Australia is a country and continent, surrounded by Pacific and Indian oceans. The major cities of Australia are Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra. Australia is slightly smaller than the continental United States, and has most beautiful tourist attractions, that attract many tourists every year. Among many tourist attractions, Sydney Opera House and Ayers Rocks are the landmarks in Australia. Many tourist visit Australia every year, and due to high demand and long journey, the cost of travelling is quite high. Therefore international airlines offer Cheap Flights to Australia, when you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings in the world. It is well recognised and most famous performing art centre in the Sydney, Australia, reflect the image of huge sailing ship. It is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was designed and built by Danish architect Jorn Utzon. The building was formally opened on 20th October 1973, by Queen Elizabeth II. The house host over 1500 performances each year and has multiple venues. The Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007.
The Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru. It’s a large sandstone rock formation located within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It is one of the top tourist attractions in Australia. The rock stands more than 1142 feet (348 meters) high and has total circumference of 5.8 miles (9.5 km). The rock distinctive feature is that it changes colour at different times of the day, most amazing when it glows red at dawn and sunset. There are special tourist spots constructed to view the both sites of rock at dawn and dusk. Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The rock is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the top destinationsin Australia. This attracts underwater explorer and scuba divers. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest Coral Reef, located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Carol Reef composed of over 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1400 miles (2300 km). A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which helps to limit the impact of humus use, such as fishing. There are numerous boat cruises that offer tourist to see the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is also known as “The Coathanger”, because of its arch based design. It is made of steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour. The bridge has two railway lines, pedestrian path and eight lanes for road traffic to accommodate traffic flow by switching directions.
The bridge was opened in 1932, about 40 years before the Sydney Opera House. The height of the bridge is around 134 m (440 ft) above the harbour, and is the sixth longest spanning –arch bridge in the world. The width is 48.8 m (160 ft), and become the world’s widest long-span bridge. It connects the Sydney’s north shore to the central business district, with the bridge span of 500 meter. This is one of the top tourist attractions, as they enjoy the spectacular views of the harbour and city, from the top of the bridge.