Things to Do in Australia in May
Discover The Great Barrier Reef
- The Great Barrier Reef is home to 2,900 individual coral reefs, 600 individual islands, and 1,500 individual species of large fish.
- Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns, and Mackay are just some of the coastal cities from which you can reach this paradise.
- Snorkeling or scuba diving to see the diverse marine life, or taking a boat tour with a glass bottom to see the reef is one of the best things to do in Australia in May.
- Indulge in fun and games on the water, in the air, and at rest on the sand include sailing, scenic helicopter flips, boating, and beach lounging.
Explore the Bondi Beach
- Bondi Beach in Australia in May is a popular tourist destination known for its crescent of golden sand, tumbling waves, and crowds of tanned sunbathers.
- Visit the Bondi Aboriginal rock art sites, take pictures in front of the Bondi Pavilion, and gawk at the mansions of A-listers on the way.
- Here you can sunbathe, surf, drink at a beachside bar, or go on a clifftop hike within minutes of Sydney's central business district.
- You can sunbathe and swim in Australia in May, with warm sea temperatures and occasional showers.
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Visit the Sydney Harbour Bridge
- The 'Sydney Harbor Bridge' spans one of the world's most recognizable harbors and is the largest steel curved bridge in the world.
- Find the footpath that leads up to the bridge on Cumberland Street, not far from the pedestrian crossing near the Australian Heritage Hotel, also known as the Rocks.
- The 'Pylon Lookout,' located to the south-east of the route, provides a breathtaking panorama.
- Renting bicycles from the city or going on guided tours with companies like Bonza Bike Tours, Sydney Bike Tours are exciting things to do in Australia in May.
- Watch the Sydney Observatory, a wonderful legacy documenting the use of telescopes for astronomical observation, located on the western side of the city, not far from the bike path.
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Drive the Great Ocean Road in Victoria
- The Great Ocean Road is a self-drive touring route from Torquay, past the famous 12 Apostles, into the picturesque fishing village of Port Fairy.
- From the months of May through August, whales can be seen making their way down the Great Ocean Road in search of warmer waters.
- Watch for flags along the coast as you drive; these indicate frequent whale sightings in Australia in May.
- Make it a point to visit the 12 Apostles at sunrise as the sun's later arrival in the sky during the winter months is a welcome relief from the oppressive heat of summer.
Explore Rottnest Island
- Rottnest Island is a little piece of paradise in Western Australia, located not far from Perth.
- Quokkas, peacocks, 63 beaches, and 20 breathtaking bays have made this area a favorite of visitors and locals alike for decades.
- During the colder months, the island's natural beauty truly shines, making winter the ideal time for a hike along one of the island's five distinct Wadjemup Bidi trails.
- See the world's friendliest marsupials, the quokkas, in their native environment in May.
- When visiting or staying on the island during the winter, it's important to take advantage of the peaceful mornings and cozy evenings that come with the cold weather.
Location: Offshore from the city of Perth, in Western Australia.
Discover the Flinders Ranges National Park
- Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, is teeming with natural beauty and diversity thanks to its mountainous terrain, tranquil tree-lined gorges, and abundance of native flora and fauna.
- You can go bushwalking in this part of Australia in May, and there are several different paths to choose from.
- The Hills Homestead Walk is a 6.6-kilometer round-trip path that can be completed in about two hours if you're in a hurry.
- The Aroona to Youngoona Hike is a great option for those who want to get their blood pumping and their muscles loose.
- This 15.4-kilometer (7-hour) trek features stunning scenery, diverse rock formations, and an intriguing look back at the region's pastoral past.
- There are many places to stay in the park, from campgrounds (some of which can only be reached by 4WD or on foot) to resorts to even working sheep stations.
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Explore the Kakadu National Park
- Located in Australia's Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is adored by both locals and visitors alike due to its stunning biodiversity and status as an Australian wonderland.
- Featuring numerous natural wonders, indigenous wildlife, verdant forests, and fascinating ancient culture.
- You can witness 2,000 different plant species
- Marvel at the Kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, and even a few stray dingoes among many other species that have made Australia famous around the world.
- Explore the rainforest in search of shining drongos and rainbow pitas, swim with black bream in the plunge pool
- Admire the majesty of the endemic Anbinik trees that grow along the rocky slopes.
- Spend a day cruising and hopefully see some of the largest saltwater crocodiles in Australia in May.
Visit the Red Center
- The Red Center is a remarkable landscape made up of arid plains, eroded away mountain ranges, rocky gorges, and some of the holiest Aboriginal Australian sites, like Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
- Take some time to be awed by the towering sandstone walls of Kings Canyon, in the heart of Australia in May.
- Experience the Watarrka National Park inhabited by the Luritja and Arrente peoples for over 20,000 years, from above on a scenic flight, learn about their cultures
- Hike along the canyon's breathtaking cliffs.
- When the sun sets in the company of a didgeridoo player, enjoy a bush tucker dinner or a Tali Wiru dinner under the stars at a Sounds of Silence event.
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Take the Barossa Valley Wine Tour
- Experience the best of Barossa Valley winemaking with a knowledgeable guide and a full day of wine tasting.
- Taking in the lush, verdant landscapes dotted with grapevines and the finest local wines here is one of the key things to do in Australia in May.
- First stop: the stunning Château Yaldara, which not only produces some of the state's best Shiraz but also boasts some of the state's best examples of colonial architecture.
- Keep going through the lovely Barossa Valley scenery and over the famous Jacobs Creek. Take your time wandering the streets of Tanunda, a historic settlement with many interesting shops and sights.
- Enjoy a selection of the finest meats, cheeses, and freshly baked bread alongside some of the world's most highly regarded wines from the Barossa region at the picturesque Peter Lehmann Winery.
- Rosenvale Wines, the next stop on the tour, is a true Barossa gem that only the lucky few get to see Australia in May.
- Experience a highly curated selection of wines in a cozy setting with the help of knowledgeable staff at this intimate cellar.
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Visit the Pink Lake
- Lake Hillier, Esperance's famously pink lake, has been the subject of international attention for many years.
- The ten species of salt-loving bacteria, archaea, and several species of pink, red, or salmon-colored Dunaliella algae are responsible for the vibrant pink color of Lake Hillier, which is completely natural.
- Come here to experience its famous pink lakes, which are surrounded by a white sand coastline and home to abundant marine life.
- Taking the cruise to the lake on the 60-foot vessel will allow you to see dolphins playing at the tip of the boat.
- You can stop at the campsite ruins of Australia's only documented pirate, Black Jack Anderson, and take in the stunning scenery.
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