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What is Australia Best Known For As a Destination?

Sydney Opera House, Australia
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If you’re thinking of flying to Australia for a holiday, you’re probably wondering why it’s such a popular destination and why so many tourists flock to the lucky country. Well, one reason is for its diverse range of attractions as well as its lifestyle and natural beauty. Those visiting can explore everything from crystal clear beaches to vibrant cities and more. So keep reading if you want to know more about what makes this country so special.

Local and International Cuisines

For the foodies looking for a taste of something local or even with an internationally influenced tinge, there are great quality restaurants all around Australia. The country is well-known for its unique cuisine with specialties such as kangaroo meat, fresh poultry to crocodiles there are things you’ll find here unavailable anywhere else. The country also boasts some of the freshest seafood in the world thanks to its extremely accessible coastline. You can eat everything from succulent prawns to sweet scallops, and more so don’t if you’re a foodie don’t hesitate to visit this country. You won’t want to miss out.

The Various Natural Landscapes

The country is home to almost every kind of landscape you can think of, from beaches to mountain ranges to deserts. Since the continent is so large you can truly experience a multitude of seasons, lands and climates meaning you can find the perfect setting to suit your preferences. Let’s look at some of the most popular landscapes that people flock to when visiting Australia.


One of the most famous attractions is Uluru, which is smack bang in the centre of the country. It is a massive sandstone rock formation that rises 348 metres above the flat plains of Central Australia and is known for its spiritual significance to the Aboriginal people. This landmark is definitely worth visiting if you get the chance.

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a must-see and unique not only to Australia but you probably won’t ever see anything like it in the world. It is the world’s largest living organism consisting of over 3,000 reefs and 900 islands across 2,300 kilometres off the northeast Australian coast. If snorkelling is you think it’s an experience not to be missed.

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is one of Australia’s most spectacular places to visit. Located in the Northern Territory, it has an array of things to explore, from the local wildlife to ancient Aboriginal art. If you’re looking for something with more cultural significance then Kakadu National Park would be great to check out.

Outdoor Adventures for the Active Types

Nothing is better than getting outside for some fresh air and sun on your skin, and what better way to do so than in Australia? Thanks to the sparse and well-maintained natural environment the country has the best air quality and cleanest natural resources in the world. So if you’re looking for some natural activities such as swimming, surfing and snorkelling then we’ve got you covered. If you’re also looking for some more exciting activities such as surfing or mountain climbing there is also an array of locations for these activities too. You’ll certainly be spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor activities in this great country.

Unique Wildlife Interactions

If you’ve had any friends or family visit Australia then I’m sure you’ve seen their classic koala interaction photos. You will have plenty of opportunities to hold, interact or watch some of the local wildlife in Australia which is a must-do during your visit. Everything from koalas to kangaroos and even if you want to watch some whales you can do so in the Sydney harbour. There is no denying that encountering these rare animals will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you can’t miss out on when visiting the country.


Australia is truly an incredible country to explore and experience. Whether you are looking for a chance to explore Australia’s astounding natural landscapes or sample cuisine, there really is something for everyone. All these amazing experiences are easily accessible when visiting Australia so no wonder it remains one of the top tourist destinations in the world.