Top places to visit in Australia

These are the top places that you have to visit in Australia :

1. Great Barrier Reef

It might be the most famous attraction in Australia, but for good reason! The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural world wonders. It is the world’s largest reef and comprises of almost 3000 individual reefs, 880 islands and hundreds and thousands of different plant, bird and marine life.

2. Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is one of Australia’s natural wonders, located in Queensland. It covers 1200 square kilometers ,has been there for 180 million years, and visitors can take a Dreamtime walk with an indigenous guide from the Kuku Yalanji Tribe. The Daintree Rainforest, a World Heritage site, is so beautiful that its ancient ferns, smart green wines and lush canopy inspired the Avatar movie.

3. Fraser Island

Fraser Island is one of the coolest places to see in Australia due to its 75 km long beach. It’s one of the world’s longest beaches in the world. Rent a four – wheel drive truck in Noosa town and start your adventure on one of the wildest drives ever. Home to the purest strain of dingoes left in eastern Australia and one of the best places to see baby humpback whales and their mothers, Fraser Island also has beautiful scenery with massive sand blows, sensational swimming spots and exciting 4WD tracks.

4. Whitsundays

Whitsunday is a group of 75 islands off Queensland coast. You have to spend some time here while visiting the Great Barrier Reef. These islands are right in the middle of it! People from all over the world come here to see the white sands of Whitehaven Beach and the amazing beauty of Heart Reef and to stay in some of the best hotels in the world, including

5. Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a laid-back resort town in Queensland’s Tropical North. It’s the jumping off point for visiting the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest making it the perfect spot to spend a few days relaxing and exploring the beauty of Australia.

6. Gold Coast

Home to the world-famous Surfer’s Paradise, the Gold Coast of Australia offers an endless stretch beach with outstanding surf breaks.

Highrise resorts and condos line the sand while beachgoers enjoy the many eateries and dining options.

7. Twelve Apostles

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most popular day trips from Melbourne. A Drive to the coast takes you to the incredible Twelve Apostles.

But to really experience this rugged coast, you must do the Great Ocean Walk. It takes you along the coastal route that is impossible to see from a car.

8. Melbourne

Melbourne is quite possibly the coolest city in Australia. I know it was our favourite. It has been named the most livable city in the world and it’s a great place for tourists too!

Highlights include Queen Victoria Market, The Arcades and Secret Lanes, Eureka Square, Federation Skydeck and Graffiti Lane.

9. Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is located off the coast of South Australia and is an incredible place to tour for a few days.

It is a spectacular wildlife haven for Kangaroos, Koalas, Seals and Pelicans. There is even a Birds of Prey rehabilitation center where you can watch a show and learn about birds that are indigenous to the continent.

10. Wilpena Pound

Wilpena Pound is a giant 80 Square kilometre amphitheatre of rock that is simply astounding.

Located in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia, it’s a 450 km drive from Adelaide.

11. Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley is home to Australia’s most famous vineyards.

Here you can visit wineries such as Wolf Blass, Lehmann and Penfolds just to name a few.

12. Burra Homestead

Made famous by Midnight Oil’s record album cover Diesel and Dust, the Burra Homestead has become an iconic stop for photographers in Australia.

The homestead was abandoned by homesteaders years ago and still stands alone and empty by the side of the road.

13. Lake Gairdner

Lake Gairdner is a Salt Lake in the Gawler Ranges of South Australia.

It feels as if you have stepped on another planet when you visit the lake. The lake itself is an impressive sprawl of white landscape but being surrounded by the red hills of the Gawler Ranges make for the picture-perfect spot.

14. Sydney Opera House

It’s definitely Australia’s most iconic building and seeing it dominate the Sydney Skyline does not disappoint.

The Sydney Opera House opened in 1973 and has become Australia’s top tourist attraction.

15. Blue Mountains

Located just 50km (32 miles) from Sydney, the Blue Mountains are another famous view that attracts numerous visitors.

The Three Sisters are the most iconic view of the Blue Mountains. Echo Point lookout offers the impressive view of the three sisters overlooking the Jamison Valley.

16. Sydney Harbour Bridge

Next, to the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is another of the city’s iconic landmarks.

It connects the CBD to the North Shore and is the biggest steel bridge in the world.

17. South, West, North and East Australia

The Outback covers a huge expanse of Australia touching nearly every state of the country. When visiting Australia, you cannot miss a trip to the Outback.

We took a multi-day journey in South Australia with Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris and had the chance to truly experience all the wonders of Australia’s famous Outback.

18. Uluru

One of the most famous sites of the Outback is Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) near Alice Springs.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Uluru is sacred to the indigenous people of the area. Standing 348 metres high it makes for an imposing site in contrast to the flat desert landscape.

19. Hamelin Bay Stingrays

According to Mr. and Mrs. Bucketlist, there is no better place to see stingrays than in Hamelin Bay. Located in the Margaret River Region, local stingrays frequent these waters to feed off local fishermen.

20. Pinnacles

If you are into unique landscapes, a visit to the Pinnacles of Nambung National Park is in order.

Located about 200km from Western Australia’s capital, Perth, the Pinnacles are another one of those fascinating places to see in Australia.

21. Cable Beach

Cable Beach is that place where you’ve seen all those images of camels walking in a silhouette at sunset, but probably never knew where it was.

It isn’t Australia’s longest beach, but at 22km in length, it is nothing to sneeze at.

22. Wine Glass Bay

We haven’t been to Tasmania yet, but you cannot include an Australia Guide without mentioning Tasmania. We nearly went once two years ago and did a lot of research of top places to see in Tasmania. From Cradle Mountain to Hastings Caves and a chance to spy the Tasmanian Devil, it seems like the perfect off the beaten path destination.

23. Maria Island

24. Cairns

Sometimes referred to as Queensland’s gateway to the tropical north, Cairns is a relaxed city where visitors will appreciate the great outdoors. A must-see is the Great Barrier Reef – the largest coral reef system in the world. Whether the budget is small or large, there’s an option for everyone. Whitsunday Islands, and Hayman and Lizard Islands are also popular.

25. Broome

If experiencing other cultures is high on the must-do list, Broome and the Kimberley are the places to discover and learn about Aboriginal culture. Located in the northernmost corner of West Australia, the Kimberley has sailing charters that explore the Buccaneer Archipelago.

26. Byron Bay

Byron Bay is situated on the northernmost coast of New South Wales. A popular tourist destination, it’s characterized by its many beaches and hinterland. The temperate climate is perfect for outdoor activities, of which there are plenty.

27. Grampians National Park

For nature lovers who also appreciate a good bottle of wine, Grampians National Park is the destination that satisfies. This nature reserve in Victoria is known for its rugged sandstone mountains, perfect for discovering dramatic rock formations, ancient Aboriginal rock art, and cascading waterfalls via mountain biking, four-wheeling, or trekking.

28. Great Otway National Park

Great Otway National Park spans from Torquay to Princeton and continues up towards Colac after passing through the Otways hinterland. The expansive park features magnificent rugged coastlines, rock platforms, sandy beaches, and a windswept heathland.

29. Hobart

Hobart is the small, charming, capital city of Tasmania boasting big city sights, a dynamic food scene, bold art, and an abundance of natural attractions. Foodies will love it here, where they can find a wealth of dining experiences from the bustling restaurant strips in North Hobart or historic Salamanca to the waterfront restaurants along the city’s docks.

30. Kuranda

Kuranda is a beautiful and picturesque mountain village 15 miles northwest of Cairns in Far North Queensland. It is encircled by a World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest and is known for having an energetic arts and craft culture due to its artisan inhabitants. There is much to be seen in Kuranda, including the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld Kuranda, Rainforestation Nature Park, and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

31. Margaret River

Margaret River is located in Western Australia about a 3-hour drive from Perth; it’s known for its beaches, wine, and sense of adventure. The area offers visitors over 90 local specialty tours including whale watching, horseback riding, hiking, and diving, as well as cultural and heritage activities.

32. Phillip Island

Phillip Island is the ideal family destination for those traveling to Australia. Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, it features pristine white beaches, amazing wildlife, and hi-octane motorsports. Wildlife viewing is one of the best treats on the island, where visitors can watch koalas and penguins in their natural habitats.

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