Travelers directing their attention to Australia should never forget that the country is very vast and offers a wide range of diverse destinations that will suit the requirements of every visitor. This post focuses on Australia’s most sought-after eye candies – exotic islands, beautiful beaches, breathtaking urban architectures and many more. Read on to discover the top 7 most captivating destinations in Australia.
It would be a huge mistake to start anywhere else than Australia’s most famous metropolis. Sydney is a real treat for the eyes – from the arcs of its Opera House to the amazing Harbor Bridge, the landmarks of Sydney are bound to take your breath away.
If you find the city buzz exhausting, Sydney offers many opportunities for recharging your batteries at one of its picturesque beaches – Bondi and Many are among the most famous ones. If you’re a nature lover, you’ll also have the occasion to explore several national parks that surround the city and admire the rich and exotic nature of this land.
2. Great Barrier Reef
This is a must-see of every trip to Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living coral system, stretching along 2300 km along Queensland’s coast. The first Australian site to be placed on UNESCO World Heritage list, the reef offers divers a glimpse into the sea life; with colorful corals, amazing fish species, etc. The Great Barrier Reef is definitely something you should not miss.
3. Fraser Island
This destination is particularly interesting because it’s the largest sand island in the world. Fraser Island is also listed by UNESCO as World Heritage for a good reason – its nature is practically untouched, allowing visitors to admire its crystal-clear lakes, magnificent colored sands, sand dunes and the Maheno shipwreck. Add some spectacular beaches and that’s Fraser Island for you!
4. Palm Cove
photo credit: palmcovetropic
Located nearby Cairns and its international airport, Palm Cove is easy to reach – and definitely worth a visit. Its beautiful beaches have, for a long time, served as the ultimate escape for residents of Cairns, but not only. This is a perfect spot for deep relaxation. Let yourself be hypnotized by the sound of palm leaves moving with a light breeze.
5. Great Ocean Road
This scenic drive stretches on 300 km and gives some unforgettable views of Australia’s beautiful coastline. It’s a perfect occasion to admire beaches, patches of rainforest, impressive rock formations like the Twelve Apostles and steep cliffs that will simply take your breath away.
6. Kakadu National Park
photo credit: thousandwonders
This is another World Heritage site, which will instantly become a favorite for all nature lovers. This National Park is full of Australia’s best sights – attractive bird-life, rivers full of crocodiles, amazing Aboriginal rock art, breathtaking waterfalls, and other scenic vistas. You can rent a camper van and explore the area on your own or take a guided tour of everything that Kakadu has to offer.
7. Mission Beach
photo credit: hifipanda
If you ever wondered what paradise looks like, visiting Mission beach will give you the idea. Stunning ancient rainforests blend with beautiful beaches for a scene every traveler will appreciate. This is also the only place where you can spot the endangered species of cassowary.
It’s no wonder that Australia’s wonders attract so many visitors each year – from exotic wildlife to spectacular beaches, Australia has it all to make your stay truly unforgettable.
Tess Pajaron is a Community Manager at Open Colleges, an online learning provider based in Sydney, Australia. She has traveled to many different countries and loves to discover new and exciting places.