10 Awesome Things to do in Australia

10 Awesome Things to do in Australia

Discover 10 awesome things to do in Australia. Australia is a big country and it has something for every traveler. From bustling cities to deserted bushland to some of the best beaches in the world. It is my home-country but there is still so much I haven’t seen including the first two on this list!

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10 Awesome Things to do in Australia

1. Great Barrier Reef (QLD)

The first thing on this list of awesome things to do in Australia is the iconic Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. You can even see it from space!

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You can see the Great Barrier Reef from space. Image via Pixabay.

2. Ayers Rock (NT)

Ayers Rock, also know as Uluru, is a sacred rock in central Australia. It is a UNESCO heritage site.

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Ayers Rock is a UNESCO heritage site. Image via Pixabay.

3. Great Ocean Road (VIC)

The Great Ocean Road is a 243 km coastal drive in Victoria. Along the way are some iconic attractions including the 12 Apostles.

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The 12 Apostles. Now days there are not so many.

4. Sydney Harbor Bridge (NSW)

Sydney Harbour Bridge may be the most recognized man-made structure in Australia. Around it is some of the trendiest cafes and restaurants in Sydney, as well as the famous Sydney Opera House.

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Sydney Harbor Bridge with the Opera House at night. Image via Pixabay.

5. Overland Track (TAS)

Number 5 on this list of awesome things to do in Australia is the Overland Track. The Overland Track is a 65,000 m hike in Tasmania. Most people can do it in under 10 days.

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One of the many beautiful scenes I saw while hiking the Overland Track.

6. Nullarbor Plain

The Nullarbor Plain is an arid stretch of land from one side of Australia to the other. It is often regarded as a big lot of “nothing”, but I guarantee you will never forget the scenery if you cross it.

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Typical scenery whilst driving along the Nullarbor Plain.

7. Stirling Ranges (WA)

The Stirling Ranges are home to more than 1500 species of flora, many of which are unique. As part of a TAFE course, I walked the Ridge Walk. The Ridge Walk is a 26km unmarked wilderness hike from Ellen Peak to the Bluff Knoll. It was epic.

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The Stirling Ranges is home to a 4 day wilderness hike.

8. Hamilton Island (QLD)

Hamilton Island is a resort island off the coast of Queensland. I went there to attend a wedding and was not disappointed. It has pristine beaches, beautiful views, and lots of things to do for the whole family. It is also a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Looking over Catseye Beach

9. Bibbulmun Track (WA)

The Bibbulmum Track is not only the most epic thing I have done on this list, it may also be the most epic thing I have done in my life! It is a bushwalk from Perth to Albany, approximately 1000km long. It took 6 weeks.

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The scenery along the Bibbulmun track varies from beaches to bushland to arid plains.

10. Royal Botanical Garden (VIC)

The last thing on this list of awesome things to do in Australia is the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne. It houses 8,500+ plant species from around the world. I lived in Melbourne for a year and am ashamed to say that I never visited this place.

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The Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens is home to over 8,500 plant species from around the world. Image via Flickr.

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