The Land Down Under is full of iconic landmarks that make Australia unique. There’s no better way to see the country than by checking out these famous sites!
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the 20th century’s most famous and distinctive buildings. The design by Jorn Utzon was chosen from over 100 entries submitted in an international competition. The government of New South Wales, who were responsible for acquiring the site and building the Opera House, were eager to have it finished before the start of construction work on ANZAC Parade (now Domain Road). This led to great pressure being put on both architect and contractor which resulted in cost overruns as well as delays to its construction time line
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock in the Australian Outback. It’s sacred to the Anangu people and has been a tourist attraction since at least 1939 when Uluru was first sighted by Europeans. The site is managed by Parks Australia as part of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park; it’s one of Australia’s top tourist attractions and has been named an International Cultural Landscape by UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization).
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, and it’s located off the coast of Queensland, Australia. It is made up of over 3000 individual reefs and 900 islands. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from space!
Located off the coast of South Australia, Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia. It’s home to a wide variety of wildlife including kangaroos, koalas and wallabies. The island is also a popular tourist destination for those looking for an escape from city life or wanting to explore an untouched part of their country.
Brisbane City Hall
Brisbane City Hall is a heritage-listed, Gothic Revival style building in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Francis Drummond Greville Stanley and built from 1879 to 1930. The building is located in the Brisbane CBD on the north side of Queen Street Mall.
The land on which City Hall stands was originally part of Stephen Blackall’s farm estate ‘Eton’, which occupied most of what is now known as Spring Hill (including The University of Queensland). Following Blackall’s death in 1866 his sons subdivided their father’s estates into smaller parcels and sold off large areas including this section bounded by Edward Street and Albert Street opposite Victoria Park. In 1874 James Fox Campbell purchased two blocks fronting onto Edward Street for £4,000. The larger block he sold shortly afterward for £7000 but retained possession of its southern portion until 1886 when he transferred it to trustees for Methodist Church purposes at a cost of £5000.
The first stage consisted mainly of offices with an assembly hall added later; these were completed by 1882 when work commenced on another wing designed by Thomas Taylor who also worked on additions during 1889-90 under direction from John Smith Murdoch who succeeded him as Colonial Architect after 1890 -1899. By 1900 plans were being drawn up by architects Gane & Simpson, though their proposals were never implemented due to lack funding caused partly due to federation fever preventing government funds being spent within state boundaries.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks. It’s home to the Australian Football League Grand Final and has hosted countless international sporting events, including World Cup soccer games and cricket Test matches.
The MCG was built in 1853 as a horse racing track, but it wasn’t until 1856 that it became known as the MCC Ground–and not until 1877 did it become known as the MCG. Today the stadium has a capacity of 100,024 people for sporting events like cricket and Australian Rules Football; however, during concerts or other large gatherings there may be more than 150k people inside!
To get there: Take train lines 703 or 705 from Flinders Street Station (which will take about 30 minutes), or catch bus routes 401/402 from Southern Cross Station (it’s about 45 minutes). The easiest option though? Hop on tram route 1A from Bourke Street Mall near Federation Square.(You can also walk there!) Once you get off at Stop 4A or 5B at Royal Exhibition Building stop either head towards Gate 1 entrance where you’ll see signs pointing towards Gate 2 entrance next door if needed too – both lead directly into Stadium Entry Hall which leads right through into ground level concourse area where turnstiles are located before entering into main stadium bowl area itself.”
The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour
The Big Banana is a tourist attraction in Coffs Harbour, NSW. It was built in 1964 and is the world’s largest banana. The Big Banana has become a very popular tourist attraction for families as well as couples who want to take some time out from their busy schedules.
The Big Banana has many things going for it including:
- A full range of facilities inside the park including an ice cream shop, restaurant and gift shop selling everything from souvenirs to clothing items with pictures of the famous fruit printed onto them!
- There are also rides such as “The Gravitron” which spins you around at high speeds while you sit on giant swings or another called “The Boomerang” which shoots you up into the air before letting go again after about 5 minutes (not sure why they call this one).
Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park
The Twelve Apostles are a group of limestone stacks along the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, which is located in Victoria, Australia.
The site was formed by erosion and weathering over many years. The original rock formation was created by sandstone deposits laid down during an interglacial period (a warm period between ice ages). These deposits were then covered with layers of mudstone and siltstone as glaciers advanced and retreated over millions of years. When sea levels rose again at the end of these glacial periods, they eroded away much of this soft rock leaving behind hard capstones composed mainly from calcite crystals embedded within dolomite matrixes that form stacks up to 45 metres high today
Australia has many wonderful landmarks to see.
Australia has many wonderful landmarks to see. The Sydney Opera House is one of Australia’s most well-known and iconic buildings, with its unique design and bright yellow color. Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock), located in central Australia, is another popular tourist attraction that attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Great Barrier Reef is also an amazing place to visit if you want to experience some diving or snorkeling in paradise!
Kangaroo Island offers some great wildlife viewing opportunities for those who love seeing kangaroos up close–and maybe even petting one! Brisbane City Hall is a beautiful building that was designed by architect Francis Drummond Greville Stanley and opened in 1930; it now houses many different events throughout the year including musical performances from local artists as well as international performers like Elton John who performed there back in 1993 during his “Duets” tour.. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was built way back in 1853 so you know it must be pretty special! This cricket stadium can seat up to 100000 spectators at once making it one of largest stadiums worldwide! Finally there’s Coffs Harbour which boasts three attractions: Big Banana Fruit Market & Museum; Coffs Harbour Beachfront Parklands & Aquatic Centre; Dolphin Marine Magic Park where visitors can interact with dolphins while learning about conservation efforts being made all over world.”
Australia is a great place to visit and see its many landmarks. The country has so much culture and history that it would take years for someone to see everything there is to see.