Like most developed countries in the world, Australia never seizes to amaze its tourists with extreme landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and rich heritage as well. It is a land of amazing contrast and stunning beauty. For tourists, it’s a country where the living is easy; adventures are vast as the horizon and where the jokes flow as free as the water. Along the coast, tourists can explore lively multicultural cities, safari across vast sand islands, hike through ancient rainforests, and dive the Great Barrier Reef. For visitors deciding where to go on a short trip can mean a lot of traveling, money and time. It can take months driving around and exploring the national parks or hanging out at the beaches. You can also take the reef-rock package surrounding Australia’s trinity of must-sees. Both options provide great Australian experience.
The Great Barrier Reef
The biggest natural attraction in Australia is the 2000 km long The Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland coast, which is also visible from the outer space. The reef includes countless coral reefs, continental islands and inshore mangrove islands. The amazing range of marine life includes soft and hard corals, huge number of species of tropical fish, sharks, turtles, dolphins and giant clams. Also there is reef diving and snorkeling. The scuba diving experience there is enormous and taking the helicopter ride to see the beauty of reef from angels is breath taking.
The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
The other big natural tourist attraction is The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which is a great cultural landscape rising out of the arid red center of the country. One feels the ancient spirit in this special place when visiting Australia.
The cities in Australia are, surprisingly, more cosmopolitan. Each state’s capital seems to stamp its own personality on the visitor, as it is evident in case of Sydney the most. The iconic landmarks of the Sydney Harbor and The Opera House leave you speechless. At the opera house, the stories they tell you about the history and its magic mesmerize you like anything.
The Bondi Beach
The Bondi Beach in Sydney is probably one of the best beaches in the world. Its Sun, surf, sand and a world of lifeguards patrolling around surfers riding the waves and finally having a great meal at the Sydney Tower, which is more than 300 meters high, giving a splendid view of this great city
Elsewhere, the sophisticated café society of Melbourne leaves the visitor under a spell of its own. It is often referred to as the cultural capital of Australia and the garden city. Melbourne’s rooftop life is a class apart. Each summer the cinemas and the restaurants roll out across the rooftops. Drink in the city skylines from all angels as you listen to live music and watch the movies under the stars, truly one of the most amazing life experiences.
A short tour to Australia is by no means justice done to the scenic beauty of this wonderful place as you are bound to miss out on a lot of great things. No wonder Australians call theirs The Lucky Country.