Australia is an incredibly vast and diverse country where you could spend years travelling and not see it all. But at least you could start scratching the surface with our ultimate top things to do. You’ll find all kinds of activities listed below, including climbing iconic bridges, learning about indigenous culture, tasting the exquisite food of aussie life, and getting up close to local wildlife.

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

As the world’s largest living organism why wouldn’t you snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re looking for the ultimate adventure and are a lover of wildlife why not start here. If you’re looking to tick off being in space on your bucket list the Great Barrier Reef is the place to be as it is said to be visible from space so why not grab your friends and get begin your trip of a lifetime in Australia.

Visit one of the world’s living museums

It you’re a history enthusiast, why not take a stroll in the world’s longest surviving rainforest in Tropical North Queensland. Sister to the Barrier Reef, its forests have been said to of been around for over 110 million years therefore a must see for every visitor to Australia. You are guaranteed to be inspired as you will never see such a sight every again. Surrounded with over 3000 different plants and host to half known species; taking a boat along its waters or trek through its ecosystem leaves you with so much more to be discovered.

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is located in Victoria and can be said to be one of the most spectacular views in the world. Approximated at 150 miles, it will definitely take you a whole day to enjoy the panoramic views of cotton blue ocean, huge cliffs and every changing rain forest. The Great Ocean Road is perfect for a trip with the friends and you are able to stop at numerous beaches, townships and other attractions on your drive.

Explore Sydney Harbour

Whether you explore by cruise, boat, swimming or canoeing everyone who visits Australia must go to the Sydney Harbour. With so much to do on the island such as: eat, dance, drive, fly, why not get your friends together for the time of your life. The harbour covers 28km of tracks that go through national parks, beaches and many historic and natural interests such as the rocks under the Bridge in Sydney Cove, the site of the Old Sydney Town and the Taronga Zoo. The Sydney Harbour is one place you do not want to miss.

Visit the Remarkable Pebble

The Uluru is a huge monolith 465km southwest of Alice Springs in Australia’s Red Centre. A trip to the Uluru and its neighbour Kata Tjuta together represents one of the world’s most memorable walking holidays. You will have the opportunity to walk around the rocks which can be said to be the oldest walking track on the planet. Alternatively you can go climbing up the rocks which take you 348m above the surrounding countryside which can make for stunning pictures for you photography and selfie lovers.

Sing your heart out at The Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House has been opened for around 40 years and represents Australia in a modern yet historic light. Built with 800 plus rooms why not broaden your taste in music and get suited and booted for a night of classical music and exquisite food at the Quay which overlooks like Opera House. Why not make sure you have the best seat in the house.

Swim with Dolphins

It isn’t every day you get to swim with Dolphins and with so many water parks in Australia why not take a dive with the world’s smartest mammal. The WA’s Monkey Mia is probably the most famous location in Australia where you can have the opportunity to be among these magnificent creatures. So be the envy of your friends this summer and let us take you to your dream location where nothing but magic and unforgettable experience is to be made.

Visit Bondi Beach

Bondi  is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘water breaking over rocks’ or ‘noise of water breaking over rocks’ and is probably one of the most well-known words to man. The Bondi beach in particular is the most famous stretch of sand in the world. Starting early you will be able to join the walker on the Bondi to Bronte Walk where you will witness beautiful views and Australia’s largest annual outdoor exhibition or contemporary sculpture. Bondi may getting your feeling like you’re at home with some of the most superb brekkie in their many esplanade cafes, where you can sip your coffee and watch the surfers do their thing.

Ride the Worlds Steepest Railway in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountain’s towns and villages perch on a narrow ridge that sits between the Grose valley in the north and the Jamison Valley in the south. Here you and friends will be able to travel down the escarpment on the world’s steepest railway, taking several walking options on the valley floor and return via a skyway. The village of Leura is most known for its old fashioned sweet shops, arts and crafts and tearooms so why not take an easy day to relax and explore the traditions of Australia.

Visit Melbourne Sporting Coliseum  

With money saved on flights to Australia with StudentUniverse. You can make this trip worth remembering by visiting the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Australia’s home of football. With a capacity of nearly 100,000 you will be sure to have some fun with the locals and understand the true spirit of Australian must love cricket games. This is one place where big men on the ground fly, grown men scream and cry, and emotions are let loose. So there no other time to visit Australia.

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is more than just Melbourne’s shopping mecca, it is an historic landmark, a tourist attraction and a shopping institution for those intrigued by Melbourne. This vast and vibrant shopping fantasy was opened on 20 March 1878 and has served consumers’ needs for more than 120 years. Melbourne is known for its multi-cultures and is a fantastic place to expand your taste buds as the market sells everything from exotic Australian fruit and vegetables and local and imported gourmet foods, meat, fish and poultry to hardware, clothing and authentic Australian artefacts and souvenirs. For that ultimate trip why not try some wine tasting which will provide you with a great opportunity to try some of the world class wines produced in many regions throughout the state. The market is the most popular visitor attraction and is only open 5 days a week so make sure you plan your day before you set out.

Visit the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

Melbourne is home to another outstanding and free art gallery; the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). So if you love contemporary art, challenging and innovative artwork, do not miss out on a trip to the ACCA. The building itself stands apart from the rest with its distinctive with a steel rust- red facade that is a landmark in the Southbank area. The ACCA is a lover of art so you will never be disappointed at their unusual and exciting exhibits.

Take a tour around the neighbours set

Everybody needs good neighbours! So why not go see the best on Ramsay Street, where all the dramas unfold every day on the set of Australia’s long-running soap opera, ‘Neighbours.’ On their official tour, see the actual houses and the street that provide the backdrop of this internationally loved Aussie television show, and you may have the opportunity to meet one of the cast members or to enter the studios to see the exterior of the sets. So what are you waiting for buy your flight today!

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