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Top 5 Reasons to Travel to Australia

Stunning beaches, quirky wildlife, iconic destinations, a carefree lifestyle…need we say more?? Australia is one of SWAP’s most popular destinations and with good reason!

Here are our top 5 reasons to travel to Australia for your Working Holiday.

  1. Wildlife

Did you know that Australia is home to 400 thousand different species? And that’s just the animals! Australia is one of the most unique places when it comes to wildlife, including both flora and fauna. For example, Australia is the only country that has koalas, kangaroos, and dingoes! Whether you visit an animal sanctuary, zoo, or just a regular park, you are destined to see something brand-new!

  1. Arts & Culture

So, you may have heard of the Sydney Opera House, but have you heard of the Melbourne Museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, or the Splendor in the Grass Festival? Australia is a hub for arts celebrations and festivals for music, history, art, dance, and more! Visit at a local arts museum, attend a theatre production, or simply listen to local musicians at the park to participate in the Australian arts scene.

  1. Sports

While there aren’t many winter sports you may be accustomed to in Canada, Australia is home to some of the best sports teams! For example, Australia is home to the #2 Olympic swimming team in the world! Plus, not only will you find swim and surf on almost every beach, but you can kayak, swim, cycle, snorkel, and even sandboard! Even if sports aren’t for you, attending sports games or joining recreational leagues are a great way to meet locals and make lifelong friends.

 

 

  1. Landscape

There are endless beautiful destinations and landscape features in Australia: ocean views, mountain ranges, white sand beaches! Australia has some of the most iconic road tripping routes across the country. When you are in Australia, there is always something beautiful to see, from the Great Barrier Reef to Bondi Beach!

  1. Lifestyle

Have you heard that Aussies never miss a holiday? Australians love to adventure, party, host festivals, and enjoy the sun! Part of the fun is Australia’s many vineyards and wineries, where you can experience first-class wine and spend some time outdoors! Wherever you land, you will find locals who are passionate about where they live and will always know the best spots to relax or spend time.

 

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