10 Reasons To Go To Australia
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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia

Photo by Ian James Grant

The truth is, Australia was never on top of my bucket list. I guess I was so engrossed with Europe that for the longest time, it was the only place I wanted to visit. But I’ve been there now, and even if I still want to go back, I keep telling myself that the world is big, big place and that there are other beautiful locations, majestic animals, and diverse cultures to see and some of them can only be found in Australia.

Australia is a land of great diversity of every kind — from animals to landscapes, history and culture. Australia should be on everyone’s bucket list.

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1. They’ve got vibrant cities

There’s a lot of cities in Australia, namely Canberra (its capital), Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney — each of them offering a diverse community and culture.  Wherever you are, there’s always something to entertain the artist, the foodie, and even the adrenaline junkie in you.

And it doesn’t even have to be expensive! Here are Top 20 Things To Do in Brisbane For Under $20.

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2. If you need a break, you can hit the beach…

If you look at the world map, Australia is surrounded by bodies of waters — almost every corner is a beach. The best part? You don’t have to go too far away from the city to experience the sand and sea.

Take this majestic view, for example:

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3. …or go to the desert…

If the sea isn’t your thing, it’s okay because Australia offers all kinds of environment. First, they’ve got deserts! At least 18% of the Australian mainland is composed of deserts.

There are ten named deserts in Australia: the Great Victoria Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Tanami Desert, Simpson Desert, Gibson Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Strzelecki Desert, Sturt Stony Desert, Tirari Desert, Pedirka Desert.

4. …visit their national parks…

Aside from beaches and deserts, there are thousands of national parks and other conservation reserves in Australia, protecting a huge variety of environments — from tropical rain forests to the Great Barrier Reef. Inevitably, nature lovers will not run out of places to visit while they’re in Australia.

5. …or go skiing!

Oh, and they also have a place for those who wants to experience something cooler! Skiing is also one of Australia’s favorite sports. Fun Fact: Winter happens during the middle of the year, from June to August!

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Credit: Luke Tscharke

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Credit: Bondi Beach by ap0013

6. Their public pools

I’ve never been to a public pool before, but I’m pretty sure none of them looks gorgeous as the photo above. This is the famous Bondi Baths in Bondi Beach, Sydney.

7. Animals you can only see in Australia

Australia is the home of different native creatures, such as koala bears, kangaroos, Tasmanian devil, platypuses and wombats — And you won’t see those animals anywhere else! Australis also has the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms!

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Credit: Rodney Fox/Scott Grimster

8. Shark Cage Diving!

Shark Cage Diving is another attraction that you can only do in Australia. You have an opportunity to get (safely) up close and personal with the Great White Sharks! This activity is definitely not for the faint of heart, but I expect it to be worth the experience!

9. Catch the sunrise or sunset at Uluru or Ayers Rock

Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation and one of the most recognizable natural landmarks of Australia. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a sacred place that contributed great cultural significance for the inhabitants of the area.

10. Sydney, Australia

Sydney is often the primary destination for tourists and it’s understandable why. For instance, there’s the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, its art museums and galleries, the beach, the food. The list could go on and on. And while Sydney is also considered to be one of the most expensive cities in the land, but it doesn’t have to be.

Here are Top 10 Things To Do in Sydney For Under $50.

11. Australia is full of… Australians.

Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, Eric Bana, Brenton Thwaites, Emily Browning, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Rose Byrne. Oh, did I mention Hugh Jackman?

Fantastic landscapes of nature, unique animals, and good-looking people. I haven’t even discussed their food yet (Timtam Biscuits, anyone?) but at this point, I can’t think of a reason why we shouldn’t go to Australia.

P.S. If this list isn’t enough, here are Top 20 Things To Do in Australia!

None of these photographs are mine. Most of these are captured by Johan Lolos of lebackpacker.

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17 Comments

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    Mimi Gonzales
    February 25, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Australia is home to diversity, indeed! Next to PH and Europe, this little paradise is definitely on the top of my travel bucketlist. I love nature and I think Australia has a lot of spots to sight different kinds of natural wonders. :) I’m grateful that you also entice other people like me to visit this place :D

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      Kisty Mea
      February 25, 2015 at 9:27 PM

      I agree! I wish I knew this before because I had an opportunity to move campuses and live in Australia, but I didn’t pursue it. I regret not doing so.

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    Mikyu Maglasang
    February 25, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    My current client at work is Australia-based, and I would’ve wanted to be assigned there because it’s such a beautiful place! Unfortunately, I’ve realized what I really wanna do for work, and it doesn’t involve this same client, so goodbye Australian dreams for now. Maybe someday, though. :))

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      Kisty Mea
      February 25, 2015 at 9:39 PM

      Shucks! Still, I think you made the right decision. Plus, Australia’s been around for millions of years, so I’m pretty sure it’ll be there for the next 10-20 years! Also, I can imagine all the extreme sports you’re gonna do there! :)

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    Ice Pandora
    February 26, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    I’m from Europe and I have got Australia on my bucketlist for
    a loooong while! Firstly because of the nature and animals
    (koala bears!) and secondly the people! I’ve met a lot of
    bloggers from Aussie as well! Xx
    http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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      Kisty Mea
      March 3, 2015 at 9:26 AM

      Australia sounds like a great place to visit. I can’t believe I’ve only realized this now!

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    Alissa
    February 26, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    This makes me so excited! I’m planning to go to Australia and this country is just amazing :)

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    Hazel Asoy
    February 26, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    If I will be given a chance to visit Australia, the first thing that I will do is to check out the kangaroos! Haha. And the great barrier reef as well ♥

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    Irish
    February 26, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    I must add that some of the coolest bloggers also came from Oz. Chloe Ting, Kani, Jessica Tran and my fitness guru: Kayla Itsines :))
    Btw, Is “Australia” a downloadable font or handwritten? It’s lovely. May I know the font tho? thanks:)

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    A
    February 26, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    camie started using the same fonts you have on your blog — the calligraphy thingy. coincidence? i think not.

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    Anna
    February 26, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    It’s good that you mostly highlighted the nature side of Australia, and also it’s a welcome change of perspective from someone who’s just browsing places they wanna visit someday, instead of the cityscapes which is the typical go-to coverage of most blogs when they want to feature a certain country and reasons why the reader should go there.

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      Kisty Mea
      March 3, 2015 at 9:26 AM

      Let’s go to Australia, Anna! Haha!

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    Clarisse
    February 26, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Thanks for this! Made me hyped up for my upcoming trip to Sydney this year :D

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      Kisty Mea
      February 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM

      OMG! So jealous! Enjoy, Clarisse! I can’t wait to read your Sydney adventures! ❤️

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    Tia
    February 28, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Hi Ate Kisty, what font did you use for Australia? :)

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    rae
    March 1, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    Australia is on my travel bucket list because of ballet. hehe. My ballet school, Vella C. Damian School of Ballet is under the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet and because of that, I fell in love with Australia. However though, I never knew that Australia is this beautiful! Grabe, sobrang ganda pala niya! :))

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      Kisty Mea
      March 3, 2015 at 9:28 AM

      This should be enough reason for you to go to Australia and dance there! :D

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