Few countries can surpass Australia for the sheer variety of exotic landscapes, vibrant cities and exciting cultural opportunities that you can enjoy whilst staying there. And with over seven million people visiting the nation each year, it’s become something of an essential global hotspot for any discerning traveller.
So whether you’re into spectacular surfing opportunities, betting on iconic sporting events or even just want to check out some idiosyncratic local cuisine, here are some key Australian attractions to check out in 2016.
January sees the arrival of the massive Sydney Festival which for three weeks sees the city taken over by incredible musicians such as The Flaming Lips, as well as an array of comedians, cabaret artists, as well as some thought-provoking plays and art installations.
Australia has also generated an envious musical heritage in recent years with Melbourne in particular being a surefire bet to check out the latest in cutting-edge sounds. Key amongst the musical attractions in this vibrant city has to be internationally-renowned Melbourne Music Week.
Further afield the remote city of Perth has become a hot-spot for the world’s emerging psych scene thanks to bands such as Tame Impala and Pond, whereas opera fans must of course visit the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Melbourne also hosts that highly-anticipated Australian Open tennis championship between 18 and 31 January. This could finally see Andy Murray breaking his final jinx, but you can of course check out the favourites at Betway which provides the latest odds and news from this fascinating tournament. The Australian Open begins the year of Grand Slam tournaments and has become something of a fixture on the Australian sporting calendar.
Of course, whilst in Australia you may wish to investigate some of the nation’s more idiosyncratic sporting attractions. In which case attending one of the many Australian football games that occur in any major city between the months of March and October is a perfect way to get to grips with this hugely-popular game. Particular teams to look out for include Fremantle, West Coast and Hawthorn who won last year’s thrilling championships.
Out and about
If all of the sporting excellence has inspired you to get out and about, then visiting the surfing hotspot of Marrawah in Tasmania would provide a good first lesson in attempting this famous Australian pastime. Australian beaches are renowned for their beauty and many families will flock to the beach in the festive season for an all-day barbecue that is an essential part of any Australian excursion.
Of course, should you wish to explore other Australian delicacies, then a trip to the northern city of Hobart could be a good idea. As it’s located relatively close to Asia, it can offer a mouth-watering selection of Asian street foods as you sample the sub-tropical charms of this often-overlooked city. Just be aware that the area suffers its cyclone season between November and April!
So for the best in fine dining, sports betting opportunities and cutting-edge sounds, be sure to visit Australia in 2016 for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can simply book cheap bus hire to get started!