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What to do and see in Australia

Places to visit in Australia (sightseeing):

  • Sydney: legendary capital of Australia with its Opera House
  • Alice Springs: the site of Uluru (Ayers Rock), sacred mountain of the aborigines.
  • Cairns and the Queensland coast: best from June to August. After that the water fills with jellyfish in search of warm tropical waters. 
  • Melbourne: Australia's most European city.
  • Darwin: obligatory crossing point for visiting Kakadu Park and seeing kangaroos! 
  • If you don't want to miss anything in your trip around Australia, take a look at our Suggested Itinerary for traveling between June and September or this other Suggested Itinerary for traveling between October and May.

What to do in Australia (attractions):

  • The Great Barrier Reef: more than 2000km of reef along the Queensland coast. A paradise for scuba diving and snorkelling.
  • Uluru: Australia's Red Centre, the sacred mountain of the aborigines. And it's not hard to see why. When it rises up in the middle of the desert, it truly seems alive! Very close by is its twin sister Katja Tjuta and Kings Canyon, two more natural wonders. 
  • The Great Ocean Road and its 12 Apostles: a beautiful road along the southern edge of Australia with huge rocks projecting directly over the ocean (the 12 Apostles). 
  • Surfing: Australia is the best country in the world for surfing. For this reason, you'll find spots of international renown scattered all over its coasts. 
  • Explore the Queensland coast.
  • Cape Tribulation: the magic of seeing the joining of the crystalline waters of the Coral Sea and Deintree tropical forest. 
  • Magnetic Island: famous for the eucalyptus forests where koalas live in total freedom. 
  • Whitsundays: group of 74 white-sand islands and crystal-clear waters, situated between the Queensland coast and the Great Barrier Reef. 
  • Fraser Island: enjoy the largest sand island in the world in a 4x4.
  • Kakadu: natural park with cave drawings by the first aborigines in Australia and the country's most emblematic species (kangaroos, walaroos and crocodiles). 

Surfing Australia:

Australia is roundly considered one of the top surfing spots in the world. In our routes, we include three interesting places for surfing:

  • Melbourne coast: probably the most well-known spot.
  • Sydney coast: Bondi Beach for beginners and Manly Beach for advanced. You can also visit the famous beaches in the north as far as Byron Bay.
  • Gold Coast, near Brisbane.

Melbourne: you can surf in the Melbourne area if you travel with our 17-22 day route (June-August) or 7-19 day route (Sept.-May). In this case, add the days you plan to surf to the Great Ocean Road part (the best beaches for surfing are here).

Sydney: you can combine surfing in the Sydney area with any of our routes, since they all pass through the capital.

Gold Coast and the north of Sydney: if you want to take advantage of the Gold Coast and the beaches to the north of Sydney, you'll have to make a greater effort as they are not included in our route. If you're still interested, here's how to get there:

  • If you're leaving from Sydney, follow the coast all the way to Brisbane. It's a 12-hour trip, so plan for 3-4 additional days for surfing. To get back you can fly from Brisbane or return by car (add a extra day in this case).
  • If you want visit Hervey Bay, get a car there and continue on to Brisbane (4 hours) or catch a plane. Then follow the coast to Sydney (3-4 days).

See a map with surfing areas.

See the description of each surfing area.