-- The land Down Under is a staple on the bucket list of many American travelers. But for value seekers, Australia’s appeal grows in 2018.
What’s more, since Australia is made up of eight main territories and states, each with a plethora of experiences to offer, even the frequent visitor will find new reasons to go back.
Here’s a list of Australia’s diverse regions with something special to consider on your next vacation Down Under.
Australia Capital Territory
Located about 180 miles south of Sydney, the Australian Capital Territory (or ACT) is Australia’s center of government and home to the nation’s capital, Canberra.
Skip the stores, shop the market
If you’re in Canberra on a Sunday, head to the Old Bus Depot Markets. Located inside an old industrial building and open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this is a lively place where people come to mingle, nibble and buy. The dozens of stalls here feature handmade jewelry, clothing, garden accessories, homewares, collectibles, art and photography. Crafts and face-painting stalls draw kids. And nobody goes hungry, thanks to plenty of samples and culinary options that range from gourmet ice cream to bread and cheese shops to ethnic restaurants.