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Best Places to Visit in Australia
Australia is known as one of the best natural tourist destinations. The reason is, of course, the endless collection of beaches. There are tons of gorgeous beaches, especially with great waves for surfing, which you can visit, either to enjoy your time in a leisurely way or to collect some great scenic photos. Apart from that, Australia also has many modern tourist attractions, such as theme parks and zoos with famous animals, for the whole family!
1. Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach is arguably one of the most famous tourist attractions in Australia. This is especially so among surfers. The waves are high and fast, making it challenging and fun for experienced surfers. Apart from the beach, you can also relax in the saltwater swimming pool, namely the Bondi Icebergs Pool.
2. Bronte Beach
For those who want to travel to a beach that is not too crowded to relax, you can go to Bronte Beach. The waves are quite challenging, so this place is not suitable for beginner surfers but ideal for experienced surfers. Apart from that, you can also take a dip in Bronte Baths, a saltwater swimming pool with a sauna.
3. Byron Bay Beach
For those who want to take a leisurely walk accompanied by beautiful outdoor scenery, this place can be your leading destination! There are already good walking trails for all visitors. Another attraction is the white lighthouse, which is still standing strong since its construction in 1881.
4. Sydney Opera House
When visiting Sydney, you have to stop by a must-visit tourist spot: the Sydney Opera House. The outer building is usually a favorite Instagrammable spot for tourists from outside. It's no wonder this magnificent building has become a famous icon of the City of Sydney with a shape like a seashell. Apart from taking photos, this place is also the location for holding classy and cool events, such as theater performances, art exhibitions, and so on. Even outside, there are many restaurants where you can taste local culinary delights with beautiful views.
5. Queen Victoria Building
When it comes to shopping in Sydney, you can stop by the Queen Victoria Building. This place accommodates approximately 200 shops that you can go shopping for various kinds of needs. For your information, this building also has its historical value because it has been established for more than a century as a shopping center (it used to be a market hall and was destroyed before being rebuilt).
6. Sovereign Hill, Ballarat
This place is arguably a "living museum" commemorating the Gold Rush Era in Melbourne, Australia. Gold Rush Era itself is a period of gold mining heyday in Melbourne, which even attracted international gold miners' attention. Now, visitors can still mine gold at this location, although, of course, the size of gold that you may be found is small.
7. Sydney Harbour Bridge
This bridge is a tourist spot in Australia that you can not only admire from afar, but you can climb too! With quality equipment, guaranteed security, and professional guides, you can climb a special path to reach the top. From there, please enjoy a beautiful view of the city from a height.
8. Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
This outdoor and open place is suitable for those who want to take a leisurely walk in a shady and cheap place because the entry fee is free. The area reaches 30 hectares, and there are several parts of the park area based on the theme. Some of them are palm gardens, orchids, and others.
9. Whitsunday Islands
This archipelago is a collection of 74 islands in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. One of the most famous locations here is Whitehaven Beach, which gets its name from its crystal clear white sand. In addition to walking on the beach, you can also try diving or snorkeling to see the beauty of marine life in clear and beautiful waters.
10. Camden Valley
Flying doesn't have to be scary all the time! In Camden Valley, you can try to ride a safe hot air balloon and move around casually to enjoy the city view from a height. You can also ride this hot air balloon with your group because of its large capacity.
11. Sydney Tower Eye
One more location where you can see the city view from a height safely, and this time without the sensation of floating. Sydney Tower Eye, the tallest tower in the city, offers an observation deck that gives access to the city's panoramic views. If you want more, you can also go to SKYWALK, a transparent glass platform for a clearer view of the city. Professional staff and high-quality safety equipment are ready to look after you during this activity.
12. Healesville Sanctuary
At Healesville Sanctuary, you can see and interact directly with famous Australian animals, such as koalas and kangaroos, without the confines of a cage or fence. These animals live freely in this location, but of course, still under professional staff supervision.
13. Blue Mountains National Park
For those of you who like an adventure in beautiful natural attractions, this national park in New South Wales can be your leading destination! The famous Three Sisters (a rock formation 900 meters above the Jamison Valley) are here. And some of your favorite activities that you can try are rock climbing and abseiling.
14. Cronulla Beach
This beach is often the main destination for surfers because of its easy access. As the only beach in Sydney that can be reached by train, you don't have to bother thinking about parking spots. Once you arrive, just swim and surf!
15. Brisbane River Floating Walkway
Want to take a leisurely walk while enjoying the beautiful views of the Brisbane River? You can walk along the Brisbane River Floating Walkway. The paths are easy to walk, and the views are refreshing. Many tourists visit just before sunset for maximum views.
16. Taronga Zoo Sydney
Animals that have habitat in Australia, such as koalas, are already global. You can find it at the non-profit zoo in Sydney. Besides the cute koalas, there are also giraffes and 4000 other animals here. Because of its strategic location, you can also see the cool Sydney Harbor from here!
17. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Regarding marine animals in Sydney, you can go directly to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Apart from seeing amazing marine animal species, you can swim with sharks here without an iron cage. What makes this activity unique and different from the others is that you can swim with varying sharks in the same pool.
18. Darling Harbour
In Sydney's beautiful city, you need to find the best spots to really enjoy the scenery, and Darling Harbour is one of them. From this place, you can see a beautiful panoramic view of the harbor and coast. Apart from taking a stroll here, you can also explore culinary tours and shops.
19. Cable Beach, Broome
Although not a beach for surfing, Cable Beach, located in Broome, is famous. The stretch of white sand and the Indian Ocean stretch on this beach offers a view that is second to none. One of the main attractions is that you can explore this place on a camel. In addition, there is also four-wheeled motorized transportation as an alternative to exploration.
20. Purnululu National Park
There are so many natural tourist attractions in Australia, and Purnululu National Park is one of them. This place's main attraction is the Bungle Bungle Range, which is an orange sandstone dome that resembles a honeycomb. No wonder this place is one of the unique instagramable spots and worth a visit.
21. Kakadu National Park
To enjoy natural attractions in Australia, you shouldn't miss this most extensive national park located 3 hours from Darwin. Apart from its natural scenery, this place is also home to various wildlife species, such as dingoes, wallabies, and crocodiles. Another attraction is the tens of thousands of years old Aboriginal artworks here.
22. Daintree Rainforest
Talking about natural attractions that are refreshing and beautiful, of course, you shouldn't miss the Daintree Rainforest. The rainforest with an area of 1,200 square kilometers offers gorgeous natural scenery, cool weather, and of course, a refreshing atmosphere.
23. Kings Park and Botanic Garden
If you need a fresh and relaxing place in the middle of Perth City, you can go straight to Kings Park and Botanic Garden. The 400-hectare site is decorated with 324 beautiful plant species and is home to 80 bird species. Apart from flora and fauna, this place also offers gorgeous views, namely panoramic views of the Swan River and Darling Range. You can take a walk and sit back and relax while enjoying a sunny day here with your loved ones.
24. Ayers Rock
As one of the world's largest monoliths, with a height of 340 meters, and the color of the stones that change as the sun sets, it's no wonder that this place is a favorite destination for many tourists. You can see this natural beauty in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Northern Territory). Also, because this place is considered a sacred place for the Aborigines, make sure you don't damage or pollute the location at all when visiting!
25. Warner Bros. Movie World
If you are a movie lover and also a theme park, this is a place you must visit! As the name implies, this theme park provides fun rides for all family members inspired by the Warner Bros film's characters. Studios. Some of them are the Green Lantern Coaster, Arkham Asylum, and Batwing Spaceshot.
26. Kangaroo Island
As the name implies, the main attraction of this island is the kangaroos that live here. You can interact directly with these cute animals and other Australian animals, such as tammar wallabies, brushtail possums, and many more. The island also offers beautiful sea views.
27. Fraser Island
This sand island in Queensland is the largest in the world. The sights that you can anticipate are sand dunes, sand cliffs, freshwater lakes, and rainforests. The natural scenery is really second to none because this island is still immaculate and beautiful, inhabited by a few people, and mostly populated by dogs.
28. Lake Hut Lagoon
Often called the Pink Lake, this place is famous for its naturally pink water. Algae in lake water cause this. For those looking for a unique natural instagramable spot, this place can be your leading destination!
29. Great Ocean Road
Located in the state of Victoria, this route is often a favorite driving route for tourists. You can drive casually along the road while enjoying the natural scenery, such as the beach, or even some wildlife, as far as the eye can see. With a track length of 243 kilometers, you can start the journey at Torquay and finish at Allansford.
30. Luna Park
Luna Park can be used as a family tourist destination and fun children's tourism and is suitable for all ages. This outdoor theme park in Sydney offers various classic fun rides, such as a roller coaster, a merry-go-round, and a Ferris wheel.