10 Reasons to Visit Australia

10 Reasons to Visit Australia

Australia might be on the other side of the world, however, the country has some of the most fascinating sites, animals and things to do. From fun in the hip Sydney, to the unspoiled nature in the outback, to the divine Whitehaven Beach and unique pink lake. Check out the list and try not to miss these once in Australia!

10. Wilpena Pound, South Australia

The stunning amphitheater of mountains is the most visited outback in the country. Bushwalking is the main activity – visitors can choose from different levels: a few hours walk, climbing to St Mary Peak or camping. Scenic flights are also available to admire the wonderful views.

How to get there?

The resort is a 5 hours drive from Adelaide.

Read more: Wilpena Pound

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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9. The Great Ocean Road, Victoria

The road stretches for 243 km (151 mi) along the Ocean and is considered a National Heritage. There are some of the most spectacular sights like the Twelve Apostles – the limestone formations on the beach.

How to get there?

The road connects Torquay with Allansford.

Read more: Visit Great Ocean Road

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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8. Wineries

Almost 50 wineries in Yarra Valley, which produces top quality Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Hunter Valley is the oldest wine region in the country. The wines produced in McLaren Vale are famous in South Australia.

How to get there?

Yarra Valley is only one hour from Melbourne; McLaren Vale is one hour away from Adelaide.

Read more: Australia’s Wine Regions

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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7. The Kimberley, Western Australia

The region has a very exciting coastline, which can be viewed from a helicopter or a boat. The landscape is rugged – it can be seen in the Purnululu National Park. Fauna and flora is also very rich and variable.

How to get there?

Get there by plane or bus from the main Australian cities. The trip with a cruise will provide with the beautiful coast views.

Read more: Kimberley

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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6. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

The park covers a big territory and is a home for many various species as well as spectacular landscapes. The visitors can go see various habitats, wetlands or woodlands. Seeing crocodiles and kangaroos are among the most popular activities.

How to get there?

Fly to Darwin and then drive to Kakadu – it is about a 3 hours drive.

Read more: Kakadu

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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5. Uluru, Northern Territory

The sandstone rock is one of the most famous attractions in Australia. It is believed to be sacred by the Native Australians and they believe that the spirits still live in the area. Thousands of tourists visit the site surrounded with the amazing unspoiled nature.

How to get there?

Get a plane from Perth, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane. Or drive from Alice Springs.

Read more: Uluru

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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4. Lake Hillier, Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia

The lake lies on the Middle Island and is probably the most beautiful pink lake in the world. Its rose pink color is permanent and does not fade away even in a container. The lake is a mysterious one: scientists still are not sure, what causes the rare color.

How to get there?

The lake could be viewed only from the air.

Read more: Pink Lake

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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3. Sydney

Whether you are looking for a hip urban fun, relaxation in the famous Bondi beach, visit in the Koala Park or to listen to some opera in the gorgeous Sydney Opera House – the city has it all. The most populous city in Australia is not to miss once in the continent.

How to get there?

The easiest way to get there is by plane to Sydney International Airport.

Read more: Sydney

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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2. The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

The biggest coral reef structure in the world has a very rich marine life: corals, sea stars, manta rays, turtles, sharks and many more creatures are found here. This is definitely the most exciting place to go diving. The spot is suitable for all levels – from the experienced divers to beginners.

How to get there?

There are many spots to go diving, so you can choose from the variety of tours that the agencies offer.

Read more: Great Barrier Reef

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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1. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia

The extremely white sandy beach and crystal clear water creates the most beautiful landscape. The beach is a divine place to relax: just look at these heavenly sights – Whitehaven is one of the top beaches in the world.

How to get there?

By boat or view it from the plane. The tourist agencies offer ferry, power boat or luxury yacht, that will take you there and around.

Read more: Whitehaven Beach

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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