Australia is one of those countries everyone should make an effort to travel to at least once in their lives. It’s a place of immense natural beauty, fabulous architecture and friendly people. It’s also home to some pretty unique indigenous species, most notably the kangaroo, so there really is something for everyone in Australia.
If you are lucky enough to take a vacay in Australia any time soon, here are some of the places you must make an effort to see:
Sydney is an Australian city on the country’s southeastern coast. The biggest city in Australia, Sydney is home to a number of delightful attractions, including the fabulous Sydney Opera House, which is a must see for lovers of architecture, and the pristine Bondi Beach, which is a great place to hang out, catch the sun, meet down to earth Australians and even take in the surf. While you’re there, be sure to take a sailboat across the harbor for the most spectacular views.
The Great Barrier Reef
If you go to Australia and you don’t take the time to visit the Great Barrier Reef, you will regret it. One of the most beautiful, awe-inspiring places on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef is an underwater paradise packed with tons of interesting marine life, most notably the beautiful corals that make up the reef. Visitors to the reef can hire their own boats and snorkeling equipment for a peaceful and unique day trip out.
The Kimberley is one of Western Australia’s nine regions, notable not only because it is the northernmost region in that area, but also for its stunning natural beauty, which encompasses everything from the sandstone landscapes of Cape Leveque to cool rivers teeming with crocs, and even a rather impressive diamond mine. If it sounds like a place you’d like to explore and you’d like to know more about the area, and for travel ideas check out Best of The Kimberley. I would recommend taking a leisurely cruise of the area if you really want to make the most of what the location has to offer.
Uluru, more commonly known as Ayer’s Rock is surely one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, and there are very good reasons for that. The huge rock, which is sacred to the Aboriginal population of Australia is not only a sight to behold thanks to its red sandstone domes, which rise out of the desert up to 1,142 feet above sea level, but it’s also a unique place to visit thanks to its eerie and intriguing atmosphere, which has some comparisons to the feeling of other ancient stones, like the ones at Stonehenge.
The Blue Mountains National Park
The Blue Mountains National Park is a great place to visit at any time of the year, but it is particularly good in the spring when it’s slightly fresher, and the natural flora and fauna is coming back to life. When you visits the park, you’ll want to head straight for the Three Sisters – an interesting rock formation that is famous around the world, but you’ll also want to head into the rainforest which is pregnant with the wonderful aroma of the many Eucalyptus trees you’ll find there, and which is home to parrots, kookaburras, and kangaroos, amongst other wildlife.
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