Top Five Australian Landmarks

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Australia is certainly a vast area to cover in just one holiday’s time. and it’s not only about its vastness, but also the numerous sports and activities that one might engage in. but no matter if it’s the unique fauna, the beaches or the adventure attracting you to visit Australia, you should always keep in mind that every country has its landmarks that you just can’t miss. The following top five Australian landmarks are exactly the kind of must-see, must-take-picture places I’m talking about, so it is worth learning some basic facts about all of them:

Uluru Rock

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A gigantic piece of sandstone in the middle of the Australian desert, the Uluru (Ayers) rock is hard to ignore. Scientists are still uncertain about the exact origins of this monolith, however people have known it and appreciated its uniqueness since immemorial times (it was a scared place for the aboriginals).

Sydney Opera House

Many regard the Sydney Opera House with the same consideration as the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Lady Liberty in New York. The number one landmark in Australia, the opera house was built between the 5th and 7th decades of the 20st century, following the ambitious plan of the Danish architect Jorn Utzon.

Kangaroo Island

Situated in the immediate vicinity of Adelaide, in the south eastern part of the continent, the kangaroo island is generally regarded as Australian nature at its best. Hundreds of species on animals and plants are squeezed in this small piece of land, making animal spotting a child’s play. Also one of the best places to see a koala in its natural habitat.

Gondwana Forest

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Due to its relative recent discovery and colonization by Europeans, Australia is generally regarded as a very young culture. This is not the case at all (aboriginals were there long time ago), and by no means true in regard to Australian nature. The eastern coast of Australia is covered by the ancient tropical woods which are formally known as the Gondwana forests. Throughout a series of nature reserves and national parks, visitors can admire the same species of plants that used to live millions and millions of years ago, when all continents were a huge block of land known as Gondwana.

The Twelve Apostles

The coast of Victoria in general and the great ocean road in particular are famous for their rock formations and breathtaking panoramas. The 12 rock stacks in the middle of the ocean were nicknamed ‘The Twelve Apostles’, and attract thousands of photography amateurs every year in their savage, solemn beauty.

 

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