The main tourist attractions in Australia

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The main tourist attractions in Australia Ayers Rock The compact rock provides an overwhelming view with a height of 348 m and a scope of nearly 9 km. It is the biggest Monolith of the world. It is also called the red heart of the continent. In 1872 it was discovered by the Europeans and it has already been a holy shrine of the Aborigines for more than 10 000 years. The deep red Monolith changes its colour at the light of the evening sun. A visit of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta cutural centre is to be recommended. The exhibition shows the culture, the art and the history of the Aborigines. Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef, built of living organisms, is the biggest object in the world. It runs 2000 km parallel to the coast of Queensland. It is composed of more than 2000 simple reefs and more than 700 islands. It is divided into twenty islands, like Dunk Island, Great Keppel Island, Green Island, Heron Island and Lizard Island. The reef is colonised by various kinds of corals. It belongs to the most beautiful diving areas of the world. But there are still many dangers for the tourists. For example, the poisonous stone fish, mussels, box jellyfishes and sea snakes. But there are also dangers for the Great Barrier Reef like the pollution or the destruction by the tourists. Sydney Harbour & Sydney Opera House Since a day in January in the year 1788, when 11 ships entered Port Jackson, the habour of Sidney has become the vital nerve of the city. A sightseeing tour is to be ...

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