Australia has relaxed its COVID-19 restrictions in most states. This means that you can plan for a trip to Australia and even travel interstate. Road trip, anyone? Additionally, we’ve compiled a list of 9 unique experiences in this Australia VTL guide to ease your travel planning.
This guide is updated with everything you need to know before your trip. From the required documentation to the tests as well as the border restrictions for the relevant Australian states, it’s all covered in the guide below.
Although Australia now accepts professionally administered ART as a pre-departure test, you can take a PCR test to put your mind at ease before travelling. PCR tests are known to have a higher degree of accuracy compared to ART. Book a Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Test or COVID-19 PCR Test & Serology Test by Healthway Medical Group.
SIM cards are not only essential for accessing online maps, but also for confirming reservations via phone. Stay connected during your trip with these SIM cards. Opt for more data so that you won’t be left stranded in places with no WiFi.
From the city to the great outdoors, fill up your travel plans with these exciting activities. Love the sea? Go shipwreck snorkelling. Prefer being up in the sky? Skydive and enjoy a birds’ eye view of Wollongong.
Shipwreck Snorkeling, Kayaking & Sand Tobogganing in Moreton Island
Sign up for this 12-hour Moreton Island Day Tour and discover the natural wonders of this protected national park. Known as The Gem of South East Queensland, this island features powdery sand beaches. Suntan on the soft beach before snorkeling amongst a shipwreck of 15 vessels that sank between the 1960s to 1980s. If you’re lucky, you might even spot dolphins and dugongs.
Kayak back to sea in a transparent kayak where you can appreciate the marine creatures swimming in the coral reefs. Lastly, speed through the sand dunes on a waxed sandboard to end the tour on a high note.
The Twelve Apostles & Otway National Park
What better way could there be to explore Australia’s South Coast than a Great Ocean Road Day Tour? As you cruise along the famous 150-mile stretch offering breathtaking views of the Bass Strait, you’ll see lighthouses, natural rock formations, and beautiful beaches. At Great Otway National Park, you can spot the koalas and parrots in the foliage. Furthermore, you can even join a self-guided eco tour to learn about the park’s wildlife.
Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
If you are a history buff, you’ll need to join the Sydney Opera House Walking Tour so that you can discover the stories behind this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage-listed landmark. In this tour, you’ll get to visit areas that are typically off-limits to the general public. Admire how the Opera House’s exterior is similar to the yacht sails in the Sydney Harbour. You can even enjoy a meal after the tour by opting for an upgrade.
Glow Worm Half-Day Tour
On this Gold Coast Glow Worm Half-Day Tour, drive from the Gold Coast to Tamborine National Park. When night falls, your guide will lead you deep into the rainforest. At the cascading Curtis Falls, witness the water cascade over the cliffs and down into Cedar Creek. Afterwards, see how bioluminescent glow worms illuminate the rock pool of the national park. Spot plants and nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitats in this one-of-a-kind nature tour.
Dreamworld Theme Park
Gold Coast Dreamworld, Australia’s largest theme park, is both for children and children-at-heart. Over here, interact with exotic creatures including Australia’s most famous Tasmanian devils, wombats, crocodiles, and koalas. There are plenty of animal encounters available.
If you’re in for an adrenaline rush, jumping on the 9 Big Thrill Rides will definitely impress. What’s more, Giant Drop, the second-highest drop tower in the world features a jaw-dropping 199 meters free fall. Comprising over 40 rides and attractions, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Sydney Wild Life Zoo, Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium & Sydney Tower Eye
Explore Sydney’s top attractions with this Combo Pass. A single pass allows you entry to the Zoo, Aquarium, Ferris wheel and museum.
More than 650 species including penguins, dugongs, sharks call the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium home. If you like animals, you can even take a photo with one of the friendly koalas at the Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
For a relaxing evening, take the Sydney Tower Eye for an unparalleled view of the city skyline. Later, admire the panoramic landscape from the observation deck on the SKYWALK. Lastly, cozy up to your favorite stars at Madame Tussauds Sydney which features lifelike wax figures of Adele, Taylor Swift, Chris and Liam Hemsworth.
SkyPoint Observation Deck Ticket in the Gold Coast
The SkyPoint Observation Deck at the Q1 Building stands 230 metres above Gold Coast. Step into one of the world’s fastest elevators, which will bring you all the way to the 77th floor in merely 43 seconds. With its full-length glass windows, you’re guaranteed a stunning 360-degree view. Take in the endless stretch of golden beaches, crashing ocean waves, and lush hinterlands.
Warner Bros. Movie World, Paradise Country, Wet‘n’Wild & Sea World
Movie buffs will especially enjoy Warner Bros. Movie World, which features thrilling rides. The Superman Escape accelerates from zero to 100 kph in two seconds. Go on a spooky roller-coaster ride on the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster. Watch 4D action movies for an immersive experience, and catch your favourite characters at the Star Parade.
Sea World is Australia’s best marine park, and it certainly lives up to its name. Castaway Bay offers fun and educational activities, while the thrilling Storm Coaster. Polar bears, penguins, sharks and dolphins are but some of the many marine animals in this underwater world!
Wet’n’Wild Water World has some of the biggest rides and slides in Australia. The Black Hole is a thrilling ride that’s pitch-black. Next, race your friends on the Super 8 Aqua Racer. Prefer nature? Paradise Country allows you to get up close and personal with amazing farm animals. Experience what it’s like to be on a traditional Australian farm!
Skydiving Wollongong from Sydney
Ready to try an extreme sport? Go Skydiving over North Wollongong from Sydney. Jump out of a plane from Australia’s highest altitude. Take a comfortable ride from Sydney city centre to North Wollongong and get fitted with safety equipment. You’ll learn the basics of skydiving and when you’re ready, drop out of a plane from 4,500 m. Freefall at a speed of over 200 kph for 60 exhilarating seconds. Lastly, float in the air for 5 to 7 minutes as you glide back to Earth.