5 World-Famous Australian Icons

Australia is a country that is blessed with natural wonders; from beaches and enchanting coral reefs to fabulous mountains, ancient forests and even wide expanses of empty desserts. This abundance of natural beauty is a big draw card for visitors from around the world so it is no wonder that Australia welcomed more than 9 million tourists back in 2018, a number which keeps growing each year. There are many sights, sounds and tastes around the country which should be experienced by travellers from far and wide. There are big landmarks to see as well as all the small things Australia is famous for, there are so many unique experiences you can only have in this country.

Kangaroos and Koalas

It’s not uncommon for tourists to become giddy with excitement about meeting these poster animals in Australia. The best way to enjoy them is to admire them while they are in their natural habitat–the wild. Or you can also be led by an expert naturalist guide who will take you to experience close-up encounters with these amazing animals. You can cuddle Koalas and hand feed Kangaroos at many locations around the country. To remember and share this amazing experience, collect Australian souvenirs that you can show off to your family and colleagues back at home.

Sydney Opera House

No trip to Australia is ever complete without making a visit to the famous Sydney Opera House which is a multipurpose performing arts facility with a very large concert hall that has a capacity of about 2,700 seats. The Sydney Opera House hosts symphony concerts, choir performances, and popular music shows. This landmark of Australia was officially designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. You can take a tour to Sydney Opera House that will allow you to get behind the scenes as the guide provides a detailed history of this World Heritage Site. Many items and imagery of Australia will include this landmark so it is easy to find a souvenir of your trip featuring the Sydney Opera House.

The Great Barrier Reef

This spectacular natural wonder is the world’s largest and longest coral reef system in the world. The Great Barrier Reef marine reservation protects more than 1,500 species of fish and other marine life in the area. Immerse yourself in the magical underwater world and observe how the ecosystem and its inhabitants work by boat trip or even better by snorkeling or scuba diving. The Great Barrier Reef is especially stunning during the annual spawning season when millions of corals release eggs and sperm into the sea. Be sure to visit this world famous attraction before it is too late, warming seas and increasing pollution and ocean acidity are putting the reef at risk and parts of it are already bleaching and dying. While you are visiting you can take part in a great effort to save the reef by visiting the reef with an eco certified provider or contributing a donation to one of the charitable organisations that are working hard to preserve the reef.

Bondi Beach

Located just 8 km from the city centre, Bondi Beach has become known internationally as one of Australia’s most famous beaches. While there are many other beaches in Australia that are less busy and more naturally stunning. This beach has become famous for many reasons including close proximity to Sydney city, easy accessibility and popular features in movies and television shows. Bondi Beach is one of Sydney’s busiest beaches and the setting for many postcards and travel snaps. There are plenty of cafes and shops nearby to visit as well as the famous Bondi surf club and the Ocean pool. A lovely walk on the boardwalk around the coastline to see more coves, beaches and rock formations will finish of your visit superbly.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Walking up to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is not for the faint hearted but should be on every adventurous tourist’s itinerary. This bridge is renowned for its beauty, set in the Sydney harbour with views of the city skyline, boats and coastline. The Harbour Bridge is an important artery in the road system connecting cars, trains, bikes and pedestrians to both sides of Sydney. The Sydney Harbour Bridge opened in 1932 after taking eight years to build and using 53,000 tons of steel and six-million hand-driven rivets.

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