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Australia's Must-See Destinations

Updated: Jul 24, 2022

So you want to travel to Australia, but you're not sure where you should explore first? Let's go through 10 must-see destinations you do not want to miss out on your visit.

1. Sydney Opera House

Among all the tourist attractions in Sydney, the stunning Sydney Opera House is one you should definitely pay a visit to. Located on Bennelong Point, a tongue of land protruding into Sydney Harbour, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has become almost synonymous with Sydney itself.

Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour

2. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Another amazing location to visit when you are exploring Australia is The Great Barrier Reef. It stands as one of the longest-term tourism destinations and is best-known for its coral reef, which is home to a spectacular and diverse array of species.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Great Barrier Reef

3. Sydney Harbour Bridge

One of the most iconic sights to see when you visit Australia is the incredible Sydney Harbour Bridge! This historic landmark is definitely not one to skip on!

Sydney Harbour Bridge

4. Blue Mountains National Park

Looking to get to do some more hiking done? Traverse in the Blue Mountains from Blackheath to Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains National Park. You can check out different tour options here.

Blue Mountains National Park

5. Melbourne

You simply cannot visit Australia without visiting Melbourne, a wonderful blend of bustling laneways, highly-rated restaurants and tons of attractions to see. It has been ranked the world's most livable city for six years and a row and regarded as the "cultural and sporting capital" of Australia, so it's most definitely worth exploring!


6. Kakadu National Park

In Australia's biggest national park you will find the oldest living culture on earth. The Kakadu national park contains breathtaking views alongside ancient culture and the regions' dramatic seasons. It's a must visit!

Kakadu National Park

7. Kangaroo Island

If you're looking to see some wildlife you definitely have to visit Kangaroo Island. It's truly a natural wonder filled with unique wildlife, amazing food and wine. You can also get to Kangaroo Island via a ferry!

Kangaroo Island, Kangaroo, Travel to Australia

8. Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

This national park is the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. If you fancy a nice hike, immerse yourself in the lavish wilderness of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Royal National Park

9. Royal National Park

Another unique location to visit is Australia's Royal National Park, where you can go bushwalking and whale watching in the same breathtaking location, just South of Sydney. This park captures some incredible views, and there are plenty of activities you can explore, such as bird watching, surfing, camping and fishing, so it's definitely worth checking out.

Royal National Park, Waterfalls in Australia

10. Sydney Observatory

Speaking of breathtaking views, you would not want to miss out on the magnificent view of the Harbour Bridge and sea from the Sydney Observatory and Space Exhibition. Both day and night tours are available for the observatory, so choose what you fancy!

Sydney Observatory

These were our top 10 must-visit destinations in Australia. Of course, there are plenty more incredible locations to visit, but there is definitely something on the list for everyone, so get exploring!

What are your top 10 locations to visit in Australia? Let us know!

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