Australia is an amazing country, there’s truly something for everybody. If you’re a party animal you are able to head up the East Coast, should you rather scenery instead the West Coast is the way to go. Australia also has a few amazing cities along with my favourites which include Melbourne, Perth and Sydney (and although Canberra is often avoided, there are still sites and attractions to see). When exploring, if possible attempt to buy or hire a vehicle, it may be costly but this will permit you to see more and it will provide you the flexibility a nation like Australia wants. As an interior stylist the inspiration you can gain is never ending. Here are my favourite top places to see in Australia.
- The Red Centre
The Red Centre is composed of a trilogy of sites; Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Kings Canyon. When seeing the unbelievable Uluru you’ve got two choices; you can walk round it or up it. Many vacationers have a tendency to try and climb it however, Aboriginals favour people avoiding the climb since Uluru is among one of the religious monuments. Throughout the walk around you’ll have the chance to see aboriginal drawings dating back 10,000 decades, it’s a great but tiring walk. Take notes for your latest house design revamp as it provides unique interior décor opportunities.
Whilst Uluru is amazing, I believed its neighbour Kata Tjuta is impressive. Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is 25km from Uluru, it’s 36 sandstone domes and covers nearly 22km². Here you are able to go on an 8km walk round the boulders; there is a superb sense of calmness as you walk round and there’s frequently a gentle breeze which makes it possible to take your own time.
The last part of the trilogy is Kings Canyon – 300 metres high and overlooks Kings Creek. Like the other it is another unbelievable site and here you will find two walks to pick from. The first is a 2km that takes you across the base of the gorge but in case you’ve travelled all of the way to Kings Canyon you may as well do the complete walk so that you are able to enjoy the whole experience.
- Great Barrier Reef
No visit to Australia would be complete without seeing the Great Barrier Reef. The famed reef is located off the coast of Queensland and it is the world’s biggest coral reef dispersing over 2,600 kilometers with roughly 900 islands. The most well-known place is the Whitsundays. If you know a person who has seen The East Coast it is highly probable you have gotten a postcard with an image of this Whitsundays. I would advise seeing these islands on a ship excursion, ideally for a couple of days so you may take in the sights. You may also scuba dive or snorkel in addition to enjoying amazing cuisine that’s frequently served on the ships. There are various kinds of bargains on offer, simply go for the coastal city Airlie Beach and search around for the best price. Some of the fish you will find include manta rays, tiger sharks, clownfish and not forgetting the lovely coloured coral. Just beware of this flame coral, it will hurt! An interior designer on the gold coast would take major inspiration from the reef as not only the colour palette it provides is fresh and coastal but the styling options it provides are endless.
- Fraser Island
Fraser Island is a wonderful site. It is really thought to be the biggest sand island on earth and spreads throughout 1840 km². Sadly some people today wind up having to pick between Fraser Island and a trip outside to Whitsundays but if possible attempt to do both – you won`t be disappointed. Most tours begin at Hervey Bay in the mainland you are able to reserve a tour and gather your four wheel drive car, just be sure that you do your alcohol and food purchasing before getting the ferry to Fraser Island. Once on the Island you may have a few days driving around on the sand, trying to prevent crashing while checking out various interesting areas. Do not overlook the renowned obvious Champagne Pool (it is good to lie) or the Wreck of the Maheno that’s the ideal photo opportunity. A fantastic suggestion is to beware of this Dingos! They occasionally wander in the camp grounds at night searching for food but they do not often approach people. Pick up some beach style homewares such as a jar of coastal sand or shells to decorate your coastal house design back home. Fraser Island really is an enjoyable experience, you’ll also get the opportunity to choose where to camp every evening.
- Purnululu National Park
Purnululu National Park is situated in Western Australia. Regrettably, as a result of its location this component of the nation is frequently bypassed, but this does imply it stays quite untouched. Western Australia has been my favourite area of the nation, it is very beautiful and you will seldom see other travellers. When you see Purnululu National Park, the Bungle Bungles is where to visit. The Bungle Bungles are all tiger-striped sandstone rocks that are an unbelievable sight. In the Bungle Bungles you are able to go for walks or rather view them. I opted to go up in a helicopter, so it was not cheap but the views made it rewarding.
- Barossa Valley
In Barossa Valley I fell in love with wine, red wine in particular. Barossa Valley is Australia’s most renowned wine region producing famous brands like Penfolds, Orlando Wines, Wolf Blass and Yalumba. I suggest going on a trip round the Valley that will permit you to see unique wineries. If it’s possible, stay away from driving so that you can enjoy the wineries without worrying about driving home. You can enjoy luxury accommodation in the home of wine, making for the perfect weekend getaway.
- Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third most significant Island, it is just more compact than Tasmania and Melville Island. To get onto the Island you will have to take a ferry from Adelaide. A good deal of individuals hold off seeing Kangaroo Island and choose to see Philip Island. Each to their own but I believe Kangaroo Island has something to offer. It is home to a superb wildlife such as albino wallabies (that I had been fortunate enough to see), sea lions and plenty of small blue penguins that come on the island at sunset for feeding. Another bonus is that you can enjoy waterfront accommodation at affordable prices due to Kangaroo Island’s less touristy nature.