Australian holiday, visit the classic coasts and chic cities

by Jan 24, 2022

Visit Australia’s magnificent cosmopolitan cities to set the stage for an enthralling holiday. Walk around Sydney’s spectacular harbour, framed by iconic structures such as the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. With its arts district, sporting venues, and beautiful cafés, Melbourne has been named one of the world’s most livable cities on numerous occasions. Adelaide, located along the Torrens River, embodies Australia’s laid-back charm and offers excellent wine and dining.

The heart of Australia’s world-renowned wine-growing region, the Barossa Valley, is nearby. Visitors are welcome to explore the region’s wines, winemaking, local produce, farming history, and the ubiquitous Aussie barbie at wineries, award-winning restaurants, and boutique breweries (barbeque).

Australia’s native animals, which can find nowhere else on the planet, are reason enough to visit this island nation. Kangaroo Island in South Australia is home to its namesake animal and koalas and colonies of pelicans, penguins, sea lions, and dolphins.

Travel north to Brisbane, then to Cairns, to reach lush natural areas and stunning coastlines ranging from the Sunshine Coast to the Great Barrier Reef. Visit Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, and Hervey Bay, where humpback whale and dolphin watching is a must between July and November. Hike through one of the world’s oldest surviving rainforests at Daintree National Park. The Great Barrier Reef area is dotted with tropical islands, each with beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise-blue waters teeming with coral reefs and colourful fish. All year, it’s warm enough to go snorkelling and swimming.

Australia is ideal for a traditional road trip along stunning coastal roads like the Great Ocean Road or the west coast drive from Perth to Exmouth. Alternatively, drive to Darwin in the north, an excellent gateway to the Australian Outback. The luxurious Bullo River Station is a working cattle homestead where pristine landscapes meet native wildlife such as wallabies, dingoes, and crocodiles.

It’s a long journey to Australia, and even more so to the millennia-old monolith of Uluru or Ayers Rock, which rises from the desert in the heart of Aboriginal Australia. This UNESCO World Heritage site features waterholes, natural springs, and native art. It is best viewed at sunset from atop a dune while eating outdoors and listening to a didgeridoo performance.

Consult a Vibes Group UK consultant to make the most of your trip to Australia. In the true Australian spirit of looking out for one’s mates, we’ll look after you at every stage of this memorable holiday in Australia, from planning to execution.

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