Darren Pawski has travelled the world several times over, walked on every continent, and sailed the seven seas more than once. He is one of the greatest explorers of his Earth and his travels are known all around the world. Today, he shares his 5 locations for first time visitors to Australia.
From the city to the outback, there is something on this list for everyone. In Pawski’s own words, “There are many, many places in Australia worth visiting. I’ve travelled across the entire continent several dozen times, and it’s difficult to recommend one over the other…Everything out there has its own beauty…But if I had to make a list of 5 places for first time visitors, I would send them to Crown Perth, the Barossa Valley, Uluru, Sydney, and the Great Barrier Reef.”
He further explained why each was chosen. First, Pawski told us that “Crown Perth serves as a good starting point for any adventure into Australia.” One of the largest casino and resorts in the world, it encompasses nearly three dozen restaurants and bars, a convention center, a theater, a nightclub, numerous recreational facilities, and two hotels.
Second, Pawski says that “the Barossa Valley in South Australia has some of the most vibrant sunsets anywhere on the planet which possess an incomparable beauty.” He also notes that the climate and soil here produces many of the finest Australian wines. In his words: “With vineyards as far as the eye can see, the Barossa Valley provides an atmosphere of romance that makes for a great couple’s vacation.”
Third, the journey into Australia takes the first time visitor into the outback to see Uluru, which is also known as Ayers Rock. This unusual landmark is a sandstone formation that can found in Australia’s Northern Territory. With a distinguished red color, Uluru appears almost like a dome in the middle of the desert. Most beautiful when seen at night, this is a must see for any first time visitor to Australia.
Fourth, the visitor returns to civilization and finds themselves in one of the most unique cities in the world: Sydney. Here he or she can find beautiful natural including the Sydney Harbor, the Royal National Park, Bondi Beach, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Beyond this the man-made Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are worth a visit even if only to examine their architectural majesty.
Lastly, Pawski says that “A first time visitor must visit the Great Barrier Reef! It is most of the most astonishing creations Earth has ever given us.” Named one of the seven natural wonders of the world by CNN and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, he recommends that first visitors take scuba lessons as “it is most beautiful the closer you are.”
If one wishes to see a little bit of everything that the land has to offer, from the natural to the man-made, Pawski promises that these 5 locations are perfect for first time visitors to Australlia.