Travel with Vacations by Marriott to the Land Down Under: Australia! With nearly 10 hotels in top Aussi destinations and plenty of Australia vacation packages to choose from, this exciting country has something for everyone. With natural attractions including the incredible Great Barrier Reef, Uluru Mountain, Bondi Beach and the Twelve Apostles, to man-made attractions like the Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne City Center, and the Australian War Memorial, Australia is guaranteed not to disappoint.
Absolutely Australia’s most famous attraction is also its largest. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. Located off the Northeast corner of the country, the Great Barrier is composed of nearly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands and it stretches almost 1,500 miles in length. The Great Barrier Reef is so massive that it can literally be seen from space, and takes the title of the World’s largest structure composed entirely of living organisms. Activities near the Reef include everything from boat tours to fishing to diving and much more. It is definitely worth the trek to Queensland to see this incredible natural wonder of the world.
Queensland is also home to Surfers Paradise located on the Golden Coast. People come to Surfers Paradise for its beach, whether you’re swimming, surfing or sunning, this beach will not disappoint. There is the SkyPoint Climb and the SkyPoint Observation Deck that host the best views of the surrounding area and breathtaking sights. Other fun activities in “Surfers,” as it’s referred to by locals, include boat tours to see local sea creatures such as whales and dolphins, and hot air balloon rides.
Sydney is home to Australia’s famous opera house, located on the beautiful Sydney Harbour. The Sydney Opera House is picturesque, historical, and an overall architectural masterpiece. You cannot travel to Australia and miss out on the country’s greatest landmark. There is, however, much more to Sydney than just the opera. Bondi and Coogee beaches are two local favorites that actually offer a picture-perfect coastal beach walk between them. Some awesome local museums include the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and the white Rabbit Gallery. Sydney also houses two awesome Marriott hotels located right on the water: The Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection, and the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay.
Those looking for something completely off the beaten path can journey to the heart of the Northern Territory’s Red Center Desert to see Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock. Uluru is a massive 1,142-foot sandstone formation and is recognized as one of Australia’s most well-known natural landmarks. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is remarkable place for exploration and even a cool spot to go camping for a few days away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Plan a one-of-a-kind trip by booking one of our Australia vacation packages and prepare yourself for unforgettable memories in this beautiful and expansive country.