Stunning. Dazzling. Mesmerising. Attracting millions of visitors every year, there is something special about Australia that makes it one of life’s must-visit destinations; an unforgettable, unique vacation experience in a land like no other.
Ever dreamed about a holiday Down Under? What are you waiting for?
10 Reasons to Visit Australia Immediately
1. The World’s Largest Coral Reef
Simply magnificent! The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. The iconic, underwater World Heritage site is blessed with over 2,900 coral reefs, 400 different types of hard coral and 1,500 species of fish. Exploring the natural home of threatened marine turtles and endangered dugong aboard a glass-bottomed boat or on a diving adventure is one of Australia’s top experiences.
2. Wildlife You Will Only Find Here
You will not be able to put your camera down in Australia. One of Earth’s treasured ‘megadiverse’ countries, there are more endemic (occurring nowhere else) mammals and reptiles, and over 97% more endemic birds, amphibians and plants than the rest of the world! The only country you will only ever see a wild kangaroo leaping about with a joey in its pouch is in Australia!
3. The Cutest Animals Ever
From wallabies to wombats and wallaroos, when it comes to cute and fluffy, we believe Australia is the number one destination for wildlife lovers. Even the turtles are sweet, especially since six out of seven of the world’s endangered marine turtle species are found in Australian waters. Do not even get us started on adorable koalas, arguably the cutest and fluffiest of all!
4. Incredible Natural Landscapes
Rugged mountains, dramatic desert outback and sweeping, wild coastlines; Australia is a land of Mother Nature at Her creative best. For the most glorious coastal scenery take a trip down the Great Ocean Road, which is Australian National Heritage listed. The nearly 250 km stretch takes you along the southeastern coastline past the impressive 6,000 year old 12 Apostles; striking limestone stacks jutting out of the waters off the Port Campbell National Park shore.
5. Amazing Beach Destinations
Australia has some of the best beaches in the world; sparkling white sands, golden bays and a myriad of blue, green and crystal clear waters. We love the most photographed beach in Australia, the long expanse of glorious Whitehaven Beach on breathtaking Whitsunday Island in Queensland. Further south, soak up the inimitable, laid-back Aussie vibe of the Sunshine Coast vacation life.
6. Wine, Wine, and Why Not More Glorious Wine!
Australian wines are world-famous and no trip is complete without visiting a winery for a delicious spot of wine appreciation in an idyllic rural setting. We recommend the most renowned and oldest wine region in the country, the spectacular Hunter Valley in New South Wales. Close to Melbourne is Yarra Valley with its 50 wineries and quality Cabernets, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, while not far from Adelaide is McLaren Vale, with its wonderful proximity to the beach.
7. Shop and Tour in Sydney Till You Drop
From relaxing and people-watching on Bondi Beach, to a shopper’s paradise on Oxford Street, the biggest city in Australia is an exciting, vibrant hub of culture, sight-seeing, restaurants and everything in between. Marvel at iconic Sydney Opera House, island-hop in Sydney Harbour and step just outside the city to the magical Blue Mountains. Sydney is a must-experience city that you will never forget!
8. Best Surfing and Diving on Earth
Ride the waves of one of the world’s most famous surfing and diving destinations. Surfing is part of Aussie culture, and we urge you to try Byron Bay in New South Wales, Noosa and Rainbow Bays on the Sunshine Coast. Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne and Goolwa Beach in Adelaide. And when it comes to finding the action under water, The Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate diving destination.
9. Hip Melbourne Restaurants
Find out why Melbourne Stays are Full of Flavour , sampling the dining delights of one of our favourite cities; a culinary and cultural melting pot of cuisines. From high-end, sophisticated restaurants to small bistros, cafes and bars down the city’s narrow lanes, Melbourne is all about creating an exciting gastronomic journey.
10. More Aussie Adventures with Anantara Vacation Club
Choose among 10 Oaks Hotel Club Escapes throughout Australia, from Queensland’s Sunshine and Gold Coasts, down to Sydney in New South Wales plus Melbourne, Adelaide and Hunter Valley.
Australia is much more than a holiday destination; it is a once-in-lifetime experience! Offering outback and marine adventures pristine beaches, fine wines and unparalleled wildlife viewing, Australia is the place for your next vacation.