55 Places to Visit in Australia, Tourist Places & Attractions

Each destination is known for many things but one main attraction of any given destination is the type of land there is. Queensland is one such holiday destination that has it all – from plains, mountains and beaches to the bustling city life one might expect. Covering the entire North-East portion of Australia, visitors will find almost everything over here.


The whole idea of referring to Queensland by its name is because when the Europeans initially entered this city, with them came the elegant Queen Victoria. That is among the main reasons why this place came to be known as the Queens Land.


Bordering the Torres Strait in the North, Queensland consists of numerous primary locations that serve as perfect attractions to those who are planning on going on a holiday. For instance, the Boigu Island off the coast of New Guinea that represents the northern hemisphere of Queensland or the triangular Cape York peninsula that makes up for most of the greenery that lies within this country. The climate over here is quite pleasant as well. A significant variation in the climate is experienced when the switch is made between low rainfalls and hot, extreme summers. Apart from these two, the weather in Queensland is quite commendable and apt for tourist vacations.


Queensland is considered to be one of the most developed cities in Australia. The economic conditions in Queensland are quite flourishing by nature and a little portion of it can be accredited to the city’s tourism industry that has managed to garner so much attention for the city. Transportation wise, most of the country’s primary attractions are quite sorted as the main regions are well connected. There is abundance of hotels, resorts and restaurants that master in making the stay of the tourists as convenient and comfortable as possible.

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Western Australia (WA) is often regarded as Australia’s final frontier. Reason? Perth’s distinction as the most secluded capital city, immense dimensions and its meagre population. Together all this account for a spectacular finale to what Australia has on offer. Up in the north, you’ll come across just about every type of photogenic landscape. Near the obscure town of Broome on Cable Beach, you can experience the flaming red sunsets while at Karijini National Park you’ll experience scenic waterfalls and gorges. In the South West end, you’ll come across equally expansive wildflowers, impressive beaches and lush green forests brimming with life. For surfing and water sports lovers, Margaret River is the ideal spot. Further, the connoisseur grub of the restaurants nearby coupled with world class finely crafted wines will please every visitor. Irrespective of where you go in WA, wildlife opportunities are extra ordinary. Off the coast of Albany, you can spot the migrating whale pods, enjoy the one of a kind flora and fauna that precedes the russet-red outback and feed, watch and play with the dolphins at Monkey Mia. However, it does not end with the flora and fauna. Neighbouring Fremantle and Perth are both metropolitan cities that have retained its lax and laid back feel which usually comes from the abundant beaches and parks. On top of all this, Western Australia is huge enough to get lost in. So, jump in and explore WA on your next vacation.


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Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia, which is also Australia’s most populated state. This place is a mix of metropolitan life as well as a relaxed and vibrant life ideal for being a vacation spot. Victoria is flooded by tourists all over the year, mainly because of the tourist destinations it boasts of.

You can visit Victoria with your family, friends as well as parents, as the plethora of activities which you can entertain yourself with is endless. From calm beaches, camping sites, nightlife and entertainment, beach watersports, adventure sports, culture to art and history, this place shows you everything at a single destination.

This place is for people who are seeking some kind of excitement, fun as well as solace and solitude in their life. If you are fed up of the hustle and bustle of city life and are just desperate to unwind yourself and seek peace of mind, Victoria is the place which you need to be. No matter what your budget is, you will have all sorts of travel and stay as well as dining options here and hence, you do not need to worry about anything else here. All you need to do is book your tickets to Victoria and enter a world of sheer fun!


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Escape the madness of the east coast of Australia and spend a few days in relatively relaxed and gracious South Australia. The stark desert beauty, sprawling wilderness and stunning coastline of South Australia have aptly captured the artistry of the adventurers and the artists for centuries. Adelaide, the state capital is nestled on the periphery of the natural wonders which boast of a lively agenda of relaxed friendliness and festivals. This barely populated state has a variety of distinct tourist treasures. Whimsical country villages deep-rooted in the European charm, cobalt crater lakes and emerald hills are the most prominent inland sites. Along the coastline, the visitors can bask in glory of the sun and unwind on the beaches. You can also picnic with family in the secluded covers or hangout with the wildlife of South Australia on the Kangaroo Island which is regarded as one of the most loved tourist gem of the country.  

South Australia is also a haven for the food lovers. The wild seas of the state along with the picturesque pastoral land which are fed by the River Murray, produce fresh produce in abundance. You can find everything from the hand made cheeses to the citrus fruits here along with the best sea food of the country. All this make South Australia, your most preferred holiday destination.

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New South Wales located on the eastern coast of Australia is among the popularly visited destinations in the island-country. The perfect location borders Queensland in the north, Victoria to the south and Tasman sea to the east. The state is so expansive in terms of its geographical domination that it manages to surround the whole of the Australian Capital Territory. This place encompasses a whole lot of experiences right from, exciting water sports activities to the splendid and wild night-life. There is a lot that tourists can do and take away with them in forms of memories and pictures from New South Wales.

New South Wales whose capital is the city of Sydney is Australia’s most populated state. As per the estimated recorded in 2014, the state consists of approximately 7.5 million people thereby making it one of the most populated regions in Australia.


History dates back to 1788 wherein the state of New South Wales was first discovered. At the time of its discovery, the place consists of a much larger area. It included various other destinations such as Lord Howe Island, New Zealand and Norfolk Island among several others chunks of land. However, after the British colonized regions of Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland, New Zealand and the Northern territory in the 19th century, the regions were divided on the basis of their common interests. Not many are aware about this but New South Wales is also referred to as New South Welshmen due to the discovery made by the person.


While Lord Howe Island still remains to be a part of New South Wales, areas such as Norfolk island and Jervis Bay territory have gained their own respective establishments.


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The beautiful Blue Mountains are situated in New South Wales, in Sydney, and are one of the most remarkable attractions in Australia. This mountain range, which is spread over an area of 11,400 square kilometres, was formed from a sandstone bedrock from a dissected plateau.

It is situated in the Sydney Basin and after millions of years of evolution, they are now a series of ridge-lines, separated by gorges as deep as 760 metres.The Blue Mountains are fringed with the Hawkesbury and the Nepean rivers in the east, and Lake Burragorang in the south and the Cox river in the west.

The Colo River flows on the north side of the mountains. Several popular towns, like the Blackheath, Mount Victoria, Springwood and Katoomba are situated in the intersections of this region.The most striking natural feature of the Blue Mountains is the vast expanses of eucalyptus rainforests.

The name of the mountain range is derived from the brilliant blue haze of the mountains, which is created by tiny, suspended droplets of eucalyptus oil released from the eucalyptus trees that grow on the face of these hills.

The Blue Mountains have been declared a World Heritage Area in 2000 by UNESCO due to the significant role of the eucalyptus forest, which have been stabilizing the environment and climate of Australia since prehistoric times.

There are many interesting places you can visit in and around the Blue Mountains, including the Three Sisters rock formation, which you can observe from the Echo Point Lookout at Katoomba.

This place is a confluence of many thrilling walking trails and valleys, which is why it attracts a number of tourists from all over the world. The ancient Jenolan Cave can also be found on the Blue Mountains, which has spectacular limestone crystal formations and underground rivers dating back to 340 million years.


Another key aspect of the Blue Mountain Range is that it is home to almost 400 different species of indigenous animals, the most predominant being koalas, spotted-tailed quoll, grey kangaroos, long-nosed potoroo, yellow-bellied glider, Blue Mountain water skink and several rare reptiles.

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Freshwater is an amazing beach nestled between two peak lands. In the northern peak it does provide protection in the summer from the waves, however throughout the year the waves are fairly consistent. Freshwater Beach is under the aegis of the Manly-Freshwater National and World Surfing Reserve that recognizes the environmental, cultural and historical values of beaches. The Beach is beautiful and stands apart in its own right for its environmental heritage. Most tourist places are fun but this aims to educate the people with regards to safeguarding our environment.

Location: It is located in Freshwater, NSW, which is a suburb in Sydney.

Highlights: There is also a saltwater pool which is famous with swimmers. It is also the home of Hawaiian 'duke' Kahanamolu , the person responsible for bringing surfing to this region. There is life size statue of him on the beach.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Based n the Central Business District, the Custom House is almost a heritage icon of Brisbane. Operated by the famous University of Queensland, this beautiful symbol of magnificent architecture is used for educational and cultural facility. There are various artefacts that symbolises the bygone era and the historical essence of the city. The place is a tourist destination and it is open for public on all days. One can explore the historical building and also catch a glimpse Stuartholme-Behan collection of Australian Art which is secured based here. One can catch the beautiful glimpse of the river from here and enjoy spending some time in this historical location. Private functions are now organised here since the hall rooms have a capacity of accommodating almost 350 persons. The place is easily accessible with bus stops and trains stations based closeby.

Location: 399 Queen Street, Brisbane City 
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If you are looking for a perfect bargain haven, then this place is for you. All you need to do is spend a lot of time to pick the cheaper one from the boxes that are available there. You can definitely check out the homeware store too where you can find some perfect piece. The parking can be a real nightmare for you, so it is best to visit the place somewhere around 10 am which is opening time for you. The renovation that has happened has made the shopping centre quite classy to look and moreover it allows you to get the clothes, shoes and even general merchandise too.

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3-5 Underwood Rd, Homebush NSW 2140, Australia
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