With so many magnificent sights to visit in Australia, it’s sometimes tough to know where to begin.
The following are seven of the finest attractions:
Victoria’s Great Ocean Road
This is one of Australia’s quintessential wonders, a 150-mile trip along the continent’s hemline.
australia’s twelve apostles
The Twelve Apostles are the climax, where the Southern Ocean has gnawed away at the limestone cliffs, leaving tall pillars of more robust rock stranded out at sea.
Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park
The birds and reptiles of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory are packed into ever-shrinking wetlands during the end-of-year dry season.
Yellow Waters Lagoon is the most magnificent since it transforms into an open-air zoo. Join a cruise and you may expect close encounters with white egrets, brolgas, jabirus, sea eagles, jacanas, pelicans, snake birds, goannas, and crocodiles.
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New South Wales’s Sydney Harbour Bridge
Climb to the dizzying heights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a panoramic view of the world’s largest harbor.
Climbers mount the bridge’s arch, 440ft above sea level, using a unique Bridgesuit, harness, and communication equipment.
Western Australia, Cape Naturaliste, and Cape Leeuwin
The 120-mile trip between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia is a beautiful, soul-stirring excursion that weaves together national parks, vineyards, and an incredible coastline in a showcase of Australia’s richness.
Margaret River is at its most beautiful in the spring, when the countryside bursts with wildflowers, but the Margaret River vineyards dazzle all year.
Queensland’s Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk
The Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk, operated by the local Aboriginal people, provides an indigenous perspective on the rainforest wonders of the stunningly picturesque Mossman Gorge.
It provides food, medicine, and spiritual nourishment to the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people in northern Queensland.
South Australia’s six Flinders Ranges
Experience sunset in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. Evening brings a crowd to Parachilna’s Prairie Hotel for a sunset that casts a rainbow of colors across the desert sky.
The Prairie is famed for its caustic humor, a menu centered on “the feral mixed grill,” and a clientele that includes cowboys and filmmakers seeking outback vérité.
The Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Queensland
This maze of coral cays, islands, lagoons, channels, and tunnels is one of Mother Nature’s most magnificent creations, teeming with an incredible variety of marine life.
It’s as simple as donning a mask and snorkel, lying face down in the water, and remembering to breathe.