A Local's List: 15 Epic Things to Do in Australia

A  survey found that Americans want to visit Australia more than any other country in the world.

Australia itself covers almost 2 million square miles and is the 6th largest country in the world. Like the United States, many Australians live on the coasts in large cities.

With so many different landscapes, experiences, and opportunities, a local outlines 15 amazing things to do in Australia to get you started on planning the ultimate trip down under.

 Whitsunday Islands

This is where you can snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, but you can also relax at any number of the Island resorts is visit some of the most pristine Queensland beaches.

Hot Air Balloon Ride in the Gold Coast Hinterland

Imagine standing in a Hot Air Balloon, 5000 feet in the air, above 112 hectares of rainforest and bushland. This is what you’re going to experience with a Hot Air Balloon Ride.

Quokkas are the local wildlife of Rottnest Island, Just off the coast of Perth, capital of Western Australia. They are short-tail wallabies and a similar size to a domestic cat.

Meet the Quokkas

  This is one of Australia’s most remarkable gifts, the world’s largest coral reef, and there are so many different ways to enjoy it.

Explore the Underwater Life on the Great Barrier Reef

Visiting Ayres Rock is one of the iconic things to do in Australia; consider making a trip to this part of the country to see it.

Witness a Sunrise or Sunset at Uluru  (Ayers Rock)

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