3 Unique Ways to See Australia on Your Holiday

Planning for your upcoming holiday in the Land Down Under? If you’re looking for the best activities to see the beauty that Australia has to offer, go off the beaten path and explore the country through these brilliant ideas that spell adventure from beginning to end.

By Sea: Go on a Private Fishing Charter

Enjoy a relaxing and exciting touring activity by joining a private charter to explore the Gold Coast. Deep sea fishing trips go from half a day to an entire day, which makes it easy to fit in your travel schedule. The charter packages include equipment use and fishing supplies for a worry-free and fun sea adventure. Guests are encouraged to bring their own meals, so pack your favourites to make your trip more enjoyable

Half-day fishing charters travel from 10-20 km offshore, while full-day charters travel from 10-35 km far. Travel time lasts anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes. Charters travel far enough out on the sea to reach an area where you can find more fish species than when in shallow waters. Deep sea fishing is said to be one of the most timeless human expeditions, and Australia has a rich and diverse marine life, so make sure to include this activity in your itinerary.

Things to Consider:

  • Duration of the trip
  • Weather conditions
  • Point of origin
  • Travel time from your location to the port
  • Package inclusions
  • Clothing requirements
  • Tipping standards

By Land: Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Enjoy a spectacular 360 view of Sydney atop the Harbour Bridge. The Sydney Bridge is one of the engineering wonders of the world and the experience of being on top of the tallest steel arch bridge in the world, 440ft (134.11 m) above sea level to be precise, is definitely going to make your travel quite memorable. It truly is one of the best ways to see the city by land.

If you’re afraid of heights, this is the perfect way to conquer your fears and reward yourself with a breathtaking view of the city and a certificate of achievement to mark your winning moment. There are different climb paths to the summit and can take anywhere from 2 1/2 hours to 3 1/2 hours. These are all fully guided and scheduled tours, and you will be assisted all throughout the climb.

Things to Consider:

  • Pack a meal and ensure you’re well-hydrated before the climb
  • Bringing essential medication (asthma inhalers, etc.)
  • Clothing requirements
  • Prohibited/Allowed belongings and items
  • Weather conditions

By Air: Fly Over the Southern Ocean in a Chopper

Get a bird’s eye view of the Southern Ocean and gaze out over the stunning landmarks that dot the Australian coastline, including the 12 Apostles and the famous Great Ocean Road, by going on a private helicopter ride. The scenic flights go from 15 minutes to 1 hour, and the number of landmarks you get to see depends on the length of time of your flight package. It’s the best way to see all these natural wonders in the shortest amount of time and away from the crowds. 

This experience lets you tick off two things in your bucket list in one go: get to see the iconic landmarks of Victoria’s Southern Ocean coastline and get to experience a helicopter adventure ride.

Things to Consider:

  • Recommended clothing and footwear
  • Essential medication
  • Prohibited/Allowed personal items you can bring with you during the flight
  • Origin of flights
  • Routes to take from your location to origin of flight

Going on an Ultimate Adventure

Before going to any of your tours, make sure you have everything you need to ensure your comfort and safety. It’s very important to have a pre-activity checklist to make sure that you are aware of the trip’s dos and don’ts.

You should also carry your belongings in waterproof containers, especially electronic gadgets and important documents like doctor’s notes, personal identification, and important travel papers that you need to keep on you at all times. If you are going to bring essential medication with you, make sure you have a doctor’s note and prescription for it, and inform the guides accordingly.

There’s so much to do in Australia, you’ll never go a day without having fun. The sightseeing activities suggested here will surely take your experience to the next level and give you memories of your travel that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re planning to check off things on your bucket list, planning to surprise your significant other with the holiday of their life, or looking for new travel adventures, our suggested sightseeing and travelling ideas are sure to give you an unforgettable time Down Under, that’s truly one for the books.