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Updated: Nov 2, 2019


25 Places you should visit in Australia.

Australia is a land of dreams, The world's smallest continent and largest island.Here are the most famous places in Australia , make sure to save it to your list when you travel to the land of dreams.. ....


New South Wales

Sydney Opera House

Opera House in Sydney is one of Australia’s most famous landmarks.

It was designed and built by architect, Jørn Utzon, to reflect the image of a huge sailing ship, and was opened in 1973.

It houses multiple venues that together host more than 1,500 performances each year.

Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Sydney Harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Take a tour of the building which encompasses theaters, studios, a concert hall, exhibition rooms, and a cinema.

It considered one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9 am - 8.30 pm, Sunday 9 am – 5 pm.

Sydney Harbor Bridge

The Harbor Bridge is also one of the most famous tourist attractions in Australia.

Rising 134 m above the harbor, the bridge is affectionately called “the Coat hanger”.

That Bridge carries rail, vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian.

It connect Sydney central business district with the North Shore.

It was completed in 1932, 40 years before the Sydney Opera House, It was designed and built by British firm Dorman Long and Co Ltd.

This engineering marvel is also the largest steel arch bridge in the world.

Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney is a major botanical garden located in the heart of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Opened in 1816, the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical institutions in the world.

It is one of the most visited attractions in Sydney.

There are also Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria opened in 1846,opens daily from 7.30 am to sunset.

Blue Mountain National Park

The Blue Mountains National Park listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in New South Wales, approximately 80 km west of Sydney.

The park is probably best known for the Three Sisters rock,it is a rock formation that about 900 meter above the "Jamison Valley".

The Blue Mountains National Park features miles of trails for hikers and mountain bikers, and it is also a popular natural playground for adventurers who enjoy sports such as rock climbing.

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia.

It is a popular beach and it took the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Bondi Beach is home to one of the oldest surf life saving clubs in the world.

Queensland

Sea World Marine Park

Sea World is the largest marine park in Australia, located on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

It’s a great amusement park for adults and kids.

It includes rides, animal exhibits and other attractions, You could also spot polar bears, penguins, and small sharks.

The park is commercially linked to Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast as part of the theme park division of Village Roadshow.

Opening Hours: Open daily, from 9:30 am-5:30 pm, rides from 10 am – 5 pm.

Fraser Islands

This beautiful island, which is located in Queensland is considered to be the largest sand island in the world and a major part of Australia sightseeing.

It offers one of Australia’s most unique four-wheel-drive adventures.

It was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1992.

It is famous by it's crystal-clear freshwater creeks and lakes, some fed by springs, others perched amid towering sand dunes; and ancient rainforests with an amazing diversity of plants and animals, and more than 300 species of birds.

Daintree National Park

Located in Queensland, the Daintree Rainforest is one of Australia's natural wonders.

The park include two main sections: "Mossman Gorge", where crystal clear waters flow over granite boulders, and "Cape Tribulation", one of the most beautiful places to visit in Australia, where rainforest meets reef along the white sandy beaches of the Coral Sea.

The park has a stunning biodiversity includes more than 18,000 plant species and a wide range of animal species.

Daintree Rainforest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is as old as the Amazon Rainforest.

Whitsunday Islands

This stunning collection of 74 islands lies between the northeast coast of Queensland and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

One of the most beautiful thing in Whitsunday Islands is "White heaven Beach, which boasts blinding white sands.

It an amazing choice for those who enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving.

Great Barrier Reef

Located in the Coral sea, in Queensland, this world heritage-listed site is visible from outer space and is one of the largest living structures on the planet.

In 1975, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park was established to protect its fragile ecosystems, which include more than 3,000 coral reefs, 600 continental islands, including the beautiful Whitsunday group, 300 coral cays, and inshore mangrove islands.

It is also one of the top destinations for underwater explorers and scuba divers.

Victoria

Heide Museum Of Modern Art

It is an art museum that combines a modern art gallery, historical art museum and heritage park.

The museum site occupies a former dairy farm,The best reason to visit this unique museum is its beautiful location in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Opening Hours: Tue to Fri 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat to Sun 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Carltons Gardens

Built in the 18th century, they are also one of the oldest sites existing as Australia tourist attractions.

The gardens are home to the majestic World heritage-listed the Royal Exhibition Building.

You can enjoy Melbourne Museum and Imax Cinema, tennis courts and an award-winning children's playground, the Victorian-era Fountain and circular French Fountain.

Royal Exhibition Building

The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage Site-listed building in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, completed in 1880.

It is located in the Carlton Gardens,It was built to host the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880–1881 and later hosted the opening of the first Parliament of Australia in 1901. The Royal Exhibition Building is a common place for local events and conferences.

Opening Hours: From 2 pm, subject to availability.

Melbourne Zoo

This zoo is special because the animals live in their natural settings, their habitats designed for animal comfort rather than visitor views.

While the Melbourne Zoo boasts plenty of local animals, you’ll find some less common species as well.

There is also the Wild Sea Exhibit, where you can see penguins and seals up close also the baboon.

Opening hours: Open 9 am - 5 pm every day of the year, Animal areas close from 4:30.

National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the "NGV", is an art museum in Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 1861, it is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum, it boasts an incredible collection of important works of art.

The NGV is made up of two parts, The first, located in "St. Kilda", is called the "NGV International", it contains art from Europe, Asia and the Americas.

At The "Ian Potter Centre" where the second part is "NGV Australia", it contains indigenous people work, early colonial settlers and contemporary Australian artists.

Opening hours 10 am–5 pm, daily.

Eureka Tower

Eureka Tower, the tallest observation deck in Melbourne.

The building has two elevators in under 40 seconds, you’ll be on the way from the ground level to the 88th floor to the observation deck.

The Edge is a glass square where even the floor is clear, providing unparalleled views from every single angle.

Opening hours: Open 10 am – 10 pm Daily.

Great Ocean Road

Located in Victoria, is considered to be one of the most beautiful drives in Australia.

This 243 km (151 mile) drive starts in Torquay, and ends in Allansford.

The top attraction along the road is Port Campbell National Park, the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge, the Arch, and Loch Ard Gorge.

Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, the road is the world's largest war memorial.

Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.

There are eight Apostles left, the ninth having collapsed dramatically in July 2005.

The name remains significant and spectacular, especially in the Australian tourism industry.

Skiing at Snowy Mountains

Skiing in Australia takes place in the high country of the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania as well as in the Australian Capital Territory, during the southern hemisphere winter.

The best place to ski in Australia are:

Perisher, New South Wales. (When to go: Early June - early October).

Thredbo, New South Wales (When to go: Early June - early October).

Falls Creek, Victoria (When to go: Early June - early October).

Mount Hotham, Victoria (When to go: Early June – end September). Mt Buller, Victoria (When to go: Early June to early October).

For Snow Lovers who don't want to ski:

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania (When to go: June - August).

Northern Territory

Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park

One of the most famous sites and top tourist attractions in Australia, it was also known as "Ayers Rock".

Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Located within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park of the Northern Territory, this large sandstone formation stands more than 340 meters high.

One of the rock’s features is that it changes colors dramatically at sunset to blue, violet and red.

The local Aboriginal tribe, known as Anangu, call the rock Uluru and regard it as a sacred site.

Uluru, means "shadowy place" in the local aboriginal dialect.

Kakadu National Park

Is one of the World Heritage Site, Located also in the Northern Territory.

Covering more than 19,840 square kilometers, Kakadu is the largest national park in Australia and the second largest in the world.

This park is also home to many different species of wildlife, including wallabies, dingoes ,crocodiles, mammals, reptiles, and fish, more than 300 different species of birds.

Within its borders lie monsoon rainforests, mangrove swamps, rivers, gorges, ancient rock paintings, wetlands, and waterfalls.

South Australia

Kangaroo Islands

Kangaroo Island lies in the state of South Australia.

It is home to native wildlife like Kangaroos, Koalas, Seals and Pelicans and diverse bird species.

Diving is also excellent in the island.

Other distinctive features of the island are the wind-sculpted rock formations, known as the "Remarkable Rocks" and "Admirals Arch" in Flinders Chase National Park.

Western Australia

Cable Beach

Cable Beach is located in Broome in Western Australia.

It is considered by some to be the state’s most popular destination.

This stunning beach, known for its white sands, beautiful sunsets and the brilliant blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Cable Beach is also famous for its camel rides on the beach.

Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park

The Purnululu National Park is a World Heritage Site.

Located in Western Australia, Purnululu National Park is home to one of Australia’s most unique tourist attractions known as the Bungle Bungle Range.

The park is also home to Cathedral Gorge.

Tasmania

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

It is an art museum located in Tasmania, Australia.

MONA houses ancient, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh* collection.

It’s known for some of the unique, rare and exclusively owned collections of the Aboriginal tribes.

MONA was officially opened on 21 January 2011.

Opening Hours: Wednesday–Monday, 10am–5pm.

*David Walsh is the owner of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).

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