Australia is a continent and a country. It is reputed to be sixth largest country in the world by size. The continent and country which has English as her national language, has an estimated population of 24,017,440. The country, which is surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans consists of a mainland area as well as a lot of little islands.
Australia is a also a major tourist visit as it features some outstanding locations that are absolutely fun and breathtaking. The city has over the years continue to attract a large number of tourists who come there on sightseeing on a regular basis. On your next trip to Australia, you should endeavor to visit one of these locations.
- Sydney Tower
The Sydney tower which is located in Sidney is a popular tourist center in Australia. The construction of the tower started in 1970 for the office building and 1975 for the tower. The tower was completed in 1981 at a cost of AUD$ 36 million. The tower has a height of 309 meters. Sydney is Australia’s second biggest city. The Sydney tower is the tallest building in Sydney. The structure was erected as an observation tower where tourists can come get a good view of the whole city.
2. National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria is situated in the city of Melbourne. The gallery has the reputation of being the oldest museum of public arts in Australia. The gallery was established in the year 1861 and features a lot of works. Some of the works include those created by popular individuals such as Degas, Rembrandt, Renoir, Picasso and Money amongst others. In 2013 alone, the gallery hosted 1, 941, 921 visitors.
3. Kakadu National Park
The Kakadu National Park is located in Australia’s Northern Territory. The Kakadu National Park was established in the year 1979 on the 5th of April. The park has a land area of 7,646 sq mi. The park is a nature center which features slopes of large sandstone, rivers and wetlands. The park also houses hundreds species of animals and more than 2,000 species of plants. The park gives you an outstanding view of nature in its best form. In the year 2002, the area had a total visitor number of 250, 000.
4. Fraser Island
The Fraser Island is reputed to be the world’s biggest sand island. The island which can be found just outside of Queensland has an area of 1,840 sq km and a length of 120 km. The island features many cathedrals and attractive cliffs. One of such cliffs is the Indian head. The population of the area as at 2011 was 194 people.
5. Hunter Region
The hunter region is stated at the Northern part of Sydney, the second biggest city in Australia. The region has an area of 29, 145 sq km and a population of 620,530 based on the 2011 census. The hunter valley is an extremely famous and large region where wine is grown in Australia. The region which houses more than 100 vineyards is famous for her many wine types including Semillon and Shiraz. The name of the region was gotten from its major river, the Hunter River. The region however, has many other rivers including Williams, Wangat, Paterson, Pages, Munmurra, Merriwa, Mammy Johnsons, Krui, Karuah, Isis, Goulburn, Gloucester, Chichester, Bowman, Bow, Barrington, Avon and Allyn River.
6. Sydney Harbour Bridge
One of Australia’s most wonderful landmark is the Sydney Harbour Bridge which is also located in Australia. The bridge was launched in the year 1932 and built from steel is reputed to be the world’s tallest arch bridge. The bridge consists of 1 cycleway, 1 pedestrian way, 2 rail tracks and 8 road lanes. The bridge is 440 feet tall and has a remarkable architecture. The attractive nature of the bridge makes it one of the most important landmarks in Australia.
Uluru also referred to as Ayes rock is a very big rock which formed in Australia’s Northern Territory. The rock which is reputed to be have formed about 700, 000, 000 years ago has a height of 2,831 above sea level and a normal height of 1,142 feet. Tourists who are interested in climbing the rock are charged an admission fee of $25, after they would be free to climb up this ancient mountain.
8. Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is a system of coral reef which is located in Queensland. The reef has an expanse of more than 2,300 km and houses a diverse species of the beautiful exotic coral, turtles and fish.
9. Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market is a Melbourne market which is located in the Southern Hemisphere. The biggest open-air market has a total area of more than 7 hectares and has a wide good variety including specialty drinks and food to crafts, art and jewelry.
10. Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is an Australian City with a population of 507,642 people. It has a total land area of 414.3 sq km. The city is a very cool place with temperatures ranging from 17.2oC to 25.1oC. The Gold Coast is home to some of the world’s most amazing beaches. The city would also be perfect for you if you love clear water swimming or soaking up in the sun. You also get to witness a lot of music festivals which are normal occurrences in the coast including Summafieldayze and Big Day Out.
11. Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is a famous architectural masterpiece all over the world. They Sydney Opera house was opened in the year 1973 on the 20th day of October. The building currently houses the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Theatre Company, The Australian Ballet and the Opera Australia amongst others. The building has a height of 65 m. The architecture of the Opera House is so beautiful and eye-catching that just watching the building would amaze you. You can also take a step further by getting to watch an opera performance.