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Best Locations to Visit in Australia

Best Locations to Visit in Australia

05 Jan 2023 Travel Tips
Australia is filled with some of the world's best holiday locations, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Great Barrier Reef. Australia is the perfect place to plan your next road trip, learn about the Aboriginal culture and visit as many of our coastal beaches as possible. Known for its sunny weather and fascinating wildlife, Australia is the place to visit in 2022 and it’s calling your name. This list shows you some of the best places to visit in Australia, making it easier for you to decide where to go for your next adventure. 

The Whitsundays

Ahh, the Whitsundays - known for its super white sand, clear blue seas and tropical islands - this area is on top of our list for one of the best places to visit in Australia. It's the ideal holiday location for tourists and locals to visit as it's the definition of what paradise is. As you arrive in this beautiful destination, you will feel a sense of relaxation and peacefulness as you take in the scenery of the island that is home to the Ngaro people, making it one of the few Australian places that still have archaeological sites. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can camp on some of the islands and enjoy the Australian camping experience or book one of the many luxury resorts in the area. There are also plenty of activities to do on the islands, such as exploring popular beaches such as Whitehaven Beach and booking a tour or day trip to discover the Whitsundays area. Whether you’re visiting Australia for the first time or just looking for a relaxing vacation, the Whitsundays is the place to be.

Great Ocean Road

Known as one of Australia’s top highlights as well as being one of the best road trips Australia has to offer, the Great Ocean Road is the location to visit for your next road trip. You will be able to explore some of Victoria’s top highlights such as The Twelve Apostles, with strange rocky formations jutting out of the Australian ocean, this is a sight that everyone must see at least once in their lives. As you carefully drive along the Great Ocean Road, you will be able to discover the beautiful rainforests, small cozy towns, Port Fairy and many other highlights. You could either plan a road trip with friends, walk the Great Ocean Walk or book a guided tour for an easier and stress-free trip. Many tours explore the Great Ocean Road and will take you to the best spots including Loch Ard Gorge and also organize the whole day for you, making it less stressful to plan a whole road trip with so many attractions to see. The tour is also guided, so you will learn about the history and fascinating stories of the iconic Great Ocean Road, an experience like no other. This location made it on our list of the best locations to visit in Australia as it has an abundance of attractions to see within one road trip.

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are one of Australia’s top highlights. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia and provides plenty of day trips for locals to enjoy. It is known for being a UNESCO world heritage area and is over 100 million years old, making it an ideal location for you to add to your holiday plans. Many Blue Mountains tours operate daily and include overnight stays for that romantic experience. If you decide to hop on a tour, you will be able to witness some of Australia’s most beautiful places just in this National Park alone. This includes Euroka, a common spot where native wildlife passes through. As well as taking a guided hike to Wentworth Falls and enjoying the relaxing scenery around you. After you have taken enough photos for Instagram, you will make your way through Jamison Valley and be in awe of the breathtaking forest around you. You will also be able to capture a photo of the iconic Three Sisters rock formation and then end your day with a relaxing warm bath at one of The Blue Mountains' top hotels. This holiday destination is the ideal location for those who enjoy the outdoors and a little adventure.

Kakadu National Park

Another iconic UNESCO World Heritage Park is the Kakadu National Park. It is also one of Australia’s Aboriginal heritage sites, making it the perfect place to visit if you’re searching for a knowledgeable and exciting adventure. This national park is full of native wildlife and native Australian plants, it is also home to ancient Ubirr rock art and the Wild Alligator River. You will also be able to walk up to the Nadab lookout to capture that picture-perfect photo of the beauty of Australia. This trip can be done through either a tour with a personal indigenous guide or you can try the ultimate Aussie outdoor experience and explore the national park self-guided. 

The Barossa

Australia is home to some of the world’s best wine and has many great wine regions all over, however, The Barossa is known for being an international-acclaimed wine region, surrounding the cozy towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa. Other than tasting some of the best wine in the world, you will also be able to explore the vineyards from above, visit vintage 80 cellar doors and fill your belly with the fresh local cuisine from the famous wine region. Some top highlights of the Barossa are Maggies Beer Farm Shop, Mengler Hill Look Out and Barossa Valley Chocolate Company. To experience the best of the Barossa, take the Epicurean Way to explore the highlights on your road trip. There are plenty of tours you can book if you’re searching for a relaxing trip so you can focus on enjoying some of Australia’s best wines. We cannot forget to mention a Murray River Cruise when talking about the Barossa Valley. This is part of a 7 day cruise or can be added onto the 3 or 4 night cruises to make this a complete experience of the best places to visit in South Australia.

This list only contains a small number of the best places to visit in Australia, so make sure you book a long holiday to get the chance to explore all the best places Australia has to offer.

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