Did you know that, in addition to being home to the world's largest coral reef and some of the most adorable and unique creatures on the planet, Australia is also home to 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites? From the Sydney Opera House to Macquarie Island, there are a number of must-see attractions, all of which you can catch a glimpse of with help from your travel agent. Here is a guide to Australia's UNESCO World Heritage sites:
The UNESCO heritage sites are divided into three different categories, with one representing strictly cultural sites. Australia has been recognized with this honor three times: in 2004 for the Royal Exhibition and Carlton Gardens, in 2007 for the Sydney Opera House, and in 2010 for the Australian Convict Sites. A visit to the latter offers a fascinating look at life inside of a penal colony in the 18th and 19th centuries.
If nature intrigues you, speak with your travel agent about visiting UNESCO's 12 natural heritage sites in Australia. The list contains some of the most world-renowned locations, including the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, the wet tropics of Queensland, and Shark Bay along the remote Western Australian coast.
Visitors to Australia can also visit four mixed heritage sites that bring together both nature and culture. These sites include Kakadu National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Willandra Lakes Region, and Tasmanian Island. Trekking to each of these sites can help you get a glimpse of the country at large since they are geographically scattered throughout the continent.
If you are looking to visit any of these sites, speak to the travel agents at Brentwood Travel about including them on your Australian itinerary. We can also help you put together an all-inclusive package or even a luxury cruise in the South Pacific. Call our St. Louis office at (314) 439-5700 to find out what our travel agency can do for you!
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