Must do Things in Pattaya
Try Skydiving for an Exhilarating Experience
Among them, Mission Beach between Cairns and Townsville with sufficient coastal vies is one of best skydiving areas in the country. Here one can jump anywhere from 9000 to 14000 feet. The Wollongong Beach Skydive of Sydney is also quite popular offering splendid views of the city.
Apart from this Lee Point Beach, Darwin, Byron Bay, Bells Beach Torquay, and Hervey Bay of Queensland are some of the most preferred spots to explore the sport. Tandem skydiving is also popular here where professionals accompany in the jump helping the beginners enjoy the game.
Enjoy the exotic waterways of Australia through Kayaking
There are several places in each city to enjoy the sport, especially in Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. Almost all the places have many kayak shops and tour organizers which can help for arranging the kayak tour with all amenities and facilities.
For the beginners there are adequate trainers to impart a small training on the sport so that the thrill of the sport can be enjoyed. The rates of Kayaking can differ on the basis of location and the time of sport, however the same is quite reasonable.
The country is filled with amazing spots where one can kayak and at the same time enjoy fascinating marine life, do fishing or have fun paddling and seeing dolphins in the waterways. Definitely, one of the best way to explore the scenic beauty of Australia.
Parasailing in Cairns
Parasailing is done in almost all major cities of the country but there are few places which have more exposure in this regard.The most sought-after place for parasailing is Cairns especially with the Great Barrier Reef.
Apart from this the Gold coast area is quite popular in this regard. The clear blue sky and the breathtaking views and the adrenaline rush make it worth the initiative. However it is better to do the same under expert guidance if the sport is tried for the first time.
Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours, Sydney
Location: The tour starts from the Potts point in NSW where you will depart from and go around various places to taste wine. There are other places too where you can choose to take a tour from.
Highlights: There are full and half day tours that take you around the hunter valley into some of the most special wineries for wine tasting. Nothing could be more better for people who love to have different varieties of wine.
Price: The price for these tours vary but most of the sites have a listing of 125 Australian dollars per person which is decent for a full day tour where you will visit a lot of places.
Feed with your hand to Kangaroo at Kangaroo Island
Australian aboriginals were first to start a civilization on Kangaroo island, but with the tremendous rise of water level, the place, today, is more a tourist spot than a habitat area.
Situated on the southerly corner of Australia, Kangaroo Island serves as an authentic tourist spot for travelers. With an exclusive range of lobster and seafood, Kangaroo Island has gone forth as one of the most populated tourist destinations in Australia. This destination is not just renowned for its tourist attraction, but is likewise known as the wine lover's vacation spot. Kangaroo Island has got as many as 30 wineries across its 150km long area, offering tourists an authentic range of sweet wine.
Location: Kangaroo Island is located at the southwest of Adelaide, in the southernmost part of the continent.
Price: Entry to the Kangaroo Island is free of monetary value.
Hobart is one of the top tourist destinations in Australia. For Yachting lover, Hobart is the paradise. The city hosts a Syndey to Hobart yacht race every year after the Christmas eve day. People from all over Australia visits Hobart to enjoy this beauty event day. The Yacht race is celebrated with the Hobart Summer Festival. The festival brings a warm essence of Tasmanian food and exotic wine. Hobart is known as the festive city of Australia. It hosts more than five country festival all over the year.
Location: Hobart City is located at the Southeastern corner of Tasmania State, at the bank of the Derwent River.
Price: Entry to the city of Hobart is free of cost.
Surfers Paradise, Queensland
Surfers paradise is the home of 20,000 Australians. The 'Cavill Mall' is the bosom of the city which authentically blends the Australian culture with the tourist through its exotic Australian cuisine and nightlife. Surfers Paradise is recognized as the soul of Queensland, particularly because of the comportment of the wide surd beach. Tourists from all over the world, visit the place to relish this colossal destination. The great Surfers paradise festival, is celebrated every year in the month of March or April to celebrate the exuberant beauty of Gold coast's authentic cuisine, fashion, artistic production and craft, culture and local music.
Location: Surfers Paradise is situated in the suburbs area of Gold coast in the Queensland, Australia.
Price: Entry to Surfers paradise is free of monetary value. Only the festival time charges $15 to $25 as an entry fee.
Hike to Blue Mountains National Park
Highlights: The Blue Mountains National Park is a spectacular area, belonging to Australia. The national park offers a wide range of sports and activities to its visitors, which including mountain climbing, rock climbing, short walks, overnight adventure, long way lookouts, and Canyoning. The largest bird, 'Emu' flies into this park every summer, which is an absolute mesmerizing scene to witness.
Location: Blue Mountains National Part is located in the heart of Blue Mountain hills of New South Wales, Australia.
Price: Entry to the Blue Mountains National Park is free of any monetary value. But it costs $8 per day if you have vehicles parked in the parking lot.
Cressy in Tasmania is also a popular destination to enjoy fishing. The Shoalhaven River towards the south of Sydney is known for the avid availability of Luderick, Flathead, whiting and Flounder. For the best flatheads one can go to East Gippsland in Victoria. In a nutshell there are various places to enjoy the sport and in most of the places there are no restrictions except there are bag limits for each species.
Go on a Campsite for Camping
Among them the Whitsundays in Queensland is possible the best of the lot. With white sandy beaches at the backdrop of azure warm water with secluded campgrounds and a whole lot of thrilling activities this is quite a preferred campsite.
Apart from this Leliyn Camping area in Nitmiluk National Park, Freycinet camping area in Freycinet National Park, Tulki Beach Camping area in Cape Range National Park, Rocky River camping area in Flinders chase National Park, Bald Rock Creek camping area in Girraween National Park are some of the prominent places in this regard. In many of campsites, permit s required and one needs to maintain some rules which should be known beforehand.
Explore the Town on a Cycle
Apart from this Adelaide, Perth and Sydney also is known for great biking pathways that help to explore the city in a better way. And what’s more in Adelaide, there is a free bike hire scheme which makes t all the more interesting. All the other cities provide easy biking hiring facility with plenty of bike stores in all prominent locations.
Take a Breathtaking View from Hot Air Balloon
Among them the most sought after hot air ballooning location is Gold coast Hinterland in Queensland with panoramic views of lush mountainous region. Apart from this Alice Springs in the Northern Territory is also famous for the remote beauty of Australian outback. Along with this one can explore Byron Bay in New South Wales, Port Douglas in Far North Queensland and Yarra Valley in Victoria to enjoy fascinating views of the country. Undulating hills, vines and meandering rivers makes it an ideal sport to explore.
Visit Taronga Zoo
Location: Taronga Zoo is located in the shores of Sydney Harbor in the suburb of Mosman. To reach the zoo, you can use public transport which is easily available or private vehicles if you please.
Highlights: Taronga Zoo has different animal species nearly about 340 species and more than 2600 individual animals. You can also hire the venue to organize any functions or events with a 180 degree and peaceful view of the Sydney harbor making those events truly memorable.
Best time to visit: Taronga Zoo is open daily including the Christmas days. The visiting hours are 9:30 am-4:30 pm in the month of May to August, 9:30 am-5:00 pm from September to April and on new year's eve 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. You need to plan your trip accordingly to the timings of the zoo.
Visit Royal National Park, New South Wales
Location: Royal National Park is located at Sutherland Shire, New South Wales in eastern Australia. Public transports like ferry, tram or trains are easily available to reach the national park.
Highlights: This place has incredible landscapes and beaches and is the best place to explore the beauty of nature. It's also a perfect place for walking, cycling, surfing, picnicking, whale watching or bird watching.
Best time to visit: Usually, tourists like to visit the national park in different seasons to enjoy different attractions. In the summer, people can enjoy surfing and relaxing on the Garie beach. In the winter, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the coast and spot whales too.
Visit Bronte Park, Tasmania
Location: The park is located at the east end of Bronte road in the Bronte region itself.
Highlights - The park is extremely pleasant and quite grassy. It is perfectly suitable for a family outing and also for leisurely activities like cooking barbeque. You can have a beautiful view of the ocean through the park and even swimming pool facilities are available.
Best time to visit: The park stays open on all days from 6:30 in the morning to sunset in the evening so you can visit it anytime during the specified timings.
Have fun at Himeji Garden, Adelaide
Highlights: You can take a walk under the canopy of trees to reach the old fashioned teahouse. You can also visit the traditional Japanese Zen Garden. The Adelaide central market is just a few minutes ride away.
Timing: 8 AM to 5:30 PM from Sunday to Saturday. It closes at 4:30 PM on weekends and public holidays during April to September.
Carrick Hill (Mitcham), Adelaide
Highlights: Visit the little gift shop located inside the house to buy a souvenir for your journey. Stop by at Carrick Hill Cafe which is 15 minutes away from the house. The cafe offers delicious cakes and coffee as well as picnic boxes. You can also enjoy mouth watering cuisine cooked with fresh ingredients.
Location: The property is located at the base of Adelaide hills.
Timing: 10 AM to 4:30 PM from Wednesday to Sunday and Public Holidays.
Price: $12.00 Adults, $8.00 Concession and $28.00 Family.
St Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide
Highlights: There are experienced tour guides to help you understand the history and importance of the cathedral. They will also explain about the religious significance of different artworks inside the cathedral. Next to the main entrance of the cathedral, you can find a small gift shop from where you can purchase the souvenir of your visit.
Location: The St Peter’s Cathedral is just 5 minutes drive away from Rundle Mall.
Timing: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM from Monday to Saturday and 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday.
Price: The price per head for the commercial tours is $5.00.
Visit Scitech Discovery Centre, Perth
One can actually enjoy the versatility of science which is known to have many standpoints that can provide entertainment to people of all ages. It is actually a great value entertainment and a place to get huge knowledge. There are restaurant and in house cafes where one can enjoy snacks and other refreshment. The place is a fascinating location and a must visit for all.
Go on a Helicopter Ride over Sydney
Location: There are many locations in Sydney where you can take a helicopter ride.
Highlights: You are above the whole city of Sydney and can have a bird's eye view of the city by getting into a helicopter ride.
Price: The price for per person is around 100 Australian dollars but be assured that the experience is totally worth the money you pay.
Best time to visit: Usually helicopter rides can be taken anytime you wish to but people who prefer a good view can opt for going in the evening. If you are someone who loves the night sky, then you can have a ride at night.
In Queensland many local operators ensure a 2 day crash course and training s taken by the fliers before they independently do the same. The 2 day course is virtually a license to the sport. However one can also do tandem flying where a professional will accompany the flier. In Queensland there are several sites like Canungra, Toowoomba etc near the gold coast which provides great views and good sporting experience. In Sydney also the sport is quite appreciated taking place at Stanwell Park for a stretch of 30 minutes.
Try Mountain Biking
However in midst all these there are few biking trails which is considered to be the best in the whole country in terms of smooth well paved trails and view of scenic surrounding. Some of the best trails include Sydney bike ride to south head, through Mt Coot Tha Forest in Brisbane, Robin Falls to Adelaide River town, Cox Peninsula loop, Manton Dam Darwin Dam Loop and many others.
In fact the country is filled with such exotic trails where one just needs to explore. While few trails are easy and can be covered by beginners but there are moderate and difficult trails too which needs a little training and ft body. The details of the trails can be achieved from local bike stores.
Whitsundays Island, Queensland
The Whitsunday Islands are a collection 74 continental islands situated at the north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. One cause for the massive tourism attraction of the Whitsunday Islands is its exotic yatching destination. Brisbane weekends are largely spent on the southern waters of Whitsunday Island, yatching out along the seashore. With a mixture of tasty Australian seafood and the traditions of Ngara people, the natives of Whitsunday Island, this spot is the best holiday destination.
Location: The Whitsunday Islands are typically located on the northeastern shores of Brisbane, Queensland.
Price: Entry to the Whitsunday Islands is free of monetary value.
Port Douglaa, Queensland
Highlights:Port Douglas is popularly named after John Douglas, the former premier of Queensland. The township is the home of four best World heritage sites: Macrossan Street, St. Mary's Wharf Street, 6 Dixie street Port Douglas Wharf and Port Douglas Court house Museum. Kitesurfing is the most popular play in the town which draws crowds of tourists hovering at the streets of Port Douglas. Port Douglas is named as one the best top 100 towns in Australia.
Location: Port Douglas is located north of Queensland, Australia and is in close approximation to Cairins, Australia.
Price: Entry to the Port Douglas town is free of monetary value.
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Highlights: Sunshine Coast region is guarded by an unbreakable chain of sea beaches which attracts more than 3.2 million visitors every year. The plethora of sunshine falling upon the sun-kissed beaches explains the scenic beauty of this place. This Coast is the home for 5 famous National Parks of Australia, including Mapleton National Park, Kondalilla National Park, The Glass House National Park and so on.
Location: The Sunshine Coast is located at the north of Brisbane, in the Southern east corner of Queensland Australia.
Go on water adventure with Scuba Diving
Though diving is allowed throughout the year, especially in Queensland, in some parts of Southern Australia there remains some restrictions on diving in case of bad weather which happens mostly from May to October. It is important to enjoy the sport with expert tour operators who can guide on air temperature, water temperature, water current, tide speed and direction, depth and very importantly visibility. For the beginners it is a fun sport as the same can be learnt and enjoyed within hours of training.
Townsville is one of the most Urban-clad cities of Queensland, Australia. "The Strand" is the main cause of tourist attraction in this city. It is considered as one of the most beautiful sea beaches of the Australian continent. Apart from that Townsville is the house of Australia's largest heritage places like Riverway, a riverside parkland, The Castle Hill, which is considered as the most famous tourist attraction spot. The Castle Hill is known as the city's fitness destination.
Location: Townsville is located on the north-eastern corner of Queensland, Australia, which is just adjacent to The Great Barrier Reef.
Price: Entry to the land of Townsville is free of cost unless you are willing to be a part of any event.
Try Hiking a Mountain
There are two types of hiking opportunities in Australia, a multiday hiking and secondly, same day hiking. Among the best trails in multiday hiking includes Overland Track Tasmania, Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory, Great Ocean Walk, Victoria, Six Foot Track, NSW and Cape to Cape Walk, Western Australia.
For a single day hiking, one can choose from Kosciuszko Walk, NSW, Kings Canyon Rim Walk, Northern Territory, Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain National Park, Binna Burra to Green Mountains, Queensland, and Manly to Spit bridge. Apart from these there are other hiking trails which can also be explored in each city after taking necessary permits, where necessary.
Explore Hamilton Island
A holiday plan to Hamilton Island is an ideal choice if you want to enjoy the raw essence of Australia's white sand and untouched coral lifestyle. The Island has emerged a marine lifestyle which is quite different from the rest of Australia's Island collection. Hamilton Island is a paradise for golf lovers since it houses 18 famous golf championships. Hamilton Island houses the world's famous sea beach, 'Whitehaven Beach'.
Location: Hamilton Island is located at the heart of The Great Barrier Reef and very near to the Queensland state of Australia.
Price: Entry fee to the Island is free of any monetary value.
White Water Rafting
In fact the Tully River of Cairns is considered as the best to enjoy the thrill as well as the Heritage Rainforest. Apart from this Barron Rafting and Xtreme Rafting are also popular to enjoy half day or full day raft adventure. Apart from this Jameison River in Victoria is also quite popular in this regard. The rented gear and all other facilities for the sport is available with the tour operators only.
Swim with Sharks at Shark Bay
Shark Bay is known for one of the most important treasures on earth. Shark Bay is on the edge of the Australian continent, and meets the western coast sea. With over 2 million hectares of surrounding, the Bay is one of the best visiting spots in Australia. A well-known for its marine activities, provides an adventurous outing for your family.
Highlights: Formed by peninsulas on both its sides Shark Bay is known as two bays, also called as Gutharraguda, the geographic shape of Shark Bay is breath taking and is a place for contrasting colors, plants, animals and wildlife to cheer for.
Location: It is located at the westerly point of Australia along the coast of Western Australia. Many people visit this place by road. North West Coastal Highway is linked to the sealed road with the Bay.
Price: There is a fee associated with every visit that you have in Shark Bay, and varies according to the season.
Visit Queen Victoria Building (QVB), New South Wales
Location: Queen Victoria Building is located at 455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. Public transport is easily accessible to reach this destination.
Highlights: Queen Victoria statue is placed in front of the Druitt Street entrance. The building has four main shopping floors and many memorials along with historic displays. The building consisted of concert halls, coffee shops, offices, showrooms, city library and a variety of trade people are accommodated
Best time to visit: The shopping center is open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Visit Westfield Sydney
Location: Westfield is located right below the Sydney Tower in the Sydney central business district. It is also very near to the Westfield Sydney Central Plaza so getting around other famous places is hassle free as well.
Highlights: There are more than 361 stores and services in the shopping center so you can purchase from a wide range of collections here. You will also find some of the high end luxury stores like Guess, Esprit and Cue in the place. The Pit Street Mall is also here, which is supposedly one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world.
Visit Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
The collection of the gallery includes about 38,000 art works from various places including Asia , North America, Europe and Australia. The gallery showcases art works of different genres inclusing painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, metalworks, jewellery and many others.
From Renaissance till the modern day the art gallery is a complete storage of multiple creative works. The entry is free for all and it is open on all days from 10am to 5pm.
Location: North Terrace, Adelaide
Visit National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra
The National installation and vivarium aren't low cost to go to if you're coming up with an occurrence visit; therefore, the animals have superb habitats. Nice use of plants and streams through the installation, with sensible aggregation for the path and benches here and there for taking a possibility. You'll be able to book into accommodation right at the installation or book into a special event like ' meet the cheetahs'. Once you pay, you'll be able to keep all day if you would like.
Location: 999 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra 2611, Australia.
Cockington Green Gardens, Canberra
Venture into this delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set in the beautifully landscaped gardens to make the Canberra visit complete. Created by Doug and Brenda, Sarah Cockington Green Gardens is family owned and operated attraction, with nearly four generations involved in its operation over the past 35 years.
Opened to the public in 1979, Cockington Green is one of the Canberra’s landmark attractions and being a winner of an Australian Tourism Award with many local tourism industry awards in present time. While being in the park, one can visit the Rose Room indoor exhibition, featuring ‘Waverley’ a 34 room Dolls House, enjoy a coffee in the Parsons Nose Garden Cafe.
Location: 11 Gold Creek Road, Canberra,Australia.