If you are living and studying in Australia, then lucky you! You’ve successfully managed to make any student still living at home in the British Isles ridiculously jealous – we’re all dreaming of escaping the dreary UK weather and getting the chance to study on the golden sands Down Under!
And even more luckily for you, Australia is the perfect place to indulge in a bit of travelling in between your exams. Here are some of the best places to visit – make sure you don’t miss your chance to experience them!
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Often the first thing people think of when they think about Australia, the Sydney Opera House is a truly iconic piece of architecture. With crystal waters surrounding it on all sides, the Opera House is a beautiful structure, and that’s not even mentioning the fact that it showcases some of the world’s best performance art!
You can also see the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge alongside, which makes for an unforgettable view, but if you really want something to make others envious, take the guided tour around the Opera House before taking in a show.
Australian Alps, Victoria
Straddling eastern Victoria, southeast New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, the Australian Alps are both an IBRA bioregion and the highest mountain range in Australia, and they’re well worth a visit.
The range stretches for almost 2,000 miles, and creates a true winter wonderland. You can get there easily from Melbourne and it’s definitely worth it for the extreme sport thrills alone! You can indulge in a spot of skiing, snowboarding, sailing, rock climbing, canoeing and even water skiing, so get out there and enjoy the outdoor adventure!
Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
Here’s how your holiday planning should go – book your air travel at cheapflights.co.uk, book your hotel, get on the plane, get off the plane, dump your bags, grab some flippers and scuba gear, then head straight down to the Great Barrier Reef. That’s how amazing it is!
Stretching for well over 2,000 kilometres, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world, and is home to many a unique sea creature. Come find Nemo: the clown fish is native to here! Once you’ve had your fill of underwater exploration, kick back on one of the many gorgeous beaches in the region and top up your tan.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane
Recently rated as one of the top ten zoos on the planet, the Lone Pine is the world’s first koala sanctuary, housing around 150 of the little cuties! You can get up close and personal with some of the miniature marsupials – cuddling is not just allowed, but encouraged!
You can also feed kangaroos by hand, and encounter some other fabulous species like the brightly coloured lorikeet and the natural enigma that is the platypus! You can even pet some of them for a real hands-on experience.