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Unique Aussie Travel Destinations
Australia is such a huge country that it has a number of different climates. There is desert, tropical rainforest and far more. Even Australians are unlikely to have experienced all that the country has to offer, so where is the next best place to go? This article considers some of the top Aussie travel destinations and why they should be your next point of interest.
The Great Barrier Reef
It is easy to forget that Australia is home to the largest living construction in the world. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from space and yet many people never get the chance to see it up close. The Great Barrier Reef is a remarkable sight to behold and diving here is like diving nowhere else in the world. The oil leak from the BP plant sent shockwaves of fear around the world for the safety of the reef, and it certainly raised the point that now is the time to see it whilst it remains beautiful and unspoiled.
Melbourne is a great place to visit and yet it is somewhere that often falls down the list of priorities. Compared to Sydney and the Gold Coast, Melbourne has less exciting things to offer, but the city is a national hotspot for art, fashion and cuisine. A great holiday can be spent in Melbourne and the shopping opportunities are enough to satisfy you for at leasta year! From Melbourne you can take a number of Melbourne day tours, which will also give you the chance to see the wonders of the Great Ocean Road and places like Port Campbell.
Ballarat is one of many Australian mining towns that are rich in history. Many have turned into ghost towns, but a stay in Ballarat accommodation will provide you with an insight into one of these towns that survived the end of the gold rush. Ballarat experienced a surge of wealth, which continued for several years and coincided with the separation of Victoria as its own state. The Victorian era is reflected in the architecture and the city is unique in how quickly and consistently all of the property was built. Due to its formation at such a fast pace, there isn’t another Australian city similar to Ballarat, which makes for a remarkably interesting climate.
The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains are a wonderful feature of Australia. They are covered in beautiful Eucalyptus forestswhose trees release their oil into the air giving the mountains a blue tinge. The fresh eucalyptus air also does wonders for breathing, colds and respiratory problems. The mountains are home to waterfalls, spectacular views and generally awe-inspiring features. Whether you wish to walk through the forests and see the wildlife, or merely stand atop the peaks and look out over the spectacular views, there is little doubt that you will be more than content with the results.