Most people think Australia is just about the quiet outback, cute furry animals and home to the toughest surfing points in the world. However, not many know that Australia is also home to many fashionable destinations that will not only look good on your Instagram feed, but are also fit for your travel bucket lists!
One of the most recognizable tourist-baits in Australia is the row of uniformly proportioned but distinctive 82 bathing boxes lining the shore of Brighton Beach, Melbourne. Built well over a century ago, the bathing boxes remain almost unchanged, retaining their classic Victorian architectural features with timber framing, weatherboards and corrugated iron roofs, while each exhibits bright colours and designs, contrasting the white sands of the beach.
The go-to site when visiting Sydney, Bondi Beach is one of Australia's most iconic beaches, popular for its beautiful white sands and surfers-friendly waves. The beach is flanked by sandstone headlands, which are popular for walking, golfing and–if you come at the right time–whale watching.
Flinders Street Station was Melbourne’s favourite meeting place, hence the catchphrase among locals ‘meet me under the clocks’. Flinders Street Station is Australia’s oldest train station, with its distinctive facade and green copper dome it’s a city icon. Listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, its 708-metre main platform is the fourth longest railway platform in the world.
Famous for its surfing-beaches (Surfers Paradise, anyone?) and sunny-subtropical climate, Gold Coast is another spot to enjoy your holiday down under. Do you photo session at the beach with the iconic high-rise skyline as your background, visit the hinterlands, or spend a day with your family at the Warner Bros' Movie World or the Gold Coast Sea World.
You might have heard of a great limestone stack formations called the Twelve Apostles in Australia. Well, it is located here! The Great Ocean Road is a 243-kilometre stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Other than the Twelve Apostles, visit the iconic lighthouse at Airey’s Inlet, spend a night among the green hills of Apollo Bay, or walk through the treetops of the Otway Ranges.
A contrast to Perth's modern high-rise skyline, Swan River's natural beauty is a sight to behold. Dual-use paths make it possible to walk, ride or skate a circuit around the river. There are also many grassy areas to have a picnic, enjoy a sunset and watch the city come alive with light. Don't forget to snap a picture at the iconic Blue Boathouse!
Perfectly restored from its' original 1930s version, a fun-filled amusement park with the backdrop of Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, Luna Park is the perfect spot to take some beautiful and colourful pictures with your family and loved ones, all while having loads of fun!
Australia's eaternmost town, Byron Bay is a melting pot of surf culture, alternative lifestyles and a touch of luxury. Take a rainforest cycling adventure with Mountain Bike Tours, or go walking in the ancient rainforest of Mount Warning. Cape Byron Marine Park is home to dolphins, turtles, rays and seabirds. An unforgettable experience is kayaking up close to dolphins or whales during whale-watching season, while the Cape Byron walking track has truly marvellous views, including the must-visit Cape Byron Lighthouse.
Every May, Vivid Sydney is held at the world-famous Sydney Opera House. Vivid Sydney is the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas, and not only the Opera House, you can also see a fully illuminated city of Sydney, from the streets to other landmarks.
The Hunter Valley, north of Sydney in New South Wales, is one of Australia's major wine regions, with a viticultural history dating back to the early 1800s. It is home to numerous wineries, including world-renowned brands and family-run boutique operations. Indulge in a wine tasting and vineyard tour, and don't forget to take beautiful pictures while doing so!
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(In collaboration with Tourism Australia.)