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BUCKET LIST: Meghan and Harry's tour has seen a 46% rise in holiday searches to Australia (Pic: GETTY)

From the Great Barrier Reef to Ayers Rock, Australia has some pretty impressive tourist attractions for adventurous Brits.

While the land down under has always been a popular holiday hotspot, searches for Australia have surged since Harry and Meghans tour started.

Tailor-made holiday specialist, Travelbag, has reported a whopping 46% increase in people searching for trips to Oz.

Paul Hopkinson, marketing director at Travelbag said: “With winter just around the corner, its no surprise that royal fans are looking to book their own Australia holiday in a bid to follow in the royals footsteps.

“Its interesting to see the impact the Duke and Duchess of Sussexs visit can have on tourism to Australia as our customers look to explore Australia for themselves.”

If youre considering following in the royal couples footsteps, here are 10 things you should add to your bucket list immediately.

the Great Barrier Reef

DREAMY: The Great Barrier Reef has some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in the world (Pic: GETTY)

1. The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Whether you're flying over in a private helicopter or scuba diving the depths, The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world.

From giant turtles to reef sharks and parrot fish, the expanse of coral is bustling with wildlife. And the amazing Heart Reef is also one of the most romantic places in the world.

2. The Whitsunday Islands, Queensland

You should believe the hype about this beautiful part of the world. I had the pleasure of sailing around the stunning Whitsunday Islands on the Ron of Argyll – a beautiful ship which has hosted famous guests including Marilyn Monroe.

The boat spends three days and two nights sailing round the Whitsundays before docking at the breathtaking Whitehaven beach.

3. Uluru, Northern Territory

Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territorys Red Centre desert. Its sacred to indigenous Australians and believed to be about 700 million years old.

The giant formation looks pretty impressive in photos, but seeing it glow red in the sunset will take your breath away.

4. The Great Ocean Road, Victoria

This famous stretch is one of the best places in the world to take a road trip.

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Fraser Island

ADVENTURE: Follow in Meghan and Harrys footsteps with a trip to Fraser Island (Pic: GETTY)

5. Byron Bay, New South Wales

This hippy coastal town is perfect for anyone wanting to kick back, surf and listen to live music on the beach. The Arts Factory Backpacker Lodge features teepee accommodation and a whole host of bizarre activities such as didgeridoo making.

6. Fraser Island, Queensland

Fraser Island, off Australias eastern Queensland coast, is the world's largest sand island, stretching over 120km.

Panoramic viewpoints include Indian Head, a rocky outcrop on the island's easternmost tip, and the Cathedrals, a cliff famous for sculpted ribbons of coloured sand.

It's a camping and ecotourism destination, with popular beaches and swimming sites at Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby and other freshwater pools.

But make sure you don't go off into the bush by yourself as it's also home to Dingos.

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The Great Ocean Road

DRIVE TIME: The Great Ocean Road is one of the best road trips in the world (Pic: GETTY)

7. Cape Tribulation, Queensland

This gorgeous coastal region, 40km north of Cairns in the Daintree National Park, is where the rainforest meets the Coral Sea.

If youve ever wanted to see what Australia looked like to dinosaurs, Cape Tribulation is where youll find out.

8. Lake Hillier

While everyone else flocks to Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef, you should venture off the beaten track to Lake Hillier.

The pink saline lake in western Australia is 600 meters long and 250 meters wide. The reason for its rosy hue has not been discovered, but it is believed to be caused by algae.

Kangaroo Island

KANGAROO ISLAND: A trip to Australia wouldn't be complete without seeing the native animal (Pic: GETTY)

9. Kangaroo Island

A trip to Australia wouldn't be complete without seeing the native animal – the kangaroo. And what better place to watch the animals, than in their natural habitat.

The unique weather-beaten Remarkable Rocks of Kangaroo Island is also a must-see.

10. Barossa Valley

Forget the south of France, south Australia is the perfect retreat for wine lovers.

Go wine tasting in the Barossa Valley outside of Adelaide. The area is laden with lush green vineyards and picturesque views.

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