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Australia, the sixth largest country in the world, is also known as “The Land Down Under”. The country is famous for its beautiful coastline and beaches, its rugged outback landscapes and its vibrant cities. Some of Australia’s popular tourist spots include the coastal cities of Sydney and Melbourne, stunning regional landscapes in Queensland and the Gold Coast and the world’s largest reef, the Great Barrier Reef. Uluru and the areas in the Australian Outback are also popular tourist destinations thanks to its Tasmanian wilderness.
Australia is a vast country covering a land area of almost 7.7 million square kilometers. It is commonly divided into several states and territories. The main states are New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.
New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory – Located on the eastern coast of Australia, it is the most populous state in the country and home to several of the top tourist destinations including Sydney, the state’s capital city and Canberra, the country’s capital city. New South Wales is also the location of the more popular tourist sites and activities in the country including bushwalking through the Blue Mountains, whale watching in Port Stephens, trekking through the Barrington Tops National Park, snorkeling and surfing on Lord Howe Island and visiting the wine-growing regions of the Hunter Valley.
Queensland – Located on the northeastern area of Australia, it is the second largest state in the country with its state capital, Brisbane being the third largest city. Famous for its sunny and warm weather, the state of Queensland offers its visitors various coastal and eco-natural activities. Some of the more popular tourist attractions in Queensland include scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, swimming and walking along the beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, hiking through the rainforests of Daintree National Park and relax in the many island resorts of the Whitsundays.
South Australia – Located in the south central area of Australia, it is the fourth largest state and consists of the most arid parts of the country. South Australia is particularly popular among wine lovers thanks to its 18 wine regions including Barossa, Kangaroo Island and Clare Valley. It is considered to be the wine capital of Australia. Other than wine, the state is also known for its great seafood. Its coastline stretches to more than 3,800 kilometers with towns dotting along the coast offering local seafood, fresh produce and fine wines.
Tasmania – Locally referred to as “Tas” or sometimes “Tassie”, it is an island state of Australia situated 240 kilometers south of the mainland and separated by Bass Strait. Tasmania is home to a number of wildlife sanctuaries where visitors can get up close to some of Australia’s native animals including the iconic Tasmanian Devil. Other than natural wonders, Tasmania also offers a wealth of arts and culture. Tourists will enjoy museums such as the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart and the Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston. There are also a number of artist-run spaces and local design shops throughout the state.
Victoria – Located in the south east of Australia, Victoria is the most densely populated and second most populous state in the country. Most of the population is in the Port Philip Bay area including the largest city and state capital, Melbourne. There are many things to do and sights to see in Victoria from strolling through the Butterfly Gardens in Brentwood Bay to visiting the Craigdarroch Castle Historic House and Museum to marine life and whale watching at the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve.
Western Australia – Covering the entire western third of the country, Western Australia is the largest state with a land area of almost 2.6 million square kilometers. However, a large part of the state is sparsely populated. With such a large area, the state does not fall short of providing its visitors a unique holiday experience. Some of the most popular tourist activities in the state include riding the back of camel over pristine white sand, hiking through the multi-colored cone-shaped sandstone rocks in the Bungle Bungle Range, snorkeling and swimming with the whale sharks in the Ningaloo Reef and walking through the treetop trails of the Valley of the Giants.
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