Places You Must See

What kind of holidays would you like to experience? Having a sunbath, hiking in the mountains, 4-WD trips, city sightseeing with worldwide landmarks or maybe wine tasting. Australia got them all plus much, much more. Due to enormous size, different climate zones and local hospitality you can enjoy yourself a whole year round. Below you can find only a few examples of what you can experience here at all budgets.

Great Barrier Reef

Just below the surface of the Coral Sea is one of the world’s undisputed natural wonders: the Great Barrier Reef. This huge ecosystem is home to more than 2,300km (1,430 miles) of submerged subtropical gardens full of marine life.

The marine park stretches over 3000km (1800 miles) almost parallel to the Queensland coast, from near the coastal town of Bundaberg, up past the tip of Cape York. The reef, between 15 kilometres and 150 kilometres off shore and around 65 Km wide in some parts, is a gathering of brilliant, vivid coral providing divers with the most spectacular underwater experience imaginable.

The Great Barrier Reef is a breeding area for humpback whales, migrating from the Antarctic and is also the habitat of a few endangered species including the Dugong (Sea Cow) and large Green Sea Turtle. In recognition of its significance, UNESCO listed the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage Site in 1981. The best way to appreciate its diversity, grandeur and beauty is to take to its waters equipped with snorkelling or diving gear.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is a State, National and World Heritage landmark. It is Australia’s premier tourist destination and most recognised symbol, attracting around 7.4 million visitors every year. To some the spherical-sectioned shells remind them of the flotilla of sailboats commonly cruising there.

Sydney Opera House is one of the most photographed and visited buildings in the world and since its opening in 1973 by Queen Elizabeth II, has become one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres.

The Sydney Opera House has about 1000 rooms, including five theatres, five rehearsal studios, two main halls, four restaurants, six bars and numerous souvenir shops.

It has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 28, 2007.

Uluru/Ayers Rock

Uluru/Ayers Rock is a large rock formation in central Australia, in the Northern Territory.

Uluru means ‘great pebble’ in the Aboriginal language. Uluru is a 3.6km-long rising 348 metres above the surrounding countryside. It has an area of 3.33 sq. km and a circumference of 9.4 km.

Uluru is notable for its quality of changing colour as the different light strikes it at different times of the day and year, with sunset a particularly remarkable sight. It is made of sandstone infused with minerals like Feldspar (Arkosic sandstone) that cause it to give off a red glow at sunrise and sunset. The rock gets its rust color from oxidation.

It remains sacred to several Aboriginal tribes in the area, who still use it for rituals and leave paintings in its caves. The meanings of the rock’s features are passed on to youth in songs at initiation ceremonies conducted in the caves along the base of Uluru.


Tasmania, known as a ‘green state’ for its unspoilt environment is also the most mountainous of the Australian States. The island is dominated by a central plateau sloping away to the south-east from an average height of 1000 m. The whole area is scattered with hundreds of lakes and rivers that mostly are accessible only by foot. To the east of the plateau lies an area known as the Midlands, one of Tasmania’s richest agricultural regions.
Along the Western shore, The Tasmanian coastline is very rugged, mixed with sandy beaches stretching in lengths up to 90 miles. The coast from the east to the mid-north has a granite base, with brilliant white beaches and aqua-blue water, creating a favourite holiday destination for Tasmanians and visitors alike.

Tasmania is perfect for forest walks, cave tours, rafting, and fly fishing. It is an idyllic and unique island, with a sense of space and wilderness that is rarely experienced in the rest of the world.