Top Five Places To Visit in Australia

Australia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world – little wonder, given its spectacular natural scenery, unique wildlife, glorious beaches and laidback lifestyle. Tourists from all over the globe flock to the country to catch such iconic sights as the Sydney Opera House, but what do Australian tourists want to visit in their own country? According to a recent poll, these are the top five destinations on Australian wishlists.

Northern Territory – Uluru

Uluru has to be the ultimate bucket list destination for Australians, the spectacular, otherworldly sandstone rock being one of the most iconic site of our country. Formerly known as Ayers Rock, the natural wonder has been given its original name from indigenous Australians, in recognition of its significance to their religious beliefs and rituals. These are celebrated by the remarkable rock art to be found in the region, matched by the natural beauty on offer.

Northern Territory – Kakadu National Park,

Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park. Designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) is one of the major reasons why. This legendary site, with its stunning rock paintings, provides an artistic record of indigenous people’s lives in the region from 20,000 years ago to their first contact with European explorers.

As well as allowing you to connect with the oldest living culture on the Earth, the park contains spectacular natural scenery, including waterfalls, walks and opportunities for crocodile spotting.

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world, the world’s largest coral reef. This breathtakingly beautiful natural structure, so large it can be seen from outer space, reef contains over 3000 individual reef systems and hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with golden beaches. Home to thousands of species of exotic fish, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations. affording opportunities for snorkelling, scuba diving, aircraft or helicopter tours, glass-bottomed boat viewing, educational trips, cruise ship tours, whale watching and swimming with dolphins.

The Whitsundays, Queensland

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef lie 74 islands, the Whitsundays. While the are uninhabited, unspoilt national park islands, four islands offer a range of resort accommodation, with the benefits of the Great Barrier Reef and at their doorstep. Whether you’re seeking eco-style, family-friendly, all-inclusive, or pure luxury accommodation, you’ll find a Queensland resort to suit desires and budget.

The Kimberley, Western Australia

 

This area – sprawling over Australia’s entire north-western corner –  is three times larger than England, but has a population of less than 40,000. making it one of the world’s last wilderness frontiers. The Kimberley is home to rare wildlife, magnificent canyons, freshwater swimming holes outback stations, and one of Australia’s greatest  road trips .It’s not inhospitable however; you will also find great food here, friendly locals and can explore the whole region from your base in luxury accommodation.

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