12 Fun Things to do in Australia

Fun things to do in Australia for International Students!

Looking for international student experiences in Australia?

Here for some some fun things to do.

Go Surfing

Surfing, Bondi, Sydney, Tourism Australia

Surfing is a popular pastime for beach goers but only those who are confident swimmers.

Surf schools operate on busy beaches on the Sunshine Coast and in Sydney.

See the Great Barrier Reef

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Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Tourism Australia

A ‘must do’ is to visit Far North Queensland and take a trip on a boat to view the Great Barrier Reef.

Some tours allow you to snorkel and see the coral under the sea for yourself.

Hug a Koala

Cuddle a Koala
Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Tourism Australia

Have a close encounter with a koala in Queensland at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast – north of Brisbane. Other Queensland locations are at Cairns Tropical Zoo and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane. 

Walk the Sydney Harbour Bridge

sydney harbour bridge walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Tourism Australia, Photographer Anson Smart

If you are adventurous you can walk on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with Sydney BridgeClimb.

You can also walk across the normal pedestrian walkway for free to enjoy great views of the harbour!

Visit the Sunshine Coast in Queensland

walk in Noosa national park
Noosa National Park, Queensland, Tourism Australia

Have a relaxing holiday and visit to the Queensland sunshine coast and the popular beachside resort towns.

The Noosa National Park offers a beautiful walk and if you are lucky, you may spot a koala, a dolphin or maybe a turtle.

Visit a Remote Beach

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Freycinet Experience Walk, Tasmania, Tourism Australia

Experience a walk on a beach where your footprints are the first of the day!

There are more than 50,000 kilometres of coastline around Australia. In Tasmania the low population means that there are plenty of deserted beaches.

The Tasmanian Maria Island Walk and the Bay of Fires Walk offer organised walks to take you to the wilderness by the coast.

Twenty one secret beaches in Australia are listed on the website www.australiantraveller.com

Go to the Kakadu National Park

Yellow Water, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Tourism Australia

The Northern Territory has some holiday destinations not to be missed. National Parks close to Darwin are Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks. The scenery and experiences are very special. You may even get to swim under a waterfall!

Tour the Great Ocean Road

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Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Tourism Australia

Visit the scenic Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria.

To see these fantastic views, a road tour can be taken by car or bus.

See the Christmas decorations in Melbourne City

Australian Christmas
Christmas Melbourne, Victoria, Tourism Australia, Time Out Australia

Experience the magic of Christmas in Australia.

As the Christmas season approaches, Melbourne city has Christmas window displays in the major department stores . There are decorations and a large Christmas tree in the city centre.