Tourist Stop Ideas for Visiting Australia


 

While most international travel is off-limits for the global population, everyone is looking forward to and planning their next big vacation. As this year’s vacation abroad is likely off the cards, why not save up for that dream trip across the world to go and see Australia? Here are a few places to consider visiting if you are headed to that fantastic island.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Home to world-famous views, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is noted for its Uluru’s red coloring. If you have not visited one of Australia’s most famous landmarks, you should give this rock and the beautiful national park surrounding it a shot. The formations of Kata Tjuta are amazing places to wander around, and besides the rocks, there are many different activities for tourists. The site is owned by the Anangu Aboriginal people, so it can also be a great place to become educated about the cultural and spiritual significance of the park.

Great Barrier Reef

A true wonder of the world, the Great Barrier Reef consists of almost 3000 coral reefs, as well as hundreds of small islands. The reef is the subject of much scientific inquiry, as its formation over millions of years has led it to be one of the most diverse marine areas in the world. It is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but you can take sustainable boat cruises that run from Queensland and take either a single day or multiple days. Make sure that you pick a cruise that anchors to allow you to snorkel or even dive, though if you prefer the big picture, a helicopter flight might suit you better.

Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills is an excellent place for a traditional camping holiday. What’s better than pitching a tent at a caravan park in Adelaide Hills, before exploring the beautiful nature surrounding you, having a beautiful barbecue and perhaps even visiting a vineyard or two to stock up on fantastic local wine. You can visit the farm barn and your kids can feed animals, or you could explore some of the many wildlife parks in the surrounding area. If your kids get a bit bored, there’s also a chocolate factory nearby that you can visit! 

Kakadu National Park

As well as being a stunning natural location, Kakadu National Park is an incredible place to learn about the beautiful Aboriginal culture and how its people have managed to sustain a life in that area for over 65,000 years by living in tandem with its diverse ecosystems. Most of the park seems untouched, which makes learning about its history even more interesting. It is a huge park, so if you don’t like tourist destinations that get too hectic, you might find the park to be the perfect location for you to immerse yourself in your surroundings without a fellow tourist in sight. It is so vast that if you wanted to, you could hike for days without seeing a soul.   


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