Australia is one of the world’s most exciting travel destinations. From stunning beaches and cosmopolitan metropolises to vast outbacks and exotic wildlife, this incredible country has something for everyone.

It’s no wonder that travelers from all over the world want to visit Australia. So if you’re thinking of booking a trip, here are the top reasons why you should!

1. Ayers Rock

The sandstone monolith Uluru (or Ayers Rock) rises majestically from the vast red desert of Australia’s northern Territory. It’s a world-renowned destination and UNESCO World Heritage site.

Ayers Rock is also one of the most sacred sites in Australia for the local aboriginal people, who have called it their spiritual home for thousands of years. Visitors can see the rock glow red during sunrise and sunset, a sight that’s mesmerizing.

Located 450 km/280 miles southwest of Alice Springs, it’s a World Heritage Site and part of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It also includes the 36 rock domes of Kata Tjuta (known colloquially as the Olgas).

2. Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s greatest natural heritage sites, and a must-see for every Australian holidaymaker. It stretches more than 1,800 miles off Queensland’s coastline and is home to the world’s largest coral reef system.

This incredible ecosystem is also home to six of the world’s seven species of sea turtle and one of the world’s most important dugong populations.

A World Heritage Site, the reef consists of thousands of islands dotted with a diverse range of marine life, making it a paradise for snorkellers and divers alike. Aside from the many colourful corals, there are over 1500 different types of fish living in the reef – 10% of all the fish in the world.

3. Daintree Rainforest

One of the top reasons every one wants to visit Australia is because of the amazing natural scenery. This country is home to some of the world’s most beautiful rainforest.

The Daintree Rainforest is considered one of the world’s most incredible and unique rainforests. It has a stunning variety of species and is filled with dramatic gorges, waterfalls, mountains, granite outcrops and rivers.

There are also some stunning beaches that line the edge of the rainforest as it stretches up to the coast. This is a huge drawcard for tourists, who can soak up the atmosphere on pristine white sandy beaches while observing coral reefs nearby.

It is an area of great beauty and diversity that has been preserved thanks to a government scheme that bought back large sections of the rainforest for conservation purposes. It has been declared a World Heritage Site and attracts 400,000 visitors each year.

4. Melbourne

Melbourne, voted the world’s most liveable city, is an alternative to Sydney and its European flair adds to the charm. With laneways, music venues and a plethora of restaurants and breweries, it is a great place for anyone wanting to experience something different.

The city’s central location is ideal for exploring the southern parts of the country. Its coastal views are spectacular and the drive along the Great Ocean Road is a must do.

Melbourne is also home to a number of cultural landmarks. With museums and galleries to suit every taste, it’s a perfect place to spend some time. The National Gallery of Victoria is a must-visit, with a range of different art styles to admire.

5. Sydney

Everyone wants to visit Australia, and if you’re like me, it’s because it is one of the world’s most iconic countries. There’s something about it – the beaches, the food, the wildlife, and so much more.

Sydney is a one-of-a-kind metropolis that sits on a harbour of epic proportions, with waterways that wind into hidden coves and lap at picturesque sand beaches. With a visual wow factor that would make any other city jealous, it’s no wonder Sydney has become one of the world’s most famous destinations.

But there’s more to this stunning city than just its iconic landmarks, and it’s worth a little bit of planning if you’re going to make the most of your trip. So here are a few places you should definitely not miss in Sydney.