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Tourism Australia celebrates 50 years of promoting Australia as a tourist destination in key markets across the globe, and also plays host to the Commonwealth Games 2018.

What Is It?

The anniversary is timely with the announcement of the tourism program for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Gold Coast is prepped up to host its first ever Commonwealth Games in 2018, and is making sure it even provides great tourism experiences to its visitors from all over the globe.

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Abhinav Bindra and John O’Sullivan, Managing Director, Tourism Australia celebrate 50 years

The 2018 Commonwealth Games is also known as XXI Commonwealth Games or otherwise as Gold Coast 2018. It’s all set to be held in the Gold Coast region of Australia between 4 and 15 April, 2018. This is the fifth time that Australia will be hosting the Commonwealth Games and the first time Gold Coast will be hosting it.

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CWG 2018, Gold Coast
CWG 2018, Gold Coast

Australia As A Tourist Destination

Half of this continent is covered by desert and the other half is covered with stunning cities and beaches. It is one of the flattest and most dry inhabited continent; however, from an infrastructure and locations point of view, Australia is one amongst the best destinations for tourism. Australia has emerged as a tourist destination in the past 50 years of its existence and has now managed to emerge as a leading tourist destination that not just provides beautiful locations and wildlife to discover, but also is known for being a very welcoming and warm place to visit. Their exceptional wine and dine tours are also worth the visit.

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A lot is said about the famous tourist attractions of Australia such as The Great Barrier Reef or Sydney Opera house. But there are other desired attractions such as The Fraser Island, Port Arthur, Amp Tower Centrepoint, or The Kakadu National Park to name a few.

Think talcum-powdered beaches, turquoise waters and an ocean brimming with colourful marine life. If you enjoy unadulterated beauty, then you have to plan a trip to New South Wales. You’ll be blessed with picturesque golden canola fields, rugged outback terrains, vintage country estates, quaint village churches, an abundance of eateries, fairy-tale gardens, and even pristine unpopulated beaches! Wow!

Chinese tourists take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

One of the best ways to discover Australia is by driving through all the beauty. There are various options that let you rent self-drive cars to explore the city. Imagine cruising for 140 kms via Bondi Beach on the Princes Highway. Cross the shimmering waters of Bondi Beach. End at the start of the spectacular Shoalhaven region. Explore the lush valleys of the Blue Moutains. Visit Jambeero, get mesmerized by Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Mrs Macquaries Chair, Royal Botanic Gardens, Woolloomoolloo Bay, Garden Island, Kings Cross, Watsons Bay and so much more. All this while you drive around at your own pace, make your own pit-stops and the works!

 

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Jinal Inamdar narrowly escaped a tragedy when the Journalism world tried to hammer her brain down to the size of a peanut, but she ducked at the right moment and escaped, inexplicably untouched. She enjoys walking you through her travel diaries and food trails.