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Tourism in Australia

A great portion of the Australian economy is largely attributed to Australia’s tourism industry. The sector generates an approximate of more than 32 billion U.S. dollars or equal to 40 billion Australian dollars in gross domestic product. Almost half of the country’s population is employed by the country’s tourism industry. Australia’s tourism tenacity can be ascribed to factors such as favorable exchange rates for international travelers, lower oil prices and intense rivalry among airlines and tourism operators. International marketing campaigns have also helped keep Australia’s tourism in the minds of foreign travelers. With the vastness of Australia spanning a whole continent and several islands, each city handles their own way of promoting their own brand of tourism.



Tourism in Australia is as diverse as the people that inhabit it. Australia enjoys a rich culture and breathtaking kaleidoscope of people from all walks of life. In Australia, the whole year round is peppered with vivid festivals and frenzied merriment that each country has brought along with them.


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And each of those festivities is a unique Australian tourism attraction for the adventurous. Coastal cities and ports mainly showcase their beautiful and breathtaking beaches and coastal waters teeming with marine life. Attractions such as Fantasea, who run the giant reef world floating pontoon from which you can view the ecosystem of the great barrier reef, is one such example. Surfing, whale watching and sailing also remain as a number one attraction for visitors. Frenchman Bay, Albany is one of the most ideal locations for whale enthusiasts turning up visitors who come to watch humpback whales in their natural habitat. The Australian outback is a place where the plains and the land seemingly stretch to infinity.


Aptly called a sun burnt country because of the hue of its landscape, lush vegetation and verdant green waterholes can be found even in this scorched desert. Red hills also dot the land accentuated with fiery sunsets. Dinosaur footprints and Aboriginal carvings, vivid characters and rustic pubs mirror a world and another timeline. Uluru, a behemoth of a stone mountain located in the centre of Australia, changes colors at different times of the day. It spans 3.6 kilometers long, 2 kilometers wide, with a 9.4 kilometer circumference. Made of arkosic sandstone, it is one of the most noteworthy destinations in the outback.

With Australia and the vastness of its borders, tourists setting up a trip to Australia could do well to choose just one state and focus on seeing plenty within a given area. Most mainland states have a remote inner area that qualifies as outback. Those who particularly want to see iconic natural landmarks such as Uluru, or desire to experience Aboriginal tribal culture, then the Northern Territory is the best state to visit. While those beaches and marine enthusiast could favor the coastal and beach regions of the country.



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