For those visiting Australia for the first time, it is the 6th largest country in the world and two-week span is not sufficient enough to experience, what all the country offers. With two-weeks in your hand, you need to prioritize the things you want to see and places you wish to explore. Do you prefer:
- Coastal or the outback
- City or Countryside
- Food and beverages or Adventure activities
- Relaxation or Parties
- Sports events or Historical Sites
To make the visit worth your time and money. Here is a list of 10 places, one should definitely visit during their stay in Australia.
1. The Sydney Opera House
One of the most astonishing and rare architectural design, The Sydney Opera House stands out than rest of the harbor’s icon. A structure that is formed out of rare combination of creativity, innovation and controversy. The place hosts more than 1500 performances and attracts more than 1.2 million people every year. The Opera House found on the Sydney Harbor’s Bennelong Point at the northeastern tip of the Sydney CBD is surrounded on three sides by the harbor, and often seen on postcards and pictures. The great tourist attraction offers numerous tours and activities, in order to display the highlights of Sydney harbor and Opera House itself.
2. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, which is incredibly rich and diversified. Mostly known for its large maze of colorful reefs, the marine park is home to a vast number of animals and plants. The magnificent array of marine creatures includes 600 types of soft and hard corals, more than 100 species of jellyfish, 3000 varieties of mollusks, 500 species of worms, 1625 types of fish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays, and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins.
3. The Blue Mountains
Nature’s gift for the greater Sydney region in New South Wales is the Blue Mountains. A range that comprises of kaleidoscope and reflects rich color in Australia’s bush and wildlife which is accompanied by a blue-haze horizon. A great getaway to take refuge against the heat of Sydney’s summers, as well as a great place for honeymoons.
4. Bondi Beach
The Bondi beach without a doubt is one of the most famous beach in the country, almost purely for its cultural impact reasons. Situated close to the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Bondi got its popularity not because of its location but because of the view of the sand and clean waters while sitting close to the largest population in all of Australia. One of the most relaxing places to spend your weekends.
5. Jenolan Caves
Jenolan caves are one of the must visit places and major tourist attractions in the greater Sydney region. Consisting of 11 show caves, underground rivers and unbelievable rock formation, it displays the beauty of the nature at its grandest. Jenolan caves network is gigantic, with a stretch of 40 kilometers of multi-level passages to visit with others, offering numerous different tour and cave options.
6. Uluru-kata Tjuta National Park
Initially called the Uluru National park, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park displays immense rock formation and landform features set on a plain land. The park is surrounded by Central Australian desert and covers an area of 1325 square kilometer. The national park is sacred under Anangu’s men’s law and shows immensely magnificent view of huge rock formations, creek lines, waterholes and surrounding sand country vegetation.
7. Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road known around the world for the best road trips on this planet, is a long stretch of 250 kilometers, starting from Torquay and ending at Allansford. The most celebrated road provides a beautiful view around every corner in the state of Victoria and most amazing drives and adventures, unveils one of the world’s great natural wonders referred as the 12 Apostles. There are various tourist destinations which could be covered on the way including Memorial Arch, Kennet River, fallen London Bridge and many more.
8. Daintree National Park
The oldest rainforest on the planet, the Daintree National Park is a gigantic area of tropical rainforest in Far North Queensland. The rainforest is of great biological value due to its incredible biodiversity and is home to various species of plants, animals which are found nowhere else on this planet.
9. Kangaroo Island
One of the best places to see Australian wildlife, including the Australian national animal is the Kangaroo Island. More than one third of the island is allocated to national and conservation parks, which include wind-sculpted rock formations, admirals arch and many other endangered species. Also, the island displays mind-blowing flowering plants and towering gum trees.
10. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
One of the most mesmerizing wildlife experience in Sydney, SEA LIFE Sydney aquarium is a great aquatic attraction which displays 5 different habitat and aquatic life of Australian ocean, estuarine and river creatures. Some of the highlights of the aquarium are giant stingrays, giant sea turtle, a variety of sharks, fresh and salt water fishes, mammals and dozens of other distinctive animal species. Therefore, it is one of the best places to visit with your children in Australia.