Australia is one of the greatest destinations to visit in 2020. Since the country is so big and there is so much to see and do, it’s hard to pick where to go first. While the travel documentation required to arrive in Australia is a bit more complex than most other destinations, it is worth it! Before anything else, apply for the Australia ETA visa online via sites like auvisa.org, which allows you stay for up to 3 months each time. Once you have the visa’s, pack up and get ready to experience the mystic and wonder that awaits you all in the land down under!
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5 Places to Visit in Australia with Kids
Sydney is one of the most visited cities in Australia and a must-see on your time in Australia. Located along the southeastern coast of Australia, it is home to the famous Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge. This city on the water has enough of a city-feel but with a laid-back setting which makes it more comfortable for families to explore together.
Located just outside of Sydney, Bondi Beach is a destination famous for its beaches, the warm temperatures, beautiful sea, and the surf. If you fly into Sydney and spend some time in the city, a visit out to Bondi Beach is also a must!
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is a destination on many people’s bucket list. Off the Great Barrier Reef you’ll find the Whitsunday islands where you can stay, enjoy the gorgeous white beaches, do just about every water activity imaginable, and visit the Reef.
The Great Ocean Road
If your family loves road trips and stopping along gorgeous sites, the Great Ocean Road is a must. The Great Ocean Road is a 413-mile stretch from surf capital Torquay to fishing village Port Fairy. A couple highlights on the 9-hour drive are the Bay of Islands and the Twelve Apostles.
The Outback and Uluru
The Outback is often one of the first things that travelers imagine when they think of Australia. The outback generally refers to the remote areas of Australia. To venture into the outback is an experience that everyone in your family will enjoy and it is unlike anything else you could ever experience in the United States. Uluru is a stunning rock formation located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which you have probably seen photos of on travel brochures for Australia. Uluru means “Earth Mother” in the indigenous Anangu tribe’s language. The landscape and experience of visiting Uluru is an impressive ‘outback adventure’.
Traveling by car is an excellent way to see the country. For most people, this will be a few week-long trips, which is perfect for 2wd and 4wd vehicles. Before you start driving, check your tires for wear, and stock up on emergency kits and accessories specific to your vehicle. Make sure your vehicle is ready and equipped.
Your trip to Australia will be memorable for the entire family thanks to the diverse atmosphere and wildlife that can only be discovered in Australia. Such a unique place is a wonderful destination to jet off to in order to create memories, have fun and explore with your loved ones.