Australia, sometimes called the “Island Continent”, is an amazing place to visit as a tourist. While the airplane ride can be long, depending on where you are traveling from, the long journey is well worth it. Once in Australia, you will find amazing surfing, interesting culture, and a varied landscape. Whether you go surfing on Bondi beach, or visit the iconic Sydney Opera house, you are sure to have a blast exploring this amazing island. Here are the most famous tourist spots in Australia.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is an iconic building, well known for the unique, sail-inspired design. The opera house is situated on the north side of Sydney, jutting out onto the coast-line. Because it is such a popular tourist spot, there are many things to do in the vicinity. Music, theater, and tours are offered. The Opera House is also very close to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Botanical Gardens, which is nice because you can take in several culturally significant venues in one day with little travel.
Bondi Beach, Sydney
This beach is known as one of Australia’s best, and locals and tourists alike gather there for leisure, surfing, or socializing. Tourists can check ahead to see if there will be a particular festival or activity on the beach while they are visiting. The beach is the home of film, music, surfing and arts festivals, as well as many competitions and gatherings. Experience Bondi Beach to the fullest by getting up early to catch the sunrise, spending the morning swimming or surfing, relax in the sun, and then shop and walk around the surrounding area. Don’t forget to explore the back streets, because that is where you will find some amazing, historic buildings with fascinating Spanish mission architecture.
Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Strolling around the Queen Victoria Market is a fun activity to do when you are in Melbourne. This market is full of unique, individual vendor tents and sellers offering foods, drinks, clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, and so much more. It is easy to spend hours here, taking in the sights, sounds and delicious smells. Food-lovers might be interested in taking the “Ultimate Foodie Tour” of the market, which takes you right to the best tastes that the market has to offer.