Tourism in Australia has been doing exceptionally great for quite a while now. This is because of the diverse set of activities in store for visitors, and the constant improving of different attractions and famous landmarks.
If it’s your first time to visit the great land of down under, so many activities will surely await. The sure thing is you will not run out of things to do. Below are the best stops that first-timers in Australia should visit.
Bondi Beach, Sydney
Australia is known for sand and surf, and one of the most famous beaches in the country is Bondi Beach. It is just about twenty minutes away from the busy streets of the city, but this beach promises a great relaxing stay for all visitors. Here, you can go surfing in the blue waters, skate in the great skate bowls, do some scuba diving, or simply just enjoy your drink under the sun.
The Great Barrier Reef
This is the world’s largest reef system (it can be seen from outer space!) and it promises a breathtaking views and a variety of exciting activities. Whether it’s scuba diving and snorkeling in the tropical coast of Whitsunday Islands or hang out during sunset at the lagoons in Cairns, you will sure have the best, relaxing time.
The name of this island alone already suggests that it’s truly and unmistakably Australia (the marsupials are endemic to the country. Kangaroo Island, which is a popular tourist destination, offers exciting adventure-filled activities. Visitors can marvel at the sea lions at Seal Bay, enjoy the sand dunes at the Little Sahara, go camping at the Flinders Chase National Park, and swimming at the Emu Bay or Snellings Beach.
Uluru / Ayers Rock
Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, is where you’ll see magnificent sandstone rock formation in a breathtaking natural setting. Visitors can explore this place by riding bikes or having helicopter tours. There are also sunset tours that give the most picture-perfect view of course-grained sandstones, and it’s also possible to do some climbing as well as learn the beliefs and customs of locals.
Kakadu National Park
Do you want to see huge saltwater crocodiles, look at the great waterfalls and gorges, and see some of the country’s best biodiversity? This is the place. Located at the Northern territory of Australia, you may need to stay for more than a day to fully experience this place, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Nourlangie and Ubir for fantastic aboriginal art, see the great wildlife at the Mamukala Wetlands, and see the waterfalls of Twin Falls and Maguk.
Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Great sceneries of mountains and sandstone rock formations await the visitors of Blue Mountains. Here you can see Three Sisters (Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo). Here you can do your exploration in different ways: bushwalking, going to the Edge Cinema to get that great panoramic shot of the mountains or take The Giant Staircase and have a fantastic nature walk.