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The three best sites to see in Australia

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 4 December 2018 | Views [17]

Home to 24.5 million people, Australia is often seen as a perfect holiday destination. Despite the length of the journey from most European countries, it is a place that many people dream of visiting, and living in. It is a place of rich history and culture, and with iconic sites that are famous around the world, both natural and manmade. When you also consider the beautiful weather and exotic wildlife, it’s no wonder that it is such a famous destination.

 

But in a country with so much to see it can be hard to know what to prioritise, or what the best sites are. There are so many iconic Australian landmarks that instantly spring to mind. And when so much of the news coverage about the country has focused on natural disasters - like forest fires - and political chaos - with the country getting its 6th Prime Minister in 8 years - it is easy to miss what makes it so special.

 

So, if you’re considering a little trip to the land down under, you’re going to want to know what you should go and see, behind the headlines and away from the horror stories. Australia is a stunning country and you should make the most of any visit. A such, here are the three sites you should look to see while you’re in Australia.

Sydney Opera House

When he won a competition in 1957 to design a new opera house for the city of Sydney, Jørn Utzon was an unknown Danish architect. Now his name and his design is one of the most famous and iconic buildings the world over. The unique fusion of modern and classic architecture is part of the building’s special charm. Unhelpfully for an opera house, until recent works corrected the issue it was infamous for its terrible acoustics. If you’re in Sydney, don’t miss the opportunity to catch a show here!

Uluru

Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a marvel of nature, located in the midst of the Australian outback. A giant red dome, poking out of the Earth, four and half hours by car from the nearest town, the rock is millions of years old and dominates the predominantly flat desert landscape. Burning red, Uluru acts as a beacon for tourists who flock to the national park every year to admire this seemingly out of place mound, rising 348 meters above the surrounding landscape.

Solar Eclipses

Whilst it may seem a long way off, if you happen to be in Australia in November 2030, then you should make the effort to see the solar eclipse that will be visible in the country on the 25th of that month. Occurring at 6.51am, however, seeing this natural phenomenon will require a pretty early start, but it’s worth it for such a stunning and unusual event. Of course with November being the start of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, it will be light enough by that time to catch your glimpse of this memorable event!

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