Explore These 5 Exciting Destinations In Australia With Malaysia Airlines

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You can enjoy up to 30kg check-in baggage when you fly with Malaysia Airlines (40kg for Business Class) and enjoy yummy in-flight meals that are prepared according to your dietary requirements. Not forgetting the wide choice of in-flight entertainment you get onboard!

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Here are some ideas on what you can do in Australia:


1. Go on a shopping spree at the Adelaide Central Markets

Food lovers should check out the Adelaide Central Markets for their wide array of fresh produce, ranging from vegetables, fruits, cheeses, and even pizzas. Wake up early to join their breakfast tour, or sign up for their cheese appreciation course to learn more about locally-produced cheeses.

2. Stroll around the beautiful Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

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The Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in Adelaide is known for its beautiful gardens and gullies. The Lakeside Trail is a good place to start, where you'll able to see their famous camellias. Adventurous travellers can try the Heysen Trail that will bring you through a hill range. 


3. Get up close and personal with the dolphins at Tangalooma Island Resort

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It's said that two families of wild dolphins have been visiting the island resort since the 80's. The dolphin feeding then became a popular ritual and activity for the resort owners and their guests. There will be Eco Rangers around to guide you on how to approach and feed the dolphins. 

4. Join a free local tour organised by the Brisbane Greeters

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Not sure where to go? Get one of the Brisbane Greeters to bring you on an in-depth tour of their city! The Greeters are locals who volunteer as tour guides, who are also the experts on the best places to visit and dine at in Brisbane. You can book a tour via their website.


5. Hop on the Puffing Billy Railway for a tour of the Dandenong Ranges

The Puffing Billy is one of the world's best preserved steam railways. The historic train runs through the Dandenong Ranges, which offers you a spectacular view of its beautiful forests and glades. Thrill-seekers will love the open-sided carriage as it allows you to dangle your legs outside the carriage. 

6. Try the Blueberry and Ricotta Hotcakes at Top Paddock, said to be the best brunch dish in Melbourne

You can't leave Melbourne without trying the most popular brunch dish in town - the ricotta hotcakes from Top Paddock. These hotcakes are served with fresh berries, organic maple syrup, seeds, and cream. And it looks really good on Instagram too!


7. Snap a selfie with the quokkas on Rottnest Island

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These cute creatures are called "the happiest animal of earth" thanks to its adorable smile. They're only found in certain parts of Western Australia, like Rottnest Island and Bald Island. You can get to Rottnest Island to visit the quokkas via the daily ferry rides available.

8. Challenge yourself on the Bibbulmun Track

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The Bibbulmun Track is one of the most best scenic walks in the world, offering you a great view of the hill and coast. The track is 1,000km-long with trail markers at every 500m. You can join one of the many guided tours organised by the Bibbulmun Track Foundation, including one called Star Trek that shows you where the best places are for stargazing.


9. Enjoy fresh seafood at the Sydney Fish Market

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The Sydney Fish Market is known to have the freshest seafood in town. You get to pick your own food, and have it cooked on the spot. Lunch doesn't get any fresher than this. Oyster lovers should definitely try the famous Rock Oysters they have in store. 

10. Admire the artworks on display in the White Rabbit Gallery

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White Rabbit Gallery is the place to be if you're into visual art. The museum displays Chinese contemporary art, and its collection is one of the most important ones in the world. You can check out the artworks by yourself, or join their walking tours at 11am or 2pm daily.

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