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4 Domestic Gems to Explore

A visit to Australia is on the bucket list of nearly every foreign traveller, and for good reason. Australia is blessed with some of the world’s most stunning landscapes, where travellers can find everything from rugged camping experiences to 5-star luxury getaways.

With so many international tourists flocking to our shores, it would stand to reason that there are a lot of travel opportunities domestically for us to explore. Here are some of Australia’s top destinations, highly sought after by international visitors, which every Australian should visit at some point.

Daintree Rainforest

Described as the most extraordinary place on earth by the great David Attenborough, the Daintree Rainforest is truly magnificent. It is the world’s oldest rainforest and home to a seemingly endless variety of plant and animal species.

Come face to face with giant cassowary birds, large saltwater crocodiles and a wide variety of rare and endangered wildlife. Abundant outdoor recreation opportunities are available to make your experience of the Daintree truly memorable.

Kakadu National Park

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Area for its rich cultural and natural offerings, Kakadu is Australia’s largest National Park. The park offers spectacular waterfalls, plentiful wildlife, refreshing waterholes, and some of Australia’s finest Aboriginal rock art. Whether you are cruising the rivers for crocodiles or learning about Australia’s first inhabitants, you can be assured you’ll experience the true spirit of Australia with a visit to Kakadu.

Great Barrier Reef

It is no wonder the Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World , not only does it possess the world’s largest coral reef system, it can also be seen from space. The area is home to some of Australia’s most beautiful islands including Hamilton, Hayman, Lizard, Fitzroy, and Green Island. Whether you choose to get your feet wet via a snorkel/scuba adventure or take in the beauty via a scenic flight, the Great Barrier Reef is an experience not to be missed.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

It may be just a rock, but try telling yourself that when you stand before the beautiful blazing red Uluru at sunset. The landmark is sacred to the local indigenous Pitjantjatjara Anangu people and will no doubt have you feeling the same way after paying it a visit.

The National Park is not only home to the mighty Uluru but also Kata Tjuta, or the Olgas. The impressive 36 domes that make up Kata Tjuta are a great addition while visiting Australia’s most notable natural landmark.

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2018-02-28T10:40:18+00:00