Australia is home to some of the most beautiful natural attractions, beaches and cities in the world. There is always something to do no matter what time of year you visit or the places you go. Read on to learn of some of some of the most popular places to visit in Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef Located in Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is synonymous with Australia and is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Itís home to a variety of rare and endangered animal and plant species which make it a spectacular place to visit. You can explore the reef by scuba, snorkel, glass-bottom boat, jet ski or sky dive. One of the popular areas of the Reef among visitors and tourists is the Whitsunday Islands. Some keen travelers like to skydive above the Whitsunday Islands and experience the incredible view from above. Or you can explore the sights on a boat if skydiving isn't your thing.
The Great Barrier Reef on Flickr by Heathrow Gatwick / CC 2.0
Uluru / Ayers Rock Uluru is the worldís largest monolith and is located in the Northern Territory in Australia. Itís best accessed from the town of Alice Springs, where many buses or flights run daily. There are many different things to do and ways to explore the rock. A few companies provide four-wheel drive tours of Uluru. Or you could step it up a notch and take a helicopter tour for a birdís eye view of the Ayers Rock. Once the day has finished, watch the sun set and colours change over the amazing landscape for a breathtaking experience.
Sydney Thereís so many things to do and see in Sydney! From coastal walks, seeing the iconic landmarks and indulging in all the delicious food, Sydney has something for everyone to enjoy. If youíre visiting in the summer than you can not go past the coastal walk from Bondi to Bronte. Take in the beautiful views of the beaches and parks and then after, take a dip in the pristine waters of Bondi beach. If youíre not a fan of the beach or are visiting in the cooler months, why not take a tour around Sydney Opera House and finish off the day with a drink at the Opera Bar. Or, if you have a bigger budget for the day, you canít go past climbing the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, with the views being even more spectacular at sunset. Sydney also has some of the best hotels in the world. The Shangri-La Hotel has stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Itís also very conveniently located in the heart of The Rocks, making it the perfect destination to accommodate your stay in Sydney.