Top 10 Most Popular Tourist Destinations in Australia
10 Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Cradle Mountain is a mountain of the Australian state of Tasmania in the Central Highlands region. The mountain sits within the National Park of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair. It is the sixth-highest mountain in Tasmania at an altitude of 1,545 metres. Cradle mountain situated within Tasmania ‘s range of world heritage site, standing at 5069 feet above sea level. The cradle mountain features a wide range of rock formations, spectacular landscapes and rich plant and animal biodiversity. Lake St Clair, Australia’s largest freshwater lake also lies within this mountain chain.
9 Daintree Rainforest, Queensland
The Daintree Rainforest is a area north of Queensland, Australia, north of Mossman and Cairns on the northeast coast. At about 1,200 square kilometers the Daintree is part of the Australian continent’s largest continuous tropical rainforest region. One of Australia’s biggest tourist attractions, spread over 1200 square kilometers, is home to many unique plant and insect species. As a matter of fact, daintree forest is the world’s oldest tropical lowland forest, 135 million years old. Also listed on UNESCO’s world heritage sites was the Daintree rainforest range and over four fails of people visited this region each year.
8 Bondi Beach, Sydney
Bondi ‘s vast white-sand crescent is one of the most popular beaches in Australia. Reliable waves attract surfers while in the Icebergs ocean pool, nearby, hardy locals swim year-round. Trendy, health-conscious Sydneysiders travel down Hall Street to laid-back cafes while trendy backpackers visit the casual pubs in the area. The clifftop Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk is used by walkers and joggers, with its dramatic atmosphere.
7 Kakadu National Park, Darwin
Kakadu National Park is situated in the city of Darwin, within northern Australian territory. This national park is spread over 20000 square kilometers of vast land, renowned for the abundance of aboriginal cultural sites. Aboriginal people, Earth’s oldest civilization inhabited the kakadu region for over 40,000 years. The thousands of art forms derived from this national park, identified within UNESCO’s world heritage sites, lift its cultural significance globally. It is also home to 280 separate bird species, and 2000 plant species. Tourists are also able to see a large crocodile population in Kakadu National Park.
6 Fraser Island, Queensland
Fraser Island off the east coast of Queensland , Australia, is the largest sand island in the world, extending over 120 km. Panoramic views include Indian Head, a rocky outcrop at the easternmost tip of the island, and the Cathedrals, a cliff famous for colored sand ribbons. It is a destination for camping and ecotourism, with beaches and bathing places on Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby and other freshwater lakes. Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, occupying an area of 184000 hectares and stretching over 200 kilometres. This is the only place in the world where, because of the mycorrhizal fungi found in the sand of the fraser island, you can see tall rain forest within shore.
5 Great Ocean Road, Victoria
The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometer stretch of road between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford along Australia’s south-east coast. This surf coast highway was designed by a team of retired soldiers, it took 13 years to build, in memory of soldiers who lost their lives in World War I, another Australia world heritage site. There are several surf training centers on the side of the great ocean road open. There are also surf contests, surfing, scuba diving and mountain biking.
4 Uluru, Central Australia
Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a huge monolith of sandstone in the center of the arid “Red Zone” of the northern territories. The closest major city is 450 km from Alice Springs. Uluru is sacred to Australian aboriginal people, and is believed to have started to develop around 550 million years ago. This is within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which also includes the construction of the Kata Tjuta ‘s 36 red-rock domes (colloquially “The Olgas”). Uluru is included on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of its cultural and geological importance. Uluru iron content oxidation allows brilliant coloration of orange-red hue.
3 Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbor Bridge is an Australian heritage-listed steel via Sydney Harbor arch bridge that carries rail, truck, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the central business district of Sydney and the North Shore. The bridge is 3770 feet long and 440 feet wide, carries 8 roadlines, two railway lines and cycleways. It took nine years to construct this bridge, starting in 1923. Today this bridge is one of Australia’s most photographed locations, drawing thousands of tourists to climb bridge.
2 Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House at Sydney Harbor in Melbourne, New South Wales, Australia, is a multi-venue performing arts centre. This is one of the most prominent and distinctive edifices of the 20th century. In all four areas of the building it provides breathtaking views. Sydney opera house’s shell-shaped sails roofs rendered it as a 20th-century architectural symbol. It is currently Australia’s multi venue art hub, listed within the World Heritage sites of UNESCO. In Syndey opera house there are 1500 separate performances per year, drawing millions of visitors.
1 Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
DescriptionThe Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, consisting of more than 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands extending over 2,300 kilometers across an area of around 344,400 square kilometres. The reef is located at Coral Sea, off Queensland, Australia’s coast. It is Australia’s most popular tourist attraction, and Queensland landmark, draws 2 million tourists per year. This network of coral reefs was created in millions of years by tiny micro-organisms. The largest network of coral reefs stretching over 2300 kilometres, has 2900 individual reef systems. There are 1500 fish species, 3000 mollusc species, 6 sea turtles species.