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Top 10 Places to visit in Australia

Updated: Aug 12, 2019

Australia is a popular destination for tourists. It has so much to offer, from beautiful architecture, to stunning beaches and delicious cuisine. There is so much to do and something for everyone. Temperatures here can be warm all round which makes it popular for those with Winter blues. If you're looking for a great photo opportunity, there is everything from stunning architecture to beautiful beaches. There are also some unique animals to see as a once in a lifetime experience.

Most of the restaurants and shops accept credit cards as a form of payment, and there are ATMs located everywhere if you need to withdraw money. You will need an adapter for your plugs if you aren't local to the country. Australia is one of the safest countries in the world but has got its downsides, in terms of there can be poisonous snakes and spiders, along with jellyfish and sharks in the waters.

Here are my top 10 places to visit in Australia.


Sydney is the most popular tourist destination in Australia and for good reason. It has everything from stunning architecture, to gorgeous beaches and a wide range of culture. Sydney is not a place to be missed if you are planning a visit to Australia. The Sydney Harbour and the Bridge are one of the most iconic spots in the whole world, and one of the best places to get a stunning photo opportunity. Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the world and attracts tourists from all over the world. It can get a bit crowded, so if you would like somewhere quieter like the northern beaches of Avalon or Cronulla.


Melbourne is the second city to Sydney and has a very cool atmosphere about it. Many people go here to experience the culture of the city, as it is popular for its street art. Melbourne has a lot to offer, for example, plenty of museums, art galleries and restaurants. Melbourne is very popular for its high quality of life, the unique neighbourhood and delicious cuisine has got people from all walks of life hooked. If you are into sports, Melbourne has some world class venues in the city. It hosts Rugby League, Cricket and Tennis. Melbourne is a favourite for professional tennis players such as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. There is also football in the city and attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. There is also the world famous Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix and MotoGP if you are interested in car racing. The city has iconic trams that make it easy to get around.

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has something for everyone. It's famous for its gorgeous beaches and world class surfing. The Gold Coast is a must see on any traveler's bucket lists because of how beautiful it is. Located on the east side of Australia, this iconic region spans across 35 miles of stunning coastline and is full of natural beauty. Their is also an amusement park to get your heart racing called Dreamworld. This is Australia's largest amusement theme park and has some amazing rides.

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

The great barrier reef is a must see on most tourist’s bucket list. It is the largest coral reef system on the earth stretching over 1400 miles. Visiting this amazing structure is a very unique, calming experience. It makes you realise what nature can offer. You can also enjoy kayaking, boating and even scuba diving if you are feeling adventurous.

Margaret River, Western Australia

Margaret river is very popular for its wine region. It combines world class food, wine and beautiful beaches. The Margaret river has grown some of the best wine in under 50 years. There are over 150 wine producers in this area so you are spoilt for choice. Margaret river is also home to some of Australia’s best beaches. There are some world class surfing waves if you want to try surfing and long stretches of beaches. Apart from surfing, if you just want to chill out by calmer waters, yo can find them in Meelup, Eagle bay and Bunker Bay.

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Byron Bay is a popular attraction for tourists, especially surfers and swimmers. It is a beautiful laid back town in the far North Eastern corner of New South Wales. If you are an outdoorsy person, this town is perfect for you if you are a keen surfer, or want to try surfing, the waves of Watergos beach tend to break slow and long which is perfect for longboarders or beginners. If you are a keen hiker, you can hike your way to Cape Byron Lighthouse, where you can enjoy the best views of Byron Bay. The lighthouse itself is stunning too.


Perth is a wonderful, youthful place with gorgeous weather. This city has warm sunny days all year round. It also has a beautiful beach and lots of outdoors activities if that’s your thing. Perth also has loads of museums if you want to take in some culture too. There is a wide variety of bars, pubs and restaurants in Perth, and it also offers some great shopping options in the city. There are a lot of experiences to be had in Perth, especially natural experiences. There are beautiful National Parks and stunning beaches.


Cairns is a very unique place. It has amazing turquoise waters and an amazing rain forest. It also has a fascinating skyrail which takes you through the middle of it. This skyrail glides you oer the treetop around 7.5 km over the top. If you want to get an insight into some Australian culture, you can visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park when you can learn how to play the didgeridoo, throw a boomerang and craft traditional jewelry, This is a completely unique experience not to be missed.


Adelaide is located in South Australia, and is a laid back city with a peaceful vibe. Even though the streets are quite quiet, there are plenty of music bars and fun places to go out to. Adelaide also has some great museums and wonderful restaurants to taste local cuisine. The only time Adelaide isn’t so quiet is when they host festivals and events in March. Adelaide is also known for the Central Market, which is 143 years old and offer 80 stalls, cafes and restaurants. Some people call it the food city of Australia. it has been awarded for its high fine dining and is definitely worth a visit.


Brisbane is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia and is located on the East Coast. This is because of its lively atmosphere. It is the third largest city in Australia with around 2 million people. Brisbane is a fun and friendly city with plenty to do. It also has some great hiking and climbing places if you are the outdoorsy type. There is so much to do in this city, it’s not to be missed. Brisbane is perfect for Summer as it has warm and humid conditions and during the Winter, it is also moderately dry and warm. The most iconic place in Brisbane is the Story Bridge where you can get an amazing view of the city.