When most of us think about travel, we picture getting on a plane and jetting off to another country. However there’s plenty to see and do in the place that you live, and as Australians we are particularly lucky in this respect. We live in an incredibly beautiful and fascinating place in the world that most people dream of visiting. Are you taking advantage of our own 'land down under' that's right underneath your feet?!
See Stunning Natural Sights
The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest living structure on Earth, it's so large it can even be seen from space. It might not be right on your doorstep so to speak, but if you're from Australia then it's never more than a few hours plane ride away- in many cases it will be far less! You can scuba diving or snorkeling, you could even hire a yacht and go boating. You have the chance to see all kinds of amazing looking birds, fish, marine mammals and so much more. Our national parks are another opportunity to see stunning natural sights, presenting you with some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. There's loads to do, from camping, fishing, bird watching, orienteering, bike riding and more. You have the bigger parks that are popular with tourists, but there are plenty of others that are mainly used by the locals. As an Aussie, it should be your mission to visit them all!
Visit the Vibrant Cities
The majority of Australian residents live in and around the major cities, so chances are this is where you're from. But how many others have you been to? From Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra on the east coast to Perth right the way over in Western Australia. There are also countless smaller cities and towns that will all have their points of interest. You could enjoy some retail therapy, check out the attractions and enjoy some delicious food. Australia is a melting pot of a unique mix of immigrants from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa so the food scene is incredible. From popular Thai places (Wokon is now p'nut) to Mornington Peninsula, an impressive foodie scene drawing in people from all over the world there's no shortage of restaurants, eateries, festivals and more all celebrating delicious grub.
Explore The Outback
If you want to do something really challenging then why not go and explore the outback? It’s so far removed from busy daily life that many people even report having a spiritual experience by being out there in a place that's so remote. You could book a tour or go on a camel trek. You can see beautiful wildlife, take in views of mountains, waterfalls, gorges and much more. Most of our country is covered by this incredible yet unforgiving terrain, it's worth going out to explore it at least once in your life. Just bear safety in mind, and go with an experienced tour or group if you're new to this kind of thing.
by Natalie Marie.
An Aussie girls guide to
I make all of the mistakes
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Hi! I'm Natalie Marie, a travel blogger and photographer from Melbourne, Australia with a severe case of wanderlust.
In the past 5 years I have had the pleasure of visiting 173 cities and towns, spanning 27 countries across five continents, all while experiencing some incredible bucket-list moments and epic misadventures along the way.
Tily Travels is a travel blog filled with stories of my journeys and tourist information; also infused with my love of photography, wildlife, street art, and festivals in far away places.
My goal is to inspire you to explore the wonders the world has to offer and to
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