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 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.
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.