10 of the top Tourist Attractions in Australia
Australia is full of wonderful attractions. From sacred aboriginal grounds, coral reefs, rain forests, red deserts and more, Australia is a land of dreams. Full of spectacular beauty, explore the vibrant cities, ancient rain forests and natural wonders. Here are some of the best tourist attractions in Australia.
Most people will think of the Opera House when ‘Sydney’ is mentioned. The stunning structure is surrounded by water on 3 sides and is bordered by the Royal Botanic Gardens on the South side. You can enjoy a performance here; dine at one of the restaurants; or take a tour of the building, which encompasses theaters, studios, a concert hall, exhibition rooms, and a cinema.
You can see the Great Barrier Reef from space and it is one of the largest living structures on earth. You can experience amazing diving or snorkeling here, see an array of marine life from turtles, tropical fish, dolphins and more. Or if getting wet is not your thing, see the reef from underwater on a glass bottom boat.
Located in the heart of the Red Centre of Australia Uluru, which was known as Ayers Rock, is one of the most photographed wonders in Australia. Uluru, meaning “shadowy place” in the aboriginal dialect, rises to a height of 348 meters from the surrounding plain, with most of its bulk hidden beneath the earth’s surface. You can also see red dome shaped rocks called Kata Tjuta. Take a tour led by Aboriginal guides and rangers is a great way to see these sites.
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The Sydney Harbor Bridge is one of the most famous tourist attractions. It is also the largest steel arch bridge in the world. It was completed in 1932. One of the coolest things to do in Sydney is a guided climb to the top of the bridge, where you can enjoy spectacular views over the harbor and city.
This is a popular day trip from Sydney. It is named for the blue haze that comes from the eucalyptus trees, this park protects 664,000 acres of wilderness, has dramatic gorges, waterfalls, aboriginal rock paintings, and 140 kilometers of hiking trails.
Melbourne is Australia’s 2nd largest city. This is a great city for shopping, theaters,, and more. Full of parks, gardens, check out the Royal Botanic Gardens; Federation Square; the National Gallery of Victoria; and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where sports fans can watch cricket in the summer and Australian Rules football in the winter.
Bondi Beach is one of the world’s most famous beaches. Only 15 minutes by car from the city center, Bondi Beach is has the oldest surf life saving clubs in the world. It’s also a great spot for a seaside stroll or picnic, and crowds of tourists and locals gather here to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year.
Daintree National Park in Far North Queensland is among the most ancient ecosystems on
Earth. The park encompasses two main sections: Mossman Gorge, where you can see crystal clear waters flow over granite boulders, and Cape Tribulation, one of the most beautiful places to visit in Australia, where rain forest meets reef on the white sandy beaches of the Coral Sea.
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Fraser Island is the largest sand Island in the world. It is also the only place on the planet where rainforests grow on sand dunes. It is one of the best places to see humpback whales, go 4WD, has awesome spots for swimming and more!
Kakadu National Park, in the Top End or the Northern Territory, is a World Heritage Site and one of the planet’s great wilderness areas. Kakadu National Park is the largest national park in Australia and the 2nd largest in the world.
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