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Places to visit in Australia – Top 10 Australian Sights

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Follow the call of the untamed Never Never to a place you’ll never, ever forget as we explore the Top 10 Australian Sights. Between the ancient beauty of Alice Springs and iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock), discover the spellbinding scenery and jaw-dropping experience of the Australian outback at Kings Canyon featured above.

Holiday in the heart of Watarrka National Park, where the unspoiled bush and red rock canyons of The Red Centre create an unforgettable outback adventure. Bring your sense of wonder, your family or friends, and discover a private audience with an ancient land, all on your own terms. Whether it’s a dawn rim hike in the quiet before sunrise, or an exhilarating helicopter tour of the Garden of Eden, you’ll find new perspective in Kings Canyon.

 

 

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Less than 3 hours drive south of Perth, Western Australia you’ll find historic Busselton.

Extending 1.8 kilometres across stunning Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty, built in 1865, is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. A must see for any visitor to the Margaret River Wine Region.

Jump on board the famous Jetty Train to reach the spectacular Underwater Observatory. Descend 8 metres below the water’s surface to discover some of the 300 different marine species below the jetty. Take a dip, throw a line or visit the Interpretive Centre.

 

 

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Located on the Great Australian Bight in Southern Australia, is the vast, featureless Nullarbor Plain – the world’s largest single piece of limestone, covering an area of 270,000 square km and extending some 1,000 km from the east to the west.

The area is so flat that the Trans Australian Railway runs across its surface for about 483 kilometres in a completely straight line.

The Nullarbor Plain ends abruptly at the spectacular Bunda Cliffs, comprising a 200-kilometer-long precipice curving around the Great Australian Bight.

 

 

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New Parliament House in Canberra was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988 as part of the bicentennial celebration of Australia.

The amazing building sits on Capital Hill and with the huge flag mast on top it is a distinctive landmark which has become an icon of Canberra.

Much of the building is buried beneath Capital Hill but when seen from above, the design is in the shape of two boomerangs enclosed within a circle. It is constructed into the top of the hill with the roof grassed over.

 

 

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Fannie Bay is a waterside suburb of Darwin. Enough said!

 

 

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One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the world’s most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches.

 

 

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The Three Sisters, about 2 hours west of Sydney, is the Blue Mountains’ most spectacular landmark. Located at Echo Point Katoomba, around 2.5 kilometres from the Great Western Highway, this iconic visitor attraction is experienced by millions of people each year.
The Three Sisters is essentially an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone.
The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours. The Three Sisters is also floodlit until around 11pm each evening looking simply spectacular set against the black background of the night sky.

 

 

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Rising from seemingly nowhere in the deep centre of Australia, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is one of the world’s great natural wonders. Nothing prepares you for the physical impact of this vast monolith. Its sheer immensity dwarfs everything around it.

Uluru (Ayers Rock) has acquired its reputation not just because it is such a unique landform, but also because of the effect the sun has on its colours and appearance. Sunrises and Sunsets cause changes to its colour from browns though oranges, reds to finally grey.

 

 

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Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor ‘gallery’ of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world’s most important creative industry forums and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.

The creative people of the world – from industry professionals to aspiring practitioners to the merely curious – are invited to Sydney annually to watch the city transform into a breathtaking canvas of creative expression. For 18 days, creative practitioners, corporate professionals, families and people of all generations take advantage of Sydney’s mild winter weather and engage with a truly spectacular event.

 

 

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Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park – Wangi Falls is one of Litchfield’s most popular and easily accessible attractions. It is open all year round; however swimming is not always possible due to water levels. This place is simply magic in the Wet Season!

This place is simply magic in the Wet Season! Additional Wangi Falls Walk (start at the Wangi Plunge Pool), approx 1.6km return, 1 hr in duration, level (moderate, however steep in sections) – This walk to the top of the falls offers a great opportunity for photography.

 

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