What to see in Australia
A continent and a country at the same time, Australia spans thousands of miles from coast to coast and is packed full of wonderful sightseeing activities for visitors of every budget and every taste - from tropical rainforests and more than 8,000 species of wildflowers in Western Australia to the likes of the Gold Coast and Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, on the east coast, Australia's attractions are amazingly diverse. Boasting 14 World Heritage-listed areas, 2,000 national parks and 7,000 beaches, there is plenty to explore in this Land Down Under.
Head north to explore the rugged bush and ancient Aboriginal cultures while trekking across the Great Outback, visiting Ayres Rock along the way; splash into the crystalline waters of the Great Barrier Reef for a spot of snorkelling; head south towards Sydney for a day of basking in the sun on Bondi Beach; take in the historical sights in the Rocks, the site of the first European settlement in 1788 and the birthplace of Australia; go hiking in the Blue Mountains; and pay a special visit to Hunter Valley for a spot of wine tasting. With all these options and hundreds more, visitors will have trouble narrowing down their itineraries.
Australia is all about the great outdoors, with exciting and unique wildlife to boot and visitors should get out and explore the sights on foot. Travelling along the east coast of the country is best done by bus or car, while those wanting to cross the treacherous great expanse of the country are advised to catch a plane, unless they are interested in an outback safari.
With so many territories offering their own special flavour, it would take a few months, if not years to explore and discover all that this magical country has to offer.
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