Australia is a country that tends to make people dream. Located at the other end of the world, extremely vast and which has an incomparable fauna and flora, this territory has indeed everything to please. Each year, many people therefore choose to make the long journey to get there, whether for a long road trip, to settle there for a year or even forever. Once there, it is difficult to know where to start as there is so much choice. Here is a small list that should help you not to miss the must-see places in this gigantic country.
- 1) The Great Barrier Reef
- 2) Uluru
- 3) Sydney
- 4) Kakadu National Park
- 5) The Great Ocean Road
- 6) Kangaroo Island
- 7) Tasmania
- 8) Karijini National Park
1) The Great Barrier Reef
After buying your plane tickets and completing the online visa application process , you will finally be able to board for this incredible country that is Australia. And if there is one thing not to be missed there, it ‘s the Great Barrier Reef . Known worldwide and unfortunately in great peril today, the Great Barrier Reef is considered the largest ecosystem in the world . Going there to admire it (while respecting the reef as much as possible to preserve it) is precisely the opportunity to become aware of the impact of humans on nature .
Also known as Ayers Rock, it is actually a gigantic rock located in the heart of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. Considered by the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara aboriginal peoples as a sacred place , it has long been open to the public who could climb it . Only, since October 26, 2019, tourists no longer have permission to climb to the top , because the mount has since been under the control of the aborigines. However, it is still possible to visit the park in which it is located and admire it from below , which already offers an incredible spectacle.
How to go to Australia without making a small detour to Sydney? It is also very often for many tourists the starting point of the trip , which allows you to immediately get into the atmosphere of this incredible country. World famous, in particular thanks to its traditional opera , Sydney is a very cosmopolitan city , because no less than 250 languages are spoken there. This megalopolis by the ocean also offers incredible and incomparable landscapes .
4) Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park is located in the north of the territory and will inevitably capsize the hearts of tourists. Classified since 1981 on the UNESCO World Heritage List , this gigantic park of more than 19,000 km² is home to absolutely incredible fauna: thousands of species of insects, 55 freshwater fish, 25 amphibians , reptiles, 280 birds and more than 60 mammals. Several indigenous peoples also live there , even today.
5) The Great Ocean Road
Located on the west coast of Australia, The Great Ocean Road is a coastal road that stretches for no less than 243 km . Considered one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, it indeed offers breathtaking views , both of the ocean and of the cliffs that surround it.
6) Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island, which can be translated as ” kangaroo island “, is indeed very aptly named. It is indeed a large island, located south of Australia , off Adelaide. As half of the island has never been deforested, the fauna there is extremely varied and wild . If tourism is authorized there, it is very controlled and visitors are asked to show good citizenship to preserve the place as much as possible.
7) La Tasmanie
Tasmania is an Australian state , considered the country’s main island . It is located 199 km from the southeast coast and covers more than 68,000 km² . Known worldwide for being home to the famous ” devil “, Tasmania has a very particular climate and in particular extremely humid . It was also the place where, more than 150 years ago, prisoners were left to ” rot ” as the living conditions could be so difficult . However, it is a must in the country, in particular thanks to the incredible landscapes .
8) Karijini National Park
Another great park that you should not miss if you are passing through Australia: Karijini National Park. Located in the Hamersley Mountains in the northwest of the country, it is Western Australia’s second largest park . It is still a very sparsely populated place , which allows you to fully enjoy the incredible landscapes it offers: beaches, canyons, waterfalls or even natural swimming pools, you are spoiled for choice!