You can think of Australia as being a place with year-round perfect weather, which makes it a very popular tourist destination. Being the smallest continent in the world and also the largest island, Australia is almost as big as the United States but it has a population comparable to that of the State of New York.
In Australia, you will find spectacular beauty and also staggering contrasts. Along the coast, you can explore vibrant and colorful multicultural cities, you can safari the vast sand islands, or trek the luxurious rainforests, or even dive the Great Barrier Reef. To all these marvelous attractions you can add the laidback feel of the friendly Australian people and you have a bucket list destination. Because it is very difficult to choose between the amazing Australian touristic attractions, check out a list created by the team behind Bricks + Agent:
Being visible from the outer space, the Great Barrier Reef is by far one of the largest living structures on Earth. Since the mid-70s, this fragile ecosystem has been protected by Marine Park. The Great Barrier Reef consists of more than three thousand coral reefs, 600 smaller continental islands, such as the well-known Whitsunday group, 300 coral cays, and numerous inshore islands of mangroves. Considered one of the seven natural world wonders, the GBR stretches for more than 2,000 km along Queensland state, on the east coast of Australia. As you already know, the most spectacular activities that are popular among tourists are snorkeling and scuba diving, and for those who would rather stay dry there are numerous viewing stations and glass bottom boats through which they can also admire the marine life. You will find launching points on the mainland, in Airlie Beach, Cairns, or Port Douglas, and Airlie Beach.
The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
This is by far one of the most photographed Australian natural wonders. The centerpiece of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is formed by beautifully colored red monoliths. This area is managed by Parks Australia and by the A?angu people. Uluru means “shadowy place” in the aboriginal dialect of the Anangu people, and it rises to a height of almost 350 meters with most of it being hidden beneath the surface of the earth.
The Blue Mountains National Park
This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lied 80 km west of Sydney. Being so close to Sydney, this touristic attraction is very popular amongst tourists who will usually go on day trips. The Blue Mountain National Park gets its name from the bluish haze that is emanated by the numerous eucalyptus trees that can be found in this stunning park.
Here you will find golden sand, bronzed bodies, many backpackers, and surfers. Bondi Beach is popular for being the home of one of the oldest life-saving surf clubs in the world. It is also a perfect spot for a walk on the beach or for a picnic. Additionally, here you will find numerous cafes, restaurants, shops, and even a skate park.
Daintree National Park
This is one of the most ancient ecosystems on our planet and it belongs to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people. The park consists of two main sections both equally breathtaking: the Cape Tribulation where you can see lush rainforest that meets the reef along the beautiful beaches of the Coral Sea and Mossman Gorge where you will find crystal clear waters and springs that gush over the massive granite boulders.