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Top 10 things to do when you visit Australia

22/10/2016 3:26 AM AEDT | Updated 22/10/2016 4:01 AM AEDT

Australia is one of the best destinations to plan a trip around the globe. It’s a magical place and has lots of attractions to visit and incredible things to do for tourists. But among so many attractions it’s a bit tough to decide what places you must visit. If you are looking for the best places to see in Australia or the best things to do in Australia, read our suggestions carefully.

1. Visit Great ocean road and enjoy Whale watching

One of the must-see sights in Australia is Great Ocean Road that visitors should never miss. Explore the breathtaking scenery and diverse landscape of this extraordinary place. It’s a 244Km route from Torquay in the east to Warrnambool in the west along the coast. Start to explore this road from Melbourne and spend at least 3-4 hours to enjoy the beauty of this place in a proper way. You’ll also find some wonders of nature here, like 12 Apostles, the London Bridge and The Grotto.

2. Visit Luna Park: An amusement park in Sydney

If you are fond of theme or amusement park, then don’t miss the chance to visit Luna Park. This park has featuring fun, rides and games for children as well as elders. This theme park was opened for the first time in 1935. The entrance of the park is bit gloomy, but it offers the best entertainment to its visitors. The best rides never to miss here are Coney Island, Wild Mouse, Dodgem City and Tumble Bug.

3. Shark Bay: A World Heritage Site

You will love its natural charm and beauty for sure. Shark Bay area is located in Western Australia, north of Perth. Shark Bay is a wonderland of exceptional natural beauty, biological diversity, captivating ecology, spectacular coastline, and distinctive insights. The most popular attractions you must see here are Stromatolites, Monkey Mia, Peron Homestead, Shell Beach, Dirk Hartog Island, Eagle Bluff, and the Dugongs.

4. Kakadu National Park: An enormous nature reserve

On the Northern Territory, there’s another most awe-inspiring wilderness area called Kakadu National Park. It’s also a part of the UNESCO World Heritage. This sacred land of Australian Aborigines is a giant patchwork of contrasting landscapes, tropical woodlands, and dry shrubs. Don’t forget to take a wildlife cruise on Yellow Water Billabong and the East Alligator River. Never miss enjoying panoramic views of Nourlangie and Ubirr art sites spread over about 5000 rocks. These mythological figures or contemplate cave paintings are about 20,000 years old.

5. Forgotten Songs (Artwork)

Forgotten Songs is an artwork located in Angel Place, Sydney. This little corner of Sydney is just a beautiful place. Usually, tourists don't recommend visiting it because there's not much to do in Angel Place. But this small street in Sydney meets all glory in the middle of town, and it 's a place I’d recommend to visit. At night, when all the cages lit, this landscape looks even more beautiful and magical.

6. Take a stroll through Chinatown: A dramatic entrance

This is one of the recommended places for all shopaholics. This place is lined with China Stores and Markets. If you’re a big fan of Chinese food, must visit Chinatown. Here, you’ll find delicious Chinese dishes and a quite extensive range of teas. Don’t miss the food festival if you visit this place on this occasion.

7. Enjoy nightlife to have loads of fun

Whether you are in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or any other city of Australia, you will find many Bars, NightClubs etc. where you can have loads of fun. Never miss the view of the city at night from the rooftop. If you are in Sydney, you can visit The Glenmore Rooftop Hotel, The Local Taphouse, Sydney Harbour YHA and there are plenty of other bars and restaurants with a rooftop. If you are a Casino player, you will find many that welcome players whole night. Australia has a great history of gambling that Casinority has beautifully defined in an infographic. There are many other gaming clubs that you can also visit to enjoy Snooker, Bowling etc..

8. Must see ‘Fireworks’ in Darling Harbour

All fireworks’ lovers don’t need to wait for the New Year Eve or any other event to enjoy fireworks. They can visit Darling Harbour to enjoy amazing fireworks on every Saturday night. Darling Harbour is a spot much more than to wander around, eat or drink. Every Saturday night, this place is crowded with people who love to enjoy the spectacular fireworks show offered for free. The sky remains illuminated, and fireworks keep dancing in the air for about 10 minutes. It’s the best place to have a cup of coffee or meal while enjoying fireworks.

9. The Great Barrier Reef: The largest living thing on Globe

The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Queensland in Australia. This largest Coral Reef in the world is more than 2,500 km long and consists of more than 900 islands. Don’t forget to spend time in the Blue Mountains and enjoy hiking, picnicking, etc. there.

10. Islands: The incredible beauty of Australia

Never miss visiting Australian Islands in your trip. Here I do recommend the things to enjoy on these Islands. Kangaroo Island (Idyllic for watching sea lions, koalas, kangaroos, etc.), Magnetic Island (located on the Great Barrier), Fraser Island, and Tasmania (both protected areas by UNESCO), Philip Island (known for its circuit, but with abundant charms and beauty of penguins) and the Whitsunday Islands, with white sand beaches as beautiful as the Whitehaven Beach.

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