Australia is one of the most amazing travel destinations in the world. When you come to this incredible place, there is no end to the amazing spots you can visit. Australia is a land that offers natural wonders of every variety. There are amazing ocean attractions, spectacular country settings, bustling cities full of excitement and a wide variety of landscapes that will appeal to everyone. There is so much to see and do in Australia that it can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. If you want help deciding what to see and do while visiting, here is a guide to the five best Australia travel destinations you can enjoy during your trip.

1. Scuba Dive in the Great Barrier Reef

Located off the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. This is the ultimate scuba diving destination on the planet. The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest coral reef in the world. There are more than 2,900 individual reefs that together make up the Great Barrier Reef. It is more than 2,300 kilometres long. Your best bet is to stay in Cairns or Port Douglas, where you can get all the gear and help you need to have an amazing scuba diving adventure.

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2. Cage Dive with Great White Sharks

If you love sharks, then one of the things you absolutely must do while visiting Australia is to head to Port Lincoln, South Australia. In this town, you will find Calypso Star Charters. This company will actually let you feed great white sharks from inside a giant metal cage. They head about a mile out to sea to the sharks’ feeding grounds, and then you are fitted with scuba gear and submersed under the surface inside the cage.

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3. Explore Kakadu National Park

You cannot fail to visit the largest national park in the country, Kakadu National Park. At a size of almost 20,000 square kilometres, the park is full of geologic and biological diversity. More than a third of the bird species in Australia can be found inside the park. The park is also home to the Bininj Mungguy, the aboriginal people who have lived and cared for this land for more than 50,000 years. One of the most enjoyable parts of visiting the park is seeing the spectacular rock paintings that the Bininj Mungguy have created over the millennia.

4. Visit Fraser Island

Fraser Island is one of the ultimate destinations in Australia. Located off the coast of Queensland, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. It has one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see. It is a great place to visit for wildlife lovers as it is home to 25 species of mammals, 354 species of birds and an incredible 19 different species of bats.

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5. Watch the Sunset at Uluru

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is an enormous sandstone monolith that is found in the Red Centre desert in the Northern Territory. The beautiful red sandstone has a way of shifting colours depending on the way the light hits it. When you are there at sunset, you will get to see the rock take on the loveliest red glow that will simply take your breath away. When you are visiting Uluru, please respect the sacred nature of Uluru for the local aboriginal tribe, the Pitjantjatjara, by resisting the temptation to climb the rock.

These five attractions are things you just have to see while you are in Australia. When you visit these five spectacular destinations, you will create memories that last for a lifetime. This is just a small sampling of the natural wonders that exist in Australia. There is a lot more to see and do in the countryside, and the cities have plenty to offer visitors as well. You really have to visit here yourself to see just how amazing Australia really is.

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Article submitted by Bill Gordon

Bill Gordon is a freelance writer who likes writing articles that cover family and travel related topics. He has written numerous articles and contributed to several other blogs. When he is not writing, he enjoys spending time with his wife and riding bikes.

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