Exploring Our Own ‘Land Down Under’ as an Australian
Travel is one of the best investments you can make into yourself. Not only is it fun and enjoyable but it opens up your eyes, it gives you a new perspective and really allows you to learn more about yourself- as well as the world you live in. However there’s plenty that you can see and do in the country where you live, and as an Australian it’s well worth properly exploring our very own ‘land down under’. We live in a beautiful part of the world which is home to incredible plants and animals, stunning sights and natural wonders that people across the globe fly thousands of miles every day to see. Instead of planning your next getaway abroad, why not consider taking a trip around the country you’re from- there really is SO much to see and do!
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the of the seven wonders of the natural world, and is something that tourists from across the globe fly in to see every day. The reef is the largest living structure on Earth and can even be seen from space, if it’s practically on your doorstep then why wouldn’t you go and visit?! You can view everything from manta rays to sea snakes, not to mention thousands of varieties of incredible bird and fish species. At the reef, you have the opportunity to go scuba diving or snorkeling, you could even hire a yacht and navigate the waters.
As Australians, we’re blessed with some of the most stunning landscapes on earth, and our numerous national parks help to preserve its beauty. From the bigger parks that are popular with tourists to the more remote that are mainly used by locals, there are loads of explore. You could go camping, fishing, orienteering, bird watching or bike riding. You could have a picnic, hike and take in the stunning natural surroundings. Pack up the car with the essentials, you can shop now for good quality camping gear. And spend a few days or a week in some of the most beautiful places on earth.
If you’re from Australia, chances are you’re from in or around one of the large cities where most of the population lives. But you probably haven’t fully explored what all of the other cities have to offer. You have Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Melbourne and many more. If you fancy a city break then you’re in luck and have far less to travel than tourists coming from outside of Australia. Enjoy the trendy urban atmosphere, shops, restaurants and attractions. With events like the Commonwealth Games, Tropfest, Sculpture by the Sea and many more being hosted in Australia there’s always something going on that you could go and visit without having to dig out your passport.
In contrast to the stunning vibrant urban cities is the outback. Most of the inland is remote outback, and if you want something challenging and fascinating then why not go and explore? It’s so far away from busy life that many people even report having a spiritual experience. Being disconnected from the rest of the world can help you tap into your true self. You can navigate the stunning yet challenging terrain by booking a tour or camel trek, these can run from one to ten days so it all depends on how extreme you want to go. You can see beautiful wildlife, take in views of mountains, waterfalls, gorges and much more.