So you’re planning to visit the land down under, but you’re not quite sure where to go. Well, here’s a short list of our top 5 favorite things to do when you’re visiting the land of koalas so that you get to enjoy the best of the best!

Melbourne – If you’re planning on enjoying the best of the best in terms of shopping and food, make sure to stop by Melbourne. Being Australia’s second most populated city, you’re bound to find an abundance of things to do without getting bored.

Cairns – for a more vacation-like atmosphere, make sure to check our Cairns, which is in close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. In the upper top left corner of Australia, this coastal area will have tons of wildlife for you to enjoy but also some city life to explore as well.

Alice Springs – For the explorer, Alice Spring is full of gorges, deserts and Aboriginal land and communities for you to enjoy. Here, you’ll be able to indulge in the heritage of the country as well as hike through the region and view beautiful canyons.

Great Barrier Reef – There’s absolutely no way that you can travel to Australia and miss out on the Great Barrier Reef. Being one of the number one destinations for scuba divers and underwater enthusiasts, this reef is the world’s largest barrier reef system and spans more than more than 2900 coral reefs and hundreds of different cays and islands.

Sydney – Home of the 2000 summer Olympics, Sydney definitely has the most scenic looking harbour by far. You can also visit the Sydney Opera House that almost everyone knows if they’ve ever looked at a postcard from Australia.