Australia Travel Guide

Australia Travel Guide

The land of dreams, the world’s smallest continent, and the largest island; this vast country is vibrant, multi-cultural and full of spectacular scenery. More than most other developed countries Australia seizes the imagination. For most visitors its name is shorthand for an endless summer where the living is easy, a place where the adventures are as vast as horizons and the jokes flow as freely as the beer, a country of can-do spirit and easy friendliness; no wonders Australians call they are the lucky country. 

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Australia is a land of staggering contrasts and spectacular beauty along the coast you can explore vibrant multicultural cities, vast sand islands, ancient rain forests, and one of the planet’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders – the Great Barrier Reef. In the outback, rugged national parks and red earth deserts offer the ultimate in adventure travel.

Top it all off with the laid-back feel and friendly people and it’s no wonder that Australia scores the top billing on the bucket list around the world.

Great Ocean Road is another must-visit place to visit in Australia. Most top tourist destinations have spectacular driving routes and for Australia, one of its best is the Great Ocean Road. It is an Australian National Heritage listed. The road stretches for 300 kilometers along Australia’s Southeast coast between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allen’s fort.  Winding through the varying terrain along the coast and providing access to several prominent landmarks, including the Twelve Apostles of limestone stacks formation. The road is an important tourist attraction in the region. 

Another world’s heritage listed site “the Fraser Island” situated between Bundaberg and Brisbane off Australia’s East Coast is the largest sand island in the world and one of Australia’s top outdoor adventures, especially for four-wheel drive enthusiasts. The island is 123 kilometers long and with a maximum breadth of 22 kilometers; with 184,000 hectares of the area it’s the largest sand island in the world with exceptional beauty, long uninterrupted white beaches flanked by strikingly colored sand cliffs, and over 100 freshwater lakes all ringed by white sandy beaches. 

Deep in the heart of Australia’s red center, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is one of the most photographed natural wonders in Australia.  “Uluru” meaning the shadowy place in the local Aboriginal dialect rises to a height of 348 meters from the surrounding plane; with most of its bulk hidden beneath the earth’s surface. There are also red-dome shaped rocks called “Kata Tjuta”. As the sun dips in the sky the sky sightseers gather to witness the colors of Uluru and Kata Tjuta transform in the shifting light. The striking red monolith forms the centerpiece of this World National Heritage site jointly managed by the Parks Australia and the traditional landlords. 

Australia is a land of natural beauty with so many changing landscapes and seascapes. Some parts of Australia really stand out as the natural wonders and offer a great sensation and eco experiences for the traveler. A great way to appreciate these sacred and worth-watching sites is to join a tour led by Aboriginal guides and rangers.