How to choose an itinerary in an entire continent? With the advice of our guide
16,374 km of air divide Rome from Sydney, we are on the other side of the globe, the seasons are reversed and we have a time zone of +10 hours but do not be discouraged it is absolutely worth it! Beaches, deserts, canyons, mountains, monoliths, stacks, coral reefs, unique animals: a universe to discover and live like a great adventure. Departure from Melbourne beautiful town famous for the Rod Laver Arena, where every year the Australian Open tennis takes place, to venture along the Great Ocean Road. The extremely panoramic road, which has become an international attraction, runs along the coast from Torquay to Warrnambool flanking splendid beaches, rainforests and the mythical stacks called "Dodici Apostoli" and "London Brigde". Moving away from the coast you can reach the Grampians National Park where immersed in the greenery you will have the opportunity to make the first encounter with the kangaroos and the funny koalas and admire breathtaking views like the Wonderland Ranges and Mount Williams.
Still a little way to reach Adelaide, a nice town used as a starting point to visit Kangaro Island, a true naturalistic paradise just a few kilometers from the coast. Here, in addition to herds of sea lions playing in the water, you will be amazed by natural spectacles like the Admiral Arch and the Remarkable Rocks. Returned to Adelaide two alternatives: fly to Alice Springs and from here reach Ayers Rock or cross the desert on the Aboriginal trail admiring the beautiful chain of Flinder Ranges, Wilpena Pound, the quarries of Coober Pedy, Kings Canyon and finally the mythical Ayers Rock. The great monolith, sacred to the aborigines, rises majestically from the desert plain like a great spaceship fallen from the sky. Do not miss the easy path that surrounds it and the toast at sunset (from a various lookout) when the monolith takes on particular colors. Not far away is Kata Tjuta, a group of smaller but still spectacular monoliths where trekking enthusiasts can indulge themselves along the various paths that cross them.
Another option instead is to start from the wonderful Sydney famous for the futuristic Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
The city is really beautiful and deserves to be visited in depth and then move along the coasts of the great bay by boat and coastal walk to admire places like Manly Beach, Watson Bay, Shelly Beach, Bondi Beach (surfers paradise) and Cooge Beach. Once you leave the city you can go up the coasts of Queensland dotted with wonderful beaches and visit Gold Cost with its theme parks: Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World, Dreamworld or Brisbane, a modern city full of art and fun.
Still the countless kilometers of beaches of the Sunshine Coast you reach Bundaberg starting point to visit the Great Barrier Reef. Two thousand kilometers of park where: in addition to diving, snorkeling and boat trips, discovering a unique ecosystem, there are havens like the Whitsunday islands, with the wonderful Whitehaven Beach, or the Tropical Hayman and Lizard Island. Absolutely not to miss a flight over the barrier and swim with the races at Daydream Isand. But Queensland is not only beaches and sea even here trekking lovers can range from the Daintree rainforest to the immense spaces of the outback