It’s currently rainy and cold in the northern hemisphere – which means it’s the perfect time to travel to the other side of the world for a change in the weather. If you are tired of adding endless layers of clothing to your outfits and avoiding going outside unless extremely necessary, you might want to consider packing your bags and traveling to Australia. Located in the half hemisphere of Earth that is south of the Equator, the country has so much to offer when it comes to tourism.
Sydney Opera House
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Whenever anyone mentions the word “Sydney”, we automatically think of the Opera House. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, this beautiful building is one of the world’s greatest architectural icons. Surrounded by water and the Royal Botanic Gardens, the structure features theaters, studios, exhibition rooms, a concert hall and a movie theater.
Blue Mountains National Park
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Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blue Mountains National Park is only a 50-mile drive west of Sydney. This makes it a popular day trip for tourists and locals alike. Among the 664,000 acres of wilderness, the park offers beautiful waterfalls, gorges, Aboriginal rock paintings, and 87 miles of hiking trails.