Known for its beautiful natural reserves like the Great Barrier Reef and the ever famous Sydney Opera house, Australia´s offerings are diverse and awe inspiring all at the same time. However, to be really inspired by the Land Down Under, follow our list of recommendations of attractions and gatherings to really get a sense of the country.
Imagine the panoramic view from the top of the world´s largest steel arch bridge ? Now imagine pulling yourself along that bridge for the ultimate climbing experience. BridgeClimb Sydney is a company that offers visitors the opportunity to climb to the summit of the bridge. However, those who are elderly will need to bear in mind that the climb can be challenging at times. Usually children over the age of eight and older are permitted to climb while adult climbers are required to be in good health. Located on Cumberland Street, the tour site is quite close to Wynyard and Circular Quay train stations. Climbs are carried out throughout the day, from early morning and during the evenings at regular intervals. All the required climbing gear and safety equipment is provided and a climbing leader heads each expedition to the summit with tales and facts about the bridge. The Sydney Bridgeclimb is a once in a lifetime experience and for thrill seekers it the ultimate dose of adrenaline.
Address:3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000
Every year during winter, there´s one festival that warms the hearts of ‘Sydneysiders’ with anticipation and that is ´Vivid Sydney.´ Having been conferred the title of Australia´s biggest and largest event, the festival of music, concepts and light draws over two million visitors to the city´s streets. The festival is laid out during the space of three weeks and features some of the most skilled light artists. From local to international acts, the light artists endeavour to showcase their work against the surfaces of some of the country’s cherished landmarks. Lighting up structures such as the harbour bridge and the Sydney Opera House, the projections are breathtaking as they are awe inspiring. Discussions headed by leading global think- tanks and live music shows are also part of the diverse line-up.
Level 2, 88 Cumberland Street, Sydney, NSW 200
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Established during the 1980s, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the biggest comedy festivals in the world. While there are other festivals that get underway in Montreal and Edinburgh, it is the festival in Melbourne that beckons world class stand-up acts from across the globe. The festival takes place annually and runs for four weeks beginning in the middle of April and running into May. The festival attracts more than 600,000 attendees from across the globe. While the Melbourne Town Hall has been a central venue for activities, performances are spread out across the city. Essentially a festival that promotes stand-up comedy and some cabaret acts, the festival also includes other forms of the arts. These include improvisational theatre, musical gatherings, plays, sketch shows and art installations.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 240 Exhibition Street(above Comedy Theatre), Melbourne Victoria 3000, Australia