Top 12 Tourist Attractions in Australia

By on March 20, 2015

Australia is among the most visited travel destinations in the world. The country is famous for its natural wonders, wide open spaces, pristine beaches and deserts. For adventure seekers, Australia provides an incredible array of choices right from the breath-taking natural beauty of Uluru, to the outback, pristine white sand beaches, rain forests, and the famous Great Barrier Reef. No wonder, the country is a major backpacking, camping and driving destination.

Australia is also a highly urbanized country of the world, famous for the cosmopolitan attractions of it’s cites like Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House are man-made wonders as well as the Melbourne café culture that has a European ambiance to it. The following list gives some top tourist attractions of Australia.

Sydney

Sydney

It is the largest city in Australia and is famous for its picturesque harbour. The city abounds with lots of tourist locations, including the famous Sydney opera house. Besides, some other tourist attractions are the Harbour Highlights cruises, Hunter Valley Wineries, Jenolan Caves, the marine aquarium located at Darling Harbour and many more. As well for short stay accommodation in Sydney, you can browse Sydney Vacation Accommodation here.

Melbourne

Melbourne

It is the second largest city of Australia and is the most European style city. The city is also the sporting, cultural and shopping capital of the country.

Perth

Perth

It is the most remote continental city on Earth. The city provides some excellent attractions that include sight-seeing, aquatic fun, wildlife and Aboriginal culture and dance. Some noted tourist destinations are the Perth Zoo, Stirling Gardens, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Perth Mint, Lake Monger, Western Australian Museum, Convert Hall, His Majesty’s Theatre, and the Cultural Centre.

Adelaide

Adelaide

It is one of the best planned cities to be seen in the world. The city abounds with many attractions, including some interesting nightlife. The Adelaide Hills with national parks and reserves are nearby.

Tasmania

Tasmania

It is the right place to take a break from the fast urban life. The place has a rich history and culture, some pristine beaches, majestic mountains and lagoons. The place is well-known for its wild life and natural beauty.

Fraser Island

Fraser Island

It is the largest sand island of the world and is considered as a hidden natural treasure island. One can come across many endangered species like wild dogs, Dingos and numerous fishes that are unique to Australia.

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park

It is a World Heritage site that has a rich wild life and native plants and is the living place of about 500 aborigines.  The park stretches for over 20 km south from the coast and 100 km from east to west.

Uluru

Uluru

It is the largest monolith rock of the world and is among the largest natural wonders to be found. The place takes on a range of colors across red rock at sunrise and sunset, with changing patterns.

Port Douglas

Port Douglas

It is the place where one can find two world Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Cape Tribulation and Daintree. Port Douglas is famous for its beautiful white sand beach and a holiday hub that has a relaxed atmosphere to it, though with every comfort of a big city in this small town. One can reach Port Douglas from Cairns through a spectacular coastal road that passes through forest and the Coral Sea.

The sheer indulgence of being pampered in the lavish surroundings attracts visitors to Port Douglas resort and accommodation. The Port Douglas Resorts come with a range of accommodation that meets every taste and budget.

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

It is the largest coral reef to be found in the world that stretches across 80 million acres along the North East Australian Coast. The main entry point is Cairns. One can see some rarest sea organisms of the world here.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

The place has a serene ambiance to it and is home to wallabies, koalas, kangaroos, goannas, echidnas, sea lions, dolphins, penguins, eagles, whales, fur seals, ospreys, etc.

Jamison Valley

Jamison Valley

Visitors come here to ride the wonderful cable car. Its picturesque landscape attracts local and foreign tourists every year.

As already said, there are lots of tourist attractions to be seen in Australia and the places mentioned are only part of thousand others that make Australia the tourist capital of the world.

One Comment

  1. Temeka

    July 22, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Good info. Lucky me I found your website by chance (stumbleupon).
    I have saved it for later!

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