Top 15 attractions in Australia
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Australia is a country famous for its unique and often dangerous wildlife, endless supply of sand beaches, the famous Great Barrier Reef, beautiful red deserts, cosmopolitan cities, relaxed attitude, and fondness for beer and barbecue.
In a country as large and remote as Australia, there’s never enough time to see everything. Places in Australia not to miss include the Great Barrier Reef, the city of Sydney, Victoria’s surfing-friendly coast, and Red Centre attractions such as Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
The number one attraction in Australia, in terms of visitors, is the Sydney Opera House, which opened in 1973 and sees more than 10 million visitors a year. The sail-like space is cited as a masterpiece of 20th-century architecture.
Popular activities in Australia take advantage of the country’s size and natural resources. Top visitor pastimes include surfing at its beaches, snorkeling and diving in the Great Barrier Reef, and road tripping through the Outback.
Only in Australia can you get a selfie with a quokka on Rottnest Island, share a deserted beach with kangaroos at Lucky Bay, learn about Aboriginal traditions and culture in the Red Centre, and explore the world’s largest reef at the Great Barrier Reef.
Australia’s diversity is one of its greatest features, but many would say that the most beautiful part of Australia is northern Queensland, owing to the picture-perfect shores of Whitehaven Beach (and others), the endless rainforest of the Daintree, and the famous underwater marvels of the Great Barrier Reef.