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An Intro About The Various Holidays In Australia And Its Celebrations

Australia Celebrations

If you are among the many people who are willing to make a trip to Australia in the near future, then there are certain things about the various holidays that you should take note of. Only if you are aware of this, you can plan and participate in the celebrations and make your trip an even more enjoyable one. Let us start with the calendar year and see what are all the major holidays and celebrations that are associated with it.

· New Year’s Day is celebrated on the first day of January just like in any other part of the world.
· Australia Day is usually celebrated on the 26th of January which is celebrated as it was the first day when the English settled there in the late eighteenth century.
· Labour Day is celebrated in different parts of the country and is based on the state. The common thing is that it will all fall on a Monday.
· Easter will be celebrated on the same day that is being celebrated all over the world on a Sunday either in March or in May.
· Anzac Day that is celebrated to remember all the native people who have fought for the country in various wars and falls on the 25th of April.
· As we all know, Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December.
· The day after Christmas is celebrates as Boxing Day.

Some of the other holidays that are being celebrated annually are the Proclamation Day, Canberra Day, Adelaide Cup Day, Foundation Day, Picnic Day etc. If you are planning to visit Australia this year, then make sure that you are doing it at a time that intersects with any of these celebrations to make sure that you witness and enjoy being part of the celebrations as well.

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Unleash The Windsurfer In You At Australia

Windsurfer In Australia

Out of all the major tourist attractions that are there in the amazing country of Australia, windsurfing is one of the best that you should not miss. Just like any of the other windsurfing locations in the world like Spain, Greece and Italy, Australia also has its own set of windsurfers who come and enjoy doing it year after year. The great windsurfing culture welcomes all the tourists with open hands.

Windsurfing in Australia is using seen and is concentrated in the western parts. The longest coastline in the world can surely be one of the best windsurfing venues. The strong winds that are there in Australia, the high tides and the beauty of the place is what makes windsurfers from all over the world to come and camp here. Lancelin which is situated to the north of Perth, Margaret River – situated in the south of Perth, Coronation beach – Geraldton, Cervantes and Jurien Bay are some of the famous windsurfing locations in the northern part of Australia that are loved and visited by many.

As for the southern region, New South Wales has some good spots for windsurfing as well. Botany Bay which is located a little far away from Sydney offers windsurfing on flat waters. Nerrebeen Lakes are also a good windsurfing place that can be chosen for beginners as it can be done in shallow waters.

The windsurfing calendar in Australia is filled with activity all through the year. Both the winters and the summers attract people to this location so that they can unleash the windsurfer in them even though there are many more tourists in the summers. One major advantage in Australia is that the summer is between November and March which is the time that it would be freezing in the Northern hemisphere. Well would you like to go for windsurfing during your Christmas holidays? Then, Australia is the place that you have to be in. A lot of events are also held in Australia like slalom, racing, wave surfing and racing; the major events being the Lancelin Ocean Classic and the Longboard Festival.

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Don’t Miss Out These Top 10 Attractions In Australia

Attractions In Australia

There are so many beautiful things that are there in this world and Australia is said to be one of the best and most beautiful countries that one can visit. There are so many top attractions that you will just be confused as to which one to see and which to miss. To make things easy for you, here are the top ten attractions in Australia that you should not miss.

1. Great Barrier Reef: One of UNESCO’s world heritage sites and is probably one of the well known and protected ones in the whole wide world. Its massive area spreads over eighty six million acres along the North eastern coast. This great tourist attraction hosts over a thousand different species of fishes. In addition to the sheer beauty of this place, there are about thirty shipwrecks that are said be of historical importance.
2. Opera House at Sydney: Right from the day of its opening, Sydney Opera House has been the main attraction in Australia. The marvellous architecture is quite evident of the amazing talent that the architects and builders had making this a must-see attraction in Australia.
3. Harbour Bridge at Sydney: Most popularly known as the Coat Hanger, the Harbour Bridge is an absolute spectacle that has to be seen with your own eyes. If you are brave enough, the bridge climb is as exciting as any adventure sports that are available today.
4. Fraser Island: Considered to be one of the largest sand islands in the world, Fraser Island became a UNESCO world heritage site in the early 1990’s. The beauty of it lies in the lush green forests, sand cliffs and the plenty of lakes that you can spot. Four hundred acres of wonderful sightseeing will surely leave you mesmerised.
5. National Art Gallery: Most of the best collections that are available in Australia can be found here. There is said to be more than hundred thousand works that were created by artists all over the globe.
6. Scenic Blue Mountains: You have to see it to believe it. Be it the journey in the steepest railway trip in the world, the steepest cable car of all times or the excitement of moving around in the glass floored cable car, you will just enjoy every bit of it.
7. Sydney Tower: The Amp tower in Sydney is also one of the tallest buildings in the city. The view of the harbour from this high point is nothing but astounding.
8. Kakadu National Park: This is again one of the most well known and popular heritage sites in the world. Aboriginals are still living there and maybe you can spot some of them.
9. Uluru Kata Juta National Park: The Ayres Rock stretches more than two miles, is at more than a thousand feet in height and no prices for guessing that it is in fact the largest rock in the world.
10. Arthur Port: This is the place which used to serve as a prison in the mid nineteenth century. Now it is one of the well known tourist spots with special guided tours and cruises.

There are many more lovely places in Australia that have not made it to this list. I have only put together the most important attractions that you should visit. Feel free to add some suggestions.

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