Australia is such a big country that you will do well to limit your touring to one area. For example, if you want tropical sunshine then go to Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Sunshine and Gold Coasts. Magnificent desert and inland places are Alice Springs, Uluru, The Draintree, Darwin. Go to the west for Perth, Margaret River, Geraldton, the Mines and Broome. For metropolitan areas - Sydney, bright glitzy, beautiful, the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley; Melbourne sedate, European in an Australian way and the great Ocean Road, Gippsland Lakes, the High country. Tasmania is something again, small quaint, unspoilt. My main advice therefore is don't try to fit it all in, you won't and you will be run ragged trying. about 9 years ago
Australia has the best of both worlds. It has the City, Surf and Country. I would say the Western Australian and the Northern Territory are best for dusty Outback 4x4 travelling, (obviously be careful and research before you come, on what tool and equipment you need). Melbourne and Sydney are great places to shop and get an insight to the different cultures. Then you have South Australian and Tasmania cooler climates than the rest of Aus - greenery and mystical forests. Gold coast - surfers paradise.
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Enjoy! over 8 years ago
Well. I am planning to study in Australia myself. But picture this, students take a few minutes to arrive in school due to less traffic and a conducive environment for learning because its a haven within a metropolitan. And the best of all everything seems to be cheaper than mainland cities. Don't look further, check on the prospects of Tasmania. Here's a video to have a glimpse of this beautiful and nature rich island, way down under.
Cheers mate! over 8 years ago
You have to get out to an Aboriginal settlement and see what Australia is doing with Satellite connections to educate the indigenous population. The North of South Aust. or out of Alice, Hermansburg, beautiful scenery and nice people. Have fun! over 8 years ago
You'll obviously be flying in and out of a major hub (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth) - so plan on spending a few days around here and see if you can visit a school.
Ensure there is ample time to contact the schools and organise the visits, for obvious child protection reasons, you cant just walk into a school for a visit.
Depending on how long you are travelling for, I would stick to either west or east - and not try to cover too much ground. As above, Australia is a HUGE country and extremely diverse. You are not going to see every major attraction in one visit. over 8 years ago