Although Australia is a top destination throughout the entire year, there is no denying that Summer in Australia is a time where the water sparkles and the sizzling sun kisses your skin. Summer is Australia’s most active season due to the country being surrounded by water allowing for water sports and brunches with endless ocean views. Australians are very blessed with the weather that Australia has to offer, and as I am an Australian myself, I am here to tell you the best things you can do this summer in Australia.
1. Kayak in Noosa Heads, Queensland
Noosa Heads is a beautiful tropical destination in Australia and is one of the most prominent tourist hot spots. Kayaking in the waters of Noosa you are bound to come across dolphins and all sorts of marine life. You can even dive into the water and swim with the friendliest creatures of the ocean, for free! The calm water makes kayaking easy for everyone, you are even supplied with a waterproof bag for your valuables.
2. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales
The Harbour Bridge is one of the most iconic figures of Australia, so why not climb it? Located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, climb 134m above sea level and score yourself a view out to all of the City Centre and beyond. The bridge climbs operate at different times of the day, the most popular being the twilight bridge walk.
3. Snorkel through the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
There is no doubt that the Great Barrier Reef is a well known Australian destination as fellow Australians and visitors embark on a journey to the majestic underwater world. Take a peek into the underworld and view thousands of different types of underwater creatures as you swim through the largest living thing on Earth.
5. Experience an outdoor Cinema in Sydney, New South Wales
Through the season of Summer, Sydney host theatres outside and next to places such as Bondi and the Opera House. You must book tickets for these outdoor experiences, but once you do it, it is worth it. Outdoor cinemas bring the atmosphere to life as you kick back and watch a box office hit under the night sky with the cool summer breeze filling the air.
4. Road Trip along the Great Ocean Road, Victoria
The Great Ocean Road is a road trip must for people who love exploring countries behind the wheel of a car. Travel across 243 kilometres of road through the south-eastern part of Australia. Along the Great Ocean Road you will come across the Twelve Apostles, London Arch, Grampians National Park and Loch Ard Gorge.
6. Beach Hop in Perth, Western Australia
Perth is known as one of the best places in Australia to surf and explore what the coastal parts of Australia has to offer. Take a swim in the Indian ocean off the coast of Australia and stay through to sunset as you watch the worlds most magnificent sunsets unfold right in front of you. If you travel for a perfect sunset, then Perth is your destination.
7. Visit Uluru, Northern Territory
Uluru is one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, and a place where people from around the world travel to experience. Although during the summer time the Australian heat is especially harsh in the Australian Outback, it is an experience like no other.
8. Spend a week in the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is a destination for not only Australians but tourists, making it one of the most visited destinations in Australia. A place where the city meets the shore line and you are no more than a few steps away from the pure white sand, the Gold Coast is a place where the whole world is in one little destination. From seafood resturants to pubs and nightclubs to cocktails bars, everything you need is right at the palm of your hand.
9. Swim with Whale Sharks in Ningaloo, Western Australia
If you ever find yourself traveling to Western Australia during the months of April to July, you may come face to face with the gentle giants of the ocean, the Whale Shark. Being a bucket list must for travellers and adventure seekers, snorkelling alongside these beautiful creatures is something you shouldn’t miss out on if faced with the opportunity.
10. Visit the top of Australia in Darwin, Northern Territory
Darwin is at the very tip top of Australia making it one of the hottest cities by day and one of the coldest cities by night. Don’t let this however deter you from visiting the crystal blue waters and the endless national parks. Top attractions of Darwin include Mindil Beach, Charles Darwin National Park and Crocodylus Park.