Australia is a beautiful country with many exciting vacation destinations. The #1 adventure to explore while visiting Australia is snorkeling.  Australia is home to The Great Barrier Reef, one the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.  You can choose to go on a cruise with a snorkeling tour, rent a private boat, or snorkel solo on deserted beaches.  The sea life is magnificent and you’ll be blown away by the visuals.  Get to know the huge clams, turtles, living coral, vibrant fish, sea lions, and dolphins.  The best season for snorkeling is during Australia’s winter, the water is clearest at that time.  Because it is in the southern hemisphere, winter is Australia’s warmest season (May-October).  However, please use great caution; Australia’s barrier reef can also be dangerous.  Beware of areas where crocodiles are lurking!

One great hotel recommendation is The Macleay, in Sydney.  Their rooms have an apartment feel to them.  They are comfortable, airy, and very clean.  The 3 star rooms include a kitchenette and an accommodating staff.  They are a super value! The Macleay, is conveniently located in the heart of town, walking distance from the famous Opera House and Botanical Gardens.

Australia’s famous Sydney Opera House is a must-see tourist attraction as well.  The Performing Arts Center features productions from Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, Sydney Theatre Company and The Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

The Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney is a beautiful place to observe nature: the well mantained and manicured park houses trees, plants, and flying foxes.  A truly wondwerful experience and excellent photo oppurtunities.  The train tour through the gardens is relaxing.  They also have a delicious restaurant , which closes around 3:30pm.

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