With so many wonderful landmarks around Australia, it can be difficult to know which are the sites worth seeing. Whilst we definitely recommend travelling the country if you ever have the chance, in the list below we have outlined the top 10 attractions that Australia has to offer.
1. Great Ocean Road, Victoria
This amazing road stretches 243 kilometres along the coast between Torquay and Allansford. The highlight is most definitely the Twelve Apostles, tall rock pillars stranded at sea.
2. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
The park is best during the dry season, when the birds and reptiles congregate in the wetlands. The Yellow Waters Lagoon is particularly popular.
3. Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales
One of Australia’s most famous landmarks, visitors can climb it for 360 degree views! You’ll be 440 feet above sea level with views of Sydney CBD.
4. Margaret River region, Western Australia
This region falls along a 193 kilometre stretch of road between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin. It showcases national parks, wineries and a beautiful coastline.
5. Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk, Queensland
Operated by the local Aboriginal community, the walk offers an indigenous perspective of the rainforest in Mossman Gorge – a source of food, medicine and spirituality.
6. Flinders Ranges, South Australia
You have to experience sunset in these spectacular ranges – the Prairie Hotel is a popular place to do this. The pub is also known for its menu and interesting clientele.
7. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
One of Australia’s most famous natural sites, taking a boat tour out to the reef is a must. Try your hand at snorkeling or scuba diving to see the colourful corals and fish.
8. Uluru, Northern Territory
Located in Australia’s Red Centre, Uluru is another of our most famous sites. There are plenty of ways to get up close to the rock, such as walking or on the back of a camel.
9. Bondi Beach, New South Wales
Known as Australia’s most famous beach, Bondi is gorgeous all year round. The beach is lined with delicious cafes and restaurants to whet your appetite after a surf.
10. Sydney Opera House, New South Wales
A modern marvel of architectural design, the Opera House is recognised as a world class centre for performance arts and is not to be missed.
If you’re planning an Australian getaway, whether you live here and need to get away for a few days or you’re from another country and want to see the sights, we hope that the above list of attractions has helped you to plan your journey. Don’t be afraid to explore little known attractions, either!