Australia is a unique country that’s home to glistening monuments, vast plains and blue waters that are packed with exotic marine life. During your trip, you can see rock artwork that’s over 20,000 years old in the Kakadu National Park, learn how to scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef or take in Sydney’s famous skyline.
Australia’s Aboriginal culture is something most visitors love to explore. The Aboriginal people come from over 500 different first nations, and they’re the inheritors of the longest continuous culture on earth. You can head into the outback to learn about Aboriginal culture, but many people choose to take a walking tour, admire the local art or try a bush-tucker experience.
Australia’s warm climate makes it the perfect place to enjoy a beach break too, and luckily, you’re never far from one. Sydney has Bondi Beach and Manly Beach within 25 minutes of the city centre, and the two are regularly voted as being among the best in the world.
If you’d rather experience life away from the shoreline, then the Great Barrier Reef is the place to be. It stretches for over 2,000km and contains beautiful coral networks, gliding rays and tropical fish of every colour and size. You can either hop on a glass-bottomed boat, or snorkel and come face-to-face with the marine life below.
There’s just as much wildlife to see and discover on dry land, too. Many tourists love Australia’s wildlife parks, like Kangaroo Island and the Daintree Rainforest. You’ll never forget watching kangaroos bound across grassy plains, or spotting koala bears in the trees.
Culturally, Australia is very similar to Ireland. English is the de facto national language, so you’ll have no problem communicating with the locals. The Australian Dollar is the national currency, and you can either exchange your money before you travel or exchange it while you’re in Australia.
Whatever you plan on doing in Australia, it's important that you get travel insurance to protect yourself against any unforeseen eventualities.
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