Australia is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, whether it is backpackers, family holidaymakers or people visiting their relatives. Given the size of Australia, not many places are near to each other so if you are planning to see a few places then you have to pick a good route or be prepared for extremely long road trips and flights in between destinations.
If you are looking to experience a few places in Australia then the East Coast is a good option. Whilst you may have a day’s drive in some places, the coast is well equipped for the millions of people who visit each year. From hire cars to motels in halfway points, greyhound buses and trains, you can get along the coast by one way or another. If you are looking to share a ride along the coast try rideshareapps.com.
There are so many amazing experiences along the East Coast; The Great Barrier Reef, Bondi Beach, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast to name a few. The most popular route goes from Cairns down to Sydney (or the other way round). Along this route you will meet many people who are doing the same thing and you can find out some tips for best places to visit, best beaches, best surf areas etc.
If you’re a surf fan then you will no doubt want to check out Surfer’s Paradise, which is just south of Brisbane. You also don’t want to miss out on a trip to the Whitsunday Islands, where you can access from Airlie Beach and they have boat trips going out each day. Fraser Island is another popular tourist destination, you can choose to stay on the island or go by boat from nearby mainland.
Finishing off in Sydney will give you the opportunity to finish the trip on a real high. However, you can carry on down to Melbourne if you have enough time, as this is another fantastic destination. Sydney is one of the greatest cities in the world and as well as having the amazing city sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour, you are also not far from the beautiful beaches of Bondi and Manly. Both beaches offer completely different experiences, so again if you have the time, try and visit both.
If you’re lucky enough to be around Sydney at New Year then you are in for the time of your life. If you can get onto the boat procession you will be able to experience the amazing fireworks display from right in the thick of the action. Regardless of what time of year you visit, you won’t be disappointed with Sydney.
There are so many fantastic places to visit across the whole of Australia but if you ‘re looking to see as much as you can cram into a few weeks, hit the East Coast and do the Cairns to Sydney route for the trip of a lifetime. x