6 destinations to discover Australia

Adventurers, this is your destiny. Australia can boast a large number of areas declared World Heritage by UNESCO: the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Tasmania Nature Reserve, Kakadu National Park… From Civitatis we want to encourage you to travel to a country with much to offer, a surprising culture worth knowing and, above all, a unique fauna and flora on Earth. Australia, here we come!

Sydney

Probably one of the most important cities in Australia. Its legendary Opera House and Harbour Bridge represent Sydney’s best known sights – how about a boat trip around Sydney Harbour? However, Sydney has many perfect excursions to explore the country’s biodiversity, such as Ku-ring-gai Chase, the Blue Mountains or a trip to Canberra, the country’s capital.

Blue Mountains

Melbourne

Following the coast in a southerly direction, we find Melbourne. Coastal capital of the state of Victoria, it is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city with great relevance among Australian artists. If you’re travelling to Melbourne, you can’t miss the Great Ocean Road at sunset, a trip to Grampians National Park or a ride on the Melbourne Star Ferris wheel.

Sunset on the Great Ocean Road

Launceston

We traveled to the neighboring island of Tasmania to enjoy its unspoiled nature. From Launceston, you can enjoy an unforgettable sunrise with a balloon ride around Tasmania. From the heights, you will understand the island’s fame, as you will see the Tamar River Valley, the Meander Valley landscapes and the Northern Midlands.

Balloon ride in Tasmania

Perth

We’re approaching Perth on the west coast of Australia. Australia’s fourth largest city has many natural and wild havens, including the Pinnacle Desert in Nambung National Park. This picture is one of the most unknown in Australia, but we assure you that it is worth knowing. From Perth you can also travel by ferry to Rottnest Island, home of the Quokkas, the happiest animals in the world!

Desert of the Pinnacles

Yulara

This peculiar name speaks for itself. Have you seen the movie Australia? Then you surely know what we’re talking about. Yulara (or Uluru in English) is the famous rock that rises to over 340 metres in the red desert of northern Australia. Pilgrimages to this rock have been the subject of much controversy in recent years and, despite the fact that the ascents to Uluru are forbidden, you can enjoy an excursion to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at dawn. Besides, discovering the different legends that this magical place holds will change your view of the country.

Mount Uluru

Gold Coast

We could say we’ve saved the best for last, but Australia has us in love and we can’t choose. However, the Great Barrier Reef is a must. From the Gold Coast, you can book a 3-day trip to the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a diver’s paradise. 2000 kilometres of coastline and an ecosystem that needs to be visited before (hopefully and not) threats to coral life become a reality.

Great Barrier Reef