Australia, also known as Down Under, has much to offer. From beautiful, modern cities like Sydney and Melbourne to the beautiful nature in the many national parks. Everything can be found in this beautiful country and therefore in this blog we will tell you about 7 amazing places in Australia.
Sydney is Australia’s largest ,and oldest, city. Located in the south of Australia, the city is known for the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. These sights are definitely worth visiting, but it is also very interesting to visit Port Jackson. Sydney was created from this natural harbor and you can learn a lot about this beautiful city here!
#2 Nitmiluk National Park
This nature park is located in northern Australia. The Katherine River here has caused a 15 kilometer long gorge in the Arnhem Land Plateau. It is possible to canoe on this river! In the water you can encounter saltwater crocodiles, among other things. These animals are basically harmless to humans, nevertheless it is wise to keep your distance from the crocodiles.
#3 Purnululu National Park
Looking for a quieter and less touristy nature reserve? Then visit Purnululu National Park. This nature park can only be reached by 4WD and is also only open during the dry season, from April to November. You will find many rocks, valleys, canyons and other beautiful natural phenomena here.
#4 Freycinet National Park
For breathtaking views, head to Freycinet National Park. This is located on the island of Tasmania. The island is a lot bigger than the Netherlands and contains a lot of fantastic wildlife, so Freycinet National Park is one of them. Mountain range The Hazards is the most eye-catching “attraction,” especially among mountain hikers. Bring good hiking boots if you want to climb this mountain!
#5 Lamington National Park
Something you would less likely expect to find in Australia; a jungle. Yet it can absolutely be found in Lamington National Park. With over five hundred waterfalls and countless bird species, you can really enjoy pure, green nature here. You can do many walks here, but be sure to find out in advance which route you want to walk, as the trails are generally quite long!
Canberra is the capital of Australia and is located in the south of the country. The special thing about this city is that it has “only” about 400,000 inhabitants. This makes it the seventh largest city in Australia in terms of population, yet it is the capital. The reason for this is that at the time they did not want a battle between Sydney and Melbourne, and so they chose Canberra, which lies between the two cities. Fun sights in the city include the Australian Parliament House and the viewpoint at Mount Ainslie. You will also find many museums in this city and the National War Memorial can also be found here. Very impressive.
Melbourne lies west of Canberra and is Australia’s second largest city by population. From Melbourne you can take an excursion to Philip-Island. On this island wallabies and kangaroos roam freely, you can even feed the animals by hand! Always follow the instructions on the signs. It is also possible to see little penguins on the island, a very fun excursion! In addition, there are some nice sights in the city, such as Federation Square and Eureka Skydeck 88, from where you have a beautiful view of the city.