If you are looking to spend a memorable holiday this year, I recommend Australia. It is a large country marginally smaller than the U.S.A. Its sheer size and location make it a continent with a population of about 24 million. Since Australia is a big country and there is a relatively small population, most of the land is unviolated with concrete structures. So, you are in luck to get a nice touch of nature with beautiful landscapes and animals along with hints of some man-made wonders. One of the major concerns regarding a visit to another country is the safety situation there. Australia is relatively safe for tourists, which is proved by one of the lowest crime rates in the world, so you can roam around and discover the peaceful cities and the serene beaches with no qualms. However, in the event you are caught up in an incriminating situation, I suggest to consult with criminal lawyers Sydney to help you out of any tangles.
Australia is a country known for its sandy beaches, so visit the 4 places I listed below for this summer season.
- Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is a well-known Australian landmark, which attracts thousands of tourists every year. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is shaped like shells and is surrounded by water on three sides with the Royal Botanical Gardens (another place to visit) to the South. There is a lot to do in and around the Opera House, from listening to performances, dining at one of the restaurants to taking a tour of the building and enjoying the many halls and exhibition rooms. You can even enjoy the ferry cruise in the evening to take the Sydney Opera House as the backdrop of your family photos.
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
The Great Barrier Reef is so great that it is visible from outer space! Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? It is one of the biggest living structures on Earth and also listed as a World Heritage Site. The ecosystem supports 3,000 coral reefs, 600 continental islands, 300 coral cays and inshore mangrove forests. Therefore, it is termed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World stretching 2,300 kilometers. Snorkeling and diving are great activities to explore the 1,600 underwater species living in the reefs. If you despise getting wet, head over to the underwater glass galleries or enjoy an experience in the glass bottom boats.
- Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park
This park is a famous tourist destination because of Ayers Rock/Uluru which is a dome-shaped red rock in the middle of a red desert. It is one of Australia’s most photographed landscape, which is just another reason to visit it. The park is located in the heart of Aboriginal Australia and it is best to find tour guides of aboriginal descent, so they guide you while telling stories about the region.
- Bondi Beach
Sandy beaches, tanned bodies, surfing, and a cool swim are what bring people from over the world to this famous beach. It is only 15 minutes away from the Sydney City Center and a great place for a family picnic. However, try to make your way to the beach early as it gets overcrowded quickly. You can also enjoy the street side restaurants, Skate Park, and Sunday markets if swimming is not your cup of tea.
Although Australia has plenty of nature destinations, they are a little far from the major cities making them inaccessible. So, plan wisely if you are with your family.