Australia which is officially known as Commonwealth of Australia is a country in the southern hemisphere. It is the world's smallest continent. This mainland of Australia is a country, continent as well as an island. The neighboring countries of this island continent are New Zealand, Solomon Islands, East Timor, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
Australia is the only country that has a whole continent for itself. This country continent is famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces in the form of deserts, beaches and the outback. Australia is one of the most urbanized countries of the world and is very popular for its rich cosmopolitan culture. The main cities which are great tourist attractions are Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Queensland.
Australia lies in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and is one of the most well known tourist destinations attracting tourists especially for the beach and adventure tourism. Australia is one of the wealthiest countries with unlimited tourist destinations. It offers a large variety of tourist attractions and getaway options to the visitors.
This country has several climate zones and is mainly a desert area. The northern part of Australia has cool tropical climate where as the southern area has temperate climate. The Great Australian Outback is a very famous tourist attraction. It can be easily reached through Stuart Highway. The Alice Spring Park is top tourist destination of this place.
The Great Barrier Reef is located on the north eastern coat of Australia, and is the world's largest coral reef system. It stretches for 2000 km and covers the total area of 350,000 square kilometers. It is a unique area of world's natural wonders.
The Great Ocean Road is one of the most amazing scenic ocean drives. The twelve Apostles of Australia, lake Corangamite and Princess Margaret's Rose caves are some of the popular attractions on the way.
The Kakadu National Park is a world heritage site and the largest national park in Australia. This national park is ideal for adventure tourism and has large crocodile population along with eucalyptus woods and rain forests.
Noosa is located in the southern coast of Laguna Bay, 140 kilometers north of Brisbane. This place is very famous among tourists because of its tropical atmosphere, clear crystal water, pristine beaches, wonderful hinterland and lush green rain forests.
The Whitsunday islands are 74 islands floating like jewels. They are surrounded by tropical warm waters of Coral Sea with wonderful reef formations.
Uluru is also known as the Ayers Rock and is the largest sandstone formation in central Australia. It is an enormous Monolithic rock and is enlisted as a world heritage site. The Blue Mountains are natural wonderland of untamed bush, elegant rock formations with fantastic wildlife and bird life.
Some of the other famous tourist attractions of Australia are Yarra Valley, Byron Bay, Mornington Peninsula, Sydney, Rottnest Islands, and Wineglass Bay in Tasmania, Cradle Mountain and Mt. William National Park.