10 Places In Australia You Must Visit on a Vacation

Cheryl Brite August 10th 2016 Travel
If you're trying to figure out the best places to travel in Australia, online is the best place to look. As a tourist you want to go to the best attractions that Australia has to offer. You want to capture the best moments possible in the greatest spots in the land down under. Don't miss your opportunity to explore Australia. It's a vacation you will never forget. What are you waiting for?
1. Sydney
It's the first thing you think about when you think of Australia. The Opera House and the Darling Harbor are a couple sights to see in Sydney where you can see a show, go shopping, visit museums, and so much more. When you explore downtown Sydney, you can see its amazing view from Sydney Tower like the Blue Mountains. You can even hike their majestic peaks. At night you will find this city is active with nightclubs so you can party until the sun comes up. You'll have the time of your life.
The Pitt Street Mall is the perfect place for you to discover the latest fashions of Sydney. You can even go on the I Love Shopping Manly Tour where you get to see Sydney's most popular shops along with champagne and your own stylist and special VIP discounts. After you've shopped till you dropped, you can relax at The Day Spa at the Langham Hotel. It's amazing 20m indoor pool will keep you satisfied for hours. The BABOR facial and the Perfect Gold Massage, which uses 24 carat gold cream on your body, are the perfect way to leave the spa with skin that is not only happy but healthy. At the end of the day Sydney will accommodate you whether it's at a hotel, motel, hostel, bed and breakfast, cabin, an so much more.
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2. Cairns
You can explore the Great Barrier Reef and the sea life that surrounds the reef. You'll be amazed with the sea creatures you come into contact with. When you've had enough of the sea, take a cable car over the rainforest to see the amazing views of nature from above. It's a site you can't miss. There are even tours to places like Port Douglas and Daintree National Park, so you can take a closer look at the nature of Cairns. Cairns's national park has the biggest variety of planets on the planet, so it looks like you'll be at Daintree National Park for a while.
If you're into adventurous activities, Cairns is the place for you. Get the full experience of Cairns by sky diving over the reef and the rainforest. For a great adrenaline rush you can Bungy jump at the Cairns Bungy Tower. Feed your artistic side at the Cairns Regional Gallery where you can see oil paintings, ceramics, glassware, sculpture, and photography. You can stop by the gallery's shop to purchase quality prints and other souvenirs, so you can take the experience home with you. At the end of the day you can relax with a nice cold, refreshing beer at Cairns Cock & Bull where the tavern food is hearty and your stomach will leave happy and satisfied.
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3. Gold Coast
You have to check out Australia's beautiful Gold Coast. You know you're a beach lover so don't waist your time anywhere else. Theme Parks are attractions you can't miss if you're into rides. If you're a surfer who enjoys the night life, then Surfer's Paradise is for you. Mountains and National Parks are also a can't miss feature of the Gold Coast with their breathtaking views that you can capture on your camera forever. There's just so much to do!
Food and a show is what you're interested in as you make your way to the Australian Outback Spectacular. You'll taste a delicious three course meal of traditional Aussie BBQ with drinks along with music, drama, and action. You can also visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you can get a little closer to the Aussie animals. Koalas, crocodiles, and kangaroos are just some of the wild life you will see as you walk through the sanctuary. Hit the slots and see of you'll get lucky at Jupiter's Hotel & Casino where you can win or lose it all. End the day with a spectacular sunset at the Skypoint Observation Deck at Q1 where you can experience a 360 degree view of the Gold Coast.
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4. Fraser Island
You can drive a four wheeler or take a driving tour to this island. It's the only way you're getting there. You wouldn't have it any other way. Nature and wildlife come together to make this island an unforgettable site. Fraser Island is a great place to relax and enjoy the sand beneath your feet. The views aren't bad either.
Fraser Island's four wheel drive service will get you to the island whether you want to go to Brisbane, Hervey Bay, or Rainbow Beach. Once you get to one of these islands, a tour guide is waiting for you so you can get to know the sites better. Whale watching is something you've always wanted to do, and you can at Hervey Bay. The rainforest, MAHENO shipwreck, sand dunes, and sparkling lakes are some of Fraser Island's attractions you can't miss out on. Its forest grow from the sand, and the island has a history from its Aboriginal heritage. When you've done enough exploring for one day, you can stay at places like the Eurong Beach Resort, Sailfish on Fraser Island, and Kingfisher Bay Resort that will accommodate you.
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5. Magnetic Island
The name alone should attract you to this island. You're drawn to its clear blue beautiful beaches. Magnetic Island has great beaches where part of the island is considered a national park. Within this national park, you can see wild animals like Koalas and Kangaroos. When you've had enough excitement with the animals, a walk on the trecks is a great way to relax and enjoy the scenery. Land and sea has come together to make your vacation at Magnetic Island the best time you'll ever have.
Jetskiing, sailing, and laying out in the sun are just some of the island activities you can experience. You can cruise the Magnetic Island on a ship, or you can swim as well as snorkel the coral reefs. When you just want to relax, you can rent a yacht to have your privacy and soak up some sun. Taking a kayak tour is another way to see the island and listen as your instructor tells you how to work the kayak. Dolphins, turtles, coral reef fish, and sea eagles are some of the wildlife you will encounter along your tour. At the end of the day you can pick up any groceries at your local store as well as pick up some souvenirs.
6. Whitsundays
What an interesting name for an attraction, don't you think? It's enough to get you online and start searching what this place in Australia has to offer you. You're an underwater, food loving, nightlife tourist, who loves to take helicopter rides to exotic places like the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitehaven is another place you like to visit in Whitsundays where the snow white sand will amaze you. You love to sail upon its waters as you listen to your tour guide tell you about the area. What could be better?
When you come to Whitsundays, you must visit Colour Me Crazy. It is truly a unique shop where you'll find the beautiful high quality clothing that you can't at home. You never know what you'll find, but you'll leave with something your friends will be jealous of. Daydream Island Resort and Spa is another great, award winning vacation spot where your health and beauty matter. Naturopathy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and massages are some of the therapies that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and fresh. From Asian to Mexican and Fusion to Australian food there's no limit at what your taste buds can experience at Whitsundays.
7. Ayers Rocks
As a tourist you didn't know this attraction also goes by the name Uluru. The Ayers Rock is a huge piece of rock that has meaning to the Aborigines. The wide desert surrounds this amazing rock. You can't take your eyes off it. Take pictures of the Ayers Rocks because you'll never want to forget your time here. When you're finished taking pictures of this monolith, you can explore the city of Alice Springs.
Stay at the Ayers Rock Resort where restaurants, mini markets, swimming pools, tennis courts, an art gallery, and so much more are available to accommodate your every need. There's even a free shuttle bus that will take you around this vacation spot. Climbing the Ayers Rocks, you can fulfill your need for adrenaline. You can also explore the Cultural Centre and the Anangu guided walks to learn about the area. To enter Uluru Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park you have to buy a pass for $25.00 per person which lasts for three days. The price is so worth the experience so don't miss out on this amazing vacation opportunity.
8. Great Ocean Road
This attraction has to be pretty great if its called the Great Ocean Road. Take a nice 3 hour car ride from Melbourne and experience what the road has to offer you. Beautiful coasts and mountains surround you on your drive. You can just relax and enjoy the open road. When the road has worn out its welcome, there are other attractions to explore. You will also get to see the 12 Apostles, which is a giant rock that was created by the erosion of the sea and winds and today, there are only 8 Apostles.
The rainforest, beaches, and cliffs are along this great highway where you can stop and explore the areas. Surfing, scuba diving, and sea kayaking are just some of the water activities you can do along the coast. Explore the arts, cultural, and heritage attractions the coast has to offer you. The Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village & Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show is where you will learn about the history of the Great Ocean Road and by night this attraction becomes a theatrical experience you will never forget. The wine and dinning options will keep your taste buds happy. At the end of the day you can an enjoy the spa experience while you look out at the view of the Great Ocean Road.
9. Kakadu National Park
You love to hike, and this national park is practically made for you. The wildlife is to die for where the animals and plants will make your hike a worthwhile trip. Kakadu National park is so popular that you will never hike alone. You don't care because the amazing views more than compensate for the people hiking ahead or behind you. It will make you wish you didn't forget your camera at home. You'll never want to leave.
The rock art hold a history that's worth exploring. It provides you with the life of the Aboriginals thousands of years ago. Naturalistic paintings, x-ray art, and paintings of european people are available to view with the eyes. Culture, boat, nature, camping, coach, fishing, 4WD, and other tours are available to learn all about Kakadu National Park. When you want to shop, the South Alligator is a great place to eat, buy souvenirs, fill up your gas tank, and swim in the pool. You can watch the crocs at Cahill's Crossing but make sure you leave some distance between you and the crocs because they will bite and at the end of the day, you'll be glad you followed this advice because there is so much more to see at this national park.
10. Tasmania
If you want to experience a New Zealand like view, then Tasmania is the place for you. It is said to be one of the most beautiful attractions in Australia. Get ready to take out your camera! The nature and beach life is something you must explore while you're here. Mountains, lagoons, and historical sites are available to satisfy the adventurer in you. The Tasmania prison is another place you can visit where British convicts where jailed for their crimes.
Salamanca market is a great place to buy things that are homemade. Woodwork, jewelry, glassware, ceramics, fresh fruit, and organic vegetables are available to purchase while you listen to the music playing all around you. The Museum of Old and New Art-Mona is another attraction in Tasmania where you can see modern art. There are three floors filled of over 400 pieces of artwork to see. Mt Wellington is the perfect place to see experience the wilderness. You can walk the trails, bike the trails, have a BBQ, and enjoy the views that this wilderness offers you.

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50 Extraordinary Women You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Luke Chase May 25th 2016 Entertainment
It's likely that the women in your day to day life are pretty "normal" in appearance. So when you see someone whose appearance differs from what you expect it to be, it can be kind of a shock. The ladies in the following slideshow are definitely far from average. Some of these women spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, tattoos, or body piercings. Others are born with strange birth defects such as excessive facial hair, a gigantic butt or even an 8 inch tongue. See for yourself!
Lauren Williams: 4 Foot Long Legs
Lauren Williams has the longest-known legs in the United States, with her eye-catching limbs measuring an incredible 49 inches from hip to heel. Lauren's height and long-legged genes can be attributed to her family as her father, mother and twin sisters are all 6ft or taller. She has US size 11 feet (UK size 10), and revealed that she can find it tricky to buy clothes that fit. When modelling, single Lauren - who has worked on campaigns for global brands such as Nike - does everything from sports and fitness to high fashion and swimwear.
Having played volleyball in college, as well as being extremely active, Lauren also enjoys shooting sporty campaigns. As well as modelling, Lauren works as an educator at a children's museum in Houston and enjoys travelling. When out and about, her striking looks and long limbs mean she gets comments about her legs on a daily basis.
Pixee Fox: Dangerously Small Waist
Swedish born Pixee Fox had already spent more than $80,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure. But now she has taken her obsession even further by having 6 of her lower ribs removed - so she can shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches. Pixee, from Sweden, said: "People often come up to me and say, "don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon" - but for me that's a compliment, that's what I want to achieve.
With 6 of her lower ribs removed, Pixee's lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection - but she isn't worried. She said: "Before if I was in a car crash I would normally break my ribs. If that happened now I'm probably going to break my spleen instead. In total she has had four rhinoplasties costing $14,000; four breast augmentations of 200cc, 525cc, 800cc and 1400cc costing $28,500; two rounds of liposuction at $5,000; two upper eyelid surgeries at $6,000; a labiaplasty costing $4,000; a Brazilian butt lift at $9,000 and cool-sculpting, cheek injections, and lip injections at about $12,000.
Bethany Hamilton: One Armed Pro Surfer
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to-and was victorious in-professional surfing. On October 31, 2003 Hamilton, aged 13 at the time, went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, with best friend Alana Blanchard, Alana's father, Holt, and brother Byron. Around 7:30 a.m., with numerous turtles in the area, she was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her, severing her left arm just below the shoulder.
Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. Three weeks after the incident, she returned to her board. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker than standard and had a handle for her right arm, making it easier to paddle, and she learned to kick more to make up for the loss of her left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, on January 10, 2004, she entered a major competition. She now uses standard competitive performance short-boards. The broken surfboard that Hamilton was riding during the attack is on display at the California Surf Museum
Mayra Hills: World's Largest Fake Breasts
Mayra Hills - also known as Beshine - measures at 59-28-36 and says she's the proud owner of the world's largest fake breasts. And it's not hard to believe her claim to fame, considering each of her breasts have 10,000 cc of saline implants and weigh 20 pounds a piece! As you can imagine, it's difficult for Beshine, who wears a size 32Z bra, to find clothes that fit, so the German-born woman has a lot of her items custom-made.
But bra shopping isn't her only woe. She can no longer tie her own shoes and has run into trouble when she's knocked things over with her chest - but it appears she's satisfied with her body, troubles and all. "Some people maybe think the sheer size of my t-ts bring too many handicaps in my everyday life, but hey, having big boob problems is amazing," she wrote on her blog.
Anastasiya Shpagina: Real Life Anime Girl
It's official, this real-life anime trend has gotten completely out of hand. Hardly a day goes by that we don't stumble upon some photos of girls going to any lengths in order to look like real live anime characters. Today's example, Anastasiya Shpagina, an Ukrainian girl who has even taken a Japanese name - Fukkacumi. 19-year-old Anastasiya (Nastya) Shpagina has been called "the new Barbie" by national news outlets, but she later revealed she's striving to become a real-life Japanese anime character, not a doll. She even posted "I am not like a doll, a doll is like me."
Apparently, Nastya has been passionate about makeup even as a young child, always experimenting with it in the mirror. Over time she also developed a thing for Japanese cartoons and it was only a matter of time before she started using her make-up artist skills to transform herself into a real-life anime girl. But just putting on makeup wasn't enough to attain that coveted look, so she decided to lose weight in order to seem more genuine. At 1.58-meters-tall, Anastasiya weighs just 39 kilos and is trying to lose one more in order to look just right.
Chanel Tapper: World's Longest Tongue
The longest female tongue measures 9.75 cm (3.8 in) from the tip to the middle of lip and was achieved by Chanel Tappe on 29 September 2010. Chanel, from Houston, US, shot to fame aged 13 when she was spotted sticking out her monster tongue in a YouTube video. In September Guinness invited Chanel to Los Angeles where they measured her tongue and she narrowly beat two other female contenders to the record.
She said: "I have always been silly and goofy. I love sticking my tongue out at people. I started doing that back in school. I've never had a problem with having a long tongue, it's just fun." Chanel now has set her sights set on Hollywood after finishing her studies. She said: "I'd love to be in a movie. I'm certainly pretty dramatic, so I think I could have the acting gift. "Really, I'd love to meet Adam Sandler, he's my favorite."
Sarah Massey: World's Largest Butt
Sarah Massey would be just another 33-year-old mother-of-two from Chicago - if it weren't for the fact that she also happens to have the world's biggest butt. Though not officially recognized by the prudes at Guinness, Massey's massive 7-foot wide keister requires a pair of 10XL trousers that would comfortably fit all of the Kardashian sisters combined.
Massey insists the condition that resulted in her museum-sized bubble butt is hereditary - "there's nothing I can do about it," she says - but that her love of ice cream certainly contributed to its maintenance. Massey would still like to lose some weight, but says she now has a new-found appreciation for her natural assets, and fervently defends them against anyone who calls them fake. "Some people can't believe one person can have this much butt," she told Barcroft. "Because I've got a relatively small frame on top they say, 'that can't be real.' I carry this weight with me all the time, everywhere I go, it's definitely not fake. Big booties are just in my blood."
Zlata: Extreme Flexibility
Russian-born former gymnast Zlata, 29, posed in leather and lingerie to adopt a series of poses that seem to defy every law of biology. Zlata, who now lives in Germany, is able to create astounding shapes with her body and is so flexible she can cram herself into a 50cm square box. One of her favorite acts is to bend backwards at a 90 degree angle, so the back half of her hands touch her feet and she can also peer through her own legs from behind.
Zlata's gift of flexibility was discovered when she was four years old and by six she was training as a contortionist at a circus school. She has a rare condition which makes all her tendons extremely pliable, which helps in her profession. The former gymnast now spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world. In 2011 she set the Guinness World Record for the most beer bottles opened in a minute using only your feet.
Kim Goodman: Eyeball Protrusion
Kim Goodman is a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimeters (0.47 inches). She holds the world record for the farthest eyeball protrusion. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns.
She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2004, Goodman was included by Guinness World Records in their 50th anniversary list of top ten "feats" of all time. Kim originally had the record for being able to extend her eye balls beyond her eye sockets by 10mm. This was matched a few years by a new contender, but when Kim was re-measured she found she could now reach 12mm - breaking her own record and keeping the title.
Natalia Partyka: One Armed Table Tennis Champ
Natalia Partyka (born 27 July 1989) is a Polish table tennis player. Born without a right hand and forearm, she participates in competitions for able-bodied athletes as well as in competitions for athletes with disabilities. Partyka reached the last 32 of the London 2012 Olympic women's table tennis. Partyka began playing table tennis at the age of seven. She won her first international table tennis medal in 1999 at the disabled World Championships. At the age of 11, she competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, becoming the world's youngest ever Paralympian. In 2004, she won a gold medal in the singles event and silver in the team event at the Athens Paralympics.
Partyka competed for Poland both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing - one of only two athletes to do so, the other being Natalie du Toit in swimming. They were her third Paralympic Games, and her first Olympics. Competing in class 10 at the Beijing Paralympics, she won gold by defeating China's Fan Lei by three sets to nil. In 2008, she won a gold medal in the singles event and a silver in the team event at the Beijing Paralympics, repeating her Athens Paralympics result.
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