The 'island continent' Australia is a land dreams are made of. It has got everything from luxurious city life to rainforests, coral reefs, red deserts and untamed landscape.
It is al; so the world's smallest continent but the sixth largest country in the world.
This spectacularly beautiful country has got many dream honeymoon destinations. The land offers opportunities for wild safaris, trekking, a dive at world's largest coral reef system the Great Barrier Reef or just pack your bags and go for hiking through the wilderness.
Most popular cities in Australia include coastal cities of Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne.
Sydney is the most popular destination in Australia. The iconic Opera House built in 1973 has over the years become the identification of Sydney. The building located on the Sydney Harbour is an example of modern architecture and its shell shape has won it a great position as an iconic building. It attracts tourists from all over the world. Other than the performance venues the opera house also has many cafes, restaurants and other shopping arenas. Other places to visit in Sydney are the Royal Botanic Garden, Hyde Park, The Domain, The Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Sea Life Aquarium, and Olympic Park.
Melbourne is the second largest city after Sydney. The city, located on the banks of the Yarra River, has got many tourist destinations that include Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Southbank and Arts Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Eureka Tower, Arcades and Laneways, Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building, river cruise etc.
Gold Coast as its name suggests is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy your vacation. The marvellous beaches of Gold Coast are great for frolicking with your partner. The natural beauty of the lush Hinterland with the ancient rainforests and the spectacular waterfall amidst an ancient volcano is something to be experienced than described.
The Kakadu National Park in Australia's Northern Territory is a World Heritage Site which covers more than 19,840 sq km and is the largest national park in Australia and the second largest in the world. It has got a diverse topography with many spectacular waterfalls, wetlands and ancient rock paintings. The wildlife includes saltwater crocodiles and 300 species of birds.
The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory is one of the most popular natural wonders in the country and the focal point of Australian tourism. The national park houses the stunning rock formations Uluru and Kata Tjuta. The areas around the red sandstone monolith Uluru is home to many waterholes, springs, rock caves and ancient paintings. Kata Tjuta is a group of large, domed rock formations that are located about 25 km away from Uluru. The setting sun magically transforms both Uluru and Kara Tjuta into shining orbs and it is a spectacular sight which attracts many tourists from all over the world.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park was established in 1975 to protect the fragile ecosystem that includes the largest coral reefs in the world. It is considered as one of the seven wonders of nature and stretches for about 2,300 km and is composed of over 2,900 individual reefs. It is located along the coast of Queensland. It also consists of varied marine life. The visitors could enjoy the view from underwater viewing stations or go for scuba diving.