Australia is a country of modern cities and ancient peoples. It is full of famous landmarks dotting the cities and the countryside. Tourists visit these places to see for themselves the impressive architecture and awe-inspiring natural sights and ancient artefacts.
The following are the most iconic landmarks that Australia has to offer.
Here, you get to enjoy a 13-mile stretch of pristine white sand beach. It is one of the most iconic beaches in Australia that is found in Western Australia’s Kimberly region. What makes the Cable Beach unique is the fact that it is strategically found in between the red ochre cliffs and the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean. One can take a romantic camel ride at the beach to watch sunsets.
Ubirr Rock Art
The Ubirr Rock art is by far the most popular primitive art form in Australia. The 40,000-year-old rock art draws millions of tourists each year. The drawings have been painted over the centuries. It represents the largest rock art collection in the whole world. The Ubirr Rock Art can be found in the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park.
The drawing shows the aboriginal people and their way of life. Some of the drawings are estimated to have been painted some 2,000 years ago depicting a man, animals, plants, and fish; and other things showing the daily life of the ancient Australian people.
The Sydney Opera House
If there is one specific thing that man has made and became a grandiose symbol, it is none other than the Sydney Opera House, which is the iconic symbol of Australia. The Sydney Opera House was completed and made open to the public in 1973. It is found magnificently sitting along Sydney Harbor.
This amazing building resembles seashells that are often found washed on the shores. The infrastructure is made up of some 58 pillars that were installed 82 feet below water. Various equipment and tool rentals were used in the construction of this world-famous structure. The Sydney Opera House is a world-renowned performing arts theatre with various venues that showcase world-class talents.
Ayers Rock or Uluru
Uluru or Ayers Rock is the most popular monolith in Australia. It stands over one 1,148 above the ground. Uluru is found in the southwestern Northern Territory. Climbing the Ayers Rock was very rewarding as the people who climbed it were able to see the sun rising or setting. This is no longer allowed, to give respect to the land’s native dwellers.
An intact convict or penitentiary settlement, Port Author is a must-see while in Australia. It includes restored homes and building, a harbour, coalmine, factory, some ruins and even the Isle of the Dead. Port Arthur features a modern museum that provides one of a kind interactive experiences and a bistro that serves the freshest Tasmanian produce and foods. The trip is a great visit down memory lane and one that is worth remembering.
Another great man-made structure that later on became an iconic Australian landmark is the MCG or the so-called Melbourne Cricket Ground. It is home to the AFL and it is jam-packed from April to September which is the Cricket Season. The MCG hosts many local and international Cricket matches and it is also the home of Australia’s National Sports Museum.