By Carissa Hickok
Now that we are officially diving into 2017, it is time to consider your next vacation destination. And what better place to dive into than Australia? From the Great Barrier Reef and Brisbane to Perth and Melbourne, there is so much to see and do. It is easy to see why more and more people are adding Australia to their list of places to check out in 2017. Whether your idea of a relaxing getaway is sitting on a remote beach or checking out museums and botanic gardens, you are sure to find something that suits you in beautiful Australia. There really is no place quite like it.
When you visit, you get a sense of traveling back in time. There is alluring marine life, and of course sacred rock formations, rare animals and so much more. It would be difficult if not impossible to see even the majority of Australia in one visit, so the information provided will be tailored to those in search of a nature-filled trip. If stunning landscapes and sparkling waters just seem to call to you, then you will be delighted by what you read.
Maybe your day consists largely of being in front of a computer most of the time at the office. Or perhaps it is filled with meetings and endless phone calls. The last thing that you want to do on vacation is just sit around. When you visit the Tasmanian Wilderness, you will do anything but sit. This rugged landscape offers unmatched beauty. There are indications here of major glaciation and the parks constitute one of the last spans of temperate rainforest on Earth. It is certainly worth checking out if sub-alpine wilderness is something that sounds appealing to you.
Of course, the Great Barrier Reef is a place that turns up on many bucket lists. Why? Perhaps because it is the biggest coral reef system in the world. Or maybe because it is visible from outer space. There are billions of tiny organisms which make up the Great Barrier Reef and it has been categorized as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is an absolutely stunning part of Australia that you must visit if you have an appreciation for natural beauty.
If fast-flowing rivers and waterfalls are more your speed, then be sure to visit the West Tropics of Queensland. There are walking tracks, safaris and even zip lining adventures available. The Daintree Rainforest is a beautiful spot that contains the oldest surviving rainforest on the planet. There are so many plants and animals to check out in this area!
Hopefully you have been convinced that the natural beauty of Australia is worth seeing. Be sure to add these destinations to your list of places to visit in 2017. You certainly will not be disappointed. Visit Australia – one of the most beautiful spots on Earth!
Have you been to Australia? What's your favorite spot Down Under?
Carissa enjoys traveling so much that she left the corporate world to work as a freelancer, which allows her to up and go on a regular basis. She lives with her dachshund, Daphne in central Florida.