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What to do in Australia


Lady walking on the rocks at sunset

The term bushwalking was first used during the 1920s. Today, bushwalking is one of the most popular pastimes in the country, something that delights both casual and serious hikers and walkers.

Through this activity, you can get a good peek at the wilderness sites and give your body its much-needed exercise. Aside from the wilderness, you can also go and explore national parks and the places in the countryside where only few people live.

To get the most out of your bushwalking experience, it is best if you get maps from various guidebooks, or request for maps at the offices of the state government.

A safety reminder: you need to be conscious of the fire ban warnings, specifically during summer, when fires pose a big threat to many places in the country.


Eye of the ocean Corals and fish at the Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s coastline measures 22,826 miles, so there are many great places and spots in Australia where you can enjoy water sports such as diving.

If you only want to try the sport but don’t know how to begin, it won’t be hard to find diving schools that can brief you on the activity. Each state has different requirements for those who are interested in enroll for diving lessons. The general rule, though, is that students must be at least 12 years old, and they must also be able to present medical certificate to prove they are fit and well suited for the activity.

Visitors can opt to enroll in a one-week full-time diving course, a two-week part-time course, or custom courses that will be tailor-made depending on the students’ schedule and availability.

Lake Fishing

Young man and boy fishing together
Young man and little boy fishing together

Fishing is a great activity for people who have brought their whole family along on the trip. This is a great way to relax and bond while checking out the splendid and abundant waters in many parts of the country.

You need to ask about the fishing license requirements first before you head on and proceed with the activity. The requirements may vary depending on the state where you are at. It will also help to be well informed about the tide and fishing conditions. The conditions are reported on the radio and in the newspapers.

The best areas for game fishing in Australia are situated on the seas off the east coast and on the northern part of Western Australia.

If you are after a particular fish, you would do well to research or ask around for the best places where you can catch the type of fish that you are looking for. If you want to go after trout, for instance, it is recommended that you head onto the waters of Victoria and New South Wales. If you want to catch marlins, on the other hand, the best place to do this is at the northern part of Queensland.


Surfer on Blue Ocean Wave in the Barrel

There are lots of water areas where you can go surfing in Australia. You just have to make sure that you time your visit when the weather is good, so that you will be greeted by excellent waves.

Surfing is indeed becoming more popular in the country, not only with the tourists but with the locals as well. You won’t find it hard to locate surfing schools wherever you are in Australia. These schools cater to both novice and advanced surfers.

You can book the courses once you have arrived at your destination. You can also book beforehand – this is recommended, especially during peak season, when it is hard to book flights to the country.

There are also certain Web sites that can entertain your queries and help you explore your options when it comes to the surfing schools and surfing sites that you can check out once you have landed in Australia.


Skier in mountains, prepared piste and sunny day
Skier in mountains, prepared piste and sunny day

This is another activity that can be done by the whole family. You have many options on where to ski, so you can choose according to the skills and capabilities of your companions (and yourself).

It’s easy to get started on skiing in Australia, even if you had never seen snow before in your life. There are places there that offer short and basic courses on the sport. At skiing sites, there are many shops where you can buy or rent skis.

To ensure that you and your companions are safe all the time, you have to be equipped with the right gear. You must also be updated with the news about the weather condition in the places where you intend to ski.

To experience the best slopes, you can check out the state borders of New South Wales and Victoria. The best months to ski in the southeast mountainous regions start in May and continue right up to the middle part of October.