Best Australian Tourist Attractions in 2017 – Reviews and Travel Tips

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Best Australian Tourist Attractions in 2017 – Reviews and Travel Tips

Are you looking for the Best Australian Tourist Attractions to visit in 2017? Australia is full of so many beautiful attractions it is very hard to narrow down to only a list of the 10 best. Australia is a massive remote island located south of the equator with the Indian Ocean on the West Coast and the Pacific ocean on the East, surrounded by 1000’s of kilometers of beautiful beaches including some of the best anywhere in the world. Almost 4 out of 5 Aussies live within 50km of the ocean.

1000’s of kilometers of beautiful beaches including some of the best anywhere in the world

Once you head away from the coast, you have the rugged mountains (yes it snows in the winter) stretching up the east coast, rain-forests in the north and vast inland deserts in the middle. Australia is also home to an amazing selection of wildlife found nowhere else on the planet including Koalas, Emus, Kangaroos, Echidnas and Platypus.

The Australian cities are very multi cultural showcasing Australia’s proud immigration history and a melting pot of cultures meaning it is home to some of the best restaurants and cuisine in the world, including beautiful fresh seafood. Australia also has a proud sporting history and hosted the 1956 and 2000 Olympics in Melbourne and Sydney as well as other major sporting events yearly.

These attractions some of best places to visit in Australia, and this selection will definitely give you a great overview and reason to pack up your bags and travel to Australia.

Cable Beach, Broome

Cable Beach, Broome AustraliaCable Beach is located in Broome in the northwest of Western Australia and is one of the most popular destinations in the state. The 22 kilometer beach is famous for its camel rides, white sand and the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean. Broome is also famous for its pearl farming and is a perfect spot for whale watching with the worlds largest pod of humpbacks living in the surrounding water. Enjoy a beautiful sunset looking out over the water.

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Whitsunday Islands – Beautiful Australian Tourist Attraction

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland AustraliaThe Whitsundays are a collection of 74 stunning islands in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef on the north eastern coast of Australia. Of the 74 islands only 7 are inhabited including the amazing Hayman Island, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island which are home to the rich and famous and offer stunning views and accommodation. The Whitsundays are the home of the world famous Whitehaven beach which thanks to its 7 kilometers of white silica sands has often been voted the best beach in the world. The islands are perfect location to visit the Great Barrier Reef and do some snorkeling or scuba diving.
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Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains, NSW Australia
The Blue Mountains National Park is about 80 km west of Sydney in the Australian state of New South Wales. They get their name from the blueish haze appearance caused by the eucalyptus oil from trees and how it affects the light. It is a very popular day trip from Sydney and is well known for the 3 rock formations known as the 3 sisters. The parks are perfect for a bushwalk or hike.

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Great Ocean Road – Best Drive in Australia

Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
The Great Ocean Road is a 244 kilometer road travelling along the coast in the southern Australian state of Victoria. The road starts in Torquay which is home to Australian surfing and birthplace of surfing brands Rip Curl and Quiksilver. The road winds its way westward finishing in the small town of Allansford near Warrnambool. Along the way you can visit some amazing rock formations cultured by the waves of the wild southern ocean including Twelve Apostles, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. View Australian wildlife including kangaroos and koalas or stop for fish and chips in the popular holiday towns of Lorne.

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Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Kakadu is a world Heritage site located in the Top End of Australia about 170 km southeast of Darwin in the Australian state of Northern Territory. Kakadu is the largest national park in Australia and second largest in the world. The park is home to over 300 species of birds, marsupials and 2 types of crocodiles. The saltwater crocodile can grow over 6 meters and is extremely dangerous and best viewed from a distance. Visit wild rivers, ancient gorges, Aboriginal rock painting and beautiful waterfalls.

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Melbourne

Yarra River at Night, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne, located in the southern state of Victoria is Australia’s second largest city and home to 4.5 million people. Melbourne is home to vast park-lands and gardens and is centered on the Yarra river flowing through the middle of the city. Known locally as the sporting capital of the world, the city is home to a Formula 1 race, Tennis Grand Slam tournament as well as many other sporting events including the 1956 Olympics and Commonwealth Games. The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground can hold 100,000 people and is home to Australian Rules Football in the Winter and Cricket in the summer. Melbourne is also home to teams from all of Australian sporting codes including Soccer, Rugby League and Rugby Union. Melbourne is a very cosmopolitan city with a large overseas populations of migrants from Britain, Greece, Italy, Vietnam and China among others. This mixing pot of nationalities makes Melbourne a perfect place to visit and try different cuisines, great shopping and a vibrant cafe scene.

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Bondi Beach – Best Beach – Australian Tourist Attraction

Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Bondi Beach is one of the worlds most famous beaches and located only 15 minutes from the center of Sydney. It can be extremely crowded especially during any public holidays or around Christmas. Its a great place to have fish and chips on the beach or a picnic with friends. Home to one of the oldest surf lifesaving clubs in the world the beach can be dangerous with strong rips with can catch out unsuspecting tourists.

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Uluru – Kata Tjuta

Uluru - Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia
It doesn’t get more Australian that the red sands of Uluru in the heart of Australia. Formally known as Ayers Rock, Uluru is a massive monolith (rock) that is 3.6 kilometres long, 1.9 kilometres wide 9.4 kilometres around the base. It is one of the most photographed locations in Australia and the world. Lots of people visit Uluru for sunrise or sunset when the colors change in the different light. It is also worth visiting the Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) which are approx 50km away from Ulura and are amazing in their own right.

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Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New Suth Wales, Australia
If your first thought when imagining Australia isn’t Uluru then it is definitely Sydney Harbour. Sydney comes alive with the beauty of its harbour and the beautiful Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia’s most famous icons and the largest steel arch bridge in the world, while the opera house shaped like huge sails is a breathtaking site.
The home of the Australian prime minister, Kirribilli house is built right on the harbour next to the bridge and opposite the Opera House. Sail around the harbour, get a ferry over to Manly, or just enjoy lunch in one of the many spots with amazing views.

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Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Turtle, Queensland, Australia
The Great barrier Reef, located in North Queensland is home to over 300 reefs, 600 islands and is one of the worlds largest structures. This World Heritage Listed site stretches for over 2300 kilometres down the east coast of Australia. Filled with tropical fish, dolphins, turtles and smaller reef sharks, the reef is fantastic for scuba diving or snorkeling. Most people base themselves on the mainland in towns like Port Douglas, Cairns or Airlie Beach and take boat tours out to the reef.

Australia has a lot more reasons to visit than the 10 Australian Tourist attractions listed above, you quite easily create a list of over 200 reasons to travel to the land down under.


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