When you haven’t been to Australia or intend to see it a second time, then you have to have all the information about the places to visit so you could fully experience the wonderful land that is Australia.
Australia is the sixth-largest nation in the world and is divided into 6 states and several territories. The 6 states are New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. The two major territories are the Northern Territory (NT) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
The largest portion of Australia is desert or semi-arid, but the south-west and south-west corners have temperate climate and moderately fertile soil. The northern part has tropical climate, which is a part tropical rainforest, part grassland and part desert.
When you go to Australia, you just can’t miss seeing The Great Barrier Reef. It’s the world’s largest coral reef and extends for over 1,200 kms! It is located a short distance from the north-east shore.
Another spectacular place to see is Uluru. It’s the second largest monolith in the world and is situated in central Australia. You can also go to the Great Artesian Basin, that is the world’s largest and deepest fresh water basin. Together with its beauty, it also functions as an important source of water in the parched outback.
You sure can not miss going to Sydney if you go to Australia. Sydney is situated in a coastal basin located between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Blue Mountains to the west. You can enjoy all of the activities associated with beaches because there are more than 70 beaches in Sydney! In case you have limited time, then you can just visit the famous Bondi Beach of Australia.
Sydney has more amazing landmarks for you enjoy Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Both are situated in Sydney Harbour. If you are interested in rowing, boating, recreational fishing, racing small yachts and Dragon Boat racing, then you can find everything in Sydney Harbour.
The town also boasts of musical, theatrical and artistic activities that come under one roof at the Sydney Festival which happens every January.
Melbourne is another major city of Australia which is located in the south-west corner of the mainland Australia. It’s a large and vibrant cultural life together with a series of pubs, nightclubs and bars. Fashionable clubs, omnipresent faux-Irish bars, serious jazz venues on Bennetts Lane, massive pickup joints such as The Metro on Bourke Street are all part of the town’s magic.
If shopping is what tempts you the most, then there are lots of reasonably priced shopping areas where you can go and shop until you drop. Melbourne has innumerable clothing shops for every budget and various outlet stores in Bridge Road, Richmond for bargain hunters too!
Perth is a city known for its pristine quality of its shores. Unbroken stretches of golden sands run through the entire length of the city’s coastal suburbs. If you’re a nature lover, then you must see this place.
Adelaide or the’City of Churches’, as it’s often called, is a coastal town located on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The name City of Churches is a manifestation of Adelaide’s past rather than its current. The town has many wine growing districts like the Baroosa valley.
Food lovers can taste traditional Australian cuisine which includes grilled chops, Sunday roasts etc.. Some English trends are still evident in national cuisine such as hot roast turkey, chicken or ham with all the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding. Australia’s two most traditional takeaway dishes are the meat pie and sausage roll.