|Australia - The Sight-Seeing
by Mark Minding
If you havent been to Australia or are
planning to visit it a second time, then you
must have all the information about the places
to visit so that you can fully experience
the wonderful land that is Australia.
Australia is the sixth-largest country in
the world and is divided into 6 states and
several territories. The 6 states are New
South Wales, Queensland, South Australia,
Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.
The two major territories are the Northern
Territory (NT) and the Australian Capital
The largest part of Australia is desert or
semi-arid, but the south-east and south-west
corners have temperate climate and moderately
fertile soil. The northern part has tropical
climate, which is part tropical rainforest,
part grassland and part desert.
When you go to Australia, you just cannot
miss seeing The Great Barrier Reef. It is
the worlds largest coral reef and extends
for over 1,200 kms! It lies a short distance
from the north-east coast.
Another spectacular place to visit is Uluru.
It is the second largest monolith in the world
and is located in central Australia. You can
also visit the Great Artesian Basin, which
is the worlds largest and deepest fresh
water basin. Along with its beauty, it also
serves as an important source of water in
the parched outback.
You sure cant miss going to Sydney if
you visit Australia. Sydney is located in
a coastal basin situated between the Pacific
Ocean to the east and the Blue Mountains to
the west. You can enjoy all the activities
associated with beaches because there are
more than 70 beaches in Sydney! If you have
limited time, then you can only go to the
famous Bondi Beach of Australia.
Sydney has more amazing landmarks for you
like Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera
House. Both are located in Sydney Harbour.
If you are interested in rowing, boating,
recreational fishing, racing small yachts
and Dragon Boat racing, then you can get all
that in Sydney Harbour.
The city also boasts of musical, theatrical
and artistic activities which come under one
roof in the Sydney Festival which happens
every January. More information can be found
here - Sydney Australia.
Melbourne is another major city of Australia
which is situated in the south-east corner
of the mainland Australia. It has a large
and vibrant cultural life along with a chain
of pubs, bars and nightclubs. Fashionable
nightclubs, ubiquitous faux-Irish pubs, serious
jazz venues on Bennetts Lane, massive pickup
joints like The Metro on Bourke Street are
all part of the citys magic.
If shopping is what tempts you the most, then
there are many reasonably priced shopping
places where you can go and shop till you
drop. Melbourne has innumerable clothing shops
for every budget and various outlet stores
in Bridge Road, Richmond for bargain hunters
Perth is a city known for the pristine quality
of its beaches. Unbroken stretches of golden
sands run through the entire length of the
citys coastal suburbs. If you are a
nature lover, then you got to see this place.
Adelaide or the City of Churches,
as it is often referred as, is a coastal city
situated on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The name
City of Churches is a reflection of Adelaides
past rather than its present. The city has
many wine growing districts such as the Baroosa
Food lovers can taste traditional Australian
cuisine which consists of grilled chops, Sunday
roasts etc. Some English trends are still
evident in domestic cuisine like hot roast
turkey, chicken or ham with all the trimmings
followed by Christmas pudding. Australias
two most traditional takeaway dishes are the
meat pie and sausage roll.
About The Author
Mark Minding is a top travel journalist from
the UK who has recently established a string
of websites based on his travels, including
places like France
( http://www.franceuk.co.uk ) and Egypt (