Top 10 Places to Take Your JUCY Condo in Australia

Narrowing down a list of places to go and see in Australia is a nearly impossible task. Opportunities abound for adventure in this massive land down under, and it is truly difficult to condense the experiences into a Top 10 list. Regardless, I'll give it a try.

Top 10 Most Memorable Experiences while Traveling in a JUCY Condo:

01. Picnicking at Mt. Tomah Botanic Gardens at Blackheath


Make sure to skip the area closest to the parking lot, and opt instead for the grassy picnic area in the park.


Visiting Mt. Tomah Botanic Gardens is free and exploring this park with gorgeous views of the UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains can take you hours.



02. Going to the Featherdale Wildlife Park

Admission is only $28 for an adult, and Featherdale doesn't charge extra for you to be photographed petting a koala. This excellent park is obviously dedicated to tending injured animals and providing them a safe home.

You can marvel at the song of a kookaburra, feed kangaroos and wallabies, or enjoy gazing upon the wombats, koalas, dingoes, penguins, bats, emus, peacocks, large eagles/falcons and other birds of prey, and some reptiles too. There is even a barnyard animal petting zoo. This park is an excellent place to spend a few hours.




03. Feasting on Fredo Pies in Frederickton after visiting the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie

The Koala Hopsital in Port Macquarie rehabilitates injured koalas in hopes of setting them back into the wild. The Koala Hospital is also fairly close to the Port Macquarie library where you can access free, responsive wifi. We went to the free 3pm koala talk and made it to Fredo Pies for dinner. Fredo Pies is an award-winning pie shop with flaky, buttery crusts and a massive number of choice fillings. Inspiring day with incredible food.





04. Stepping back in time at the Trial Bay Gaol ruins

The Trial Bay Gaol ruins show a side of Australian history you might not see elsewhere, plus we spotted a whale from the gorgeous coastline view. Minutes away is the towering and pretty Smoky Cape Lighthouse, another great whale seeking spot. We loved the freedom of getting to tour the ruins without hordes of people and the South West Rocks area offers great camping and hiking.




05. Enjoying the best view of the Brisbane skyline from the main strip of the town of Coolangatta

Coolangatta offers a great beach and park with an incredibly photographable backdrop of Brisbane. Parking is free and it's a great place to picnic.

View of Brisbane from Coolangatta

06. Fossicking in White Cliffs

Fossicking in White Cliffs is great fun for those who wish to get a bit off of the beaten path. While in White Cliffs, you can also view the underground abodes of artists and residents in this opal mining town. (You don't have to get off of sealed roads to fossick, and it is completely legal to noodle without a license as long as nobody already has a claim. The sides of the main road are fair game.)


07. Indulging in a spider, waffle sundae, or milkshake at Bell's Milk Bar in Broken Hill

We couldn't get enough of Bell's Milk Bar, so we went twice. Once after exploring the town of Broken Hill, and the other after visiting Silverton, the Mundi Mundi Overlook, and the Living Desert Sculptures. Bell's Milk Bar offers a free strong wifi connection with purchase and free parking for your JUCY out front.



08. Escaping on Kangaroo Island

The Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch on Kangaroo Island are some of the coolest formations ever seen. There is an abundance of kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, seals, sea lions, and even some fairy penguins on this excellent island. (Plus, driving backwards onto the ferry is quite an experience.) Highly recommended for nature lovers, but give yourself a few days there.




09. Visiting the World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves National Park

There are 26 limestone caves in the Naracoorte Caves National Park, and some house the fossilised skeletons of giant marsupials. Make sure to take a tour of the Alexandra Cave; it has some of the prettiest and most delicate formations you'll likely ever see. There are tours of the various caves at different times during the day, so stay local so you can devote the day for cave exploration.



10. Laughing at the giraffes at the Werribee Open Range Zoo

Australia has a lot of wide open spaces. The town of Werribee has taken advantage, and they have established the Werribee Open Range Zoo. Situated over more hectares than I can fathom, this zoo has created an open air African safari-type adventure. Make sure to take the 90-minute open vehicle adventure for the most memorable experience with African wildlife you can have short of visiting an African safari.



Truth be told...no matter what you do...no matter where you go...you'll have a fabulous time.  It's about the adventure - not the destination - and the JUCY Condo is the perfect way to get you there.



*I was provided a discount for writing this blog article, but all opinions are my own.  We were truly sad to have to turn in our JUCY Condo at the end of our journey.

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