Much of the vast "red center" of Australia was softened and included among tourist routes, however the arid areas have not lost its wild appearance. Australia is an island, the largest in the world, encompassing a wide range of landscapes, from deserts to tropical forests and rocky mountains. Isolated from other continents, Australia has an abundance of unique plants and animals, represented by the cute koala bears, kangaroos and emus birds. One of Australia's biggest attractions is the feeling of space and isolation. You can easily find your own beach, your own piece of rainforest or desert. Water sports are extremely popular, especially surfing. The representative image of Australia is Ayers Rock in the middle of the arid land. Indigenous people's life is a major tourist attraction. There's still tension between them and other inhabitants of Australia. The first settlers cruelly treated the Aborigines, which was translated into a racial policy of subsequent administrations. However, in 2007, the road to reconciliation has been shortened by the government's promise to apologize formally. Australia's tourist attractions range from tropical forests and national parks to museums and galleries, and a series of activities. The continent is divided into six states (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia) and several territories, the most important being the Northern Territory (NT) and Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
If you are in Australia, make sure to not miss the Great Barrier Reef , the most famous protected marine area and the largest site in UNESCO World Heritage, stretching over 2.300km along the north-eastern coast from Bundaberg up to Cape York; it is the largest reef system in the world, containing about 400 different types of coral, 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 types of mollusks and many endangered species. Take a tour of the Kakadu National Park, located in Northern Teritory, stretching from Arnhem Land in the east to Katherine George in the south; Kakadu is one of the few places on the list of UNESCO world heritage for both natural and cultural reasons –the park shelters cave paintings, historical sites and many species of plants and animals.
With a height of 305m, Sydney Tower is the highest building in Sydney and the second in Australia. From the observation deck you will have great views on the harbor; the tower was completed in 1981 and has a revolving restaurant that offers a 360 ° panorama. Visit the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the most famous man-made structures in the world and one of the iconic images of Australia; Sydney Opera House that opened in 1973 and is the most famous symbol of the city and of Australia.
While here, you can also pay a visit to Fraser Island, which is the largest sand island in the world; located on the east coast in Queensland, Fraser Island was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992; the island is characterized by freshwater lakes, colored sand cliffs, lush rainforests growing on sand, isolated springs and superb white sand beaches. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park houses some of the most popular attractions and famous symbols of Australia - Uluru is a 348m-high piece of stone, the largest monolith in the world, Kata Tjuta or the Olgas is a series of 36 massive stone domes and a system of gorges and valleys.
By Maria Morari
Best countries to live in the countryside .
Each human being is different and has a different perception on living and vision on the future.
Some choose to have a healthy life style, others to enjoy life no matter the consequences while others dream to set their home in a remote spot, surrounded by nature.
For the latter ones, we have created a poll, to help them choose the right spot.
Australia - Ayers Rock at sunset
Australia - Sydney Opera
Australia - Whitsunday Islands
Australia - Victorian Alps
Australia - Uluru - Ayers Rock
Australia - Taronga Zoo
Australia - Sydney Opera House
Australia - Sydney Harbour Bridge
Australia - Sunshine Coast
Australia - Ningaloo Reef
Australia - Melbourne Cricket Ground
Australia - Great Barrier Reef
Australia - Gold Coast
Australia - Daintree Rainforest
Australia - Hyams Beach
Australia - Manly Beach
Australia - Airlie Beach
Australia - Cable Beach
Australia - Palm Beach
Australia - Bondi Beach
Australia - Perth
Australia - Melbourne
Australia - Cairns
Australia - Brisbane
Australia - View on Sydney