Things to do
The Great Barrier Reef - Everything you've imagined it to be, and probably more, the Great Barrier Reef is clearly the most amazing, albeit largest, living thing on our planet today. Boat rides, water sports and snorkelling gets you up close and personal with marine life here with over 600 types of hard and soft coral.
Tour of Kuranda - Take the scenic route to this fascinating 'Village in the Rainforest' from Cairns to Kuranda in Queensland. Both iconic lures in their own right, the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Railway make the journey up here all the more worthwhile.
Tandem Skydive - Spread your wings and fly, or give it your best shot in the closest way humanity has ever come to unsupported flying, if not basically falling. Feel the world rush towards you as you become one with the wind and skies, straining to keep your eyes open all the time.
Glow Worm Caves in Mt Tambourine - 'Mr. Tambourine man'would certainly not be the only famous attraction here, and a visit to Mount Tambourine would tell you why. An amazing interlinked alley is tunnelled out with specific humidity and moisture levels to leave a spectacular cave complete with stalactites and stalagmites.
Best time to visit Throughout the year
Considering its enormous size, the climate of Australia may vary from states to states. The southern parts of the country enjoy cooler winters than the northern part, which is mostly warm year-round. December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring.
Aussie winter is the peak travel season, where most part of country-particularly the northern half-will be mostly pleasant. On the other hand, Aussie summer is a nice time to visit the southern states, and even in winter temperatures won't dip below freezing. September and October can be best time to hit the beaches in the southern states. Jellyfish season typically lasts from October to April in northern Australia and November to March in the north of Western Australia and Queensland. Be prepared for intense hot, unwarranted showers and the chance of cyclones.
Various events, festivals and celebrations are held throughout the year in Australia, filling the calendar with great times to visit. The month of September, January, and March are the right time to enjoy Brisbane Festival, Sydney Festival, and Canberra Festival. Christmas time till the end of January is the high season for Aussies, when most Aussies go on vacation.
How to reach
Australia is huge and travelling in Australia can be some task if you plan to stay long.
The Sydney Airport in New South Wales and Melbourne Airport in Victoria are the busiest airports in Australia.
Low-cost airlines also offer flights on the main domestic routes, and highways connect most of the country.
Train travel is the most affordable and scenic way to explore Australia.
Campervans, motor homes and caravans can be rented.
Drive on the left side of the road and should only use the right-hand lanes on freeways when overtaking.
In Australia, laws and driving regulations differ from state to state.
Some states require an International Licence with your current foreign licence, whereas some states allow drive on an overseas licence.
There are also ferry services in major cities, connecting the suburbs. Explore the best of Australia cycling.