Trip to Australia, Australia’s Best Destinations, Best Tourist Destinations in Australia
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Australia is the only country that can state that it is also its own continent. With 3 million square miles and 20 million or so inhabitants, Australia boasts many varied geographic features. Though the capital of Australia is Canberra, Sydney, with its iconic opera house, is the largest city, with a population of over 4 million. Most Australian population centers are located along the eastern coast because of extreme hot and dry weather conditions farther inland.
Modern infrastructure has helped change Australia from a “forgotten” country into one of the most popular traveling destinations in the world. One of the most spectacular natural features on earth is the Great Barrier Reef, off the northern coast.
Visitors can swim, snorkel, sail, and dive among the incredible plant and animal life here. The Great Barrier Reef is so enormous that it can be seen from space! From palm-edged islands to colorful coral and exotic marine life, the Great Barrier reef offers much to the visiting tourist. The Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful golden beaches.
www.gbrmpa.gov.au is the official website of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park provides information about visiting the park and important conservation issues concerning the reef.
A different kind of adventure awaits you in Australia’s Outback. Here, the plains appear to extend forever on what is sometimes called a “sunburnt” country. However, alongside scorched desert landscapes exist oases of lush vegetation and waterholes. You can also find dinosaur footprints and Aboriginal carvings in the Outback.
And if experiencing the lush Great Barrier Reef and the parched Outback weren’t enough, the “Australian Alps” feature year-round outdoor activities, including downhill skiing in winter. Just in this region, you can cycle, raft, fly fish, or go horseback riding. Exotic animal species such as the tiny pygmy possums share a land of gorges and glacial lakes. This region is also rich in Aboriginal and European cultural heritage.
Any way you look at it, a trip to Australia will provide you with memories of adventures to last a lifetime.