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Also known as land of dreams, Australia starting with its unearthing legends of Aboriginals to the beautiful Coral reefs, lush rainforests and red deserts is known as a dream destination. The tourist places in Australia are an amazing sight for all travelers, and worth visting at least once in your lifetime.

Being a land of constant contests and spellbound beauty, this continent has tourist exploring it's exciting multicultural cities like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, vast islands, rainforests and it's Great Barrier Reef from time to time. For adventure travel you always have the national parks and it’s desserts to get your adrenaline pumping. The cherry on top of the cake thing is the laidback people who are very warm and friendly. All these help Australia top the list in most travelers’ bucket list of places to visit.

Australia has many mind blowing places to visit and explore. Australia’s tourist attractions include Fraser Island,Scenic World, Kakadu National Park, Sydney Opera House, Port Arthur, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Amp Tower Centrepoint, National Gallery, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and many more. Australia being almost the same in size to United States is the world's smallest continent and the largest island has peculiar wildlife, natural wonders, super open spaces and vast pristine beaches.

Australia has a pleasant climate, not being sun kissed all around the year it can be quiet wet and cold as well. When it comes to food, you will find all varieties of cuisine in the island, the most famous being the snags and tomato sauce. You will find a variety of herbed snacks all around the area. There is nothing more Australian than a good old barbecue with family and friends. Coming to the tourist places in Australia, you will definitely have an amazing time and experience. Australia is the right place for people who want to explore and get their adrenaline pumping and escape reality taking a few days off.

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this experience in Gold Coast was one the most memorable . Driving a jetski gave me goosebumps and being an advance one, we could do so many things. At that moment I could feel the adventure reaching at max level.
The ground staff which helped us throughout this package was super friendly and supportive. We enjoyed thoroughly and had a great overall experience. I personally liked parasailing and will recommend to all the travellers.
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Every aspect of the trip was very smooth. Director provided excellent information on what was upcoming. Local guides were great in sharing personal stories tied in to what was being seen.
The overall arrangement done by Thrillophilia was absolutely wonderful. The trip was very well-planned, well-organized, and perfectly synchronized, The itinerary was very rich and very satisfying too, the team was nice helps us with all documentation, booking, and payment process. Great assistance during the trip and regularly sharing information and tips... from starting the team ensured that planning was flawless and well-executed... And YES, It was exactly as they promised to us... We were extremely delight and enjoyed every moment on this trip... Everything thanks to Thrillophilia and the whole team for their hard work to make our trip successful.
Alex took care of me while I was surfing. He was so friendly and knowledgable and helped me learn from scratch. He even showed us his skills which were amazing. I would recommend beginner surf experience in Gold Coast to all.
Being a beginner I was worried about availing this tour at first. But Thrillophilia did what it promised. I was so excited when the experience started. I could learn the basics of surfing and show off my moves to all. Thank you Thrillophilia for this package.
It was a thrilling time. From booking tickets to availing it everything was very easy. This was my first time and at first I was scared but then I I started to get the hold of it, I enjoyed it throughly.

People Also Ask About Australia

  1. When is the best time to visit Australia

    Australian climate is enormous with wide range of climate. It varies from summer to winter all around the year. Though the best time to visit is spring, you can also consider visiting Australia during other times of the year too.

     

    • Summer is from December to February which is the ideal time to visit to soak in the sun and enjoy the beach while during winter from June to August you can't enjoy much due to heavy snow.

     

    • March to May is Autumn which is pretty cozy and relaxing while September to November is spring which is the best time to enjoy and explore the various treasures of Australia.
  2. How to reach Australia?

    Australia is easily reachable and has more than one way by which you can reach the place. But the way in which you reach depends if time, money and place.

    • The most convenient and easiest mode of by airplane. You will find direct and indirect flights from most cities around the world.
    • Sydney and Melbourne act as the main terminals for most flights.
    • Qantas airways is the official carrier while other airlines like Thai airways, Emirates, Cathay Pacific also fly to Australia.
    • Another means is by booking a boat. Many cruises across pacific will help you reach Australia during the months of November to February and you can return back during the ferry’s return journey.
  3. Do I need a visa for Australia? How does one get a Australian visa?

    Like most countries, you will definitely need a visa to enter Australia unless you are an Australian Citizen or a New Zealand passport holder.The category of visa you wish to get solely relies on the purpose of your visit. If your country falls under the Electronic Tourist Visa (ETA), you can directly apply online and get it linked to your passport.
    Otherwise the visa application has to be lodge early as possible keeping in mind that it might take time. Find Visa facility of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website will navigate you to the application page where you can register for the Visa. The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection scrutinizes you before sanctioning the Visa.

  4. What is the currency of Australia and where can I get my money exchanged

    Australian currency is the Australian Dollar. You have many available options to each age your currency.

    You will find exchange centers within the airport where you can get your currency exchanged with transition rates.
    There are many exchange outlets within the city which will get your currency exchanged within minutes.
    Another option available is exchanging currency online at better rates.
    Recently introduced travel option cards from your banks can be used to make transactions which will help save your exchanging time and money.
  5. What are the things to do in Australia?

    You can do a variety of things in Australia during your visit. Being a land of immense wonder, you will have a list of things to do in Australia.

     

    • Day tours and excursions: You can go on Day tours and excursions like blue mountain day tours, great ocean tour, Phillip island tour, city tour and many more organized by various tour providers.
    • Adventurous activities: You can get your adrenaline pumping by experiencing thrilling zip line rides, skiing, bridge climbing and many more adventurous activities.
    • Enjoy city life: You can take a stroll along Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and enjoy the beautiful skyline of these multicultural cities.
    • Treks: You can also go on a trek to many rich lush and enriching national parks for an adventurous experience.
  6. What is the best public transport to commute around Australia?

    Australia has a well connected public transport system that connects its cities for locals and tourists: 

    1. A bus network: The best means of transport all around Australia is the well connected bus network.

    2. Suburban Trains: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane has suburban trains that help you commute.

    3. Trams:
    Adelaide and Melbourne has Tram facilities that aid the people in transport.

    4. Ferries:
    Sydney and Brisbane are the only two cities in Australia that uses ferry transport system.

    5. Taxis:
    You will find Taxis all over Australia that is pocket and user friendly.
  7. What is the local food of Australia? Which are the best places to taste this food?

    Due to multicultural immigration, Australia had a diversified cuisine which includes pies, pavlova, vegemites, wine and many more. But the most iconic food of Australia is the Meat Pie. A few places where you can get the best meat pie in Australia are:
    1. Sydney: When your pie-eyed in Sydney then you have to head to Dinky-Di Pies & Pastries, Harry’s Cafe de Wheels or the The upper Crust to get your hands on the best meat pies ever.
    2. Melbourne: Dinkum Pies, Red Hill Bakery and Pie in the Sky offer you the best pies in the city.
    3. Brisbane: Pie Face, Big Dad’s Pies offer the tastiest pies when your hunger pangs are on a high.
  8. Which are the best shopping places in Australia and what are they famous for?

    Your Australian shopping experience is incomplete without taking home souvenirs. You will find a lot of high end and local artifacts for your shopping pleasure.

     

    • Melbourne's hidden laneways or trawl Surry Hills in Sydney, Brisbane's Queen Street Mall and stores in Rundle Mall in Adelaide offer exclusive historic souvenirs.
    • Fremantle Markets, near Perth, and the Saturday markets in Hobart's historic Salamanca Place offer exclusive artifacts heading back to the aboriginal periods.
    • Stalls below the breezy palm trees on Darwin's Smith Street Mall also offer a wide range of shopping stuff.
    • Opals are best found at Coober Pedy which is the opal capital of the country. But you can also find good quality ones at Lightning Ridge Opal mines - Victoria, Johnstone Opal- Melbourne, opal minded- New South Wales and Opal down Under- Queensland.
  9. Here are the best tips Thrillophilia has to offer for your trip to Australia

    Travelling for the first time? Well Thrillophilia offers you a few tips:

    • Australia is huge and extremely diverse hence you will not be able to cover the whole place in your trip.
    • Australia is quite expensive so you need to pre plan your trip.
    • Get acquainted with the local language to help you move easily with the people.
    • Don't always expect to be surrounded by koalas and kangaroos all the time!
    • Don't be generous! You can't tip your servers or bartenders as they get offended.
  10. Which are some of the famous beaches in Australia?

    Being an island surrounded by pristine clear beaches. All you need to do is get your swimsuits on and head to the beach to soak in its beauty. The famous beaches in Australia are:

     

    • Whitehaven Beach: The 7Kms stretch of beach is found on Whitsunday Island which is accessible by boat, seaplane and helicopter.
    • Cable Beach: Located in Broome it is a 22 Kms stretch of white sand beach in Western Australia.
    • Burleigh Heads Beach: In the Gold Coast of Australia this beach is famous for its surfing adventures.
    • Main Beach, Noosa QLD: This is a wide sandy beach with clear calm
    • Waters that has a huge reserve of natural gardens.
    • 75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island: This is a 75 Mile Beach that stretches along the coast of the island with soothing calm waters.
  11. Which are must do water sports in Australia?

    You can get your adrenaline pumping exploring and involving in water sports in Australia. You can either pre-book them online or go and then get yourself a customized package with all the water sport activities. A few must try water sports are:

    1. Aqua Jetpack Flying:
    Many water sport organizers have this water sport facility. You can try them out in most beaches in Australia.

    2. Surfing:
    Surfers can head to Burleigh Heads Beach for a mindblowing experience. There are many organizers that help to train first timers as well.

    3. Kayaking: Most beaches in Australia offer Kayaking. You will find many Kayak organizers along most beaches in Australia.

    4. Stand-up paddleboarding:
    Stand up paddling is kinda tricky but you will definitely have utmost fun. Many activity organizers offer this sport in all beaches.

    5. Kite Surfing:
    This adrenaline pumping activity is also available in most beaches in Australia.
  12. Which are best places for wine tour in Australia?

    Australia is famous for its wine. Local Wines have awesome taste and it is mandatory for tourist to go on a wine tour when in Australia.

     

    • Barossa Valley: It is a renowned wine-producing valley in the northeast of Adelaide, South Australia.
    • Yarra Valley: The region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria, Australia produces world class wine.
    • Hunter Valley: Found in north of Sydney in New South Wales produces Australia’s famous wines.
  13. Which are some romantic places in Australia for honeymoon?

    If you are a honeymooner travelling to Australia then you will spellbound visiting its romantic places.

     

    • The Whitsundays: You will find many cozy romantic resorts in this area proving to be the best spot for honeymooners.
    • Melbourne: Honeymoon in Melbourne will be exciting as you will find many exciting things like water sports, beaches and couple activities to do together.
    • Queensland: This belated region with sunshine, pristine beaches and paradise island is the ideal place for most honeymooners.
  14. Can we drive on Great Ocean Road? What things we can do on the Great Ocean Road?

    Yes you can drive in the Great Ocean Road. You can enjoy and do a lot of things in the Great Ocean Road like:

    • Hang ten in torquay
    • Linger over lunch at Aireys inlet
    • Soak up the beauty in lorne
    • Enjoy a gourmet escape in birregurra
    • Go koala spotting at kennett river
  15. What all we can see and do in Kangaroo Island?

    Overflowing with Natural fauna, this kangaroo island in the mainland of South Australia, southwest of Adelaide is a protected natural reserve. Other than seeing koalas, kangaroos you can enjoy a great deal of things when visiting this island like:

     

    • Duley wines cellar door: Winery where you can taste wines amidst beautiful view of the island.
    • Flinders chase national park: With stunning rock formations this national park is a must visit to see Mother Nature at her best.
    • Clifford's honey farm: Honey farm which will give you the experience of culturing and extracting quality honey.
    • Seal bay conservation park: A wildlife conservation park which is the home to Seals inside the kangaroo island.
  16. Where can we go for Whale watching in Australia?

    Whale watching is quite popular in Australia. The whales come out only in specific places and in specific times. A few locations where you can spot them are:

     

    • Eden,NSW: Coastal town in New South Wales that has Whale spotting.
    • Hervey bay,QLD: Hervey Bay in southern Queensland, is famous for observing humpback whales during its migration from July to November.
    • Great Australian bight marine park,SA: This is a protected Whale sanctuary located off the coastline of the Great Australian Bight area of South Australia.
  17. Where to go for wildlife safari in Australia

    Visiting Australia you must definitely go on a Safari to enjoy and experience the vast wildlife habitat that it has. A few places which hosts amazing wildlife safaris are:

     

    • Wildlife safari : Fraser Island in Queensland is the largest sand island in the world which offers exciting wildlife safaris.
    • Camel safari: Enjoy canoe ride and safari along the coast of 90 Mile Beach on East Gippsland’s Lakes Entrance.
    • Whale safari: Kaikoura in New Zealand offers you with the best Whale safari in Australia.
    • Bird safari: New Zealand offers the best bird safaris and is the home to various bird sanctuaries.
  18. Which are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia?

    A world heritage site is one which the UNESCO has listed as a place of special physical or cultural significance and Australia has 19 UNESCO heritage sites that stand out as 3 cultural, 12 Natural and 4 mixed sites.

    Cultural

    • Australian Convict Sites (2010)
    • Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens (2004)
    • Sydney Opera House (2007)

    Natural

    • Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte) (1994)
    • Fraser Island (1992)
    • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (1986,1994)
    • Great Barrier Reef (1981)
    • Greater Blue Mountains Area (2000)
    • Heard and McDonald Islands (1997)
    • Lord Howe Island Group (1982)
    • Macquarie Island (1997)
    • Ningaloo Coast (2011)
    • Purnululu National Park (2003)
    • Shark Bay, Western Australia (1991)
    • Wet Tropics of Queensland (1988)

    Mixed

    • Kakadu National Park (1981,1987,1992)
    • Tasmanian Wilderness (1982,1989)
    • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (1987,1994)
    • Willandra Lakes Region (1981)
  19. Which are some best destinations for an Australian road trip?

    Australis is the ideal place to enjoy a road trip. All you need to do is take a nap find a route and go on a trip with family and friends. A few destinations perfect for road trip are:

     

    • East coast: Route from Cairns to Brisbane.
    • Pacific Highway: All the way from Brisbane to Sydney.
    • Great Ocean Road: Along the roads of Melbourne to Adelaide.
    • Adelaide to Darwin: The Stuart Highway is perfect for a road trip.
    • South west edge: All the way Adelaide to Perth will offer you the best road trip ever.
  20. Why Great Barrier Reef is famous?

    Located in Northern Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is the biggest living thing on the planet which is visible even from outer space. The Great Barrier Reef is not one continuous reef, but made up of over 2900 reefs and 900 islands. It is the largest reef structure and marine park in the world. The reef is a breeding region for humpback whales, migrating from the Antarctic. It is also the habitat of a few endangered species like Dugong (Sea Cow) and large Green Sea Turtle.

  21. Which are best hiking and walking trails in Australia?

    Coming to Australia you must definitely go on a hiking and walking trail.

    Hiking Trails: Hiking trails are so adventurous and the best place for you to experience this in Australia are
    Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory
    Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, Tasmania
    Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Tasmania
    Scenic Rim Trail, Queensland

    Walking Trails: Apart from Hiking, walking trails in Australia are also famous. Places where you can go on a walking trail areThe Arkaba Walk, South Australia
    Larapinta Trail, NT
    Thorsborne Trail, QLD
    Australian Alps walking track, VIC/NSW/ACT
    Fraser Island Great Walk, QLD
    Wilderness Coast Walk, VIC/NSW

  22. How far Gold Coast from Canberra is and what are the things to do there?

    Canberra is a beautiful place and Gold Coast has great things to offer right from vast and picturesque beaches to resort and hotel stays and crazy theme parks.

     

    The distance between Gold coast and Canberra:

    • Car: Nonstop drive: Distance is 708 miles with Driving time of 12 hours, 50 minutes
    • Flight: Distance is 560 miles with flight duration being 1 hour, 37 minutes

    Things to do

    • Swim and surf the Gold coast's beaches
    • Visit the Gold Coast's theme parks
    • Explore the Lush Hinterlands
    • Enjoy beautiful Five star resort and hotel stay
    • Hire a bike and enjoy a tour all around the Gold Coast
  23. How is nightlife in Australia? Which are the best places to enjoy nightlife?

    Australia is an incredibly diverse multicultural country. This is reflected in the nightlife of the people. In main cities, like Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, many exclusive bars and clubs keep up with the metropolis standards.

     

    A few best places to enjoy nightlife are:

    • Cairns: It is a high social bar in Queensland to have fun.
    • Darwin: Located in Northern Territory this bar is the best to enjoy nightlife.
    • Adelaide: Situated in South Australia promises you the best night of your life.
    • Hobart: In Tasmania, this bar is the best in the locality to have fun and party .
    • Byron Bay: New South Wales.
    • Celtic Club: An Irish pub in Melbourne promises you the best night ever.
    • Chinese Laundry: Situated in Sydney this Pub is the best in the locality.