Travel Australia - where to go? Check out my Around Australia Road Trip (43 hubs so far) for ideas and suggestions. You can pick and choose, mix and match or follow the entire route. It is a big country, almost the same size as mainland USA but with a population less than California.
A sunrise hike to the top of Mt. Warning (East Coast, near Byron Bay) the world's largest extinct shield volcano is a must, if you are a hiker. It rewards the visitor with a view of the first rays of sunlight to hit the Australian mainland. The hike leads through rainforest and and is 4-5 hours round-trip.
Great Ocean road drive is one of the very scenic drives in the world. There are number of beautiful towns and beaches along the way. The stretch between Lorne and Apollo Bay is very picturesque in this drive.
Big place - how long have you got travelling? Look at Sidney Morgan's hubs, Karandas and I have a few on various Australian destinations
Thanks for the mention CMHypno. Australia is huge! Ten days is not much time lanealanea, although most of the major centres can be reached in a couple of hours by plane, the heart of Australia is off the beaten track.
The Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley region and the heart of our nation; Alice Springs and Uluru offer something a bit different to anywhere else. But gee, then there's the Grampians or the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and the vast expanse of Western Australia.
Ten days? Really? Only ten days? You might have to come again!
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The southern part of Australia is awesome, near the Grampian Mountains in Dunkeld... Lots of great climbing and kangaroos! Anthony Bourdain from the Travel Channel did a show on a restaurant there called the "Royal Mail", and he called it the best restaurant in Australia! Even though I haven't yet been all over the country, I agree, it was an awesome meal!
This doesn't seem like quite the right time for visiting Australia (or New Zealand for that matter).
One of the world's most amazing places. Loved the coast line - and the people! The butterfly garden in Sidney, the mountain climb - Aires Rock - spelling help needed - sorry was not my cup of tea.
New Zealand was also wonderful.
Oh, the fairy penguins! I could just go on and on - want to return someday.
My advice - don't try to cover too much during your 10 days. There is so much to see in Australia and the distances vast so focus on one or two areas!
Where are you landing? What do you like to do when you're on holiday? I'm sure many here will be able to give you more advice. Or, I recommend my favorite site for travelers' information - TripAdvisor!
most people would probably recommend the Eastern side. I haven't been there so can't comment but definitely enjoyed my visit to Perth.
If you want more info, refer to my hub on Western Australia.
Having lived in Australia for a year, the answer will depend on what you are looking for. For a more laid back Australian experience, Western Australia is a good option because there are far less tourists. However, the traditional route starts either in Sydney or Melbourne, then goes all the way up to Cairns up North. This is definitely the biggest backpacker circuit, as there are thousands who do this route. Don't forget to stop in Byron Bay, as it is a popular destination for the backpackers and a personal favorite of mine.
Queensland is very good, because you can visit Brisbane, Gold Coast and then go up north to the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier reef all while in the same state.
Other cities are good to visit, but I only know a lot about Queensland because I lived there for 5 years.
Perth is great to visit if you like variety, do a trip to Ningaloo reef where I swam/snorkled with a turtle ! Monkey mia where I fed a dolphin + see a bit of the country side as well . A lot you can see here in a short time !
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Not traveled Antarctica, Centro Africa and southern parts of Africa. Travel still often, not up to date on half of the places. Maybe I'm able to give you a rough guidelines where you are going.
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