When people plan a trip to Australia, the bulk of their planned activities tend to take a beach and sea based direction. I can’t say i blame you. Sure, Australia has plenty of great active and wildlife based things to do. These are some of the main reasons that the country draws so many tourists in year-round. But it’s also important to remember that it’s home to some major world cities and serious cultural hotspots too!
So, if you’re looking for some more alternative days out during your trip and are considering a more cultural approach to your travels, here are some ideas to get your journey started in another direction!
Sydney Opera House
If you spend any time in Sydney you really should consider booking to watch a show at the Sydney Opera House. The stunning architecture of the building alone is renowned worldwide, with endless people stopping for photographs in front of it. But it serves a whole lot more purpose than aesthetic alone. Not only does it look great, but it’s specially designed to give the best sound inside too. New shows are announced year round, so keep an eye on listings in order to bag tickets as soon as they are released. Whether you’re into opera or not, with over forty different shows put on every single week, there should be something that caters to your taste during your trip. Whether that’s opera, modern music, or comedy!
Are you a sports lover looking for something to occupy your time during a stay in Melbourne(my favourite place in Australia)? Well, you should book tickets to the Australian Open through theticketmerchant.com.au/product-category/sports/australian-open-tickets as soon as you can. After all, they’re in high demand and will sell out well before the tournament actually comes around. The Australian Open only happens once a year, so you should definitely try to catch at least one match. While fans watch from around the globe, you’ll be in the midst of the action, seeing everything first hand! I went a few years back and absolutely loved it!
National Museum of Australia
The National Museum of Australia will help you to get to know a little bit more about Australia’s diverse history and stories. With exhibits focusing on indigenous histories and cultures, European settlement, and Australian interaction with the environment. You could spend hours learning and exploring the items that lie within its walls. What’s more? It’s open nine to five daily except for Christmas day, so you can easily fit it around other plans you have already made.
These are just a few different cultural attractions that Australia has to offer. There are, of course, plenty more, but hopefully this has helped you see that the country isn’t entirely coral reefs, Kangaroos, and Koala Bears! Incorporate some of these days into your trip and get a taste of what else Australia has to offer!