• 14 Oct

    2014

    6 Super Fun Destinations In Australia

    Posted by Stephen Whitfield

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    There's a reason the land down under is a prime destination on everybody's travel bucket list. Australia boasts numerous natural wonders and has something that appeals to every kind of tourist, from budget backpacker to wealthy retiree. If you're planning a visit, read on for Medibroker's guide to the best islands, national parks, cities and other destinations that Australia has to offer.

    Australia has many destinations to explore but the following are the super fun destinations that you cannot miss.

    For the beach babe: Gold Coast

    The Gold Coast is one of the most popular Australian tourist destinations - and for good reason. Situated in South East Queensland, 94 kilometres south of Brisbane, it is Australia's most populous city. With an average temperature of 25 degrees, it's easy to see what bring tourists from around the world.

    The Gold Coast has a whole host of beautiful beaches and promises a wonderful mix of fabulously good weather, famous nightlife, and numerous theme parks. It should therefore rank highly on your travel list when you visit Australia.

    Learn to surf or just sit back and relax in one of the more southern secluded tropical coves - the Aussie way means life can be anything you want it to be.

    Want to take the kids? Visit Ytravel blog's guide to family travel in the Gold Coast.

     

    For the adventurer: Kakadu National Park

    Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park covering a huge 4,894,000 acres. Located in its Northern Territory within the famous Alligator Rivers Region; it is not only a living cultural landscape but is also home to more than 10,000 species of rare insects, 68 mammals, over 2,000 plants, 26 frogs and over 120 reptiles.

    This park is perfect for you if you wish to learn more about the Aboriginal culture. You can reach this park by car but unless you fancy a potential run-in with an alligator, you might prefer to take a guided tour.

    Let travel blogger Adventurous Kate take you on her visit of the National Park.

     

    For the history buff: Broome

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    2389 kilometres north of Perth (or a 2 hour flight), Broome is one of Australia’s major tourist towns. An oasis of colour in the outback, Broome is possibly one of Australia's most relaxing destinations. Ride a camel along the beach, watch a stunning sunset, or learn about the area's pearling history - you won't be lost for things to do.

    Broome has a tropical climate and its high season is from late May to September, when the temperature is a balmy 30 degrees centigrade.

    In If You Wanna Go Just Go, Aussie blogger Mel explains Broome's captivating character and the lifestyle it fosters - let her inspire you to go!

     

    For the next Steve Irwin: Kangaroo Island

    This is Australia’s third largest island after Melville and Tasmania, and tourists are drawn to the pristine coasts and wildlife. KI has plenty to offer for those travelling with animal mad kids, as the island is home to koalas, kangaroos and rare birds, all lapped by an ocean that is teeming with sea lions and fish.

    Visitors can look forward to a warm welcome from the island's inhabitants, who pride themselves on producing some of Australia's finest gourmet food and drink thanks to the island's fertile soils. This makes Kangaroo Island a top destination for foodies.

    Reachable by a comfortable 45 minute ferry or short flight from Adelaide airport, Kangaroo Island is a natural playground that you shouldn't miss.

    Fancy a luxury island experience? Read Landlopers' guide!

     

    For the vino enthusiast: Barossa

    With cool summers and rainy Winters, Barossa is one of South Australia’s major red wine producing regions. If your glass is always half full, then Broome the right place for you to visit in Australia. The region has over 50 wineries, with a stellar reputation for Cabernet and Shiraz.

    The area is so famed for its wine that it holds a biennial, week-long Barossa Vintage Festival in autumn to celebrate the completion of the year's vintage season.

    The North Para River, which is only 60 kilometres northeast of Adelaide, forms Barossa valley, and the valley’s southern end is only approximately an hour’s drive from the heart of the city.

    Does the area's laid-back vibe make you yearn to escape the daily grind? Read about an expat's life in Barossa on Ange Pickett's blog.

     

    For the brave climber: Uluru

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    The dusty, impressive Ayers Rock is an iconic Australian sight and one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Uluru is a very large sandstone and monolith rock formation that lies in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in  the southern part of central Australia’s Northern Territory.

    The barren land that surrounds the spectacle can be just as breathtaking as the rock itself, and the best time for you to visit it is September, August, and July.

    Where's Sharon? blogger recounts her day trip to the landmark. The verdict? So worth it!

     

    The destinations covered here are just our pick of the many spectacles that make Australia such a special tourist destination. To discover what else the land of boomerangs has to offer, get an Australian Visa and go explore! First though, make sure you are covered for healthcare in the area. Confused about whether you need travel insurance or more extensive cover? Read Medibroker's guide.

    Contact our team of impartial international health insurance advisors today for a quote. You can also call us on +44 (0) 191 270 3034 or email Customer.services@medibroker.com

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