The best tourist sites to visit in Australia

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The best tourist sites to visit in Australia

Australia is one of the best countries in the world to holiday in. Over 8.5 million tourists visited Australia in 2019! Below is a guide that gives some of the best cities and surrounding areas to visit.


In Sydney there are so many things to see: Bondi and Manly Beaches, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, the Botanical Gardens, Opera House, Taronga Zoo and Harbour Bridge. You can take Bridge walk. There is also the Blue Mountains National Park only about 1.5 hours from the centre of Sydney, as well as famous wine making regions like the Hunter Valley.

Brisbane and the Gold Coast:

If you get the chance to visit Brisbane, take a Brisbane River cruise, visit the Queensland Museum, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Moreton Island, Australia Zoo, and the Cultural Centre in the South Bank. When in the Gold Coast enjoy Sea World, Dreamworld and Movie World, as well as the vibrant night life there.


When in Melbourne take a trip to the Southbank area and the Melbourne Arts Precinct. Visit vibrant St. Kilda and the go and see the Penguins at Phillip Island. Enjoy the Australian Open tennis tournament held every January. Visit Melbourne Zoo, Federation Square and the Queen Victoria Market. Get out of Melbourne and take a trip along the Great Ocean Road.


Adelaide is known as the city of Churches. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. The city also has an annual Adelaide Festivalwhich is an international arts gathering with spin-offs including fringe and film events. You can also take a trip to the famous Barossa Valley and Coonawarra wine growing regions which are truly amongst the best in the world.


Perth is the capital of Western Australia, and it lies where the Swan River meets the southwest coast. Sandy beaches line its suburbs, and the huge, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mount Eliza offer sweeping views of the city. The Perth Cultural Centre is where the state ballet and opera companies perform, and you can take a trip to nearby Rottnest Island.


There are many tourist attractions in and around Hobart. Hobart is the capital city of the island state Tasmania which is located off the south-eastern coast of the Australian mainland. There is the famous Salamanca Market on Saturdays, MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art),the famous Botanical Gardens in the heart of the city, and the city’s backdrop is the 1,270 metrehigh Mount Wellington, with sweeping views, as well as hiking and cycling trails.Beautiful countryside and amazing national parks are also very close by to Hobart.

How to visit Australia and start your holiday:

So how do you visit Australia? Please note that everyone who travels to Australia needs a valid visa. Everyone. So visit our website or contact us so we can help you figure out the best Tourist visa option for you.

Apply for your Australian Tourist visa today!

Written by Luke Gorham ©2020
Registered Migration Agent
ETA Visa Australia Express
Australian Visa Advice

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