Many know Australia. Many have been to Australia. But only a few have truly experienced Australia, including Australians! If you haven’t been to at least four of these places, then you really haven’t been here. It’s time to get to know the real Australia. Here are the top 10 beautiful places in Australia that you MUST VISIT:
1. The Great Barrier Reef
The paradise down under. This is not something you just try or visit. The Great Barrier Reef is something you MUST EXPERIENCE. Go underwater and get lost in the wondrous realm of the largest coral reef system in the world. The natural beauty and richness of aquatic life in this well-preserved and well-protected habitat leaves anyone who takes the dive in awe. Take the plunge and you might just start to think, it is indeed a colourful and wonderful world out there!
2. The Whitsunday Islands
Whether you’re looking for uninterrupted respite and relaxation or obsessing about a rebellious escapade, this place definitely has something for you.
Located right at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the shoreline is engulfed by swirls of majestic white sand meeting the pristine blue waters of the Coral Sea. The view above is as breathtaking as the view underwater. Sand and sea have never been this inviting!
3. Sydney Opera House
See the Opera House and you see Australia. The unique architectural design made the Opera House a popular and iconic landmark. Apart from being a venue for performances, the Sydney Opera House continues to attract tourists because of the scenic view it provides of the Sydney Harbour and its proximity to other attractions.
6. Blue Mountains National Park
This park is a haven for campers and backpackers. Retreat to the Blue Mountains and enjoy a day of becoming one with nature and appreciating the rich Aboriginal culture. Sundry activities such as walking, trekking, climbing, biking, boating await would-be mountaineers.
7. Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road takes the coastal driving experience to a whole new level by providing a scenic view of the south-eastern coast of Australia. Wildlife and nature trips, beach walking, and limestone stack viewing are just few of the activities to try in this area. By the way, sunsets here are captivating!
9. Byron Bay
This is the place where thrill-seekers, beach-lovers, and lazy travelers all come together. One can try out beachside activities and aqua sports or simply enjoy a long walk along the coastline, visit the lighthouse, or take a side trip to the nearby Nightcap National Park with the Minyon Falls.