Great Barrier Reef

Christmas Sun in Australasia

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Christmas Sun in Australasia

See Santa surfing in over the white capped waves, and put another shrimp on the barbie’ as you imagine the folks back home blue and cold in the winter sleet. Australia could just be the perfect location for your winter holiday in the sun. Here are some suggestions for areas for that perfect Christmas Holiday:

Great Barrier Reef:

One of the great natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest coral reef system and stretches over 1,400 miles down the Australian coastline. It is a popular sunny Christmas destination. Take your time to explore this marine environment above and below water by taking a cruise, scuba diving or snorkelling among the colourful fish and delicate coral.

Islands of Queensland:

While visiting the reef, why not stay on one of these picturesque islands covered in verdant rainforest, fringed with unspoiled white sand beaches. There are many islands, each offering a slightly different holiday experience, but all deeply beautiful. Hamilton island is the most popular of the islands, which are tropical, with an average temperature of 27.4 degrees Celsius.

Kangaroo Island:

This, Australia’s third largest island, lies of the South Coast. It is Australia’s answer to the Galapagos, with beautiful vistas and a breathtaking array of wildlife, including fur seals, sea lions, koalas, southern brown bandicoots, tammar wallabies, possums, echidna, little penguins and of course kangaroos. There have also been important fossil finds on the Island, and you should also be sure to visit the interesting caves and rock formations.

Great Ocean Road:

If you are looking to see as much as possible of this amazing country and are going to be going on a driving tour or road trip, be sure if you can to take in this scenic stretch of heritage coastal road. The road runs for 243 km through South-Eastern Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. This is one of the most scenic, beautiful roads in the world, with cliffs, rock formations, beaches, waterfalls, rainforest and much more.


Sydney is home to some of the best known man-made iconic landmarks in Australia, and there is much and more to see and do in this vibrant city. But if you get tired of the bright lights of the city, and want to find somewhere to relax, then just nearby there are miles of coastal paths, and pretty sandy beaches which are perfect places for recreation and relaxation. Some perfect sheltered bays for swimming, others that will delight surfers with their giant waves. Try the Bondi-Coogie stretch of coastal path, visit Clovelly Beach and Gordon’s Bay. Be sure to schedule time to take in the sights by walking across the famous Harbour Bridge, or head to the spectacular viewpoint at North Head.

Whether you go in Australia you are sure to be charmed by the laid-back easiness of the people who live here, and astounded by the variety of natural landscapes to be seen down under, in Australia.

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