Places To Visit of Australia


Australia is the only continent country in the world. It is also the sixth largest country in the world. The various states and territories of Australia include:

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Victoria, Tasmania
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory

Within these states and territories lie a whole range of places to visit or major tourist destinations.


Queensland:

  • Also known as the 'Sunshine State', Queensland is the second largest state in Australia.

  • With Brisbane as its capital, Queensland is an embodiment of scenic beauty covering long stretches of sandy beaches, splendid coastline, lush tropical rainforests, enormous plains, and the Great Barrier Reef which is a natural wonder and Australia's leading tourist destination.

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Major places to visit in Queensland are:-
  • BrisbaneIt is the contemporary urban capital of Queensland and the third largest city of Australia. Brisbane, situated close to national parks, makes for an outstanding touring base. It also has rainforests and some of the most attractive beaches in the world.

  • Brisbane is a combination of the diverse, dynamic, sophisticated and the progressive. Being one of the world's fasted growing urban regions, it also attracts a huge number of international business to the city.

  • Recreation: Brisbane's sub-tropical ambience and winding rivers create the perfect mood for recreation. Some of the great outdoors include, City Botanical Gardens, the Roma Street Parkland and New Farm Park.

  • From Sailing, surfing, hot-air ballooning to kayaking down the river Brisbane offers a wide range of exciting outdoor adventures.

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Shopping:

  • Being home to the largest shopping precinct between Sydney and Singapore, Brisbane offers something to everyone from high end fashions to vintage one-off pieces. One of the favourites with the locals as well and the visitors is The Queen Street Mall.

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  • Food: Brisbane caters to all kinds of taste buds and budgets. The local favourite restaurants are Eagle Street Pier, New Farm and Fortitude Valley which offers a combination of great service, stylish dining, and the most delectable delights.

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Gold Coast

  • The gorgeous Gold Coast is located in south-east Queensland. As one of Australia's leading tourist destinations, Gold Coast offers an amazing range of places.

  • From the glamour of Surfers Paradise, sophistication of Main Beach, theme parks and wildlife sanctuaries, rainforest wonderlands, championship golf courses to great shopping locales, this place has them all.

  • Recreation: Gold Coast offers a wide array of recreational activities from daytime adventure tours to a great night life. Many theme parks like Wet N Wild, Dreamworld, Movie World, and SeaWorld are great places to visit. Surfing is the main sport on the Gold Coast and the beaches here are the biggest tourist attraction. Besides these there are several golf courses on the Gold Coast.

  • Great Barrier Reef Located at a distance of 2500 km down the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest marine park covering an approximate total area of 344,000 square kilometers. The Reef is considered Australia's leading tourist attraction and the biggest natural feature in the world.

Some of the ideal starting points for visiting the Great Barrier Reef are:
  • Cairns
  • Port Douglas
  • Townsville
  • The reef can be viewed by either Scuba diving, snorkeling, semi- submersible vessels, glass bottomed boats or a catamaran. There are scenic helicopter flights also available for viewing the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Other popular destinations of Queensland include: Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast South Burnett, and Townsville among many others.

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New South Wales:

  • Known as Australia's biggest and oldest state, New South Wales makes for an ideal holiday destination with its outdoor lifestyle, great beaches and world heritage national parks. It is located in the south-east of Australia with Sydney as its capital city.

Sydney

  • The state capital of New South Wales, Sydney is located on the south-east coast of Australia and is built around Port Jackson.

  • The cosmopolitan city of Sydney with its great natural beauty is situated amidst beaches, lush hinterland, world heritage areas and great wine regions.

  • The city's main attractions are the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the magnificent Opera House, Darling Harbor, Darlinghurst, Sydney Eastside precinct, Fort Denison and many more.

  • Other popular destinations of New South Wales are: Byron Harbor, Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Lord Howe Island and the Murray North Coast.

Canberra -

  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Canberra is a city with natural scenic beauty. It is a modern city surrounded by natural bushland and rural areas. Canberra is located at the northern end of ACT.

Victoria -

  • The second smallest state in Australia, Victoria covers a total area of 227,600 square kilometers. It's the region's diversity that adds to its charm and beauty.

  • From sweeping coastlines, pristine beaches, lakes and mountains to wildlife and world class wineries, Victoria caters to all. The capital of Victoria is Melbourne- a popular tourist attraction.

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Melbourne Melbourne is the capital of Victoria, and sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River, around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. As a cosmopolitan city, Melbourne exudes style and sophistication with its state of the art restaurants, buzzing laneway cafés, bistros and bars.

A great shopping destination, Melbourne has both locally designed originals and the best of international brands in fashion.

Melbourne has a passion for great cuisine ranging from classic to exotic, and a fine taste for the arts. The architecture of Melbourne is a beautiful blend of the Victorian and the modern.

Other destinations of the state of Victoria include: Great Ocean Road, The Murray Goldfields, Phillip Island, Spa Country, Grampians and Mornington Peninsula.

Other significant places to visit in Australia include:
  • The Red Center, in the Northern Territory
  • Adelaide
  • Tasmania
  • Perth

 

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