Travel in Australia
Australia offers a wide range of travel and tourist destinations for all kinds of people. Here are some highlights of the most popular travel destinations:
Great Barrier Reef
|The Great Barrier Reef stretches over 1,600 miles and is the world's largest reef system. It has over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands. It is located in the Coral sea, off the coast of north-east Australia. It is so large that it can be seen from outer space! It is labeled by CNN as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The reef supports a wide variety of life, many of which are endangered. Thee reef is a very popular tourist destination for scuba divers. There are also many snorkeling and boating opportunities for people to explore the reef.|
|Sydney is the largest and most populated city of Australia. Sydney is the center for some of Australia's largest social and cultural events. Sydney has breathtaking sites including the world famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.|
Melbourne is located in southern Australia and is the second most populated city. There is much to do in this fun city such as shopping, great food and wine, dancing, and many parks to explore. The summer is a great time to enjoy sports such as cricket and tennis.
|The Red Centre is considered to be the heart of the Australian outback. Alice Springs is the major city in the region. The Red Centre is famous for it's soil which has a reddish glow to it. Alice Springs offers a variety of restaurants and and cafes for people to enjoy. The outback is gorgeous but also dangerous if entering unprepared, people must plan ahead if they want to visit.|
|Tasmania is the only island state in Australia. Most people reside in the the states largest city Hobart. Almost 37% of Tasmania's territory is national parks and World Heritage Sites. It is glorified as a natural state because much of it's beauty has remained untouched and is still in its natural state.|