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Tick Australia Off Your Travel Plans With These Exciting Discoveries

By Rina Ahmad | August 22, 2017

Littered with thousands of hidden gems all over the country, the Land Down Under promises endless hours of fun and fascinating discoveries for anyone who visits. Here are some of the reasons why you should start packing to visit Australia in the Spring and Summer!

Text and images courtesy of Tourism Australia

Image 1 - Australian Wildflowers (low res)

Take In The Full Blooms of Australia’s Wildflowers 

Get your camera ready as you take in the sea of colourful wildflowers at the Fitzgerald River National Park, 180km from Albany in western Australia. At the park, explore one of the most diverse botanical regions in the world filled with endangered native animals like marsupials and the dibbler. If you prefer to stay in the city, wander around the wildflowers in Kings Park which will also host a flower festival in September.

Photo credit: Tourism Australia

Image 3 - Margaret River Gourmet Escape (low res)

Stimulate Your Taste Bud In Margaret River

Enjoy good food when you visit the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, taking place from November 16 – 19. . Indulge yourself with truly refreshing Australian aromas and flavours at beach barbies or seafood discovery lunches. Top it off with a visit to its vineyards for a taste of the country’s best wine, or try out locally-made beer at the battle of breweries.

Photo credit: Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Image 4 - Observe the world’s largest mammals up close (low res)

Up Close With The World’s Largest Mammals

Nothing prepares you to see up close a huge but gentle humpback whale. At Hervey Bay, Queensland, the world’s capital for whale-watching, you’ll get that very chance.  For weeks, pods of these graceful creatures call Hervey Bay home, where visitors will be able to witness the magical moment of whales nursing their new calves in the waters of Platypus Bay.

Photo credit: Tourism Australia

Image 5 - Picnic in the magnificent Tasmanian wilderness (low res)

Picnic In the Tasmanian Wilderness

Head back to nature at the Cataract Gorge Reserve, also known as ‘The Gorge’ to the locals. Just 15 minutes away, this unusual urban park offers you the chance to wander from central Launceston into the breathtaking wilderness of Tasmania while walking along the banks of the Tamar River. Trace a 19th-century pathway along a craggy cliff face and peer into the waters of the South Esk River. Here you can better set up a picnic and enjoy a glass of lemonade in front of the gorgeous Cliff Grounds with a view of the river, home to resident peacocks.

Photo credit: Australia.com

Image 6 - Be one with the smartest aquatic animal in the waters of Adelaide (low res)

Swimming With The Dolphins In Adelaide

Live out your underwater fantasies and take a swim with wild dolphins in Adelaide, South Australia. Temptation Sailing invites everyone the opportunity to swim alongside nature’s most intelligent creatures. Get on a boat with your wetsuit, mask and snorkel, and experience the joy of coming close to these playful and social creatures.

Photo credit: Tourism Australia

Image 7 - Explore Australia in your own way (low res)

Explore Australia You Way 

Go on a self-drive down the Great Ocean Road, one of the most iconic landmarks Australia has to offer. Spanning over 400 kilometers of scenic roads, this coastal cruise along the south-west coast of Victoria proves to be one of the most sought after travel experience, enjoyed by both tourists and locals. Along the way, stop by Geelong for a glimpse into Australia’s aboriginal culture where you can taste bush tucker, listen to the didgeridoo, and learn about ancient remedies. A huge perk of driving along the coast is, of course, the fresh and juicy seafood selections that are guaranteed to make your mouth water.

Photo credit: Tourism Australia

Image 8 - Celebrate New Years at Sydney (low res)

Start Your Year At Sydney

Start your New Year by getting a ringside view of the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks. Starting as early as 6pm, there will be exciting air displays and striking water displays. On the stroke of midnight, the sky comes to life with a barrage of fireworks, giving you a picturesque Kodak moment over Sydney Harbour Bridge to capture. Besides the most popular, there are also other areas you can celebrate your new year, comprising prime locations such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbour Islands, and of course, the Sydney Opera House.

Photo credit: Tourism Australia

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