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You and your Australia travel buddy will discover that the Land Down Under deserves all it’s hype because it has so much to do. Australia is the world’s smallest continent and largest island with some of the craziest wildlife on the planet. See for yourself!

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Australia’s had a hard time these last 12 months. First, wildfires decimated the island nation. The flames destroyed 23 lives, almost 2,000 homes and millions of animals. Reconstruction was interrupted by the coronavirus that took over the entire world. When everyone is allowed to travel, Australia will welcome holidaymakers and volunteers.

Dense rainforest, countless surfable beaches, endless natural beauty. It's safe to say there is something for everyone in Australia and we're positive you and your Australia travel buddy will find a lot to do.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

In the middle of Australia is one of the most photographed natural wonders in the country and definitely one stop that you and your Australia travel buddy should not miss. Here, you will find a striking red boulder poking out of the earth and forms as a centerpiece of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it holds immense significance to Australia's Indigenous people. Explore this magical rock by foot, by horse, or in style on a Harley-Davidson.

Great Ocean Road

Just a casual 243 kilometers of beautiful rugged coastline for you and your travel companions to soak up and enjoy. One of Australia's most picturesque routes, you will want to stop at every turn to snap photos of the towering limestone stacks below.

One really cool way of exploring the great ocean road and many other places in Australia is by car. The amazing coastlines and vast desert-like lands are best explored while looking out of a window, the music blaring and your Australia travel buddy next to you. If you need some help because you're a total road trip newbie, check out our blogs. We have concluded the 9 most important things to pack on a road trip and a blog about how to properly prepare for your road trip.

Blue Mountains National Park

Another park, but for good reason. This one, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, holds insanely beautiful views. Just 80 kilometers west of Sydney, making it an easy day trip for you and your Australia travel buddies. Named blue mountains because of the blue haze emanating for the eucalyptus trees in the distance, with over 600,00 acres of protected wilderness with 140 kilometers of hiking trail. You can also find rock climbing, hiking and horseback riding here.

Fraser Island

For adrenaline-seeking travelers. Fraser Island has something for you! Just off Australia's east coast, is the largest sand island in the world. You can indulge in four-wheel driving here. As well, you can enjoy Seventy Five Mile Beach, with stunning sandstone cliffs and Champagne Pools. This is the perfect place if you and your Australia travel buddy enjoy a fun camping adventure mixed with amazing day trips. Funny tour guides included.

Kangaroo Island

The name says it all here, but there are more than just hoppy friends. Nature takes over at Kangaroo Island. Some of the wildlife you can expect here are sea lions, penguins, koalas and of course kangaroos. Hiking is also an option here along the soaring sea cliffs and lush forest. You and your travel buddies will definitely be a minority here with all the furry friends outnumbering you.

Great Barrier Reef

Anyone serious about ecotourism should not miss the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Located close to the Queensland coast, this 2300 km of long reefs, the house of countless fishes, turtles and sharks. Especially, this can be even seen from outer space! Just dive yourself into the marvelous undersea world and admire the greatness of nature. No more doubt, the Great Barrier Reef really is one of the best places to travel in 2020.

man diving in the great barrier reef, Australia

The Great Indoors

Culture vultures have a lot to love in the world’s smallest continent. The landmark Sydney Opera House is getting badly-needed improvements and renovations. Its Concert Hall closed down for two years in January 2020, but the rest of the building is open. Tours, performances and special events like the daily artistic lighting of sails {the exterior) are still taking place.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney highlights new art made by local and international artists. The free National Gallery of Art in Canberra is renowned for displaying art from indigenous Australians and artists from the rest of Oceania, Europe and Asia from 2,500 B.C. to today. In Carlton, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum celebrates and presents the work of the first peoples of Australia.

Both Melbourne and Sydney have thriving theater scenes. Touring musicals, classics and original works light up stages on opposite coasts of Australia. But be careful, Australia is not cheap. So make sure you and your Australia travel buddy have decided on a budget for your trip and try to stick to it. It will be difficult but with our blog on how to travel on a budget, it might be a little easier.

If the words “Australian wine” immediately bring up bad memories of mass-produced plonk, also known as goon, you need to taste more Australian wine. Only four other countries sell more wine than the Land Down Under. Australia produces crisp, flavorful white wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling and sharp reds, like Shiraz and Pinot Noir.

It’s wine o’clock somewhere in Australia. Australia has dozens of wine regions. The best of the 2,468 wineries in Australia can be found in the Margaret River, Great Southern, McLaren Vale, Riverland, Clare Valley, Barossa Valley and Yarra Valley regions. You’ll have plenty of options for tastings and tours. A bottle of new favorite wine is a better souvenir than any magnet or t-shirt.

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