If you love the great outdoors then a trip down under is a must. Australia has some of the most breath-taking landscapes in the world, and you’ll never be short of new experiences and discoveries.
And just because you’re on the other side of the world, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep in touch with loved ones and share your trip of a lifetime. You can use your allowance just like you would in the UK with Feel At Home – and it won’t cost you a penny more.
Here are just 10 of the best things to see and do in Oz, along with some great snaps of each, from Instagram:
See the Sydney Opera House.
Located on Bennelong Point, the focal point of Sydney Harbour is probably Australia’s most recognisable building - and a 20th Century architectural icon. Why not take in a spellbinding opera, or a captivating performance by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra?
Dive the Great Barrier Reef.
Stretching for more than 2,500km, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest structure in the world created by living organisms. It’s so big it can be seen from outer space. But you can get up close by swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving in one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Drive the Ocean Road.
The section of Australian coastline known as the Great Ocean Road is arguably the most dramatic. It’s 150 miles long, and passes coastal formations such as the famous 12 Apostles. Why not hire a car, or take one of the breath-taking tours available in Melbourne?
Meet the penguins of Phillip Island.
Off the south-eastern coast of Australia is Phillip Island – known primarily for its beaches and its penguins. You can take a tour of Phillip Island, and enjoy the Little Penguins Parade which takes place in the evening. You’ll also be able to see kangaroos and koalas while you’ll there too.
Watch the sun rise over Ayers Rock.
Located in the middle of nowhere, the sacred rock formations of the Northern Territory are not to be missed. Ayers Rock is one of Australia’s most popular attractions. It’s a magical sight and you’ll witness the best colours (and take the best pics) if you visit at dusk or dawn.
Learn about the Aboriginal people.
Part of what makes Australia so fascinating is its Aboriginal culture, and if you take a cultural tour from Alice Springs you can sample traditional food and try your hand at traditional art. Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is also a must.
Ramble down Ramsay Street.
If you followed the dramas of Scott and Charlene back in the 90s, then the official Neighbours tour is for you. You can see the actual houses, look around the studio and maybe even meet a cast member of Australia’s longest running soap opera. After all, everybody needs good neighbours.
Sunbathe on Bondi Beach.
Popular with backpackers, billionaires, board riders and the body beautiful, Bondi is one of Sydney's most stunning beaches. A walk along the beachfront promenade gives you the chance to soak up the carefree sun-drenched lifestyle.
Go ‘roo spotting.
There are plenty of opportunities to spot kangaroos in the wild when you’re down under. Close to Melbourne, kangaroos can be seen in the You Yang Ranges, or the Yarra and Dandenong ranges. ‘Kangaroo crossing’ signs are commonplace around Australia. Kangaroos can often leap in front of cars, so take care.
Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge.
If you want the ultimate Sydney experience, then an organised bridge climb with the professionals allows you to scale the arches of the infamous bridge and enjoy the views in one of the most beautiful harbours on earth. Don’t forget to take some envious #holidayspam pictures at the top.