Top 10 Ultimate Escapes in Australia
Thursday, April 5th, 2012

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Australia is a country with a rich landscape and many natural wonders. Home to some of the world’s most famous monuments and cities, Australia is perfect for escaping the daily grind of repetitive work days and routine. You will fall in love with the beauty Australia has to offer, and you will go back home wanting to come back before you even set foot on your door step. Australia is a country with much diversity, from the slow relaxed atmosphere of Queensland to the hustle and bustle of New South Wales. Not to say places like Sydney’s Bondi Beach aren’t as relaxing as some of the best Queensland has to offer – each state is unique in itself in this amazing country many call home – Australia.

The Great Barrier Reef

Of course The Great Barrier Reef is one of the top places to go on an Australian holiday. As one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is home to millions of species of fish, marine mammals and coral. Vibrant and full of life, the Reef is a must see for anyone. Composed of over 2,900 individual reefs, it’s impossible to see it all. One day spent here will be enough for lifelong memories.

Kangaroo Island

Situated 70 miles southwest of Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is a historical and natural wonder. Filled with beautiful shorelines and forested land, this island will amaze your family from the moment you step off the ferry transport. From sea lions to sand dunes, you will have a blast exploring everything Kangaroo Island has to offer.

Sydney Harbour

This harbour is as massive as it is beautiful. Fireworks are often lit from the harbour, making it a great spot for viewing. The ships coming in and out of the area are also a spectacle to see.


This massive island is an excellent place to take your family for learning about history. It is also the natural home of Tasmanian devils. Though they are nocturnal, you can sometimes catch them lounging in the sun.

Great Ocean Road

Australian holidays wouldn’t be complete without a trip down Great Ocean Road. It borders the sea, making it a perfect road for sightseeing Australia’s beautiful coast.

Kakadu National Park

This national park is a must see. Here you will find a rich melting pot of natural life. The photo opportunities are worth the trip alone.


The fourth largest city in Australia is home to a sprawling metropolitan area. Perth is great for families because there is so much to do here. You can visit museums or spend your days at the beach. If you are planning Australian holidays, then Perth is a must.

Port Douglas

This tropical beach-side city is perfect for surfing, kite surfing and parasailing. If you are looking for a tropical getaway, Port Douglas is a superb choice.

Red Centre

You wouldn’t spend much time in Red Centre, but if you are adventurous it is worth touching foot into. Being able to say you have been to the Australian Outback is definitely great for bragging rights. The desert here is brutal, so come prepared.


Uluru is a World Heritage Site, and it is essentially a massive rock in the middle of the desert. It draws in thousands of curious tourists each year, and it is a spot of mystery. It is a scared spot to the Anangu aboriginal people. When visiting here, be sure to stay for sunrise and sunset. The colors of the rock and landscape are truly a once in a lifetime sight.

Whether you want to lie on a beach for 2 weeks or explore unchartered terrain Australia is a country which truly has it all. Escape from what you are doing right now and make a life changing decision to visit God’s country and see why so many people have migrated to this amazing diamond in the rough.

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