Australia is a beautiful destination and included on most traveler’s bucket list. There’s more to Australia than the famed Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor. It’s also home to one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders, breathtaking beaches and innovative wine makers from several regions.
Things You Might Not Know About Australia!
Here are a few fabulous travel facts you probably didn’t know but should definitely check out when you visit Australia…
- Breathtaking beaches! Australia is home to 10,000 beaches! That’s not a typo, Australia is home to 10,000 beaches along it’s coast. If you visited one a day, it would take you over 27 years to visit them all (lol)! Their beaches are beautiful, post card picture perfect white and gold sandy destinations. They’re surrounded by underwater reefs and mountains as back drops. Doesn’t that sound fabulous? A few of the most popular beaches are The Basin Rottnest Island, Cottesloe Beach and Pinky Beach. Some of the most beautiful beaches include: Coral Bay, Cable Beach and Bondi Beach in Perth.
- Home to the world’s largest coral reef…the ‘Great Barrier Reef.’ Everyone’s heard of the ‘Great Barrier Reef,’ but what I didn’t know is that it’s also home to 1,500 species of fish and rainbow-colored coral. You can swim with dwarf minke whales or say hello to cute tiny clownfish (like Nemo). Take in this breathtaking wonder with a daily reef dive, a little snorkeling or both.
- Australia is a lot of desert! (lol) Actually, Australia is 2/3 desert and the driest inhabited continent on earth.
- Fab designated wine regions. Wine lovers, this one’s for you. That delicious Shiraz doesn’t make itself (lol). Australia has 60 designated wine regions! Australia is famous for its wines, notably the Shiraz and Pinot Noir. A few of the top wine regions include: Margaret River, Hunter Valley and Barossa Valley.
If you go to Australia, you must visit Sydney and take in the famous opera house and the harbor. Your trip to Australia will not be complete without seeing these two popular attractions for yourself. Sydney is a great place to relax in the sun and enjoy some great food and wine (wink wink).
Travel to Australia and experiencing Australia is expensive. Take the time to budget and save for this once in a lifetime trip. For some interesting airplane reading, checkout Andrew Charlton, one of Australia’s top economic advisors.
What’s the number one attraction you want to see in Australia?
Be Happy. Be Fabulous. Be Well Traveled.
By The Travelin Diva ~ Kirstin N. Fuller
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