What to see in Australia

July 19, 2019 Off By Gloria Daniels
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Australia is a unique country where the wonders of nature are almost everywhere. There are nineteen World Heritage Sites in Australia from UNESCO’s list. Among them, both natural and cultural attractions are included in this list.

Great Barrier Reef

The world’s largest coral reef. One of the natural wonders of the world (according to CNN). The reef has a unique ecosystem, and about 1,500 species of fish and more than 200 species of birds live here. The reef covers an area that is larger than the UK.

The Great Barrier Reef is made up of many smaller reefs and coral islands. Some of these islands are tourist sites. The cost of their stay depends on the degree of comfort of an island. Some are equated to five-star hotels, and therefore the cost of rest is appropriate there.

Butterfly Reserve

This unique place is located in the Kuranda. The most beautiful species of tropical butterflies live there. Among them are a glass bowl (a butterfly with wings transparent as glass), a sky-blue butterfly sailboat and a huge peacock-eyed oat-flakes. When sailing butterflies fly over the river, sapphire flare falls on the water.

Trips to the reserve begin every fifteen minutes. The duration of one tour is half an hour.

Kakadu National Park

Another attraction of Australia which is protected by UNESCO. The word Kakadu does not mean a species of birds but is a distorted name of one of the local tribes.

There are caves with rock paintings, which are about eighteen thousand years old. These are the drawings of the aborigines: they depict the internal structure of animals and people, which indicates knowledge of anatomy.

About three hundred bird species, more than a hundred reptile species, and about a thousand insect species inhabit the park. The huge variety of fish and mammals, unique landscapes are also distinctive features of this amazing park.

Eureka Tower

This famous skyscraper is located in Melbourne. It is one of the tallest buildings in Australia. A few lower floors are occupied by parking, and the remaining eighty-four floors are residential. Almost at the top of the skyscraper is an observation deck.