Australia’s a dream country. The Land Down Unde deserves all the excitement from the Aboriginal Dreamtime sacred legends to shoulder pickers who identify Australia as their dream-destination by great spirits, coral reefs, rainforests, and scorched red deserts. Australia is about the same size as the United States, the world’s smallest continent and the biggest island in the world, but with a population of New York and some of the world’s most thrilling wildlife.
- Opera House in Sydney
“Sydney, Australia” and the Opera House is a guide for most people. This iconic building at Sydney’s Bennelong Point is shaped like massive cocktails or floating sails and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, making it a major architectural icon in the world. The place is awesome. The building is surrounded on three sides by water, which is bordered to the south by the Royal Botanic Gardens.
You can have a spectacle here today; dine in one of the restaurants; or visit the building that included a theatre, studios, a concert hall, exhibition rooms, and a movie theatre. But from a distance, it’s even more impressive. One of the best places to photos the Opera House is Mrs. Macquarie’s President in the Royal Botanic Gardens or a harbor cruise or ferry can be hoped for another picturesque view.
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The Great Barrier Reef is one of the largest living structures on the earth and is visible from outside. The 1975 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, containing over 3,000 reefs of corals, was created to protect its delicate ecosystems: 600 continental islands with a beautiful Whitsunday group, 300 coral cays, and the coastal islands of mangrove. One of the world’s seven wonders, the park spans 2 300 kilometers across Queensland State on Australia’s East Coast (the distance from Mexico to Vancouver). Scuba diving and snorkeling are great. The aquatic life comprises over 1,600 species of tropical peaches, sharks, dugongs, dolphins, turtles, rays, and giant clams, and soft and hard corals.
- National Park of Uluru-Kata Tjuta
Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock) is one of Australia’s most photographed natural beauties, deep in the heart of the Red Centre. The striking red monolith constitutes the heart of the National Park of Uluru-Kata, a World Heritage Area jointly managed by Australian Parks and traditional landowners, the citizens of A A Tangu. Uluru, in the local indigenous dialect, means a “shadowy place” at a height of 348 meters from the surrounding plain, the bulk of which is concealed beneath the surface of the earth. The red dome-like rocks known as Kata Tjuta are also in the park (the Olgas). As the sun sets into the sky, tourists gather to witness the changing light in Uluru and Kata Tjuta colors. A perfect way to value these holy places is to enter an Aboriginal guide and guard tour.
- Harbor Bridge in Sydney
The Sydney Harbor Bridge is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Australia along with the Opera House. This remarkable building achievement is the world’s largest steel arch bridge, affectionately called the coathanger. It ended 40 years before Opera House in Sydney in 1932. The bridge stretches over 500 meters, rising 134 meters above the harbor that links the North Shore of Sydney with the main business city.
A guided ascent to the top of the bridge, with stunning views of the harbor and town, is one of the highlights in Sydney. Visit the museum in the south-east pier for an overview of the history and building of the bridge. It is noteworthy that before he rushed to international stardom, Paul Hogan, of the Crocodile Dundee fame, worked as a painter on the bridge.
- National Park of Blue Mountains
The World Heritage Site is situated 81 km west of Sydney, a lovely Blue Mountains National Park, and is a popular day trip from Sydney. The beautiful park, named for the blue haze that emanates from the various eucalyptus trees and covers over 664,000 acres of wildlife, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, aboriginal rock paintings, and hiking trails for 140 kilometers. The towering sandstone rock formations called Three Sisters are the most popular attractions in the park. The Katoomba Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world, is a highlight which leads passengers to an ancient rainforest through the Jamison Valley, the Skyway, the Scenic Cableway, and the Scenic Walkway, all of them overlooking the dense wilderness. All of the favorite activities to do in the park are hiking, abseiling, climbing, mountain biking, and riding.