Australia is one of the most incredible countries in the world and it truly is something that should be enjoyed and taken in with your entire body and mind. And it does not really matter if you are visiting Australia or if you like there and you are just looking for a weekend getaway. Australia has so much to offer that you could spend your entire life just traversing the continent and you would still miss out on so much. However, there are a few things that no one should fail to see and experience in Australia and they are these.
One thing that is truly breath-taking and that can change one's view of the world and the planet is definitely the Daintree rainforest. It is one of the most spectacular places in the entire world and it boasts some of the most diverse plant and animal ecosystems that you can imagine. There are also tons of things that you can do there, from river cruises to bushwalks and crocodile-spotting expeditions. There are also great places nearby that you can stay in as part of your affordable weekend getaway that will bring you back in touch with the nature.
If you live in Sydney or if you are visiting Sydney, which is something you will do if you are visiting Australia, then Fraser Island is really the best weekend getaway that you can imagine. It is the largest sand island in the world and it boasts simply mind-boggling island lakes that have the whitest sand beaches and the clearest water that you will ever see. There is plenty of affordable accommodation on Fraser Island and it truly is a one in a million type of experience.
Another very special place that should be on everyone's to-do list is the Uluru Mountain, also known as Ayers Rock. It is a sandstone rock that seems to have been placed in the Red Centre by some supernatural power and that can truly make your heart stop when you see it. The best time to visit Uluru is before daybreak as this will allow you to see the most spectacular sunrise that you can experience on planet Earth.
A visit to cradle Mountain in Tasmania is another perfect weekend getaway that you can enjoy any time of the year. In the winter, it is a glorious snowy landscape and in the summer it may be even more beautiful. It is an impossibly beautiful part of the country and the perfect place to visit if you have a day or two. You can find affordable weekendgetaway cottages that are more than reasonably priced.
Finally, and we think that there is no point in even telling you about it, you have to visit the Bondi beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world and deservedly so. It is its own world, sometimes tough, sometimes funny; but always interesting and exciting. Make sure to pay it a visit.
Sophie Andersen is blogger from Australia. Follow her on https://twitter.com/andersen_sophie.