By Milda Urban, Summersalt yoga founder
Australia is fascinating! And traveling in Australia is so inspiring. However, it’s so big that it can get a little bit overwhelming choosing where to go and what to see. I think it goes without saying that unless you have months or you love changing locations every other day it is impossible to visit everything during one trip.
After a month on this incredible continent, I realized how much I still have left undiscovered, but instead of thinking of what I DIDN’T see or DIDN’T do I want to shed some light on the places I have visited – and boy am I, one lucky girl, to have discovered some special places down under (no pun intended).
I want to share a few of them with you and I hope that you too get a chance to visit this magical place called Australia.
Melbourne and the area
I have spent more than 2 weeks in Melbourne which is the mecca of good food, coffee and street art. Don’t only stay there. Go see the beautiful Philip island as well as taste some great Australian wines in the Yara valley. Explore the incredible animal sanctuaries as well, because who doesn’t want to see a koala?!
Byron Bay and the bohemian lifestyle
What kind of yogi and spiritual junkie would I be if I didn’t visit the iconic Byron Bay? This small bohemian town is perfect to just chill, surf, have amazing food and observe all the colorful locals and visitors.
Sydney and the Blue Mountains
To skip Sydney during your trip to Australia just doesn’t make sense. The city manages to breathe the electric energy of a metropolis, but at the same time keeps the laid-back vibe that makes you feel at ease. Do a day trip to the Blue Mountains to immerse yourself in the incredible nature of this country.
The Great Ocean Road
This beautiful stretch of land in the Victoria state has so many magnificent beauties, starting with various nature parks, animal sanctuaries, mountains, waterfalls, gorgeous sandy beaches and of course the iconic 12 apostles. If you’re feeling adventures (or are on a budget), try to travel as a bohemian and stay at the campsites which brings you back to the simpler times and childhood!