Australia is one of the most wonderful places in the world to visit. There are so many attractions in the country that you could spend a lifetime there and still not see them all. So, here is a list of the top five inspirational places to visit in Australia, that you should try to incorporate into a trip to this part of the world.
1. The Great Barrier Reef
Whether you’re a novice snorkeler or a seasoned pro, you’ve got to visit the largest coral reef in the world. In 1981, the natural wonder was made a World Heritage site. Over 10% of the world’s fish call the reef home and there are many species to discover in this natural beauty spot including 6 turtle, 215 bird and 17 sea snake species.
This is one of the most visited natural wonders in the world, so you might want to book early to ensure a spot on a tour.
2. Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest is thought to be over 180 million years old, which makes it twice as old as the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon. This natural wonder in Queensland is another UNESCO World Heritage site.
There’s lots to do in the rainforest, including a tour with a member from the Kuku Yalanji tribe. You can also paddle board along the Mossman River. Those concerned about the fearsome saltwater crocodiles don’t need to worry; they don’t travel this far inland.
Voted as the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne is simply one of the best places to visit on a trip to Australia. There are lots of highlights to enjoy, including the Queen Victoria Market, Eureka Square and Graffiti Lane.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is a particular highlight for any visitors to this great city. Founded in 1846, the gardens extend over 36 hectares of land and contain lots of garden beds, lawns and lakes.
4. Sydney Opera House
There are lots of things to attract you to the great Australian city of Sydney, but the Opera House is probably the most iconic. Built and opened in 1973, it has become a top tourist attraction and certainly looks impressive along the city’s skyline.
The building doesn’t just host musical events. There are cafes, restaurants, bars and shops available inside. You can also go on tours of the house, including backstage.
There couldn’t be a list of inspirational tourist destinations in Australia without mentioning Uluru. It is also known as Ayers Rock and is located in Alice Springs. This is another UNESCO World Heritage site and with good reason – its red colour and natural wonder are amazing to behold. The site is 3,500 metres long and just under 2,000 metres wide. At its highest point it is 348 metres tall.
To the local indigenous people, Uluru is sacred. To visit it, you can book onto numerous tours as this landmark is a popular stop.