‘Big things’ are often seen as icons of a particular town or city. They stand tall and proud, photographed by potentially thousands of tourists each year, helping attract them into the building said ‘thing’ represents.
Talk to anyone from outside Australia and they have probably heard of the stunning Gold Coast region. It’s a mecca for tourism and car hire with Visit Gold Coast reporting the 2013-14 financial year saw over 11 million visitor arrivals grace its sparkling shores. By comparison, Sydney – arguably our most famous city – saw barely 9 million in the same time period, based on Destination NSW stats.
To put this maths into plain English – this sun-soaked seaside area is incredibly popular, and well worth putting on your Australian road trip holiday plans.
There’s a lot to love about the capital city of Victoria, Melbourne. Though it is no longer the actual national capital (it held this title in the early 1900s before Canberra got it), many still consider this buzzing place to be one of the cultural highlights of Australia, not to mention a sports lover’s dream.
If you want to experience an all-in-one holiday, make sure your Aussie road trip plan includes passing through ‘Melbz’.
Australia is a one-of-a-kind place. It is a continent all on its own, and is home to the world’s oldest living culture – the Aboriginal people – who date back to between 50-65,000 thousands years ago.
European settlers arrived from the late 1700s, bringing with them convicts and budding farmers alike, turning the land Down Under into a farming and gold mining heaven – or a prisoner’s hell.
This diverse and lengthy history has shaped what is now one of the most fascinating countries to visit on a road trip holiday. If you are wondering what to do in Australia, grab your hire car and check out some of these unique activities.
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Australia is a nation absolutely swathed in gorgeous scenery. From the unending plains of the great Outback desert to the forest-cloaked mountains in New South Wales, there is likely a lookout, walking trail or guided photography tour for everyone in the land Down Under.
It’s probably a good thing that modern SD cards in digital cameras can be loaded with thousands of photos, because you will likely want to take more than you ever have before on your next great Aussie road trip.
To help you find where you should go, we’ve listed some of the best views in the nation right here. Let’s take a look!
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No Australian road trip holiday is complete without pulling up to one of its glistening shorelines, running down to the water and diving into the waves. Or jumping on a surfboard. Or sunbathing. Or picnicking. You get the idea – beaches are awesome.
To help you figure out which beaches are the best to visit in Oz, we’ve compiled this list of awards for some of our favourites. Read on to find out who made the cut!