Places To Visit in Australia

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Here are the top 39 tourist places in Australia

1. Sydney

4.3 /5

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Sydney is Australia's largest city and its most iconic tourist destination. Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, this city is a mix of the country's best beaches, coastal and hilly hikes, modern art galleries, affluent shopping and lavish fine dining. Australia has fast e...

Best Time: December to February.

2. Melbourne

4.0 /5

2 out of 39
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Second, only to Sydney in terms of population, Melbourne is a vibrant city in southern Australia, considered to be the cultural capital of the country. Considered to be one the best cities in the world to live in, it has long vied with Sydney to be Australia's picture postcard destination. Melbourne...

Best Time: March to May

3. Great Barrier Reef

4.0 /5

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The Great Barrier Reef doesn't really need much of an introduction. It is the single largest composition of living organisms in the world, and without a shadow of a doubt, nature's most revelled masterpiece.

Best Time: June to November (Spring)

4. Brisbane

4.2 /5

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Brisbane is the most populous city in Australia. Owing to its subtropical weather, Brisbane is also the perfect city to soak up some Australian sun! It is blessed with sunny days and a lot of things to do around the city which makes it an uncomplicated, fun-loving and laid-back place where everyone ...

Best Time: May to October. Winter season.

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5. Gold Coast

3.6 /5

5 out of 39
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A city seemingly built entirely from a tourism perspective, Gold Coast is one of Australia's most popular destinations, with a plethora of fun activities and experiences under the sun (pun intended). Home to some of the country's best beaches, surfing and water sports are highly popular here, w...

Best Time: Throughout the year, except monsoon

6. Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park

3.5 /5

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Located in the dry Central Australian desert, you would not imagine Uluru to be such a bustling centre for tourism. Yet, it is. And this breathtaking marvel of nature is definitely one worth a visit!

Best Time: April to September (Autumn to Winter)

7. Adelaide

4.2 /5

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Adelaide is Australia's most diverse and free-spirited city. Known for its churches and festivals, this Southern Australian city has many activities ranging from the good outdoors, art-centric attractions and events, world-famous eateries and pubs and historical villages. It is also known ...

Best Time: February to March

8. Blue Mountains

4.0 /5

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The Blue Mountains get its name from the blue haze that surrounds the area, a result of the mist that emanates from the eucalyptus trees in the area. With eight connected conservation areas, the Blue Mountains region is a beautiful World Heritage site that helps visitors connect with some of the bes...

9. Perth

4.2 /5

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Western Australia's capital city, Perth, is a wonderful urban settlement with its fair share of daunting skyscrapers and untouched scenic beauty. Home to classic Australian beaches, wonderful marketplaces, brilliant food and exciting wildlife, the city is enticing enough for a trip to the seemingly ...

Best Time: September to November (Spring)

10. Cairns

4.5 /5

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Situated in Far North Queensland, Cairns is synonymous with Australia's tropical climates and oceanic bliss intertwined. Popularly known as the gateway to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, this city is the home base for those who wish to explore the abundant tropical riches...

11. Byron Bay

4.0 /5

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From spectacular beaches to a bohemian lifestyle, Byron Bay is the place to be for visitors looking for the iconic laidback lifestyle of Australia. An essential stop along Australia’s famous east coast, it is impossible to miss out on this hippie town with its popular surfer vibe.

12. Tasmania

4.0 /5

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Located south of Australia across the Bass strait, Tasmania is the country's only island state and is largely covered by untouched natural and rugged landscapes. A little under half of the island comprises natural reserves, national parks, protected areas and UNESCO heritage sites. Tasmania was...

Best Time: December to February (summer)

13. Darwin

4.2 /5

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Darwin is an exciting combination of comfort and adventure. Darwin's balmy weather is something which feels right out of storybooks. The awesome food and culture when paired with the local attractions, they are a treat to anyone visiting Darwin! The outdoor festivals, especially, brings out the best...

Best Time: April to October

14. Canberra

4.2 /5

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There is no doubt that Canberra is the most vivid, cheerful and a sensational city. The fact that it has a world-class standard in wining and dining, Canberra automatically becomes the number one choice when it comes to quality holiday-ing. Come enjoy the native bushlands, monuments and galleries. ....

Best Time: September to November

15. Hobart

3.6 /5

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Waterfront luxury, fantastic seafood, colonial and aboriginal history, all with a majestic mountain serving as a backdrop, that’s Hobart in a nutshell. But the capital city of Tasmania is so much more than that.

16. Kangaroo Island

3.9 /5

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Kangaroo Island, Australia’s third-largest island, is the answer to those looking to explore the incredible wildlife of Australia. With more than one-third of the island designated as natural reserves protected by law, it is home to sea lions, koalas, echidnas, and kangaroos among other native wildl...

17. Fraser Island

4.0 /5

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Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, and a World Heritage-listed island. It is abundant in Australian natural beauty, boasting of vast sandy beaches, pristine lakes and dense rainforests.

18. Torquay

3.8 /5

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Torquay, in southern Australia, close to the city of Melbourne, is the gateway to the famous Great Ocean Road drive and home to some of Australia’s most prolific surfing culture. Once a sleepy seaside resort town, it now attracts surfers from all over the world, also serving as the birthplace of pop...

19. Noosa

4.1 /5

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Home to pristine beaches and lush greenery, Noosa is considered the main highlight of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. It is also home to the Noosa Everglades, an exotic labyrinth of lakes and rivers among lush wetlands, one of the only two everglades in the world.

20. Wollongong

3.4 /5

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With the University of Wollongong and scenic beaches of the South Coast, Wollongong is a vibrant city teeming with life, art and coastal beauty.

21. Port Macquarie

4.2 /5

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Port Macquarie, in New South Wales, is a coastal town home to the famous Koala Hospital in Australia. Located between Sydney and Brisbane, the town is home to stunning beaches, excellent walking and hiking trails, wonderful gardens and beautiful canals resulting from being next to the sparkling Hast...

22. Tamworth

3.0 /5

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The outback town of Tamworth is the perfect place for country music fans, with the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame being the highlight of the area. It is also the venue of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, the second biggest of its kind in the world.

23. Phillip Island

4.0 /5

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Located around 142 kms south of Melbourne, Phillip Island is a day trip from the city famous for its various wildlife experiences. From watching the famous penguin parade, observing koalas, feeding the kangaroos and admiring the whales from a distance, wildlife enthusiasts are in for a treat. Philli...

24. Townsville

3.8 /5

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A major city of tropical North Queensland, Townsville serves as one of the gateways to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, as well as the beautiful Magnetic Island of its scenic coast.

25. Snowy Mountains

4.2 /5

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The Snowy Mountains are the highest mountain range in Australia. Within the Kosciuszko National Park here is Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain on the Australian Mainland.

26. Alice Springs

3.6 /5

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Alice Springs is the gateway to the best of sights that Central Australia has to offer. Surrounded by the magical red deserts of the Outback, it serves as a base to visit the nearby Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park and the majestic MacDonnell Ranges. It is named after the natural spring that connects ...

27. Jervis Bay

3.8 /5

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With some of the whitest sands in the world, Jervis Bay is the perfect seaside escape while on the South Coast of New South Wales. The beautiful blue turquoise waters at these beaches are perfect for spotting dolphins and whales for a large part of the year.

28. Coffs Harbour

4.2 /5

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The fun-filled Coffs Harbour can be found on the North Coast of New South Wales, home to the iconic Big Banana. It also provides mainland access to the exotic Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, where the wedge-tailed shearwaters or muttonbirds can be found in their natural habitat.

29. Norfolk Island

3.5 /5

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A beautiful island out in the South Pacific Ocean, Norfolk Island is abundant with natural beauty owing to its volcanic history, rugged surfaces, pristine beaches and plentiful presence of the Norfolk pine trees. Along with a distinct culture, the island also houses rich history within its boundarie...

30. Geelong

3.2 /5

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Geelong is the second-largest city in Victoria and one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia. Its perfect position between the Great Ocean Road and the Victorian capital Melbourne draws in scores of crowds, while the Geelong Waterfront by Corio Bay is attractive in its own right.

31. Mornington Peninsula

3.8 /5

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The Mornington Peninsula is a charming escape from the hustle and bustle of the city of Melbourne, with the calm front beaches that dot Port Phillip Bay, the adventurous back beaches that look out onto the Bass Strait, and the relaxing Peninsula Hot Springs that help soothe all worries.

32. Port Douglas

3.9 /5

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The beautiful seaside town of Port Douglas, located around 60 km north of Cairns, is the staging point when visiting the famous Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest in Australia. A swanky resort town in its own right, it is home to five-star properties, fine dining restaurants, golf courses an...

33. Airlie Beach

4.0 /5

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The beautiful resort town of Airlie Beach is considered a popular gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. The budget accommodation, relaxed atmosphere and incredible natural beauty makes it a popular spot for backpackers and road-trippers exploring the scenic East Coast of Australia.

34. Bendigo

3.5 /5

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A prominent part of the Victorian Gold Rush, Bendigo is a city steeped in history and culture. Home to a flourishing art scene and magnificent historic architecture, this inland Victorian city draws in scores of crowds hoping to experience the beauty of its heritage.

35. Ballarat

3.6 /5

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Ballarat is the city that started the Victorian Gold Rush in 1851, resulting in the immense wealth of the state since then. The city has played a major part in the gold mining industry and history of Victoria. The historic re-enactments at the open-air Sovereign Hill Museum and the Art Gallery of Ba...

36. Warrnambool

3.0 /5

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Warrnambool is a seaside city on the Great Ocean Road, famous for being a major stop along the road for whale-watching. Its history of being part of the Shipwreck Coast can be explored at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

37. Lord Howe Island

4.0 /5

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The crescent shaped Lord Howe Island is home to untouched natural beauty. The colorful coral reefs, pristine beaches and towering Mount Gower make this UNESCO World Heritage-listed island the perfect place to escape from the city and reconnect with nature. The surrounding waters, Admiralty Islands a...

38. Batemans Bay

3.0 /5

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Batemans Bay is a gorgeous seaside escape found on the South Coast of New South Wales. Relaxing waterside activities can be undertaken here, either at its pristine beaches or on the sparkling Clyde River that flows through the town. The outer rugged coast offers multiple snorkelling opportunities, t...

39. Bundaberg

3.0 /5

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The city of Bundaberg is the birthplace of Bundaberg Rum, one of the most famous rums in the world. The Bundaberg Rum Distillery has stood in the city since 1888, where visitors can explore more about this exquisite spirit. The region’s coast is considered the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier R...

FAQs on Australia

What is unique about culture of Australia?

There is no official religion in Australia. Because of this complete religious freedom it is illegal to discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of their religious beliefs. When you come to Australia you may not be used to such diversity at first. However if you are open and respectful towards other people, ideas and traditions you are likely to fit in and be successful in your new life. English is the most common language spoken here.
Here are some of the local lingo that might come handy for you -
Arvo: this afternoon,
Barbie: barbeque,
Ankle bitter: a small child,
Cactus: dead or broken,
Grog: liquor,
Piss: beer,
Servo: Petrol/fuel station,
Wuss: cowardly person
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