Australia Holidays in 2014

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Alluring Australia

For its size, it is only expected that Australia should be a diverse destination with a wide variety of attractions and sites to suit all manner of holidaymakers; but nothing will ever quite prepare those embarking on Australia holidays for the continual splendour, adventure and inspiration experienced in this fascinating country. You’ll experience everything in Australia, from big cities and remarkable coastal scenery, to diverse, breath-taking landscapes and unique wildlife.

Holidays to Australia can see you adopt a number of lifestyles, whether it is the relaxed sophistication of city life, the action and adventure found in the country’s quality water sports scene, the intrepid traveller vibe experienced when exploring the outback or the ethos of a culture vulture delving into the galleries and museums that reveal the country’s cultural heritage and historical significance – there’s a trip in Australia for everyone.

Art, History and Culture-filled Cities

One of the most popular and iconic stops during Australia holidays is the bustling cosmopolitan city of Sydney, home to the world-famous Sydney Opera House as well as being famed as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Spend your days exploring impressive landmarks like Harbour Bridge, delving into museums and galleries such as the Australian Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art and head to one of the picturesque bays around the city. In the evenings you can enjoy the city’s fantastic dining scene, all with views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge to keep you company.

Melbourne is another wonderful city to drop in on during holidays in Australia, and is very much removed from the grandeur and cosmopolitan ethos of nearby Sydney. You’ll encounter a more artistic and theatrical city, and with a European vibe. The city is also one of the best places to watch Australian sport, recognised as the home of Aussie Rules Football. Brisbane will keep visitors compelled for a few days, boasting a range of striking churches and cathedrals, the impressive Story Bridge and the wonderful Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can get up close to the furry critters.

A Land of Remarkable Scenery

Australia is unrivalled when it comes to breath-taking and diverse scenery and landscapes, boasting ever-changing worlds throughout the country, from coastal beauty and dry desert sprawl, to steaming rain forest and shimmering mountains – all symbols of Australia holidays. The coastal lures are strong in this country, encompassing action and adventure in the form of surfing at Bondi Beach, diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns and kite-surfing in Perth. You can take that adventurous vibe further just outside of major cities, with Sydney boasting close proximity to the stunning Blue Mountains and expansive Royal National Park, while Melbourne offers up the remarkable Great Ocean Road and the Dandenong Ranges.

For wonderful hiking, rafting and cycling, Tasmania is a playground for the outdoor enthusiast, boasting some wonderful national parks that are determined by diverse landscapes and vistas. For the ultimate Aussie Outback experience, head into the desert and arrive at the world-famous Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock.

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Top Beaches

Australia is well known for its amazing beaches and there are loads to choose from if you want a beach holiday. Bondi Beach, close to Sydney, is a thriving beach settlement, popular for its surfing on the southern side, but also safe for swimming on the north side. It also attracts lots of wildlife including dolphins, whales and even penguins. Whitehaven beach on Whitsunday Island off the coast of Queensland, is a serene beach well known for its perfect white sandy beaches. Surfers Paradise is also a popular beach location, and is well built up with plenty of shops and restaurants.

Attractions

The beaches in Australia are popular because of the white sandy shores, clear water, and thriving marine life. There are lots of coral reefs off the shores of Australia, which are great for diving, plus the surf in Australia is some of the best in the world, and is a must-see if you are a boarding fanatic.

Beach Activities

Simply lie back and catch a few rays on the beach, though be sure to take your sun cream. The waters are great for swimming in too, though depending where you are, children may have to be supervised. Activities such as surfing, scuba diving, and snorkelling can all be enjoyed on the beaches of Australia too.

Seafront Hotels

The Sea World Resort and Water Park is on Main Beach in Queensland and has access to the Sea World theme park. The resort is situated on the Gold Coast near the idyllic Broadwater and has 5 restaurants on site as well as an array of water sports and a kids club.