Top 15 Best Things to Do in Australia (And How Much)

I cannot stress enough why Australia is such an exciting country to visit.

Apart from the cascading beaches they have on their shores, this country also houses the most exciting activities you and your family would definitely want to try.

Whether it is a laidback stroll from winding roads of its charming history and culture, down to skiing and exhilarating skydiving, you absolutely must brace yourselves for the most fun offerings that Australia awaits you.

  1. Go Tully River Rafting (P 6,758.84)

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Get ablaze for a full day rafting experience from Cairns or Northern Beaches. This is a great way to bond with friends and family while marvelling at the best landscapes of Australia. Oh, and don’t forget about the teamwork and excitement you guys will never forget.

  1. Fly Aloft a Hot Air Balloon in Gold Coast (P 9,183.20)

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Soar the skies of Australia’s famed Gold Coast Hinterland on a hot air balloon flight! I’ve always dreamed of getting proposed at in here!

  1. Gaze at the SeaLife Melbourne Aquarium (P 840.69)

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Walk under solid ground whilst admiring the great sea life! I can finally know how it feels like being a mermaid!

  1. Get real at Movie World, Wet N Wild and Sea World (P 3,526.34)

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Enjoy and feel like a kid again in an utterly thrilling amusement park, not just one, or two, but three! 😀 I hope a day’s enough to get to all the rides!

  1. Sprawl over Eureka Skydeck (P 734.65)

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And be careful not to fall! Just kidding! Lavish on breath-taking views by night or day!

  1. Play fan to world’s celebrities at Madame Tussauds’ (P 923.39)

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Get close with your admired celebrities and take whimsical or fanatic photos with them! Minus the paparazzi and intimidating guards!

  1. Lego land Discovery Centre (P 1,230.74)

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Build and re-explore your childhood playthings as you take on a journey of discovering how your favourite toys were made. In addition to that, you get to see a miniature city completely made of Lego! Lastly to top everything up, you get to enjoy a Lego theme park where rides and more await.

  1. Get Gooey-Eyed in Star Observation Wheel (P 1,322.38)

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Peek into a 360 degree, unobstructed view at 120 meters above the ground. Dazzle at the beauty of all of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks as you can view them all sky high and with style!

Don’t forget your selfie-sticks! 😃

  1. Litchfield National Park Waterfall (P6,725.51)

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Explore the beauty of some great natural waterfalls like, Wangi Falls, Florence Falls, and Tolmer Falls! You’ll also get to see interesting Termite Mounds.

  1. Dive and Snorkel at Great Barrier Reef (P 6,282.02)

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If you have always wanted to try scuba diving, this is the great place to start! They have amazing lessons to teach you! After the introductory dive, and once you get your certification, you can proceed to another excursion by diving to two different locations.

And then get even more out of your trip by taking an upgrade to experience a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight. You have the advantage of seeing the reef from the air, and you can combine this flight with snorkelling, diving or both! What an awesome trip it will be!

  1. Go Tandem Skydiving at Wollongong from Sydney (P 9,289.78)

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If you’re a thrill-seeker, skydiving is a must for you in this lifetime! You’ll go tandem with a professional instructor over North Wollongong Beach, located just south of Sydney. Jump at 14,000 feet (4,267 meters) and feel the adrenaline rush through your veins!

A 60-second free fall at speeds of up to 120 mph (193kph) awaits you before the parachute opens to glide you back to solid ground. Can you feel the hair at the back of your neck rise now?

  1. Trek the Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains (P 6,662.75)

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Embark on a hidden adventure and be guided on a tour as you discover Lucas Cave, the largest in your 25-mile (40-kilmometer) chain tour. Listen to in-depth narration of the formation of the caves and its history.

  1. Hold on to your dear life at Cage of Death (P 6,244.57)

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Evade your tragic demise by diving protected with saltwater crocodiles in Crocosaurus Cove. You can dive alone or with a friend and explore the various attractions in the world’s largest reptile display.

  1. Visit The Workshops Rail Museum (P 532.62)

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Located in one of Australia’s oldest railway workshops still in operation, The Workshop Rail Museum boasts majestic displays of beautifully restored heritage locomotives and carriages. You can join the tour to learn more about trains, and feel like a kid again as you enjoy a fun time with your kids in the Nippers Railway, an indoor adventure playground.

  1. IceBar Melbourne (P 1,432.58)

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Experience Arctic temperatures while sipping mocktails, that’s included in all packages in Australia’s only bar that is amazingly made entirely out of ice. It’s like the witch in the dessert house of the Hansel and Gretel story had it made by Elsa, the Arendelle Queen in Frozen. I would definitely go in here!

With my last post’s on places to visit in Australia, here is a list to complete your entire trip! I hope you’ll get to try some of these activities, and do let me know when you already did, okay?

**All photos are not mine and are credited to their respective owners. Photos are used to show and inspire readers about the said activities.

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Top 10 Places You Shouldn’t Miss When Traveling to Australia (A Bucket List)

For someone who hasn’t been to Australia, Googling and reading blogs might be the best option to start jotting down that much-coveted itinerary.

However, as I started my search I can’t help but notice that Australia is pretty much like the Philippines, as far as the beaches are concerned. They have wonderful resorts and sceneries with cascading white sands and sparkling waters alongside them.

And I happen to discover how rich their nature is as well! Take cue on the following to include in your bucketlist! 😀

Read on, my merfriends!

  1. Alice Springs Desert Park

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I am not really an animal person, but this place might just make me one. The Australia’s Central desert environment are effortlessly fashioned to make everyone enjoy, understand and appreciate the extraordinary ecosystem the plants, birds, animals and select people from arid regions are able to create.

They have carefully designed a program to leave every traveller a discoverer of beauty and a wonderful storyteller.

  1. Victoria’s High Country

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With my travels, I often allot a certain laidback day, wherein I can explore the city just by walking, and checking out the places where my feet takes me. This place looks interesting because it has a kaleidoscope of gourmet restaurants and amazing views.

You can also rent a car to go drive down the Alpine Road and discover beautiful high country tow, and learn about its opulent history.

I believe this would be a great venue for couples to take prenuptial shoots. With its enigmatic snow gums and lovely grass beds, who wouldn’t be drawn to show looks of love while being captured on camera by your supportive photographer friends?

  1. Ayers Rock Resort

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There are a lot of activities that every traveller can experience in this place, whether he or she is traveling alone, in a couple, or with some family and friends.

You can ride camels while enjoying the awesome sceneries, go Uluru sunrise viewing, participate in dot painting workshop, join ecology and museum tours, and learn about Anangu and Australian Aboriginal culture and traditions.

I am always fascinated about a place’s history. It always reminds me how people took care of a place and how it has changed and developed through time, with or with them, with or without their help.

  1. Kings Canyon

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Kings Canyon is located inside Watarrka National Park in the Northern Territory. Catching the sunrise from atop is an amazing experience to share both with friends and strangers. It is always nice to talk about the long and winding trek you had to take to get there. But of course, the view is always worth it.

You can also dine under the stars after a good helicopter flight all over the area.

  1. Kangaroo Island

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This place is one of the best places in the world to see and experience native wildlife up close. You can actually walk on the beach together with a colony of sea lions. Take breath-taking photos with its picturesque rock formations. It’s definitely a good place to visit with friends and family!

  1. Byron Bay

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Byron Bay has a lot to offer too, especially to adventurous travelers! It is Australia’s easternmost town, and is a home to gushing beaches, lavish rainforests, amazing international dining experiences and modern recreational activities.

You can swim and surf, vex on delectable carefully prepared dishes, climb fascinating clifftops and mountain trails.

And for the adrenaline junkie, prepare yourself and go crazy with a guided freefall from extreme altitudes of up to 4.3 km (14,000 feet)! Whoa, Skydive Byron Bay, here I come!

  1. Thredbo, New South Wales

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Skiing is definitely a must-try, especially for an Asian girl like me, and what better way to enjoy this than to head on to Australasia’s longest ski run – The Thredbo Supertrail. Get ready to burn some calories and a thigh muscle endurance fest as you tread on the 5.9 km groomed snow!

Don’t worry; there is a trail perfect for all skiers!

  1. Flinders Ranges

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The rugged landscapes and craggy edges of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia boast one of the most theatrical and intriguing backdrops in the country. It has an intense Aboriginal history and configures a nesting place for wildlife.

It has a famous outback pub that offers an interesting menu of delicious and exotic food you can only try in here, plus you can use luxury swag to sleep and cuddle under the stars.

Plus it’s an exciting prelude to explore the Wilpena Pound the next day!

  1. Lake Eyre

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Officially known as Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is an unbelievably vast, dry real estate of glimmering salt in the outback of South Australia. It’s so wide it crosses and occupies some parts of three states.

On a dry weather, the lake transforms like a land mirror, reflecting the sky, as though being there makes you the meat of a heaven sandwich. Its wondrous illusory effect has been a great tourist attraction making travelers around the world include it in their trip’s schedule.

And every eight years as it takes on a considerable amount of water, the lake becomes an oasis, serving as a stage for migratory waterbirds and a meadow for emerging wildflowers.

Truly reminds me of my dream destination, Salar de Uyuni salts in Bolivia!

  1. Buchan Caves Reserve

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I have been a fan of caves, and have been visiting so many since I was a child, that was why when I went to Batu Caves in Malaysia, I was then reminded of how nature was able to form such bewildering and astonishing landscapes hidden from the sky.

That was why I find the same ardour for Buchan Caves Reserve. A guided tour can be availed to see and explore the stalactites and stalagmites that roam the Fairy Cave and the calcite-drawn edges of the Royal Caves’ little pools. And can you believe you can also see wombats and at least 60 species of birds inside? I can’t wait to go!

Soon I will be ticking off my bucket list one by one, but probably when Calum turns a year or two. Meanwhile, get your visas at Gogozing, and they’ll help you how to get to Australia!

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