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10 Most Iconic Landmarks in Australia
summer is beginning to get into full swing, and if it isn't already hot
or muggy where you are, it will be soon. If you're looking for a great
way to beat the heat and don't mind traveling a bit, why don't you check
out what Australia has to offer? Australia is a nature lover's paradise
and has several interesting landmarks to visit. And because Australia's
in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia's going through their cool months
right now. With that being said, here are the 10 most iconic landmarks
the most iconic out of all Australian landmarks, the Sydney Opera House
also happens to be one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Roughly
seven million people visit the Sydney Opera House every year, and that's
not counting the 1.2 million people who attend performances there.
many years, the Sydney Harbor Bridge was the tallest structure in the city
of Sydney. It is still the tallest arch bridge that is made out of steel
in the world, and it is the fifth-longest steel arch bridge in the world
behind a few bridges in China and in the U.S.
of the more interesting things you can do while visiting the bridge is
climb it. Guided bridge climbing tours that last nearly four hours are
available as long as the weather permits it.
people forget that Aboriginal tribes lived in Australia for thousands and
thousands of years. Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a site that is sacred to one
of the original Aboriginal tribes known as the Anangu. Although you may
climb to the top of Uluru, the Anangu request that visitors do not climb
the rock because it holds such spiritual significance to the tribe.
of the most beautiful reefs on the planet is the Great Barrier Reef. Popular
with scuba divers, snorkelers and fishers, nearly two million visitors
enjoy the Great Barrier Reef each year. Because the quality of the water
is so good, tours with glass-bottomed boats, helicopter flights and underwater
observatories are quite popular.
built as a war memorial to the fallen soldiers of World War I, the Great
Ocean Road has become very popular in recent years because it provides
easy access to several landmarks. Called the top tourist experience by
the Royal Automotive Club of Victoria, the road crosses through rainforests
and limestone rock formations.
every day of the year, the Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney are a familiar
sight to the city's residents. Featuring several smaller gardens, including
the Rare and Threatened Species Garden, the Oriental Garden and the Rose
Garden, there's something for the whole family to enjoy here.
rock formation that was created by erosion, The Three Sisters landmark
was believed for a long time to have ties to Aboriginal legends.
to Australia's capital Canberra should check out the Black Mountain Tower.
The tower provides visitors with panoramic views of the city, a revolving
restaurant and a couple of outdoor viewing platforms.
is the largest stadium in Australia and the 10th-largest stadium in the
entire world. Sports fans will definitely want to catch this one, especially
if there's an event going on at the time!
Q1 Tower is the tallest tower in Australia. Up until recently it was also
the world's tallest residential tower.
you can see, Australia has much more to offer than Outback steakhouses,
Crocodile Dundee and Foster's beer. The next time you're looking to visit
or do something interesting in Australia, be sure to check out these landmarks.
Things To Do & See In Australia by James Burrows
can find all sorts of beauties and great things in Australia. Certainly,
the island continent is a unique land of natural wonders, wide open spaces,
deserts, woodlands, grasslands, mountains, beaches, and oceans. It is the
marvelous country of numerous action packed wonderful outdoors sites, and
fantastic cities, such as cities, such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,
Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, and Canberra.
is a vast country comprised of the continental mainland and the major island
of Tasmania and a number of other islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans
in the southern hemisphere. Surely, you can find a one C of things to see
& do in Australia, but here are top 10 things that that you just can’t
is one of the most beautiful cities of the world. Located on the south-east
coast of Australia, the Harbor City certainly is globally influential in
the fields of culture, art, fashion, cuisine and design.
city is home to the Australia’s two most iconic structures Sydney Opera
House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can enjoy the vibrant life of
the dynamic city.
Opera House, designed by Jørn Utzon, a Danish architect, is one
of the wonders of the modern world. Situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney
Harbour, New South Wales, the opera house is the most iconic building of
Australia. It is the most famous performing arts venues in the world. You
can enjoy the world famous theatrical, musical, and dance performances
at this World Heritage Site.
Museum, originally known as the Colonial Museum or Sydney Museum, is located
in College Street, Sydney. Famous in the fields of natural history and
anthropology, it is one of the oldest museums in Australia. You can enjoy
witnessing wondrous collections of vertebrate & invertebrate zoology,
mineralogy, palaeontology, and anthropology, and exhibitions at the museum.
undoubtedly the culinary, sporting and cultural capital of Australia. Often
dubbed as one of the most cultured cities of Australia, Melbourne is widely
known for its Victorian-era architecture, many cultural institutions such
as museums, galleries and theaters, and large parks and gardens. You can
enjoy every bit of Melbourne.
Botanic Gardens, located near the centre of Melbourne, Victoria, are the
finest in Australia and the best in the world. On the south bank of the
Yarra River, the Royal Botanic Gardens are 354,000 square metres (35 hectares
or 87 acres) of beautifully landscaped gardens. You can see a wide range
of flora and enjoy the refreshing scenic beauty of the gardens.
Barrier Reef, located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland
in northeast Australia, is a “must visit” site in Australia. It is often
dubbed as one of natural wonders of the world. It was declared as a World
Heritage Site in 1981. It is very popular tourist destination. You can
enjoy scuba diving and boating in the warm clear waters of the reef.
Coast is a wonderful coastal city in the southeast corner of the state
of Queensland. It is often dubbed as Surfers Paradise. The city is famous
for its sunny subtropical climate, popular surfing beaches, grand waterway
& canal systems, beautiful skyline & skyscrapers, active nightlife,
and countless tourist attractions. You can enjoy the beaches, lovely airs,
and vibrant nightlife of the city.
the capital of Queensland, is a very popular destination. You can enjoy
shopping at Queen Street Mall in central business district (CBD); enjoy
eating & walking at restaurants, cafes, & boardwalks in South Bank;
enjoy vibrant nightlife in Fortitude Valley; enjoy shopping & eating
at artsy shops and cafes in West End; enjoy dinning at trendy dining places
in New Farm; and cruising on the Brisbane River at Brett's Wharf.
National Park is located 13 km south of Adelaide in South Australia. The
park is known for many of its areas of interest, which include Old Government
House, the park Nursery, Playford Lake, and the Adventure Playground. You
can enjoy playing tennis, walking, biking, or horse riding at numerous
tennis courts, ovals, and walking, bike and horse-riding trails in the
National Park, in Far North Queensland, is a popular tourist destination.
Founded in 1988, the park consists of two sections, with a settled agricultural
area that includes the towns of Daintree Village and Mossman. Home to numerous
with tropical birds, butterflies, reptiles and countless species of wildlife,
Daintree Village is a nature-lover’s paradise.
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in Australia - The Natural Marvel
island continent, Australia is a breathtaking land of natural marvels,
damp woodlands, rich grasslands, deserts and mountains, deep blue beaches
and oceans. Australia is a country with a continental mainland in the southern
hemisphere of Indian and Pacific Oceans, with a number of islands and Tasmania
as its major island and a number of other islands in the Indian and Pacific
Oceans in the southern hemisphere.
below are some of its main attractions which no visitor can afford to miss
when on a vacation to Australia.
is a harbor city situated in the south-east shore of Australia and is one
of the major tourist destinations in Australia. Tourist and visitors from
across the world, on a holiday in Australia, make sure they visit this
beautiful city. This city is the ideal way to enjoy your trip to Australia
and has lot to offer, like world famous opera house, the harbor bridge,
the Rocks, amazing buildings, fashion, art and rich cuisine. Since the
city is situated on the right of the Pacific Ocean, it also has fun filled
sunny beaches to offer for a great family vacation or relaxation time.
The city is known to have tourists flowing in from different parts of the
world for a memorable vacation.
by a Danish architecture, Jorn Utzon, this tourist attraction is amongst
one of the wonders of the world and is home to art, dance, music and the
theatre world. The place is a cultural and art paradise of Australia
and is one of the world heritage sites. You must not miss this tourist
attraction, for it has a magnificent structure worth capturing. The opera
house has more than 1000 rooms to boast.
is another major tourist attraction of Australia and must be visited when
on a trip to Australia. If you wish to add a touch of adventure to your
Australian holiday, the Reef offers you helicopter ride, snorkel, scuba
dive, surfing and fishing in deep sea. Tourist and visitors can always
take a helicopter ride to enjoy the immensity of the Great Barrier Reef.
for its architecture from Victorian time, Melbourne is a cultural city
known for its beauty, galleries, gardens and museums. One of the major
tourist destinations in Australia, Melbourne has everything for making
your holiday a perfect one. From sports to delicacy of rich cuisine, this
city has it all. One such amazing tourist attraction to be found in Melbourne
is the Royal Botanic Gardens. Situated on the southern bank of river Yarra,
in the heart of Melbourne, the Royal garden is spread in an area of 354,000sqm.
You must not miss the breathtaking landscapes, refreshing flora and pictorial
beauty of the city in this tourist attraction.
Colonial museum is situated on the college street of Sydney and is a great
way to enjoy your holiday in Australia with family. On a trip to Australia,
you can always take your kids to this house of anthropology and natural
history. The museum holds exciting exhibitions as well as has a collection
of invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, Palaentology, anthropology and
time to visit Australia
ideal time to visit Australia is in the months of September and October,
which are neither too cold nor too hot.