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5 Must-See Destinations in Australia
Visiting the Land Down Under and experiencing all that it has to offer is hardly possible in one trip, yet overdoing your itinerary is not advisable. Before you stack your list of “things to do” up too high, we’d like to provide some further insight on a few highlights of Australia.
Sydney is one of Australia's largest and most beloved cities. It is a beautiful place to begin your first 4 to 5 days, especially if you are traveling between June and August. With lots of natural beauty and invigorating city life, there's so much to explore. Some places you should visit include the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, Circular Quay and the Harbour, Royal Botanical Gardens, and, last but not least, the beaches.
It's easy to feel captivated by the beauty of Melbourne, so we suggest spending at least 4 to 5 days here, too. Although it's nowhere near as busy as Sydney, Melbourne has a bustling vibe of its own. Known for its foodie scene, you can dine at one of many popular restaurants or shop at any of the unique boutiques. However, the best way to get a feel for it all is by touring the entire city. Be sure to visit Federation Square, Flinders Street Train Station, the Yarra River, Chinatown, Bourke Street Pedestrian Mall, and the ever-so-popular Queen Victoria Market.
Great Ocean Road
An easy drive from Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road offers some of the most amazing sites in Australia. This coastal road stretches 151 miles and makes the perfect 2-day trip. Take your time to soak in the views and be sure to stop at the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, and all of the beaches along the way.
Take 2 or 3 days to visit Uluru (Ayers Rock) if you can squeeze it into your itinerary. Unless you fly, it will take a few days to get to the famously massive sandstone, but it's well worth it. Some of the most magical moments can be experienced at Uluru, including sunrise, sunset, and stargazing. Don’t miss exploring the aboriginal culture in this area and learning about the Anangu people, one of the world’s oldest living cultures, dating back thousands of years.
Great Barrier Reef
One of Australia's most quintessential tourist attractions is the Great Barrier Reef. Since the reef stretches from below the Tropic of Capricorn way up to the northern tip of Queensland, there is plenty of opportunity for scuba diving and snorkeling. Plan to spend 3 to 4 days here, visiting Cairns, the Whitsunday Islands, Lady Elliot Island, and Cape Tribulation.
Can You Speak Aussie?
Are you planning to visit the Land Down Under and want to speak as the Aussies do? Good on ya, mate! Here are a few common words and phrases you can have a crack at.
No worries – no problem
Chemist – a pharmacy
Uni – college or university
Windscreen – windshield in a car
Car park – parking space
Trolley – shopping cart
Petrol – gasoline
Jumper – sweatshirt or light jacket
Chips – French fries
Bloke – a man
Biscuit – cookie
Brekkie – breakfast
Macca’s – McDonald’s
Footpath – sidewalk
Easy Aussie Sausage Rolls
Sausage rolls are a very popular, classic snack in Australia. They are made with seasoned, fresh sausage and wrapped in a flaky, buttery pastry. They are delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or as an appetizer. Our favorite Aussie foodie blogger, Nagi, at RecipeTin Eats created the perfect sausage roll recipe. Try it out and let us know what you think!
We would love to discuss all of the possibilities and great things there are to explore in this gorgeous area of the world. Contact our Aussie Specialists to help you come up with an itinerary that matches your budget and your bucket list!

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Anita Bornemann, Owner
Professional Travel Service, Inc.

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