21 Top Rated Tourist Attractions of Australia

Australian continent along with various islands are home to list of natural wonders and unique wildlife. Tourism in Australia and high profile destinations include the Gold Coast, Great Barrier Reef, Australian outback and Tasmanian wilderness.

Top rated tourist attractions in Australia also include Brisbane, Melbourne, Bondi Beach, Daintree National Park, Fraser Island, Broome region, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Old and New Art and Carlton Gardens.

Opera House, Sydney

Sydney Opera House is the most famous and distinctive building of Australia. The building along with Sydney Harbour are two major tourist attractions of the city and Sydney is amongst the top 15 most visited cities in the world.

Gold Coast, Queensland

Gold Coast city at Queensland of Australia is a secluded holiday destination with its sunny subtropical climate. The City of Gold Coast is covered by forest, mangrove covered islands and Mermaid Beach.

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world and supports a wide diversity of marine life. The natural wonders of Australia is selected as a World Heritage Site and offers most popular tourist activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving.

Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road is an important tourist attraction in Australia and listed as a national heritage coast of Australia. The 243 kilometres long stretch of road along with the coast is being notable for its natural limestone and sandstone rock formations.

The Outback


Australian outback region is a large driest desert and one of the largest intact natural areas on Earth. The natural wonder of outback is full of important wildlife and home to a diverse set of animal species such as Brumby feral horse, red kangaroos and dingoes feral dogs.

Kangaroo Island


Kangaroo Island is the most popular tourist attractions of South Australia and the most popular tourist spots include Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kelly Hill Conservation Park and Little Sahara. The island along with Flinders Chase National Park and several other nature reserves are also noted for its honey and wine industry.

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains along with the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales of Australia are listed as a World heritage area. Tourist attractions of Blue Mountains include Giant Stairway, Katoomba mining tramways, Shipley Plateau and  a popular destination for mountain bikers and other adventure sports.

Uluru – Kata Tjuta

Uluru Rock and Kata Tjuta are group of large sandstone rock formations and considered sacred by Aboriginal people. Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park with these rocks have become a focal point for Australia and home to different species of wildlife such as Brushtail possum, rock wallaby and Perentie lizard.

Tasmanian Wilderness

Tasmania island state of Australia is known for its unique flora and fauna. Flora and fauna of Tasmania include Tasmanian tiger, Tasmanian nativehen, Wallaby kangaroos and Tasmanian devil.

Cradle Mountain Lake

Dove Lake near Cradle Mountain is located in the highlands of Tasmania and a principal tourist sites in the Tasmania state. Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park support unique habitat and wildlife biodiversity.

Kimberley Regions

Kimberley Regions of Western Australia is a open savanna woodland, known for sandstone landscape and unique mixture of wildlife. Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park are known for fossils and home to huge saltwater crocodile and endemic bird species.

Great Victoria Desert

Great Victoria Desert is the largest desert in Australia followed by Great Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert and Tanami Desert. The Unnamed Biosphere Reserve and conservation park is a protected area with in Nullarbor Plain and Victoria Desert.

Wallaman Falls

Wallaman Falls is the tallest single drop waterfalls of Australia, situated in the Girringun National Park. Girringun National Park offers beautiful landscapes,geological features and supports list of bird species endemic to Queensland.

Byron Bay

Byron Bay has several beaches and popular for surfing, whale watching, scuba diving and snorkelling. Minyon Falls is another popular visitor attraction in Nightcap National Park, nearby town of Byron Bay.

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the largest island of Queensland and one of the largest sand island in the world. Fraser Island is a natural attraction of Australia and has freshwater lakes, mangrove forests, eucalyptus woodland and Rainbow Beach.

Australian Alps

Australian Alps is the highest series of mountain range and part of the Great Dividing Range. The Australian Alps are protected by large national parks and home to Australia’s highest snow country.

Great Dividing Range

Great Dividing Range is consists of complex upland areas,impressive gorge, mountains, plateaus and escarpments. The range is home to Mount Kosciuszko highest mountain of Australia and now included in national parks and other reserves.

The Pinnacles

The Pinnacles within Nambung National Park in the Wheatbelt region of Australia are limestone formations. The park contains thousands of limestone Pinnacles and remained unknown to most of the tourist.

Ningaloo Coast

Ningaloo Coast in Cape Range National Park is the largest fringing coral reef in Australia. The coast and reef are now part of the heritage sites and surrounding waters and Cape Range park is home to over 700 caves, spectacular gorge, beautiful Shoal and abundance of flora and fauna.

Daintree National Park

Daintree National Park is known for its exceptional biodiversity and rare species of birds and wildlife. The World Heritage Site is very popular for Mossman Gorge, Daintree River, Platypus egg laying mammal, Amethystine python and cassowary flightless bird.

Kakadu National Park

Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park is one of the prime tourist attraction of the Kakadu park along with Water buffalo, goannas, saltwater crocodile, eastern brown snakes and black wallaroos.

Kakadu National Park is also home to most productive uranium mines and among the richest in northern Australia for list of plant species with several endemic plants.

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