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  • The largest island-country in the world has, without a doubt, the largest list of activities that you can choose from.

    From sailing, snorkelling and beachcombing in the waters of the Gold Coast of Queensland to dining with a spectacular view of the Sydney skyline and from taking trips along the ocean, on the expansive roads of Melbourne to wine tasting in Adelaide, Australia is a universe by itself.

    A must-do is diving in the Great Barrier Reef, to see the exotic sea animals. Having said that, the beaches of Bondi in Sydney and Perth’s magical coast play host to surfing in these Pacific waters. Aussie land has an unimaginable species of wildlife. You can do whale- and dolphin-watching on a cruise in Auckland.

    Bushwalking, like trekking, is an Aussie staple. You can avail this in a large city and hike your way up to the end!

    If you want a change in landscape, you can take a camel ride in Uluru/Ayers Rock just to watch the sunrise or sunset. You can also choose to do an indigenous food tour to sample some excellent dishes and wine straight from the vineyards. 


    Here are some of the best things to do in Australia:

  • 01Skydiving

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    One of the most exhilarating adventure sport is Skydiving and there is opportunity to explore the sport at its best in Australia. With pictorial coastal and inland areas to give the best shot with some of the reputed tour operators, this is a must do activity in the country. Out of all the popular places for skydiving in Australia, few are truly best standing out in the lot.

     Among them, Mission Beach between Cairns and Townsville with sufficient coastal vies is one of best skydiving areas in the country. Here one can jump anywhere from 9000 to 14000 feet. The Wollongong Beach Skydive of Sydney is also quite popular offering splendid views of the city. Apart from this Lee Point Beach, Darwin, Byron Bay, Bells Beach Torquay, and Hervay Bay of Queensland are some of the most preferred spots to explore the sport. Tandem skydiving is also popular here where professionals accompany in the jump helping the beginners enjoy the game. 
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  • 02Kayaking

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    When it comes to water sports, nothing can beat the joy of Kayaking through the exotic waterways of Australia. Backwaters, tranquil inlets and meandering trails of calm water is the essence of the country. There are several places in each city to enjoy the sport, specially in Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. Almost all the places have many kayak shops and tour organizers which can help for arranging the kayak tour with all amenities and facilities.

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    For the beginners there are adequate trainers to impart a small training on the sport so that the thrill of the sport can be enjoyed. The rates of Kayaking can differ on the basis of location and the time of sport, however the same is quite reasonable. The country is filled with amazing spots where one can kayak and at the same time enjoy fascinating marine life, do fishing or have fun paddling and seeing dolphins in the waterways. Definitely, one of the best way to explore the scenic beauty of Australia. 
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  • 03Parasailing

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    Another adventurous sport which conquers the heart of thrill lovers is Parasailing, which is quite a popular sport in Australia. There are several spots where parasailing is done under reputed and licensed fliers in the country with all safety measures to provide maximum entertainment at zero risk. Parasailing is done in almost all major cities of the country but there are few places which have more exposure in this regard.

    The most sought after place for parasailing is Cairns especially with the Great Barrier Reef. Apart from this the Gold coast area is quite popular in this regard. The clear blue sky and the breathtaking views and the adrenaline rush make it worth the initiative. However it is better to do the same under expert guidance if the sport is tried for the first time. 
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  • 04Visit Sydney

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    One of the largest cities of Australia as well as the capital of New South Wales region is one of the exciting cities with Mediterranean climate, sunny beaches, impressive skyline and sparkling harbour. With throbbing and consistent buzz, the city is full of entertainment and places to visit without which a holiday to Australia is incomplete. A unique feat of architectural magnificence is Sydney Opera House hosting thousands of performances and attracting millions every year.

     

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    Just like the Opera House, The Botanical Garden of the city is equally beautiful with array of plants and verdant greenery. Apart from this Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains, Bondi Beach, Sydney Aquarium are few of the must visit places in the city. Sydney cannot be explored fully without gracious shopping experience and the city provides luxurious shopping destination at the Queen Victoria Building with modernised stores selling suits, jewellery, accessories and a lot. Sydney Tower offering 360 degree view of the city and National Maritime Museum is also worth visiting. 
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  • 05Visit Adelaide

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    Being the fifth largest city of Australia, the proud city of Adelaide was primarily founded by Britain immigrants at the foothills of Mount Lofty. Adelaide today has been progressed and the prosperity is majorly based on agriculture and mining industries. The greatest attraction of Adelaide is the awe striking private mansions, the grand public buildings, museums, galleries, gardens and lovely opera with flourishing music.

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    For the lovers of sea side attraction there is Glenalg, a seaside village away from the city hustle. One can enjoy relaxing ambience amidst harmony of nature. Even wildlife can be explored in Adelaide with the popular Adelaide Zoo and Cleland Wildlife Park and enjoying the sight of Aussie animals. Apart from this North Terrace, State Library, South Australia Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia all are famous sightseeing spots of the city. 
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  • 06Visit Brisbane

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    Being the third largest city of Australia and existing on the banks of the winding Brisbane River, this place is the jewel in the crown with unlimited attractions that make it a popular tourist destination. Boosting its rich heritage and modern elegance, the city caught the eye with its hosting of Commonwealth Games way back in 1982 and subsequently World Expo in 1988. Having mild subtropical climate, this is one of preferred places of the country both for the natives as well as the visitors.

     

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    It projects a new world with loads of opportunities in terms of commerce, industry, tourism and development. There are plenty of good places to see in Brisbane and some of them include Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Cultural Centre, Mount Coot-Tha, South Bank, Custom House, Queen Street Mall and Moreton Island. Apart from this huge activity entertainment is also available here making the city a sought after destination.
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  • 07Visit Perth

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    Being the capital city of Western Australia, Perth is designated as one of the best cities to live. Flushing with money from mining, this beautiful city is based on the south west coast is a thriving rich place with a modern outlook. The sterling beaches and the meandering Swan River form the source of many activities and the greatest attraction of this place. One can enjoy sailing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, boating, diving and many other things that guarantee entertainment unlimited.

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    Camping at the national parks and visiting Rottnest Island is also quite entertaining here. Some of the major attractions here include King’s Park, Botanical Garden, Perth Zoo, Hillarys Boat Harbour, Aviation Museum, St Mary’s Cathedral Cultural Centre and many others. Cycling through the bike tracks beside the Swan River is one of preferred pastime of people here. 
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  • 08Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours

    If you are in Sydney, wine tasting tours must be among the activities you definitely need to do. All these are small personal wine tours so you get a complete experience of the event. You can book tickets for it online through various sites.



    Location: The tour starts from the Potts point in NSW where you will depart from and go around various places to taste wine. There are other places too where you can choose to take a tour from.

    Highlights:
    There are full and half day tours that take you around the hunter valley into some of the most special wineries for wine tasting. Nothing could be more better for people who love to have different varieties of wine.
      
    Price: The price for these tours vary but most of the sites have a listing of 125 Australian dollars per person which is decent for a full day tour where you will visit a lot of places.
  • 09kangaroo Island

    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.


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  • 10Hobart

    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.
  • 11Surfers Paradise

    Located in the suburbs of Queensland, Australia, Surfers paradise is the promised land of urban sundry surrounded by tall buildings and a wide surf beach. The high rise buildings of Surfers paradise are well recognized as the skyline of Queensland. With the best mall in the Kernel, the Cavill Mall', Surfers paradise is a beautiful spot for tourists to relish.

    Highlights:
    Surfers paradise is the home of 20,000 Australians. The 'Cavill Mall' is the bosom of the city which authentically blends the Australian culture with the tourist through its exotic Australian cuisine and nightlife. Surfers Paradise is recognized as the soul of Queensland, particularly because of the comportment of the wide surd beach. Tourists from all over the world, visit the place to relish this colossal destination. The great Surfers paradise festival, is celebrated every year in the month of March or April to celebrate the exuberant beauty of Gold coast's authentic cuisine, fashion, artistic production and craft, culture and local music.

    Location: Surfers Paradise is situated in the suburbs area of Gold coast in the Queensland, Australia.

    Price: Entry to Surfers paradise is free of monetary value. Only the festival time charges $15 to $25 as an entry fee.

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  • 12Blue Mountains National Park

    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. 
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  • 13Fishing

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    The relaxing sport of fishing can be excellently enjoyed in Australia. Being home to some of the unique marine life, like Snapper, Flathead, Lungfish, Golden Perch, Murray Cod, Yellowfin Tuna and many others the place provides unmatched enthusiasm and thrill for the sport. In Port Philip Bay of Melbourne one can find Snapper, Whiting, Small Shark etc. Port Stephens in Queensland is stated as a place for big game fishing.

    Cressy in Tasmania is also a popular destination to enjoy fishing. The Shoalhaven River towards the south of Sydney is known for the avid availability of Luderick, Flathead, whiting and Flounder. For the best flatheads one can go to East Gippsland in Victoria. In a nutshell there are various places to enjoy the sport and in most of the places there are no restrictions except there are bag limits for each species. 
  • 14Camping

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    Camping can be again quite an interesting activity in Australia. Almost every city of the country has supreme campsites which can be explored with all facilities and excitement. However there are few popular spots which exceed the entertainment package in compared to others. Among them the Whitsundays in Queensland is possible the best of the lot. With white sandy beaches at the backdrop of azure warm water with secluded campgrounds and a whole lot of thrilling activities this is quite a preferred campsite.

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    Apart from this Leliyn Camping area in Nitmiluk National Park, Freycinet camping area in Freycinet National Park, Tulki Beach Camping area in Cape Range National Park, Rocky River camping area in Flinders chase National Park, Bald Rock Creek camping area in Girraween National Park are some of the prominent places in this regard. In many of campsites, permit s required and one needs to maintain some rules which should be known beforehand. 
  • 15Cycling

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    One of the best ways to enjoy sightseeing in a city and to know more about the place is through Cycling, as it helps to point out even those which remain otherwise missed while travelling through car or bus. In Australia there are various cities which can be explored through cycling but it is Melbourne city which can be termed as cyclist capital with safe biking trails, good networks covering all prominent spots of the city.

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     Apart from this Adelaide, Perth and Sydney also is known for great biking pathways that help to explore the city in a better way. And what’s more in Adelaide, there is a free bike hire scheme which makes t all the more interesting. All the other cities provide easy biking hiring facility with plenty of bike stores in all prominent locations. 
  • 16Hot Air Ballooning

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    One of the most extra ordinary ways of exploring a location, floating high above enjoying the pleasant air, the soft rhythm and spectacular views is hot air Ballooning. This sport is quite popular in Australia with spectacular venues where one can enjoy the sport. It is true that a balloon ride is always special no matter from where it is done but there are few top spots where the scenario and the journey is simple breathtaking.

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    Among them the most sought after hot air ballooning location is Gold coast Hinterland in Queensland with panoramic views of lush mountainous region. Apart from this Alice Springs in the Northern Territory is also famous for the remote beauty of Australian outback. Along with this one can explore Byron Bay in New South Wales, Port Douglas in Far North Queensland and Yarra Valley in Victoria to enjoy fascinating views of the country. Undulating hills, vines and meandering rivers makes it an ideal sport to explore. 
  • 17Visit Taronga Zoo

    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.
  • 18Visit Royal National Park

    Royal National Park is the second oldest and protected National Park in the vicinity of South Sydney. In December 2006, the park was added under Australian National Heritage List. It is also known as Nasho or Royals and was established in the year 1879.

     



    Location: Royal National Park is located at Sutherland Shire, New South Wales in eastern Australia. Public transports like ferry, tram or trains are easily available to reach the national park.
      
    Highlights: This place has incredible landscapes and beaches and is the best place to explore the beauty of nature. It's also a perfect place for walking, cycling, surfing, picnicking, whale watching or bird watching.

    Best time to visit: Usually, tourists like to visit the national park in different seasons to enjoy different attractions. In the summer, people can enjoy surfing and relaxing on the Garie beach. In the winter, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the coast and spot whales too.
  • 19Visit 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.

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    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.
  • 20Himeji Garden

    Himeji Garden provides you a safe haven away from the busy city life. It is one of the most peaceful places in Adelaide. It is a great place to enjoy some quiet moments with your loved ones. You can enjoy picnic or explore the mesmerizing garden. It was gifted to Adelaide by the sister city Himeji. There are two traditional areas - The sensui area has mountain and lake while the kare sensui area has rock garden.



    Highlights: You can take a walk under the canopy of trees to reach the old fashioned teahouse. You can also visit the traditional Japanese Zen Garden. The Adelaide central market is just a few minutes ride away.

    Timing: 8 AM to 5:30 PM from Sunday to Saturday. It closes at 4:30 PM on weekends and public holidays during April to September.

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  • 21Carrick Hill (Mitcham)

    Carrick Hill is a grand heritage manor style structure which used to be the home of Sir Edward and Lady Ursula Hayward. The building houses a number of best in class fine art collections and furniture and fittings. It is surrounded by picturesque gardens where weddings can be organized. One can take a leisure stroll or a guided tour in and around the home.



    Highlights: Visit the little gift shop located inside the house to buy a souvenir for your journey. Stop by at Carrick Hill Cafe which is 15 minutes away from the house. The cafe offers delicious cakes and coffee as well as picnic boxes. You can also enjoy mouth watering cuisine cooked with fresh ingredients.

    Location: The property is located at the base of Adelaide hills.

    Timing: 10 AM to 4:30 PM from Wednesday to Sunday and Public Holidays.

    Price: $12.00 Adults, $8.00 Concession and $28.00 Family. 
  • 22St Peter's Cathedral

    St Peter’s Cathedral is a major landmark of Adelaide. Located at the edge of Pennington Terrace and King William Road, this Cathedral has beautiful architecture and a mix of modern and traditional stain glass windows. Inside the building you can feel the holiness of worship, choirs, incense and candles.



    Highlights: There are experienced tour guides to help you understand the history and importance of the cathedral. They will also explain about the religious significance of different artworks inside the cathedral. Next to the main entrance of the cathedral, you can find a small gift shop from where you can purchase the souvenir of your visit.

    Location: The St Peter’s Cathedral is just 5 minutes drive away from Rundle Mall.
    Timing: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM from Monday to Saturday and 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday.

    Price: The price per head for the commercial tours is $5.00. 
  • 23Visit Scitech Discovery Centre

    Scitech Discovery Centre located at Sutherland Street, close to King’s Park at the city centre displays some of the best theories on science and technology through exhibitions, events and activities. Taking participation from all the visitors this is absolutely entertaining as well as educational that all can enjoy. There are separate sections on space and galaxy and the world of physics s been explored firsthand here.

     One can actually enjoy the versatility of science which is known to have many standpoints that can provide entertainment to people of all ages. It is actually a great value entertainment and a place to get huge knowledge. There are restaurant and in house cafes where one can enjoy snacks and other refreshment. The place is a fascinating location and a must visit for all. 
  • 24Helicopter Ride

    Many of us have wished to ride on a helicopter since childhood. You can make your wish come true while in Sydney. You will have a beautiful skyline to gaze at and the Australian sky looks extremely beautiful especially during the evening time.



    Location: There are many locations in Sydney where you can take a helicopter ride.

    Highlights: You are above the whole city of Sydney and can have a bird's eye view of the city by getting into a helicopter ride.

    Price: The price for per person is around 100 Australian dollars but be assured that the experience is totally worth the money you pay.

    Best time to visit: Usually helicopter rides can be taken anytime you wish to but people who prefer a good view can opt for going in the evening. If you are someone who loves the night sky, then you can have a ride at night.
  • 25Paragliding

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    Paragliding is another enthusiastic sport which is often experimented by adventure seekers in Australia. A sub tropical climate is best for paragliding and in several places of the country one can have the requisite temperature. There are prominent tour operators who have professionals to give an end to end training on the sport and help it enjoy better.

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    In Queensland many local operators ensure a 2 day crash course and training s taken by the fliers before they independently do the same. The 2 day course is virtually a license to the sport. However one can also do tandem flying where a professional will accompany the flier. In Queensland there are several sites like Canungra, Toowoomba etc near the gold coast which provides great views and good sporting experience. In Sydney also the sport is quite appreciated taking place at Stanwell Park for a stretch of 30 minutes. 
  • 26Mountain Biking

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    Mountain Biking is quite popular in Australia. Be it the rugged coastlines or undulating forest tracks, the sport has always been much appreciated in the country. There are several prominent biking trails in each city of the country which helps to know the location better and enjoy its scenic extravaganza. However in midst all these there are few biking trails which is considered to be the best in the whole country in terms of smooth well paved trails and view of scenic surrounding.

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    Some of the best trails include Sydney bike ride to south head, through Mt Coot Tha Forest in Brisbane, Robin Falls to Adelaide River town, Cox Peninsula loop, Manton Dam Darwin Dam Loop and many others. In fact the country is filled with such exotic trails where one just needs to explore. While few trails are easy and can be covered by beginners but there are moderate and difficult trails too which needs a little training and ft body. The details of the trails can be achieved from local bike stores. 
  • 27Whitsundays Island

    Sandwiched between the NE coast of Queensland state and The Great Barrier Reef, in Australia, Whitsunday Island is an assemblage of beautiful yet adventurer islands, clubbed in together, forming an exotic tourist attraction place. Though Whitsunday Island is itself popular enough to draw tourists, businessmen are simply attracted to its more commercial kind of term known as 'Hamilton Islands'.

    Highlights:
    The Whitsunday Islands are a collection 74 continental islands situated at the north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. One cause for the massive tourism attraction of the Whitsunday Islands is its exotic yatching destination. Brisbane weekends are largely spent on the southern waters of Whitsunday Island, yatching out along the seashore. With a mixture of tasty Australian seafood and the traditions of Ngara people, the natives of Whitsunday Island, this spot is the best holiday destination.

    Location: The Whitsunday Islands are typically located on the northeastern shores of Brisbane, Queensland.

    Price: Entry to the Whitsunday Islands is free of monetary value.


  • 28Port Douglaa

    At the furthest north of Queensland, Australia, a small place called Port Douglas exists which is an extraordinary tourist destination. Travelers from all around the world who visit Australia, never misses this beautiful and refined place, Port Douglas. One cause of its popularity and fame is because of its close proximity to the World heritage sites- The Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rainforest.

    Highlights:
     Port Douglas is popularly named after John Douglas, the former premier of Queensland. The township is the home of four best World heritage sites: Macrossan Street, St. Mary's Wharf Street, 6 Dixie street Port Douglas Wharf and Port Douglas Court house Museum. Kitesurfing is the most popular play in the town which draws crowds of tourists hovering at the streets of Port Douglas. Port Douglas is named as one the best top 100 towns in Australia.

    Location: Port Douglas is located north of Queensland, Australia and is in close approximation to Cairins, Australia.

    Price: Entry to the Port Douglas town is free of monetary value.



  • 29Sunshine Coast, Queensland

    Being the third-most populated state of Queensland, Australia, the Sunshine Coast is a semi-urban area situated at the heart of the city. The town has a touch of urban lifestyle with European culture since Europeans were the first to settle in this region. As the name suggests, Sunshine Coast is a beautiful coastal region surrounded by valleys and water bodies while making it an ideal place to hop in during vacations.

    Highlights: Sunshine Coast region is guarded by an unbreakable chain of sea beaches which attracts more than 3.2 million visitors every year. The plethora of sunshine falling upon the sun-kissed beaches explains the scenic beauty of this place. This Coast is the home for 5 famous National Parks of Australia, including Mapleton National Park, Kondalilla National Park, The Glass House National Park and so on.

    Location: The Sunshine Coast is located at the north of Brisbane, in the Southern east corner of Queensland Australia.
  • 30Scuba Diving

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    Housing the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, the biggest reef across the globe, Australia is one of the best places to enjoy scuba diving. With astounding bio diversity one can spot here several types of sea animals like Giant Groupers, Whales, Shark, Dolphins and many others. The best scuba diving sites of the country are Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville, Whitsunday Islands and Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth.

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    Though diving is allowed throughout the year, especially in Queensland, in some parts of Southern Australia there remains some restrictions on diving in case of bad weather which happens mostly from May to October. It is important to enjoy the sport with expert tour operators who can guide on air temperature, water temperature, water current, tide speed and direction, depth and very importantly visibility. For the beginners it is a fun sport as the same can be learnt and enjoyed within hours of training.
  • 31Townsville

    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.
  • 32Hiking

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    In terms of natural excellence, Australia has a lot to offer with mountain ridges, open landscapes, ocean, lakes, and a lot more. Undoubtedly all this features makes the country one of the best places to enjoy hiking. There are two types of hiking opportunities in Australia, a multiday hiking and secondly, same day hiking. Among the best trails in multiday hiking includes Overland Track Tasmania, Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory, Great Ocean Walk, Victoria, Six Foot Track, NSW and Cape to Cape Walk, Western Australia.

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    For a single day hiking, one can choose from Kosciuszko Walk, NSW, Kings Canyon Rim Walk, Northern Territory, Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain National Park, Binna Burra to Green Mountains, Queensland, and Manly to Spit bridge. Apart from these there are other hiking trails which can also be explored in each city after taking necessary permits, where necessary. 
  • 33Hamilton Island

    Hamilton Island is a part of Australia's famous Island collection called Whitsunday Island. Located close to The Great Barrier Reef, which is one of the prestigious world's Heritage places, Hamilton Island is an ideal place to spend a holiday away from the urban-clad lifestyle of the modern century.

    Highlights:
    A holiday plan to Hamilton Island is an ideal choice if you want to enjoy the raw essence of Australia's white sand and untouched coral lifestyle. The Island has emerged a marine lifestyle which is quite different from the rest of Australia's Island collection. Hamilton Island is a paradise for golf lovers since it houses 18 famous golf championships. Hamilton Island houses the world's famous sea beach, 'Whitehaven Beach'.

    Location: Hamilton Island is located at the heart of The Great Barrier Reef and very near to the Queensland state of Australia.

    Price: Entry fee to the Island is free of any monetary value. 
  • 34White Water Rafting

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    River trips are the best ways to reach all those places which are otherwise untouchable through vehicle or foot. In fact one can explore the natural wilderness best by going through rivers in some of the best rides with white water rafting. Australia with amazing rafting locations gives immense excitement for all the adventure seekers. Among all places Cairns, Queensland and Victoria is quite popular in facilitating rafting locations with a number of tour operators being present here.

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    In fact the Tully River of Cairns is considered as the best to enjoy the thrill as well as the Heritage Rainforest. Apart from this Barron Rafting and Xtreme Rafting are also popular to enjoy half day or full day raft adventure. Apart from this Jameison River in Victoria is also quite popular in this regard. The rented gear and all other facilities for the sport is available with the tour operators only. 
  • 35Shark Bay


    Shark Bay is known for one of the most important treasures on earth. Shark Bay is on the edge of the Australian continent, and meets the western coast sea. With over 2 million hectares of surrounding, the Bay is one of the best visiting spots in Australia. A well-known for its marine activities, provides an adventurous outing for your family.

    Highlights: Formed by peninsulas on both its sides Shark Bay is known as two bays, also called as Gutharraguda, the geographic shape of Shark Bay is breath taking and is a place for contrasting colors, plants, animals and wildlife to cheer for.

    Location: It is located at the westerly point of Australia along the coast of Western Australia. Many people visit this place by road. North West Coastal Highway is linked to the sealed road with the Bay.

    Price: There is a fee associated with every visit that you have in Shark Bay, and varies according to the season.


  • 36Visit Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

    Queen Victoria Building is also popularly known as QVB among locals and tourists. It was built in the late 19th century replacing the old Sydney original site. This beautiful architecture is 30 meters wide and 190 meters long. QVB occupies the entire George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. In 1987, the new market building was honored to Queen Victoria for her glorious reign which marked her diamond jubilee.

     



    Location: Queen Victoria Building is located at 455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. Public transport is easily accessible to reach this destination.

    Highlights: Queen Victoria statue is placed in front of the Druitt Street entrance. The building has four main shopping floors and many memorials along with historic displays. The building consisted of concert halls, coffee shops, offices, showrooms, city library and a variety of trade people are accommodated

    Best time to visit: The shopping center is open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • 37Visit Westfield Sydney

    Tourists love shopping and Westfield is the best shopping center present in Sydney. The place was opened in the year 2010 and the rush never seems to slow down. The whole place is operated by Scentre group. The place went through a huge redevelopment process and after that there has been many new stores opened up.



    Location: Westfield is located right below the Sydney Tower in the Sydney central business district. It is also very near to the Westfield Sydney Central Plaza so getting around other famous places is hassle free as well.

    Highlights: There are more than 361 stores and services in the shopping center so you can purchase from a wide range of collections here. You will also find some of the high end luxury stores like Guess, Esprit and Cue in the place. The Pit Street Mall is also here, which is supposedly one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world.
  • 38Visit Art Gallery of South Australia

    For all the lovers of art, The Art Gallery of South Australia is an ideal location to visit. Housing some of the best art collections of the country in one of the most elite buildings, the art gallery is located in North Terrace of Adelaide. Being a landmark of the city and based close to University of Adelaide, and Australian Museum this place is visited by more than 7,00,000 visitors almost every year.



    The collection of the gallery includes about 38,000 art works from various places including Asia , North America, Europe and Australia. The gallery showcases art works of different genres inclusing painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, metalworks, jewellery and many others. From Renaissance till the modern day the art gallery is a complete storage of multiple creative works. The entry is free for all and it is open on all days from 10am to 5pm.

    Location: North Terrace, Adelaide 
  • 39Visit National Zoo and Aquarium

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    I enjoyed winding through the installation and seeing a decent vary of animals from Australia and around the world. You’ll be able to get quite near the small cities- just like the penguins and therefore the meerkats- and want you're a part of their world for a minute. I got amazingly near a hyena too - he lay down right next to the glass that backs onto the vivarium.

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    The National installation and vivarium aren't low cost to go to if you're coming up with an occurrence visit; therefore, the animals have superb habitats. Nice use of plants and streams through the installation, with sensible aggregation for the path and benches here and there for taking a possibility. You'll be able to book into accommodation right at the installation or book into a special event like ' meet the cheetahs'. Once you pay, you'll be able to keep all day if you would like.

    Location: 999 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra 2611, Australia.
  • 40Cockington 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.

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    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.