Fun fact: Australia has so many beaches that it’ll take you 27 years to visit a new one every day! It might also interest you to know that the Australian Alps actually get more snow than Switzerland. Both of these just go to show that you’re guaranteed an enjoyable stay in The Land Down Under, whether you want fun in the sun or excitement on the slopes.
But of course, there’s more to the country than just these two activities. Charter Boat Sydney, party boat rental experts in Sydney, has compiled a list of the things you don’t want to miss out on when visiting Australia.
Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world, and with nearly eight million square kilometres of land to explore, there’s something for everyone.
Take a luxury train ride
See the country in style and comfort. The Ghan Train, so-named because of the Afghan cameleers who explored the vast outback in the 1860s, is a luxurious 2,979-kilometre trek from Darwin in the north to Adelaide in the south.
Be prepared for three to four days of travelling where you’ll get to enjoy tropical greens, red sand deserts and rugged mountains. But you’re not just confined to the train on your journey. The Ghan Train stops for Alice and Katherine Springs tours, where you’ll learn more about Aboriginal history.
Explore the Red Centre
Let the Uluru monolith take your breath away when you see it under the glow of sunrise or sunset. Kick your visit up a notch when you add an Aboriginal guided tour. After all, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is referred to locally as the nation’s “spiritual centre.”
Here, you can learn about the Aborigines’ traditional way of life, and if you visit between April to October, you can experience the Tali Wiru, where you can dine under the stars while enjoying native food and Dreamtime stories.
Take a road trip
Want to go on an epic adventure? A long drive along the Great Ocean Road is one you won’t want to miss! With approximately 300 kilometres of scenic roads, this road trip will be a feast for all your senses. Taste the salt in the air, feel the wind in your hair, and marvel at all the natural landscape in the span of three days.
You could, of course, choose to travel just one day, but breaking it up will allow you to explore more of what this coastal road has to offer. You can also choose to rent your own vehicle or join one of the many tours in the area.
Either way, make sure you don’t miss out on the Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell or Otway National Park. No Instagram post is complete without a photo from one of these breathtaking sceneries.
Australia is considered an island continent. It has over 10,000 beaches to explore, whether you just want to relax under the sun or find out what lurks in the deep sea.
Begin with the Sydney Opera House
Sure, the Sydney Opera House might be on land, but one of the best ways to view it is aboard your own private boat hire. The Opera House is a staple of the Sydney skyline, and you can see a practically 360-degree view of this modern marvel while sailing the Sydney Harbour.
The best part about hiring your own boat is you can take in the view and enjoy a party at sea at the same time. Or perhaps this is your honeymoon trip, and you’d like to enjoy an intimate dinner with your significant other. What better way to celebrate the start of wedded bliss than dining aboard your own boat rental with the Sydney Opera House as your backdrop.
Go whale-watching in Hervey Bay
Sydney and Melbourne are the two most often visited places in Australia, but just off Queensland is a hidden gem: Fraser Island.
And Hervey Bay at Fraser Island is known as the whale-watching capital of the world. Tourists from all over the world gather here when they want to see these beautiful and majestic creatures up close. If you visit between July and early November, you don’t even have to book a boat tour since you’d be able to see them from the shore.
End by snorkelling or diving the Great Barrier Reef
No visit to Australia is complete without a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. It is known as one of the most diverse ocean habitats in the world, and it’s every deep-sea diver’s dream to explore. Apart from the awe-inspiring coral formations, you could also find giant clams, sea turtles and stingrays and many other forms of marine life here.
Book an overnight tour, and you could even enjoy a bit of nocturnal diving. You don’t have to worry as tour experts agree that diving at night is perfectly safe for all divers, whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been diving for years.
Enjoy Sydney Aboard a Party Boat Rental
These are just a few things you can do when you come to visit Australia. The continent has so much more to offer, and we believe the best place to start is on your own private boat rental.
Charter Boat Sydney offers boat rentals for groups of any size, from an intimate overnight tour to a large corporate affair. Book a boat with us today and see the best of what Sydney and the rest of Australia have to offer.