Despite being deemed the driest continent on earth besides Antarctica, Australia remains rather desirable for travelers. With fascinating wildlife and varied terrain, it is easy to admire. The Aussie attitude in and of itself is of intrigue, as it is seemingly chill with a good dose of humor.
Besides beautiful animals and attitudes, there is entertainment for any type of person. There are huge cities, like Sydney, where beach, nightlife, and evolutionary cuisine meets historical sites. Not to get stuck in Sydney, there are various unique regions, including The bush which is home to some Aboriginal people, indigenous to Australia–one of the most intriguing aspects of the country.
Sydney (Sandstone Architecture)
The British Colonial history is obvious when wandering the Central Business Districts (CBD). With scatterings of grand, well-preserved sandstone buildings, travelers can get an idea of the intimate link that connects UK and Australia.
Historical museums to keep an eye out for: Hyde Park Barracks Museum and The Rocks Discovery Museum. The Rocks gives a beautiful historic walk-through, providing plenty of gorgeous views of the harbor along the way. If you head towards the water during the walk through, you may arrive at Circular Quay, where the ferries pick-up and drop off passengers. Still a well-used form of transportation by locals and a cost effective way to admire the peaceful harbor for travelers.
Melbourne is not to be out-shined. As the culture capital, it has all of the edgy, cool vibes that Sydney is missing. A city more comparative to a European energy than the rest, it has even been dubbed a fashion capital of the country. The creativity culture is progressing with each day, as murals and sweet street art are being tagged across the city walls. Make sure you take a meander around laneway art while you are there. There is plenty here to occupy an urban yogi including some good yoga, too!
The Twelve Apostles
Highly recommended, there is a coastal drive four hours South of Melbourne. It unveils to you the rugged and always-breathtaking Twelve Apostles. Truly magnificent are the natural rock formations that rise up out of the Southern Ocean, as well as the surrounding limestone cliffs. There are plenty of chances to get closer to nature here with trails and hikes overlooking the ocean.
The James Cook Museum
In Queensland, the James Cook Museum in Cooktown gives knowledge about how this small town was established. Take a tour through a 19th century convent where people boarded their children, giving a look into Australian history and culture. With under 3000 people, this is a nice resting space, a laid back little town. This was also a pivotal base during WWII, for any history buffs.