Top 10 Places To Visit In Australia
Remote, with a deadly environment and deadly inhabitants, Australia has long been a mystery to much of the world. It has only been in the past few decades, with advances in travel and technology, that the rest of the world has come to learn more about the Land Down Under.
Australia is a traveler's dream come true, from the beautiful and awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef to the exotic and desolate Uluru, there's something for everyone. So where should you visit to get the best the land has to offer?
The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is a rather sedate city, but don’t let that fool you, as it has plenty to offer. A planned city, full of parklands and bordered by reserves, there is plenty of wildlife to be seen around the city. As it was not a convict settlement but instead a free settlement area, Adelaide does not have quite the lurid history, but has made up for it with current culture. The center for Australian wine, helped by weather similar to the Mediterranean and a core of settlers from Germany and France, Adelaide is a great place for oenophiles to make their home base for a tour of Australian vineyards. It is a cultural center, with plenty of arts and entertainment, and a number of festivals that includes the Adelaide Fringe festival, the largest arts festival in the southern hemisphere.
The launching pad for the Great Barrier Reef and Northern Queensland, Cairns has developed a reputation as an international destination for tourist looking for adventure and to explore nature. The Great Barrier Reef, an international icon, offers weeks’ worth of activities. For those more interested in staying on land, the parks and valleys around Cairns offer incredible rainforest habitats and are ripe for exploring, although having a guide is highly recommended due to the high number of dangerous animals. Nightlife is based around the Cairns Esplanade and its surrounding city blocks, home to all sorts of food and drink and merriment.