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Australia is one of those countries that is impossible to explore, top-to-bottom, in one single vacation. Luckily, it’s a country that will tug on your heartstrings and call you back for more, allowing you to discover its many wonders.
Australia is both a country and its own continent — so that should give a rough idea of the sheer size of it. There really is an abundance of natural beauty, national parks, culture, cuisine, and more to uncover on your vacation in Australia.
Iconic Spots to Check Off on Your Vacation in Australia
Australia is the sixth-largest country on the planet. At almost 8 million km2, it accounts for five percent of the world’s land area! That’s a lot of ground to cover in a short space of time. Quite frankly, it’s damn near impossible, so here are some of the top spots worth visiting during your vacation:
1. The Whitsundays
If Land Down Under is renowned for anything, it’s the country’s endless stretches of pristine shoreline. From the east to the west coast, it’s difficult to say which is more breathtaking.
But if there is one spot you must visit for a dose of pure tropical magic, it’s the Whitsunday islands (74 in total!). And while you’re there, you can snorkel the formidable Great Barrier Reef.
2. Port Campbell National Park
For a touch of awe-inspiring natural beauty, a visit to Port Campbell National Park must be on your list. This world-renowned park is home to wave and wind-sculpted rocks, such as the London Bridge, the Arch, and the Twelve Apostles.
Marvel at Mother Nature’s work and the region’s incredible coastal features including towering cliffs, and the tranquil Bay of Islands.
3. The Bustling City of Sydney
Sydney is often mistaken as the capital city of Australia. However, it’s Canberra that holds this prestigious title. Regardless, Sydney is a must-see for an amazing, eclectic mix of both city and suburban life. As well as plenty of the country’s finest beaches, surf areas, dining spots, and nightlife.
Not-to-mention, the iconic symbol of Australia, the Sydney Opera House, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
4. Australia’s Flawless West Coast
The West Coast of Australia is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the country. This being said, a visit to Western Australia will not disappoint.
Make sure to stop by Perth and Broome, both located close to some of Australia’s finest wilderness, beaches, Aboriginal culture, and many fascinating mining towns with plenty of mining camp accomodation to choose from.
5. The Barossa Valley
If you’re a lover of wine and fine dining, then the Barossa Valley should be high on your to-see list. This region has been dubbed one of the top 10 wine travel destinations in the world. Here you can sample many award-winning local wines, learn how they’re produced, and indulge in outstanding cuisine.
6. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
If your heart is drawn to Australia’s iconic red center, then a visit to the mighty Uluru-Kata Tjuṯa National Park is a definite must-do. Located in red rock country in the center of the Australian desert, the monolith, Uluru, towers at 1,141 feet is a true sight to behold.
Here you can also explore the fascinating landscape, plenty of ancestral inscriptions, and the Aboriginal culture and way of life.
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When you plan your vacation in Australia, be sure to include at least one of these iconic destinations on your list, and you won’t be disappointed!
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