Why take a ferry in Australia?
Booking a ferry within Australia or from Australia to one of the Islands with Compare Ferries couldn't be easier. Australia is one of the most diverse countries in the world and the islands surrounding it are truly beauties to behold. From Kangaroo Island to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're keen to try your water wings or want go exploring on some untouched land, Australia has the perfect mix of modern and prehistoric wonders to keep you entertained.
If you're planning on travelling by ferry during your visit to Australia, allow us to make your life easier by comparing all of the major ferry operators, to ensure you are getting the best deal possible. With destinations like Port Airlie, Cape Jervis, Wallaro, Cairns, Shute Harbour and Melbourne, you'll be spoilt for choice.
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Highlights of Australia
Whether you're interested in the outback, the islands or the cities, Australia is packed with natural and man-made wonders aplenty. The cities are rich with modern architecture, fantastic food, brilliant art and rooftop bars. Watch the fireworks in Sydney's Darling Harbour, visit the Sydney Opera House or take a ferry across the harbour to Taronga Zoo for a brilliant family day out.
If you're interested in pre-history, then Australia boasts a vast range of natural wonders - take a trip to Uluru, a sacred Aboriginal landmark and one of the most common symbols of Australia. Moving towards the present, you can also visit the many gold mines scattered around Australia and see the ghost towns now left behind that were created when the gold dried up. Along the way, you'll also witness a wide range of marsupials, native only to Australia. Keep your eyes peeled for wallabies, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, koalas and possums.
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The culture, food and drinks
From the world's greatest opera house in Sydney to the Royal Exhibition Building in Victoria, Australia is steeped in culture. Wherever you are on the 16,006 mile long coastline, you'll find wonders both human made and natural. Australia is home to 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, The Blue Mountains, Macquarie Island and Shark Bay. Australia even has a 243km road built by returned soldiers that stands in memory of those killed during World War I. The road follows part of the most beautiful coastline in the world and is easily accessed from Melbourne.
Australian wines are renowned worldwide and a visit to Australia could not be complete without a visit to one of the many wine regions. Take a tour through the Hunter Valley and your opinion on wines may change forever. In this region alone, you'll sample some of the world's finest wines, and the best news is that, domestically, they are very reasonably priced, too!
Australia also offers you the chance to try a whole range of delicacies not available elsewhere in the world. On the menu, you'll find kangaroo, crocodile, emu and a range of other exotic animals. Melbourne, in particular, is renowned for its fine restaurants, and often you'll have to book months in advance.