Planning a trip down under

When it comes to destinations that feature on people’s bucket lists, Australia tends to rank pretty highly. This isn’t all too surprising. After all, it’s home to brilliant weather, astounding wildlife, great food, interesting people, and a whole lot of coastline. Now, if you’re planning a trip to Australia, you’re going to want to make the utmost of your time there. Chances are that you’ll be traveling a long distance and might not be visiting again any time soon, so you should fit in as many different activities in as you can! Here are just a couple for you to consider fitting into your itinerary!

Watching the Australian Open

There are certain things you can visit in Australia all day, every day, year-round. But every so often specific events come up that you should really take advantage of if you happen to be within the country’s borders while they’re on. The Australian Open is one of them. This is an annually held tennis tournament that brings in visitors from all around the world. As you can imagine, access is in relatively high demand, so make sure to buy Australian Open tickets well in advance of the actual event to avoid missing out! The next tournament will be held in Melbourne Park (in the City of Melbourne), which is a bonus as this city is extremely accessible and will have all sorts of convenient accommodation around.

Sailing the Whitsunday Islands

Now, you’re going to spend a little time in Australia’s famous waters while you’re away. But if you’ve been watching Jaws or too many shark documentaries, you might not fancy getting too deep and straying into open water while you’re swimming. If this is the case, you can still indulge in a spot of sailing! When it comes to sailing in Australia, the Whitsunday Islands tend to be an ever-popular spot. It’s not all too difficult to see why once you start putting a little research in. The area has a tropical climate which is enough to seal the deal for many of us. However, when you pair this with stunning blue waters, white sand beaches, and great onshore bases to moor up at, you can see why all sorts of sailors, from novices to salty sea dogs, rate this route. What’s more? The Great Barrier Reef does a particularly good job of protecting this area from swells, which offers a less strenuous sailing experience while you are on the waters. Perfect! If you’re not from the area yourself, you’re probably going to need to get a hold of a boat, so you’re going to have to put a little planning in beforehand, but it’ll be more than worth the effort!

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These are just two different activities that you should seriously take into consideration and try to incorporate into your trip! They’ll help you to see Australia from different perspectives, both of which will be extremely fulfilling and something to remember!

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