Local Activities In Australia

Local Activities In Australia
Australia is one of the most mystical and exciting holiday destinations in the world. Luckily for locals and permanent residents, they don't have as far to travel to experience the wonders of the land down under. When looking at the local activities found in Australia, there is such a diverse range of options for tourists and locals to choose from.

Sydney: Sydney is the heart of Australia's tourism, and is home to plenty of fascinating attractions and activities.
• Explore the bustling downtown area of the city, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge (and climb it), the Rocks, Royal Botanical Gardens and fantastic shopping delights.
• Take a ferry to Manly, or travel to Bondi Beach and swim on a summers day at some of Australia's most recognisable beaches.
• Visit an NRL rugby league match at one of many stadiums throughout the city. Winter weekends are always busy with rugby league games.
• Travel to the beautiful Blue Mountains for a hiking and nature adventure.

Melbourne: the capital of Victoria and unofficial cultural capital of Australia is Melbourne. The city is a magnificent place to live and holiday, boasting tremendous activities.
• Visit the vineyards and wineries of the Yarra Valley, which are less than 30 minutes from the city centre.
• Shop in Melbourne's CBD, which has some of Australia's best shopping centres and pedestrian shopping malls.
• Take in a game of Australian Rules football at the Melbourne Cricket Ground or Telstra Dome.
• Hire a car and travel to the southwest of Melbourne, along the Great Ocean Road. Visit small coastal towns and the 12 Apostles.
• Visitors can go to Mt Hotham or Mt Buller for a skiing holiday between May and July.

Brisbane: Brisbane is certainly a city on the move. It is famous for being the gateway to Queensland.
• Head north to the beautiful Sunshine Coast or an hour south to the phenomenal Gold Coast for sun, surf and fun.
• Go rock climbing at Kangaroo Point, and take in some beautiful views of the CBD.
• Head west to Toowoomba and spend a few days experiencing the beauty of the Darling Downs.
• Sightsee downtown Brisbane, and enjoy a shopping experience at the Queen Street Mall.

Perth: The capital of the west, Perth is a very underestimated city. There are many fascinating activities to partake in.
• Wine tasting is among the most adored activities in Australia, and Swan Valley, just outside the city of Perth, is home to several fascinating wineries.
• The beaches around Perth are considered to be on par with those of the Gold Coast and Central New South Wales. Margaret River is a must.

Tasmania: Australia's final frontier boasts many breathtaking activities.
• Walk the Overland Track from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Claire
• Explore the historical sites of Port Arthur – an important convict settlement of the 1800's.
• Make a day of the Bay of Fires, with its white powdery sands and activities like wildlife walks and camping.

Others: there are plenty of other sites located around the country, outside the major cities of Australia. Go scuba diving or snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, climb the world famous monolith called Uluru in Central Australia, experience rural homestays outside towns and cities, visit the naturally stunning settings of the Daintree Rainforest of North Queensland, get lost in the Kakadu National Park, and marvel at the untouched beauty of Cape York.