Australia is a vast country and would take months to see all there is to see. As with any country, the landmarks are often what we consider worthwhile seeing and in Australia there is no
Australia is a vast country and would take months to see all there is to see. As with any country, the landmarks are often what we consider worthwhile seeing and in Australia there is no shortage of both man-made and natural landmarks to visit.
1. Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is a combination of ancient and modern influences, and is built on a site that is sacred to the Gadigal people. It is one of the most recognised buildings of the 20th century. It sees around 8.2 million visitors every year and is the number one destination for tourists, and it’s as as popular as Australian betting sites.
Not only is it a beautiful building but is an extremely busy and successful performing arts centre with over 2000 shows over the year that includes opera, classical music, comedy shows, dance, film, contemporary music, talks and ideas and theatre.
2. Heart Reef
Heart Reef is a remarkable formation of coral that has formed in the shape of a heart and is found in Hardy Reef. The best way to see Heart Reef is from above by helicopter or seaplane as snorkelling and diving is this area is prohibited due it being a protected area.
There are various tour companies who fly over this stunning landmark and is a must see when visiting this area.
3. Ayers Rock
Uluru, commonly known as Ayers Rock is a huge rock formation composed of sandstone and is located in the Northern Territory about 335 km from Alice Springs. Ayers Rock is a sacred site to the local Aborigines of this area, the Pitjantjatjara Anangu and around the Rock visitors can enjoy many springs, waterholes, caves and painting.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visitors are requested not to climb the Rock as they would need to cross the Dreamtime, which is a sacred track as well as a concern for the safety of visitors to this area.
4. Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach is great to visit any time of the year and has sandstone headlands on either side and you can enjoy walking, golfing and watching whales. Getting to Bondi Beach is easy as it is about half an hour from Town Hall Station using a train or bus and you may want to take a Discover Bondi Walking Tour.
There are excellent surf schools where you can try your hand at surfing and on the weekends there is the popular Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and on Sunday you can visit the Bondi Markets. There are also great restaurants with excellent food and beautiful views.
5. Port Arthur
This historic site is a former convict settlement and is an important heritage area and a popular tourist attraction in Tasmania. Between 1833 and 1853 Port Arthur was a penal colony belonging to the British Empire and where Irish criminals and others were kept here under very strict control.
It was positioned on a peninsula encompassed by shark infested seas and was guarded by soldiers, various traps and starving dogs. It was said to be inescapable and around 12 5000 convicts were kept there over the years.
Visit the museum and enjoy interactive experiences.