A country that is a whole continent to itself, Australia is popular with its natural beauty. It is the world's smallest continent that is also a major tourist destination. What makes the country such an important and popular tourist destination is that it owns a diverse and untouched landscape.
Australia is divided into the States and territories and these make up the Commonwealth of Australia. These are New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory. Canberra is the national capital of Australia. Sydney is the largest city. Other major cities of Australia are Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide, Hobart.
Places to visit in Australian Capital Territory:
Australian Capital Territory is a small one. However, it houses wildlife parks, national parks, nature reserves, bushlands and more. It is is home to the capital city, Canberra. Canberra offers museums, galleries and government buildings. The Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia and Questacon, The Australian National Botanic Gardens, Namadgi National Park are places to visit. Also, this territory is close to the Snowy Mountains.
Places to visit in South Australia:
The capital city is Adelaide and the city is an attractive one. Adelaide is popular with wining and dining. There are charming national parks here. Simpson Desert, Lake Eyre National Park, Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges National Park, The Murray River are natural beauties of the state. The vineyards and wineries of South Australia are special and famous for producing wines of international quality. The Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra have reputation for being the state's prized wine-growing regions. Among the attractions of South Australia there are Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula, Limestone Coast and more.
Places to visit in Victoria:
Victoria is located in the south-eastern corner of Australia. The capital of Victoria is Melbourne. It is a cosmopolitan city.The Australian Tennis Open is famous all around the world. The popular places of Melbourne are The Immigration Museum, Melbourne Aquarium, Gold Treasury Museum, Old Melbourne Gaol (Jail), National Gallery of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens, Treasury Gardens, Scienceworks. Among the attractions of Victoria there are The Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula, Tasman Sea Coastline, The High Country, Sovereign Hill, The Macedon Ranges and much more.
Places to visit in Queensland:
It is a very popular travel destination located in Australia's north east. It offers tropical rainforests, beaches and islands. Some of the attractions of Quuensland are The Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Daintree, Cape Tribulation, The Gold Coast, The Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island. Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville are the cities of Queensland.
Places to visit in New South Wales:
New South Wales is located in the eastern part of Australia. Sydney is the largest city of Australia and the capital of New South Wales. Sydney is regarded as one of the most stunning cities in the world. The Sydney Harbour and Opera House are must see places. Central Coast, Hunter, Blue Mountains, Snowy Mountains, Illawarra, The Hunter Valley Wine Country, Port Macquarie, The Murray, Outback New South Wales, Lord Howe Island are among places to visit.
Places to visit in Northern Territory:
The Northern Territory is located in the northern part of Australia. The territory houses national parks and Australian Aboriginal culture. The travellers can visit these attractions: Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land, Jim Jim Falls, Darwin Crocodile Farm, Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Devil's Marbles Conservation Park. Among the cities and towns of this territory there are Tennant Creek and Darwin.
Places to visit in Western Australia:
It is it is located in the western region of Australia. Perth is the capital city of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Kings Park, Perth Mint, Perth Cultural Center and the beaches are popular places of the city. Perth owns great weather. The attractions of this area are The Swan Valley, Rottnest Island, Rockingham, Shark Bay World Heritage and Marine Park, South Coast, Fremantle. Western Australia's Diving and Marine Life is popular and people from all over the world come here to dive and swim with whale sharks.
Places to visit in Tasmania:
Tasmania is the island state of Australia. It is for the travellers who are in search of wilderness and hiking. Tasmania's capital is Hobart. Purest air and purest nature call travellers. The Tasman Peninsula, The East Coast of Tasmania, Huon Valley and Bruny Island, Mount Field National Park, Cradle Mountain, Launceston & Tamar Valley, Freycinet, St Helens, Huon DEntrecasteaux Bruny are among the attractions.
In Australia the number of activities and adventure is countless. Here are some examples: hiking, bushwalking, diving, fishing, skiing, trekking, hot ballooning, climbing, sky diving etc.Australian flora and fauna is completely unique. There are animals which are the icons of Australia such as the kangaroo and the koala. A visit to Australia means seeing these animals.
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