The best sights to see in Australia

Australia is the most popular destination for British emigrants and it’s easy to see why. The size of a small continent and all the open space you could ever need, Oz is full of amazing places to visit. The country boasts some of the most exotic wildlife and locales on the planet.

Here are just some of the must see sights:

The Great Barrier Reef

Situated off the coast of Queensland in the Coral Sea the Barrier Reef is the largest organic structure on Earth. It’s so big that it can even be seen from space! The waters surrounding the reef are home to thousands of different species of marine animals and its clear waters make it a favourite location for divers and tourists alike.

Most coastal towns and cities in Queensland offer boat tours of the Reef ad the best time to visit it is April through to November.

The Reef is protected as a World heritage site and has been estimated to be 6 to 8 thousand years old making the Great Barrier Reef a must see location.

Uluru (Ayres Rock)

This mighty monolith is located in northern Australia and is part of UNESCO world heritage site located in the desert. The rock is a colossal 348 meters from top to bottom and dwarfs the surrounding landscape for miles around.

Uluru is a sacred monument for the native Aborigines, they prefer that people don’t climb it and believing that the ground underneath the rock is hollow and houses the spirits of their dead. Uluru is one of the world’s most famous landmarks and is regularly listed on top ten places to visit lists.

The best times to visit Uluru are in July, August and September, the Australian winter.

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean road is found along the South Eastern coast of the country and stretches for 150 miles. The road was built as a memorial for Australia’s war dead and the journey takes in some impressive sights. The famous ‘Twelve Apostles’ rock formation is the highlight of the route. You can get a guided tour of the route but it is advised to drive it yourself to get the full experience. The overall journey should take 1 or 2 days depending on how much sightseeing you do along the way.

The best time to do the drive is either in the autumn or spring.

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