Trying to choose any kind of travel destination can be a real challenge. After all, there are so many amazing places to choose from that it can be kind of overwhelming. However, there are some places that have a well-deserved reputation as the kinds of places where you simply can't go wrong. Of these, Australia almost certainly stands at the top of the list. The land down under is one of the most popular travel destinations for a very good reason. With that in mind, here are some essential Australian destinations that you need to make sure to check out before you end your trip.
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Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world so it should hardly come as much of a surprise that it has some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. But the truth is that Fraser Island has a whole lot to offer beyond that. From incredible natural sights to the opportunity to skydive onto the island itself, there are plenty of Fraser Island day tours that give you the chance to really squeeze the most out of your visit that you possibly can. It might be the most well known or famous destination in Australia but that just means that you're going to be spared the crowds of tourists and can really enjoy yourself.
The Great Ocean Road
This 243-kilometre stretch of road that travels along the south-eastern coast of the country is one of the world's most incredible natural sights and it's the kind of thing that you will almost certainly need to see more than once before you're able to truly take in the majesty of it. The highlight of the Great Ocean Road has to be the Twelve Apostles, a place where the sea has slowly eroded the limestone cliffs down to huge pillars of rock standing out to sea. Australia is filled with natural wonders and this is by far one of the most impressive.
The Great Barrier Reef
Then again, if you're looking to be truly amazed by the sights that mother nature has to offer you then there really is no substitute for the Great Barrier Reef. There are few things on planet earth more remarkable than the reef's coral cays, channels, caverns, and islands, all teeming with huge varieties of fish and other marine life. Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef is one of those once in a lifetime experiences that you will almost certainly hold onto for the rest of your life.
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Of course, these are just a few examples. The reality is that there are so many different and amazing places in Australia to visit that you could go back and see somewhere different every single year and never run out. Not only that but you will almost certainly find some destinations that you love enough to return to time and time again, each of which will probably offer you something new and exciting every single time you do.