There are a number of sightseeing places in the country, without which your Australia
trip would be incomplete. This country features a number of cultural, historical and
natural attractions. Read on to know more about them:
Sydney Opera House:
It is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Located on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it
is one of the most popular landmarks of Sydney, Australia.
Great Barrier Reef:
Located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia, the Great Barrier Reef
is world's largest coral reef system that composed of over 2, 900 individual reefs and
900 islands spanning over 2, 300 KM and over an area of around 344, 400 Sq. Km.
Australia Zoo :
Located in the Australian state of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast near Beerwah /
Glass House Mountains, Australia Zoo spans over 100 acres. The zoo houses a variety
of wildlife and birds. Visitors can see a variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles, and can
view crocodile feedings, hand-feed elephants, and have hands-on animal encounters.
Melbourne City Centre:
Often referred to as the 'Central City', Melbourne City Centre is a specific area of
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The city centre houses five of the six tallest buildings
in the country. The centre city has also been designated as a 'City of Literature' by
UNESCO in its Creative Cities Network.
Also known as Ayers Rock, 'Uluru', officially gazetted as Uluru / Ayers Rock is a large
sandstone rock formation the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia.
Kata Tjuta and Uluru are the two major features of the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park.
Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. It has also been listed
as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Other Popular Tourist Attractions:
Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach (New South Wales), National Gallery of Victoria, Barossa
Valley, Kakadu National Park, Taronga Zoo, Kangaroo Island, Melbourne Zoo, Blue
Mountains and Whitehaven Beach are some of the other famous tourist attractions
present in Australia, which you can try a visit at during Australia travel.
Best Time for Holidaying in Australia
With a complete continent for a country, Australia is the only country which can be
visited anytime depending on what you want to do. The summer season 'December
to February' is the best time to visit the southern region. You can enjoy sunbathing on
the beaches, visit Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra or Tasmania and enjoy great weather
throughout. It is the time to indulge for a good round the year holiday. Swimming in
the coastal waters of northern Australia in summers could include being bitten by 'box
jellyfish', so avoid that. The winter season, from June to August is the best time to visit
in the northern region. The Queensland and other northern areas are relatively free
of humidity and make great holiday destinations. Moreover, autumn and spring are
probably the times of the year that you can go everywhere. So, make your Australia
vacation plans as per the suitable season and your wish to go for.
Must Buy Things from Australia
Shopping is one of the most enjoyable experiences in Australia. You can go shopping
for mementoes of Land of Oz, but before buying anything ensure that it is actually made
in Australia. In the markets, look for good native Art and Artifacts, bark paintings, stone
and woodcarvings, indigenous musical instruments, shields and boomerangs, grass
mats and bags, exclusive ceramics and screen printed T-shirts which are produced
by Aboriginal cooperatives and only sold at craft outlets. Apart from these items, a
selective keepsake of Australia would be an opal, which is the national gemstone found
only in Australia. Be sure that you pay right amount for the real stone by buying from
reputed and standard outlets. You can also buy pearl-shell pendants which are an old
Aboriginal craft. In addition, seeds of native flowers and plants, macadamia nuts, honey,
and fine Australian wines are also good buys. So, make sure you get selective things for
your loved one from your Australia tour.
Explore Options to Reach Australia
Before booking your Australia holiday package, you should be aware of the ways to
reach this beautiful country. To know more, read on:
The only way to reach Australia is by air. There are many flights operate from different
parts of the world to Australia. You can take direct flights to Australia from Africa,
America, Asia and Europe. This country's two main airports are located at Melbourne
and Sydney. You must note that there are not direct international flights to the capital,
Canberra, therefore you will need to commute through the mentioned airports.