31 Best Things to Do in Australia
The continent of Australia covers an area of 7,617,930 square kilometers along the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Australia is rich in biodiversity and is one of the least populated continents. This well-developed place is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Listed below are 31 best things to do in Australia!
Recommended Tours to Book:
- Yarra Valley Wine Tour from Melbourne
- Cairns Tour & Cruise
- Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
- Cairns Hot Air Balloon Flight
1- Melbourne’s coffee
The best spot to go for a delicious cup of coffee in Melbourne is Atomica Coffee. The atmosphere is lovely, and the quality of the coffee beans is superb. Other delicious coffee shops to try out include Duke’s Coffee Roasters, Patricia, and Undercover Roasters.
2- Wine Tour at Yarra Valley
Book this Yarra Valley Wine Tour before your trip to Australia because it might sell out! The tour will take you to four wineries called Balgownie Estate, Steels Gate Winery, Greenstone Vineyards, and Yering Farm, where you will get to try various types of wine and get some of the most picturesque landscapes.
3- Local Food
Queen Victoria Market is a well-known landmark located in Melbourne. The market has been going strong since the 19th century. Don’t forget to try Authentic Aussie BBQ, meat pie, and vegemite toast.
4- Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest in the world, as it is home to 3,000 separate reefs, which means you can go snorkeling or scuba diving from several different cities in Australia.
5- Sail the Whitsundays
The Whitsundays is named one of the world’s best places to go sailing and is a great spot to watch the sunset. The best beach with pure white sand located along Whitsundays Island is Whitehaven Beach. It is the perfect place for swimming or a barbeque.
6- Surf Lesson
Byron Bay has a reputation for being one of the best places to surf in Australia. Companies along the beach that offer surf lessons that will teach you how to catch a wave.
7- Cairns Hot Air Balloon
The spectacular sunrise hot air balloon flight across the Atherton Tablelands is worth waking up early for. The area is like a balloon festival every day, and the views of balloons rising on the horizon are stunning. You float over incredible landscapes in a basket for about 40 minutes.
Book Your Tour: Hot air balloon flight
8- Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest is a privately owned conservation. The owners are determined to share knowledge about the rainforest with nature lovers. There are several guided tours that you can select from; however, our favorite is this cruise ship tour that will take you through the mangrove swamps. They have lunch and afternoon tea included in this excursion! The Skyrail Tour will take you above the rainforest.
9- Campout on Fraser Island
Fraser Island is the world’s largest island, at 75-miles long. Lake Mckenzie and Moon Point are perfect areas to camp at!
10- Sydney Royal National Park 8 Pools
The Figure 8 Pools formed naturally by rocks and are the perfect place to go for a swim!
11- Cape Pillar Sea Cliffs
The caves are 900 feet tall over water protected by the Tasman National Park. A boat ride to see the Cape Pillar Sea Cliffs is the most relaxing way you can. Another way to see them is to hike on a four-day excursion along a 25-mile Cape Pillar Circuit.
12- Feed a Rock Wallaby
Magnetic Island, a short ferry ride from Townsville, Australia, is one of the only places to feed rock wallabies. The wallabies reside in Arcadia near the pier at dusk and enjoy eating bananas and apples. The animals hop around like kangaroos and are so small and cute in comparison.
13- Quokko Selfie
Quokkas live on Rottnest Island, a 30-minute boat ride from Perth’s coastline. Rottnest is a protected nature reserve and is a habitat for the 12,000 Quokkas that live there.
14- Hug a Koala
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is home to animals, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and Tasmanian devils. You can feed kangaroos at this sanctuary is in Brisbane, Australia. You can get photos with a Koala bear at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, located on the Gold Coast of Australia.
15- Cape Le Grand National Park
Did you know? Kangaroos roam freely at Cape Le Grand National Park.
16- Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is one of the best spots in Australia to discover unique wildlife in its natural habitat.
17- Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House opened in 1973 and is one of the most famous buildings in Australia. The building, built in the 20th century, now offers over 1,500 shows per year.
18- Sydney Harbour Bridge
You have to go and see the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge that reaches 459 feet tall. You can climb to the top of the bridge at the Pylon Lookout for a 360-degree view of Sydney.
19- Western Australian’s Pink Lake
Lake Hillier is a bright pink lake caused by algae and high salt content. The best way to see it is either in a helicopter or on a boat cruise because the lake is off-limits to visitors.
20- Bondi Beach to Bronte Coastal Wall
Bondi Beach welcomes over one million visitors annually. There is a 2.5-mile Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, which meanders along cliff tops overlooking the beach. There are excellent restaurants and stores along Bondi Beach.
21- Uluru Sunrise
Uluru is home to Ayers Rock or a sandstone rock sacred to the aboriginal people. The Anangu people offer walking tours of the rock and surrounding area. The colors of the sunset are spectacular.
22- Great Ocean Road
The great ocean road runs between Torquay and Allansford along the southeastern coast. The road itself is a memorial dedicated to soldiers who died during WWI.
23- Melbourne Aquarium
The Melbourne Aquarium is not a normal aquarium because not only can you look at sharks while you are there, but you can also dive with them! Diving with Grey Nurse sharks, Whale Sharks, and Seven Kill Sharks is not only safe at the aquarium but enjoyable.
24- Cable Beach
Cable Beach has an incredible sunset and sunrise, beautiful white sands, and gentle waves. The southern part of the beach is a great spot to witness whales and dolphins. Another great place to go whale watching is at Hervey Bay. Most tours last around four hours and include lunch!
25- The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles is a popular tourist destination located off the shore of Port Campbell National Park and is also visible from the Great Ocean Road. Right now, there are only eight apostles because four of the outcrops eroded and collapsed. The remaining outcrops are about 50 meters high.
26- Tully and Barron River
If you enjoy water sports, then make sure you head to Tully and Barron river to go white water rafting.
27- Bay of Fires
Bay of Fires got its name from Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773 when he saw the fires of the Aboriginal people on the beach. You can do everything from swimming to fishing at the Bay of Fires, and there is a campsite where you can pitch a tent or take an RV to spend some time in the lovely area.
28- Kalbarri National Park
Kalbarri National Park is north of Perk. The major tourist destination within the national park is called Murchison Gorge. The park is open year-round and is perfect for hiking.
29- Wave Rock
The Wave Rock is one of Western Australia’s most spectacular rock formations sitting at 14 meters high. The formation is in the same shape as you would find an ocean, which is what makes the Wave Rock so unique.
Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve is home to the Jenolan Caves located west of Katoomba. The open caves are the oldest in the world.
31- Phillip Island
If you love wild animals, then you need to go to Phillip Island. The Island is home to penguins strolling around and pacific gulls. You may also see wallabies and kangaroos surrounding the area.
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