Australia’s top 5 Tourist Places:
Here are our top 5 must-do’s in Australia, the Best off:
Sydney: A city unique in the world for its atmosphere, its legendary beaches such as Bondi and Manly and its many sites to visit around Circulat Quay.
The Great Barrier Reef: One of the most beautiful natural sites in the world. Its beauty will enchant you and delight divers.
Uluru: 2 Also called Ayers Rock. A symbol of Aboriginal culture located in the heart of Australia’s Red Center in Uluru-Kata Tijuta National Park, the monolith glows in contact with sunlight.
The Great Ocean Road: One of the most beautiful scenic roads in the world. Ride in the heart of nature in breathtaking landscapes. See spectacular rock formations like the 12 Apostles.
The Whitsunday Islands: An archipelago of 74 white sand islands. Bathing in water with incredible shades of blue, they are home to a very rich marine flora and fauna.
The must-sees in New South Wales:
Sydney is usually the first stop for many travelers. Good thing because it is one of Australia’s top must-see places. Sydney is a very dynamic city with many tourist attractions. We will mention the Opera house and the Harbor bridge of course but also its legendary beaches popular with surfers and holidaymakers, a lively nightlife especially in the historic districts. Taronga Zoo, Sydney Aquarium and Botanical Gardens will also give you a good overview of Australia’s rich flora and fauna.
Close to Sydney, and still in the state of New South Wales, you can also easily go on an excursion to the Blue Mountains to enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the hinterland or the caves of the Hunter Valley.
In the north of New South Wales I advise you to spend a few days in Byron Bay. This is where Australia’s most easterly point is. This ancient hippie haunt is arguably one of Australia’s friendliest towns and one of the best surf spots in the country. You may be lucky enough to spot dolphins from the beach. To know more about it consult here
The main places to visit in New South Wales
Sydney: Opera house; the Rocks; Manly Beach; Bondi Beach; Botonical garden
The Essentials of Victoria:
Then, travel to South Australia to discover the rugged coastline of Victoria and its stunning beaches hidden along a rugged coastline. The Great Ocean Road (between Torquay and Warrnambool) and its 12 Apostles symbolizes the power of the forces of nature and offers unique landscapes in the world that are sure to surprise you. In my opinion this is without a doubt one of Australia’s must-haves. It is also here that we find one of the cradles of surfing with the town of Torquay and the renowned surf spot of Bells beach nearby.
One of Australia’s must-see places is, of course, Melbourne. You will then find Australian colonial heritage there. Melbourne, which is one of the most diverse cities in the world, will welcome you with open arms. With a focus on culture, gastronomy and sporting events, explore the city following the works of street art that will take you from the Queen Victoria Market to Flinders station via Federation Square to Saint Kilda beach.
Close to Melbourne you can easily explore the Yarra valley wine region renowned for its cabernet and sauvignon wines, camp in the Grampians National Park, enjoy superb views at the Mornington peninsula or in the National Park wilsons promontory, and meet the penguins of the surprising Philip Island.
The main places to visit in Victoria
Great Ocean Road
Grampians National Park
Wilsons promontory national park
In Queensland, there is something for everyone! Here, diving enthusiasts but also the uninitiated will be amazed by the incredible beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and its seabed as well as by its islands (Whitsundays Islands, Lady Eliot, Green island). One of Australia’s most must-see places. For Visa Click here
We should not forget either the richness of nature and the tropical and lush forests of North Queensland near Cairns and Port Douglas like the Daintree rainforest.
Nature lovers will appreciate Magnetic Island and its wallabies and koalas or Fraser Island, the largest sandy island in the world that few have discovered in 4X4 and while camping. This island is home to dingoes, many species of eucalyptus and paradisiacal inland lakes.
Brisbane and the Gold Coast will attract the youngest in search of thrills to the many amusement parks or places to party such as Surfer Paradise for example. It’s on the Gold Coast is also renowned for its many world famous surf spots like Snapper Rock.
The must-sees of the Northern Territory
Explore the incredible Kakadu National Park. A Mecca of Australian nature and one of Australia’s must-sees for lovers of the great outdoors. Here you will have the impression that you are back 40 years in the movie Crocodile Dundee.
Then, soak up the aboriginal culture by visiting the mythical and unmissable site of Australia: Uluru (Australia’s most famous rock). Be careful, you can no longer climb Ayers Rock (also called Uluru) out of respect for the aborigines who consider this monolith as sacred. Also popular attractions near Alice Springs are Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.
The capital of the Northern Territory, Darwin, is a “far west” city which in my opinion is not one of Australia’s must-sees per se, but which remains an interesting and practical stopover for accessing the surrounding parks.