If you’ve been lucky enough to get a chance to study in Australia as a foreign student, then you must have been thinking about which places to visit to experience Australia in the best way possible. If you’re not sure which locations to put on your list, here are 7 places you shouldn’t miss. Find a way to visit them and you won’t be disappointed.
1. Great Barrier Reef
This is the number one on the list because it’s one of the most incredible world’s wonders. The reef is even longer than the Great Wall of China and can be seen from space. If you get the chance to visit it, try to get a scuba diving tour so that you really experience this magical place that’s like nothing else in the world. As the reef is depleting, you better hurry up because you can’t be sure if you will ever going to get the chance to see it again.
2. Byron Bay
Most students will like this laid-back town. Even though it’s a popular tourist location, it’s not overcrowded. It has a cute, relaxing beach and you’ll soon notice how the people and the whole atmosphere is relaxed and everybody around you is just chilling. When you get there, you definitely shouldn’t miss The Farm – a real working farm with local business and an incredible cafe.
3. Twelve Apostles
Another depleting natural wonder that you shouldn’t miss. It’s around 300km west of Melbourne and is a wonderful example of how nature can be rush and always original. The 12 Apostles are located along the ocean road, so you can make a road trip when you decide to visit these unique natural sculptures.
Tasmania is a truly amazing part of Australia. It has so much to offer, so you’ll probably need a couple of days to see everything you should. First of all, you need to visit Hobart’s waterfront. It’s an adorable area full of boats, restaurants, old warehouses and fish shops that travel on water. If you want to enjoy delicious seafood, this is the place for you. Next stop is the Cradle Mountain that offers some incredible scenery and amazing views from high up. Under the mountain, you can enjoy the beautiful Lake St Clair National Park. Every outdoor enthusiast will simply enjoy it. As far as the hiking up the mountain goes, you don’t have to be an experienced hiker. You can explore the mountain with professionals if you choose a guided Three Capes tour, which is the option that will best ensure you’ll see the best stuff. The Freycinet National Park is another amazing piece of nature for you to enjoy – it will also take to the Wineglass Bay, where some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are waiting for you.
5. Surfers Paradise
Every student should feel the rush of a big city’s nightlife. Of course, you probably know which Australian cities you should visit, but you may miss Surfers Paradise and its flashy skyscrapers if you’re not careful. It has a long coastline that’s simply stunning and crazy nightlife. But it’s not just a city with cool clubs and amazing beach. It is a place where culture and art are present on almost every corner, where there are tons of activities that could boost your adrenaline and amazing food.
The Whitsundays Islands on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef gives you the opportunity to enjoy white sandy beaches while enjoying watching the reef. You can stay at Airlie Beach, a cute town near the beach and visit Whitehaven Beach, which many people say is the most amazing beach in the world. It’s so white that it seems unreal at times. You can only access it by a boat or a helicopter, but it’s worth the trip.
7. Blue Mountains
A great chance to explore the wild nature through various trails offered. And not just that – you can ride the Scenic Skyway gondola, which allows you to take amazing pictures of Katoomba Falls and the Mount Solitary. As the Blue Mountains are the home of 11 amazing caves, you can have a guided tour to explore one of the oldest cave systems on the planet.
All in all
Australia is such an amazing place that you’ll probably feel sad because you won’t have the chance to experience all the unbelievable things it offers. Still, if you stick to this list, you’ll get to see some of the most amazing places not just in Australia, but in the world, too.