25 Best Places to Visit in Australia

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Canberra

Canberra is the capital of Australia. It’s located in the Australian Capital Territory and is home to around Administrative and research buildings, the Australian Parliament, the High Court, major embassies and the Australian Institute of Sport.

Canberra is a fairly small city and can easily be explored by foot. The main areas to visit in Canberra are the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Museum and the National Library of Australia.

There is also plenty to do in Canberra. Canberra has two beautiful botanic gardens, a zoo, the Australian War Memorial, the Australian National Museum and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

The Pinnacles

Gold Coast

(QLD)

The Gold Coast beaches attract over two million visitors every year. This gives the beach areas a fair amount of traffic, especially around the famous Surfers Paradise area. Most main roads located in the area are two-way, as well as sealed. This provides great accessibility for quick travel, especially during rush hour.

Since the Gold Coast is such a popular tourist region, you’re not going to have to endure a long drive through traffic to reach your destination.

Also, traffic congestion isn’t usually a problem in this area. Both Surfers Paradise and Main Beach are well-established destinations that move a large number of people through the area.

Gold Coast

Many tourists enjoy business related activities during their stay. There are numerous conference centres in the area, which help reduce travel expenses because conferences are often being conducted in the hotel.

When you book a single hotel room, you’re able to meet many new people, as well as get a chance to learn about exciting new industries. When you’re arriving in a new area, you’re able to participate in a wide range of activities. You can either meet new people, learn new skills, or simply explore the country.

Alice Springs

The town of Alice Springs is notorious for its violent start, but by the 18th century, it had become a busy, bustling center of treaty negotiation, intermarriage, and commerce, the most prominent being the trade in gold from South Australia.

By the 1930s, a handful of Germans had settled in Alice Springs, and the city became an important tourist stop. On the outskirts of Alice Springs, an old trading post became the first underground nuclear testing facility in Australia.

The town grew and blossomed as a tourist destination, and in 1974, it was proclaimed a separate territory within Australia; it was named after Princess Alice.

Though the town had no indigenous inhabitants, its isolation ensured the preservation of Australia’s best-preserved cultural link to Aboriginal culture, which can be seen in the rock art and the town’s desert-inspired architecture.

Today, Alice Springs is one of the most visited destinations in Australia for its wide range of opportunities for outdoor adventure.

Some of the activities in Alice Springs involve archery, cattle rounds and trekking in the desert.

The outback is full of extremes and is not for the faint-hearted. Alice Springs, however, doesn’t stray away from its rough image. In fact, Alice is the largest town in the world where all streets are named after drink!

Karijini National Park

Darwin

Daintree Rainforest

This rainforest is one of Australia’s most popular national parks. Located in the state of Queensland, it’s located north of the famed Great Barrier Reef, the site of some of the most stunning ocean views in the world.

Not only is there a great view from the top of Kuranda Train Station, but the walk along the narrow, forested trails takes you past amazing woodlands and ruins while wading through ponds and streams.

This isn’t just the rainforest though; there are numerous animal species here to explore like koalas and crocodiles. Be sure to visit the museum in the park and look at the displays yourself.

This destination is a great spot for the family, which is why there are many hotels and resorts that provide recreational activities and tours including kayaking, canoeing, and even a train ride from the top of the rainforest.

However, there are also many trails and activities for the more adventurous traveler and if you’re feeling at all adventurous, you can camp out in the rainforest in the national park. When you need a break during the day and want to escape the crowds, you can still enjoy the rainforest outside of the national park.

Byron Bay

Fraser Island

Broome

The Kimberley region of Western Australia is an area of outstanding natural beauty,.

Scenic wonders and cultural diversity. Broome also offers something unique: sandy

Beaches, crystal-clear water and little to no crowds.

Broome is located on the coast of Kimberley in WA. It is the perfect destination for

Anyone looking for a relaxing beach holiday or a unique cultural experience.

On any weekend, you can find one of the hundreds of artists who live and work here.

In an effort to promote the Broome street art scene. You can also find one of the

Most widely recognized art galleries in Australia, the Shields Gallery, which boasts.

A collection of more than 6,000 works from Australia and around the world.

But surely the best way to see Broome is from the air. While

You can rent a plane or hire a charter for a flight over Broome itself, there is.

Nothing like seeing the City from a Bird’s-Eye View while Travelling over the Rest

Of Cape Leeward, or going on a helicopter ride. Both the helicopter

And Flight over Broome Itself Are Offered throughout the Year by Litchfield

Helicopters, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.

The Kimberley region of Western Australia is an area of outstanding natural beauty, scenic wonders and cultural diversity.

Cairns

It is popular for a reason, many people head here when they are looking for an escape from the rest of the world. It is a tropical city, with beautiful beaches and fantastic weather. You can scuba dive or just lay on the beach in the sunshine. The area features unique tropical wildlife such as crocodiles and iguanas, and there are many waterfalls around the city.

If you want to take in the Australian culture, then you should visit Cairns at a fun event such as the Cairns Street Arts Festival. There is always something going on in Cairns, so there is always an excuse to come visit.

Kings Canyon

Adelaide

(AU)

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide holds the title of Australia’s sunniest city year round. The city of Adelaide itself is located in the central region of the state capital, one of Australia’s oldest cities.

The city is very walkable which is a great benefit for those on tours, especially if you want to see as much of the city as possible without having to spend your time traveling via bus or train.

While Adelaide may not be the biggest city in the country, it has plenty to offer those that visit. The historic quarter of the city is located at the port where it is the headquarters of South Australia’s two largest shipping lines.

It is also known for its great restaurants as well as its international coffee shop and restaurant scene.

The Adelaide Festival of Arts (AFA) is an international festival held in July each year. The festival is composed of over 50 festivals held in venues all across the city.

Adelaide is geared for tourists with a local tourist information office located in the central city and branching offices all across the city. These offices offer a variety of brochures, maps, and pamphlets, as well as source information regarding events and other information of interest to tourists.

Blue Mountains

(Sydney)

Entrances: Pine and Brown Mountain Lookout

Location: Thirlmere

Blue Mountains National Park, or in the local lingo, the Blue Mountains, is a national park to the west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is about 100 km west of Sydney and is the largest of a collection of national parks in the Blue Mountains range.

It was created in the 1990s from a mixture of the two former national parks of Pine and Leura, and was named the second most-visited national park in Australia after Sydney Harbour National Park.

Packages include a half-day sightseeing tour of Thirlmere Falls, Tea Gardens and Baulkham Hills.

The early history of the area can be traced through the Aboriginal occupation of the area. Most obvious evidence of this is the Aboriginal language, Australian aboriginal. The park contains some of the last living areas of the Kuringgai people, one of the Aboriginal nations of the Sydney area.

White settlement began in 1800, when the famed bushranger, Ned Kelly, who roamed the area and was killed by the police at Glenrowan. In 1826 a convict settlement was established in the current park.

Today, the Blue Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in Australia, particularly for its scenic beauty and opportunities for bushwalking.

Great Ocean Road

This is the road more famously known as Australia’s version of the American Route 66. It runs from the Victorian surf city of Torquay in the south to the flamboyant surf paradise of Bells Beach in the north and takes in the spectacular scenery of the Twelve Apostles and the rock formations at The Arch.

Like so many of its coastal counterparts, the Great Ocean Road is a merry jumble of narrow lanes, inlets and jutting coastal headlands that invite a leisurely observer to contemplate the stark, ever-changing natural landscape.

Further stretches of the Great Ocean Road to the east of Torquay and on the far side of the Great Otway National Park are of much lesser interest and are best avoided.

The main attractions as you begin to move north are the Twelve Apostles (including the five magnificent cave-like Apostles caves at limestone cliff top level), the scenic Wynyard lookout, the marina at Lorne, the walk to Airey’s Lookout, and the Bass Strait islands of the Flinders Group.

A portion of the road that should not be overlooked is the charming coastal town of Apollo Bay, which is one of only two towns in Australia offering authentic Italian food and wine-making.

Perth

Kangaroo Island

South Australia
1.4 mile off the southern coast of the mainland, Kangaroo Island is a must see for any traveler to Australia. This is a destination that is popular with both children and adults. This is a beautiful place to visit, with wildlife such as koalas, wallabies and echidnas. The animals on this island are so tame, that they will come right up to the fence, and you will be able easily see them.

There are many landmarks here, including Blowholes, Sturts Creek, and Sandy Cape.

The best time to visit this island is from September to May.

The archipelago of Pelorus Island is also a major location in Kangaroo Island.

This island is ideal for small and large ships, as well as those who travel by boat.

For historical Sites, those interested in history will want to learn more about the Dreamtime. Kangaroo Island island is the center of the Dreamtime.

Asian visitors will easily be able to get around thanks to the excellent public transport. Palm trees are a common sight on Kangaroo Island.

The tallest palm tree on the island was measured at 325 feet high.

Other great attractions on this island include water sports and the natural beauty of the landscape.

If ever you need help in any way, do not forget to phone 000.

Brisbane

New South Wales.

Australia has one of the world’s most intriguing and diverse landscapes. The capital of Queensland state is a cosmopolitan city full of things to do. Take a visit to the Taronga Zoo and witness the diversity of Australia’s wild life.

Brisbane has a great location with easy access to beaches, the Great Barrier Reef and Gold Coast. There are multiple things to do and so much nature that you can learn here for sure.

In Queensland, you will find that there are numerous hikes and shorter mountain walks for those who love adventures. If that's not your thing, Brisbane also has a large aquarium and museum.

A visit to Brisbane is going to be a fulfilling experience as it is full of magnificent culture, wildlife and wildlife and this is indeed the best place for you to be.

Visit Brisbane's Museum Street

This is a great street to visit with a variety of cafes, restaurants and museums. The street is full of charm and cultural influence. Visit the Storytellers Museum, North Bank (water front) of the Brisbane River and Brisbane Art Gallery.

You will find features of the building and exhibits that are influenced by the culture of the Pacific, Aboriginal culture and the Tonga islands. These museums are full of art, artifacts, exhibits, and will help you gain a better understanding of the many cultures in Australia.

Tasmania

Whitsunday Islands

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Whitsunday Islands – Australia

This location has something to offer both tourists and the locals. It’s perfect for those who like to have a fun-filled adventurous vacation and that can be done on the islands by scuba diving or on the water with the jet ski.

There are lot of things to do and see in this location. You might also want to try the snorkeling and can enjoy this fun vacation in this island.

If you are a nature lover you can enjoy the wildlife with the penguin habitat which is one of the main attractions of this island.

Melbourne

Kakadu National Park

While it’s not the first place that comes to mind when you think of your typical vacation beach, the stunning beauty of Kakadu National Park will make you wonder why you haven’t visited it sooner. The park is a land of striking contrasts, where monolithic red rock can be found jutting from ice capped peaks, and endless forests are home to life sized examples of Aboriginal rock art.

The park is also a green sea. It’s a massive area of tropical rain forest as big as Naples. Travelling through it in a four wheel drive vehicle is simply breathtaking.

With almost one million hectares of seemingly untouched land, Kakadu National Park is perfect for those who fancy that country life.

However, its original inhabitants have also enjoyed it for millennia. It’s home to the traditional owners, the APY (Anangu people), who have been living and maintaining the area for extended periods of time, possibly 6000 years.

This is one of the few places in Australia where you may experience culture in its purest form. While visiting Kakadu National Park, you can learn about its traditional owner’s lifestyle and dietary habits.

You can also visit rock art sites and go hiking in the park.

Great Barrier Reef

This is one of the most magnificent natural wonders on planet Earth.

It is the largest living structure of nature in the world. It is simply stunning. The Great Barrier Reef dives from north to south through the coast of Queensland. It is so vast that on a clear day, if you were to travel the distance, it would take you 27 days!

It is a natural confluence of the equator and the north and south poles and is located at 36 degrees South.

This is some of the most beautiful coral reef in the world. You can take a glass bottom boat tour to observe the degree of coral and the wildlife that resides there, including manta rays, clown fish and numerous types of coral.

We normally didn’t consider this to be a tourist destination. However, the biggest issues tend to be from over-tourism, which has the potential to cause harm to the reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is located in the area called the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. This is protected by UNESCO as one of the seven natural wonders on earth.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park covers nearly 5% of South Australia’s total land cover. It is a sacred site for the Australian Aboriginal inhabitants of the area and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Uluru is a significant Aboriginal sacred site for the Kata Tjuta group of tribes.

Uluru is famous for a number of well-known sites, chief among them the massive monolith, located on the western side of Uluru. The amphitheater-shaped monolith appears to be a protrusion from the ground, but is actually a natural formation composed of sand dunes and boulders.

The rock contains a number of Aboriginal petroglyphs, such as sun shapes, numerals, and the best sign of all, representation of an Aboriginal woman wearing a crown.

The local name for Uluru is Ayer’inja, which translates to red stone in the local Aboriginal dialect. Kata Tjuta is also known as “The Olgas,” and dominates the skyline of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is surrounded by Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which is designated an “strict nature reserve.”

Sydney

Map of Australia

Australia is the world’s seventh-largest country with an area of 7,692,024 km2. This includes the island state of Tasmania (el. 3,918 m), the Australian Capital Territory (2,195 km2), and numerous offshore islands including Lord Howe Island (316 km2).

Australia also claims an extensive continental shelf, one of the largest in the world. Australia is the only continent whose capital city is outside its mainland. Canberra is the seat of government of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The Coastline of Australia

Australia is a country of countless activities, peoples, and landscapes and is blessed with an abundance of natural resources. At any given time, there are more than a few activities taking place in Australia’s many parks, forests, and other reserves.

The coastlines of Australia are home to the beaches of the east to the great sweeps of the north, the Outback desert and canyons for the central regions and the south.

No matter what the direction you are travelling in, you will assuredly find many attractions and activities to enjoy.

The capital of Australia is Canberra, Australia.

Australia is one of the world’s most developed countries, with a well-established economy and high living standards. Australia's per capita output has been second only to Canada for at least a decade.