Few countries have as much outstanding tourist attraction sites as Australia. The country has a rich cultural heritage, amazing natural attractions, and extensive coastline. While it is true that Australia is isolated by distance from the rest of the world, but not in terms of political, economic, and technological developments. In fact, it is among the most developed countries in the world and prides itself as having one of the most stable political and economic landscapes.
Here are 7 reasons why Australia is a must-visit in your lifetime.
1. Has the Most Livable City-Melbourne
Melbourne city has consistently scooped the top position in terms of livability. The locals are surprisingly friendly, the cultural climate is quite accommodative, and the amenities are top-notch. Not only will you enjoy free transport while you are within the city but you will also quickly find directions to your destination by reading the direction signs or taking a taxi.
The city is also quite safe. While in the city, you will not need to worry about unexpected muggers grabbing your bags or pickpocketing you. But as a rule of thumb, it is always important to observe a certain level of caution especially when you are in overcrowded places such as the airport and shopping malls.
2. Is the Home to the Great Barrier Reef
For lovers or snorkeling and diving, Australia could be the ultimate destination for them. The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest coral reef in the world and scientists describe it as the largest living organism in the world. Located in the Coral Sea, this stunning coral reef forms the perfect destination for the lovers of in-water activities such as snorkeling, water photography, and diving.
Even for those who have not yet developed a unique taste for water activities, this wondrous display of unique water species, the extensive depth, and the gigantic appearance is bound to ignite the desire to explore the underwater life and gaze at the beauties underneath.
3. Has More Than 10,000 Beaches
In Australia, you can actually spend over a year exploring the beauty of each beach and still fail to cover even half of all the beaches in this beautiful country. From Hellfire Bay to Wharton’s beach, you will get an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauties within and get a feel of the goodness of nature. Added to this, Australian beaches are world-renowned to have the whitest sand with Lucky Bay and Hyams Beach topping the list.
Besides these beaches, there is also Whitehaven Beach which is located in Whitsundays. Sailing around this beach will give you a spectacular view of the ocean waters with high clarity and pure white sand. You could consider this route on your way to the Great Reef Barrier.
4. Home to Classic Wines and Grape Growing Zones
In Australia, winemaking dates back to the 16th century when the first trials were done on growing grapes in the Australian climate. Since then, grape vineyards have expanded and a wide variety of grapes tested and grown within the country. Among wine consuming nations, Australia tops the list not only in consumption but also in production.
If you love tasting a wide variety of wines, then Australia could be the right destination for you. Be sure to pass through Yarra Valley in Victoria, Hunter Valley in New South Wales, and the famous Barossa Valley in South Australia. Before finishing your tour, you will have become a better sommelier and known to tell a well-fermented wine from the rest.
5. Has Outstanding World Heritage Sites
Australia has been identified as one of those countries with outstanding world heritage sites. These sites were independently identified by UNESCO. This offers one more reason why you should put Australia in your bucket list. Australia is a safe country. You will not have to worry about your safety while in the country and your movements will not be curtailed due to insecurity.
You can actually do all sorts of outdoor activities including camping, backpacking, and trekking and conveniently carry excess luggage on the roof rack storage without any fear of getting it stolen. There are different tour companies in the country and I would recommend that you choose a company which provides touring vehicles, respects the environment, and aligns with your unique preferences.
6. Is the Home to Uluru: The Highest Rock in the World
Not only does Australia rank high among the wine consuming nations but also tops the list of the country with the highest rock. The Uluru rock has a circumference of 9.4 km and a height of 348 meters. You may not find a rocky environment to be quite appealing, but once you get to Uluru and see this gigantic natural scenery, you will be mesmerized on how such a rock could have formed. You will also have the opportunity to get the most amazing view ever and breathe the fresh, unpolluted air by just climbing to the top of the rock.
7. Has over 8,000 Islands
If you love spending holidays near large body water masses, then taking a vacation in Australia will seamlessly align with your tastes. You will definitely not exhaust all these islands in a short-termed vacation but you can select some of the outstanding ones. Among the popular ones include the Magnetic Island, Tasmania, and Rottnest Island.
Australia has some of the most popular sceneries in the world. It’s a favorite destination for those who are traveling on a budget and those looking for exotic and rare experiences away from home. Make a point of visiting this country and explore some of the top destinations highlighted above.
Author Bio –
Rebecca has been closely studying the travel industry trends from quite some time. Intrigued by the booming growth of this sector, she takes interest in penning down her views providing quality insight on current travel trends and also likes to write about food and beverages, particularly wine.