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Best Places to Visit in Australia in 2019

  • Tasmania

    Tasmania
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  • Tasmania Attractions

  • 01 Bronte Park

    Bronte Park
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    Bronte park is a famous recreational space for families in Sydney. It has many great facilities and promises you a delightful experience. This is among the must visit tourist attraction while you are in Sydney. What most people like about the place is that it also has a beach in the park so people can enjoy it too.

    Location:
    The park is located at the east end of Bronte road in the Bronte region itself.

    Highlights -  
    The park is extremely pleasant and quite grassy. It is perfectly suitable for a family outing and also for leisurely activities like cooking barbeque. You can have a beautiful view of the ocean through the park and even swimming pool facilities are available.

    Best time to visit: The park stays open on all days from 6:30 in the morning to sunset in the evening so you can visit it anytime during the specified timings.


  • 02 Hobart

    Hobart
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    Hobart, being the most popular city of the Australian state, Tasmania, the city is less populated compared to its popularity. Hobart has emerged as a one-stop tourist destination of Australia. Speaking about history, Hobart is Australia's second oldest state capital city, after Sydney. Hence, it holds the country's ancient traditions and culture.

    Highlights:
    Hobart is one of the top tourist destinations in Australia. For Yachting lover, Hobart is the paradise. The city hosts a Syndey to Hobart yacht race every year after the Christmas eve day. People from all over Australia visits Hobart to enjoy this beauty event day. The Yacht race is celebrated with the Hobart Summer Festival. The festival brings a warm essence of Tasmanian food and exotic wine. Hobart is known as the festive city of Australia. It hosts more than five country festival all over the year.

    Location: Hobart City is located at the Southeastern corner of Tasmania State, at the bank of the Derwent River.

    Price: Entry to the city of Hobart is free of cost.


  • South Australia

    South Australia
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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.


  • South Australia Attractions

  • 01 North Terrace

    North Terrace
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    Located at the centre of Adelaide, the North Terrace gives the insight about the culture, history and architecture of the city. There are a number of buildings and structures like War Memorial, museums, art gallery, Casino, restaurants, hotels among others. There is a lot to do in and around North Terrace. After exploring the area, you can take refuge under one of the shady trees over the bench and enjoy your lunch while watching the world around you.



    Highlights: Take a tour through the cultural boulevard of the North Terrace which includes galleries, museums, university and library. Visit the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. Enjoy your meal and drink at any of the several restaurants and bars in the area.

    Location: North Terrace is 20 minutes drive away from Adelaide Airport. It is a few minutes’ walk away from Rundle Mall.

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  • 02 kangaroo Island

    kangaroo Island
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    Australia, the queen of all islands is particularly marked for its beautiful and lavish islands surrounding the continent. Kangaroo Island is the third largest island of Australia, surrounded by water and located in the farthest southern state. Australian aboriginals were first to start a civilization on Kangaroo island, but with the tremendous rise of water level, the place, today, is more a tourist spot than a habitat area.

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    Situated on the southerly corner of Australia, Kangaroo Island serves as an authentic tourist spot for travelers. With an exclusive range of lobster and seafood, Kangaroo Island has gone forth as one of the most populated tourist destinations in Australia. This destination is not just renowned for its tourist attraction, but is likewise known as the wine lover's vacation spot. Kangaroo Island has got as many as 30 wineries across its 150km long area, offering tourists an authentic range of sweet wine.

    Location:  Kangaroo Island is located at the southwest of Adelaide, in the southernmost part of the continent.

    Price: Entry to the Kangaroo Island is free of monetary value.




  • 03 Semaphore Beach

    Semaphore Beach
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    Bounded by a thick border of sand dunes, the popular Semaphore Beach is a place for all those who love to explore the historical side of Adelaide and know more about the rich culture of the city. Semaphore Beach is wide long beach beautifies with expansive foreshore and boulevard which remains effortlessly adorned by Art Deco buildings. Almost a replica of the grandeur of the Palais, this is undoubtedly a fascinating location to spend quality and experience classic gourmet coupled with best in class wine collection.



    Other attractions nearby includes Semaphore’s iconic Time Ball Tower, historic buildings, ferry wheel, awe some boutiques and historic pubs. So go ahead and visit the destination for good time spend. Accommodation in the nearby location remains available for the interested visitors.  


  • 04 State Library of South Australia

    State Library of South Australia
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    The State Library of South Australia is the largest public research library of the state. It has materials related to the information of South Australia. It consists of a number of materials and documents of the history of the region before and after the European settlement. The Mortlock Wing is not only a public library but also an art gallery and museum. It has the rich architecture with French roof. There are collections of some of the rare books along with general and heritage books.



    Highlights: Book a guided weekday tour to the library where you can browse through the extraordinary exhibitions and appreciate the spectacular architecture of the Mortlock Wing. The informative tour will enlighten you about the history and important events of South Australia.

    Location: The library is located in the North Terrace.

    Timing: The weekday tour starts from 11 AM and 2 PM.

    Price: N/A 


  • 05 Port Adelaide

    Port Adelaide
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    Port Adelaide has a number of attractions that one cannot miss while on a trip to Adelaide. Port Adelaide has a marine setting with a number of seafaring ships and grand buildings. The place has numerous accommodation sites including hotels and self contained apartments. There are also a number of cafes, eateries and restaurants to enjoy a hearty meal. With a range of entertainment options like theatres, events and cinemas, and museums and galleries, the Port Adelaide is an intriguing place to visit.



    Highlights: Port Adelaide has the largest railway museum of Australia, The National Railway Museum with over hundred exhibitions. There are South Australian Aviation Museum and South Australian Maritime Museum which are the major highlights of the suburb. There are also several pubs and wine cellars across the suburb.

    Location: Port Adelaide lies fourteen kilometers away from Adelaide in the northwest.

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  • 06 Seacliff Beach

    Seacliff Beach
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    Situated in the City of Holdfast Bay, Seacliff Beach is a suburb of Adelaide City and this suburb is adjacent to Brighton, Kingston Park, and Seacliff Park, Mario. Being South Australia’s most popular stretch of beach, seacliff allows the tourists to experience the most amazing beach holiday ever. It is backed by a park in the south direction, two club houses, and a caravan park, accompanied by boat ramp and a car parking area. It comprises of fronting rock flats as well as a high tide sand section, with a shallow sand bar taking the rocks to the north. Offering a good and easy access and a wide range of facilities and utilities, it provides a safe swimming experience with a very gentle surf. The visitors will not be able resist such an enjoyable place where there are water sports as well.

     Highlights: swimming, surfing, fishing, sailing club, life saving club.


  • 07 Adelaide Botanic Garden

    Adelaide Botanic Garden
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    Based in North Terrace, The Adelaide Botanical Garden is a great choice considering afternoon stroll or a leisure picnic. Situated over a spread of 125 hectares, this beautiful garden was opened in 1857. The best part of the garden is the Palm House which is a Victorian glass house built in 1877. Designed artistically with stained glass this is a beautiful creation. The Bicentennial Conservatory, being the largest in the southern hemisphere is also another prominent attraction here.



    The opening timings of the garden varies in winter and summer months however the usual time is from 7 am to 7pm. The entry in the garden is absolutely free. Information on the garden can be collected from the centre at Schomburgk Pavilion which is open from 10am to 4pm everyday. Apart from having leisure strolls one can also enjoy Australian cuisine at the Botanical gardens Restaurant along with some of the best wines. It’s indeed a good destination to spend few hours. 


  • 08 Glenelg Beach

    Glenelg Beach
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    Glenelg Beach is the most popular and sought after metropolitan beach of Adelaide city. With easy access the beach is only a 20 minutes drive from city centre or for all those who love ethnicity can ride the vintage tram in North terrace and land at Moseley Square to take a small turn and reach the wonderful location. Sandy beaches, brilliant views, rippling gush of waters, buzzing of shopping strip at Jetty road, beach sports like volleyball, nice eateries, great nightlife, the location is a jam packed entertainment package for all visitors.



    Apart from all the thriving and buzzing, one can get some good ocean adventures here too which includes snorkelling and scuba diving. Dolphin sailing tours are also quite popular here. For all the enthusiastic hearts the overnight adventure on a fishing carter is truly alluring. Some of the best restaurants are present on the beach side serving a host of cuisines for all to savour. 



  • 09 Waterfall Gully

    Waterfall Gully
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    Located at the foothill of the Mount Lofty range, the Waterfall Gully is famous for the First Fall waterfall. To reach the peak of Mount Lofty range, you have to traverse through the popular trail that starts from Waterfall Gully. Along the route, you can view the steep slopes of the hills covered with vegetation and forests native to this area. You can enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Adelaide from there.



    Highlights: Halt at Utopia @ Waterfall Gully to enjoy snacks, breakfast and lunch. It is located at the base of the waterfall and is the only restaurant in Australia next to a waterfall. It is accommodated in a century old stone chalet. Location: 5 Kms east from Adelaide city centre.

    Timing: 6 AM to 7 PM from Monday to Sunday. During Daylight saving period the time is 6 AM to 9 PM from Monday to Sunday.
      
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  • 10 Barossa Valley and Winneries

    Barossa Valley and Winneries
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    Barossa Valley is one of the oldest wine regions of Australia. It has around hundred and fifty wineries and celler doors. The region was first occupied by Europeans in nineteenth century. The wineries are mostly open for the tourists. At some wineries you will have to take prior appointment. The valley is also renowned for its world class restaurants, fresh and seasonal agricultural products, and skilled food manufacturers. Motorbike, bicycle and hot air balloon tours are available.



    Highlights: The valley has meticulously designed wine and food trail which you can traverse through bicycle. Enjoy mouth watering meal of smoked meat and fresh bread at Butcher, Baker and Winemaker Trail. You can also visit the antique shops and galleries. Hire a tour guide for the spectacular experience of the valley on a hot air balloon.

    Location: Barossa Valley is located around 70 kilometres from Adelaide city centre.

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  • Australian Capital Territory

    Australian Capital Territory
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  • Australian Capital Territory Attractions

  • 01 Australian National Botanic Gardens

    Australian National Botanic Gardens
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    People Canberra is like the most because there are Good guests Centre with useful guides. Maps offered. Smart ways around numerous sorts of plantings and Australian environments, plenty of that at pre-wheelchair friendly. We tend to notably like the forest vale and Eucalyptus field. The restaurant is sweet for occasional and cakes.

    We walked from the top of the gardens on to the Black Mountain Summit Path that was exhausting going and not in the slightest degree appropriate for wheelchairs or but active folks. However, it absolutely was worthwhile to go to the Telstra Tower and see the brilliant views. Those of people coming for fresh the mind and also took meditation.



    Location: Clunies Ross Street | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia.

    OPENING HOURS:-Gardens: Daily Morning 8.30 am to Evening 5pm daily; Visitor Centre: Daily Morning 9.30am to Evening 4.30pm; closed Christmas Day

    ENTRY COSTS:-Free 


  • 02 Telstra Tower

    Telstra Tower
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    Telstra Tower is also known as a black mountain tower and was formerly known as a Teleco Tower is a telecommunications tower lookout that is situated above the summit of Black Mountain in Australia's capital city of Canberra. Rising 195.2 meters (640 ft) above the mountain summit, it is not only a landmark in Canberra, but also offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding countryside from an indoor observation deck and two outdoor viewing platforms.

    In April 1970, the Postmaster General at the time commissioned the Commonwealth Department of Housing and Construction to carry out of feasibility study in relation to tower on Black Mountain accommodating both communication services and facilities for visitors. The tower was about to replace the microwave relay station on Red Hill and the television broadcast masts already on Black Mountain.



    William Roy, at the time in charge of Canberra ABC radio and television transmitters, was employed to supervise the installation of technical support equipment in the Tower and became a first Principal Technical Officer. Black Mountain Tower then was opened on 15 May 1980 by Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser. It was officially being named as Telecom Tower, and when the telecommunications company was re branded in 1993, became Telstra Tower.

    Location: Canberra, Australia.


  • 03 Mount Majura Vineyard

    Mount Majura Vineyard
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    We recently visited Majura winemaker wherever we tend to were pleasantly shocked by the standard and blends of their wines. We tend to significantly enjoy the Visitviniferous painter, Molli, and sweet Molli all of that we tend to down very well with the cheese and meat platters we purchased. Sitting outside in the afternoon sun was tremendous .if you do not see the grapes sign early you'll miss the turnoff.

    Nonetheless, we tend to found a service space to show around and went back. Smart vary of reds and whites and an excellent tasting space, you sit down and wines come back to you. Finally and theist significantly the wine was fantastic!! We tend to purchase six bottles!!

    Location: RMB 314 Majura Rd, Fyshwick 2609, Australia.

    Opening Hours:-Thursday to Monday- 10am to 5pm: ANZAC Day: 12pm-5pm: and some days like on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, January 2nd and Good Friday closed.


  • 04 Beijing Garden

    Beijing Garden
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    Canberra is also famous for this garden, A Chinese ancient garden at intervals Lennox Gardens, on the formation of Lake Burley mythical monster. A conventional Chinese gate welcomes guests. Ways meander past sculptures crafted by Chinese stone masonry the Chinese tent offers an area for the quiet get back get pleasure from the garden's serenity and delightful views across the lake towards a number of Canberra's known landmarks just like the National repository and Telstra tower.

    The symbols, creatures from Chinese mythology, a unit of measurement revered as deities with each representing a celestial constellation, a season and one in all the cardinal points. So, on this sculpture you will be ready to see any type of birds and beasts like: A black turtle, an azure dragon, a vermilion (Phoenix) bird, a white tiger,

    Location:Flynn Drive, Yarralumla

    OPENING HOURS:-Open 24 hours a day

    ENTRY COSTS: -Free 


  • 05 National Carillon

    National Carillon
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    The National Carillon, which is situated on Aspen Island in central Canberra, Australia is a large carillon managed and also maintained by the National Capital Authority on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia. The carillon was a gift from the British government to the people of Australia so as to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Capital, Canberra. Queen Elizabeth II opened National Carillon on 26 April 1970.

    The 50 meters tall National Carillon tower was designed by the Western Australian architects Cameron, Chisholm Nicol. The concept initially came from an architect Mr. Don Ho working with Cameron Chisholm Nicol in 1968.In 2004 the carillon also underwent a refurbishment including renovation of the interior function facilities and the addition of two extra bells.



    Consultants were the CCN, from the Sydney office. Carillons must have at least 23 bells which to be considered as such and the National Carillon has 55 which was increased from 53 during refurbishments in 2003.Each ball weighs from seven kilograms to six tonnes. The bells span four and a half octaves chromatically.

    Location: Aspen Island, Central Canberra, Australia.


  • 06 Cockington Green Gardens

    Cockington Green Gardens
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    Cockington Green Gardens a park of miniatures, situated in the Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory. Doug and Brenda, Sarah had an idea to create a miniature village in 1972 and Cockington Green was then opened on 3rd November 1979.The business is a family owned and operated, incorporating over four generations. Cockington Green Gardens offer to visitors an experience one cannot find anywhere else.

    Venture into this delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set in the beautifully landscaped gardens to make the Canberra visit complete. Created by Doug and Brenda, Sarah Cockington Green Gardens is family owned and operated attraction, with nearly four generations involved in its operation over the past 35 years.



    Opened to the public in 1979, Cockington Green is one of the Canberra’s landmark attractions and being a winner of an Australian Tourism Award with many local tourism industry awards in present time. While being in the park, one can visit the Rose Room indoor exhibition, featuring ‘Waverley’ a 34 room Dolls House, enjoy a coffee in the Parsons Nose Garden Cafe.

    Location: 11 Gold Creek Road, Canberra,Australia.


  • 07 The National Portrait Gallery

    The National Portrait Gallery
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    Canberra city has after having spent many hours strolling through the large expanses of the NGA, the Portrait Gallery was on behalf of me a welcome modification.
    I was all fascinated staring at the variety of the portraits. Such is that the talent of the many of our Nation's greatest artists, that the paintings virtually appear to return to life.

    I will be able to undoubtedly be visiting once more. After having spent many hours strolling through the large expanses of the NGA, the Portrait Gallery was on behalf of me a welcome modification. On a way totally different scale with smaller gallery areas, the PG had a sense of way bigger intimacy and reference to the large assortment of beautiful portraits.



    Location: King Edward Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia.

    OPENING HOURS:-Daily: 10am - 5pm; Closed Christmas Day.

    ENTRY COSTS:-Free 


  • 08 Lake Burley Griffin

    Lake Burley Griffin
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    A Canberra city person comes for The Lake is commonly underestimated; however, its superb quality methods around it and a loop walk may be terrific thanks to seeing a number of the nation's landmark buildings. The views square measure special all year around, though this is my favorite’s time of season once the colors square measure spectacular. Otherwise, you will take a leisurely cruise around it and luxuriate in the panorama from the water.

    Swimming within the lake is certainly doable in summer, though I'd advise not ingesting an excessive amount of the water. This lake has three loops for walking, running and sport. One is concerning 5k, one concerning 9k and also the different concerning 16k, therefore, one thing for all. a stunning time out.

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    Location: Canberra, Australia.

    OPENING HOURS:-Accessible all hours

    ENTRY COSTS:-Free 


  • 09 Floriade

    Floriade
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    Floriade a flower and entertainment festival held annually in Canberra's Commonwealth Park featuring extensive displays of flowering bulbs integrated with sculptures and other artistic features. Florida comes from the Latin word floriat, which means designing with flowers. The festival attracts the tourists from around Australia and overseas in the spring from mid September to mid October every year, and is considered as the most important regular event for tourism in the Australian Capital Territory.

    It is being called "Australia's Celebration of Spring”. After some controversy regarding an entry charge, admission to Floriade has been free for many years. Floriade was the idea of Christiaan Slotemaker de Bruine, Landscape Architect with Department of Capital Territory in Canberra. He commenced the design in 1986 and based it on the world famous 'Keukenhof' garden in The Netherlands.



    Floriade started in 1988 as a one off celebration of Canberra's 75th birthday and Australia Bicentenary of European settlement. Due to the success and popularity of the event, it has run every year since then with every year having a new theme and is currently the largest flower festival in the Southern Hemisphere

    Location: Canberra's Commonwealth Park, Canberra, Australia.


  • 10 Royal Australian Mint

    Royal Australian Mint
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    The Royal Australian Mint is a coin mint, which was opened in 1965, situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, within the suburb of Deakin. All new Australian circulating coins are minted at the Royal Australian Mint. Before the opening of the Australian mint, the Australian coins were struck at branches of the Royal Mint, which were the Sydney Mint, Melbourne Mint and the Perth Mint.

    The Royal Australian Mint is the first mint in Australia not to be a branch of the Royal Mint of London. The only other operational mint in Australia was the Perth Mint. Planning for a mint started in 1959, when it was proposed to move Royal Mint branch from Melbourne to Canberra. It was officially opened through The Duke of Edinburgh on 22 February 1965, coinciding the decimal currency, which was introduced into circulation on 14 February 1966.



    The mint consists of two buildings, an administration building and a process building. The administration building house engravers, a laboratory, and a vibration-free basement where coinage is measured to ensure correct size and weight. The mint is an Australian Public Service agency, staffed through the Department of the Treasury.

    Location: Deakin suburb, Canberra, Australia.


  • Victoria

    Victoria
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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!




  • Victoria Attractions

  • 01 Royal Botanic Gardens

    Royal Botanic Gardens
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    If you are someone deeply interested in botany then you must not skip the Royal botanical gardens in Sydney. The place was opened in 1816 which makes it one of the oldest scientific institution not only in Australia but in the whole world.

     

    Location: The Royal botanical garden is located in the Mrs. Macquarie's road in Sydney and the place is quite accessible from most of the major locations in the city.

    Highlights: It is one of the major botanical gardens located in the heart of Sydney where you will find plants of a wide variety of species.

    Price: The entry is free to all which makes more people come here and explore the place.

    Best time to visit: The botanical garden is open from 9 in the morning to 5:30 in the evening so you need to visit the place during these times to be able to see plants that are on the display.


  • 02 Puffing Billy Railway

    Puffing Billy Railway
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    Puffing Billy travels through the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne (sometimes referred to as 'The Dandenongs') All aboard Puffing Billy – Australia's most popular steam train ride! Running daily from the foothills at Belgrave to the mountain town of Gembrook, Puffing Billy is the most fun way to tour the Dandenong Ranges. Puffing Billy's rattling red carriages run across three historic timber bridges, uphill and down dale, through valleys and plains filled with tree ferns, and under the shadow of towering mountain ash. The route runs through the eucalyptus of Sherbrooke Forest, past the steam museum at Menzies Creek and the picnic grounds at Emerald Lake, in the pretty town of Gembrook. The one-way journey is 24 km (15 miles), taking just under two hours. Puffing Billy is Australia's favorite steam train and is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. This century-old steam train is still running on its original 25-kilometer mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges.

  • 03 Melbourne Zoo

    Melbourne Zoo
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    Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest zoo and was modeled on London Zoo. The zoo was opened on 6 October 1862 at the Royal Park site in 55-acre (22 ha) on land donated by the City of Melbourne. Before this, animals were housed at the botanical gardens in Melbourne. Visitors can see historical cages, including the heritage listed Elephant House, which has been renovated and adapted for use for customers paying to sleep overnight in tents at the zoo in popular Roar and Snore evenings. These evenings allow the public to see some of the nocturnal animals at the zoo in evening guided tours by keepers. One of the most famous exhibits was Quinine the elephant. The zoo is set among flower gardens and picnic areas. Many of the animals are now organized in bioclimatic zones: African rainforest featuring gorillas, mandrills, pigmy hippos and parrots; Asian Rainforest with tigers and otters; and the Australian bush with koalas, kangaroos, emus, echidnas and endangered hairy-nosed wombats.

     


  • 04 National Sports Museum

    National Sports Museum
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    Nowhere in the world can you find a museum that celebrates a nation's rich sporting history like the National Sports Museum at an unmatchable venue like the MCG. In air-conditioned comfort, the museum offers something for everybody all year round with school holiday activities. Interactive gallery and Australia's largest collection of sporting, memorabilia. Across a multitude of sports, the museum features memorabilia from some of the country’s biggest heroes and Highlight moments that have shaped the traditions of Australian sport. The NSM displays: Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, Australian Football Hall of Fame, Champions – Thoroughbred Racing Gallery, MCG – The People’s Ground, Melbourne Cricket Club Museum, Backyard to Baggy Green Exhibition (including a Shane Warne 3D hologram), Australian Football Exhibition (including a James Hird 3D hologram), An interactive gallery for visitors of all ages, Game On!

     


  • 05 Old Melbourne Gaol

    Old Melbourne Gaol
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    Since 1845 until its closure in 1929 the Old Melbourne, Gold has held Melbourne's most dangerous criminals. The original cells also held petty offenders, debtors, children, the homeless and the mentally ill along with Australia’s most infamous citizen, the bush-ranger Ned Kelly. The gallows, where 133 prisoners were hanged, are still in place at the jail. Today you can visit the Old Melbourne Jail and find out what life was life was like for the men and women who lived and died here. Explore all three levels including the execution area and see Ned Kelly’s death mask. Join the Charge Sergeant on a tour of the cells when you visit the Watch House. Take a night tour with the Hangman or join our Ghost. What Ghost? An Evening tour. Take part in the recreation of a famous trial in Court One of the Old Magistrate’s Court during school holidays. "Such is Life!" - The last words of Ned Kelly as he stood on the gallows at the Old Melbourne Jail, 11 November 1880.




  • 06 Eureka Tower

    Eureka Tower
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    What is a trip without any adventurous activity? Get some adrenalin into your bodies when you come to Melbourne by taking part in the Europa Skydeck.

    Highlights – Located at a height of 292m, the Eureka Tower promises to provide ultimate thrill and entertainment to the adventure enthusiasts.

    Get a panoramic view of Melbourne City from around 300m above sea level from all 360 degrees. There are close to 30 viewfinders on the Skydeck, through which you can spot some of the major landmarks of Melbourne from the towering heights of the Eureka. This is the only place in the world where you will find “The Edge” – a glass cube located at 88th floor of the tower, providing incredible views to tourists who are suspended from here.


    Location – Southbank precinct of Melbourne.

    Timings – 10AM to 10PM.

    Price – 20AUD per adult and 11.50AUD for kids aged between 4 and 16years. 


  • 07 Williamstown Beach

    Williamstown Beach
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    Providing beautiful views of the commercial landscapes of Melbourne, Williamstown Beach is one of the most-loved beaches in this city by locals and tourists.



    Highlights –
    This beach is situated very close to the main city is often one of the most sought-after weekend getaways for locals. It is fondly addressed as Willy Beach by the locals. Every month local traders put up waterside craft stalls at the Nelson’s Place Point. If you are lucky enough, you can watch the lively ambience in this waterside stall and buy some excellent local handicrafts at reasonable rates.

    Location -
    It is very easily accessible through public transport as it is just about 5 minutes away from Gem Pier Station.

    Activities –
    deep water swimming, paddle swimming, sunbaking, sailing, walking, relaxing strolls, watching fireworks at night during important festival days etc.


  • 08 Sorrento Beach

    Sorrento Beach
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    One of the scenic and beautiful beaches of Melbourne, Sorrento, is an absolute treat to watch during the sunset hours.



    Highlights –
    Encompassed by a canopy of Port Philip Bay waters on one side and Bass Straight waters on the other side, Sorrento proves to be an awesome tourist spot for people of all age groups. The foreshore that surrounds the beach is replete with absolute natural extravaganza, making it one of the Melbourne’s most beautiful beaches. Added to this, the beach has lots of jetties clear-water rock pools and an incredible coastline that you just cannot get enough of! Visit here during the evenings to time your trip with the sunset, to experience the beauty of the beach in its full form.

    Location –
    Around 90minutes from the Central Business District of Melbourne.

    Activities –
    Awesome walking trails which find lots of early morning walkers and joggers making full use of it daily.


  • 09 Hampton Beach

    Hampton Beach
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    This is one of the ancient and beautiful beaches of Melbourne.



    Highlights –
    During as early as 1913, the Life Saving Club of Hampton was introduced. Until then, the Hampton Beach was only made of huge expanses of sand. It was during the 1950s that this beach was actually formed when a boat harbour was constructed in this location. Today, the beach is a whopping 900km long and is a huge hit among the locals, who come here for weekend trips. Rocks & reefs, boat harbour, life- saving club and a great ambience are some of the major highlights of this beach today.

    Location –
    About half an hour away from the Central Business District of Melbourne.

    Activities –
    The beach has been declared as a safe swimming area, which makes it suitable for kids as well. Other activities that are done here are kite-surfing, windsurfing and fishing.


  • 10 Chapel Street

    Chapel Street
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    Chapel Street is a historic market which aims to provide guests a world-class experience.

     

    Highlights –
    Chapel Street is not just a tourist hub in Melbourne City. It is also a commercial and residential complex. Therefore, it is always crowded. Chapel Market Street runs about 4.13km in length and houses some businesses like fashion, arts, international-quality restaurants, medical care facilities and many more. All shops have a Gothic style of architecture, which attracts guests to a great extent. If you are looking for vintage items, this is the place to be.

    Location –
    Runs along the Yarra River and covers areas like Brighton and St. Kilda. There are about 980 shops here!

    Famous for –
    Known as Melbourne’s fashion capital Chapel Street is famous for its upmarket fashion stores, jewellery, antique items and more.

    Timings –
    Varies as per shops.


  • New South Wales

    New South Wales
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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.




  • New South Wales Attractions

  • 01 Chinatown

    Chinatown
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    Showcasing the best of China's food and culture is Sydney's Chinatown, an urban locality in the southern part of Sydney's central business district. An enthralling experience for any food lover, you can get all of your favourite classic Chinese food right here. Chinatown is sure to give you an intensely rewarding experience as here you can immense yourself in Chinese culture and history and partake in its many festivals that take place throughout the year. It is an absolute family destination with something for everyone. With its cheap hotels, it makes for a great place to stay for the weekend.

    Location: Located in Haymarket, between Darling Harbor and Central station. It is Australia's largest Chinatown.

    Highlights: What makes Chinatown extraordinary are the specialty shops wherein one could buy things which would not normally be available elsewhere. You could get art, crafts, tea sets, dinnerware and Chinese herbs. There is a Chinese supermarket as well which houses ethnic Chinese goods.

    Best time to visit - September to November, March to May.


  • 02 Blue Mountains National Park

    Blue Mountains National Park
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    The Blue Mountains National Park is the country's pride and heritage. It houses a number of endangered mammals, including Tiger Quoll. Situated at the heart of the Blue Mountains, this national park attracts more than 3 million visitors every year.

    Highlights: The Blue Mountains National Park is a spectacular area, belonging to Australia. The national park offers a wide range of sports and activities to its visitors, which including mountain climbing, rock climbing, short walks, overnight adventure, long way lookouts, and Canyoning. The largest bird, 'Emu' flies into this park every summer, which is an absolute mesmerizing scene to witness.

    Location: Blue Mountains National Part is located in the heart of Blue Mountain hills of New South Wales, Australia.

    Price: Entry to the Blue Mountains National Park is free of any monetary value. But it costs $8 per day if you have vehicles parked in the parking lot. 


  • 03 Art Gallery of NSW

    Art Gallery of NSW
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    Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of the most iconic public gallery and among the largest art museums in Australia. The gallery was established long back in 1874, over a century ago. It's one of the best galleries to explore the beautiful artwork from across the world.

     

    Location: It is located in Art Gallery Road, The Domain in Sydney, Australia. Public transport is easily available to reach this amazing place.

    Highlights: Extensive collections like Australian art, Aboriginal art, Asian art, Contemporary art, European art are displaced in the art gallery. One can also enjoy various programs and facilities that are held in the gallery. Tourists love to visit the art gallery to come close to Australian culture and heritage.

    Best time to visit: The place is open everyday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm except on Wednesday when it's open till 10:00 pm. The Art Gallery is closed on Christmas Day and on Good Friday.

    Price: The entry to this Art Gallery is completely free, both for adults and kids.



  • 04 Sydney Harbour Bridge

    Sydney Harbour Bridge
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    Sydney Harbor bridge is also known as Coat hanger and is the world's largest steel arch bridge. It is also one of the iconic symbol of Australia. The bridge carries eight vehicle lanes, two train lines, footway and a cycle way too. The bridge helps in connecting the Sydney central business district and the North Shore.

     

    Location: Sydney harbor is located at Sydney New South Wales and is in close proximity with most of the transportation facilities. For tourists, it is great to get along to different famous places from here.

    Highlights: The place looks beautiful and the scenery is just amazing overlooking the waters. The bridge and the river together look more beautiful and captivating. The design of the bridge is inspired from the Hell Gate bridge in New York City, USA.

    Best time to visit: The bridge looks beautiful at night so you might choose to visit it after dusk for capturing good pictures.


  • 05 Madame Tussauds

    Madame Tussauds
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    Famous for its wax statues of people who are achievers in their fields, Madam Tussauds was first opened in London. It showcased the work of great wax statue artists who worked tirelessly day and night to appeal to high artistic and aesthetic sensibilities. After its raging success in London it opened in many other places with similar success. After a long wait, in 2012 Madam Tussauds opened in Sydney with great fanfare and pomp. Right now in Sydney, it showcases many brilliant artists, businessmen, politicians, sportspersons who have made their life living examples of success and achievement. Madam Tussauds aims to commemorate this achiever spirit and challenges us to look within and carefully nurture the achiever within us all.

    Location: It is located in near the central business district in Sydney.

    Highlight: Wax statues of many famous people can be found here so, if you wish to be photographed with celebs, this is the place to visit.

    Best time to visit: Can be visited any time of the year. It might be crowded during holidays and weekends.


  • 06 Shelly Beach

    Shelly Beach
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    Among the Famous Manly beaches, Shelly beach is the Crown jewel. It is a protected marine reserve. The beach is near North head and fairy bower. Due to its marine diversity and shallow depth of 12 meters it is popular with snorkelers and divers. One can also walk around the bush track which had spectacular views of the north head and northern beaches. There is also a restaurant called le kiosk located in proximity to satiate your hunger.

    Location: Shelly beach is located in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

    Highlights: It is a haven for marine life enthusiasts, as it offers amazing under water tours with an intricate view of marine life. So, if you are a water baby, nothing really should stop you from visiting this much delightful and amazingly refreshing, Shelly beach.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.


  • 07 The Rocks

    The Rocks
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    Scenically adorned by Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House, on the edge of breathtaking Sydney Harbor, The Rocks gives you an unparalleled mix of the new and old. From old cobblestoned laneways, to stylish modern bars, The Rocks has some of Sydney's finest restaurants and bars. As Sydney's art hub it has been transformed into a creative hub of modern art, festivals and evolving DIY spaces. The Rocks is an amazing blend of culture, cuisine and experiences that are worth living and ensuring to give you memories that will last a life time.



    Location: The Rocks starts from the Harbor from the north and east to Kent.

    Highlight: A total urban indulgence, The Rocks is one of the busiest tourist places in Sydney with festivals and concerts all around the year.

    Cost: There is no general cost, but individual events cost may vary.

    Best Time: Research when your favorite concerts are being organized, and accordingly make a visit.


  • 08 Sydney Fish Market

    Sydney Fish Market
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    For all the fish lover’s this place will be like a true heaven for you. You can shop your favourite fish from the Sydney Fish Market which is the third largest seafood market in the world in terms of variety.



    Highlights: The Sydney Fish Market caters to six seafood retailers, greengrocer, sushi bar, restaurants, gift shops and more. To help you fill your weekends with seafood delight the place offers constant offers from Friday 2pm to Sunday 4 pm.

    Location: Bank St & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia


  • 09 Taronga Zoo

    Taronga Zoo
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    Taronga Zoo is one of the best zoological park in Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. The zoo was opened on 7th October 1916 and is among the best places to explore different types of wild animals.

     

    Location: Taronga Zoo is located in the shores of Sydney Harbor in the suburb of Mosman. To reach the zoo, you can use public transport which is easily available or private vehicles if you please.

    Highlights: Taronga Zoo has different animal species nearly about 340 species and more than 2600 individual animals. You can also hire the venue to organize any functions or events with a 180 degree and peaceful view of the Sydney harbor making those events truly memorable.

    Best time to visit: Taronga Zoo is open daily including the Christmas days. The visiting hours are 9:30 am-4:30 pm in the month of May to August, 9:30 am-5:00 pm from September to April and on new year's eve 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. You need to plan your trip accordingly to the timings of the zoo.


  • 10 Museum of Contemporary Art

    Museum of Contemporary Art
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    For art lovers, the museum of contemporary art is one of the finest places to visit in Sydney.



    Location: It is located in The Rocks area of Sydney and getting there is very simple as well. You can check the map on its website for the exact location.

    Highlights: It is among the only museum which houses Australian and international modern art so art lovers will have a great time here. The museum is also home to Aboriginal art which is quite rare to find elsewhere.

    Price: The entry is free to the museum so anyone can visit it during the given timings.

    Best time to visit: The museum stays open from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening so you can visit it during these times. There is a certain amount of rush experienced between 11 to 12 in the evening so you can avoid the time slot if possible.


  • Queensland

    Queensland
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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.



  • Queensland Attractions

  • 01 Tamborine Mountain

    Tamborine Mountain
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    Tamborine Mountain is one of the most tranquil spot in Gold Coast that takes you away from the hubbub of city life, to indulge in the serene and scenic beauty of tropical rainforest, exotic birds and incredible flora and fauna. Apart from the breathtaking view, the destination also offers you a range of comfortable accommodation, a host of restaurants, arts & galleries, wineries, breweries, cafes and other shops.

    Highlights: There are a host of things that you can do at Tamborine Mountain. The Skywalk tour is a unique way to experience the beauty of the beautiful rainforest. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of the area by floating on a hot air balloon. Apart from that, it is an excellent place for bird watchers and people who enjoy living close to nature.

    Location: It is located in the Scenic Rim, just an hour’s drive away from Gold Coast.



  • 02 Cavill Avenue Mall

    Cavill Avenue Mall
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    At the heart of the Surfer’s Paradise lies the best nightlife and shopping avenue of the Gold Coast – The Cavill Avenue Mall. It is the fun and leisure centre of the Surfer’s Paradise, with a number of shops, bars, restaurants, night clubs as well as some of the best food joints. The avenue is a place where you can see some of the incredible live music performances.

    Highlights: The Cavill Avenue Mall houses some of the best restaurants that offer a wide array of mouth watering cuisines from all over the world. The close by streets is the major attraction of the Cavill Avenue Mall. The street has some of the best night clubs, tattoo shops and economical yet incredible food.

    Location: The Cavill Avenue Mall is located in Surfer’s Paradise and is just a little more than hour an hour’s drive from Gold Coast International Airport.



  • 03 Robina Town Shopping Centre

    Robina Town Shopping Centre
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    Shopping at Robina Town Shopping Centre will be a very exciting affair for you. With more than three hundred and fifty shops and food joints, this Gold Coast’s largest shopping centre defines luxury shopping and dine-in. From fashion to departmental stores, you can find almost everything in the Shopping Centre.

    Highlights: Enjoy a cup of coffee and relax at the Food Atrium. After shopping enjoy the latest movie on the comfortable chairs of the Events Cinema. You can also spend some fun time at AMF Bowling and M9 Laser Skirmish. Finish your day with a delicious meal from one of the beautiful lakeside restaurants of The Promenade.

    Location: The Robina Town Shopping Centre is located next to M1 Motorway. It is less than a kilometre away from Queensland Rail Robina Station. The free shuttle service from the Centre is operational on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    Timing: 9.00am - 5.30pm


  • 04 Kurrawa Beach

    Kurrawa Beach
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    Kurrawa Beach lies on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and is popular amongst the enthusiastic surfers. It is well known for hosting the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships by the
    surfing enthusiasts and is popular nationally as well as internationally. The Kurrwa Surf Life Saving Club is one of the leading clubs of Kurrwa known for surfing sports and at the same time is popular amongst the locals for its bistro and bar. The trippers across the world come here for spending their holidays and relish a full dose of entertainment along with mouth-watering meals and refreshing cocktails and beers. To the north of the main beach area is a playground and a duck pond for progeny, which is also meant for picnic purpose and barbeques. Activities like cycling, rollerblading, walking, and watching the alluring view are famous things to do here.

     Highlights: Pacific Fair, Kurrawa Surf Club, Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant.


  • 05 Townsville

    Townsville
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    The Northeastern Coast of Queensland, Australia, Townsville is the beauty of the country which attracts tourists from all over the world. Townsville is noted as Australia's largest urban centre for livelihood, modernity and shopping centres. The City has emerged some World's leading brands in terms of fabric, knit and leather.

    Highlights:
     Townsville is one of the most Urban-clad cities of Queensland, Australia. "The Strand" is the main cause of tourist attraction in this city. It is considered as one of the most beautiful sea beaches of the Australian continent. Apart from that Townsville is the house of Australia's largest heritage places like Riverway, a riverside parkland, The Castle Hill, which is considered as the most famous tourist attraction spot. The Castle Hill is known as the city's fitness destination.

    Location: Townsville is located on the north-eastern corner of Queensland, Australia, which is just adjacent to The Great Barrier Reef.

    Price: Entry to the land of Townsville is free of cost unless you are willing to be a part of any event.


  • 06 Trinity Beach

    Trinity Beach
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    This beach is the favourite beach of a true Cairns local. Trinity beach is an amazing beach known for its clear waters. The beach offers a beautiful ambience which never fails to impress anyone. Even more so than the other beaches, the locals and tourists mingle here to give it a much friendlier vibe. This beach is not far from the Cairns International Airport so it is a preferred destination and usually the first beach tourists end up going to.

    The beach is cornered by two headlands which provides for an amazing Bay area for all popular activities to take place and thoroughly enjoy their varied pleasures. If you have come here with the sole intention of relaxing, the palm lined shores will just not fail to disappoint you. On the other hand, if adventure is what you seek, you should totally take up on the various tours on offer that leave from Trinity Beach at regular intervals.



    Location: It is situated 20 km from the centre of Cairns.

    Highlights: Various tours are organized to cater to different people and their budgets.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.


  • 07 Clifton Beach

    Clifton Beach
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    Clifton is a serene local beach lined beautifully by swaying palm trees. This beach is great for children with its swimming net and playgrounds. There are facilities for BBQ so that you wouldn't have to go away looking to eat. You can enjoy all of your time under the big rain trees right here at Clifton. You can take a walk for kilometers on end enjoying the sunshine, with beach on one side and the Rainforest Mountain on the other.

    You can walk right up to Palm cove and chow in its restaurants while laying around on a completely untouched natural environment that Clifton offers. Clifton rarely has tourists and is relatively undeveloped. Having no high risers, it is dotted with low lying beach front houses. This beach is great for family outings and privacy seeking lovebirds.



    Location: Clifton is located 22 km north of Cairns.

    Highlights: Local beach with less people and undeveloped areas. It is an ideal spot for having a little quiet time.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.


  • 08 Palm cove

    Palm cove
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    Palm cove is the shy, quiet chilled out unique village which is referred to as the Spa capital of Australia. Some who visit it call it 'the ultimate tropical serenity'. It offers the best of tropical adventure with its reef, rainforest and indigenous culture. Relax by the ancient paper bark Melaleuca trees lining the casually styled esplanade. There are various world class beach resorts and hotels here to pamper you and further cater to your every whim and fantasy.

    When you get tired of relaxing move out into the tropical sunshine and take part in Great Barrier Reef excursions and rainforest trips, go seeking thrill on a kayaking adventure or try fishing in your personal jetty. A Mecca of sophistication, Palm cove lets you pamper yourself with its various beauty salons and spas. Shop in its boutiques and take care of yourself by taking advantage of the health and fitness centers.



    Location: It is located 27 km North of Cairns

    Highlights: It is known as the Spa capital of Australia

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.


  • 09 Queen Street Mall

    Queen Street Mall
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    Queen Street Mall is the shopping paradise in Brisbane city. It is the most popular pedestrian mall in the whole country and it is known to host about 26 million visitors every year. The mall has huge number of stores which showcases local, international as well as flagship brands. It is believed that there more than 700 retailers based here which caters to almost all kinds of goods available here. It is not only the shopping that attracts people here but it is also considered as the most happening place in the whole Brisbane.

    Thousands of events gets organised here and one can feel the thud of music feeling the air on every weekends. Restaurants, pubs, cinema halls, beauty salons, boutiques, bars and a throbbing nightlife can be experienced here with some of the best entertainment options being available here. It is truly the premier entertainment destination of Queensland. 


  • 10 Gallery of Morden art

    Gallery of Morden art
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    Based in Stanley Place, The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is one of the famed sightseeing destinations in Brisbane. Based in the beautiful twin buildings of Cultural Precinct, this is a treasury of the finest art of Asia, Australia and Pacific. Hosting some of the renowned world famous Australian as well as International art exhibitions, the place has successfully grabbed the attention of millions of art lovers across the world. In fact the greatest achievement is the storage of more than 17000 works of art in various genres like contemporary, historical and even modern art from various parts of the world. The Gallery has its own retail outlets where all purchases of artworks can be done. The stores are open from 10am to 5pm.For the travellers there are refreshments within the premises, the Goma Restaurant and QAG Cafe and Goma Cafe Bistro.

    Location: Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland.

    Timings: 10am to 5pm 


  • Western Australia

    Western Australia
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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.




  • Western Australia Attractions

  • 01 Swan Valley

    Swan Valley
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    On the northern side of Perth and the Swan river lies the beautiful Swan Valley. It is the oldest wine region of Western Australia. The Swine Valley food and wine trail is a wonderful location to explore some of the best cuisine and bag some fine bottle of wines. There are many breweries, winery cafes and fresh produce stalls which can be explored to know the real essence of the city. One can visit the national Park and even do cycling in the Swan Valley Heritage trail. Village Guildford is based at the gateway of Swan Valley.

    One can shop a lot of antique goods or work of art here and explore the local shops. Horse riding tours are also quite popular in Swan Valley. In fact it is an ideal location to have a full day trip with many entertaining activities that helps in spending good time with friends and family. One can get close to koalas in Caversham or enjoy the visual treat of crocodiles in Henley Brook.


  • 02 Fremantle Prison

    Fremantle Prison
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    Being the largest convict built prison this is Western Australia’s World Heritage Building which has been used for the last 140 years as a place for incarnation. With 5m high walls this is one of the dominating places of Fremantle. The tour consists of visit to kitchen, men’s cells, and solitary confinement cells. One can visit the women prison and take the underground boat ride through the tunnels. Once entering the gate house one can visit Prison gallery, gift shops and the Convict Cafe which is absolutely free. The first convicts were made to build the same including others as time passes by. Stretching from 1855 to 1991, over 3, 50,000 have been incarcerated here. This is one of the prominent sightseeing spots of the city and a must visit for all who wants to explore the historical places of the city.

    Location: 1, The Terrace, Fremantle, Perth

    Timings: 9am to 5pm 


  • 03 Cottesloe Beach

    Cottesloe Beach
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    Pretty as a picture, the Cottesloe Beach is the perfect place to enjoy various water sports like surfing, snorkelling, and swimming in the crystal clear waters. It is a perfect relaxing space where one can enjoy long hours hearing the gushing waters and the scenic beauty beyond with family and friends over a refreshing drink.

    The place can be easily reached by taking a ride with the Transperth busses or take a train ride and then hop off to enjoy a 600 m walk to the lovely Cottesloe Beach. The white sandy beaches and the lovely beachside food is the best way to get entertained as well as spend quality time with the near and dear ones. A lazy afternoon with good is what is promised by the beachside. 


  • 04 Hillary's Boat Harbour

    Hillary's Boat Harbour
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    Hillary's Boat Harbour is one of the best recreational places to visit in Perth. The harbour was opened in 1988 and since then it has been providing matchless experience to both the tourists and locals alike. A perfect getaway for families, the Harbour has some of the best attractions to spend a day full of adventure.

    Highlights: The Hillary’s Boat Harbour is home to the famous AQWA – the largest aquarium in Australia – which takes you to the incredible journey of discovering the varied marine life of Western Australia’s coastal areas. Other major attractions are The Great Escape – a leisure park and Sorrento Quay Boardwalk – a retail hub for shopping enthusiasts. You can also visit the Rottenest Island from the Harbour.

    Location: The Hillary’s Boat Harbour is located on the north of Perth, in Hillary, a coastal suburb of the city. It is 25 minutes drive away from Perth CBD. 


  • 05 Aviation Heritage Museum

    Aviation Heritage Museum
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    The Aviation Heritage Museum of Perth offers you a one of its kind experience. The museum includes the display of civilian and military aviations, with thirty aircrafts and a number of other artefacts. The museum was opened to the public in 1983, but it has a rich history that goes back to the year 1929, when the RAAF association was found.



    Highlights: You can book a special Lancaster tour, which gives you the actual experience of what it is to sit inside the Lancaster Bomber, a unit that was acquired by the museum in 1962, and which served in World War II. There are other guided tours that are available on request.

    Location: The museum is located in Bull Creek.

    Timing: 10.00am to 4.00pm every day.

    Price: Entry fee is $10 for adults over 16 years and $5 for children. The price for Inside Lancaster Tour is $100 per person.

    Location: The museum is located in Bull Creek.

    Timing: 10.00am to 4.00pm every day. 


  • 06 Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

    Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
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    The Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is the best place to enjoy pristine islands, ship wrecks, coral reefs and not to forget exciting sports like snorkelling, diving and marine life watching. At the beautiful Penguin Island one can come close to the beautiful penguins and sea gulls and then feed them and play with them. Various other kinds of fish species can also be viewed from here. The bottlenose dolphins are a sight to watch and with abundant availability this is truly the best. One should also not miss the exotic sea lions of Australia available majorly at the seal Island. Saxon Ranger which is actually a 400 tonne fishing vessel which was used earlier is now based here. The marine park is well accessible from Rockingham which is based on the southern part of Perith. For the entire water sports lover it must be known that necessary permits should be taken for diving here.

    Location: 135 Arcadia Drive , Rockingham, Perth 


  • 07 Scarborough Beach

    Scarborough Beach
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    The long stretch of white sand and the impressive surf breaks makes it an ideal spot for the teen and surfers, swimmers and even the body boarders. Wind surfing and kite surfing are also popular games being played here especially when the afternoon sea breeze flows. The nightlife here is equally interesting with a lot of cafes and restaurants being based here. One can also pack a picnic and enjoy family time on the stretched grasslands located closeby.

    Beach cricket is also played here especially in organised events in this location. There are also facilities to be accommodated in any of the nearby hotels so that people can stay here and enjoy a lovely summer holiday. The Scarborough Beach is located in the north western side of Perth and takes about a decent 20 minutes drive from the city centre to reach here. Regular buses are also available to reach the spot. 


  • 08 The Pinnacles

    The Pinnacles
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    The Pinnacles are one of the wonders of Mother Nature. Thousands of these spires like limestone formations are scattered all over the desert area in Nambung National Park. Millions of year old, these intriguing structures are one of the most fascinating places of attraction in Western Australia. Some of them are more than three and a half meter high.

    Highlight: The view of the landscape is magnificent during the sunset. There are some secluded and pristine beaches in the park where you can enjoy swimming and snorkelling. A number of idyllic beaches can be found in the beautiful coastal town of Cervantes. Visit the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre, located in the park, from where you can learn more about the formation of these natural sculptures and the habitant wildlife.

    Location: The Pinnacles are found in Nambung National Park, which is located roughly two hundred kilometres from Perth. 


  • 09 Art Gallery of western Australia

    Art Gallery of western Australia
    Image Credit : Art Gallery of western Australia
    At a distance of easy walking distance from the Perth train station, where the Perth Cultural Centre is located which houses the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The gallery was founded in 1895 and it consists of heritage buildings. The gallery consist of some of the best creations of Australian artists, the prestigious State Art collection, and eminent collection of western Australian art and also some International design and art. Design, craft, painting, culture all are present in this collection having altogether about 17,000 collections. In a nutshell, one has a peek into the cultural heritage of the country and enjoy its artistic strength. The gallery remains closed on every Tuesday. One can also take a bus ride to the museum. The blue CAT buses give the nearest drop off and pick up from the museum. There are no entry fees for the museum but one can voluntarily donate.

    Location: Perth Cultural Centre, Perth

    Timings: 10am to 5 pm 


  • 10 Perth Zoo

    Perth Zoo
    Image Credit : Perth Zoo
    Located at the banks of Swan River about 5 minutes from Perth CBD, lay the Perth Zoo. The Zoo remains open every day of the year and as per records it has never been closed from the day it was opened in 1898. It is quite large an area so if the program is for half a day then one may lose out on essential part of the zoo, so an ideal tour would be for a full day. Almost all types of animals are available here with all coming from different parts of the globe. There are Asian animals, African, Australian, South American and not to forget a whole range of love fauna and a wide range of unique plants. The entry fee of the zoo is different for individuals and for groups. However for child below 4 years of age the entry is free. There are membership cards and citizen concession card which allows great discounts. Educational programs and events are organised here too which are especially good for the kids.

    Location: 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth