Australia is such a vast country that even trying to give an overview of some of the natural beauty and places to go and enjoy in a vacation will take 100 websites. Here is just a small overview of why you MUST visit and come to Australia.
Sydney is the largest and most populous city in Australia and offers a lot of interesting tourist locations. The most famous is, off course, Sydney opera house. It is designed by the Dutch architect John Utzon. Beside the Opera house, other tour destinations are the Hunter Valley Wineries, Harbour Highlights Cruises, Jenolan Caves, the marine aquarium at Darling Harbor and many others.
Perth is the city with a wide range of attractions from a sight-seeing, wildlife, aquatic fun and adventures to Aboriginal culture and dance. Attractions that should be seen in Perth are: Perth Zoo, the Perth Mint, Stirling Gardens, Lake Monger, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Western Australian Museum, Concert Hall, and Cultural Centre.
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. You can call it hidden natural treasure. It is host of an endangered species of wild dogs, Dingos, and several types of fish found only in Australia. With the beaches that looks like haven.
Kakadu National Park is declared as one of the World Heritage sites in Australia. Stretching for more than 200 km south from the coast and 100 km from east to west,
Uluru is the largest monolith rock in the world and it is one of the greatest world natural wonders. Uluru is considered to be an ideal activity at sunrise and sunset; it is the time when the range of colours across the red rock is available, changing in fascinating patterns.
Cairns is the main entry point for Great Barrier Reef visits. Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world. It stretches about 80 million acres along the North East Australian Coast. It is home to some of the world’s rarest sea.
Kangaroo Island is a small and peaceful place. Here you can be close to wallabies, goannas, koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, dolphins, sea lions, penguins, fur seals, eagles, whales and ospreys.
Adelaide is one of the best planed cities in the world and offers a lot of attractions. It is ideal place to get away, but in the same time offers interesting night life. Close to Adelaide are the Adelaide Hills with national parks and reserves.
Jamison Valley is famous for its wonderful cable car tour. The Valley has a picturesque landscape that attracts thousands of local and foreign tourists a year.
The Kimberleys, Western Australia
An un-paralleled Australia Tourism destination with its ancient, steep-sided mountain ranges and spectacular rugged gorges, steep ridges, breath-taking waterfalls and bottomless shimmering lakes.
Is a must see for all wine lovers when travelling to Australia; the major wine producing area of our nation and home to some of the most wonderful wines including the world famous Penfolds Grange Hermitage red wine.
With its beautiful surfing beaches, amazing canals and waterway systems, perfect weather all year round and exciting nightlife make it a mecca for tourists and an awesome Australia Tourist Attraction!
The Great Ocean Road.
An Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Victoria. As far as Australia tourism and scenery goes this is some of the most amazing you will ever see.
The Great Barrier Reef.
Australia Tourism doesn’t get much better than this; one of the most recognized natural wonders of the world. It’s the world’s largest reef system with over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 344,000 square kilometres and is clearly visible from space.
A striking group of domed rocks huddle together about 35km west of Uluru to form Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). There are 36 domed rocks shoulder to shoulder forming deep valleys and steep-sided gorges. Most visitors find them as captivating as their prominent neighbour. The tallest rock, Mt Olga (546m, 1066m above sea level) is approximately 200m higher than Uluru. Kata Tjuta means ‘many heads’.
Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park features one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia – the yawning chasm of Kings Canyon. The Kings Creek Walk is an easy trail following the rocky creek bed to a raised platform with views of the towering canyon rim. Walkers are rewarded with awesome views on the strenuous Kings Canyon Rim Walk. After a steep climb, the walk skirts the canyon’s rim before entering the Garden of Eden: a lush pocket of cycads around a natural pool.
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
At sunset, half of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach Sunset Market with tables, chairs, rugs, grog and kids to settle under the coconut palms for sunset, and decide which of the tantalising food-stall aromas has the allure; try a flaming satay stick from Bobby’s brazier. Top it off with fresh fruit salad, decadent cakes or luscious crêpes. But that’s only half the fun: arts and crafts stalls bulge with handmade jewellery, fabulous rainbow tie-died clothes, Indigenous artefacts, and wares from Indonesia and Thailand. Patrons peruse and promenade, or stop for a pummelling massage or to listen to rhythmic live music.
The Tiwi Islands
Bathurst and Melville Islands lie about 80km north of Darwin, and are home to the Tiwi Aboriginal people. The Tiwis (‘We People’) have a distinct culture and today are well known for producing vibrant art and the odd champion Aussie Rules football player. Tourism is restricted on the islands and for most tourists the only way to visit is on one of the daily organised tours from Darwin. Well-known features of their culture are the pukumani (burial poles), carved and painted with symbolic and mythological figures, which are erected around graves.
Spectacular Katherine Gorge forms the backbone of this 2920-sq-km park, about 30km from Katherine. A series of 13 deep sandstone gorges have been carved out by the Katherine River on its journey from Arnhem Land to the Timor Sea. It is a hauntingly beautiful place – though it can get crowded in peak season – but prioritise this as a visit from Katherine town. In the Dry, the tranquil river is perfect for a paddle, but in the Wet the deep still waters and dividing rapids are engulfed by an awesome torrent that churns through the gorge. Plan to spend at least a full day canoeing or cruising on the river and bushwalking.
Litchfield National Park
Litchfield National Park is renowned for bushwalking, camping and especially swimming, with waterfalls plunging into gorgeous, safe swimming holes. The 1500-sq-km national park encloses much of the spectacular Table top Range, a wide sandstone plateau mostly surrounded by cliffs. The waterfalls that pour off the edge of this plateau are a highlight of the park, feeding crystal-clear cascades and croc-free plunge pools.