Australia and The Pacific offer so many amazing places to visit, especially if you plan to retire. That way, you have more time to explore them all. Although long travel times and costly airfare can hinder some people from visiting Australia and the Pacific region, there are some places in Australia to visit when you retire that should not be missed! That being said, you may want to consider the following 8 amazing places for an unforgettable fun experience in this vast region:
Great Barrier Reef
As one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonder, the Great Barrier Reef is a lovely spot on the bucket list of every traveler. The reef extends from Bundaberg in the south all the way to Cape York in the north— a total of 1250 miles. With roughly 600 islands, 1,630 species of fish and 3,500 coral reefs, 1.5 million visitors are left enchanted by the reef every year. The reef provides some of the best marine life attractions in the world.
Trousers Point is the most celebrated and most photographed place on the West Coast of Flinders Island with a mountain that rises from the ocean, wide spans of white sand and crystal clear waters. Granite rocks protrude through Trousers Point’s shallow sandy soils and along its coastline. Trousers point also has other areas with important geo-heritage values, including Fotheringate Bay’s coastal karst landforms and broad shore platforms with solution pans, caves, sea stacks and breathtaking views from its cliffs.
Located on the southeastern coast of Australia, Sydney is the headquarters of New South Wales (NSW). It is a modern city that boasts a very long history and defined by its scenic harbor. The first inhabitants in the region lived along the banks of the harbor for thousands of years. Sydney’s harbor also served as the landing site 1780s convicts sent to Australia. Today, visitors are taken for cruises by ferries past the famed Sydney Opera House and under the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge. Keep in mind that you can find great free stuff to explore in Sydney!
Flinders Island Located off Tasmania’s North East Coast mainland, Flinders Island offers the ultimate getaway with plenty of local attractions and natural beauty. Flinders Island provides a wide a range of unforgettable experiences – from lazy scenic drives and walking on it beautiful, long-deserted beaches to diving, fishing, golfing and even fossicking for “Killiecrankie diamonds”. 3. Baird Bay Named after James Baird, this protected 3,700 hectare bay, teems with marine wildlife and is part of the large Anxious Bay. Visitors are never disappointed, with plenty of luxury and affordable accommodation facilities guaranteeing an amazing, unforgettable vacation. Attractions ranges from camping grounds, upmarket resort style villas, sunbathing, swimming, hikes and lots of other amazing activities.
Queenstown is framed by Lake Wakatipu’s meandering coves and the soaring heights of the remarkable. It may seem like a small town, however, Queenstown is a right show off, displaying the energy and vibe of a tiny city, What’s more, it proudly wears its “Global Adventure Capital” badge, and a majority of its visitors take the time indulge in crazy things that they have previously never done. No one has ever visited and said, “I’m bored!”
Named after James Baird, this protected 3,700 hectare bay, teems with marine wildlife and is part of the large Anxious Bay. Visitors are never disappointed, with plenty of luxury and affordable accommodation facilities guaranteeing an amazing, unforgettable vacation.
From Broad Beach and Main Beach’s dining precincts to the famed Surfers Paradise beach and out to the green, lush hinterland, there is a new experience awaiting you at each and every turn on Gold Coast. World-renowned beaches, year-round sunshine and theme parks are just but a few of the reasons 11 million tourists flock to Gold Coast every year.
Melbourne is the headquarters of the state of Victoria, and is also Australia’s second most populated city. It is located on the natural Port Phillip Bay near the south-eastern tip of Australia. Melbourne is an important port as well as a cultural capital. This is a very well planned city famous for its fine restaurants, sports and shopping venues, and is the perfect destination for people who appreciate good life.
Book your accommodation in advance and consider local tours if you plan on visiting Australia or its Pacific neighbors any time soon.
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