What comes to your mind when someone says Australia? Koalas! I have always wanted to hold these adorable little animals in my arms. I would also love to explore the beauty of nature such as mountains and beaches.
Australia is full of wonderful spots, from parks to war memorials and museums. Apart from koalas, you can also watch spectacular performances by our marine friend, dolphins! Let’s look at some of the exciting spots to visit in Australia!
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Established in 1927, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary allows you to get up and close with some of the most adorable animals such as kangaroos, and of course, koalas! Back when it was first established, Lone Pine Koala sanctuary acts as a safe place for sick, injured and orphaned koalas when the species was hunted for their fur.
As time goes by, the sanctuary became a home to many animals such as crocodiles, birds, kangaroo and more. It has become a place for both locals and tourists to connect, learn and be inspired to provide a better life for these animals by making small and positive changes.
Apart from interacting with these animals in their enclosure, you can also engage in several activities and enjoy daily shows. Such shows include the Sheep Dog Show and the Free Flight Raptor Show. Get up and close with some of these animals as you will be given the chance to feed them too!
Want to get up close with more wildlife? The Cairns Aquarium allows you to interact with sea animals! The aquarium was developed to provide you with a venue to interact with animals, plants and habitat found only in Australia.
The aquarium allows you to interact with over 16,000 animals. Dedicated to the conservation of animals and plants, the team aims to build a culture of sustainability to support their conservation goals.
The aquarium also provides you with the opportunity to help them protect and conserve the biodiversity of the ecosystem.
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
MAGNT is a cultural organisation, operating several locations. Some of them include Museum of Central Australia and Megafauna Central. Their first facility was on Larrakia Land at Bullock Point which was home to a huge collection of internationally renowned cultural and scientific exhibitions and research and exhibition programmes.
As it a non-profit organisation, they attract almost 333,000 visitors every year. You can also lend a helping hand to support and donate and help them share unique stories of Australia’s Northern territory.
Maria Island National Park
Maria Island National Park is a perfect combination of nature and history. Upon arriving at the Maria Island ferry, you can start your discovery at the Darlington Probation Station. Afterwards, you can continue the journey by walking or cycling along numerous trails.
There are several walks you could go on. Some of which includes, Darlington Township Walk, Encampment Cove Walk, Haunted Bay Walk and more. As you make your way about Maria Island National Park, observe old settlement and the beautiful wonders of nature.
Apart from that, you can also engage in other activities such as fishing, rafting, kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving. For those who are more adventurous, you can also climb up cliffs to enjoy the spectacular views of Australia.
Australia if full of exciting places to visit, for sure! Share this your loved once and you might want to add this to your travel bucket, and maybe start planning your visit to Australia, after the pandemic perhaps.