse yourself in Aboriginal tradition. Drop by Serpentine Gorge for a fantastic panoramic lookout. The second day can be reserved for Tnorala, a 140 million year-old comet crater and Watarrka National Park. The amazing, tropical pools of the Garden of Eden are your next destination on your way to Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. For the end of the journey, stop at the Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve, home of 12 craters.
Kakadu National Park
Being the largest terrestrial national park in Australia, visiting Kakadu National park is a must during both wet and dry season. Spectacular waterfalls will blow you away during dry season, while wet season is ideal for walks in the seven regions of Kakadu. However, if you would like to see waterfalls during wet season, opt for plane and helicopter rides. One of the reasons why Kakadu National Park is recognized by World Heritage Listing is rock arts, 20,000 year-old paintings recording Aboriginal life.
Australia is definitely a country having it all, from natural beauties to long history. Come and discover stories you can only find here.