Australia is a vast country with a variety of landscapes; from metropolitan plush cities to coastal areas to the mysterious wilderness, Australia has great fun and adventure to offer to all and sundry.
The red desert sunsets over Uluru, some of the oldest animals in the forests of Tasmania, iconic beaches of Sydney, and the ancient gorge of Kakadu National Park are sure to kick your imagination.
The wilderness of Australia consists of deadly spiders, snakes and sharks, but this does not stop the tourists paying a visit to the continent. Birds, bees or flowers, beaches, mountains or deserts, Australia has it all.
The Australian Wildlife Conservancy recognizes over twenty-two wildlife sanctuaries. These aim to protect a diversity of ecosystems including tropical savannah, rainforests, open woodlands, semi-arid grasslands and mangrove lined lagoons. Besides the flora of the nation, the AWC gives shelter and protects more than eighty-three of bird species in Australia. Karakamia Sanctuary, Scotia Sanctuary, Mornington Sanctuary, Newhaven Sanctuary, Mt. Gibson Sanctuary, and the Yookamurra Sanctuary are some of the most-visited sanctuaries.
The Red Centre with the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef, the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road and Australia's Red Centre, the white sails of Sydney Opera House, and the Gold Coast, Fraser Island of Brisbane - Australia has a number of tourist destinations.
Australia has some of the finest and serene beaches in the world. The pristine white sands and the turquoise waters of the continent's beaches offer a thrilling experience. Cable Beach is one of the most stunning beaches in the world. Whitehaven Beach is also one of the most wonderful beaches in Australia offering immense recreational opportunities. Tourists can also cool their heels in the Manly Beach; it is the site of the largest, longest and best known festival in Australia - the Manly Jazz Festival. Volleyball and swimming competitions are held every now and then.
Besides the natural scenery, there are myriad museums, theatres, cultural festivals and art galleries in Australia. Some of the must-visit museums in the country include the National Museum, the Military Museum, Orange Regional Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, and the Western Australian Museum.
Various cultural events and festivals in Australia also attract a number of visitors to the continent. Brisbane Festival aims to connect Brisbane's artists with diverse communities and is one of Australia's leading international arts events. It is one of the diverse annual arts festivals in Australia. Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Spring Racing Carnival, New Years Eve in Sydney, and the River Festival in Brisbane are some of the other major cultural events in Australia.
Australia also offers innumerable sightseeing and other recreational opportunities. Dolphin lovers must visit Monkey Mia, the clear waters and the white shell beaches make the place a popular escape for visitors from around the world.
The Pinnacles is another interesting place worth watching. These are odd limestone formations found within Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes in Western Australia.
The Wave Rock, an oddly shaped rock in the south of Western Australia is an amazing place.
Haven for wildlife lovers, Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia, is the country's third largest island and has a number of animal species including koalas and kangaroos.
Australia is a large continent and so there is a lot of climate variation. Generally summers are warm and hot and the winters are mild. There is very occasional snowfall and that too only in high grounds. The evenings are balmy and cool and a stroll along the beaches is a pleasant experience.
A vacation to Australia is a complete fun package and a peaceful backdrop to any holiday. The adventurous places in Australia encourage visitors to return time and time again for yet another wonderful experience.
||Largest Cities in Australia
|Newcastle||Albury – Wodonga|
|Canberra – Queanbeyan||Launceston|
|Whitehaven Beach|| |
| Agnes Water||Queensland|
|Avoca Beach||New South Wales|
| Balmoral Beach|| New South Wales|
| Bells Beach||Victoria|
|Bondi Beach||New South Wales|
|Casuarina Beach|| |
|Goode Beach|| |
|75-mile beach|| |
|Dundubara Campground||Cable Beach caravan park|
|Sapphire Caravan Park||Garnamarr Camping Area|
|Noble Falls Picnic Area||Gnaraloo Station 3 Mile Camp|
|Karijini National Park Luxury Camp|
|Purnululu National Park||Flinders Ranges National Park|
|Royal National Park||Royal National Park|
|Stirling Range National Park||Wollemi National Park|
|Warrumbungle National Park||Yalgorup National Park|
|Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park|| Flinders Chase National Park|
|Kosciuszko National Park||Port Campbell National Park|
|Brisbane International||Port Hedland International|
|Cairns International||Perth International|
|Melbourne International||Norfolk Island International|
|Adelaide International||Kingsford Smith International Airport|
Last Updated : January 11, 2014
|Melbourne Port||Hay Point|