To list down the must see places in Australia is a tricky proposition. Everyone has different opinions about what to see and what not to see while in this amazing country. Here there are exciting adventure activities, absorbing museums, vast empty landscapes, and indigenous culture. Following are top 5 recommendations of must see places in Australia:
1) The Great Barrier Reef: This is one of those attractions, which is virtually known to everyone. Stretching for approximately 2,300 kms, it is home to a vast wealth or rare, endangered, and unique animal and plant species. It is home to 400 different types of coral and a seemingly infinite array of luridly coloured marine creatures. The rich aquatic life rewards divers, snorkellers or those who simply gaze through glass-bottomed boats.
2) Sydney Harbour: The Sydney Opera House is a world famous tourist attraction in Australia. It’s on the Unesco World Heritage list, and when you combine it with the iron bulk of Sydney Harbour Bridge, you have one of the great vistas of the world. Sydney Harbour is deservedly on everyone’s list.
3) Uluru: This is a sacred site to its Aboriginal custodians and a must visit destination. Uluru (Ayers Rock) is the dramatic touchstone of this ancient continent. Rising out of the parched red centre of the country, it is worth travelling thousands of kilometres to see.
4) The Great Ocean Road: This road is one of the best scenic drives of the world. It hugs the coast line with panoramic views of the ocean and cliffs, and it winds its way through cool climate rain forests. There are many beaches that you can stop and swim at along the drive, and also numerous townships, hikes, and other attractions for you to partake in.
Here another attraction is the 12 Apostles which were formed by were formed by erosion. The harsh weather conditions from the Southern Ocean gradually eroded the soft limestone to form caves in the cliffs, which then became arches, which in turn collapsed, leaving rock stacks up to 45 metres high.
5) Kangaroo Island: Kangaroo Island is a must see for tourists to the area, there is no other spot on the Australian continent where wildlife viewing is so plentiful in a natural setting. The wildlife here thrives in its natural state with koalas sleeping away their days in the trees, platypus occupying local streams, and wallabies and kangaroos hopping across the open spaces.