It’s not all ‘Tie me Kangaroo Down’ and boomerangs you know… Australia is absolutely packed with things to see and do. Compiling a short list was a real struggle here, but I’m pleased to tell you I managed it. Here are my top 7 things to do ‘down under’.
Island hop on a private yacht
The Whitsunday Islands offer the finest sailing, beautiful scenery, calm seas and
perfect winds. Known as bareboating, private yachts can be hired from Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island and Hayman Island. I know this all sounds a bit boujis… but seriously it’s worth it.
Take the train from Adelaide to Darwin
The legendary Ghan train is one of the best ways to reach Australia’s ‘red centre’ and Uluru (Ayers Rock). From Adelaide to Darwin, the Ghan takes almost three days to cross Australia, including a well-worth-the-stop visit to Alice Springs.
Fish for your dish at The Pinnacles
Perched on Western Australia’s Turquoise Coast, The Pinnacles offers exceptional fishing, white beaches and amazing fauna and flora. A two-hour drive north from Perth, you’ll find an extensive array of native wildlife at every turn.
Take a foodie road trip around Tasmania
Start your day with fresh bagels and doughnuts at the Hobart’s Farm Gate Market. With oysters and rock lobster on offer, enjoy wonderful seafood feasts accompanied by local wines, beer and cider. While you’re there, visit the Tamar Valley – with more than 20 vineyards, it’s a wine-lover’s delight.
Cruise the Kimberley
The best way to see the Kimberley is to pick up a cruise which from Broome, Wyndham and occasionally Darwin. Enjoy amazing waterfalls, giant boab trees and unique rock formations, or discover Kimberley’s many gorges, reefs and coastline. Just breathtaking.
Ride the slides on the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast theme parks are something else – they offer incredible wildlife alongside thrilling rides and water slides. You can get a combination pass for Wet’n’Wild, Warner Bros Movie World, and Sea World. The parks are between the north of Surfers Paradise, the Spit, and Coomera, with loads of places to stay right down near the beach.
Dine under the Uluru stars
For a memorable open-air dining experience, enjoy fine dining at Tali Wiru. Watch the sunset with canapés and Champagne, followed by a four-course meal accompanies by Australian wines.
If all this has made you want to dig out your didgeridoo and dust off your novelty hat with the corkscrews hanging off it, then give me a call (but probably don’t take the novelty hat with you… or the didgeridoo).