Australia is such a large and diverse country and though I have not visited all of the places in the country that I would like to see, I have seen enough to know that the trip is worth it. If only for the kangaroos. Who doesn’t love kangaroos! Given the language and much of the architecture, at times, Australia can have you feeling like you are in California, but that just means you have to be adventurous. If visiting Brisbane, I recommend renting a car and spending a few days outside of the city. Sydney is great for a couple nights if you have a layover to somewhere else in the region. I look forward to getting back to Australia to explore much more of what the vast country has to offer. Tip: The Redy2Go airport shuttle is a cheap option from Sydney airport to the city.
What to see
Located in Southeast Queensland, just 30km from the Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain is a great place to hike, take tours, and see Australia's best wild life.
If you're into surfing, amusement parks, zoos, or live music, Gold Coast can give you all of that. This metropolis is a great destination for both families & solo travelers.
One of Australia's most iconic beaches, Bondi is the perfect place for experiencing the laid back coastal lifestyle, shopping a few boutiques, or grabbing a drink at a cafe.