In the southern hemisphere, between Indian and Pacific oceans, there is a land like no other.
The smallest continent yet the 6th largest country in the World. A land of dangerous creatures and breathtaking views. Today we will take a closer look at Australia.
Often thought to be the capital of the country (the actual capital is Canberra) it is instead the largest and best-known city in Australia. The most recognizable building and symbol of the city is the Sydney Opera House, but it has so much more to offer. The old town of The Rocks, the tallest building of the city, the Sydney Tower, from which you can admire the beautiful panorama of the city, and many, many more make it simply perfect destination for any traveller.
A former capital of the country, the city is a traditional center of Australian business, home to many local businesses and the country’s main industrial hub. It is also considered to be the best living city in the world!
Probably the single most isolated city in the world it is a beautiful, clean, modern and rich city with endless miles of white beaches and plentiful ocean waters. Founded only in 1856, today is home to about 2 million people. Perth has a wonderful, mediterranean climate, sunny and hot, perfect for summer holidays!
Queensland’s state capital, located on the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Brisbane River, it is the third largest city in Australia.It is an important commercial, academic and cultural center. With many wonderful sights, such as the Anzac Square or the City Hall, as well as fantastic museums, galleries, and wildlife sanctuaries this gorgeous city won’t let you get bored of it!
Located almost exactly in the middle of the Australian continent, Alice Springs is nearly 700 km away from the nearest ocean and 1500 km from another large city. It is a small town full of charm, known mostly from the Nevil Shute’s novel. While it is not a big and impressive as some of the other cities on our list, it is definitely worth marking on our tourist map of Australia.
This rock formation in the central part of Australia, in the Northern Territory, is located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park, 400 km southwest of Alice Springs. It is over 300 m high and 8 km wide. For many years Uluru was recognized as the world’s largest monolith. It is also a sacred place for local Aborigines, in the caves at the foot of the rock there are many murals.
Great Barrier Reef
This largest coral reef in the World is located along the north-east coast of Australia, on the Coral Sea. As the largest single structure on Earth produced by living organisms, it is visible from space as a white streak against the blue ocean. It is truly a magical place full of colors that amaze all its visitors.
Mountain range in New South Wales (Australia), about 100 km west of Sydney, they owe their name to their eucalyptus slopes. The escaping essential oils that are contained in the leaves of these trees cause that when the mountains are viewed from a distance of at least a few hundred meters it looks like they were covered with light, blue mist.
The world’s largest sand island, located on the east coast of Australia, about 200 km north of Brisbane, is 120 km long and up to 25 km wide. The island, forming part of the region known as the Great Sandy Region, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Of course, there is much more, but we wanted to give you a glimpse at just how wonderful this stunning country actually is. So if you have been hesitating about visiting it, we hope to have convinced you to pack your bags and see its wonders for yourself!