The outback calls for nature lovers ready to step into their next big adventure. Just a hop, skip, and a jump across the international date line into tomorrow, your Australian vacation with your favorite cobber is waiting with sunshine and the beauty of nature all around.
Starting in iconic Sydney, get a feel for all you’re about to experience with an unbeatable 360-degree view from the Sydney Tower Skywalk®. Suspended high above the city, you can step out on
a glass platform and take in the beauty of the view uninterrupted.
For a different take, adventurers can head outside to Australia’s famous landmark, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. With BridgeClimb Sydney, you’ll climb to the top and experience the landmark and
the city in a whole new way.
After a day of sightseeing, you can rest and take in a show. No Sydney adventure is complete without a visit to the world-famous Sydney Opera House. Just don’t forget your sweater; Australian seasons are opposite those in America and the August lows can be chilly at night, around 48°F in Sydney.
Your next Australian adventure should take you to the northeast part of the country, where the temperatures are warmer (expect highs/lows of 79°F/63°F in August) and the nature is unspoiled.
Dense, lush rainforest ready to be explored surround Cairns. Home to plant and animal species unmarred through thousands of years of climate change, the rainforest is an exciting place full of wonder and discovery. If you’re looking to take advantage of
the sunshine and water, you will delight in the scuba diving available nearby. Just off the shore of Cairns you can experience more than 1,600 miles of prime snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. Beyond the awe of the vibrant coral in the world’s largest reef system, snorkelers and scuba divers can glimpse more than 30 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, and turtles.
For more of the best nature Australia has to offer, head to the center of the country, Ayers Rock, next. This area, known as Red Centre, is home to the true Australian Outback. The main attraction here is Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to stunning sandstone and rock formations. But Ayers is not a one-hit wonder. There is an abundance for outdoors enthusiasts to do and see in the vast expanse of wilderness. Visitors must partake in a hike, bike, or other trek to truly experience the nature, culture, and awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets of the region.
Another stop in a true outback adventure involves travel to the far west coast of the country. The sunshine capital of Australia, Perth will bring you hours of sun and more unique nature to explore. At Kings Park you can take in both the botanical garden and the natural bushlands on Mount Eliza. Or, skip the park and head straight to the water. Running right through the city, Swan River keeps the nature in Perth and provides ample opportunities for sailing and fishing. You can also take a trip outside the city to Rottnest Island for more water adventures, including diving, snorkeling, or general beach lounging.
To wrap up a full Australian vacation, you don’t want to miss the hidden gem of Tweed Valley. Circling back to the east coast, Tweed Valley is located south of the Golden Coast, near the central eastern coastline of the country. Another outdoor enthusiast playground, the area is home to Mount Warning and Wollumbin National Park. Both are great areas for hiking, picnics, and bird watching while taking in the sites of nature. Keep reading for more on the Tweed Valley. The Australian outback is calling
to travelers across the ocean. It’s time to grab your cobber or your favorite travel mate and make a very important decision, where to start your next Australian adventure.
Contribution by Summer Havron