The wonders of Australia
Last updated: June 16th, 2013 by admin
Australia is home to some of the most iconic places in the world. Whether it’s the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the man-made world, or Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Wolfe Creek Crater in the natural world, Australia is full of places which are literally like nowhere else on earth.
Some of Australia’s heritage is officially recognized as being of global importance and are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These include cultural attractions, such as the Australian Convict Sites and the Royal Exhibition House and Carlton Gardens. Many of them are natural landmarks . These include the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites, Shark Bay and, of course, the Great Barrier Reef. In total there are 19 World Heritage Sites in Australia, most of which are located around its coastline. Uluru is located in central Australia, while Heard and MacDonald Islands and Macquarie Island are both located some distance offshore from the mainland. The Lord Howe Island Group is obviously offshore, but much closer to the mainland that either of the other sites.
It would take a fairly extended holiday to see all of the World Heritage sites in Australia, but for those with the time, or what are planning a longer stay for work, it’s well worth the effort. It’s also worth the effort of finding an experienced NAATI translator to help you on your way.