Have a look at our list of experiences, which spans from New South Wales to Victoria, where you can seek out the familiar sides of sunny Sydney or choose to venture off-the-beaten path in beautiful Melbourne. It’s time to pack your bags (and camera) and experience the best and most Instagrammable parts of Australia!
In need of a respite from city life? A good place to escape it all is at the Blue Mountains. This rugged region, which is located 120km west of Sydney, is a great option for a day trip. You’ll get to ride on the Katoomba Scenic Railway, which is the steepest passenger railway in the world with a 52-degree slope! Take in sights such as steep sandstone cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls, and villages, and be awed by the spectacular views of the famed Three Sisters. Remember to come with your camera batteries fully charged because there’re photo opportunities around every corner in this nook of the world.
The Melbourne Skydeck is the place to be for photos of the city from way up high – 285m above ground, to be exact. 38 seconds is all it takes to get you up there, and this is thanks to the fastest elevator in the Southern Hemisphere. Once you’ve arrived, enjoy spectacular floor-to-ceiling views, take in the stunning skyline, and try to spot some of the city’s landmarks, such as Federation Square and Flinders Street Station. If you’re feeling particularly brave, challenge yourself to step onto The Edge, which is a glass cube on the 88th floor, and take some amazing photos for your feed.
If you’re one to appreciate wines, then make a trip to Yarra Valley, which is Victoria’s oldest wine region – it dates all the way back to 1838. The highlight of the trip is definitely a visit to four stunning wineries in this region that’s best known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz wines. Besides having a close-up look at the vines and learning how the wineries operate, you’ll also get to sample some of their best produce and interact with the cellar door staff. Then enjoy a scrumptious lunch that comes with a glass of wine and snap a few photos of yourself in this historic region!
You can’t make a trip to Sydney without visiting its world-famous harbour, which is also home to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the iconic Sydney Opera House. So why not take your visit a notch higher, and experience it in style, from the expansive decks of a luxury vessel? As the cruise sails around the harbour, take in uninterrupted 360-degree views and snap away from your unique vantage point. Once you’re done capturing the best of these Instagrammable sights, reward yourself with a 2-course lunch, which includes a decadent dessert, paired with local wines.
Every trip to Melbourne should culminate in a visit to the Peninsula Hot Springs, located in the hilly areas of the Mornington Peninsula. This award-winning hot springs and day spa is where you’ll find a whole host of baths and wellness experiences. Think: thermal mineral pools, cold plunge pools, saunas, a cave pool, an ice cave, and a Turkish hammam – and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Plan to spend a whole day (or two) here at this tranquil coastal oasis, and just relax and unwind in this idyllic retreat.
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