Australia is one of the most remote countries in the world and, ironically, one of the most popular places to visit, especially among backpackers and budget travelers. Because of its distance from the United States, not many Americans tend to visit Australia. Many travelers ignore the actual size of Australia.
When you plan your trip, you have to choose what you want to see and where you want to go. If you have the time to travel around the continent and spend about a year in an RV. May want to check out all the iconic places in Australia that you should not miss.
One of the Outback’s most famous attractions is Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock near Alice Springs. One would not think that a considerable round rock covering eight kilometers of land would be breathtaking, but it is. The windblown cuts in the entire rock make it look like a sand wave that climbs over the desert.
The iron in the rock produces fantastic shades of red and orange at sunrise and sunset. While you can climb Uluru, you should be warned that it is a sacred area for the people of this area. Strangely, they allow visitors to scale the rock, even if they do not like it.
Stay in the rain forest of the Silky Oak Lodge and relax in your treehouse, listening to the sounds of the old forest. Do not worry, the local saltwater crocodiles are not that far inland. Here you will find one of the oldest continuous tropical rainforests in the world and it dates from the time of the dinosaurs.
There are great places for hiking, tons of wildlife and birds, watch out for crocodiles, though and some beautiful rivers and swimming holes for cooling off. If you want to get away from it all, head north to Cape Tribulation, where there is only you, the jungle and some ocean.
Fraser Island is one of the coolest Australian places to see because of its 75 miles of beach. It is an island of dunes, dingoes, tidal pools and shipwrecks. There are hotels and resorts that you can book on the island to spend more time exploring. You have to be very diligent when driving along the beach.
It is advisable to drive at low tide and avoid driving on both sides of the tide within two hours. The ferry accepts cash or credit and is only about 10 minutes drive to Fraser Island. So, lesson learned, when you drive from one end to the other, let them know.
The Whitsundays are a group of 75 islands off the coast of Queensland. If you visit the Great Barrier Reef, you will need to spend some time here. These islands are right in the heart. A must stop the largest and most famous of all islands, Whitehaven Beach.
Sail through the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef and sink your toes on a tropical Whitsun vacation on the most beautiful beach in the world. The easiest way to reach the Whitsunday Islands is by plane.
The Gold Coast of Australia, home to the world-famous surfers Paradise, offers an endless stretch of beach with superb surf breaks. Guests can enjoy surf lessons or rent a bike and drive to Currumbin Beach and Burleigh Head to watch professional surfers catching a wave.
Relax behind the beaches with laid-back quarters, a booming culinary scene and the famous Gold Coast Theme Parks. The launch of the Gold Coast International Airport under the passenger jets offers a unique experience before you leave the ground.