Australia is a very unique country that is rich in cultural and natural diversity. Australia boasts a scenic landscape like no other as well as native plants and animals that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. A visit to Australia is a chance to see the world in a brand new light, with activities and attractions that will always keep you occupied and amazed. Below are 10 attractions that are a must see and do while visiting the land down under:
Uluru is probably Australia’s most well-known icon and is recognized all around the world as a symbol for Australia. The large sandstone formation is located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory. The giant red rock is believed to be over 700 million years old and is sacred to the indigenous Australians. This world-heritage listed monument is a must-see when visiting Australia.
Located in the middle of the largest concentration of mineral springs, Hepburn Springs is located near the town of Ballarat. Whether you would like to relax in the hot springs, have a day spa or stay in one of the luxurious hotels, Hepburn Springs have something for everyone.
Eureka Skydeck 88
Eureka Skydeck boasts the best view of the city. The tower takes visitors to the 88th floor where there is a glass cube which slides out from underneath, making it the highest public observation platform in the southern hemisphere. Activities are also provided, making it a great experience for the whole family, Eureka Skydeck 88 is located in Southbank, Melbourne.
Royal Botanical Gardens (Sydney)
The Royal Botanical Gardens are one of the most beautiful gardens in the world with over one million botanical specimens being able to be viewed there. There is also a train that takes visitors from one spot to another. The Royal Botanical Gardens are just a short stroll from the Sydney Opera House and is easily accessed via public transport.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is often referred to as the face of Australia. With its amazing architectural design, the Opera House boasts state-of-the-art acoustics and musical equipment, hence the reason that it is recognised as a world class performance centre. Whether you see a show or just take the tour, the Sydney Opera House is an Australian icon that is not to be missed!
Gold Coast Beaches
The Gold Coast coastline is over 55 kilometres long and consists of 21 beaches that offer something for everyone. Whether you would like to surf the beaches or relax for the day, the Gold Coast offers the perfect mix of activity and relaxation. With great views and plenty of amenities, you are guaranteed to have a great day with little to no hassles.
Sydney Towers 360 Bar and Dining
The Sydney Tower 360 Restaurant provides fine dining by award winning chefs at a height of 80 stories. The 360 Restaurant is an illuminated shell bar that provided modern Australian cuisine at its finest while taking in the breathtaking views of the city of Sydney.
Home of Australian’s very own crocodile hunter, the late Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo is spread over 100 acres on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. There are plenty of wildlife shows to enjoy and is packed with plenty of wildlife action each day. Australia zoo is definitely a great experience that would be fun for the whole family.
Great Barrier Reef
This is one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef and is home to some very beautiful flora and fauna. Tourists that visit the attraction often take part in activities such as diving, surfing, snorkelling and fishing.
Jim Jim Falls (Kakadu National Park, NT)
The Jim Jim Falls are one of the best attractions in the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. During the wet season, water plunges over the edge to a 200 metre drop below. At the base of the Jim Jim Falls, there is also a plunge pool that visitors can enjoy. The second pool is very popular for swimming as it boasts a nice, sandy, white beach. Although it is a fairly lengthy walk form the carpark, it is definitely worth it.