Australia Vacation Ideas

Australia Vacation Ideas #1: The Australian Outback is a great vacation idea and it's the home of Ayers Rock, one of the largest sandstone monoliths in the world. It's also Australia's most famous natural landmark.

Although you will be in the middle of a desert you can enjoy it all in style by staying at the Longitude 131 Lodge Ayers Rock. Your accommodations will be tents that are setup in the sand dunes. The location is quite isolated and you are right next to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

The park is a World Heritage listed park. It's a tent in name only though. These are private luxury accommodations that are the perfect base for exploring the wonderful natural beauty of Australia's Red Centre.


#2: A boat tour of Sydney Harbor is a great Australia vacation idea. There are more than a dozen companies that offer cruises and tours of these beautiful and famous waters and there are a variety of options for you.

One way to go is to take a leisurely trip on a sail boat. Or you can take a fishing cruise or a whale watching tour. Fairy penguins, seals and dolphins are a few of the marine animals you will see.

Another fun way to enjoy the harbor is a romantic day or evening gondola ride. You can also go on a full afternoon or sunset cruise and many companies offer the comfort and amenities of a luxury yacht. Whichever way you go, a Sydney Harbor Boat Tour is a lot of fun.


Australia Vacation Ideas #3: The Eureka Skydeck - Vacationing in Melourne, Australia? Get a bird's eye, 360-degree view of the city from The Eureka Skydeck, the highest observation platform in the southern hemisphere. If you feel daring while you are up there, check out The Edge.

You go into a box made of frosted glass which protrudes out the side of the building. The frosted glass gives you a sense of security and then suddenly the frost disappears and there's nothing but a clear sheet of glass between you and the street 88 floors below. Not for the feint of heart.


Mungo National Park, Australia
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#4: Mungo National Park is an Australian World Heritage Site in southeast New South Wales. This harsh, dry 965-square-mile area contains the archeological site where some of the oldest human remains (possibly 30,000 to 60,000 years old) were discovered back in 1968.

The park is a stark yet beautiful landscape that holds the secrets to our past. The local aborigines run a tour company, Harry Nanya Tours. Their Paakantyi tour guides will help you explore the park and learn about the geology, the climate and the aboriginal people. Lodging can be found at Doug & Merryns Four Star Motel, the Mungo Lodge or the Quality Hotel Mildura Grand.


Australia Vacation Ideas #5: JOURNEYS is a premiere adventure travel company that offers several trips to Australia. They have great packages for families with kids of all ages. JOURNEYS focuses their trips on the less-traveled-to down under destinations. But they don’t ignore the popular spots like the Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock and Sydney.

You will meet the local aboriginal people to experience the true Aussie culture. JOURNEYS makes use of local guides to get you up close with the Australian wildlife like emus, koala, kookaburra, dingo, or platypus. They guarantee kangaroo and koala sightings which is really special because many visitors to the outback never even get a chance to see the wildlife. JOURNEYS guides know the ropes.

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