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.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia, Kangaroo Island is the perfect stop for lovers of animals and nature. With a good bit of the island set aside as sanctuaries for endangered species such as the Fairy Tern and the Kangaroo Island Dunnart, there is a chance to see animals rarely, if ever, seen anywhere else in the world. Lighthouse and shipwrecks dot the beautiful beaches, although some of the waters are quite hazardous. With wineries being in abundance in the developed areas, and a temperate climate year-round, a trip to Kangaroo Island is best spent almost entirely outside.