Where to go and what to see in Australia!
Destinations | Uluru / Ayers Rock | Alice Springs | Adelaide | Kangaroo Island | Robe | The Grampians | Port Fairy | Great Ocean Road | Melbourne | Phillip Island | Port Douglas | Hamilton Island | Brisbane | Noosa | Hervey Bay | Fraser Island | Sydney

Australian Destinations

These are the places we visited, where we stayed and what we did, along with a few pictures.

Uluru / Ayers Rock

There are few things more recognisable as Australian than Ayers Rock - and for good reason. There is a real air about the place and the sunsets are stunning.

Alice Springs

Drive through the desert to Alice Springs to experience more of the Red Centre - and open up more onward flight destinations. It's a place that's well worth seeing, but struggles to compete with the magic of Ayers Rock.

Adelaide

A busy city with a population of just over a million comes as a bit of a shock to the system after the sparse desert, but Adelaide and the Barossa Valley have a lot to offer.

Kangaroo Island

Koalas, seals, sealions, echidnas, platypus, wallabies and kangaroos. Who would have thought you could squeeze so much wildlife onto a small island. You can't miss this.

Robe

A cut little fishing village makes a perfect stopover after a long drive from Kangaroo Island and the fish and chips here is seriously tasty!

The Grampians

The Grampians National Park offers beautiful mountain ranges, waterfalls and walks. Ideally, you'd find a second day to spend here.

Port Fairy

A second pretty little fishing village and the western gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Perfect for a one night stopover.

Great Ocean Road

Nicknamed the Great Bitumen Sea Snake, the coastal views are photographer heaven and the twisty driving is simply awesome.

Melbourne

The home of sporting Australia - and to be honest, we saw very little of it.

Phillip Island

Another haven for wildlife, with Little Penguins being the star of the show. Don't miss the Koalas either,

Port Douglas

A lovely Aussie holiday destination. Access to tropical North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef are the big features, but you'd be happy just chilling out for a fortnight here.

Hamilton Island

A disappointment. We expected an idyllic getaway, but it just didn't deliver. Admittedly it was out of season, but the resort needs some TLC. Whitehaven Beach was squeaky!

Brisbane

We didn't see much of Brisbane, but we weren't grabbed by it at all. It's a good way of getting to Noosa though - via Steve Irwin's zoo of course.

Noosa

Very similar to Port Douglas in feel, it's an Australian Puerto Banús. Hastings Street the must-be location.

Hervey Bay

We were pleasantly surprised by Hervey Bay. It's a nice little place and gateway to the Humpback Whale watch tours.

Fraser Island

A short ferry hop over from Hervey Bay, the world's biggest sand island is unexpectedly sandy! The brave should hire a 4WD to get around, but be sure to take the tides into account.

Sydney

Probably the prettiest city on earth, Sydney has a stunning harbour backdrop and some of the world's most recognisable architecture. We loved every second.


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