10 Top Places to See in Australia
Sydney Opera House & Bondi Beach surfing in Sydney or Art, museums & Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne? Are these popular places the only ones in Australia for tourists?
Australia, the world’s largest island, and the smallest continent is located between Pacific and Indian Oceans. The country is filled with new sights waiting to be discovered by travelers and enjoyed with new adventures. The country offers a lot to its visitors, from Aboriginal people’s traditional lifestyle to relaxing and playing on the sunny beach, or spending and exploring the city at night, which makes the country special.
Australia has fantastic islands and amazing water parks. Tasmania island, first destination for your tour and Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks as your next will heed a lot of entertainment. There is more, the beaches with turquoise colored water, striking the golden, sun-lit sand on the shore is the home for the jaw-dropping miracles of the natural world, and a most popular tourist destination, Great Barrier Reef. Australia offers loads of great, fun things which are hard to pack in a single trip. But you can make the most from your trip by planning to visit the greatest tourist points. Following are some places mentioned which are worth visiting.
1. Kakadu National Park
It’s occupied by an old nation of Aboriginal people for 40,000 years with great cultural and natural importance. It’s a huge park covering a vast area and offering scenic beauty with stunning natural sights. This makes the park worth of a tour with breathtaking escarpments. The park holds a diverse ecosystem within its boundaries which is perfect for hiking. Its terrain is surprisingly amazing with sandstone escarpment a minute and pools and waterfalls the next. There are decades-old rock paintings in the park as well. If you happen to step off from your hiking path, then this huge park can show you a lot with peace and tranquillity the nature offers.
The city itself does not have much of the beauty to offer, but the turquoise water around the beaches and the rainforests which surround the city add to the natural environment. There are a lot of tourists at this place because the city acts as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. This makes Carins a stop-by spot for many tourists as they visit Daintree National Park or the Wet Tropics of Queenland. The city is the fourth most popular city in Australia to visit, with restaurants, bars, and good shopping options for tourist’s entertainment before they set off for further exploration of natural beauty.
The second-largest cosmopolitan city considered as Australia’s culture capital. The streets are brimming with multicultural population, offering fun art galleries and museums, hotels and bars, and some live music as well. The city offers a high quality of life, inviting foreigners to its lands.
The third-largest city in Australia with two million population after Sydney and Melbourne. It’s located in the Sunshine State with sun-lit beaches towards the city’s north and south and divine and fantastic resorts and restaurants. The weather of the city is sunny all year-round. The city lies alongside the Brisbane River, adding to the city’s beauty. It’s fun, vibrant and friendly city with an amazing climate offering numerous outdoor activities to choose from. Biking, climbing, and hiking are the most prominent activities in the city. It’s one of the music capital of the world with its music scenes. The music shows are offered for enjoyment at numerous venues. It offers a variety of bars and restaurants to pick from, making it a city hard to be missed.
A quiet city with peaceful streets, parks, green and nice places for visitors and locals to enjoy. Its streets are lined with bars, which makes it a fun place to look out for, especially at night. Because of its peace and tranquility, the city is named as “the city of churches”. It has great picturesque view along with green lands which are perfect for cultivating vineyards. The city has some great museums, art galleries, and fantastic restaurants for visitor’s entertainment. There’s a time in the city when it holds several festivals at the same time along with the events making it the year’s highlight, “Mad March”. The city owns nature’s beauty along with fun and entertainment for the tourists. It has great music venues as well.
Do not miss on the fine and refreshing wine the country offers before resuming the traveling.
6. Great Barrier Reef
One of the nature’s miracles stretching for over 2,300 kilometers, its visible from space. Two million people each year visit the site, discovering the underwater world with snorkeling, diving, boating and numerous other activities. It provides with an unforgettable experience on its clear waters, with marine life visible underneath.
The city is the capital of Western Australia but it’s isolated from the rest of the country, yet the city with two million population is lively and full of loads of fun with sightseeing, touring fantastic museums, and great shopping options. It’s a youthful place full of a variety of bars, restaurants, cafes and a lot more. It has amazing cultural sites giving the city a laidback vibe. There are a range of services offered in Perth. The city’s sun-bathed beaches are perfect for fun games as well as for relaxing. This isolated city is the best and perfect gateway to the rest of the west.
It’s an island separated from the rest of the country but gets much of the government’s attention to protect its beautiful, natural views. About half of Tasmania’s area is protected by the government. It’s regarded as one of the best places to visit because of the scenic views it offers with alpine plateaus containing white stunning beaches, forests, and waterfalls. Its natural riches provide great habitat for animals and birds along with marine life. On a boat trip across the coast, it’s only natural to see dolphins, seals and penguins adding to great amusement of the tourists. There are a lot of offers in the town from the locals, eating and drinking is fun and pleasurable in the city of Hobart which encompasses in its divine bars and restaurants. Along with all this, the island offers fun festivals having arts and music, and local beer and wine, throughout the year to celebrate.
9. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
It has a spectacular view with ruddy red hue and great rocks. Kata Tjuta’s rock formations are fantastic to look at and mesmerizes the visitors. The park offers a great number of activities as riding, biking, hiking and a lot more with its astonishingly beautiful views.