Australia might be the smallest continent but it is one of the most loved continent. I must confess among all the countries I have been too I have developed a soft spot for Australia. Not that I have not been to bigger or better countries. But Australia has something really charming about it which makes everyone fall for it. No wonder everyone chooses it over any other country be it the laid-backers, backpackers, luxury travelers, nature lovers, party animals, sports aficionados, romantics, students, families or just anyone. True, there's nothing like Australia.
Here are my 10 reasons why I love Australia so much
If you want to express your love to the special someone then there's no better place than Great Ocean Road. No wonder some of the most romantic songs have been shot here. 12 Apostle is a sight which stays with you long after you have left it.
After a long day, there's no better place to hang out than Darling Harbour. Great location. Lip smacking food. Good music. All you need is a good company. And if you don't have one don't worry you'll easily find it here. If you don't want to party then you can always watch a movie at the world's biggest iMAX Screen
Mecca of Cricket
For a cricket aficionado it can't get bigger than this. Watching a Boxing Day Match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is every cricket fan's dream. And the action is not just within the ground but in the stands and lawns too. And I would recommend you to stay at nearby Serviced Apartments Melbourne so that you don't miss out on morning sessions.
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You will never complain about public transport when in Australia. All you need is one card and all your transportation worries will be sorted. If you are the one who can't keep quiet then please make sure you don't sit in the silent compartment of the train.
New Year's Eve Fireworks
The biggest new year party happens at Sydney Harbour. And you know what. The invitation is open to all and is absolutely free. All you have to do is reach Opera House before 12 noon as the gates close after that. And don't forget to bring your food supplies, umbrella and sunscreen lotion.
Australia is the only country where more animals are found than humans, which makes life more adorable here. A country where animals live in their natural habitat and not so much in caged pigeon holes. In fact there are places which have been vacated for animals from humans. How thoughtful is that!
Australian beaches are considered to be amongst the best surf beaches in the world. No wonder you'll see toddlers learning to surf before they even learn to speak. Australia's surf beaches are born from the Pacific Ocean in the east, the Indian Ocean in the west and the Southern Ocean in the south .
As much as I love Australia's coastline and cities, I could not escape falling in love with its National parks. When in Australia do explore the Great Walks in some of the country’s best-known national parks – Kakadu, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park or the Great Sandy National Park, home to Fraser Island. Having an active lifestyle is perhaps the reason why most Australians are fit in spite of guzzling tons of beer.
Every night at sunset you can see the penguins waddling up the beach after a day’s fishing. With an estimated 32,000 little penguins living on Phillip Island this is possibly the largest known colony of little penguins. Important things to consider before you go to the Philip Island - ensure pindrop silence, don't use your camera flashlight and carry woolen clothes even in summers as it gets too cold and windy at night.
This is very special and personal reason. Australia, particularly Melbourne, is super special to me because it is here where the current World No.1 Tennis player, Novak Djokovic, found his midas touch and ever since he's been setting higher benchmarks. Also, the tournament is chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year
These are just a few of the reasons why Australia tops my list. I am sure you'll have much more to share. What is your reason to fall in love with Australia?