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Australia the Smallest Continent with Big Surprises

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Australia
the smallest continent of the world is an interesting place to visit. Located
on the southern hemisphere below the continent of Asia, Australia has a very
interesting history. Ruled by the East India Company, Australia was a convict
depot during the colonial era. Convicts were transferred from all the way from
England to Australia and were set free to construct their own livelihood.
Before Australia was a barren desert island now it’s one of the highly
urbanized continents in the world.



 



 Australia
tourism
offers a wide range of
recreational activities for the visitors. The snow capped mountains,
picturesque landscapes, sun kissed beaches, tropical rain forest, deserts,
exotic wildlife and rare collection of flora and fauna all combines together to
make Australia a sought after tourist destination in the world. The island
continent is constituted of six states namely Victoria, Queensland, New South
Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.



 



The major cities of Australia that are known for
its tourist destinations are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide,
Hobart etc. Each city in Australia has its own contrasting set of things to do
and places to see. However some of the places to see in Australia
are:-



 



Great Barrier Reef: The largest coral reef
system stretching over two thousand and six hundred kilometres from the Pacific
to the tip of Queensland. Declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1981
the Great Barrier Reef is an amazing tourist spot. The Reef is inhabited by
many animal species and micro organism and is a great place for swimming,
snorkelling, fishing and Deep Sea diving. 



 



Sydney Harbour: The inlet to the South
Pacific Ocean is a natural harbour with the mesmerizing backdrop view of the
Sydney Opera House a World Heritage Site and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Water
activities such as sailing, fishing, scuba diving makes the harbour a well frequented
place for both local and the tourists.



 



Melbourne: The
most stylish of city of Australia is a blend of both Victorian and modern
architecture genius.  The Melbourne sky diving centre gives you an
opportunity to skydive. A plane takes you to a height of 13,000 meters then you
dive. You breath comes to a halt and then the fun unfolds. The bird’s eye view
of the Melbourne city is astounding. Come and have an adrenal rushing
experience that you won’t forget till date. Grab a bite of the mouth watering
delicacies in the Federation square and the New Quay.



 



Mount Kosciuszko: A mountain located in the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park the
highest mountain in the continent. The sown destination of Australia in winter
invites skiers from all around the globe. Once in the region take time to visit the Ningaloo Marine Park, Pound
National Park, Glen Helen, Ormiston Gorge and the legendary Finke River.



 



The Great Ocean Road
by the name suggests is a wide road which runs along the southern coast of Australia. The great Ocean Road is one
of the most beautiful driving roads on earth. Its length of the road is two
hundred and fifty kilometres and starts from the Trecky Surf Resort. The main
attraction includes Loren, Apollo Bay, Port Fairy, Otway National Park and
Campbell National Park.



 



Australian weather is mysterious. Since Australia is a vast county
the weather varies from place to place. Charismas is celebrated in Australia is
celebrated in the mid of summer season, this is the magic of Australia. Come
and visit Australia for a phenomenal experience and take home memories of the
fascinating island continent.



 



Find more information at http://www.australiatourism.org.in/

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