Isn't it funny that an amazing country like Australia used to be a place to banish prisoners? Yes, the stunning white beaches, blue waters and fantastic natural beauty are really hard on the eyes. Fortunately, the Australia that thrives today continues to showcase its many fantastic sites without the black and white stripe uniforms mucking up the views. Land lovers will definitely want to make sure they visit the forests, museums and galleries. Although Australia spreads itself out quite well each major city has something unique to offer. Those who thrive for the outdoors have come to the right place. The waters that surround this continent are ideal for snorkeling and surfing. It's also home to the impressive Great Barrier Reef. Get ready to learn about ancient cultures, feast on fantastic meals and love the beauty that flourishes everywhere you go.