If you want to see these 5 famous places in Australia, you are going to have to plan your vacation itinerary carefully. Australia is a vast country, and places are separated by large tracts of uninhabited and uninhabitable land.
Did you know that Australia is known as ‘the land Down Under’ for its position in the southern hemisphere? The country wholly exists south of the equator and are part of only two continents which completely lie in the southern hemisphere with Antarctica.
Famous Places in Australia
You are definitely going to need at least a few weeks to see these 5 places in Australia, if not, you might feel exhausted before you are done.
Of course, the most famous place in Australia is Sydney. It is not the capital of Australia, but is a major city. The capital is actually Canberra. In Sydney, you can see the harbour bridge and the opera house, and make sure you take a trip on the harbour. Bondii beach is an icon and should be seen, but it is certainly not the best beach in Australia.
2. Great Barrier Reef
Fly up to Cairns and take a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef. You that you will never have seen anything like it anywhere else in the world. The coral and the fish make snorkelling at the very least a necessity. Tour boats go out every day to artificial pontoons and islands that are set up for safe viewing. Quick lessons are available for scuba diving or sea bottom walks, and you cannot believe the size and beauty of a giant clam until you have seen one up close and personal.
Just north and south of Cairns are the beaches I consider the best in Australia, just like the postcards with palm trees and clear blue water.
3. Rainforest in Australia
While you are in Cairns take advantage of a trip to the Daintree Rainforest or simply up the range to Kuranda to look at the rainforest. The noise and abundance of wildlife will amaze and stun you in these part of Australia. Make sure you get to hear the Didgeridoo. A drive up the coast road to Port Douglas will take you past some of the most stunning beaches in the world.
4. Kakadu National Park
Fly to Darwin and take advantage of a trip to Kakadu National Park. Kakadu is truly one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Camping under the stars and swimming in a billabong will take you back to nature. A good Aussie guide will show you amazing things that you would otherwise miss. While in the area take advantage of the chance to visit one of the cultural aboriginal centres for a view of an ancient civilization and its art.
Fly or drive to the red centre to see one of the world’s most amazing natural phenomena, Uluru, Australia. Uluru at sunset is a spiritual and visual experience not to be missed. Be respectful of the area: it is an aboriginal religious site and climbing on the rock is not respectful. Uluru is relatively near Alice Springs, where there are more aboriginal sites and the opportunity to learn how to throw a boomerang.
These are definitely the top tourist attractions in Australia that you must visit on your vacation trip! On your journey, in between these sites, take every opportunity to visit zoos, wildlife parks and open farms. Australia is full of amazing and wonderful wildlife and vegetation that you will never see elsewhere in the world. Be aware as you tramp through the red earth that most of the top ten venomous snake and spiders live in Australia. You are unlikely to see them except in a zoo, but if you do see one don’t poke it with a stick.
These 5 famous places in Australia cover only a tiny amount of the land mass. Of course, there is much more to see in Australia, and do it, if you have the time.