Australia is home to some of the best cultural and historical day trips and excursions. Given the countries large size, it is practical to learn about a few of some of the most exciting areas of the country. Since the original vines were planted along Sydney Harbor in the 1780's, Australia has become one of the top 10 wine producers in the world.
One of the best ways to introduce yourself to Australia 's wine country is a day touring one of its many vineyards. Yarra Valley, about an hour and a half outside of Melbourne, is a great introduction. Each winery offers its own unique view of the Australian wine making industry. Yering Farm offers a historical perspective while Domaine Chandon offers you a glimpse of wine being produced. Another of Australia 's principal regions is its capital Canberra.
, offers great day trips to its museums like New Museum, the Australian War Memorial, and the Parliament House. Drive outside of Sydney
and take part in feeding kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park or find koalas and wombats. Melbourne is home to Murray River which is the divider between Victoria and New South Wales.
Traveling the Murray River you can go to Melbourne 's northwest neighbor Bendogo to explore streets on the port with shops. Melbourne 's cultural excursions are equally entertaining with day trips available at working Australian farms, giving you the chance to witness the inner workings of a farm raising everything from cattle to kangaroon. If your travels lead you outside of major cities, make a trip to Kangaroo Island
which is full of great wildlife like Wallaby, Goanna, Echidna, Koala, Kangaroo, marine life, and sea birds. In the western region of Perth
, discover Pinnacles Desert
on a 4x4 excursion or to Rottnest Island. The only limit to Australia 's many day trips is the number of days on your itinerary.