I have already been to a lot places in the past several years, but as you can no doubt tell by my posts on this blog, Australian locations are still my favourite. To me, they are the most breathtaking destinations in the world. It is just very fitting to call it the “Land of Dreams.” So, I would be very happy to share with you the adventures that I have experienced in some of the best tourist destinations in the continent called “The Land Down Under.”
Amazing Day Trip at Blue Mountains National Park
This is the second time I visited the Blue Mountains (my earlier visit is captured in a post below). One fine afternoon, I was looking for a relaxing trip and came across an eye-catching park, located at the west part of Sydney—none other than the Blue Mountains National Park. No wonder why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I was so stunned by the blue mist that emanates from beautiful eucalyptus trees.
I was also able to visit some of the most popular attractions in the gorgeous park such as “The Three Sisters,” a soaring rock formations made of sandstones; and the “Katoomba Scenic Railway.” Of course, the adventurer traveler that I am, I did not let the day pass without doing some hiking and rock climbing.
Enchanting Sydney Opera House
After enjoying a day trip at the Blue Mountains National Park, I immediately proceeded to one of the most talked about tourist destinations in Sydney—the Sydney Opera House. I spent the day exploring the Opera House and surrounding Darling Harbour sights and sounds. You will experience some of the best restaurants in Sydney at Darling Harbour.
The Opera House shape resembles that of a gigantic shell. The structure is surrounded by water on its three sides and is bordered by the “Royal Botanic Gardens.” As I was touring the building, I saw a cinema, concert halls and exhibition areas. Before I left the building, I photographed the Sydney Opera House on board a cruise.
Amazing View at Sydney Harbor Bridge
No wonder why Sydney Harbor Bridge is deemed as one of the most popular icons in Australia. This largest steel arch bridge in the world allowed me to have a picturesque view of the city and the harbor. Picture-perfect, indeed!
Diving at Great Barrier Reef
Everywhere I go, I always look forward to diving. I am a self-confessed avid diver. That is why I concluded my short vacation in Australia with a good and refreshing dive at Great Barrier Reef.
I was stunned by a wide array of hard and soft corals, species of dolphins, tropical fish, dugongs, sharks and turtles, among others. I highly recommend you take the time to visit the reef and go for a swim, you won’t regret it.
For my next trip I have decided to visit Melbourne in order to experience the European vibe and visit its famous garden, galleries as well as theatres. Stay tuned for the post which I put online which captures my adventure and highlights.