If you are lucky enough to take a week getaway, Australia or the land “Down Under” will for sure keep you occupied and entertained.
But where do you start? There is so much to do and one week can give you only so much time. Here though is a good blueprint to help map it out:
Days 1 through 3
Fly into Sydney, rent a car from Budget Sydney and use the first few days to explore the country’s largest and most famous city. In the morning, take a stroll along Sydney’s iconic harbor. Here you will get to see, hear and feel the heart of the city. You will for sure also want to tour the Skywalk at the Sydney Tower Eye. This open-air attraction provides all with incredible views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and so much more.
As the afternoon approaches take in Australia’s wildlife at the Taronga Zoo or Sydney Aquarium. You may want to take a day to hike the beautiful Blue Mountains or for those that love wine, The Hunter Valley vineyards is definitely a special treat.
If you hit a day with poor weather there is always incredible museums to tour including The Museum at Darling Harbour and the Interactive Powerhouse Museum.
Days 4 through 5
Fly from Sydney to Brisbane. The reason – koalas and kangaroos. Once you arrive get a rental car and head to the port and hop on a river cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Here you will find the world’s largest koala sanctuary that is also filled with kangaroos walking around.
For those that live for culture, you will want to make a stop at the South Bank. It is here where you can immerse yourself in both modern and traditional art at the Queensland Museum and Art Gallery.
There are also some amazing and picturesque beaches near Brisbane to take in the warm sun. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
Day 6 through 7
For your final two days, every tourist should experience Melbourne. That is because Melbourne is considered by many to be the Australian capitol of style, food and culture. Once you get off the plane and into the car, drive directly to Phillip Island – the home of the fairy penguin. It is here that you will be able to come up close and personal with the world’s smallest species of penguin. (Something for sure you don’t see everyday).
After that, you will want to pay a visit to the Yarra Wine Valley and Healsesville Wildlife Sanctuary for some more wine and animal site seeing.
Don’t forget to get back to the city to dine at one Melbourne’s most yummy rooftop restaurants. Your taste buds will thank you!
While there is still so much you can do, 7 days down under will for sure create many memories that will last a lifetime!