Living and working or even visiting the best country in the world. That country of course is Australia with a population of only 23 million covering a huge 7,600,000 km. With all that area there is no doubt that there is just so much to see in this fascinating Loving Aussie country.
The Grampians National Park
Its beauty and grandeur are well known to locals, and stuns all who come to visit. You can almost feel the magic of the Indigenous dream time legends in the land around you.
Located in New South Wales, just south of the Queensland border, Byron Bay is popular with not just international tourists, but is also a favourite holiday destination of Australians. The lighthouse is amazing at sunset (and it is the most easterly part of mainland Australia). There are a range of music festivals over the year that attract international and local musicians alike.
Locals again may turn their nose up at this selection, but it’s hard to argue that it’s not a beautiful place. However, the price you pay for this is that it is tourist central, home to thousands of backpackers at any one time. Despite this fact, the kilometres of pristine beach, the weather, surfing, scuba diving, and other attractions will ensure that Byron Bay remains one of Australia’s top tourist destinations for years to come.
Swim with whale sharks: Ningaloo
A whale shark sounds half-harmless — and it is.In the early 1800s, whalers flocked to Ningaloo, one of the world’s largest reefs, which stretches 260 kilometers off Western Australia’s mid-north coast.
Today the reef attracts a different kind of visitor — travelers who want to snorkel with the monstrous but harmless whale sharks — as well as dugongs, manta rays, turtles and dolphins.
Accredited operators like Three Islands Ningaloo Blue Dive run whale shark expeditions that depart daily from Exmouth, a former naval base, 1,270 kilometers north of Perth.
Watch one of the world’s oldest regattas: Sydney Harbour
What better place in the world to watch a yacht race?On Boxing Day, scores of yachts race out of Sydney Harbour bound for Hobart in the aptly-named Sydney to Hobart.
A month later, on January 26, sailors of all descriptions return for the Australia Day Regatta, which has been running since 1837.
Many crews still dress in period sailing gear for the longest continuously running annual sailing event in the world.
This colorful event sees vessels race for line honors as well as the “Ferrython.”