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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia

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Sydney - 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia!

Australia might be on the other side of the world, however, the country has some of the most fascinating sites, animals and things to do. From fun in the hip Sydney, to the unspoiled nature in the outback, to the divine Whitehaven Beach and unique pink lake. Check out the list and try not to miss these once in Australia!

1. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia
Whitsunday Island is the largest island in the Whitsunday group of islands located off the coast of Central Queensland, Australia. Whitehaven Beach was rated as the top Eco Friendly Beach in the world by CNN.com in July 2010. The island should not be confused with Pinaki in the Tuamotu group which was named "Whitsunday Island" by Samuel Wallis in 1767.
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia - 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia!

2. The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland - 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia!

3. Sydney
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. It is on Australia's south-east coast, on the Tasman Sea. In June 2010 the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people. Inhabitants of Sydney are called Sydneysiders, comprising a cosmopolitan and international population.
Sydney - 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia!

4. Lake Hillier, Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia
The most notable feature of the lake is its pink colour. It is such a significant distinguishing feature of the archipelago that air passengers often take note of it. The colour is permanent, and does not alter when the water is taken in a container. The length of the lake is about six hundred metres (3/8 mile). The lake is surrounded by a rim of sand and a dense woodland of paperbark and eucalyptus trees with a narrow strip of sand dunes covered by vegetation separating it to the north from the Southern Ocean.
Lake Hillier, Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia - 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia!

5. Uluru, Northern Territory
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock and officially gazetted as Uluru / Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi) south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs, 450 km (280 mi) by road.
Uluru, Northern Territory - 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia!

6. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Kakadu National Park is located within the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory of Australia. It covers an area of 19,804 km2 (7,646 sq mi), extending nearly 200 kilometres from north to south and over 100 kilometres from east to west. It is the size of Slovenia, about one-third the size of Tasmania, or nearly half the size of Switzerland. The Ranger Uranium Mine, one of the most productive uranium mines in the world, is surrounded by the park.
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory - 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia!

7. The Kimberley, Western Australia
The Kimberley is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is in the northern part of Western Australia, bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean, on the north by the Timor Sea, on the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts, and on the east by the Northern Territory. The region was named after John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley who served as Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1870 to 1874 and 1880 to 1882.
The Kimberley, Western Australia - 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia!

8. Wineries
Almost 50 wineries in Yarra Valley, which produces top quality Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Hunter Valley is the oldest wine region in the country. The wines produced in McLaren Vale are famous in South Australia.
Wineries - 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia!

9. The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243 kilometres (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, the road is the world's largest war memorial. Winding through varying terrain along the coast and providing access to several prominent landmarks, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations, the road is an important tourist attraction in the region.
The Great Ocean Road, Victoria - 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia!

10. Wilpena Pound, South Australia
Wilpena Pound is a natural amphitheatre of mountains located 429 kilometres (267 mi) north of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia in the heart of the Flinders Ranges National Park. The Pound is the most northern point with access via a sealed road in this part of the Flinders Ranges. The closest town to the north is Blinman and to the south, Hawker. Attempts at farming the Pound failed during the early 20th century. Following this the tourism potential was recognised in 1945.
Wilpena Pound, South Australia - 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia!

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