You may think you know what Australia is all about, but we’ve found that no Aussie adventure is ever the same. This is why we created our #myaussieadventure app – so that you could create your perfect trip Down Under. It all depends on what kind of traveller you are, or more specifically, what Travel Tribe you fit into.
If you’re already getting FOMO because of all the places to see and things to do, then check out our Aussie adventures designed for each of our awesome Travel Tribes.
Life and Soul – The East Coast, Sydney to Cairns
For Life and Soul travellers, the best bit about Australia will be all the fun-loving people you meet along the way. With a hop-on hop-off bus pass along the East Coast of Oz, you’re bound to meet likeminded backpackers who you can experience the beach barbecues, big nights out and action packed adventures with.
Take a trip up the ‘backpacker highway’ from Sydney to Cairns, stopping off at all the hotspots. Explore Sydney’s glitzy nightclubs, have a barbecue on Bondi Beach and learn to surf in Byron Bay. Then head on up to Queensland via the Gold Coast for a taste of the hedonistic Aussie lifestyle. Book a sailing tour of the Whitsundays and explore some of Oz’s best beaches. Finish off in Cairns, where you can take a trip out to Magnetic Island for the full moon party or venture inland to explore Cairns’ tropical surroundings.
A-listers – Victoria and South Australia
Dorm life and basic accommodation isn’t for everyone. If you like to treat yourself on your travels, whether it’s relaxing on blissful beaches with a cocktail or getting pampered in a resort, then here’s a little A-lister Aussie adventure idea…
Once you’re ready to leave the city life, take a trip down the Great Ocean Road towards Adelaide, to experience one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives. See some of Australia’s famous wildlife with kangaroos, koalas and penguins at Phillip Island, and marvel at the Twelve Apostles.
Next, you’ll head into South Australia to experience more of Oz’s natural beauties. Spend a weekend on Kangaroo Island, Australia’s Galapagos or trek into the Flinders Ranges. Make sure you visit the Barossa Valley on a wine tasting tour. It’s time to forget the Goon bags, you’re too classy for all that…plus, this is some of Australia’s finest wine!
Free wheelers – Venture into the Outback and Western Australia
If you’re a bit of a lone ranger and prefer taking the path less trodden, then step away from the East Coast and explore the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Freewheelers should hire a campervan and hit the long open roads of Oz.
Travel from Darwin to Perth, as you venture into the Australian Outback, sleeping under the stars and exploring the hidden gems of Western Australian. Start off in Darwin, the gateway to exploring Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. Jump in plunge pools, see spectacular waterfalls and discover an array of wildlife. From there, delve deeper into the Outback to Alice Springs and watch a world-famous Uluru sunset, sleeping under the stars.
Get back into your camper and start heading South West into Western Australia. Explore the remote waterfalls and creeks of the Kimberley region, or driving around the eerie Pinnacles. End up in Perth where you explore laneways of cool cafes or venture out to sea to swim with whale sharks or dolphins.
Thrill Seeker – Queensland, Brisbane to Cairns
There’s no end of thrills Down Under. If you’re a Thrill Seeker and like a dose of adrenaline alongside your beach time, then head to the real life adventure playground called Queensland.
Start off in Brisbane, where you can get your kicks from a tandem skydive, right over the coastline. (Get a skydiving pass to continue the thrills further up the coast in Airlie Beach or Cairns) If that’s not enough for one day, you can go night kayaking in the Brisbane River, followed by a well-earned barbie.
Head on up to the fun-loving Gold Coast for late night beach parties and roller coaster rides in Dreamworld, Australia’s largest theme park. Make sure you visit Fraser Island for some 4WD action on the world’s largest sand island.
Next, it’s the Great Barrier Reef for some of the greatest scuba diving. Base yourself in Cairns whilst you do your PADI course, and maybe take a trip to AJ Hackett’s bungee jump! But only if you really think you can hack it…
Live like a Local – Working Holidays and Outback Adventures
If you want to get a flavour for the real Aussie lifestyle, a working holiday is the best way to do that. You can work anywhere in Australia, from the glitz and glamour of Sydney to the steamy tropics of Cairns. Not only will you experience living Down Under, but you’ll save money to explore more authentic Australian locations.
To learn about the Aboriginal heritage of Australia, step away from the East Coast and venture into the Outback. Travel from Adelaide to Darwin (or vice versa) visiting Wilpena Pound, a natural ampitheatre, Coober Pedy, an Outback mining town with a hostel based underground, and Uluru, the heart of the Outback, where you can sleep in a swag under the stars.