Because of its proximity to Asia, Australia has been inhabited for many thousands of years. This means that there are some really old landmarks across the country that you can visit and see just how long humans have been living there.
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of Australia’s most famous landmarks, and it’s no wonder why. It’s an iconic building designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon that has become one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. It’s also UNESCO World Heritage-listed and has won numerous awards for its architecture, including being named an AIA National Historic Landmark in 2007.
Located on Bennelong Point (which means “good friend”), this architectural masterpiece was completed in 1973 after having been started back in 1959 when construction began on what would become one of Australia’s most beloved structures ever built. Today you can visit either inside or outside while admiring its many facets–and no matter which side you choose to explore, there’ll be plenty to see!
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Located in the heart of Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia. The stadium has played host to some of cricket’s most memorable moments and was even used as a filming location for Mad Max: Fury Road. If you’re looking for an exciting way to spend your day out, then head on over here!
The MCG was first opened all the way back in 1853 and has since become one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations with over 1 million visitors each year. It features a rich history including hosting World Cup finals matches and other major sporting events such as Australian rules football matches between two local teams: Collingwood Magpies vs Essendon Bombers; however these days most people come here simply because they want something different from what they would normally do during their stay Down Under–like visiting an iconic landmark like this one!
Uluru is a sandstone rock formation in the Northern Territory. It’s also known as Ayers Rock, but don’t let that get you confused: Uluru is about 1,142 metres high and 348 metres across at its widest point. The Anangu people consider Uluru to be sacred, so visitors are asked not to climb it or take stones from the base of the formation away with them.
The site consists of three main areas: Uluru (Kata Tjuta) itself; Mutitjulu Waterhole; and Mala Walkabout Trail (which connects these two sites). There are numerous walking trails around these areas, including some short walks suitable for children or disabled people who cannot manage longer hikes like those offered by tour operators.
Bondi Beach is a popular beach in Sydney, Australia. The area has been a tourist destination since the 1930s and it’s known for its surfing and sunbathing. Bondi Beach is located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and is home to many famous landmarks, including The Icebergs swimming pool (which was featured in the film Muriel’s Wedding), Bondi Pavilion and North Bondi Surf Club.
Bondi has been used as a filming location for TV shows like Home And Away and movies like Babe: Pig In The City as well as music videos by artists such as Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef and can be seen from space. It spans 2,300 kilometres (1,429 miles) and covers an area of over 133,000 square kilometres (51,900 sq mi). The reef is made up of over 3,000 individual reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays that stretch from the northern tip of Queensland to just north of Port Douglas on Australia’s east coast.
The Great Barrier Reef has been listed as a World Heritage Site since 1981 for its importance for biodiversity conservation as well as its outstanding universal value to humanity.
The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of Port Campbell in Victoria, Australia. It’s part of the Port Campbell National Park and The Great Ocean Road. The Twelve Apostles were formed by erosion from sea caves over time. This iconic landmark has become one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions since its creation in 1900s by John Ainsworth Horrocks as part of a marketing campaign for his hotel empire along Victoria’s south coast; it was later named after the original 9 apostles who traveled with Jesus Christ during his ministry on earth (Matthew 10:2).
The Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is the sixth largest city in Australia, and a popular tourist destination. It has many theme parks, beaches and shopping centres.
The Gold Coast has been attracting people to its shores since the 1960s when surfers began to flock there looking for waves that were bigger than any they had ever seen before. Today, you’ll find many tourists on this stretch of coast–and some who have stayed behind!
Town Hall (Adelaide)
The Town Hall is a landmark building in Adelaide, South Australia. It was built in 1839 and has been used as a tourist attraction, event venue and shopping centre since then.
The town hall is located on North Terrace between King William Street and Victoria Square (formerly Victoria Park). It houses several different attractions including the Art Gallery of South Australia which displays over 15000 works by Australian artists including those from Aboriginal culture; The State Library of South Australia with over 1 million books; Festival Theatre which hosts theatre productions such as ballet performances or concerts by local musicians; Adelaide Casino which offers gambling facilities such as blackjack tables where you can win money if you’re lucky enough!
Brisbane City Hall and Wintergarden – Southbank, Brisbane.
Southbank is home to Brisbane City Hall, a landmark building in the heart of Southbank. It’s also home to Wintergarden, a shopping centre that offers some great photo opportunities with its lush greenery and iconic architecture.
Brisbane City Hall is open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm; Wintergarden is open 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm (closed Christmas Day).
Old Parliament House in Canberra.
The Old Parliament House is the first building in the Australian Capital Territory. It was built in 1927, and served as home to Federal Parliament until 1988 (although it continued to be used for some functions). Nowadays, it’s a museum and art gallery open to the public.
You can visit this historic landmark any day of the week during business hours; however, if you’re looking for something extra special–and don’t mind spending a little extra cash–you can go on one of their evening tours where they’ll give you an exclusive look at parts of Parliament House that are usually off limits!
World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.
Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage-listed national park in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia. It is the second largest national park in Australia and one of the largest in the world.
The area is known for its Aboriginal art sites as well as its extensive saltwater crocodile population. The park also features hundreds of species of birds and animals including many rare species such as black cockatoos and wild horses called brumbies (Australian horses).
Many landmarks across Australia are historic and beautiful to see in person.
Many landmarks across Australia are historic and beautiful to see in person. If you’re looking for a new way to explore your country, these are the places that will make your journey worthwhile.
- Sydney Opera House
This iconic building was completed in 1973 and has since become one of the most well-known structures in all of Australia. It is located along Sydney’s harborfront and hosts opera performances year-round as well as other events like concerts and festivals. Visitors can tour inside during summer months when there are less performances happening inside the venue itself.*
- Uluru / Ayers Rock (Ayers Rock Resort)
This famous sandstone formation has been an important part of Aboriginal culture for thousands of years; however, it wasn’t until 1872 when European explorers first discovered this sacred site that anyone else knew about it at all! Today over 250,000 people visit Uluru each year so if you want to see this world wonder before it disappears forever then now is definitely your chance!
Australia is a land of many beautiful landmarks, and these 30 are just some of them. There are many more to see across this vast country and we hope that you can visit at least one before you die!