We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular places our teachers have visited throughout their time in Aus! Here is a sneak peek at just a handful of wonderful spots.
- Phillip Island: This quaint little spot offers beautiful views, located at one of the southern points of Victoria. This spot is great for wildlife viewing, including the famous penguin parade!
- Great Ocean Road: This quaint little spot offers beautiful views, located at one of the southern points of Victoria. This spot is great for wildlife viewing, including the famous penguin parade!
- Yarra Valley: Looking for wine country? The Yarra Valley is only an hour away from Melbourne. There are many farmers markets to explore and winery tours to help you get around.
- Wilsons Promontory National Park: Wilsons Prom is known for its rugged mountains and abundant wildlife, including kangaroos and wombats. Hike all day and then cool off at Squeaky Beach, with its white quartz sand!
- Luna Park: Located on the beautiful shores of Melbourne, there is always something going on in and around Luna Park. For every person who is young at heart, this is a must see!
- Eureka Skydeck: Located on the beautiful shores of Melbourne, there is always something going on in and around Luna Park. For every person who is young at heart, this is a must see!
- AFL (Australian Football League): It won’t take long before moving to Melbourne before you catch a game of AFL. The AFL is played throughout Australia with 18 teams total; however, the hub of AFL is Melbourne with 10 teams in total who play out of the state of Victoria at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). AFL is held in such high regard in Melbourne culture, that the city of Melbourne has a public holiday on the day of the Finals at the end of September each year. If you’d like to learn more, we recommend you check out a YouTube video on the game or go to a game and find it out for yourself.
- Melbourne HOT spots: • Bourke Street • Brunswick Street • Lygon Street • Smith Street • Richmond • Docklands • Southbank • St. Kilda
New South Wales
- Sydney: There is no shortage of things to see and do in Sydney. From the Sydney Opera house to Bondi beach you’ll get your exercise in exploring these areas. If you’re brave you can even test you luck on the Sydney harbor bridge walk! A once in a lifetime opportunity!
- Katoomba: If you are into adventure and sightseeing, then Katoomba is the place for you! Located about 90 minutes from Sydney this destination is the place to go for hiking, rock climbing, cave exploration and repelling. A small little town, also known as the Blue Mountains, gives visitors an outdoor experience like no other.
- Cairns: Home of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is always on the top of every tourists list! Snorkelling and scuba diving are a must. If you are a daredevil, Cairns offers great deals on Sky diving and Bungee jumping. Sailing the Whitsunday islands is something that cannot be forgotten!
- Surfers Paradise: Located about an hour away from Brisbane, Surfers Paradise is the go to place for any tourist. The beaches are beautiful and the nightlife is second to none along with shopping and great restaurants.
- Byron Bay: If surfing is up your alley then Byron Bay is your place! A little town just an hour from the Gold Coast, is great for a day trip or staying the weekend.
- The Outback and Uluru: Located a few hours from the closest major town, Alice Springs, Uluru is a must see. Pictures of this glorious rock do not do it justice. Taking in the sunset or sunrise at Uluru is an amazing experience and if camping is your thing then sleeping under the stars would be right up your alley.
Please keep in mind these are just a few of our favourite things to see and do while you’re in Australia. There is much more to see and do! Take advantage of your breaks and see as much as you can!