Things to do in Australia

Sometimes referred as “the island continent”, Australia is the world’s 6th largest country by area. A captivating and diverse country that offers a wealth of natural wonders, vibrant cities, and unique wildlife. From the stunning Great Barrier Reef to the vast Outback, Australia boasts an array of breathtaking landscapes that are sure to leave visitors in awe.

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world and one of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts. It was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981 due to its abundance and diverse marine life, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc, making it one of the richest and most complex ecosystems on the planet, considered as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

The reef has become one of the world’s favorite tourist destinations, attracting millions of visitors thanks to its beauty and the many activities it offers: snorkeling, scuba diving, aerial tours, bare boats, glass-bottomed boat viewing, cruises, whale watching and more.


Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is one of the most famous natural landmarks of Australia , a natural wonder and a spiritual place, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is known for its changing colors, from charcoal to purple to crimson to ochre according to the position of the sun, an incredible experience recommended to watch at sunset or sunrise, when its red-orange colors are at their brightest. There are many attractions offered at the site, with over 101 tours and experiences, like camel tours, motorcycle tours, dine under the stars, skydiving and much more that allow you to experience the natural phenomenon at its best.


Crossing the Barron Gorge National Park, by rail (between Cairns and Kuranda) is one of the most unique experiences you can have in Australia, a must-do for sure.

Discover the natural beauty of an ancient World Heritage listed rainforest, a natural and culture wonder, home to the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest, with over 20 aboriginal tribal groups. The area is located in Queensland, adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef, with an approx area of 2,223,948 acres (900,000 hectares).


Located on the southeastern coast in Queensland, Australia, Fraser island is a very diverse and unique island filled with rainforests, mangroves, swamps, lakes, sand dunes and coastal heaths, and recognized as a World Heritage Site. Diverse landscapes and unique wildlife (like the dingoes) await for you.

It is an unique site, as the island is considered as the largest sand island in the world, with an area of 457,142 acres (184,999 hectares); and the only place in the world where rainforest grow on sand dunes, at elevations over 200 meters.


Befriend a Kangaroo

Kangaroos, the iconic marsupials of Australia, hold a special place in the hearts of both locals and visitors alike. They are very famous and the most well-known Australian animal. There are approximately 27 million kangaroos in Australia, more than Aussies. There is a famous joke that says “There are 48 million kangaroos and in Uruguay there are 3,457,380 inhabitants. So if the kangaroos decide to invade Uruguay, each Uruguayan will have to fight 14 kangaroos”.

Kangaroos belong to the Macropodidae family “Big foot”, and are the largest marsupials on earth. They are also very fast, able to reach speeds of 37 miles per hour (60kph); and have a very good sight and hearing.

There are many places where to see kangaroos in Australia, highlighting Canberra, Kangaroo Island, Murramarang National Park and Lucky Bay.

Australia is a renowned surfing destination, offering all types of beaches for both beginners and advanced surfers, it is in fact the national sport of the country.

Australia has coasts facing the Pacific, Indian and Antarctic ocean, which means they have a great variety of beaches to place everybody, like Byron Bay, Freshwater Beach, Noosa Heads, Bells Beach, and Snapper Rocks.

Explore the Kimberley Region

Kimberley is located on the northwest of Australia, and is one of the world’s most ancient wilderness areas, covering 163,300 square miles (423,000 sq km). The region is characterized for its remarkable landscapes, with its beautiful orange canyons, that in contrast with the blue of the ocean, its rivers, waterfalls and gorges, create an incredible and colorful backdrop that will take your breath away. The rocks that make the region are presumed to be more than 2 billion years old.

There are plenty things to do in Kimberley, like exploring Broome, a road trip through the Gibb River Road, see the Horizontal Falls or visiting the Bungle Bungles, in between others.


Visit Sydney

Located in New South Wales, Australia, Sydney is a modern multicultural city, that offers a wide variety of cultures as well as landscapes and experiences. It is famous for its rich heritage and vibrant vibe, beautiful harbor, pristine coastline, its mountains and valleys and as a surfing hotspot. There are so many things you can do, that getting bored is not an option. And the best part, you can go from surfing to fine-dining to hiking all in one day!