Known for mild temperatures and a vibrant culture, Darwin has heaps to offer. From wildlife experiences to fine dining, no doubt it’s got the thing for you, no matter your agenda:
You’re in for a treat if you go wild for wildlife. This immersive croc experience gets you up close and personal with Australia’s apex predators. That’s if you’re brave enough to plunge into the Cage of Death and get face-to-face with these mesmerising monsters!
Now for another kind of cove. This gorgeous restaurant has lagoon views and high-quality beef dishes, accompanied perfectly by an extensive wine selection. What more could you want?
Zen Rooftop Lounge
Clink your glasses up in the clouds and enjoy panoramic views of Darwin from this swanky rooftop bar. Our favourite thing about them? They serve complimentary nibbles with their delicious wines, cocktails and spirits. Yum!
The best places to visit in Perth, Australia
Did you know that Perth is sometimes called the ‘City of Lights’?
As it turns out, the city gets lit so vibrantly that it has a history of being visible to astronauts out in space! Cool, huh?
Well, it’s pretty cool from the ground, too. Here are some of our favourite spots in Perth:
Hillary’s Boat Harbour
This little harbour is home to a handful of gorgeous restaurants, most of which have an enviable view of the water. Before dining, you can take a dip in the sea, try your hand at fishing, or even go on a glass-bottom boat tour!
This beautiful little island is perched just off the coast of Perth. As if its breathtaking natural scenery and clear blue waters weren’t enough, Rottnest is also bursting with family-friendly activities. Hire some pedal bikes to explore the island, or rent a boat to visit nearby shipwrecks.
This floating rock is home to some of the cutest birds you could imagine. That’s right. A colony of little penguins. Catch a ferry from Mersey Point, and you’ll be in penguin paradise in just 5 minutes. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, too.
The best places to visit in Brisbane, Australia
Known for its size and vibrancy, the capital of Queensland won’t let you down. This city is a ray of sunshine, so let’s take a look at how to enjoy it best:
This old-school cinema is the perfect place for a lowkey date or a chilled family night. Bring your own movie snacks, take a step back in time, and enjoy a film from the comfort of your car every night of the week.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Opened in 1927, this is the biggest and best koala sanctuary in Aus. If you’re in Brisbane, you can’t skip a trip to this inspiring place. They do great work for koala conservation and give you the chance to pet these funky furballs! It’s a 10/10 experience.
Dandy’s Rooftop Bar
This colourful bar is a wonderland up in the clouds! Sip on a pint of quality craft beer and take in the breathtaking views of the city. When you’re there, see if you can guess the theme (clue: one of the cocktails is called the Anna Kournikova!).
The best places to visit in Cairns, Australia
If you’re chasing sunsets and idyllic beaches, you’re gonna wanna 100% hit up Cairns.
Packed with culture, natural beauty and adventures, Cairns is a stunning tropical little town that offers tourists the classic Aussie experience.
Let’s see what it has in store:
The Great Barrier Reef
If you’ve heard of Australia, you’ve heard of the Great Barrier Reef. This mind-bogglingly huge coral reef has more than 1500 fish species, turtles, dolphins, whales, and more! Ride a Scuba Doo sub-scooter below the waves to admire this underwater wonderland up close!
Located on nearby Fitzroy Island, this beach is postcard-perfect. A stretch of white sand meets crystal clear waters, giving you the most tranquil spot for sunbathing. While you’re on the island, check out the great activities available there, too.
If you want to see Northern Australia’s sea creatures without getting wet, head to the aquarium. Over 15,000 aquatic animals call this place home – all of which you can gawk at through the glass. We’d recommend seeing the aquarium by Twilight for the ultimate experience.
Ready. Steady. Aus!
Now we’ve finished chewing your ear off, it’s time you check out these ripsnorter places for yourself!
We’ve given you all the tips for seeing Aus like a true blue, so pack your sunnies, grab your wetsuits, and embark on a journey of a lifetime.
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