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 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.
The west coast of Australia may as well be an entirely different country, as it has a culture and make-up unlike anywhere else on the continent. Drawing influence from a wide array of immigrants from South Africa, southern Asia and mainland Europe, the “City of Lights” is a true melting pot city. It is home to the largest inner-city park in the world, one of the top aquariums in the world, and a highly-regarded zoo that exhibits a number of African animals in addition to indigenous species. The city has a very active performing arts scene, responsible for the careers of a number of internationally known music acts and actors.