If nature is your thing then you’re in for a treat – Australia’s diverse make up is a goldmine of spectacular sights. One of the country’s most recognisable landmarks is the impossible Uluru (Ayers Rock), protruding from the desert like a beacon that even glows red at dawn and sunset.
The beaches of Western Australia are something to shout about too. The pristine white sands and the turquoise Indian Ocean make these some of the most picturesque coastlines in the country.
Some 30 miles west of Sydney you will encounter the Blue Mountain range, so called after the blue tinge that illuminates the range when viewed from afar. Here you’ll witness a spellbinding panorama of undulating forests and great sandstone plateaus - don’t forget the camera!
The most captivating of all Australia’s wonderful natural sights is perhaps the Great Barrier Reef. A dazzling kaleidoscope of colour, this is the largest living organism on the planet. Teeming with intriguing lifeforms, this aquatic world is an eye-opening experience that gives a glimpse into a one of the world’s most precious and important wonders.
If you can prise yourself away from Australia’s delightful natural landmarks there is much to be found in the attractions of a more man-made variety. The cities of Australia are refreshingly eclectic and offer something for everyone.
Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and is considered to be the country’s cultural capital, with its many art galleries, museums, live music scene and notable food and wine culture. If you’re a foodie, Melbourne is the place to be. The dining scene is buzzing with such fantastic diversity that’s full of personality; surely enough to whet anyone’s appetite. Take a stroll around the absolutely beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens or take a ride the City Circle Tram and learn about the city’s history.
Australia’s most recognisable city, however, has to be Sydney. The jewel in the country’s crown, there’s no mistaking the iconic harbour that is home to their recently listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sydney Opera House. The eye-catching design is recognised the world over and its performances attract over one million people every year.
The cosmopolitan feel and the history of Sydney make the city one of the most interesting places to visit – from the cultural diversity to the historic beauty, you’ll be over the moon when you visit Down Under.