The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for its ancient landscape. The main attraction of the park is the Uluru, a natural wonder of the world and a sacred and spiritual Aboriginal place. According to the Aboriginal people, Uluru has a special cultural meaning where earth and memories are one. This sandstone reddish rock is about 348 meters high and has a circumference of about 3,6 kilometers. Outside of observing the Uluru, this park also offers amazing spiritual bush walks and there is an incredible viewing platform where you get spectacular views of the landscape. Watching a sunrise here will definitely leave an impression on you.
Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest rainforests in the world. What makes this national park so special is the fact that it is home to a complex rainforest ecosystem with interesting plants and wildlife, some of which are endemic. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and this is believed to be one of three oldest forests in the world. You can explore the rainforest, valleys, beautiful beaches, forested mountains and clear rivers on your own or with a guide.
Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. This is an interesting destination in Australia that you should consider visiting if the opportunity arises. The island consists mainly of sand and dunes and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Camping is the main type of overnight stay on the island. You can’t swim in the seas around the island as the waters are infested with tiger sharks. There are a few spots around the island where you can observe them swimming around. However, you can swim in a large lake called Lake McKenzie. The lake is not very deep and has a soft sandy bottom.
Over the years, Australia has made a name for itself with its high quality wines. And these excellent wines are mainly produced in regions in Southern Australia such as Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley and Orange. The south of Australia has large green plains with suitable soil that are excellent for growing grape vines. Many regions have a visitor center where you can find information about the vineyards and book tastings. This region is also very suitable for hiking and cycling trips. The vineyard views are incredible.
Sydney is where many travelers start their trip through Australia. This is an energetic city with a warm atmosphere and many sights and things to do. The famous Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge are impressive. And Sydney’s port itself is busy and lively. Relatively close by are the must-see Blue Mountains, where wild kangaroos hop around. In the middle of the city you can also find wildlife at the zoo and the Sydney Aquarium. Sydney has a number of beaches as well. You have the world famous and popular Bondi Beach, where you can learn to surf. There is also Manly Beach which is a bit more relaxing compared to Bondi Beach. If you have some time in your busy travel itinerary, you should definitely check out these beaches.