There has never been a better time to visit Australia for us Brits! While the land down under may have seemed like a distant far-off dream land for most of us for the longest time, with the introduction of the first non-stop flights to Perth coming very soon it is about to become a lot more popular and accessible as a holiday destination. In fact now might be the exact time to start thinking about planning your ultimate Australia holiday itinerary!
So you’re headed to Australia? You’re not going to want to go to just one place when there’s so many different landscapes and exciting experiences to be had all over the country so the first thing you’ll need to figure out is how best to travel around because here’s the thing… Australia is huge. Trust me, it’s actually bigger than you even think it is and you won’t realise it until try to travel in it. So should you fly, rent a car, take a train? It really depends on your travel style, budget and the time you have. If this all sounds super complicated then as my Aussie friends would say “no worries” I’m about to break it down for you.
You’ve probably already got a variety of visuals when someone mentions Australia… but it’s not all about the beaches and the Opera House (although those are some very good draws that it would be amiss not to mention!) In fact one of the reasons I loved exploring the country so much was it’s vast and varied landscapes and so I’ve divided some of the panoramic photos from the last year into four categories demonstrating just some of the different sides I discovered.
If you’re not quite sold on Australia yet read on… I promise there’s something here for you.
You might have noticed if you’ve been reading my blog a while that the thing I love most when travelling is getting to see the native wildlife and the closer I can get (without disturbing them) the better! For anyone like me who loves their wildlife I’ve put together a list of all of the animals I came across in Australia, where I did (or didn’t) see them and a few of the really cool encounters you can have with them in different places.
While the east coast of Australia is hugely a popular and well-travelled route, the west coast remains somewhat less visited, mostly due to the huge expanses of deserted outback between its towns (we’re talking 2+ hours between gas stations on occasion!) However, one great thing about this is that the west has retained a lot of it’s wildness and, for those brave enough to drive it, guarantees untouched natural wonders unlike anywhere else in Australia. You don’t need to journey all the way up to Broome for a taste of the west, there’s plenty to see on the stretch between Perth and Exmouth, known appropriately as Australia’s Coral Coast… and yes it is as pretty as it sounds!