Top Five Places To Visit in Australia
Australia is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, which will come as no surprise to anyone who has enjoyed our stunning scenery, unique wildlife, idyllic beaches and laidback lifestyle. Tourists from all over the globe flock to Australia to witness such iconic sights as the Sydney Opera House, but what do Australians want to visit in their own country? A recent poll was carried out to find the top five destinations on Australian itineraries– these are the results.
Northern Territory – Uluru
Uluru is the ultimate bucket list destination for Australians, and visitors to our country. The spectacular, otherworldly sandstone rock is one of the most iconic sites in Australia, and indeed the world. Previously known as Ayers Rock, the natural wonder has reverted to the original name granted it by indigenous Australians, in recognition of its significance to their religious beliefs and rituals. These are celebrated by the remarkable rock art to be found in the region. While many Australians have ambitions to climb the rock, the indigenous people prefer visitors to respect the rock, and not clamber about on it for selfie opportunities.
Northern Territory – Kakadu National Park,
Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) is of immense cultural significance, with its stunning rock art gallery providing an artistic record of indigenous people’s lives in the region for the last 20,000 years, allowing you to connect with the oldest living culture on the Earth. The park also contains spectacular natural scenery, including waterfalls, walks and opportunities for crocodile spotting. This is the only place in the world where you can see the black wallaroo, the smallest kangaroo in the world and now an endangered species.
Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef, and one of the natural wonders of the world. This breathtaking natural structure is so large it can be seen from outer space, the reef being composed of over 3000 individual reef systems, and hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with golden beaches, providing a home to thousands of species of exotic fish. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations. an idyllic natural paradise where you can go snorkelling, scuba diving, glass-bottomed boat viewing, or swimming with dolphins.
The Whitsundays, Queensland
Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef lie the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays. For the main these unspoilt national park islands are uninhabited; however, four of them offer a range of resort accommodation, with the luxury of the Great Barrier Reef at their doorstep. Whatever type of accommodation you desire, whether you’re seeking eco-style, family-friendly, all-inclusive, or pure luxury accommodation, you’ll find a resort here to suit your desires and your budget.
The Kimberley, Western Australia
This area – sprawling over Australia’s entire north-western corner – may be three times larger than England, but has a population of less than 40,000. making it one of the world’s last wilderness frontiers. The Kimberley provides a haven for rare wildlife, magnificent canyons, freshwater swimming holes, outback stations, and is the location for one of Australia’s greatest road trips. It’s far from inhospitable either; you will find great food here, friendly locals luxury accommodation which you can use as your base to explore the region.