Australian golf travel is enjoying a huge boom. A lot of top golfers are Australian, and the country is known to be a hotspot for beautiful courses, so players come from far and wide to enjoy the sunny conditions and travel around the country playing golf. Even if you spend most of your days out on the course, though, you’ll want to take in some of the Australian culture and other activities while you’re exploring the land down under.
Loads of potential activities await those who are enjoying golf travel, and we explore just some of the potential options here.
Australians enjoy playing a lot of table games and slot games, with things like pokies being popular for decades.
Modern times have seen even more revolution regarding gaming and gambling in Australia, and there are new ways to play games, such as embracing newer technologies. Bitcoin poker in Australia is booming, allowing people to play with faster transactions, fewer fees, and many reputable companies offering poker games.
Crypto and Bitcoin poker are common pastimes, as Australia has a relatively high rate of its population that has embraced cryptocurrencies, at over 25%, it is a higher percentage than many other countries currently and is projected to continue to grow.
Poker can be played in other ways, and with traditional currencies, as can a number of different gambling games and pastimes such as horse racing, which is also popular in Australia.
Take in the Wildlife
Australian wildlife is unique, as it has developed independently from many other continents of the world, leading to animals that you simply won’t find elsewhere. Lovers of wildlife will find that there are plenty of places to go and see kangaroos, quokkas, and other wonderful creatures.
Top experiences include seeing Platypus in the Atherton Tablelands, and if you are somebody who loves the sea, you can also see turtles and many other seafaring creatures in their natural habitat around the stunning reefs of Australia.
If you go to Tasmania on your golfing retreat you can also see the Tasmanian Tiger and the Tasmanian Devil, just be sure to go on organized tours to check out these beasts. Off the coast of Tasmania, it is also possible to see whales – there really is no end to the potential to find stunning animals and unforgettable experiences if you love animals.
Check Out the Vineyards
Australia is one of the top wine-producing countries in the world, with many different varieties to check out, and vast, stunning vineyards for people to visit.
Vineyard and winery tours are common across many regions of Australia, and they provide a way for people to check out some of the very best wines the country has to offer, as well as even take some home with them.
You don’t even have to be a wine lover to get a lot out of the vineyard tours and see the processes that go into making this ancient drink.
Chuck a Shrimp on the Barbie
Australia isn’t necessarily world-renowned for cuisine (sorry to any Australians out there who won’t enjoy that comment). That said, it is one of the most iconic places to enjoy a barbeque in the whole world, and Aussies are known to love this method of cooking food, many even having a Barbie on Christmas Day.
A country with such a vast coastline is bound to have a stunning reputation for seafood, and Australia doesn’t disappoint, partially why the saying “chuck a shrimp on the Barbie” has become global slang for an Aussie pastime. Jokes aside, it is definitely worth sitting and enjoying the sunset with some stunning food prepared the Aussie way.
Watch Golf (As Well as Playing)
The PGA Tour of Australasia offers many opportunities for people to check out golfing events with some huge players from all over the world. Queensland and Victoria are among the places where the tour stops off and gives locals and tourists the chance to check out some of the elite golf played in the country.
Visit Australian Cities
Some of the cities in Australia are iconic, vibrant hubs of activities, including Sydney where you can take in the world-renowned opera house, and even see an event there. Melbourne is another popular choice for tourists as well as Brisbane and Perth, all places where there are cool bars and restaurants as well as interesting places to stay and explore. Going all the way to Australia? It makes sense to take in the cities.
For tourists from the US, the UK, and the rest of Europe, Australia is a long journey on a plane, but it can be well worth it for golf fans. Many pro golfers come from the region, and the country offers loads to do both for golfing fanatics and those who just want to see and explore the land down under.