Australia is famous for many things – laid-back cities, breathtaking landscape, beautiful beaches. Australia is a land of dreams with confounding contrast and dazzling beauty. Visitors can explore vibrant multicultural cities, safari amidst vast sand islands, hike across ancient rain forest and dive the Great Barrier Reef.
Below is the list of top 5 Places to visit in Australia that have to be on the bucket list of any person who visits Australia.
Sydney Opera House:
Whenever someone brings up Sydney or Australia, most people think about the Opera House. This building is ranked as one of the world’s largest architectural icons and also graces the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. It is shaped like huge shells or rippling waves with water surrounding its three sides. Its construction got completed in 1973 and is located at the Sydney’s Bennelong point. This opera house comprises of studios, theaters, a concert hall, exhibition rooms and a cinema. Hence, if you ever plan a tour to Australia, then your visiting list must include the Opera House.
Great Barrier Reef:
The Great Barrier Reef is indexed in the World Heritage’s list and is one of the largest living structures on the planet earth. In order to protect its fragile ecosystem, in 1975, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park was established which includes more than 300 coral cays, 3000 reefs; 600 continental islands and inshore mangrove islands. The park is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and is stretched over 2,300 km along the state of Queensland on Australia’s east coast. There are more than 1,600 species of tropical fish, dugongs, sharks, dolphins, turtles, rays and giant clams. Snorkeling and diving are incredible. One more place to add in your visiting list.
Uluru-kata Tjuta National Park:
Ayers Rock – Mount Olga formerly called Uluru is a National Park in Northern Australia. Uluru is 348 meters high above the plain and has a circumference of 9.4 kilometers (about 5.8 miles). Uluru is owned by Anangu and Kata Tjuta tribe. The rock art of Uluru is believed to be 5,000 years old. You can find 21 mammals, 73 reptiles and 178 birds in this national park. Also, you can check out for the thorny devil and splendid fairy-wren. Moreover, it has more than 400 types of plants. Every year more than 250, 000 people visit this park from all around the globe.
After the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge is one of the Australia’s popular icons and is above 134 meters above the harbour. Every single day, more than 160, 000 vehicles cross the bridge. This bridge is visible from most of the rooms in the regional Sydney hotels. The bridge is painted in gray color as it was the only color that could be found in that much quantity. It took 65 years to pay off the toll tax for the Harbour Bridge and was not paid off until 1988. The total length of this bridge is 1149 meters. The firework on New Year’s Eve is a spectacular view that could not be missed.
Blue Mountains National Park:
The Blue Mountains National Park is a preserved national park located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. It lies 60kms away from the center of Sydney and covers more than 10,000 square km. This park has been inhabited by Aboriginal people for about 12,000 years. It protects about 70 different vegetation communities, more than 1,500 species of higher plants and at least 100 species of eucalypt. The best time to visit this place is from spring to autumn.
Thus, if you ever plan an Australian Holiday Destinations tour then don’t forget to check out these places.