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What to see in Australia?

When it comes to Australia, a number of associations pop up in my head: kangaroos, koalas, huge spiders …. But not everyone knows that Australia is not only an amazing world of fauna, but also amazing landscapes, natural landscapes, and magnificent architectural structures.

Traveling in Australia, in most cases, is best to start with Sydney – the largest and oldest city in the country. It is certainly worth seeing firsthand the most “postcard” building – the Sydney Opera House, which is a symbol of modern Australian architecture and a symbol of the city as a whole. Externally, the structure resembles several sails closely adjacent to each other, which looks pretty organic, given that it stands right in Sydney harbor. It, by the way, is considered an independent attraction. The opera building, now under the protection of UNESCO, was erected for 14 years, and the opening of the theater in 1973 was attended by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain herself.

What to see in Australia?

Without leaving the harbor, you can see one of the largest steel arch bridges in the world – Harbor Bridge. The length of this “hanger” – as the building is popularly called – as many as 1,149 meters. One of the remarkable urban traditions is connected with the bridge: every year on New Year’s Eve, colorful fireworks flare up over it with a hundred lights. Thousands of tourists come to see this performance, and those who can’t attend the scene watch it on TV.

Some parts of the harbor, untouched by humanity, are combined into the Sydney Harbor National Park, which consists of numerous islands and peninsulas. On its territory is located a significant attraction for the country – Fort Denison. Previously, there was a prison in its place, where the most dangerous criminals were serving their sentences. The fortress was built in 1857 and received the name of Sir William Thomas Denison, who from 1855 to 1861 served as governor of New South Wales. Today, visitors can get acquainted with a lot of expositions, for example, the exhibition of the cannon museum.

What to see in Australia?

Within 1.5 hours of driving from Sydney, there is another national park – the Blue Mountains, which can be reached either by a rented car, or as part of an excursion group. The park is considered one of the most picturesque places not only in the country, but throughout the world. It features all the diversity of tropical Australian forests with large blue eucalyptus trees, ferns and mint trees. The park got its name for a reason: a large number of eucalyptus trees grow on the tops of the mountains, tree crowns are covered with oil, a blue cast in the sun. You can travel around the area on foot, by car or by bicycle. There are various cafes and kiosks along the hiking trails.

What to see in Australia?

The second largest and most popular city in the country is Melbourne. It is located on the north coast of Port Phillip Bay. Here one of the most iconic sights is Deck 88. This object is an observation platform, which is made in the shape of a glass cube. Everyone who climbs it appears to be in the air and gets an amazing opportunity to see the city from a bird’s eye view.

What to see in Australia?

If you visit Australia from August to October, then you should definitely go to the most unique point on the continent – the Pinnacli desert, which is located half an hour from the small town of Cervantes in the west of the country. Why is it best to choose this particular period? The fact is that in these few months in the desert it is not so hot, and in some places it completely turns into blooming meadows. The rocky desert attracts attention with its cosmic landscapes: vertical sand monuments scattered over thousands of years of erosion are scattered throughout the territory. The height of such “columns” reaches three meters. For a long time, Pinnacle was little studied – only in 1960 it was included in the national park, and in 2008 the first excursion for tourists was organized here.

What to see in Australia?

Nearby, on the edge of the Middle Island, is Lake Hiller. Getting to it is very difficult, but this hard road is worth it. The lake is located on the uninhabited Middle Island, with which there is no well-established transport connection. It is surrounded by a white strip of salt and eucalyptus; sand dunes separate it from the ocean. In order to visit it, you must agree on a flight to the island with a travel company or rent a boat. What are such sacrifices for? The fact is that the waters of the lake are painted in an unusual color – pink. The cause of the phenomenon is the rare species of algae and microorganisms contained in the water.

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