Australia is known to have the oldest ceaseless living culture in this world. It’s home to a reef that is so boundless that you can see it from space, amazing golf courses that are part of the world’s best lists, and lakes that feature pink hues and much more! If you live in Australia, you need to know that there are so many world-class destinations and tourism experiences that are available in your own backyard that you shouldn’t be overlooked.
If you have the means to visit Australia, it’s the ideal place that provides the perfect opportunity for enjoying the outdoors and to experience Australian tourism’s biggest icons, offerings, activities while also supporting their business and communities to get back on their feet. Here are some of the top destinations of Australia that you must visit in 2021.
Located within the Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru, the world’s biggest and most famous rock, is one of the most important Australian tourist places. It has a beautiful red monolith sandstone formation, also called a ‘shadowy place’ that stands more than 348 metres high. If you love hitchhiking, Australia is definitely one of the best places to do it.
Did you know that Uluru stands 348m (1,142 feet) aloft the surrounding desert plain, towering the Eiffel Tower? Uluru is instilled with rich Aboriginal history which is why watching Uluru change its colours at sunset or sunrise is one of Australia’s most must-see experiences.
2. Daintree Rainforest
The world’s oldest rainforest, Daintree Rainforest, is located in Far North Queensland. Known to be “the most extraordinary place on Earth”, it’s pretty obvious that this place is really good. The location of this national park is owned by the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people, and plenty of its features hold great spiritual meaning and significance for them. The Daintree Rainforest is already 180-million years old that its ancient ferns, lush canopy, and emerald green vines were the inspiration for the movie Avatar.
In this wonderful place, you can hike through the jungle and find animals and plants that you can never find anywhere else on the planet, or ride a zip-line and fly through the trees for a bird’s-eye view. If you like the waters, you may cruise across the winding waterways of the Daintree Rivers, enjoy the sight of saltwater crocodiles or go to the Cape Tribulation and check out where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. The Daintree park comprises two main parts, one is the Mossman Gorge where you would see crystal clear waters flowing down the smooth granite boulders.
3. Horizontal Falls
Have you ever seen a waterfall that flows horizontally? This western Australia’s horizontal falls cannot be compared to other waterfalls because it’s impossible to find a waterfall like this. Technically speaking, it’s not a waterfall but instead a natural phenomenon, and this happens thanks to several of the biggest tidal movements in the world.
If you’re looking for some action and adventure, this is the ideal place you may want to visit. In this amazing place, you can experience climbing on a seaplane for a scenic ride to the amazing horizontal falls. The falls are roaring tides that go through two versions of narrow gulfs. A trip to the horizontal falls usually lasts for about 90 minutes and will tour around the rocky islets and red cliffs of the northernmost coast of Western Australia’s Cape. Aside from that, you can also ride a jet board ride to take a stunning cruise right through the loud falls. So whether you wish to ride by boat or see the beauty of the area from the air, it will always be a memorable experience.
4. Lake Eyre
In South Australia, you can find Lake Eyre, which is Australia’s biggest salt lake at 9500 km2 or 3,667 miles2 and cycles daily from completely dry to an entire basin relying on rainfall. Also, the Murray River is 2,508km or 1,558 miles and is considered the longest single river in Australia that runs along with three states and is surrounded by lush green landscapes. If you love seeing rivers, beaches, and lakes, you’ll be surprised to see shocking pink lakes in Australia. Yes, PINK. Australia definitely has those and you need to come here for you to believe it’s real. From the coast of Western Australia to the outback of South Australia, there are surely some things that are as stunning and breathtaking as Australia’s pink lakes.
5. National Dinosaur Museum
If you’ve already booked hotel accommodation with your family in Australia, you may want to plan to bring your kids to the National Dinosaur Museum to see the world’s biggest dinosaur footprints. The country is filled with rich archaeological histories and you can find these footprints on the north coast of Broome in Western Australia. These fossilised dinosaur footprints are 130 million years old are 1.7m or 5.6 ft long that extend in patches for 49 miles or 80km across the coast.
This historic place is surely a must-visit for those who are interested in discovering a massive collection of interactive dinosaurs, fossils, and skeletons. Also, you may visit Winton Queensland to see the Australian Age of Dinosaurs exhibition that has skeletons of three dinosaurs found in the location and watch how palaeontologists do their work there with a prep-a-dino package.