If you’re planning to visit Australia, then here are the top ten places you have to visit!
It’s hard to imagine only listing ten places to visit when you come to Australia, but we’ve done our best to narrow it down to ten of the absolute best! For many people, Australia is a hot land full of beautiful beaches, but there is also a diverse range of snowcapped mountains, rainforests, national parks, and World Heritage areas.
It’s easily one of the most iconic Australian structures, known around the world for its iconic sail or shell shape. Construction was finished in 1973 and ended up costing over ten times the original budget.
Visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is listed on the World Heritage and is one of the most significant living structures in the world. The Great Barrier Reef is over 2,300 km long and home to millions of marine species.
This striking red monolith towers up out the flat expanse of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and can be seen from miles in all directions. It’s one of the most iconic natural structures in Australia.
Another iconic Sydney landmark, the Sydney Harbour Bridge was completed in 1932 and connects the famous North Shore suburb with the heart of the Sydney business district.
Only 80 km from Sydney, the Blue Mountains are part of the World Heritage list. It contains a towering sandstone wall known as the Three Sisters as well as waterfalls, aboriginal art, and deep gorges.
One of the most popular cities in Australia, Melbourne, is a vibrant and cultural location packed with galleries, shops, theaters, restaurants, and lies on the bank of the beautiful Yarra River.
7 – Bondi Beach
Only twenty minutes out of Sydney, Bondi Beach is one of the most iconic and well-known beaches in Australia. This 6 km beach is also home to one of the world’s oldest surf life-saving clubs and has a series of popular television shows based around it.
Located in far North Queensland, the Daintree National Park is comprised of two sections—Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. Holds great significant spiritual importance for the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people. It’s full of beautiful rainforests, gorges, and crystal-clear tropical waterfalls.
9 – Fraser Island
Fraser Island is another World Heritage-listed location and lies off the coast of Brisbane. Known for its outdoor adventures, Fraser Island is home to the famous Seventy-Five Mile Beach.
10 – Kakadu National Park
This World Heritage Site is located in Australia’s Top End, Northern Territory. It covers more than 20,000 square km and is the second-largest national park in the world.
While you’re in Australia, there are some iconic Australian foods that you just have to try!
- Vegemite on Toast – Despite its bad rap around the word, Vegemite is one of Australia’s most recognized foods. It can be eaten on toast or bread, but be warned, Vegemite is an acquired taste and should be used sparingly.
- Burger with the Lot – Burgers are well known around the world, but Australians take their burger with ‘the lot’ to a new level. It contains a meat patty, cheese, fried egg, bacon, lettuce, tomato, pineapple, beetroot, and either BBQ or tomato sauce.
- The Lamington – The lamington was voted as one of Australia’s most popular cakes. It is made by cutting a sponge cake into squares, dipped in chocolate, and then it’s rolled in desiccated coconut.