If you had read my 2018 Dream Destinations Wishlist, you’ll have seen that Austraila is most certainly on my radar this year. I’ve partnered up with the Flight Centre UK, who have just revamped their Holidays to Australia guide on their website. The guide is so ideal for anyone planning a trip down under and covers all bases from flights, itineraries and hotels.
Whilst, I’m not sure whether I’ll get to Australia this year, I’m hoping to have it booked by the end of 2018. Obviously, a trip to Australia is a pretty big deal and whilst I’m there I’d like to travel around a little and also visit friends who live out there. I’ve already been doing a little bit of research and found out on the Flight Centre that January is a great time to purchase flights as they are 12% cheaper! I’ve also started making a list of a few places I’d definitely make it a priority to visit…
Sydney is one of the most visited destinations in Australia and tops my list of places to visit. There are so many different well-known landmarks in Sydney that I’ve only ever dreamt about visiting. I don’t know about you but when I think of the city, I immediately think of the iconic Sydney Opera House. It would just be amazing to see that in person and although it’s a very pricey experience, I’d love to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Austrailia is so well known for its incredibly beautiful coastlines. There are countless beaches I’d love to visit and Bondi Beach is one of them. The iconic beach is one of the most famous in the world. I also wouldn’t mind grabbing lunch at Bondi Icebergs and taking a dip in their pool which I’ve seen in countless photographs.
For the longest time, I’ve wanted to visit Byron Bay. We have some family friends who lived there and it always sounded so idyllic. Byron Bay is on that list of a dozen plus beaches I just need to visit in Australia. I’ve seen Byron Bay pop up everywhere in recent years, it seems like it’s a very popular place for travellers and I can see why as it looks very chilled and perfect for surfing. Who knows, maybe I’ll become a surfing pro.
Uluru or otherwise known as Ayers Rock is one of those once in a lifetime must-see sights. Whilst Ayers Rock is firmly on my list of places I’d love to visit, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is located in the Northen Territory and would most likely be a very expensive add-on to the trip. One day, I’d love to see this in person. It would certainly be an incredible experience and one to tick off the bucket list.
The Whitsunday Islands actually looks like paradise with the white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters. I have a friend who lives in Airlie Beach and I’m ever so jealous she has this on her doorstep. I think I could happily spend a lot of time in the are just exploring the beaches. Sailing around the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef would also be something I’d really want to do.
Melbourne just seems like my cup of tea. It seems like a very stylish and cosmopolitan city with lot’s to see and explore. Melbourne does remind me of a few different European cities with the narrow griffiti filled streets and artwork lining the streets.
Have you ever been to Australia? Are any of these places on your Travel Wishlist?
*This post is a collaboration with the Flight Centre