Australia, the biggest island in the world and the smallest continent as well, is nestled warmly between Indian and Pacific oceans probably the reason why every enthusiast traveler has this country on their visiting list and why not, the rich flora fauna above and beneath ocean, coral reefs, big mountains and blue starry sky are something you don’t get to see everywhere.
1. Great Barrier Reef: Visible from outer space, this 2,300 km long coral reef comprising of innumerable different colorful fishes, mollusks, turtles and dolphins, is the largest living organism on the planet. The pristine site is located off the Queensland‘s coast and attracts tourist from across the globe. UNESCO declared heritage was put under protection in 1975 however, the level of pollution and global warming is having serious effects on the reef. According to a study, the constant bleaching of the coral reef is destroying lives around it. While you’re at it, scuba diving would be the best way to witness the beauty beyond waters and be amazed by nature. The design of nature is so appealing that it got landed into the list of 7 wonders of the world.
2. Cairns: The gateway to great barrier reef and other world heritage sites. The city provides an array of activities to indulge at various place. Not meant to be enjoyed indoors, the tropical region demands to be explored. Dive in for some hot coffee and delicacies made out of tropical fruits and veggies and even seafood in awesome cafés. Viewed from above, the city looks like a place from a sci-fi movie.
3. Alice Springs: Instead of visiting different places, consider dropping off to ‘Alice,’ that gives a traveler access to spots like Uluru, Kings Canyon, Devil’s Marbles and Simpson desert. The red center of Australia is known for its red dirt and a big dome or spherically shaped rock formation that attracts photographers and travel enthusiasts from everywhere. While you are onto traversing over it, take a moment or two at Ayers Rock Resort.
4. Broome: The area earned its name for sensuous sunset and picturesque beauty and Broome pearls, is now one the most visited hub in Australian land. A 22 km Cable Beach with warm plain water and soft white sand is better toured on camels, a perfect way to see watery horizon engulfing the hot fiery Sun into its embrace. Furthermore, if your travel plan falls anywhere between March and October, you might get to see the staircase to the moon only if you don’t get eaten by Gaters at Crocodile Park. Alfresco, local cuisine has enough taste to fog your senses while you munch on it sitting on the verandah at one of the Palms resorts. A trip is never called success if one forgets to bring a souvenir, Broome offers a wide range of cultured pearls. Buy what meets your need.
5. Sydney Opera House: Any talk about Australia is never complete without mentioning Sydney’s Opera House. The iconic architectural design so unique, UNESCO had to make it a World Heritage Site plus what makes the structure more beautiful is the pristine blue water surrounding it. The place comprised of a concert hall, studios, and theaters. The opera house at night is a real delight to the tired eyes. When not sunbathing at one of the beaches, take a stroll near Sydney Harbour Bridge. The half pace and a half calm city is for everyone looking for an ideal metropolitan city in harmony with nature.
6. Melbourne: Probably all the major events are hosted in Melbourne aka events capital. The European influence is still can be seen at the seconds largest city of Australia, famous for luxury restaurants-cafes, art galleries and light soaked fashion storehouses. Sail through the Yarra River lanes and watch Melbourne from a whole another point, best-experienced art evening or night.
7. Blue Mountains National Park: Named after the Eucalyptus tree emitting blue tint, the UNESCO declared site protects 664K acres of land summing up to give a breathtaking view. Comprised of waterfalls, lush green mountains and gorges, the park promises never ending adventure. Out of many activities, a traveler can go for hiking on trails longer than 140 km, seep through the dense forest or sail on the gorges. Tour plan also provides rock climbing and if your guts allow, go for mountain biking on the trails and if nothing interests you just capture the three sisters in your frame.
8. Queensland: The actual gateway to nature. Queensland gives way to sheer nature such as Daintree National Park, a wet tropical region and also a World Heritage site, which encompasses more than 18,000 species. Moving north of Queensland lies Port Douglas, known for golden sandy beaches and tropical resorts also its kind of portal to reach the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park.
9. Fraser Island: Sandwiched between Brisbane and Bundaberg, the island is the largest sand beach in the world stretched around 123 km long and it is also the only area on the planet where rainforests grow on sand. Still plenty of space for everybody and idle for people who don’t like rushed and noisy beaches. Enriched with beautiful forestry landscapes, the region is home to some pure-breed dingoes. The crystal clear water often lets visitor see humpback whales with kids. One can go for scuba diving, sailing, snorkeling or only get a tan on the beach. One might wanna ride a 4WD on the shores bathing while bathing in nature.
Instead of listing every tourist spot individually, we bring you the cities that give access to those destinations just so you don’t miss out on anything. All these soft sand beaches and warm waters, light flooded laneways and nature engulfed landscapes make Australia a must visit place. Plan well before you head on or better, let the uncertainty guide you into the thrill for life is too short to be planned.
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