Top 10 tourist attractions in Australia

Australia is a vast land full of famous tourist cities and attractions such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast and so on. With loads of great things to see and do, you’ll have your job cut out trying to fit everything into your trip! Here are 10 places to visit if you haven’t been out of your room!

1, Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is located on the northeast coast of Australia, east of Queensland, between the tropic of Capricorn and the Papua sea in the south Pacific tropical ocean region, with a length of 2,300 kilometers from north to south and a width of 20 kilometers to 240 kilometers from east to west. The total area of 4.79 million square kilometers, with an average depth of 2,400 meters. The Great Barrier Reef belongs to the coral reef, which is formed by countless coral insects after 15,000 years of accumulation. At present, there are more than 700 coral islands in the sea area, which are composed of more than 350 kinds of coral respectively, which is one of the eight wonders in the world. In 1981, the Great Barrier Reef was planned as a world heritage site and became the most famous tourist attraction in Australia. Every year, millions of tourists from home and abroad visit the Great Barrier Reef for sightseeing, exploring the mystery of the ocean world and appreciating the unique natural amorous feelings of Australia.

2, Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most distinctive buildings of the 20th century. It is also the world-famous center for the performing arts, Sydney’s landmark building. The theater was designed by Danish designer Joern Utzon. Construction began in 1959 and the grand theater was completed in 1973 ,it is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2006. The Sydney opera house is located in Bennelong Point, Sydney, shaped like huge shells or billowing sails, clever design chic attracts large numbers of tourists, The Sydney Opera House is not only the art palace of Australia, but also the soul of Sydney. Tourists from all over the world come to visit and take photos every day. I recommend that you go and truly understand the charm of the Sydney Opera House, especially if you’re an Aussie !

Sydney Opera House

3, Gold-Coast

The Gold Coast is located on the eastern coast of Australia. It is a 42-kilometer resort consisting of dozens of beautiful beaches. The Gold Coast has a subtropical monsoon climate, with year-round sunshine and humid air. It is suitable for tourism all year round, but the best time is from December to February of the following year. It is very suitable for diving, skydiving, surfing and many other outdoor activities.  The heart of the gold coast is Surfers Paradise.

4, Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road, one of the most beautiful drives in Australia, which is located in Victoria ,with 151 mile drive starts in Torquay and ends in Allansford, the Great Ocean Road passes by plenty of stunning scenery, including The Twelve Apostles, these stones are formed from limestone near the coast, it’s also a must-see place for road trips. There are also a number of places along the Great Ocean Road where you can also spot some of Australia’s famous wildlife, including kangaroos, fur seals and so on.

5,Wave Rock

Australian Wave Rock is called ‘the eighth wonder of the world’. Wave Rocks are worthy of the name like waves coming and are visited by countless tourists who admire the magic of nature every year. It is now a landmark in western Australia, formed 2.5 billion years ago. Wave rocks are visited by a large number of tourists every year. The Wave Rock, located near the wheat belt town of Hayden, is about 340 kilometers (about three to four hours) from Perth, throughout a journey is farmland with open fields of wheat and rape.You can drive there, spend a night at Haydn, or take a one-day trip from Perth.

6, Ayers Rock(Uluru)

Ayers Rock , also known as Uluru and officially gazetted as ‘Uluru / Ayers Rock’ is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. Uluru is one of Australia’s most recognisable natural landmarks. The sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high, rising 863 m (2,831 ft) above sea level with most of its bulk lying underground, and has a total circumference of 9.4 km (5.8 mi). It is like a natural monument transcending time and space, standing on the vast waste land, emitting fascinating light in the dazzling sun. Ayers Rock is also one of the top tourist attractions in Australia. 

7, Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city and the capital of the ‘garden state’ of Victoria, has a green coverage rate of up to 40 percent. there are Victorian buildings, trams, opera houses, galleries, museums and tree-lined gardens and streets making up the city’s elegant style. Melbourne is suitable for traveling all year round. There are various kinds of water activities in summer and in the winter you can take part in a skiing event around Melbourne.

8, Kakadu National Park

Kakadu national park is located 240 kilometers away from Darwin.This is the largest national park in Australia, covering an area of 20,000 square kilometers.The national park has unique biodiversity ,including a lot of aboriginal rock art;Some are estimated to be 20,000 years old.The park is also home to many different kinds of wildlife, including kangaroos, wild dogs and crocodiles.In addition, kakadu national park. In addition, hundreds of species of birds live in Kakadu park, it’s a bird watcher’s paradise. It was added to the world heritage list in 1981.

9, Cairns

Cairns is a city in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It is on the east coast of Far North Queensland. Cairns was founded in 1876 and named after William Wellington Cairns, Cairns is a top tourist destination, Cairns not only has the seventh wonder of the world’s oceans Great Barrier Reef, but also has a lot of adventure, including hot air balloons, sky diving, diving and so on. According to Tourism Australia, the Cairns region is the fourth-most-popular destination for international tourists in Australia after Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, it attracts a significant number of Australian holiday makers. There is also a growing interest in Cairns from the Chinese leisure market with occasional direct flights from Chinese cities such as Shanghai and Guangzhou. During the 2013 Chinese Lunar New Year period alone, Cairns saw 20,000 Chinese holidaymakers flying in on chartered flights.

10, kangaroo island

Kangaroo island is a well-known natural reserve and resort in Australia. It is located in south Australia, 113 kilometers away from the capital city of Adelaide. Kangaroo island, 150 kilometers long and 40 kilometers wide, is a well-known natural reserve and resort in Australia.It is home to21 national virgin forest parks and animal and plant nature reserves, accounting for a third of the island’s total area, the largest of which is the Flinders Chase National Park. The main attractions on kangaroo island include Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks, Seal Bay, Kelly Hill , Prospect Hill, Little Sahara on the southern coast,Many waterfowl inhabit the Murray Lagoon and Parndana Wildlife Park.

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