Top 10 Travel Destinations in Australia for Tourism

Australia is a country also known as the continent and officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia. The capital city of the country is Canberra and the currency used is Australian Dollar. The people of the country are called as the Aussies by many other countries. Australia is a better example of quality life, education, health and per capita income of the people. It is one of the most developed countries in the world as well as the 12th largest economy in the world. There are historical and tourist places in Australia to visit and more than billions of tourist are attracted towards Australia for tourism. In this article, we have compiled a list of the top 10 travel destinations in Australia for tourism.

Top 10 Travel Destinations in Australia for Tourism

1. Sydney

Sydney is a capital of New South Wales and also the most populous city in Australia. Sydney is known as multicultural city in Australia and one of the most multicultural cities in the world. The city is a major tourist destination in Australia and having many places which attracts the tourists. Sydney Opera House, Museum of Sydney, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and Sydney Cricket Ground are the most popular tourist places in the city of Sydney which attracts a large number of visitors each year. The city also contains many beautiful parks and open houses such as Hyde Park, Royal Botanic Gardens, Western Sydney Parklands, Chinese Garden of Friendship which are the popular attractions in the city. It is one of the most popular travel destinations in Australia for tourism.

Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia

2. Melbourne

Melbourne is a high rated city of Australia in the field of tourism and also called as the cultural capital of Australia. It is a tourist crowded city and also well connected to railway, roadway and airway. The summer for the Melbourne is a bust of the hot climate and tourists. Melbourne City Centre, Eureka Tower, Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Cricket Ground are the places popularly attracting the tourist in Melbourne.

Melbourne has a large number of churches such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. Micheal’s Uniting Church, and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church are the attractions and the best example of Australian art for the church lovers. Not only churches but the city also attracts tourist towards its beautiful gardens and parks like Royal Botanic Gardens, Albert Park, Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park and Point Nepean National Park. During summer, the most popular places are beaches such as St. Kilda, Elwood Beach, Half Moon Bay and many others. Melbourne is the second most popular travel destinations in Australia.

 Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, Australia

3. Brisbane

The Queensland’s capital and Australia’s third largest city is also a major tourist attraction like Melbourne and Sydney. The tourists are attracted towards this city due to its good weather climate, arts and culture. The city also contains the adventure activities such as Riverlife Adventure Centre, Story Bridge Adventure Climb and Ride of a City Cat. The places showing the culture and arts of the Brisbane as well Australia’s are Culture Centre and Museum of Brisbane are highly attracting the tourist through it’s collections.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and Moreton Island are the places giving relaxation to the tourists. The most attracted and popular places in Brisbane are South Bank and Queen Street Mall. It is one of the most popular travel destinations in Australia.

Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane, Australia

4. Gold Coast

The east coasted city of Australia located in the state of Queensland is a fourth major tourist attraction in Australia. The city is surrounded by the more 500 acres of national parks and gardens like Burleigh Heads National Park, Pine Ridge Conservation Park, Lamington National Park and Gold Coast Regional Botanic Garden. These parks and gardens contain a large number of walking trails and fabulous water falls. The beaches in the city like Broad Beach, Palm Beach, Main Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach are the inviting beaches for the tourist to take a dip in the warm water of Pacific Coasts. The trap for the sharks are kept in the see to protect the swimmers from the attacks of the sharks.

Gold Coast, Australia
Gold Coast, Australia

5. Hobart

The city of Hobart is the second oldest capital after Sydney and also a major tourist attracting city of Australia. Hobart is one of the beautiful cities in Australia, offering tourist a lot of things to see and visit. Hobart offers more fun and excitement than your imagination. The city contains three museum each of them are giving different knowledge to the visitors. Maritime Museum of Tasmania offers you the history of ships, ship building and wars in the sea. The Museum of Old and New Art will show you the Australia’s as well as Tasmania’s old and new styled collections of the art. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will display the art of different artists of the world who have settled later in Tasmania.

The Parliament House is the only parliament which was opened by the head of the state in the history of Australia. The Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens and Zoodoo Wildlife Park are Hobart’s most popular garden and park which provides us with a large collection of Flora and Fauna. The best place to visit in Hobart is Franklin Square which was named after former governor and contains the statue in the centre of area.

Hobart, Australia
Hobart, Australia

6. Perth

The Perth is a city also known as the city of lights, is located in the state of Western Australia. It is also one of the major tourist destinations in Australia. The city celebrates the festival of Diwali and attracts many tourist on the festival day. The city’s fun loving attitude, cool atmosphere and the welcoming  nature attracts the tourist from all over. The city is the home for many national parks and beaches Serpentine National Park, Floreat Beach, City Beach, Leighton Beach, Yanchep National Park which are popular tourist attractions in Perth.

The 108 St Georges Terrace is a tower located in the Central Business District is the best tourist attractions and one of the largest towers in Australia. The WACA cricket stadium is also a popular tourist attraction for the cricket lovers.

 Perth, Australia
Perth, Australia

7. Adelaide

Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and the fifth largest city in the country. It is also one of the most popular travel destinations in Australia. The city attracts more than million tourists each year due to its tourist attractions. As the city is called “City of Churches”, we can see churches like Holy Trinity Church, Pilgrim Church, St Peter’s Cathedral, Brougham Place Uniting Church and many other churches which are famous and mostly visited churches due to its architecture. The city also contains the art and historic collections which are displayed in the galleries and museum of Perth like Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum and National Railway Museum.

 Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide, Australia

8. Canberra

Canberra is the capital city of Australia and the largest inland city in Australia. The city is also a major tourist destination and contains many central government offices. The city is a home for many galleries and museum such as Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery and Museum of Australian Democracy which shows the history of the Australians and arts collections of famous artist. The city also contains many government offices like Australian Parliament House and Supreme Court of Australia which are open for tourist.

Canberra, Australia
Canberra, Australia

9. Cairns

The Cairns is a smaller township located in the state of Queensland Australia. It is one of the most popular travel destinations in Australia for foreign tourists due to its tropical climate and serves as the starting point for the people who want to visit Far North Queensland and Great Barrier Reef. The City is a well known travel destination for its climate and nature. It also provides unforgettable activities like hot air ballooning, white water rafting in ragging thunder, Bungee jumping, ride of Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and a swim cruise to the outer reef. The city also contains many beautiful places such as Fitzroy Island, Green Island, Michaelmas Cay and Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Cairns, Australia
Cairns, Australia

10. Darwin

Darwin is one of the largest cities and capital of the Northern Territory, Australia. Darwin is a two times rebuilt city and one of the Australia’s modern capitals. The city contains many museums and sight seeings. The best places to visit in Darwin are Kakadu National Park, Darwin Military Museum, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Australian Aviation Heritage Centre and Berry Springs Nature Park which are top rated tourist attractions in Darwin. It also contains the activities to do such as Speed Boat tours, Helicopter Tours and Air tours.

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Darwin, Australia
Darwin, Australia

Article first published on April 20, 2015.

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