Travel

Best Places to Visit in Australia

Marc Gordon
Jun 10, 2022

Australia is a land of utmost beauty. Ranging from coral reefs, rainforests, to red deserts, Australia has it all. If you want to break away from your daily routine, Australia is the place to visit. The country has bustling cities such as Sydney and Melbourne for when you are missing home. And not far from these cities are various tourist destinations, where you can take a break from the hustle of the city.

The most popular tourist attraction of the country is the Sydney Opera House. It is shaped like huge shells or billowing sails and is undoubtedly the most famous building in Sydney, if not Australia. It is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being one of the world’s best architectural icons. The location of the opera house is also stunning! The Royal Botanic Gardens to its south and water on all of the remaining sites makes the area an even more breathtaking site!

view of melbourne from the princess bridge over the yarra river

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A visit to Australia is incomplete without visiting the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. It is also listed as a UNESCO heritage site, as one of the world’s best natural wonders. Even if you are not a snorkeler or diver, you will be left amazed by the view. The area is home to more than 3000 species of coral reefs, 600 continental islands, 300 coray rays, and countless inshore mangrove islands! You can also find more than 1600 species of tropical fish, sharks, dolphins and turtles in these waters!

Also make sure to visit Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne. It is home to numerous galleries, theaters, restaurants, ships, along with many gardens. Some must visit places in the city include the National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, and the Ian Potter Gallery. You can also attend a cricket game in the Melbourne Cricket Ground, as well as walk through the famous Royal Botanic Gardens!