Places To Visit in Australia

Here are the top 39 tourist places in Australia

1. Sydney

4.3 /5

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Sydney is a lovely Australian city, with a hot summer sun and loads of places to make the most of it. Beautiful gardens, iconic monuments, famous localities and the best beaches to get a tan on, a short trip to Sydney will have your travel bug well satisfied.

Best Time: December to February.

2. Melbourne

3.8 /5

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Melbourne is a fantastic Australian city on the southern coast of the country. It is the capital of the state of Victoria, and Is second only to Sydney in term's of population. This beautiful city is the culturual hub of Australia, considered to be the most vibrant city in the country. It has even r...

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. Gold Coast

3.1 /5

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The Gold Coast is a fantastic city which came up as a hotspot for vacations and relaxation, and today has become one of Australia's fastest growing and most beautiful cities!

Best Time: Throughout the year, except monsoon

5. Cairns

4.5 /5

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Situated in Far North Queensland, Cairns is synonymous with tropical climates and oceanic bliss. With the magnificent Great Barrier Reef on one side and the lush Daintree Rainforest on the other, it’s no wonder that this tourist town attracts almost as many tourists as the major Australian cities li...

6. 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.

7. Brisbane

4.2 /5

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Brisbane is the most populous city of 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 action happening around the city which makes it an uncomplicated, fun-loving and a laid back place where eve...

Best Time: May to October. Winter season.

8. Tasmania

4.1 /5

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This small island just south of Australia was once a battle ground between the British and the aboriginal people, yet today is one of the most stunning places of natural beauty, history, and adventure!

Best Time: December to February (summer)

9. 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

10. Perth

4.0 /5

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Western Australia's capital city, Perth is a wonderful urban settlement with it's fair share of untouched scenic beauty. Full of classic Australian beaches, wonderful market places, brilliant food and also exciting wildlife, Perth calls for a trip to the West of the country!

Best Time: September to November (Spring)

11. Canberra

3.9 /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

12. Adelaide

3.9 /5

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Adelaide is the most diverse and free-spirited city in Australia. Known for its churches and festivals, Adelaide will never let you get bored. It is also known as the '20-minutes' city, primarily because any significant location in Adelaide like the airport, city centre, beaches can be reached withi...

Best Time: February to March

13. 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)

14. 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.

15. Blue Mountains

4.0 /5

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The Blue Mountains gets 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 be...

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 is the gateway to the famous Great Ocean Road and home to some of Australia’s most prolific surfing culture. Once a sleepy seaside resort, it attracts surfers from all over the world today, also serving as the birthplace of popular surf brands Rip Curl and Quiksilver.

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

3.4 /5

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Port Macquarie is home to Australia’s Koala Hospital. This seaside town on New South Wales’ North Coast also boasts of stunning beaches and beautiful canals resulting from being next to the sparkling Hastings River.

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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Whether travellers come to see cute penguins waddling home every night during the Penguin Parade or be enthralled by the high-speed fun of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Phillip Island is a tourist trap that has a little something for everyone.

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. 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 ...

26. 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.

27. Coffs Harbour

3.2 /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.

28. 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...

29. 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.

30. 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.

31. Port Douglas

3.9 /5

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The beautiful seaside town of Port Douglas is considered the gateway to the world’s oldest rainforest and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Daintree Rainforest. It is also the meeting point of this pristine wonder with another World Heritage Site, the colourful Great Barrier Reef.

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. 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...

35. 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.

36. 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...

37. 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...

38. 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...

39. 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.

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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