Top 10 Places to Visit in Australia

Nestled between the South Pacific and Indian Oceans is Australia, that is the only country in the world that is also a continent.

Top 10 places to visit in Australia

Guest post by Yougeshwar Hari

 

Mesmerizingly beautiful white-sand beaches, the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, Queensland’s pristine tropical rainforest of Gold Coast Hinterland, as well as several arid mountains and savannahs of Australia’s red sand outback are all set in the country to grab every traveler’s attention.

Apart from the beautiful nature’s beauty, the famous landmarks in Australia such as museums, theaters and cinemas, cultural and historical scenes and the Harbor Bridge the coastal cities of Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane has to offer only add to its attractiveness and appeal.

The country is also home to some of the most beautiful national parks for visitors and locals alike to enjoy, other than some great and intellectual educational, historical and heritage sites.

In the fabled city of Sydney alone, there are narrow cobbled streets and historic buildings of the Rocks, museums, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor, Government House, Royal Botanic Garden, and the beautiful Bondi Beach to name a few best places.

Outdoor adventurous activities play a large role in the Australian culture which is often shown in movies and soaps. Didn’t surfing come to your mind the first thing about Australia? The blockbuster animated movie, Nemo, shows the coastal harbor of Sydney.

Thousands of people go to Australia to see the Opera House alone. Australia is a city full of fun and energy, making it one of the top destinations in the world. Visit website to book affordable tickets to see some of the top places to see in Australia as mentioned down below.

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is home to some of the best must-see attractions in Australia, such as Broadbeach, which is an upscale, waterfront neighborhood full of festivals and events at the Kurrawa Beach, Pacific Fair, and Jupiter Casino.

Gold Coast
Gold Coast

Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads is the capital of world-renowned surfing with international professional events, Burleigh National Park, Burleigh Beach Tourist Park, and David Fleay Wildlife Park, and Surfers Paradise which is the jewel of Gold Coast and is home to the famous shops and cafés of Cavill Avenue, and the SkyPoint observation deck of the Q1 building.

Burleigh Head
Burleigh Head, Author: Mountain/ \Ash, Source: Flickr

Cairns

Cairns, also famous as Queensland’s gateway to the tropical north, is the city known for great outdoors adventures adrenaline junkie would fall in love with.

Cairns is home to some of the most beautiful and must-see attractions, such as the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest coral reef system in the world, Whitsunday Islands, Hayman, Lizard Islands, the Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest rainforest where you can take a canopy tour, whitewater rafting, tubing, bungee jumping, skydiving, and get on a scenic train ride to return to the city.

Cairns Rainforest
Cairns Rainforest

Adelaide

For a more cosmopolitan experience, with amazing food, wine, trendy bars, and shops, people take a trip to Adelaide.

Central Market, which is home to the best hormone-free meats, seafood, and farm-fresh produce, the Adelaide Laneways, a former warehouse district which is now repurposed into chic bars and shops, and Port Adelaide, which is the historical part of Adelaide.

Apart from these, Adelaide offers a number of beautiful beaches, including retro-bohemian Semaphore, Glenelg, where you can surf, laidback Henley, and the serene Grange. On your trip to Adelaide, you can go to the Adelaide Oval to see the Australian football in the Adelaide Oval, or try the amazing wines of the Adelaide Hills surrounding the city.

Adelaide
Adelaide, Author: Feral Arts, Source: Flickr

Sydney

Spectacularly nestled around splendid harbor and beaches, is the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s oldest and largest cities, Sydney, which is known for its harbor front Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge, Sydney is home to iconic beaches, amazing historical heritage sites such as Susannah Place Museum, Cadmans Cottage, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Kirribilli Point, Sydney Opera House, Government House, Cockatoo Island, and Elizabeth Bay House etc.

Sydney
Sydney, Author: Carly Joos

Byron Bay

Situated on the northernmost coast of New South Wales is one of the most popular tourist destination, Byron Bay, which is known for its many amazing beaches and neighborhood.

Surfing
Surfing, Author: Alex Johnson

The outdoor activities, like in almost all of the country, is well known for. On your trip, you can head to the Cape Byron Headland Reserve, which is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and see the rainforests, endangered species, rugged cliffs with epic views of both the ocean and hinterland, plunging waterfalls, sandy beaches, as well as Cape Byron Lighthouse, which is Australia’s most easterly and prevailing lighthouse, and try rock scrambling and bird watching, etc.

Byron Bay
Byron Bay, Author: Alex Johnson

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system on the planet, which stretches for over 2,300 kilometers.

The colossal ecosystem is made up of nine hundred islands and 2,900 individual reefs, making it one of the most beautiful natural wonder.

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

More than two million visitors take a trip to the Great Barrier Reef every year, to try snorkeling and scuba diving in the rich underwater world, as well as boat trips, kayaking, and sailing through the perfect turquoise waters to see friendly dolphins and sea turtles

Bundaberg

You can go to Bundaberg to witness turtle hatching. This is one of the most awe-inspiring exciting natural occurrence you can be an eye-witness of at an east Australian coast.

Bundaberg
Bundaberg, Author: OXLAEY.com, Source: Flickr

If you want to see the nesting and hatching of marine turtles, you should visit between November and March. However, if you want to see some of the greatest and biggest, centuries-old turtles emerging from the nearby ocean to find a safe place to lay and to nest their eggs, travel get here in early January.

Beechworth

The Beechworth Lunatic Asylum is one of the most haunted places in the country. There are some stories that the walls of this asylum remember and will tell you on a ghost tour. The asylum has the reputation of being home to some of the most unrested souls.

Beechworth
Beechworth, Author: Mertie ., Source: Flickr

Uluru

Uluru is more of a landmark than a place but it is worth mentioning. It is a colossal sandstone monolith, which is also called the Ayers Rock.

Uluru
Uluru, Author: Kyle Taylor, Source: Flickr

The great rock is located in the heart of the Red Centre and known to be 550 million years old. There’s another place sister to it, the UNESCO listed World Heritage site Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, wchih is another must-visit place in Australia.

 

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Yougeshwar
Yougeshwar Hari

A blogger by passion and working as a search analyst in one of the leading digital marketing agency. Also, loves music, traveling, adventure, family and friends.

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