Top 10 Places to Visit in Australia

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, the world of rich variety of flora and fauna. In the middle Ages, geographers have called Australia the unknown southern country and that is the reason for her name. At the end of the 16th century first Europeans came to Australia and the first settlements were built near the present-day city of Sydney.

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Australia, a total of 250 km long and connects the peninsula Warrnambool with Torquay. This road was built in memory of fallen soldiers in 1930 and as one of the most beautiful parts of Australia is often seen in various commercials and movies.

The Great Ocean Road
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is located about 200 km north of Brisbane and is the largest sandy island in the world and in 1992 it was included in the World Heritage.On this island is 750,000 years old volcanic sand accumulated on the surface and unlike other sandy islands Fraser Island is rich in plants of which the most common are Eucalyptus forests, mangroves and the forests on the muddy terrain wetlands.

Fraser Island
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Sydney

Sydney is the oldest and largest city in Australia, and the two biggest attractions in this port are Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, which is located near the Opera. Sydney Opera is regarded as the most visited attractions in Australia with over seven million visitors during the year, and at the same time it is one of the busiest concert halls in the world. Sydney Harbor Bridge is another important landmark in Sydney, and also referred to as “The Coathanger” the port due to the characteristic appearance. Sydney Harbor Bridge connects the Central Business District, CBD to the northern coast; a view from this bridge to the Sydney Opera House is a symbol of Sydney.

Sydney
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The Great Reef

The Great Reef is the largest coral reef in the world made ​​up of 900 islands and over 2,900 individual reefs and in 1981 became part of world heritage.This area is rich in flora and fauna, and by CNN was declared as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Around the Great reefs is the marine park that protects it and also prevents excessive use for tourism and fisheries.

The Great Reef
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Melbourne

Melbourne was in the 1834 founded by John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner and then, during the Gold Rush, the city first time became the capital of Australia.Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and a major commercial and industrial center, and in 1956 was the capital of the Olympic Games. Some of the most beautiful sights of this city are the City Assembly, the Parliament and the State Library.At the end of the seventies, one of the modern attractions is also the street art which mainly involves graffiti.

Melbourne
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