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Australia is the world’s largest island and smallest continent, sandwiched between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. In the Land Down Under, there’s plenty of area to move around, and there are plenty of attractions to see and appreciate, so going on a walkabout expedition is a terrific idea. Whether it’s learning about the traditional way of life of Australia’s Aboriginal people, relaxing on a sun-kissed beach, or partying the night away in a major hotspot, Australia has something unique to offer every tourist.
We will take a look at some of the most popular places in Australia, but also, add in a few extra exciting places, only locals know about.
So let’s take a look at the best of Australia to help you choose!
Top 17 Places to See in Australia!
Sydney is Australia’s best well-known tourist destination and also the country’s largest city.
Sydney, a thriving metropolis with a population of over 4 million, is known for its superb cuisine, nightlife, shopping, and cultural attractions, including the Sydney Opera House. The Powerhouse Museum, Manly, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Paddington Markets, Taronga Zoo, and the Royal Botanic Gardens are some of the top inner-city attractions if you’re in a hurry.
Take the hop-on, hop-off bus to visit some of Sydney’s most popular sights and have a fantastic time! With 34 specified stops and informative commentary, you’ll see some of Sydney’s most popular sights while having a fun time!
Brisbane is a picturesque city that crisscrosses the Brisbane River, with boutique shops, a welcoming ambiance, and delectable restaurants.
It’s less crowded than Sydney and Melbourne, but it’s not sleepy: there’s always something to see and do.
The Lychee Lounge’s famous artisan drinks are popular in the West End, and South Bank is a stunning viewing spot with everything from a real Nepalese Pagoda to an artificial inner-city beach.
Visit the South Bank Collective Markets to find some beautiful handcrafted, artisanal products made by local artists.
This tourist attraction, little under 100 kilometers from Brisbane, is glamorous, lively, and fun: it’s Australia’s equivalent to Las Vegas. This beach resort town is best known for Surfers Paradise & home to the famous bikini-clad meter maids, the futuristic Infinity attraction, and an excellent Madam Tussauds. As well as its theme parks, Sea World, Dream World, Warner Bros Movie World, and Wet’n’Wild. But if glitz, kitsch, and rollercoasters aren’t your thing, you’ll love the stunning, unspoiled rainforest vistas of Springbook & Lamington National Parks, and the very charming Mount Tamborine with its handicrafts, wines and cheeses.
Cairns and Port Douglas
Cairns is a bustling tourist hub that attracts travellers from all over the world; Port Douglas is a charming seaside hamlet where you can rest on the beach or go for a stroll; and Port Douglas is a pleasant seaside village where you can relax on the beach or go for a stroll.
They’re just about an hour apart, and either is a terrific spot to stay when visiting the area’s crown jewels, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system with corals that are a rainbow of colors and patterns, and the seas are teeming with gorgeous marine life, making this a fantastic site for snorkeling or scuba diving.
The Daintree Rainforest is noted for its great diversity of flora and animals, as well as its attractive walking routes, and is home to some of the world’s oldest woods.
Perth, formerly a sleepy backwater, has seen a total transformation since the Western Australian mining boom, and is now a popular tourist and local destination.
You may take a stroll along the Swan River while dolphin-spotting or visit one of the many wonderful restaurants and bars at Elizabeth Quay. It’s especially beautiful at night, when the bridge is illuminated.
Matilda Bay Reserve and its iconic blue boathouse are both within walking distance of the Quay, as is the University of Western Australia campus with its stunning architecture – Winthrop Hall is especially worth a look, and you might even see a bride and groom milling around as it’s a popular wedding photo location.
Perth’s shoreline is regarded as some of the best in Australia; in fact, WA’s coastline spans over 12,000 kilometers, making it Australia’s longest.
Uluru, also known as Ayer’s Rock, is a massive sandstone rock structure in the Northern Territory.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the local indigenous people consider it sacred (who do request that you do not climb it). The hue of the rock appears to change according on the time of day, and it provides a magnificent backdrop for your Australian road trip photography.
Local bush-tucker (indigenous food), dreamtime stories, and flora and fauna will all be covered on walking tours led by the Aangu, the area’s traditional residents.
Melbourne is a bustling metropolis known for its great café culture (its coffee has been rated the best in the world, beating Rome and Vienna), active cultural scene, exciting nightlife, delectable dining options, and boutique shopping.
Different neighborhoods have their own cultures, and Fitzroy, Richmond Road, and Chinatown are particularly worth visiting to get a sense of what makes Melbourne so unique!
The Crown Casino complex is also a treat; it offers considerably more than simply a casino, including upscale shopping, 5-star restaurants, nightclubs, and other amenities.
The docklands are also a fantastic area to stop for a coffee or a bite to eat.
Or if you also want to show off your beach body, then pop to St Kilda beach. If you are just shy of perfect though, you may feel the sudden need to cover up as this beach is full of the biggest body beautiful posers on the planet…seriously!
The Great Ocean Road
Starting in Torquay famous for its surf beaches, including the world-famous Bells Beach, this 243-kilometer stretch of road offers stunning coastal and mountain views, pristine white-sand beaches, a collection of small Australian towns each fascinating in their own right, and the iconic Twelve Apostles, a series of limestone formations standing tall in the ocean. Stop in a few cities along the way, and don’t forget to visit the Great Otway National Park (maybe even try the zipline!) if you’re feeling adventurous.
Byron Bay is a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia, on the far north coast. The region is noted for its stunning beaches, unique shopping and dining opportunities, world-class events, and dynamic community spirit. It is home to Australia’s most easterly point and the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse. The region encompasses several beach villages, small hinterland towns, and huge regional centres, each with its own distinct personality.
A sky dive in Byron Bay is one of the most exciting things to do in Byron Bay and one of our team has done it…unreal views coming down towards the lighthouse in the bay.
Katoomba is the eucalyptus-fringed center of the untamed Blue Mountains, a World Heritage range that draws Australians eager to escape to the wilderness while abandoning tentpoles and swags in favor of luxury hotels. It is located approximately 90 minutes west of Sydney.
The Three Sisters rock formation and the Jenolan Caves, a vast network of underground caves whose acoustics are suitable for monthly cave concerts, are naturally the main attractions here. Songline storytelling pathways and cave paintings dating back 1,600 years are among the cultural monuments important to the Gundungurra people spread over the Blue Mountains.
Kangaroos skipping across immaculate white-sand beaches make Esperance look like a picture perfect postcard. But there’s a catch: Esperance is located on Western Australia’s southern coast, and due to its distant position (around a day’s drive or a 90-minute regional flight from the nearest city, Perth), it’s still relatively unknown.
This means that the residents of Esperance have had the beach to themselves, with only sunbathing kangaroos to share it with. It’s the kind of area where kids grow up looking for crabs in rock pools on one of the hundreds of uninhabited islands, or spend long days in the surf before returning to camp, salty-haired.
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McLaren Vale, located just outside of Adelaide’s city boundaries, is one of Australia’s best wine districts. International visitors usually continue down the coast to Kangaroo Island, but locals with a taste for the finer things know that this part of the Fleurieu Peninsula is worth a staycation in and of itself.
The Mediterranean environment has had a significant impact on the region’s wine, with local production favoring Italian varietals. The fact that shiraz can be consumed in a massive glass shaped like a Rubik’s Cube demonstrates how tightly wine and art appreciation have become intertwined, and many cellar doors double as art exhibitions as well.
In the hearts and imaginations of Australians, Alice Springs and the surrounding Outback are indelibly linked. Some of our greatest successes, tragedies, and myths have all taken place on the rust-colored terrain.
Camel rides, hot-air ballooning, and excursions to watering holes are just a few of the activities available at Alice Springs. More recently, the town has remade itself as an arts destination, attracting visitors who wish to watch the MacDonnell Ranges come to life with light and sound during Parrtjima or compete in a unique “boat race” held in a dried-up riverbed.
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Yamba is a tranquil beach hamlet 62 miles south of Byron Bay that has all the same trademarks as Byron Bay or Noosa “before the boom,” but without the people. There are fashionable cafes with swanky décor serving lattes that would make any Melbournian proud, while restaurants serve up freshly caught fish at night.
There are four beaches in Yamba, each with its own set of sea conditions that are ideal for surfers.
Iluka Nature Reserve, a UNESCO-listed Gondwana rain forest, is located just outside of town. Hikers can observe sea eagles and whales along a roughly two-mile walking trail that takes them past strangler figs and vines to Bluff Lookout.
The strangely called town of Seventeen Seventy, perched on a craggy promontory extending into the Coral Sea, has grabbed Australian visitors due to its laid-back atmosphere.
Seventeen Seventy is surrounded by the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay, which was named after Captain Cook’s first landing in Australia in 1770. Swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, and fishing are all popular activities in the quiet, mild seas, and tourists can witness loggerhead and hawksbill turtles come ashore to lay their eggs thanks to the island’s proximity.
The Pinnacles are located near the small town of Cervantes in Western Australia’s Nambung National Park. Due to their distant position, the spectacular limestone rocks were mostly unknown until 1967, when a reserve was established to safeguard the prominent pillars.
The Pinnacles rise abruptly from the desert bottom, resembling old tombstones and numbering in the thousands. As sand from the coastal dunes is swept through the alien environment, it combines to produce an incredible sight.
Fraser Island is located close off Queensland’s southeast coast, separated from the mainland by the Great Sandy Strait. The world’s largest sand island, which stretches for over 100 kilometers, is a popular tourist destination.
While its coasts are lined with exquisite white sand beaches and crumbling sand cliffs, rich rainforests, dense mangroves, and gigantic coastal dune systems can be found strewn around.
Dingoes, dolphins, wallabies, and whales can all be found at Great Sandy National Park. Apart from wildlife viewing, Fraser Island offers excellent hiking, swimming, and watersports opportunities, and sleeping under the stars is always a fantastic experience.