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Research conducted by Tourism Australia shows the top attractions and destinations most appealing to Americans when visiting include: The Great Barrier Reef, Australian Beaches, rain forests, wildlife, and more. Among these Americans traveling to Australia, the most popular destination is Sydney. Close behind are Queensland, Goldcoast, Tasmania, and Melbourne. A feature that people consider a must-see in Australia is the Great Barrier Reef. The reef contains over 1,500 different species of fish, 134 species of sharks and rays, 1/3 of the world’s soft coral, and 411 types of hard coral. Another Australian hot-spot is Bondi Beach. This beach became public on June 9, 1892 and is heralded as Australia’s most famous beach. It is the widest beach in the Sydney area measuring 50m wide and the north end and 100m wide at the south end. Perhaps the most iconic building in Australia is the Sydney Opera House. Completed in 1973, this iconic structure took 16 years to build. Some fun facts about the Opera House: 15,500 light bulbs are changes each year, 200,000 people take a guided tour of it, and it has 3 restaurants, a cafe, an espresso bar, and opera and theater bars. Is your child interested in traveling to Australia or New Zealand soon? Give this infographic a read and discover even more attractions that can’t be missed while your child is studying abroad.