As we reminisce on T2 and wave goodbye to yet another semester, the majority of Deakin students are either prepping themselves for an even more hectic T3, or trying to figure out how they’ll occupy themselves until T1 in March 2020. DUSA knows how incredibly hard Deakin students work throughout the study year, and think there is no one more deserving for some down time and relaxation than YOU.
With rolling alps, endless deserts, mesmerizing rainforests and some of the best beaches in the world, Australia is a hot-stop for backpackers. So, we’ve comprised a list of our top five bucket list locations in the land down under you can explore during your summer holidays.
Whitsunday Islands, QLD
Located between the northeast coast of QLD and the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands comprise of 74 islands with stunning natural landscapes. Described as one of the nation’s loveliest destinations and a feast for the senses, the Whitsunday Islands is an incomparable location to anywhere else. Whether you’re dying to see the coral gardens of the Great Barrier or the crisp white sand of Whitehaven, the Whitsundays are the well-deserved Aussie vacay you need.
Margaret River, WA
Known for its craft breweries, boutiques and wineries, the Margaret River is a small town situated at the tip of southern Western Australia that hugs the coast of the Indian Ocean. Home to some of the tallest trees in the world, multiple art-galleries, stunning beaches, forests, rivers and caves, the Margaret River offers some of the most beautiful sights in Australia.
Built on one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, Sydney is the quick trip away you need to refresh and re-energize for the year ahead. Home to the iconic Opera House and the Harbour bridge, Sydney has so much more to offer than what meets the eye. And if you’ve got some spare time, the idyllic Blue Mountains National Park is a UNESO World Heritage Area where you can get wild in the wilderness!
This massive red sandstone monolith located in the Northern Territory is Australia’s greatest natural wonder that is calling for you this summer! Also known as the ‘Australian Red Center’ as well as ‘Ayers Rock’, Uluru offers beauty, culture and tradition as a unique and awe-inspiring experience. Submerge yourself firsthand in Aboriginal culture and be at the epicenter of the spiritual heart of Australia.
Currently one of Lonely Planet’s top ten spots to visit in the world, Hobart offers a blend of heritage charm and modern life set in extraordinary beauty. With captivating amounts of history, scenic waterways, picturesque mountains and gourmet experiences, Hobart has a little something for absolutely anyone and everyone. With some of southern Tasmania’s best experiences located at your door, Hobart is an up and coming spot for you to explore this summer!
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