Having educative and informative, as well as social value, traveling is often considered to be a tremendously appealing experience. Even though its potentials may often seem to be so familiar, Australia nevertheless offers a unique set of destinations that ought to be reconsidered. Whether it’s an underexplored region of pristine reef or a rainforest overflowing with various adventures, a city that has been transformed by the change of times, or a cultural quarter resounding with buzz, the country has numerous treats in store for all of its visitors. Here is our compilation of must-see places while in Australia.
Ayers Rock Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is one of the most impressive landmarks in Australia. A huge chunk of sandstone and a true monolith, it resides in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves, and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Darwin, Northern Territory – Situated on the edge of a harbor bigger than Sydney’s, Darwin is a stunning, magnificent tropical city a melting pot of people and cultures that takes pride in its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle. Darwin’s proximity to South East Asia makes it an important Australian gateway to countries such as Indonesia and East Timor. The city is noted for its consistently warm to hot climate, throughout the entire year, as well as being rich in Indigenous culture and natural beauty. Not only does the Territory boast some of the planet’s most incredible wildlife, but the urban parts of the area also offer top-notch restaurants, classy bars and luxurious accommodation. The Territory Wildlife Park, a 45-minute drive south of Darwin, is the place to see dingoes and more. A train runs between the attractions, which include a walk-through aviary, nocturnal house, goose lagoon, aquarium, billabong and monsoon forest walk. The Flight Deck bird show is a highlight.
Shark Bay World Heritage Area – Shark Bay World Heritage Area is a testimony to the wonders of the natural world. Famous for the friendly Monkey Mia dolphins, there are few places on Earth where you can experience marine wonders quite like Shark Bay. On any visit you’re likely to spot turtles, dolphins, manta rays, whales and dugongs, be it on a boat or from the shore.Or you can take the alternative and relax amongst the spectacular white beaches, crystal clear waters and rust-red sand dunes or gaze, flabbergasted, at Shell Beach and the planet’s oldest living fossils the stromatolites.
Great Barrier Reef – Blessed with stunning beauty, it’s probably one of the biggest attractions in Australia.The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. It can be seen from outer space and is the world’s biggest single structure made of living organisms. It supports a wide range of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site and also labeled as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is one of the top destinations for underwater explorers and scuba divers. Loaded with tons of marine life and beautiful corals, it’s a heaven for die-hard divers. For those who are not so keen on diving, hiring a boat out to the reef and going snorkeling is one of the available options.
Freycinet National Park/Wineglass Bay – Sticking out into the sea on Tasmania’s mild east coast is the jagged and picturesque Freycinet Peninsula. This perfect crescent of luminous white sand and sapphire-colored sea set against pink and grey granite peaks is one of Australia’s most beautiful natural environments and is considered one of top ten beaches in the world. The awe-inspiring peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the Freycinet National Park. Freycinet consists of two eroded blocks of granite – the Hazards and the Mt Graham/Mt Freycinet sections of the peninsula – joined by a sand isthmus. Freycinet National Park offers a wide variety of activities – take a walk to the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay, trek the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula or try activities like beach strolls, swimming or wildlife spotting. Freycinet is a perfect place to go bird watching, just remember to bring Semillion Sauvignon Blanc with you, Australia’s most famous. TheTasmanian Devil was once common in the park but, due to the Devil facial tumor disease, has seen a significant drop in density.
To conclude, as one of the largest and most diverse countries in the world, Australia never lacks in unique and extraordinary holiday experiences that are all bound to surprise and inspire.