Awesome Australia’s Top Sights
For many people, Australia is their dream destination. A land of incredible natural beauty, buzzing cities, incredible beaches and laid-back people. When it comes to visiting a country that is so huge, it can be very difficult to know exactly where to go. So, to give you a bit of a helping hand, let’s take a look at some of the top sights in the country. Where you choose to visit really depends on whether you are a city-dweller, an outdoorsy adventurous type or a combination of the two!
Sydney Opera House
Probably the most iconic sight in the whole country. Very few people visit Australia without getting their picture snapped in front of this incredible building! Water surrounds the building on three sides and the Royal Botanical Gardens stands to the south. Viewing it by ferry and on foot gives you two totally different impressions. While you are in Sydney, you should also take a trip to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and you can even take a guided ascent up to the top!
Great Barrier Reef
You may have heard sad stories about the deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef which includes 600 continental islands and more than 3,000 coral reefs. Of course, everyone hopes that it is preserved for as long as possible. It really is one of the wonders of the natural world. The diving and snorkelling opportunities don’t really get much better than this. Even if you prefer to stay out of the water, you can still enjoy the reef from underwater viewing stations and glass bottom boats.
Though it doesn’t have the same sort of tourist draw as Sydney, Melbourne is frequently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Whether you choose to visit a gallery, restaurant, cafe, theatre or fish market Melbourne has an undeniable sense of life. A stroll along the Yarra River has the feeling of being in a European city at times. Some of the main tourist highlights include the Royal Botanical Gardens, National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Great Ocean Road
If you are looking for an inspirational road trip, it doesn’t get much better than speeding along the Great Ocean Road. This stretch of highway goes on for 300 km and takes in the Port Campbell National Park along the way. The rock formations dotted around on the golden, sandy beaches are quite incredible. Another highlight is Otway National Park which offers fantastic hiking trails in dense forestry.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Deep in the heart of Australia, this national park contains another of the country’s iconic sights; Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock). The red dome-shaped rock is best viewed as the sun starts descending in the sky and the changing light transforms its appearance. You can even join tours led by Aboriginal guides and rangers who will take you to the best spots. They will give you more information about this amazing natural wonder.
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