#2 best destination in the world

 

Sydney Opera House

Sydney_Opera_House_01.jpg

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Multi-venue performing arts center in Sydney
  • Often regarded as one of the world’s most famous and distinctive buildings and a masterpiece of expressionist 20th century architecture
  • Opened in 1973

Sydney Harbour Bridge

1024px-Sydney_harbour_bridge_new_south_wales

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Steel through arch bridge spanning Sydney Harbour
  • The view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is widely regarded as an iconic image of Sydney and Australia
  • It was also the world’s widest long-span bridge until construction of the new Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was completed in 2012

Bondi Beach, Sydney

6527023977_e2d682ed98_k

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Cliff top coastal walk, extends along Sydney’s eastern suburbs
  • The walk features lookout views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

4874419375_c7de29250c_k

Best time to travel: June-Oct
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • World’s largest coral reef system
  • Composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1,400 miles
  • The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms
  • The reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

Whitehaven_Beach,_Whitsunday_Island,_Queensland.jpg

Best time to travel: Sept
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$$

  • Beach known for its crystal white silica sands and turquoise colored waters
  • It is on an island only accessible by boat, seaplane, and helicopter from Airlie Beach, as well as Hamilton Island

Uluru, Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park

1920px-Uluru_(Helicopter_view)-crop.jpg

Best time to travel: May-Sept
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Park with a large sandstone rock formation sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu Aboriginal people of the area
  • Around the formation is an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves, and ancient paintings
  • Uluru and Kata Tjuta were formed about 350 million years ago
  • The Anangu have connected to the area for thousands of years and some records suggested that they may have lived there for more than 10,000 years

Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park

Pool_at_top_of_Gunlom_Falls,_Kakadu,_2004_-_panoramio

Best time to travel: May-Oct
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Kakadu National Park is owned by the Aboriginal traditional owners, who have occupied the land for around 60,000 years, who manage the park jointly with Parks Australia
  • It is ecologically and biologically diverse, with a wide range of flora and fauna
  • It also includes a rich heritage of Aboriginal rock art, including highly significant sites such as Ubirr
  • The Ranger Uranium Mine, one of the most productive uranium mines in the world, is surrounded by the park

Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park

eyJidWNrZXQiOiJhc3NldHMuYWxsdHJhaWxzLmNvbSIsImtleSI6InVwbG9hZHMvcGhvdG8vaW1hZ2UvMjIyNzQ0MzQvZWQzYWY2ODY2OTU4OTM5N2QwZDQ5YTJkNjAyZTc0YWQuanBnIiwiZWRpdHMiOnsidG9Gb3JtYXQiOiJqcGVnIiwicmVzaXplIjp7IndpZHRoIjoyMDQ4LCJoZWlnaHQiOjIwNDgsImZpdCI6Iml

Best time to travel: Jan-March, Dec
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Beach is known for its pure white sand and clear tranquil waters bay
  • It is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, surfing, launching small boats, camping and whale watching
  • Kangaroos are sometimes present in the beach area

Turquoise Bay, Exmouth

1024px-Turquoise_Bay_Bundera

Best time to travel: April-Oct
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Pristine stretch of white sand offering swimming, snorkeling and a scenic viewpoint

Daintree Rainforest, Daintree National Park

Best time to travel: May-Sept
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Part of the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent
  • The Wet Tropics Rainforest (that the Daintree is a part of) is the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest in the world
  • Along the coastline north of the Daintree River, tropical forest grows right down to the edge of the sea

Lake Hillier, Goldfields–Esperance

Best time to travel: Jan-April, Oct-Dec
Ease of travel: Hard
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$$

  • Lake Hillier is surrounded by a rim of sand and a dense woodland of paperbark and eucalyptus trees
  • The most notable feature of the lake is its pink, vibrant color
  • The vibrant color is permanent, and does not alter when the water is taken in a container
  • The pink color is believed to be due to the presence of the organism, Dunaliella salina