Australia is one of the Commonwealth countries, located in the Southern Hemisphere. It has constitutional monarchy and has federal division of power. The Queen is the head of the state and is represented in Australia through the Governor General.
Australia was inhabited by the Aborigines before the European settlers made the land their home. It was initially discovered by the Dutch explorers. It was in 1770 that Britain claimed half of the eastern region.
Yet Australia has retained its natural beauty and charm. There are a number of scenic places along with the man-made scenic spots as well, which attract thousands of tourists everyday.
There are many places of attraction on the stretch of the Great Ocean Road. If you are the kind who likes hiking, then you have ample opportunities for the same in the Otway National Park.
People who do dare to climb the Sydney Harbor bridge are rewarded with a panoramic view of the city. The bridge is located centrally and therefore about 20% of the population of Sydney can see the bridge at least once a day.
There is an Imax Theater, Wiggles World, etc. It was in one of the studios in Dreamworld that the TV show 'Big Brother' was filmed.
A trek to the rim of the canyon will bring you to the Garden of Eden swimming hole, the different rock formation of the Lost City. It is important to start the trek early in the morning to avoid being fatigued. This will also give you a lot of time to investigate the areas around the canyon.
When you are visiting the park, it is a must that one heads straight to the Bungle Bungles, which have the tiger stripped sandstone rocks, which is a mesmerizing site. One can either choose to trek to the rocks or also have an aerial view of them.
If you particularly are a wine lover, then you should head to the Barossa valley. The famous wine brands from the Barossa valley are Orlando Wines, Wolf Blass, Yalumba, etc. Taking a tour around the different wineries in the valley is something most tourists enjoy.
Walls of Jerusalem National Park Tasmania
Walls of Jerusalem is a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The park has been so named, because of its resemblance to the walls in the city of Jerusalem.
If you are planning on visiting Australia during its summer months between December to February, then you will be able to see wildflowers in full bloom. The dolerite peaks along with alpine vegetation and endemic conifer forests, make the park very beautiful.
Open since 1973, it has many performance venues where more than a million visitors come every year to attend over 1500 performances hosted by it.
Apart from theaters and performance venues, the Sydney Opera House also has cafes, bars, retail stores, and a recording studio. Designed by architect Utzon, it became famous for its construction and design, and earned him the Pritzker Prize in 2003. In 2007, it was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites' List.