Who wouldn’t be up for a continental getaway? Not that anyone asked, but we’ve been doing a little thinking lately and thought it might be best to take your Australasia holidays to the Far East. Yeah, we know you’ve seen the Far East on our page quite a lot, but that’s only because our expert holidaymakers and most travellers, in general, are currently in love with the photogenic region. So, why did we pair Melbourne, Sydney & Bali all in one trip? Well, think about it. Both of these cities are a classified favourite for different things; The vibe is a mile away from one another, and Bali comes in as the final act to an already entertaining show. Taking all of this into consideration, I think the better question would be “why didn’t we do this sooner?”.
Plus, we have a multi-centre holiday deal that’s live right now! And yes, you guessed it, it’s a 14-day trip to all of the places mentioned above at a price that’s not more than what’s needed for a great time. Our holidaymakers made the deal for travellers to see more than what they would at this price. They saw this as a chance to intertwine different cultures, cuisines and sights that connect the trip as a whole but distinguish it enough to keep things interesting. Also…the 5-hour direct flight from Melbourne to Bali was just way too convenient for us to ignore.
Alright, reasons aside, why don’t we take a quick jaunt through what makes three of these destinations worth visiting. You need a motive to book this holiday after all. So, it’s only fair we show you a preview of what’s to come.
First up on our list by default, Sydney!
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I mean, at this point, I’m sure everyone knows what Sydney is about! But the only thing I can remember about the city is P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney. Now, that may be all that matters, but I guess it has some other things that won’t leave your mind too. Wrapped by a world-famous harbour, the city makes your holiday better before it even begins. I guess that’s why it’s the first stop on your multi-day trip beyond the usual.
Sights to see in Sydney
Sydney Opera House
Quick question, why do we call opera fans, opera buffs and not fandom of the opera?
With that being said, I need to tell you that listening to these acoustics are well worth the price tag that accompanies them. One thing almost everyone admits is that once you visit the Sydney Opera House, you start to feel superior. So, I highly recommend it to any fellow traveller who needs a self-esteem raise. If you’re not looking for a splurge, then you could always stroll along the harbour and take in the pearly white exterior for free. Don’t worry, its self-esteem boost included. The atmosphere alone is enough to give you what you need, seeing a show just makes the whole experience better.
And surprising no one, our next sight on the list is none other than the Rocks. But in all honesty, how could you not visit this trendy Sydney locale? Sunlight inviting cafes, chic boutique shops and cobblestone streets make it the perfect stop. There are all sorts of things to do here, from visiting the Fortune of War, Sydney’s oldest pub to going ghost hunting at Susannah Place, where the ghost of a little convict girl supposedly roams at dusk. No place embodies the word “range” like one of Australia’s oldest neighbourhoods.
The Royal Botanic Garden
What’s exploring without a little natural extravagance? Unobscured views, glistening waters and exotic flowers are more than enough for you to tone it down a bit and bask in the laid-back vibe of this attraction. It’s also Australia’s oldest botanical garden, so it’s kind of a big deal in Sydney.
Usual Tourist favourites
We’re not done here, honourable mentions include the not so wallet-friendly but stunning and every other adjective with the similar meaning, Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Observatory Hill, the camp-worthy Cockatoo Island and the disappointment-disappearing Bondi Beach.
After four life-changing nights in Sydney, you’ll be setting your sights on Melbourne.
A borderline offensive joke that I’m afraid of including but going to put it in here anyway: What do you call an extraterrestrial from Melbourne?
*If you can’t guess it, you’ll find it at the end of this segment*
Melbourne is one of those cities that never goes out of style. Make sure you have a wide-eyed gaze because there’s nothing you would want to miss in this cosmopolitan city. This will be the second city break you get on your trip before heading to the last stop of this 14-day adventure.
Places to visit in Melbourne
The Melbourne Star
I don’t know where to begin with this one, but let’s just say that views don’t get any better than this. It’s also a terrific place for any kind of occasion. Date Night? Check. A night out with the family? Check. Need some quality alone time? Check. You want to know what’s better, though? The prices. There’s almost always a % off, and even if there isn’t, you’ll be able to easily fit this visit into your itinerary. During the 30-minute rotation, passengers will be able to see the city, Port Phillip Bay, Mount Macedon and Arthurs Seat. The 21 temperature-controlled cabins are perfectly stable so that visitors can walk around inside during the rotation as well. What more could you possibly want?
Arcades and Laneways
You can’t visit Melbourne and not get a taste of its signature street art and narrow laneways that feature al fresco dining, quirky cafés, and some of the most intoxicating bars you’ll ever set foot in. The Royal Arcade and the heritage listed Block Arcade are some of the classic destinations that you should try to visit at all cost.
320 different exotic animal species…not sure if you realise it or not but that’s a lot of furry friends for you to see. But that’s not all, the zoo also has special events like Christmas parties and theatre performances. The most notable sight, however, is the Butterfly House. Make sure to sneak this attraction into your itinerary as well! You won’t regret it.
Like Sydney, there just so happens to be a specific number of traveller favourites that usually get included in many itineraries. These sights include the towering Eureka Skydeck, the 18th century inspired Cook’s Cottage, the beloved Shrine of Remembrance and the vintage Luna theme park.
The answer to the borderline offensive joke that I was apprehensive of putting but included anyway: An Australien!
With that, we find ourselves at your last stop where you’ll spend a week of exploring, relaxing and savouring every moment that Bali so graciously blesses you with. No, seriously. For me, Bali seals the deal. The tones of its scenery are unparalleled, the flavours of its cuisine are taste-bud slapping, and above all, Bali takes sheer delight to another level. Because Bali is fun, no matter what you want or who you are. There’s always something around the corner that’s going to catch you off-guard, flip you over and amaze the living lights out of you. So, trust me on this, there’s no place for a beach holiday like Bali!
As expected, here’s another set of amazing places to see! Only this time, it’s in Bali.
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If you’re all about dreamy views, then this is the beach for you. Seriously, the vast coastline stretches and presents a view that gets better with every hour, reaching the height of magnificence by sunset. But it’s also known for being the best beach for surfers and the stylish seaside cafes that are located nearby.
This incredible cliff-side sea temple can charm even the most jaded traveller. As a temple, it shares a glimpse of the Balinese ways and customs, and as a natural phenomenon, it gives you an awe-inspiring view of the vast ocean it sits in front of. It can’t get better than this.
Ubud Monkey Forest
Haven’t really had the best experience with monkeys in general, but is that going to stop me from suggesting this place to everyone? No. Personal horror stories aside, the Monkey Forest in Ubud is one of the best places to be if you love nature, taking great photos, monkeys or all three of these aspects. Personally, meh, not a big fan of monkeys unless it’s a baby, but what does it for me is the ancient temples that loom through the foliage and the moss-covered statues. That, to me, kind of gives off a mystical atmosphere, which I am a sucker for. So, yeah. I think it’s an excellent place for you to visit. Plus, the tourists say that the monkeys in the forest aren’t like the regular water-bottle stealing ones. That’s one more reason to visit, if you ask me.
That’s all I have for now folks. Make sure you get a good look at that tempting offer we have. If I were you, I’d book it, but it’s up to you! If you want more specific details about the deal and whether it matches your type of holidays such as a family holiday or a last-minute holiday, feel free to give us a call or send us an email for a quick reply.