Australia is a beautiful country with many iconic landmarks. These are some of the most famous ones:
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. It is located on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour. The building was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon and its construction was completed in 1973. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Australia, receiving over 8 million visitors annually, more than any other cultural site in the country.
The building consists of several performance venues: the Concert Hall (2,700 seats), Joan Sutherland Theatre (1,100 seats), Drama Theatre (685 seats) and Playhouse Theatre (300 seats). Other facilities include restaurants and bars as well as extensive backstage areas including workshops for set construction etc., which are open to public viewing during daylight hours when no performances are taking place thereon; these areas are generally not accessible by patrons except during special events such as Open House Day or private tours arranged through the Opera House itself
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru is a sacred site for the Anangu people, who consider it to be their ancestral home. It’s also one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks and one of the world’s largest sandstone monoliths.
The rock stands 348 metres above the surrounding plain and covers an area of 8 kilometres wide by 5 kilometres long. The striking red colour comes from oxidised minerals in its sandstone layers that have been exposed by erosion over thousands of years.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, covering an area of over 344,000 square kilometers. It is located in Queensland, Australia, and contains over 2900 reefs and 900 islands. This natural wonderland attracts thousands of tourists each year who come to explore its beauty and wildlife.
The Great Barrier Reef received its name from Captain Cook when he saw it on his voyage along Australia’s east coast in 1770. He described it as “a barrier against all ships” due to its sheer size–and it was indeed so great that he could not see past it! Today you can still see this amazing sight by visiting one of many tours offered around Townsville or Cairns (or even just renting your own boat).
The reef contains more than 1 million individual organisms per hectare which makes it one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth–it even includes more species than exist on land! If you’re interested in seeing some marine life while admiring breathtaking views from above ground level then be sure not miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Lord Howe Island
If you’re looking for a place that offers everything from rugged cliffs to pristine beaches, Lord Howe Island has it all. Located in the Tasman Sea off Australia’s east coast, this World Heritage Site is known for its wildlife and seabirds as well as its many walking trails.
While there are no cars allowed on Lord Howe Island (and only one person per household), there are plenty of ways to explore this unique destination. You can hike through rainforests or go snorkeling with sea turtles near Sandy Bay Beach before enjoying lunch at one of several restaurants serving local seafood dishes like barramundi fish or lobster tails cooked with garlic butter sauce. If you’re feeling adventurous after all that exploring, try parasailing over Ballina Bay!
Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park is a vast area of land in the Northern Territory, Australia. It’s home to many animals and Aboriginal art sites, including crocodiles and kangaroos. The park is one of the most popular national parks in Australia because it has so much to offer visitors.
The Kakadu National Park covers an area of nearly 20,000 square kilometers (7,700 square miles). It was created by legislation passed by Parliament on September 16th 1980; however its history goes back further than this when it was first explored by Europeans during their colonization attempts in 1789.
Great Walks in Tasmania
In Australia, there are many iconic landmarks that have become synonymous with the country’s history and culture. But if you’re looking for a more active way to see these sites, consider taking on one of these great walks!
The Walls of Jerusalem National Park is located in Tasmania. The park was named after an Aboriginal legend about two brothers who fought over their father’s inheritance; they were chased by angry spirits into a cave where they were trapped forever by an earthquake that created a wall around them. It’s now possible to walk through this “wall” via several trails within the park itself or even take part in overnight camping trips along its perimeter (but don’t worry–you won’t get trapped).
The Overland Track is another popular hiking route through Tasmania’s wilderness areas. It takes hikers on an 80-kilometer trek through dense rainforests and alpine meadows all while passing through some truly breathtaking scenery along the way! The South Coast Track offers similar scenery but shorter distances at just 35 kilometers long; however there aren’t any campsites along this path so plan ahead accordingly before heading out onto it! Finally we come back down south again towards Hobart where we find ourselves standing atop Mount Wellington watching ships sail past below us as well as enjoying spectacular views from atop Mount Nelson’s summit instead
The Twelve Apostles, Victoria
The Twelve Apostles, located in Port Campbell National Park, are limestone stacks that jut out of the Southern Ocean. The area is a popular tourist attraction and a great place to go for a swim. Other attractions nearby include Loch Ard Gorge (where you can see the wreckage of a ship), Gibson’s Steps and London Bridge.
Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory.
Uluru and Kata Tjuta are two of Australia’s most iconic landmarks. The former is the world’s largest sandstone rock, while the latter is a collection of hundreds of domes and mounds that make up an area known as The Olgas. Both sites are sacred to the local Aboriginal community, who have inhabited this part of central Australia for thousands of years.
They’re also incredibly beautiful places to visit–and if you do decide to go there yourself when visiting Australia, don’t forget your camera!
Aussie Birds – Emus, Kookaburras and Quokkas.
Aussie Birds – Emus, Kookaburras and Quokkas
Emus are large flightless birds that can be found in Australia. They can grow up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) tall and weigh up to 70 kilograms (155 pounds). They have thick brown feathers on their back with lighter colored feathers underneath them, while their heads have black stripes around their eyes and beaks that look like they’ve been sharpened by a knife! Kookaburras are species of kingfishers found in Australia as well as other parts of Southeast Asia. These funny looking birds have blue eyes which makes for an interesting contrast against those bright yellow chests! Finally there’s Quokkas–small wallabies native only found on Rottnest Island off Western Australia’s coast!
There are many great places to visit in Australia.
There are many great places to visit in Australia. It depends on your interests and how much time you have, but there’s something for everyone. You can travel by car, train or plane and stay in hotels, hostels or campgrounds.
Australia is a great place to visit, and these landmarks are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more iconic Australian landmarks that you can discover on your own or with friends. Whether you’re looking for adventure, culture or relaxation – Australia has something for everyone!