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Popular UNESCO Sites in Australia You Shouldn’t Miss!

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    Having a “new eye” and using it for seeking out opportunities to explore and learn more about your surroundings is an essential quality if you are a true wanderlust. I’m certain that there are many more destinations on your bucket list to explore. Set your goal and steer yourself to what you love doing. Plan your next holiday trip to Australia, the majestic Land Down Under, popular for being one of the most desired travel destinations in the world. The article will help you read through some of the most visited UNESCO World Heritage-listed Aussie destinations you shouldn’t avoid in your travel itinerary. Read along and see if there is anything that attracts you the most.

    Sydney Opera House

    Sydney Opera House, pretty popular for its gleaming white sail-shaped shells, is located close to other world-famous Sydney landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and Taronga Zoo, to name a few. It can be seen as one of the world’s newest UNESCO sites famous for being an example of 20th-century architectural delight and a perfect amalgamation of creativity and innovation through both form and structural patterns. If you are looking for a unique sightseeing experience, you can try boarding a Sydney lunch cruise combining spectacular cruising with a restaurant-quality dining experience. Get abroad an ultra-modern catamaran offering budget-friendly cruises with freshly prepared healthy, wholesome dishes and great value bar packages from the fully licensed bar on board. Let’s say, a Sydney Harbour cruise combining lunch and splendid harbour views is an amazing opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views of the harbour attractions while indulging in a high-end dining experience.

    Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens

    You might have heard about the great international exhibitions of 1880 and 1888 in Melbourne. The Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens thus can be seen as a surviving manifestation of the international movements that started in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The building and garden were designed by Joseph Reed for this particular function. The building is constructed of brick, steel, and timber as well as incorporated architectural elements from the Romanesque, Italian, Byzantine, and Renaissance styles. That means there is a dome, towers, fanlight windows, great portal entries, viewing platforms, and so on. The property has hosted over 50 exhibitions between 1851 and 1915 around the globe and helped to introduce the world to Australian enterprise and technological advancement. If you are interested to enjoy the best views of this astonishing tourist destination, you can sign up for a walking tour and enjoy every bit of this rectangular block of 26 hectares bounded by 4 city streets, without losing an inch. 

    Riversleigh & Naracoorte (The Australian Fossil Mammal Sites)

    Riversleigh and Naracoorte, located in the remote outback of Queensland and rural South Australia respectively, are home to Australia’s most famous as well as one of the world’s most celebrated fossil mammal sites. We are all aware of the fact that the Australian continent has been completely isolated for hundreds of millions of years. That makes the majority of Aussie biodiversity including the rich aquatic and terrestrial wildlife entirely unique. If you are interested in the study of ancient life and evolution, you should certainly reach out to these amazing destinations providing a fascinating insight into the evolutionary stages of Australia’s unique animals as well as intriguing glimpses of long-extinct creatures. The fossil beds in Naracoorte are located underground in pitfall caves. Even though there are 28 caves at Naracoorte, only 4 among them are publicly accessible. Some of the incredible animals discovered at Naracoorte include Tasmanian tigers, giant Kangaroos, marsupial lions like Thylacoleo Carnifex, and the giant wombat-like Zygomaturus as well.                

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