Surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Australia is the largest island in the world. Its landscapes are breathtaking. The nature, the beaches… the continent has everything to please. It is a popular destination for tourists and vacationers. However, given the vastness of its territory, which covers an area of 7.692 million km ², we can not visit everything during the vacations.
Great Barrier Reef, Uluru: emblematic places of Australia
Among the things to see in Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is a must. It is one of the most famous attractions in the world. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it is the largest reef in the world, as it stretches over 2,000 km. Its clear and warm waters contain an incredibly diverse underwater wealth.
The emblem of the country remains without doubt Uluru or Ayers Rock. On the site of the Red Center is a huge rock that offers a unique spectacle. It changes color depending on the light during the day.
If you are short on time and can only visit one city, it must be Sydney. Thousands of species of plants are waiting for you at the Royal Botanic Garden. Otherwise, enjoy a nice walk along Port Jackson Bay.
Take in the sights
Ideal for a road-trip, take the Great Ocean Road westward through the state of Victoria on a 243 km coastal road. You drive along it admiring the ocean, the tropical forests, etc. Still in the west, but a little further north, you can admire savannah landscapes. The Kimberley is among the last virgin spaces in Australia. A postcard picture, it is dotted with baobabs and gorges.
For those who are fascinated by wildlife, Australia has many surprises in store. Take a trip to Kangaroo Island. It is the nature island par excellence. Otherwise, the largest park in Australia opens its doors to you. It is the Kakadu National Park which shelters an incredible diversity of fauna and flora.
A desire to escape
Whitsundays, an archipelago located in the Great Barrier Reef. A must-see when coming to Australia. It has 74 islands, whose landscapes are unique in the world. White sand, crystalline, turquoise and emerald waters, which are also warmed by a tropical sun. Enough to make you dream.
UNESCO World Heritage Site, the wild Tasmania Island is also a must-see destination to live a unique experience. Or go along the Outback in South Australia to get away from it all. It stretches from the northern Eyre Peninsula to the Flinders Ranges.