Man Made Tourist Attractions in Australia
1 Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island off the Fleurieu Peninsula is the third largest island in Australia and one of the country's top natural jewels. Sparkling cerulean seas, pristine beaches, rugged coastal scenery, fascinating rock formations, caves, and close-up encounters with charismatic wildlife are the prime attractions. Besides its namesake marsupial, visitors can see koalas, seals, penguins, sea lions, and a diversity of birds in their natural habitat. Scuba divers frequently spot sea dragons in the crystal clear temperate waters, and many wrecks lie sunken offshore.
In Flinders Chase National Park, the wind-sculpted boulders of the Remarkable Rocks and the eroded curve of Admiral's Arch are striking geographical features. The island is also known for its bounty of fresh produce including fresh-shucked oysters, rock lobsters, free-range eggs, and Ligurian honey. Sightseers can fly direct to the island from Adelaide, or hop aboard a ferry from Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Adelaide, capital of South Australia, is Australia's fifth-largest city and one of its most gracious. Parks and gardens punctuate the city and venerable 19th century buildings stand proud amid the burgeoning high-rises in the city center. Popular tourist attractions include the cultural precinct of North Terrace with its museums, galleries, and carefully preserved historic gems; the Adelaide Central Market, a shopping institution; and the impressive line-up of performances and events at the Adelaide Festival Centre. For a change of scenery, tourists hop aboard the tram to Glenelg from Victoria Square to swim, sail, and soak up the seaside ambiance, or venture into the beautiful bush-covered hills of the Mount Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills).