Seen the best of Australia yet? May be you have seen a few of the greatest things that Australia offers you. But there is more to just reading about Australia. Visiting is a wonderful idea. Book your tickets and start packing up. Don’t forget your exploring suit and your camera. Here are the top ten places in Australia that you should not miss visiting:
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Sydney is the largest and most populous city in Australia. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales. Most visitors choose Sydney as their touring spot because there are a lot of things you can do here. The iconic architecture such as the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House are the most famous site and both wonderful at night or day. This spectacular city has all the activities you are looking for. Enjoy your time in Sydney, from cultures to activities like partying all night, you can do whatever you like as long as it is not against the law.
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Cairns is a regional city in Far North Queensland. Cairns is famous for its tropical climate and many attractions like sky diving, night zoo, driving through a safari, or touring through the rainforest. Cairns offer attractions and activities for all ages and group. You can enjoy activities here where you can never find in any other place. You can also find great accommodation places and experience exclusive dinning places especially their wine and coffee. Come and see variety attractions and things to do in this place full of action.
3. The Great Barrier Reef
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The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest, most spectacular coral reef system. The fishing industry is controlled by the Queensland Government and earns $1 Billion annually. Don’t worry. This is just to keep humanity alive with our needs. Activities such as snorkeling and diving are famous here. Boats and cruise ships are limited to keep the traffic clear. But due to the Powerful cyclone Yasi, it has greatly damage the Great Barrie Reef. Though the reef system is slowly patching, our fish friends are slowly fixing their home like what we also do when Mother Nature hits on us. The fact still remains, the Great Barrier Reef never fails to amaze anyone who dives in. You can never complete your tour in Australia if you have not seen what’s beneath the sea.
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Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland and it is the third most populous city besides Sydney. After your visit along the Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane is a nice place to chill. Attractions such as the Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park, South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland and Portside Warf are a must see. My favorite place and a must see place for me is the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. All I can see koalas. Don’t forget to turn off the flash people. The city is best known for its spectacular night place that offers something for everyone. A range of cuisine that suits your taste can also be found in this big city visited by a lot of tourists.
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Melbourne is the second populous city in Australia and is the state capital of Victoria. Melbourne is the center of arts, commerce, sports, education, entertainment and tourism. I forgot to mention, Melbourne is an international cultural center where major arts and festivals are held like drama, musical, art, literature or film festivities. It offers wonderful modern Victorian architecture in the world. Various sports are held in the Docklands Stadium like the famous Australian Rules football and crickets. Melbourne also hosts most of the international sporting events like the Formula 1 this coming March 2011. Have you bought your ticket yet? Different shopping district and cuisines can be found at Federation Square and the New Quay. Come down and enjoy chilling in a simple and modern place.
6. The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road is the world’s largest war memorial dedicated to the casualties of World War I. If you enjoy food hopping or being at the beach all day long, then the Great Ocean Road is the place for you. This 243 kilometers stretch of road is along the coast of two Victorian cities: Torquay and Warrnambol. You will enjoy sighting various landmarks like the natural rock formations like the London Arch and the Twelve Apostles. There are several local restaurants to try along the way. You might as well grab a beer and step outside to feel that breeze. Beautiful landmarks such as the Grotto, Blowhole and the Thunder cave are a must see landmarks. If you are fond of rocks, this is a perfect place for you to see.
7. The Red Centre
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When you visit the Red Centre, count the famous Uluru Tjuta National Park in. The Red Centre is the given name of the southern desert region of the Northern Territory. The only way to get to the Red Centre is through car or by bus. A must visit tourist attraction here is the Museum of Central Australia, Alice Springs Dessert Park and Watarrak National Park. The only place you can get food and water is in Alice Springs. There you can find everything you need. There is also a policy of not allowing tourist bringing pornographic and alcoholic beverages into the Aboriginal communities. All you need to do is to keep your eyes open for signs and animals and you’re just going to be fine. And don’t forget to wear your hiking gears and bring your water and sunscreen to keep yourself protected by sunburn and dehydration.
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Canberra is the capital city of Australian Capital Territory. With the minimum of four days, you can visit the famous attractions like the Parliament house, National Gallery of Australia, National Library, th National Archives where old record and books are preserved especially the Australian War Memorial. Come and see for yourself the wonderful architectural design of two of the largest hospitals or walk your walk through the Tuggeranong Hill. Just don’t forget to bring your camera.
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Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and is also known as “City of Churches”. Most prestigious vineyards in the country are located here. Adelaide is noted for holding sport events and many other festivals. Different sectors that tourists interested are the food, wine, culture and long beaches. If you are looking for an Asian town in the city, come visit the Chinatown in the Market precinct. You can go food hopping to look for frog cakes and the Pie floater Adelaide style. There are several places in the city that you are craving to go and see. The night life is on low key but is very active. You don’t have to look any further for places to escape; Adelaide is the right place for a low profile get away.
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Tasmania is an Australian island and state famous for breathtaking sceneries, hiking and camping. Hobart is the state capital. It is a very stunning town where you can find the Derwent Rover and features some colonial architecture. You might as well come visit Tasmania to see the Tasmania Devil itself. My favorite places to visits are the Frenchmans Cap Mountain, Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain. Tasmania is still growing in the industry of tourism. The local cuisines are fresh and are at a very reasonable price. Enjoy your escape at Tasmania where a lot of fun and excitement awaits you.
I might have forgotten to indicate or mention some places beautiful and breathtaking. If you got any, we would love to hear your comments and suggestions. - World Travel Guide