Since Australia is quite large, exploring the best places to visit in Australia entirely won’t probably happen in one go for many people. If you’re a traveller by heart then you would probably go back and back again like us to explore the best places to visit in Australia. September to November & March to May are the best time to visit Australia.
Being a land of staggering contrasts and spellbinding beauty, Australia is almost the same size as that of the United States.
Are you wondering why it is called a land of dreams? Well, you can explore vibrant multicultural cities, ancient rainforests, beautiful shimmering sand islands, and planet’s wonderstruck natural wonders – The Great Barrier Reef making it among the top 10 places to visit in the world.
Well, no wonder why Australia hit the first place in every bucket list in the world. Anyway, you can create your own bucket list from our list of the best places to visit in Australia.
1. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
The world’s Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is one of the largest living structures on the planet and is visible from outer space. Being one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the marine park stretches for 23,00 kilometers along the state of Queensland.
If you’re an avid adventurer then you would love to dive deep into this coral reef and explore the aqua world where there are more than 1600 species of tropical fish, dolphins, sharks, turtles, dugongs, rays, and giant clams.
2. Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydeney comes on the top when exploring the best cities in australia. Being Australia’s one of the most famous spots, Sydney Harbour Bridge is affectionately called ‘The Coathanger’ as it is an impressive feature of construction as it is the largest arch steel bridge in the world.
The bridge rises 134 meters above the harbour and spans 500 meters connecting Sydney’s North Shore to the central business district. One of the top things to do in Australia is visit the top of the bridge and enjoy the spectacular view from above.
3. Blue Mountains National Park
Blue Mountains National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and lies 81 kilometres west of Sydney and is a famous day trip from the city. This massive park protects more than 664,000 acres of wilderness and entails waterfalls, rock paintings, and 1400 kilometres long hiking trails.
Towering sandstone rock formations called the Three Sisters are what attracts the visitors the most. Another attraction of the place is Katoomba Scenic Railway – world’s steepest that hastens down the Jamison Valley through a cliff-side tunnel into an ancient rainforest.
Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne has become a popular spot for many Australian Itineraries. When you’re in Melbourne, you get to explore many theatres, galleries, restaurants, shops, libraries. The city also outshines with greenery all around, as the city has numerous parks, gardens and open spaces, that occupies almost a third of its entire geographical location making it among the best places to visit in Australia.
Other highlights of the town are Royal Botanic Gardens; Federation Square; the National Gallery of Victoria; and the Melbourne Cricket Ground making it among the best cities in Australia.
5. Bondi Beach
Located 15 minutes drive away from the city centre, Bondi Beach is a great spot for a seaside stroll or picnic and is home to one of the oldest surf life-saving clubs in the world.
The place boasts many travellers and tourists around Christmas and New Years for the celebration. Sunday markets, ocean pool, and skate park are some of the attractions around the beach.
6. Fraser Island
Located between Bundaberg and Brisbane off Australia’s east coast, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. The beach is 75 miles long, and you can see the coloured sandstone cliffs of The Cathedrals, rusted hulls of shipwrecks, and Champagne Pools.
The island has conserved many species like Sharks, dolphins, and whales prowl the waters and its fauna includes wild horses, dingoes, bats, sugar gliders, and more than 300 species of birds.
7. Sydney Opera House
Shaped like huge shells or billowing sails, Sydney Opera House is a famous spot that comes in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The place is surrounded by water from three sides, and Royal Botanic Gardens border it to the south.
When you visit the place, you can choose to dine at one of the restaurants or take a tour of the entire building, which comprises theatres, studios, a concert hall, exhibition rooms, and a cinema.
Well, these were some of the amazing attractions that you must not miss when in Australia!
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