Last summer, I visited Australia for two months, working at Manly Beach across Sydney’s harbor and living in downtown Sydney. It was such a beautiful country and I miss it each and everyday. The beautiful landscape, beaches, and hospitality from the native people was incredible. While I don’t plan on being there in the near future, I have some tips on things people should definitely do while in Australia, and even in New Zealand.
Here are 10 things everyone should do in Australia and New Zealand.
Ride the ferry across the beautiful waters of New Zealand’s Milford Sound.
Enjoy the Opera Bar before seeing a performance at the Sydney Opera House.
Go wine tasting on Waiheke Island, which is a 35 minute ferry ride from Auckland, New Zealand.
Explore Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art, which is a collection of Tasmanian gambler-turned-art collector David Walsh.
Take the beautiful coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee in the city of Sydney.
Find some hand-crafted gifts at one of Sydney’s Sunday flea markets, like at The Rock, Glebe and Paddington Markets.
Check out the mystical pink waters of Lake Hillier in Western Australia. It is believed that which are thought to be caused by a bacteria in the lake’s salt.
Check out tiny Hobbit dwellings, one of the main filming locations in “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy.
Hike through the eucalyptus forests of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Sydney.
Ride the Shotover Jet, a high-speed boat that speeds through canyon passes in New Zealand.