The largest isle and smallest continent situated between Indian and Pacific Ocean, Australia figures prominently high on most travel itineraries. With plenty of room to move about in Australia, you will get a chance to explore, discover and experience for yourself the stunning sights and attractions. What’s more, you may even decide a walkabout quest is for you.
Whether you want to explore the lifestyle of the Aboriginals, laze on a sun-kissed beach or party the night away at a city hotspot, Australia has plenty to offer every visitor. From National Parks to fabulous islands, crystal clear azure waters, sandy beaches, the Great Barrier reef and more await your arrival in Australia. Of course, as you cannot see it all in a single trip, we picked some famous places in Australia you must visit for sure.
The Great Barrier Reef: One of seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef lives up to its hype and hoopla. Stretching across Queensland coast for nearly 3000 km, this reef is a diver’s paradise. Whether you are an experienced diver, a not-so-regular snorkeler, or trying to dive underwater for the first time, the reef offers plenty of options. What’s more, if you’re an avid diver, then the liveaboard dive boat is the best thing to do. You can also plan a helicopter ride to see the reef or try diving with a helmet.
Frazer Island: Don’t forget to visit one of the longest beaches in the world, Frazer Island. One of the coolest Australia tourist attractions, this isle is home to the 120 km beach that you can laze around or rent a 4×4 truck in Noosa to begin your adventure exploring the island. Home to sand dunes, tidal pools, dingos and shipwrecks, there won’t be a dull moment for sure. Moreover, be ready to see planes landing on the shores.
Daintree Rainforest: One of the best places to visit in Australia is the UNESCO World Heritage Daintree Rainforest. This natural paradise is in Queensland and was found 180 million years ago; it is older than the Amazon forests too. Covering an area of 1200 km, a Dreamtime walk with a guide from the Kuku Yalanji Tribe is the best way to explore this verdant forest. If you haven’t stayed in a tree house and want to experience it, then the Silky Oak Lodge is where you must stay. Try paddle boarding on the River Mossman.
Twelve Apostles: Take a day trip from Melbourne to Victoria. The drive on the Great Ocean Road is spectacular and the one that takes you to Twelve Apostles. The magnificent limestone stacks rising majestically from the Southern Ocean off the coast of Port Campbell National Park in Victoria is worth a visit. Made from continuous corrosion of the sandstone cliffs, the stormy southern waves and robust winds have slowly battered the softer sandstone, forming caves inside the cliffs.
The caves ultimately became arcs and when they collapsed rock stacks nearly 45m high were left torn away from the shore. The sunrise and sunset are sublime here and a must watch to see the Apostles change from ominous to vivid sandy yellow under the sun. Don’t forget the Great Ocean Walk that lets you explore deeper than a drive would.
Kangaroo Island: The Roo island is in South Australia and one of the famous places in Australia you must visit and explore. Take a few days to enjoy the wildlife haven that is home to seals, pelicans, kangaroos and koalas. If you’ve ever wanted to see the birds of prey up close, head over to the rehabilitation centre to learn more about them. Explore the beautiful landscape, enjoy sunset sitting atop the granite boulders sculpted by nature called the Remarkables. Don’t miss a day out on the best beach in Australia.