Australia is a nation of contrasts and beauty. Being the smallest continent yet the largest island in the world, there is a lot that Australia can offer. Explore multicultural cities, ancient rainforests, sand islands, national parks, and a lot more.
With these come the country’s friendly locals and laid-back environment. No wonder Australia is on many bucket list destinations. See these attractions for yourself when you study in Australia:
Sydney Opera House
When you mention Sydney, the first thing that comes to mind is this famous building that is shaped like billowing sails or huge shells. Located in Bennelong Point along the shore, this building is a popular architectural icon in the world and is listed in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. It is deserving of its praises, with water surrounding the three sides of the structure with the Royal Botanic Gardens to its south.
Make sure to make the most out of this architectural wonder. Enjoy a performance, take a tour, dine at the restaurant, and more. On the inside, you can see studios, theaters, exhibition rooms, a concert hall, and a cinema. You can also have a picturesque perspective from afar through a ferry or harbor cruise.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park was established in 1975 to help protect the fragile ecosystems in the area, which comprises more than 3,000 coral reefs, 600 continental islands, 300 coral cays, and inshore mangrove islands. This marine park is one of the planet’s largest living structures and also one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
During your summer break, you can dive and snorkel in the park where you can see captivating life underwater, which includes more than 1,600 tropical fish species, sharks, dolphins, rays, turtles, giant clams, and more. If you don’t want to get wet, you can observe the reef underwater through the glass bottom boats and underwater viewing stations.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Located in the heart of the Red Centre in Australia is the Uluru, which was formerly called the Ayers Rock. It is one of the country’s most photographed natural wonders due to its striking red monolith forms. The Uluru is the centerpiece of this national park which is considered a World Heritage Area and managed by the traditional landowners (the Aṉangu people) and the Parks Australia. The Kata Tjuta, on the other hand, are red dome-shaped rocks. It is a great place to see a transformation of colors in the shifting light of the Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
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