The 10 Most Incredible Things to See in Australasia

The natural beauty of Australasia is sure to astound all visitors to the area.  Here are 10 of the most incredible sights.

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  1. Sydney Harbour

The best way to explore Sydney Harbour is to take a ferry ride.  This will allow you to cruise the waterway, see the beautiful landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, and get a panoramic view of the beautiful waterway.

  1. Milford Sound

If you travel to the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand you can experience the beauty of Milford Sound.  This area was carved out by glaciers during the ice age and it has left behind towering mountains, 1000 metre waterfalls, and fjords set against darkly coloured water.  Exploring the area by helicopter, boat, or by hiking is a must.

  1. Ayers Rock

Ayers Rock is also known as Uluru and it is a stunning sandstone monolith that is found in the Northern Territory of Australia’s Outback.  The formation is sacred to the indigenous people of the area and it is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. It is a great idea to rent a campervan for this excursion.

  1. Great Barrier Reef

Cairns, Australia is well known as the starting point for people wishing to dive on The Great Barrier Reef.  The clear waters that surround the reef allow for 9 metres of visibility and divers can experience the thrill of swimming with sea turtles, sharks, rays, and many kinds of brightly coloured fish and coral.

  1. Tasmania

Most of Tasmania is a rugged landscape that is protected by parks and reserves.  Be sure to catch a glimpse of the Tasmanian devil, a small marsupial that is found only here.  You can also explore the 19th century Port Arthur penal settlement, try some local wines or try whale watching.

  1. Jenolan Caves

This spectacular limestone cave system is located near Oberon in the heart New South Wales, Australia.  The caves are full of stalactite and stalagmite, arched ceilings it is a stunning natural wonder that should not be missed.

  1. Hobbiton Movie Set

Travel to Rotura, New Zealand and you can immerse yourself in the land of the hobbits.  There are guided tours that include Bilbo Baggins’ hobbit hole, the Shire and surrounding area and even the Green Dragon Inn. 

  1. Queenstown Wine Trail, New Zealand

Experience a wine tour beginning in Queenstown, and tour through beautiful scenery while sipping fine wine, freshly caught seafood, and learn about the history of wine making in the wonderful Central Otago wine region.  If you are traveling in a group, keep living costs down by renting a campervan.

  1. Gold Coast, Perth, Australia

This is one of the best areas for surfing in the world and many world-class competitions are held here. The white sand beaches are stunning and even if you are not a surfer or interested in the sport there are beautiful hiking trails, theme parks like Sea World, Wet n Wild, and many other things to explore.

  1. Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island is off the Queensland Coast and it is the largest sand island in the world.  It is a great spot for camping and it is full of beautiful beaches and fresh water lakes for swimming and other water sports.

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