Australia has a magnificent natural, historical and cultural heritage. The country has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and this is one of the major reasons why Australia is such a popular travel destination among leisure tourists. We have picked Australia’s four well known World Heritage Sites that you should not miss. Here, take a look!
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is perhaps the most popular UNESCO site in Australia. The biggest collection of coral reefs is found here; it is also considered the largest biodiversity site among all the World Heritage Sites. The Reef is one of the best places to enjoy scuba diving. Watching the colourful aquatic life in the Great Barrier Reef is sure to be a memorable experience for you. So get your scuba gear and take a leap! Scuba diving courses are also offered which can help you polish your diving skills.
Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park can be called one of the best natural places to unwind at. A mixture of different ecosystems, Kakadu has a variety of terrains – from rocky, floodplains and plateaus to lowlands and tidal flats. The beautifully preserved Aboriginal Rock Paintings here will take you to the past. Similarly, the natural rock pools, scary crocodiles and other interesting flora and fauna will leave you wonderstruck.
With a length of 122 kilometres and width of 24 kilometres, Fraser Island is the world’s biggest sand island and is home to nearly half of the world’s perched freshwater dune lakes. Besides, there are sand dunes, mangrove swamps, beautiful eucalyptus trees and much more on this island. The beach at Lake McKenzie is quite popular for its superb white sand that is nearly pure silica.
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House is a world renowned icon of Australia and is highly acclaimed for its design and construction. It is an excellent performing arts venue, and includes a concert hall, opera and drama theatres, as well as a playhouse and a studio. There’s also a bar at the Sydney Opera House from where you can enjoy the stunning views of the harbour and the city skyline.