Travelling is one of the many wonderful adventures you can partake in life. Getting to travel and finding yourself in a new land can be equally thrilling and disconcerting. You usually always find yourself excited to be in a new environment, yet aggravated to visit all the places you want and worried you will not get enough time to do so. Australia is one of the most touristy travel destinations in the world. From the thousands of rare animals to the magnificent landscapes and sandy beaches, Australia offers everything your tourist heart can imagine.
Yet, even with travelling to Australia, you can get stressed out. Why is that? Australia has so much to offer tourists that it would only be natural to want to visit all the famous and popular stops. That can also lead to a lot of overwhelming feelings because you are not sure if you can fit in time to go everywhere. Therefore, this article will guide you towards finding the ‘must-visit’ places in Australia to help you narrow down your list. Fraser Island tours from Rainbow Beach to the Orana restaurant in Adelaide we will cover it all. Stay tuned.
PLACES TO STAY
Australia, as a whole, is considered to be a great tourist destination. Not just certain parts of Australia, but all of it. Australia is home to the Great Barrier Reef, which attracts a lot of tourists to the place where it is most accessible – Cairns. Cairns is considered to be the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and though it is not thought to be the most attractive place, it is surrounded by a beautiful rainforest as well as lovely turquoise waters of the beach. Aside from that, Cairns has some of the best resorts in Australia that are not too expensive and are just a few minutes’ walks away from the beach. Cairns is also home to many shopping places, restaurants and bars.
Adelaide is known to be one of the quieter places in Australia that offers a peaceful getaway – if that is what you are searching for. Adelaide is also known as ‘The City of Churches’ and surprisingly, not because of the number of churches it has, but for the various amount of denominations it had in its early days. Adelaide is one of the more picturesque places you could visit with several parks and greenery you can access, as well as museums. The city also hosts an annual festival known as ‘Mad March’ which garners a lot of excitement from locals as well as tourists alike. Adelaide is home to several vineyards and is ideal for people who enjoy taste-testing wine. The vineyards offer residency for tourists and locals for affordable prices and are one of the more scenic places you could stay during your visit.
Perth is one of the most popular cities in Australia that is known for its laid back and enjoyable vibe. It has several cultural sites you can visit and has plenty of shopping centres and museums. Perth is also known to have some of the best bars and restaurants in Australia. Perth is home to so many beaches that most of them do not even have names! Aside from the beaches, there are also tons of outdoor activities to partake in as the sunshine is plentiful and always lovely. Because Perth is one of Australia’s most popular cities, it has cheap accommodation for tourists and a lot to offer.
Undoubtedly, Melbourne is exceedingly popular in Australia and is the second-largest city in the country. It is a cosmopolitan city which is bathed in the sun year-round and offers some of the best tourist sites. Melbourne is known to be a multicultural city with a high quality of life that has several unique qualities – from its neighborhoods to its cuisines. Melbourne is thought to be one of the best places to explore and live in and provides a variety of accommodations for everyone. Though it is populated, it should come to no surprise seeing as it has some of the loveliest surroundings.
SITES TO VISIT
- Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Uluru-Kata is a world-famous site, known for its reddish hue. It is considered to be one of the most culturally significant sites in the world and is thought to be extremely mesmerizing, giving viewers something to remember for the rest of their lives. Aside from the great rock, there are several activities for visitors. You can also learn a lot about culture and spirituality from the Anangu Aboriginal people who own the land.
- Daintree Rainforest
Daintree Rainforest is located in Queensland and considered to be one of Australia’s natural wonders. The rainforest is one hundred and eighty years old, and you can learn a lot about the tribes who reside there while taking walks along its dreamlike walk through the forest. The rainforest offers lodges for visitors and tourists, and you can even opt for lodging in a treehouse! Though there are saltwater crocodiles in the Mossman River, they do not come close to the inland.
- Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is located in Queensland and home to the Surfer’s Paradise – a world-famous beach known to have endless surfing breaks. The Highline offers plenty of restaurants with several cuisines and bars. There are several surfboard and bike rentals around the coast where you can hit the waves or simply take in the surroundings on an enjoyable bike ride.
- Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles is one of the most famous sites in Australia. There are several tours that take you to see the magnificence of this natural scenic beauty, including helicopter rides to see the site from above. If you visit at sunrise or sunset, you may even witness small penguins along the coast!
- Sydney Opera House
Not only is the Sydney Opera House, one of the most associated sites with Australia, but it is one of the most spectacular buildings in the world. The Opera House is part of Australia’s stunning skyline, making it one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Even just walking around outside it and taking pictures alongside its waterfront can be an exciting venture for tourists. Of course, going to watch a show inside it would not be so bad, either.
- Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains in Sydney offers not only a stunning view of one of Australia’s most exotic and natural landscapes, but even has lodging, shopping, and eateries nearby. It is one of Australia’s many wonders and a must-see on your trip. The Blue Mountains are located 50km from Sydney and is one of the most breathtaking sights you could witness.
Hopefully, by now you have a good list of places to stay and sites to visit on your trip to Australia. Remember to pack a lot of sunscreens – especially if you tan easily – because Australia is always known to be sunny and bright. Australia also has several tours for each city and site that you can avail to make the going and coming back a lot easier for you. Be sure also to check out wildlife sites where you can meet kangaroos and koalas – some of Australia’s most common animals. Let sightseeing travel adventures begin!