Make a new year’s resolution to stay at home, it is important to remember how great it is to take a trip around Australia.
With a whole world to sell, we can often lose sight of the fact that travel within Australian is so awesome. Diving with great white sharks, taking a train through the outback or climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, our very own backyard has some of the most heart-pumping or tastebud-tingling travel experiences anywhere on the planet.
Sunlover Holidays knows this. They are domestic travel experts, always keeping an eye on the latest and greatest things to do in Australia and their Australia on Sale collection offers holiday packages for foodies, funsters and explorers.
Here are our top ten travel experiences in Australia right now:
Swim with a great white shark
Just outside of the town of Port Lincoln in South Australia, in the choppy waters of the Southern Ocean, you can bob around in the sea with one of the world’s scariest apex predators. Huge great whites will glide just metres from where you sit safely in a steel cage, close enough to touch – though we do NOT suggest that!
Taste the ocean in Margaret River
With a unique position where world-class vineyards collide with wild coastline, Margaret River in Western Australia is one of the best foodie spots anywhere. Fresh seafood, craft beer and sauvignon blanc for miles this is one Sunlover Holidays package you have to take a bite out of.
Climb an icon in Sydney
Strapping in to scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a heart-racing experience, seeing the view from the top is like nothing you can ever imagine. You simply have to do it.
See Uluru’s magical light garden
The Field of Light is a stunning light installation on the plains surrounding Uluru in the Northern Territory. After sunset – and the natural light show of the changing reds and purples of Uluru – the Field of Light twinkles into life. Over 50,000 spindles of light surround you in a magical garden of colour, so popular it has been extended until December 2020.
See opera on Sydney Harbour
Catch the drama and majesty Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour –La Bohème with a backdrop that threatens to steal the show. In the shadow of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, this production by Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour takes place on a floating stage just near the Royal Botanic Gardens. Let yourself be taken from a warm night in Sydney to a chilly winter in Paris – with real snow falling!
Travel the red centre by rail
Watch the subtle changes in Australia’s wildest outback landscape from a luxury train cabin as you travel The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin. The Ghan gives you a front row seat to some of the most rugged and beautiful wilderness anywhere as well as off-train excursions like a boat trip through the soaring cliffs of Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge).
Dive a natural wonder
Snorkel alongside sea turtles and have a romantic picnic on Whitehaven Beach – some of the finest, whitest sand in the world – or party the night away in Airlie Beach. The Whitsunday Islands is a tropical paradise that overseas tourists love – don’t let them have it all to themselves.
Hit the town in Melbourne
The Victorian capital has some of the best events in the country. The blockbuster Triennial art exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) runs until April and there are pop-up cinemas, bars and restaurants all over town. Perhaps the biggest event is White Night where the city’s laneways and galleries open from dusk till dawn for a range of exhibitions and happenings (17 February).
See something precious in Canberra
Running until the end of July, the huge Cartier: the Exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia has more than 300 jewel-encrusted wonders from the Cartier Collection. Tiaras worn by the future queen of England, the necklace of a Hollywood legend and a brooch from Dame Nellie Melba are just a few of the artworks on display.
Get arty in Hobart
The Museum of Old and New Art recently opened a new wing for visitors to explore with huge art installation from artist James Turrell. The whole new addition is dedicated to the use of light in art and is named the Pharos Wing after a lighthouse built for Macedonian general – Ptolemy I Soter.
Whether you are a road tripper, an adrenaline junkie or a cellar door stalker, some of the best adventures are right here in Australia. Let Sunlover Holidays remind you why it is so great to travel this country with its Australia on Sale packages that offer the best short breaks in the country.
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Written by Paul Chai, KarryOn contributor.
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