Australia is the world’s largest island and its smallest continent, located between the Pacific and
Indian Oceans. It is a land of dreams, from the Aboriginal culture, coral reefs, rainforests and
scorched red deserts, it has all with some quirkiest wildlife on the planet. It is the largest country in
Oceania. It is also well known for the cosmopolitan attractions of its large cities such as Sydney,
Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. It is the sixth-largest country by land area. It is
comparable in size to the 48 contiguous United States. Whether exploring the traditional lifestyle of
the nation’s Aboriginal people, relaxing on a sun-kissed beach or revelling the night away in a city
hot spot, Australia has something special to offer every visitor.
Australia is also a land of staggering contrast and spectacular beauty. Along the coast, visitors can
explore vibrant multicultural cities, safari across vast sand islands, trek through ancient rainforests,
and dive the Great Barrier Reef. In the Outback, rugged national parks and red-earthed deserts offer
the ultimate in adventure travel with amazing national parks dotted around the country and some
fantastic islands, visitors to Australia can be off exploring the delights of Tasmania one minute and
Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks the next .The beautiful beaches and turquoise waters
that line its shores are home to the jaw-dropping Great Barrier Reef; one of the miracles of the
natural world and one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations with loads of great things to
see and do, you’ll have your job cut out trying to fit everything into your trip! Explore these lands
down under with our Australia Tour Packages.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN AUSTRALIA
Almost picture perfect, Sydney is a fantastic city with a lot going for it. A modern city with a long
history, Sydney is defined by its scenic harbor. The region’s first inhabitants lived along the harbor’s
bank for thousands of years. The harbor was also the landing site for convicts sent to Australia
during the 1780s. Today, ferries take visitors for cruises under the famed Sydney Harbor Bridge and
past the iconic Sydney Opera House.
While those famous landmarks are the undoubted highlights, the city has much more to offer. With
lots of museums, theaters and cinemas dotted about town, Sydney’s thriving cultural scene means
that there is always something to see and do. As such, the city is great to live in and the fantastic
beaches on offer only add to its attractiveness. The beautiful Bondi Beach is a must-see when visiting
Sydney. Outdoor activities play a large role in Australian culture. Surrounding the city, there are a
number of brilliant national parks for visitors and locals alike to enjoy, as well as some interesting
and educational historical sites. A fun and energetic city with a lot going for it; Sydney is without a
doubt one of the most popular destinations in Australia.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
World famous, spectacular Uluru is instantly recognizable due to its ruddy red hue; it is one of
Australia’s most prominent landmarks. The immense rock is incredible to visit and the main reason
the national park is such a popular destination. Its grandeur and uniqueness live long in the memory
of those who gaze upon it. While Uluru is the main draw, the equally mesmerizing rock formations of
Kata Tjuta are fantastic to wander around, and there are lots of activities for visitors to enjoy. Owned
by the Anangu Aboriginal people, the site is of great cultural and spiritual significance to them; you
can learn more about their way of life at the brilliant cultural centre. With lots of great walks, bike
rides and tours for you to enjoy, the astounding beauty of this national park really is awe-inspiring.
Great Barrier Reef
The largest coral reef system on the face of the earth, the Great Barrier Reef is simply colossal.
Stretching for over 2,300 kilometres, it is remarkably visible from space, and nine hundred islands
dot this enormous ecosystem, which is actually comprised of 2,900 individual reefs. Visiting the
Great Barrier Reef is a humbling experience; every year around two million visitors enjoy all that this
natural wonder has to offer. Snorkelling and scuba diving are the best ways to experience the joys of
the rich underwater world, while boat trips, kayaking, and even helicopter rides offer another view
of the reef’s gargantuan proportions. Gently sailing through the perfect turquoise waters, dolphins,
sea turtles and the reef itself are visible below the waves – an unforgettable experience.
Second only to Sydney, Melbourne is a cool, cosmopolitan city that is considered by many to be
Australia’s capital of culture. With lots of great art galleries, some fantastic museums, and a lively
music scene, there is always something to see or do in the country’s second largest city. Due to its
high quality of life, citizens from around the world have flocked to the streets. Its multicultural
population is reflected in the delicious cuisine on offer and the unique neighbourhoods that make it
such a fascinating place to explore. With a European feel about it thanks to the architecture on
show, wandering around the city’s streets and numerous green spaces will inevitably make you fall
in love with Melbourne.
Kakadu National Park
Occupied by Aboriginal people for over 40,000 years, Kakadu National Park has over five thousand
ancient rock art sites which are fascinating to visit. It is a place of immense cultural and natural
significance. The park is huge and contains some stunning natural sights which make it well worth a
visit; the Kakadu Escarpment is particularly breathtaking. With diverse ecosystems contained within
the park’s boundaries, you can be hiking through deserted sandstone escarpments one minute and
bathing in waterfalls and pools the next, before later on learning about some of the ancient rock
paintings. While it can get very popular, Kakadu’s huge area means that you can easily enjoy all the
park has to offer in peace and quiet if you step off the beaten path a little.
A popular tourist destination, Brisbane is a lively, dynamic place that is bathed in beautiful sunshine
year-round. It has a population of about 2 million people, making it the third-largest city in Australia,
after Sydney and Melbourne. Located in the Sunshine State, many visitors stop by on their way to
the fantastic resorts and beaches that lie to its north and south. Set alongside the Brisbane River, the
city’s fantastic climate means that outdoor activities are very popular here; you can take your pick
from a huge catalog, with biking, climbing, and hiking featuring prominently. A fun and friendly city,
Brisbane’s vibrant music scene has made it one of the music capitals of the world and there are lots
of venues in town where you can enjoy a great show. With loads of brilliant restaurants and bars for
you to choose from, Brisbane is not to be missed.
The island state of Tasmania may be isolated from the rest of the country but it still remains one of
the best places to visit in Australia; almost half of its area is protected as the government looks to
preserve the natural riches. With desolate wilderness and alpine plateaus interspersed with stunning
white beaches, waterfalls, and forests, exploring its terrain is simply mesmerizing. Taking a boat trip
along its craggy coast is equally rewarding and you can even see dolphins, penguins, and seals along
the way. With lots of great local produce on offer, eating and drinking in the capital city of Hobart is
an absolute pleasure and the restaurants and bars are divine. On top of all this, the island hosts an
eclectic range of great festivals throughout the year, where you can enjoy local beer and wine or arts
and music events.
A laidback city with a peaceful atmosphere, Adelaide’s quiet streets are lined with bars, which make
it a surprisingly fun place to go out in; there are lots of great music venues worth checking out.
Nicknamed ‘the city of churches’, the lofty spires dotted about here and there add to the
picturesque nature of Adelaide and there are lots of nice parks and green spaces for locals and
visitors alike to enjoy. With some great museums on offer as well as
Fantastic restaurants and art galleries, the highlight of the year is undoubtedly ‘Mad March,’ when
the city host numerous festivals, events and shows at the same time. Surrounded by verdant land
which is perfect for cultivating vineyards, make sure to try some of the refreshing wines before you
head off on your travels.
Although Cairns itself is quite an unattractive place, the rainforests that surround it and the beautiful
turquoise waters that lap against its beaches more than make up for the lack of sights in the city. A
popular tourist destination, the city is considered to be the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef; this is
the primary reason why Cairns is so inundated with tourists. Away from the reef, there are loads of
amazing natural sights nearby, and lots of people stop by Cairns on their way to visit Daintree
National Park or the Wet Tropics of Queensland. The fourth most popular city to visit in Australia,
Cairns has enough good bars, restaurants and shopping options to keep visitors entertained before
they head off into the stunning nature nearby.