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Sights Down Under

posted on May 25, 2014

Australia is a popular holiday destination; there is nowhere else quite like it. There are a great number of things to do, go see some beautiful scenery, visit historical places or just hang out at the beach. Here are some of the best things to do while in Oz.

The Great Barrier Reef

Located in the Coral Sea, just off the coast of Queensland the Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef in the world,  here you can go diving, snorkelling, and fishing. Boats tours are very popular I recommend a tour with a glass bottomed boat especially if you don’t like getting your feet wet.

Daintree Village

On the North East Coast of Queensland, Daintree Village is a nature wonderland. This is where Australia’s largest rainforest is located and within is 50% of Australia’s reptile, marsupial, frog, bird and butterfly species. You can also see the prehistoric bird the Cassowary here. There is a variety of tours available in wildlife spotting, aboriginal culture, fishing and you can also visit numerous museums here.

Sydney

No trip to Australia is complete without a trip to Sydney.  There is always some culture festival during the year. Lots of shopping to be done here and of course there is the more famous attractions of Sydney, harbour bridge, Sydney Opera House and Bondi beach. The Taronga Zoo is always worth a visit home to 340 different species and 2,600animals. There is something for everyone in Sydney.

 

 

Uluru

Ayers rock is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage site’s due to its natural and cultural values. It is located in the Northern Territory central Australia. The rock itself is a beautiful formation surrounded by springs, rock caves, and wonderful ancient aboriginal paintings as well as a variety of plants and animals. The best way to see Uluru is via a 3 day tour from Adelaide. This is for anyone interesting in aboriginal culture or just loves beautiful scenery.

Rockingham Bay

Rockingham Bay, off the coast of Queensland is worth a visit for one reason and it’s a good one. Take a cruise from Rockingham, prepare your wetsuit, on this guided tour you are able to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. This tour is for everyone as you don’t to have previous snorkelling experience. This is a once in a lifetime experience well worth undertaking.

 

Kakadu National Park

Located in the Northern Territory near Darwin, the park is 3.2m acres in size. This is a UNESCO site and a World Heritage area, home to endangered animals and plants. It is home to several indigenous tribes with thousands of rock paintings this is also for those with an interest in aboriginal cultures. Its beauty will leave you breathless.

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