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Best Places to Visit in Australia
1. Byron Bay
Byron Bay
Byron Bay is a coastal town in the southeastern Australian state of New South Wales. It’s a popular holiday destination, known for its beaches, surfing and scuba diving sites. Cape Byron State Conservation Park is on a headland with a lighthouse. The town has several beaches which are popular for surfing. It is a resort popular with both domestic and international tourists, including backpackers, who travel along the Australian coast; the scenery also attracts skydivers.
2. Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243 kilometers stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. The road is considered a tourist attraction in the area, in which much of the road hugs coastline affectionately known as the Surf Coast between Torquay and Cape Otway and the Shipwreck Coast further west of Cape Otway, providing visibility of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. The road traverses rainforests, as well as beaches and cliffs composed of limestone and sandstone, which is susceptible to erosion.
3. Daintree Rainforest
Daintree
The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical rainforest region located on the north east coast of Queensland, Australia, north of Mossman and Cairns. The Daintree is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent. Along the coastline north of the Daintree River, tropical rainforest grows right down to the edge of the sea. The tropical rainforest ecosystem of the Daintree Rainforest is one of the most complex on Earth. Its plant diversity and structural complexity is unrivalled on the Australian continent and represents the origins of its more familiar ‘Australian’ flora.
4. Uluru / Ayers Rock
Uluru
Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s Red Centre desert, 450km from the nearest large town, Alice Springs. It’s sacred to indigenous Australians and believed to be about 700 million years old. It’s within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which also encompasses the 36 red-rock domes of the Kata Tjuta (colloquially “The Olgas”) formation.
5. Fraser Island
Fraser Island
Fraser Island, off Australia’s eastern Queensland coast, is the world's largest sand island, stretching over 120km. Panoramic viewpoints include Indian Head, a rocky outcrop on the island's easternmost tip, and the Cathedrals, a cliff famous for sculpted ribbons of coloured sand. It's a camping and ecotourism destination, with popular beaches and swimming sites at Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby and other freshwater pools. The chance of seeing a dingo in its natural setting is one of the main reasons people visit the island.
6. Kakadu National Park
Kakadu
Kakadu National Park is an enormous, biodiverse nature preserve in Australia’s Northern Territory. With terrain encompassing wetlands, rivers and sandstone escarpments, it’s home to some 2,000 plant species and wildlife from saltwater crocodiles and Flatback turtles to hundreds of bird species. Aboriginal rock-art paintings dating to prehistoric times can be viewed at sites such as Nourlangie, Nanguluwur and Ubirr. Kakadu National Park is a major tourist attraction in Australia's north. There are many beautiful waterfalls and gorges within the park that are popular with visitors, such as Maguk, Gunlom Falls, Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls.
7. Freycinet National Park
Freycinet
Freycinet is a national park on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia and it occupies a large part of the Freycinet Peninsula. Famous features of the park include its red and pink granite formations and a series of jagged granite peaks in a line, called "The Hazards". Tourism at Freycinet forms a vital component of the economy for the eastern part of Tasmania, with many visitors drawn to the region by the natural beauty of the area in combination with favorable weather and the recreational activities available. Every year thousands of people are attracted to the pristine coastal environments and the benefits of a rural and isolated setting; it is a place where tourists can enjoy a walk through the bush and a short time later be strolling along an unspoiled beach.
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