Australia’s number 1 attraction revealed

While most Brits would think the likes of the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru or the Sydney Opera House would be Australia’s top landmark the TripAdvisor research has told a different story.

The Australian War Memorial is the most visited landmark in the country with thousands of people on Australia tours in 2014 visiting the landmark every week.

The research, which gathered information from travellers from across the world, ranked the Sydney Opera House as the second best and most visited landmark in Australia, with the Harbour Bridge making up the top three.

Great Barrier Reef and Uluru don’t make top 10

Surprisingly the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru, which are always on the bucket list of travellers on Australian tours, did not make the top 10 list of Australian landmarks.

The Australian War Memorial in Canberra was the only Australian landmark to be entered into the TripAdvisor’s top 20 world list of greatest landmarks.

The memorial was 17th in the list, with Machu Picchu being named as the world’s number one landmark followed by the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre and the Taj Mahal.

Canberra’s Australian War Memorial received recognition for its free entry and collection of special artefacts.

Kate Still, the Australian War Memorial’s marketing manager, said in a statement, “Australians and visitors from around the world are commemorating the World War I centenary activity and are increasingly visiting the memorial, one of the world’s great museums, as a central point for those commemorations.”

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