Australia is one of the most beautiful countries on the earth, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Ocean. The capital city of Australia is Canberra. Country Australia is popular for its natural resources, island, and desert and also for the kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses and its unique animal spices. In short, there are countless best places to visit in Australia.
The country Australia competes with the topmost cities of North America, Europe and Asia on livability rankings.
The weather is awesome for most months of the year and getting around as a traveler is very easy. This destination is perfect for family holidays and solo travelers. If you want to indulge yourself in the parties to beaches, from unique animals to endless swimming pools then Australia is the perfect destination for you.
Some Perfect Reasons To Visit Australia
- You have more than 11,000 beaches to choose from,
- Each state has its unique landscape
- You can explore more than 500 national parks here
- It is home to the White haven beach
- You can climb the highest rock in the world in Western Australia – Mt Augustus
- If you are planning to visit a new Australian beach every day – it would take you more than 27 years to see them all
- Australia is surrounded by more than 8,000 islands
- You can have $5 Dominos Pizza in most parts of Australia
- Don’t forget Hyams Beach
- There are so many places to see…
However, Australia has countless places to see. Here are the 15 best places from my bucket list.
List of 15 Best Places You Shouldn’t Miss To Visit When You Are In Australia
- The Great Barrier Reef
- Hamilton Island
- Kangaroo Islands
- Bondi Beach
- Port Macquarie
- Rottnest Island
- Fraser Island
- Surfer’s Paradise
- Sydney Harbor Bridge
Sydney is the largest city in Australia. There are a lot of incredible attractions in Sydney to see with a lively city and world-class beaches. The city is fulfilled with Nature & Parks, incredible arts and culture, adventure sports, foods & drinks, fashion, and shopping. Sydney is one of the Best Places To Visit In Australia, you can’t afford to miss this place when you are in Australia.
- Dine at World-class restaurants
- Most recognizable landmarks
- Swim at beaches
- Sydney Opera House
- Ancient culture
- Incredible events and many more…
Melbourne is the second-largest city in Australia after Sydney. This is one of the most happening places where you can enroll yourself and explore everything around here. The city provides you world-class restaurants and authentic tastes of varieties of foods. The city is another of the best places to visit in Australia and a favorite destination for sports lovers.
Things you shouldn’t miss here in Melbourne
- Attend sporting events like soccer, tennis, and cricket
- Indulge yourself in the local festivals
- Shop like a local
- Explore arts and culture
- Explore historic laneways and byways
Canberra offers a wide range of attractions and activities all within walking distance of housing and transportation. Canberra has something to cater to the curious, adventurous, foodie or adventurer within us all for travelers, couples, families, and groups.
As home to the Australian National Collection, in our museums, galleries, and archives, you can discover the significant culture, art, and history. You can find embassies, landmarks, markets, shopping, wine, and food.
Canberra Best Things To Do
- Visit the Australian War Memorial and New Parliament house
- Explore National Gallery of Australia
- Don’t miss the National Zoo and Aquarium
- Explore the wildlife in Namadgi National Park
Cairns Australia is the top holiday destination for tourists from international destinations, other parts of Australia, and a popular stopover spot for luxury cruise ships. Cairns, Australia, with its close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest is a mecca for scuba divers, snorkelers, reef cruises, all forms of fishing, rainforest walks, outback “country” trips, native bird and wildlife watching and tours of all shapes and sizes, outdoor parks to suit all types of budget
Best Things To Do In Cairns
- Jungle safari
- Night markets
- Explore hippie Kuranda
- Visit the Great Barrier Reef
- Helicopter ride
It is Christmas time and this city all set to welcome their visitors. You just start your shopping from the streets like Gorman, King Street Collective, Uniqlo, Boffins Bookstore and West Elm.
Perth is rambled with impeccable nature reserves. Hiking and nature walks are one of the best free things to do in Perth.
Top things you shouldn’t miss in Perth
- Encounters with wildlife
- Indulge yourself in nature and marine parks
- Go for Amusement and Fun Parks
- Enjoy the Christmas lights and trails
- Swim at the Scarborough Beach
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s most outstanding natural gifts, is filled with the amazing beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef provides an array of marine life which comprises more than 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the most beautiful golden sun-soaked beaches in the world.
A tourist to the Great Barrier Reef can find a variety of experiences including snorkeling, scuba diving, aircraft or helicopter tours, bare boats (self-sailing), glass-bottomed boat viewing, semi-submersible and educational trips, cruise tours, whale watching, and dolphin swimming.
On Hamilton Island, with a vast number of daily events and entertainment options, you’ll never find yourself short of things to do. You can relax in one of the many island pools, enjoy a massage or spa treatment, indulge in some famous food and wine, browse some of the local boutiques, or simply explore the island in your golf buggy and enjoy the spectacular views at every turn. The magnificent Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach can also be explored in a way that suits you; by helicopter, seaplane or yacht charter, or one of our popular catamaran tours.
Popular Activities To Experience in Hamilton Island
- Water-Based Adventure Activities
- Nature & Wildlife
- Sporting events & others…
Kangaroo Island is one of the world’s finest nature-based destinations and one of the best places to visit in Australia. The island with 509 kms of Coastline & 155 kms from the East Coast to the West Coast. With native bushland, wildlife, adventure & exploring. Where beaches, local wines & sunsets are knocking your door. You’ll need much longer than you think!
Top Tourist attractions on Kangaroo Island
- Flinders Chase National Park
- Stokes Bay Bush Garden
- Artworks Gallery
- Chase National Park
- Sheps Studio Art Gallery
Adelaide is fulfilled with culture, flavors, events, and entertainment. Taste your way through world-famous wine regions just minutes away from the city or enjoy some of the most award-winning restaurants in Adelaide’s center. Join the party or spend the night enjoying Adelaide sights and a vibrant restaurant and bar scene at our immersive festivals and events.
Adelaide Best Things To Do
- Golden beaches like Glenelg, Brighten, Henley and many others
- Exotic restaurants
- Take part in the celebrations of arts and music
- Enjoy the nightlife
- Take a tour of Adelaide Oval
Bondi Beach is one of the finest beaches in the world. You’ll enjoy Bondi beach at any time of the year. The beach is surrounded by sandstone headlands which are quite famous for walking, golfing and whale watching.
It is the perfect place to stay a few hours with your friends, family and loved ones. This beach provides you countless accommodations options with impeccable nightlife as it fulfilled with exotic restaurants and bars.
Things you shouldn’t miss here in Bondi Beach
- Dine-in fashionable cafés and cafes
- Walk along the cliffs between stunning white sand beaches
- Shop style boutiques along Gould Road.
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Port Macquarie is a vibrant coastal town in the heart of a beautiful area full of outdoor adventures, beautiful beaches, delicious fresh produce including oysters, and lovely walks. The Koala Hospital, which cares for sick and injured koalas, is one of the most popular attractions. Every day of the year, you will visit the hospital and a tour takes place every day at 3 pm.
The city is a great base from which to explore the enchanting national parks of the area, spectacular rivers like the Hastings River, 18 sandy beaches and the ocean. Outdoor activities include skydiving, paragliding, horse riding, sailing, boating, biking, water skiing, kayaking, golf, and fishing.
Rottnest’ is perfectly set up for families, groups, couples and solo adventures with 63 beautiful beaches, a fantastic range of guided tours and packages and some excellent places to stay.
This beautiful island also offers 45 kms of walking trails, fascinating cultural heritage, and amazing native wildlife, including a New Zealand colony of fur seals and some 10,000 adorable quokkas. Swim, snorkel, walk, ride or just laze on the beach–there’s something for everyone in this pocket-sized paradise.
Fraser Island is one of the most remarkable islands in the world. Not only is it the world’s largest sand island–123 kilometers (76 miles) long and 22 kilometers (14 miles) wide–but it is the only place on Earth where tall rainforests are growing on sand dunes over 200 meters (656 feet) above sea level. It also has half of the perched lakes in the world–lakes created when dune depressions fill with rainwater on a permanent basis.
When traveling up or down Australia’s East Coast, Surfers Paradise is hard to miss. I wasn’t sure what to do with that location when I first went there, as I had seen skyscrapers for a while! But it’s worth staying to explore for a few days and you’ll find plenty to do in Surfers Paradise.
Best Things To Do In Surfer’s Paradise
- Infinity Gold Coast
- Dream World
- River Cruise
- Sky Diving & others….
Sydney Harbor Bridge
The Sydney Harbor Bridge, the world’s largest steel arch bridge, is an architectural landmark that spans one of mankind’s finest natural harbors. Opened in 1932, Sydneysiders lovingly nicknamed the bridge the Coathanger. You can walk and bike across the bridge or climb up to the top for the amazing views.
Australia has hundreds of best places to visit and numerous things to experiences. All those can not be mentioned in just one article. However, Hamilton Island, Kangaroo Islands, The Great Barrier Reef, Bondi Beach, Port Macquarie, Rottnest Island, Fraser Island, Surfer’s Paradise, Sydney Harbor Bridge are the top places you shouldn’t miss to visit in Australia.
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