My Trip to Australia
Collected by Samantha Juda, AFAR Contributor
Maroochydore QLD 4558, Australia
A true gem on the Sunshine Coast, and a local favorite, Glass Coffee House is a perfect place to start your day. Enjoy classic dishes like a delicious smashed Avo, or a smoothie bowl with muesli. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try a beautiful...
Whitsunday Island QLD 4802, Australia
Although a bit crowded, the beauty of Whitehaven Beach is well worth the trek. Hike to the top of the hill to see the incredible white sand from above, but don’t stop there – definitely hike to the beach and enjoy the incredible white sand, warm...
Sydney NSW, Australia
If the full bridge climb is not for you (or your wallet), the bridge tower view is definitely worth the $10 entry. The climb up a few flights of stairs brings you to the top of the first tower, with incredible views of the harbor, bridge, and...
111-131R Beach St, Coogee NSW 2034, Australia
Spend the day walking from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach to take in the best of the natural beauty of Sydney’s coast. The walk is by no means short, but there are ample spots to stop and take in the view (for a breather). If you’re not looking to...
285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
Rooftop bars are plentiful in Melbourne, but this one – in the Fitzroy district, is particularly “cool.” Enjoy a selection of beers made especially for the bar, or a craft cocktail (they specialize in infused vodkas), with a view of the city and...
Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Melbourne has unique bars in alleys and on rooftops, but the most unique bar I went to while exploring, was Ponyfish Island, located under the Southbank Pedestrian Bridge. Enjoy a drink in the middle of the Yarra River, without jumping in.
Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
Take drinking on a rooftop to the next level, at Lido – a movie theatre with a rooftop screen! Lido on the Roof offers one movie per night (After dark) on the outdoors. The theatre provides headphone for all members of the audience to tune-in –...
Brighton beach, Victoria, Australia
A quick train ride out of Melbourne CBD brings you to Brighton Beach, a cute town on the bay a little south of the city. The water is calm here, as there is no surf in the bay, but it offers a great way to cool off on a hot summer day, and a...
8 Rankins Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
With plenty of breakfast options in Melbourne I had a hard time choosing where to eat – but came across Manchester Press and was sold! It’s located in a cute alley (very typical of Melbourne) and serves delicious food and coffees. I tried the...
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