Aussie Icons: Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
Where do you find Aussie Icons? I can't find their names or anything.
Aussie icons can include geographical features of the country, architectural landmarks, food items dear to Australians, unique animals, great brands associated with the advance of the country.
Here are some examples:
- The Great Barrier Reef, along the north east coast of Queensland is home to innumerable corals.
Thousands of animal species thrive there but climate change is a threat to some of them, which have become very vulnerable.
- The Outback occupies a huge part of the Australian continent, it is a dry, inhospitable area, however many great Australian legends and heroes are associated to it. And while most of the Outback is unfriendly, there are pockets teeming with life and great tourist attractions. For example Alice Springs, the MacDonnell Ranges
or the Finke Gorge.
- Ayers Rock - Uluru is part of the Outback and it is the great monolith right in the middle of Australia. It has immense cultural value to Australian Aborigines who revere it.
- The Twelve Apostles in Victoria are cliffs separated from the mainland by erosion. They are in the Port Campbell national Park, off the Great Ocean Road, which is one of the iconic roads in Australia with awesome views. The Apostles continue to suffer erosion as
they are battered by waves and their number is decreasing.
Australia has animals that you cannot find anywhere else in the world, such as kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devil. Aussie icons include the laughing kookaburra
, the emu or the wombat.
Aussie Icons - Architectural Landmarks
- Sydney Opera House
The shell shape of the Opera House makes it one of the most distinctive buildings in the world and one of the engineering wonders. Its history was rather controversial and involves quite some drama. See here more of the Sydney Opera House facts.
- Sydney Harbour Bridge is the widest long-span bridge in the world. Building it took only eight years but a long time was involved in taking the decision to make it. Here are some quick facts about it. The bridge climb offers gorgeous views of Sydney and of Port Jackson, its natural harbour.
Tim tams, vegemite, meat pies or the Anzac biscuits are popular foods
and also Aussie icons.
Australian BrandsQantas, nicknamed the Flying Kangaroo
is associated with the development of aviation in this country.
The Victa lawn mower or the Hills Hoist clothes line that are so useful in our backyards are part of the Australian popular culture and our everyday life. You can see more of these Australian innovations if you visit the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.