Australian tourist attractions are some of the most spectacular on the planet. Holidaymakers visiting both the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia and Uluru which can be found 440 kilometres southwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territoy of Australia are stunned by the natural beauty of both locations.
These are two of the most visited holiday destinations in Australia for both local and overseas visitors alike. Many people holiday in the Whitsunday Islands that are located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is a world heritage listed site and is one of the best known natural wonders in the world.
One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is home to an incredible diversity of sea life. There are over 400 corals and more than 1500 species of fish that live on the Great Barrier Reef with tours out to the reef available through any one of the many tour operators who specialise in fishing and sightseeing of the Great Barrier Reef.
Uluru is the Aboriginal name for the large sandstone rock formation found some 440 km southwest of Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territoy. Uluru is another Australian World Heritage listed Site and is one of the countries best known natural wonders and tourist destinations. This large sandstone rock formation in central Australia also known as Ayres Rock, Uluru is a sacred site to the local Aboriginal people. Named after the Chief Secretary of South Australia, Sir Henry Ayres, Ayres Rock was renamed in 2002 to Uluru. It stands 348 metres (1,142 ft) high and 863 metres (2,831 ft) above sea level.
An outback Australian holiday to Uluru is not complete without a visit to the nearby Kata Tjuta National Park where you will find Kata Tjuta, the Aboriginal name for Mount Olga. The Olgas are a large rock formation similar to Uluru and can be found some 25 kilometres from Uluru.
Other Australian holiday destinations include the famous Barossa Valley in South Australia, which is responsible for producing some of the best wines produced by this country.
Victoria offers many attractions both in the city of Melbourne or in the country areas. The Victorian goldfields are always a popular camping holiday destination as is a trip to the Dandenong Ranges or a game of golf at one of the world famous sandbelt courses.
Sydney offers boat cruises along its magnificent harbour where you can enjoy the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the stunning architecture of the Sydney Opera House.
Tasmania has an abundance of historical buildings and architecture to enjoy with national parks providing much wildlife to observe. Meanwhile, Western Australia also has goldfields to explore while a stunning coastline awaits whether you head north or south from the state capital Perth.
Australia has many landmarks and tourist attractions to enjoy with much of the country accessible by car or 4WD vehicle. The cities of this continent are built on the coastline giving its inhabitants and visitors every opportunity to enjoy the sun and surf.