1 . Beautiful Reasons to Visit Australia
The continent Down Under nestles within itself a plethora of wonders both natural and man made. Tourists from across the globe throng to this island nation every year to enjoy all that it has to offer. Check out some images that will inspire you to head to Australia on your next vacation.
2 . BONDI BEACH
Located near Sydney, the beach is a major draw for locals and tourists alike as the waves here are suitable for surfing. The beach has become famous in popular culture with several films and TV series shot here.
3 . SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
This multi venue performing arts center is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A trip to Sydney is incomplete without visiting this iconic building. (Pictured) The Opera House illuminated during the 2011 Vivid Sydney festival.
4 . MARKS PARK
Built along the coast, this park in Sydney is home to gardens, beachside walks and regular exhibitions. (Pictured) Visitors admire the Save Our Souls installation during the 2014 Sculptures by the Sea exhibition at the park.
5 . ROD LAVER ARENA
This multipurpose arena in Melbourne has been the venue for the Australian Open tennis tournament since 1988. (Pictured) The 2010 Australian Open mens singles final match between Roger Federerand Andy Murray.
6 . SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE
Another iconic landmark in Sydney, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the tallest steel arch bridge in the world. Visitors can hike to the bridges summit with a tour company to enjoy a panoramic view of the Opera House and the city skyline.
7 . GREAT BARRIER REEF
Located off the Queensland coast, it isthe largest coral reef system in the world. One of the seven natural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visitors can snorkel and scuba dive here. (Pictured) A school of yellowfin goatfish feed on algae at the reef.
8 . LAKE EYRE
Officially known as Kati Thanda, Lake Eyre is located in central Australia and is the lowest natural point in the country. During the rainy season, the lake is filled by rivers flowing into the basin and becomes the largest seasonal lake in Australia. (Pictured) A flooded Lake Eyre after heavy rains.
9 . MOUNT FIELD NATIONAL PARK
Endowed with natural beauty, this is the oldest natural reserve on the Tasmanian island.In addition toa diverse varietyof trees and fungi, one can spot Tasmanian devils, echidnas and platypuses here. (Pictured) A view of eucalyptus trees in the park.
10 . SYDNEY CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
The main commercial center of Sydney is home to hundreds of offices and business establishments. The district is also famous for vibrant nightlife. (Pictured) An aerial view of the central business district and Opera House.