Since Australia is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, it goes without saying that you’re bound to find countless attractions that you can visit and get your mind blown to smithereens. Most of these places also come with different activities that you can try in your quest to explore. Without further ado, here are five surprising things you can do upon visiting Australia:

Whale Watching at Hervey Bay

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Whales are large, majestic as well as remarkably intelligent creatures. Thankfully, there are quite several places in Australia where you can get your chance and enjoy watching the largest mammals on earth going about their business. One of such amazing places is Hervey Bay.

Hervey Bay is located on the east coast with well over ten thousand humpback whales to watch. The best time to check out these whales is during winter. The latter is so because they all migrate from the unbearable temperatures in the Antarctic ocean. Click here to learn more about humpback whales before getting to see them on your next visit to Australia.

Hiking The Harbor Bridge in Sydney

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If you happen to be a big fan of the outdoors, then hiking the harbour bridge in Sydney should blow your mind away. It comes as no surprise that the harbour bridge is one of the most photographed places in Sydney.

Moreover, to that effect, remember to bring your camera along because you’ll capture some incredibly awesome shots while you are hiking. Apart from your camera, also remember to get the right attire for your hiking expedition. Feel free to either purchase before travelling or even better, in Sydney.

Scuba Dive in The Great Barrier Reef

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I know for a fact that scuba diving is in many people’s bucket lists. If that’s you, then why don't you do it in a place warranted to give your bucket list ‘portfolio’ that boost? If the testimonials are anything to go by, you’re bound to have the time of your life. First things first, the waters are clear of any danger.

That means you have absolutely nothing to worry about mermaids singing and dragging you to the depths of the ocean and make a human omelette of you. The aquatic life at the great barrier reef is a phenomenon, for lack of a better word. Also, for those of you who don’t know how to scuba dive, worry not. There are plenty of diving instructors who can show you how to do it.

Visit The Ghan for an Unforgettable Cross Country Ride

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Who said taking a train is outdated? Well, it might be one of the oldest means of commuting, but that doesn’t mean it is boring. Taking the train for a cross country ride across The Ghan is arguably the most exciting thing you’ll ever get to do while in Australia.

Grab A Bite at Tasmania

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At some point, all the fan and excitement, you’re bound to be interrupted by your rumbling stomach. If this happens to you, and I bet it will, how about you make a stop at Tasmania for a taste of their local delicacies? Chances are you’ll love what you taste and it'll be at affordable prices.


The whole point of travelling is to indulge in adventures -and food. In other words, always strive to indulge in activities that are highly likely to create memories that'll last for a lifetime. That said, if you ever have the auspicious opportunity to visit Australia, then it would be in your best interest to visit most if not all of the attractions as mentioned above.