55 Places to Visit in Australia, Tourist Places & Attractions
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Each destination is known for many things but one main attraction of any given destination is the type of land there is. Queensland is one such holiday destination that has it all – from plains, mountains and beaches to the bustling city life one might expect. Covering the entire North-East portion of Australia, visitors will find almost everything over here.


The whole idea of referring to Queensland by its name is because when the Europeans initially entered this city, with them came the elegant Queen Victoria. That is among the main reasons why this place came to be known as the Queens Land.


Bordering the Torres Strait in the North, Queensland consists of numerous primary locations that serve as perfect attractions to those who are planning on going on a holiday. For instance, the Boigu Island off the coast of New Guinea that represents the northern hemisphere of Queensland or the triangular Cape York peninsula that makes up for most of the greenery that lies within this country. The climate over here is quite pleasant as well. A significant variation in the climate is experienced when the switch is made between low rainfalls and hot, extreme summers. Apart from these two, the weather in Queensland is quite commendable and apt for tourist vacations.


Queensland is considered to be one of the most developed cities in Australia. The economic conditions in Queensland are quite flourishing by nature and a little portion of it can be accredited to the city’s tourism industry that has managed to garner so much attention for the city. Transportation wise, most of the country’s primary attractions are quite sorted as the main regions are well connected. There is abundance of hotels, resorts and restaurants that master in making the stay of the tourists as convenient and comfortable as possible.

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Western Australia (WA) is often regarded as Australia’s final frontier. Reason? Perth’s distinction as the most secluded capital city, immense dimensions and its meagre population. Together all this account for a spectacular finale to what Australia has on offer. Up in the north, you’ll come across just about every type of photogenic landscape. Near the obscure town of Broome on Cable Beach, you can experience the flaming red sunsets while at Karijini National Park you’ll experience scenic waterfalls and gorges. In the South West end, you’ll come across equally expansive wildflowers, impressive beaches and lush green forests brimming with life. For surfing and water sports lovers, Margaret River is the ideal spot. Further, the connoisseur grub of the restaurants nearby coupled with world class finely crafted wines will please every visitor. Irrespective of where you go in WA, wildlife opportunities are extra ordinary. Off the coast of Albany, you can spot the migrating whale pods, enjoy the one of a kind flora and fauna that precedes the russet-red outback and feed, watch and play with the dolphins at Monkey Mia. However, it does not end with the flora and fauna. Neighbouring Fremantle and Perth are both metropolitan cities that have retained its lax and laid back feel which usually comes from the abundant beaches and parks. On top of all this, Western Australia is huge enough to get lost in. So, jump in and explore WA on your next vacation.


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Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia, which is also Australia’s most populated state. This place is a mix of metropolitan life as well as a relaxed and vibrant life ideal for being a vacation spot. Victoria is flooded by tourists all over the year, mainly because of the tourist destinations it boasts of.

You can visit Victoria with your family, friends as well as parents, as the plethora of activities which you can entertain yourself with is endless. From calm beaches, camping sites, nightlife and entertainment, beach watersports, adventure sports, culture to art and history, this place shows you everything at a single destination.

This place is for people who are seeking some kind of excitement, fun as well as solace and solitude in their life. If you are fed up of the hustle and bustle of city life and are just desperate to unwind yourself and seek peace of mind, Victoria is the place which you need to be. No matter what your budget is, you will have all sorts of travel and stay as well as dining options here and hence, you do not need to worry about anything else here. All you need to do is book your tickets to Victoria and enter a world of sheer fun!


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Escape the madness of the east coast of Australia and spend a few days in relatively relaxed and gracious South Australia. The stark desert beauty, sprawling wilderness and stunning coastline of South Australia have aptly captured the artistry of the adventurers and the artists for centuries. Adelaide, the state capital is nestled on the periphery of the natural wonders which boast of a lively agenda of relaxed friendliness and festivals. This barely populated state has a variety of distinct tourist treasures. Whimsical country villages deep-rooted in the European charm, cobalt crater lakes and emerald hills are the most prominent inland sites. Along the coastline, the visitors can bask in glory of the sun and unwind on the beaches. You can also picnic with family in the secluded covers or hangout with the wildlife of South Australia on the Kangaroo Island which is regarded as one of the most loved tourist gem of the country.  

South Australia is also a haven for the food lovers. The wild seas of the state along with the picturesque pastoral land which are fed by the River Murray, produce fresh produce in abundance. You can find everything from the hand made cheeses to the citrus fruits here along with the best sea food of the country. All this make South Australia, your most preferred holiday destination.

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New South Wales located on the eastern coast of Australia is among the popularly visited destinations in the island-country. The perfect location borders Queensland in the north, Victoria to the south and Tasman sea to the east. The state is so expansive in terms of its geographical domination that it manages to surround the whole of the Australian Capital Territory. This place encompasses a whole lot of experiences right from, exciting water sports activities to the splendid and wild night-life. There is a lot that tourists can do and take away with them in forms of memories and pictures from New South Wales.


New South Wales whose capital is the city of Sydney is Australia’s most populated state. As per the estimated recorded in 2014, the state consists of approximately 7.5 million people thereby making it one of the most populated regions in Australia.


History dates back to 1788 wherein the state of New South Wales was first discovered. At the time of its discovery, the place consists of a much larger area. It included various other destinations such as Lord Howe Island, New Zealand and Norfolk Island among several others chunks of land. However, after the British colonized regions of Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland, New Zealand and the Northern territory in the 19th century, the regions were divided on the basis of their common interests. Not many are aware about this but New South Wales is also referred to as New South Welshmen due to the discovery made by the person.


While Lord Howe Island still remains to be a part of New South Wales, areas such as Norfolk island and Jervis Bay territory have gained their own respective establishments.


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Tourist places in Melbourne have occupied a space on the list of almost every tourist. Amicably known as the “Astounding Melbourne” in the era of the gold rush during the 1850s, the same name is still dragged and admirably used by the people today. The second largest city of Australia, Melbourne is situated on the bank of Yarra which is located near the ingress of Port Phillip Bay. Steeped in the retrospective history, Melbourne saw its growth in population at the time of the discovery of gold in the year 1851. With the discovered treasury and wealth - huge, majestic and gigantic buildings were built in and around the city.

 

With a rich history etched, Melbourne is said to be the only city exhibiting Victorian architecture in comparison to any other city in Australia. The city of happy seasons, Melbourne is highly acknowledged and loved by the visitors or travelers for its elegant, vibrant and enriching culture. From rambling down the hidden lane and magnificent tree hemmed streets to city parklands and garden around the building, Melbourne strays through style and art representing a cosmopolitan and dynamic culture. The rich cultural heritage of Melbourne has proved to be the key appeal for the tourists at large. Among the tourist places in Melbourne, visitors never miss out or fail to foot in Federation Square and Queen Victoria Market – the rich heritage places delineating the culture, tradition, and essence of Melbourne.

 

Strewn with European culture, Melbourne is embellished with well-ordered lattice smattering off the art deco. Melbourne remaining uniquely Melbourne swaddles down to more than two hundred and thirty passages into the heart of the travelers. It is in Melbourne that the city’s natural beauty is crammed out into laneways and narrow lanes masking the heart beating and dwindling street art, bars, and restaurants with amazement. In spite of fostering on an extended and long-standing divide between the hipster Fitzroy and glooming Yarra, there is an essence of chill, happiness, and coolness about the city’s people, festivals, cafes, bars and restaurants trumping and surpassing the divide.

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Perth

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The capital of Western Australia, the quaint city of Perth Nestles at the confluence point where the land meets the southwest coast. The bustling city, full to brim with wonders, boasts of a number of attractions to be explored and adventures to be enjoyed.

The pristine coastline of Perth offers a number of beautiful beaches to enjoy. Take a dip in the rolling blue waves or enjoy a number of adventure sports such as snorkelling, kayaking, or deep sea diving- one is spoilt for choice here.

The lush floral richness of Perth is best explored through the number of National Parks and Wildlife Reserves across the city. From the stunning scenery at Matilda Bay Reserve to the rolling green landscapes at the Swan Estuary, Perth is a haven to all nature lovers. 

A unique amalgamation of bustling city life and natural richness, Perth caters to all tastes and interests. The city is best known for its offer of authentic Australian food items, especially chocolate, beer and wine. The vineyards of the city offer a unique opportunity to examine the making of Australian wine and also to get a first hand sample taste of the wines made here.

Nestled on the banks of the scenic Swan River, Perth also opens up its waters for a variety of river cruises and tours. The Swan River tours offer an exploratory outing into the open blue waters, where one can spot and record a number of different marine animals, such as dolphins or unique species of fish.

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Sydney

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Sydney, Australia’s most vibrant urban destination is amongst the top fifteen most-visited cities in the world and why not! Surrounded by the blue mountains to the west, it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world with vibrant suburbs, world’s largest natural harbor, and iconic Sydney Opera house along with the harbour bridge. Offering the best tourist places in Sydney, it is one of the most sought after locations among the tourists.

 

Sydney has a warm climate and offers 300 perfect summer days suiting every tourist activity. Whether you decide strolling around the Bronte Beach, going on a shopping spree at the Westfield, admiring a dazzling sunrise from the top of the harbour bridge, or watching the sun set against the spectacular sydney skyline while sipping cocktail from the iconic opera house, the climate of sydney makes every activity a pleasant one.

 

Sydney beaches are world famous. Throng any beach from Bondi to Coogee and one is sure to be greeted with a lot of recreational activities. The spectacular views of the ocean, turquoise clear waters and beautiful beaches lined with coconut palms weaves magic and transforms you into a relaxed village feel.

 

And who doesn’t love shopping. From weekend markets at the Rocks to the luxury boutiques in Queen Victoria Buildings, Sydney shopping has it all! It is especially famous for its weekend markets. Hop to any of the Bondi markets, Paddington markets, Rocks markets and Paddy’s markets and you can find plenty of local Australian apparels, souvenirs, latest fashion and beautiful gifts.

 

Sydney is a perfect combination of old world charm and glamour. Visit it in January and you can revel along at the stunning Sydney Carnival or around May to witness the famous Australian Fashion Week. Cuddle a koala, feed deadly sharks from your glass boat, go whale watching, enjoy the scintillating nightlife of central business district, or scuba dive in the great barrier reef, anything you do in Sydney, is an unforgettable experience in itself. The tourist places in Sydney will offer you an experience of a lifetime.

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Cairns

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Cairns is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site Daintree Rainforest and the alluring Great Barrier Reef. It is also the commencement point for the somber 4WD treks into the vast wilderness of the Cape York Peninsula. Cairns largely reckons on the tourism for the travel. For few tourists who come to Cairns for holidays, Cairns basically marks the end of a protracted journey up to the eastern coast and for the others Cairns is just the commencement of the Aussie adventure. Whichever way you are swaying, you are definitely going to encounter convivial nomads.

Old salts asserts Cairns as the city which has traded off its soul. Bars, clubs, restaurants, resorts, guesthouses and stays, are simply hungry for your tourist dollars. With a past life as thrilling as the rollicking goldfields' port, perhaps it has always been like this. Tourists usually find it easy to spend their riches amidst the tropical, holiday vibe of this Queensland city.

The neat CBD of Cairns is far more board shorts than the briefcases despite the fact there is no beach in the town. The plus manicured Boardwalk, Lagoon and Esplanade are all equally loved while the northern beaches, Great Barrier Reef as well as the bottomless bundle of activities is not too distinct.


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Tourist places in Gold Coast are both plenteous and varying in kind. Located in Queensland, Australia it sports some of the most awe-inspiring beaches. It is the center of watersports like surfing and kayaking. One can also experience underwater sea life here like nowhere else. One can go underwater sea diving or snorkeling and look at the beautiful reefs and swarms of fish in the clear blue ocean water. One can also go to one of its many beaches with friends and family and lie down on the pristine golden and white sand beaches and just relax or go to the numerous nighttime parties to have a wild and exciting time! In addition to beaches, the Gold coast has myriad other tourist activities as well. It has theme parks like Dreamworld where both the young and the old have a magical time! It also has water-based theme parks for tourists to spend some quality family time together having fun. It has several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks where one can visit the exotic wildlife of Australia.

 

Nature walks across rainforests and woods also abound here. The nightlife in Australia has always been very exciting. Gold coast exemplifies this too. There are several interesting bars and clubs peppered across the city where tourists can go in for a quiet drink or for an exciting dance! There are also tonnes of resorts and hotels here for the comfort of the tourists. These charge varying prices and thus fit the budget of an economic tourist as well as that of a luxurious one. A perfectly comfortable weather coupled with welcoming residents and availability of commodious accommodation make it a very luring holiday destination for many travelers. Gold coast is the perfect destination for a relaxing as well as exciting and adventurous holiday and must be visited as soon as possible.

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The beauty and richness of Tourist places in Brisbane are what make this great city a magnet that attracts people from all around the globe. One of the best things about Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland is how the government has recognized the city’s value as a heaven for tourists. The wonderfully maintained beaches, the natural attractiveness, the food, the vineyards, and a lot of other aspects of the city will surely satisfy your senses. The cultural scene of Brisbane includes adventure, traditions, and the ever growing metropolitan itself. Located along the Brisbane River, this third largest city of Australia is a home to a huge variety of wildlife. The coexistence of nature only adds to the great diversity of Brisbane, which makes it a city you must visit.

In last decade, Brisbane has become one of the fastest developing cities of Australia. The modern restaurants and bars, the unconventional architectural progress, and the traditional sense of Brisbane offer a perfect tourist destination. Your traveling goals will never be fulfilled if you do not plan to make a trip to this city. And, if you like adventure and danger then Brisbane will be even more attractive to you. Like any other city in Australia, the people here too are always hunting for thrill. This is why the adventure sports are popular as activities in Brisbane and you must take a taste of it.      

The gentle subtropical weather makes the city really comforting. This has made the beaches even more popular among the tourists as there cannot be a better way to spend a sunny day than to lazing around on the sand. The beauty of Brisbane was almost undiscovered until 1982 when the city hosted the Commonwealth Games. The world suddenly came to know about this gem of a tourist destination and it has been busy being so since.  

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Byron Bay’s reputation of being the beach town precedes to it to such an extent that the very first impression of it may leave you wondering as to what is this fuss all about. The beaches are not only great but they are spectacular and lie all along the coast. So, what makes Byron Bay so special? To sum it up, it is the very vibe of the place that makes it so special. It is only and only in Byron that the coastal surf area flows into the hippie tide washing down from the hinterland. As a result of this, it leads to the formation of one great barefooted proxy lifestyle mélange.

Town center of the Byron bay is laid back and low lying. Locals of the town are only adamant on preserving the essential small town soul of this coastal town nestled in the south eastern state of New South Wales in Australia. This does not mean that Byron is secluded or sees no tourists rather it does gets cramped with several off-the-leash teens who come here to live the lax life. Yet the unique atmosphere of Byron has the ability of transforming even the most cynical tourists with its raucous nightlife, balmy days, ambling milieu, reliable surf breaks, endless beaches and fine food.


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Neat, cultured, sophisticated and casual – this is self image that Adelaide projects which is an acknowledgment of the days of colonisation bereft the stigma of 'penal colony' just like the flamboyant capital of South Australia, Melbourne. Adelaide is the fifth largest city of Australia and it is fairly proud of its opulent heritage. Free immigrants largely from Britain, are known to have found Adelaide amidst the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges and the rugged South coast of Australia. Its layout was intricately formulated and bring forth a welcome sense of order equalized by the lax vibe.

In the present scenario, the prosperity and the economy of Adelaide is largely built on agriculture and mining. Grand public buildings and magnificent private mansions command a pivotal place amidst the modern high rise buildings and monuments. Further, the gardens, galleries and museums are few of the finest treasures of the city. Art lovers can indulge in activities such as symphony, opera along with the growing live music scene. However, despite all these big city tourist attractions, the wide boulevards and parklands seem equally alluring. Multi cultural flavours infuse the restaurants of Adelaide. Moreover, the city’s festive calendar has vanquished the boring Saturday nights.


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Philippines is defined by its graffiti-splashed jeepneys, emerald rice fields, fuzzy water buffalo, smoldering volcanoes, teeming mega-cities, happy-go-lucky people and bug-eyed tarsiers. With its more than 7000 islands, Philippines is a dream land for every beach lover. One can actually find an island to cater to every taste. Right from the sprawling mega-islands such as the Mindanao and Luzon to marooned slicks of sand amidst the ocean, there is something ideally for everyone. Those who relish basking in the glory of the sun and those who enjoy water sports like diving can head to the Visayas where you can find a bountiful of the island hopping opportunities. The beach really does take a variety of forms here. For those of you, who are adventure enthusiasts, go ahead and pitch a tent in one of those secluded stretch of the coastline and be your own survivor for the days you live there. Philippines largely is a land away from the mainland Southeast Asia not just geographically but rather culturally and spiritually too. Catholicism is the major practice here and that too is prevalent because of the Spanish rule that has been in existence here for more than 350 years. This beautiful city rich of beaches and cultural history, definitely deserves a visit.

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