Australia’s 4. Most Popular Travel Destinations
No matter if you find yourself mesmerized by the beautiful natural scenery or you prefer to feel the vibe of the lively metropolitan areas and enjoy its breathtaking architecture – Australia has it all!
As it is nearly impossible for one to visit all that Australia has to offer in a single trip, knowing where to go and what to visit and planning your visit to this beautiful country in advance is advisable.
In this article, we will present you with some of the most notable tourist attractions in Australia that are very well worth visiting.
4. Daintree National Park
Did you hear about the Amazon rainforest?
Of course, you did! But did you know that Amazon is actually not the oldest rainforest out there? I doubt you knew that one!
You already guessed it, Daintree is the oldest rainforest in the world. Situated in the far north of the country, it it is very close to the city of Cairns. It also converges with the sandy beaches of the coral sea, from where you can get to the Great Barrier Reef.
Presumably, the rainforest is the natural habitat of a very diverse ecosystem, ranging from more than 18000 different plant species and some of the rarest animal species that can be seen only in the Daintree National Park.
If you are into trekking, hiking and exploring this vast ancient ecosystem, make sure to book some of the local guides from nearby Port Douglas if you don’t want to get lost and be exposed to many dangers lingering in the rainforest.
3. Great Barrier Reef
Yet another wonder of the nature lies just beside Daintree rainforest. Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure that can be seen from the outer space.
This is perhaps the best place possible for everyone who loves diving and snorkeling, as here you can experience marine life in its all beauty. And even if you are not fond of diving, there are plenty of tourist tours taking you close to the marine life through the underwater tunnels and lifts.
2. Snowy Mountains
Whoever thought that Australia is only sandy beaches and fun in the sun was terribly wrong. More Europeans every year are paying a visit to the Snowy Mountains of Australia. Partially because it’s summer in Europe when snow season peaks in Australia, so they are basically able to ski in the summer.
But mostly because of all the services and conveniences Snowy Mountains and all the associated ski resorts have to offer. Perisher, which is the largest ski resort in the Snowy Mountains, covers the territory of nearly 12 square kilometers of ski trails.
If you want to experience Australia in the winter, make sure to book your Perisher valley accommodation on time.
1. Cosmopolitan Life
For most of the tourists, largest cities of Australia represent the only places they actually visit when they come to Australia. This is not a bad thing at all as Australia’s main cities like Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth are meccas of nightlife and are jam-packed with entertaining content to fulfill everyone’s needs.
There are lots of landmarks in each one of these cities that you should pay a visit to. For instance, Sydney is known for its Sydney Opera House. While in Sydney, make sure to hop to the nearby Bondi beach where some of the most elite restaurants and cafes are located along the coast. Also, if you are into surfing – this is the place to be!
Melbourne is a much more laid-back city than Sydney. It is dubbed the food capital of Australia and for a good reason. Also, the green areas of the city are incredibly big and this is the place where you can have those long strolls through the park after an excellent dinner. There is indeed a lot to do while in Melbourne.