Australia Holidays 2019 / 2020
Known for its wild outback and colourful reefs as well as wonderful hip cities and intriguing history, Australia holidays are simply fascinating, exciting and breath-taking. A variety of landscapes help to complete the complexity and thrill you can get from a getaway in Australia. Red sands and deep blue seas both highlight the contrasting areas that the country can offer its visitors.
Glorious cities, green rainforests, rocky terrain and some of the best wildlife you can see are just some of the things you can look forward to on your Australia holiday. The land of kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, wombats and wallabies, Australia isn’t a place where just its cities take centre stage. There is plenty of natural beauty to be experienced here too. So, you can enjoy the best of beaches, cities and the outback with a trip to Australia!
Things to do in Australia
There are a range of things to see and do during your Australian holiday. From witnessing those iconic sights to experiencing the country’s natural side. Bondi Beach is always a great option where you can lay and relax on the white sand and watch the surfers riding the crashing waves. But there is also the beautiful Great Barrier Reef to explore. Off the coast of Queensland in the northeast of Australia you can see the largest reef in the world and its marine life. The Sydney Opera House is perhaps the most symbolic place that represents Australia. A centre for opera, music and theatre, you can enjoy its unique exterior or a guided tour. Finally, make your way into the centre of Australia to witness the fascinating Uluru, a sandstone monolith which is of significance to the indigenous Australians.
Eating out in Australia
Australian cuisine probably isn’t the most talked about aspect when it comes to a holiday. However, there are some unique elements to eating out in Australia. There is a selection of meats which aren’t typical elsewhere, such as kangaroo. A lean red meat, it is generally made into burgers, steaks and sausages. Barbecuing meat is also a popular way of cooking in Australia, whether it be meat or fish, its always a great idea to enjoy a barbecue on the beach. However, when eating out in Australia, restaurants offer a variety of cuisine, from French cuisine to Asian, there is a huge choice to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters.
Australia for families
Australia holidays are perfect for taking the whole family with you. With its diverse selection of landscapes and range of activities, the kids will no doubt enjoy Australia to the fullest. When in Sydney, jump on a ferry to get a closer look at the Sydney Opera House and the city’s waterways. You’ll also get to see the huge Sydney Harbour Bridge during your boating adventure. Moreover, take the kids to the Sydney Sea Life Aquarium or Wild Life Sydney Zoo to enjoy the unique species that Australia is home to. On the other hand, along the Gold Coast, there are theme parks to get stuck into. From Wet’n’Wild and Dreamworld, there are an abundance of rides and attractions to entertain the whole family.
Action and adventure
Australia is one of the best places to visit for daredevils. There are a huge range of activities to choose from thanks to the country’s diverse selection of landscapes. So, whether you’d like to choose the outback, rainforest, sea or city, it’s totally up to you. One of the most popular adventure activities to partake in is the climb up to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can choose whether you’d prefer to climb at the crack of dawn or later on in the night to see the true beauty of this city. Or head to Ningaloo Reef where you can snorkel with whale sharks and see the reef in all its glory.
When to go
Australia’s seasons are the reverse to what is experience in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning their summer time runs from December to February and their winter is between June and August. When it comes to weather, it depends on which region you’ll be visiting. The north of Australia usually sees a lack of rainfall during its winter, however the summer is tremendously hot accompanied by downpours. In southern Australia, including cities like Adelaide and Melbourne, the summers are hot and the winters are slightly milder. So, it is safer to pack a selection of summer clothing and a few warmer items.
Average monthly temperatures (°C) (based on Sydney)
- January: 26° / 19°
- February: 26° / 19°
- March: 25° / 18°
- April: 23° / 15°
- May: 20° / 12°
- June: 18° / 10°
- July: 17° / 8°
- August: 18°/ 9°
- September: 20° / 12°
- October: 22° / 14°
- November: 24° / 16°
- December: 26° / 18°
The nightlife in Australia is fun as well as diverse. You can expect a huge variety in major cities like Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. If you’re looking for a great party during your Australia holiday, the Gold Coast is a fun area, known for lively pubs, clubs and bars. On the other hand, Sydney perhaps has the best nightlife scene in the country, due to its atmosphere and varied venues. Melbourne is a close rival to Sydney though, boasting swanky establishments and rooftop bars, many of which line the Yarra River.
Australia for couples
If you plan on taking your loved one to Australia, you’re in luck. Whether you’re a couple who like to keep your holidays laid-back or a couple who love the outdoor and active trips, Australia provides for all types of holidaymakers. Australia’s diversity keeps its activities and things to do interesting and fun. Head to Darling Harbour where you can enjoy a romantic stroll along the waterfront as well as taking in Sydney’s well-known attractions. Check out Bondi Beach for a relaxed time together and you can both dip in the sea to cool off from the hot weather or lap up the sun and you both top up your tan. Australia is also home to more active and adventurous activities, so why not head to Daintree Rainforest where you can admire the natural beauty of the country and the surrounding views.
Australia’s diversity is not just reflected within its physical geography, but within its people too. Joining Indigenous groups of people are the British and Irish as well as other European immigrants. However, Australia now has thriving communities of Asian and African settlers. This reflects the cultural influences that Australia now has. The country is also home to the oldest surviving civilisation on Earth, the Aboriginies, who have left their mark within Australia’s culture too. Perhaps one of the most iconic cultural landmarks in the country would have the be the Sydney Opera House, home to all things performing arts.