When visiting Australia, it would be unwise to miss these iconic landmarks out of your schedule.
The Great Barrier Reef
Located off the coast of Queensland is the largest coral reef in the world. The Great Barrier Reef is made up of 900 islands and stretches 2,600 kilometres. It's worth browsing DialAFlight for tickets to Queensland, because the reef is officially a World Heritage Site and home to a diverse group of wildlife including: dolphins, whales, turtles, stingray, saltwater crocodiles, and don't get me started on the plant life. The reef saw its beginnings around 20,000 years ago according to experts.
The Great Ocean Road
Running along the southern coast of Australia, the Great Ocean Road is 250km in length and runs from warrnambool to the Bellarine Peninsula. Built back in 1930, it is a car drivers dream with its stunning Australian scenery and winding cliff top roads. There are even some walks just off the road where you can get out and enjoy the countryside. The Great Ocean Walk is highly recommended. The route can be driven in a day, but two would allow you a greater experience.
Did you know the first European settlement was in Sydney? The natural harbour made for the perfect spot, and has expanded into one of the most iconic spots in Australia. The Sydney Opera House and the >Sydney Harbour Bridge are worth visiting all year round, although New Years Eve is a special time for the harbour, when everyone gathers for the infamous fireworks display.
Uluru, formerly known as Ayres Rock, is located in the Red Centre in Northern Australia. A whopping 348 metres from top to bottom, with a circumference of 9.4 km, Uluru is one of the biggest single monoliths in the world. Uluru also extends around 1.5 miles underground. The Aborigines believe the space beneath Uluru is hollow and contains the spirits of their ancestors. It is recommended you don't try and climb Uluru, because it is frowned upon, however, walking around the base would take 2 to 4 hours.