AUSTRALIA HOW TO PLAN A ROUTE AND WHAT TO SEE
How to plan a route. I want to express my opinion as a person who has been everywhere in Australia and has been living in it for more than 10 years. All tourists want in a short time to see all the best in the country. It makes no sense to waste time on the road, moving, say, from Melbourne to Sydney. Because you will absolutely see gas stations and monotonous towns along the way. Australia is not Europe!
Take any Australia travel guide and you will see that 50% of it will be devoted to sights in the state of NSW and Sydney, 30% to the state of Queensland and other territories by 10 – 5%. We advise you to visit several cities and in each to see the best without repetition (for example, mountains are in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, but in Sydney they are the highest and most amazing)
Traveler notes: You must have come across the phenomenon that the less interesting the place on the map, the more written about it the most amazing reviews. (Stonehenge is an example of this). To correct Internet myths, notes on cities from a person who has been tourism for more than 10 years in Australia.
Around Sydney there is almost everything that other cities have – beaches, rainforests, mountains, caves, canyons, rivers, waterfalls, museums and historic buildings. There are no crocodiles in the ponds, the Barrier Reef and 12 apostles with penguins for tourists (although penguins live near Sydney). Here are the most famous buildings in Australia, the unique Sydney Bay with its beaches and history. Blue mountains with waterfalls and huge canyons, stalactite caves. And also a huge Buddhist temple, a picturesque ocean coast, wild kangaroos and giant trees with a diameter of 7 meters. There are more than 100 beaches in Sydney, both with waves and without waves, and the water temperature allows you to swim +23 +25 in December – February
Melbourne is a fairly modern city located on the river and the bay. Although it looks like a European city of skyscrapers, it lacks the charm of Sydney with its bays. Water temperature does not rise above +20 in the bay with unclear water. But the 12 Apostles – the cliffs of water located 250 km from Melbourne will delight you with their fantastic beauty, and the opportunity to see live koalas in the wild on the way back will add to this trip uniqueness. Wildlife lovers can watch penguins at the Phillip Island Nature Reserve (Penguin Parade)
This is a land of wildlife and contrasts, I would say – New Zealand in miniature. The landscapes are fascinating, but the climate is cold, so I recommend traveling in December – January, when the season of berries in Tasmania.
The name was given by builders who have earned millions on the construction of real estate in this place. The well-publicized Gold Coast has one long beach with 2 to 3 meter waves, which is good for surfers, but not for swimming, and the water temperature is +2 + 3 degrees warmer than in Sydney. Also on the Gold Coast there are theme parks of medium size and level, if you have already visited Disneyland or amusement parks in Europe or America, then you will definitely not be interested in going there.
Another city of skyscrapers, by the way, was created by “seasoned” prisoners who repeatedly violated the law in Sydney prisons and were sent back to Brisbane for this. 300 km from Brisbane there is a unique island Fraser Island – which is the largest sandy island in the world with crystal clear freshwater lakes. We advise him to visit.
RED CENTER. Undoubtedly, the red mountain looks spectacular in the sun, but believe me, in the Blue Mountains there are no less beautiful mountains and gorges, only without the terrible heat of the desert, flies, sand in the air, expensive services and long flights.
Now about the Barrier Reef, I advise you to visit it for sure, here is the biggest variety of the underwater world on the planet! Typically, tourists stop in the city of Cairns, where there are no beaches in the city, as all the banks are muddy swamps (the local river carries silt). You can stay away from the city where there are beaches, but it should be noted that during rains there is muddy water on the beaches, and from November to April the beaches can be closed due to jellyfish. (they are not on the reef itself). Paying between $ 80 – $ 200 you can go all day to the barrier reef or swim in the islands with crystal clear waters to fish on the islands. You can also visit the village of Kuranda.