Australia and New Zealand are very different in many ways, but also have much in common. In particular, as English-speaking countries (apart from small pockets of Māori or Aboriginal languages) their cultures and visiting experiences are fairly similar. This guide has been divided into a number of sections. It isn’t exhaustive, but it gives you an idea of what is out there. Australia has more to offer of course.
Australia is a land of spectacular natural beauty and vastness, so many Places to visit in Australia. The country is home to vast stretches of rugged mountains, silent deserts, and golden beaches.
As for arts and culture, Melbourne was recently named as the World’s Most Livable City for a record fifth consecutive year by The Economist. Its museums and galleries are worth checking out as well. You can also listen to live jazz music in one of the city’s pubs on any given night. Here are a few places you should visit:
- Uluru/Ayers Rock
- Sydney Harbor Bridge
- Opera House
- The Great Barrier Reef
- Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Ayers Rock Resort (formerly known as the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Resort)
- Gold Coast Seaway
New Zealand is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean consisting of two main islands. The country is well known for active volcanoes and mountain ranges with glaciers, such as the Mount Cook range. It has hundreds of animal species, 7 of New Zealand’s most beautiful national parks, most notably five species of penguins, and many types of sea lions including sea lions. Here are a few places you should visit:
- Rotorua Geothermal Fields
- Auckland Sky Tower
- Bay of Islands
- Fiordland National Park
Australia and New Zealand are well known for the awesome experiences they offer to travelers. If you’re going to follow our advice and explore on your own, then the first thing you need to do is figure out when to go. This is a matter of personal preference. These countries have everything you wish for from starry skies, crystal clear waters, tranquil ocean beaches, and spectacular city views. Therefore, it is worth taking some time to plan a trip down to these two countries.