You have been pondering over your next travel destination for a long time now; you have spent hours refining your personal bucket list, and still haven’t quite made your mind up. There are so many countries you want to visit, but Australia is definitely near the very top of the list. Not only because of the beautiful weather all year round, but because it is also home to some of the friendliest people, most stunning beaches and iconic buildings. You have heard a lot of things about where you should go and what you should do once you get to the land down under, but there are four cities in particular that have really caught your eye. Check out these four fabulous cities that everyone should visit if heading to Australia.
I may be shot for telling you what I’m about to tell you.
I believe there is a reason Coffs Harbour central, Australia hasn’t had a makeover since the 1970’s. It’s to keep the illusion it’s a dull, boring and ugly place to stop. Yes, keep going. We like our paradise. It’s reserved for the elite only. The curious, the non-sheep tourists.
Explore and you will discover.
I had always wanted to visit Uluru; the heart of Australia’s red centre. It’s a long way from anywhere and not easy to reach, but this didn’t stop me … it made me even more determined to go. Flying into the area for my first sighting of its deep orange and red colours were mesmerizing.
Uluru or Ayres Rock as it’s also known is located in Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, in the Northern Territory of Australia. This semi-arid red desert is vast. With only 150-280mm of rainfall per year, bush fires are common whether “controlled” or accidental by someone dropping a careless cigarette.
Uluru is famous for its sandstone monolith bearing the same name, but its more than just an iconic big red rock. It tells a story of one of the oldest living cultures dating back thousands of years, a culture that has been lost to “modern day” Australia as we know it.
If you want to know the “real Australia”, you need to visit Uluru … and what a story it has to tell.
I could wax lyrical about my visit to Australia for as long as anyone will listen. It’s a bucket list destination for a lot of people, including me, so I decided to get a year’s working visa to give me the opportunity of not just travelling around and seeing as much as I could, but to live there and see what the Country really has to offer.
With statistics telling us it’s the world’s 6th largest Country, the world’s largest island and the only island that is a continent & country, distances between destinations are vast.
But what is it about Australia that has me and plenty of others talking about it years after they have visited?
Like I said, I could talk about how much I loved Australia all day but to give a less biased opinion, I decided to ask top bloggers who also have a fond affection for this Country for their views and experiences.
I grew up in England where Christmases are generally wet and miserable and if you were lucky, just a little bit overcast and grey! In 2010 we had snow, proper snow where it covered the ground making it pretty and white – now for us Brits, that is the perfect Christmas, the stuff kid’s dreams are made of!
When I was 17 years old, I lost my Grandmother on Christmas Day so for me, the “magic of Christmas” had gone. I didn’t feel I could “celebrate” in the same way so over the years, I discovered that being away from the UK made me the happiest, plus, any excuse to have a holiday, right? I have since experienced Christmas in five different continents with both snow and sun. I love them both for different reasons, but one stood out for me the most … when I was 3ft deep in snow!
The cold isn’t for everyone …. so which do you think you would prefer?
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