There are many who ask us every day : What are the best places to visit in Australia? How do we organize our trip to Australia?

To help all those people who want to travel to Australia to organize your holidays have prepared this article which find answers to the questions Q W hat do, where to go and what to see in Australia.

  • If you are planning a trip to Australia take a look at the Guide to travel to Australia that we have prepared for you, it will surely help you organize your trip. We have given him a lot of love.

We have fallen in love with this country and we would advise you to visit all these places and discover the thousands of secret corners of this great island, but when time is money you have to decide on certain areas and leave others for the next trip.

If you are already living in Australia or have months to travel around the country, this article can help you decide which places you want to visit , but we advise you to complete it with the rest of the articles on our blog. Australia has beautiful corners and if you have time to travel and discover them you will not regret it.

Map places to see in Australia

To clarify a little more where these wonderful places are, we have indicated them on the map. We have ordered them by state and not by order of preference.

We admit that we have not yet been able to visit all of them. But if we have lived in Sydney for more than 6 years, we have traveled a lot in Australia and collected first-hand information from people who have traveled to these places, theirs are the photos and comments

Thank you all for participating in this great post about Australia!

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Best places to see in Australia

New South Wales

  1. Sydney

Sydney is Australia's most popular city, with the Opera House building and the Harbor Bridge as icons. No trip to Australia is complete without a visit of at least three days to Sydney.

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  • If you are looking for accommodation in Sydney take a look at where you can choose from over 1960 different places to stay overnight. These are for us the best places to stay in Sydney according to your budget.

2. Blue Mountains

Visiting the Blue Mountains is one of the most comfortable ways to do a bit of hiking in Australia and enjoy nature. Avoid the most touristy areas and take a walk. We would recommend either of these two: National Pass Walk or Grand Canyon Walk .

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3. Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay's beaches boast the whitest sand in the world and are an ideal place to spend a few days enjoying the beach and the sun. We loved Booderee National Park.

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  • Where to stay in Jervis Bay

    If you want something even cheaper, you can also opt for a campsite, we have stayed at the Jervis Bay Holiday Park and it is very good.

    When we go to Jervis Bay with friends we sometimes rent a house, so we also recommend that you take a look at Airbnb .

    In case you have not yet registered with Airbnb, here we leave you our discount of $ 55 for your first reservation: Yes, I want my discount on Airbnb

What to see in Australia: Queensland

4. The Great Barrier Reef

Without a doubt the star tourist attraction of Australia and a wonder of nature, it is difficult to describe it, you have to experience it, do not hesitate, put on some goggles and a tube and enjoy a unique show, even if you have never dived snorkeling is very easy.

We have already said it once, to see the Great Barrier Reef in all its splendor it is best to do one of the boat excursions that leave from Cairns or Port Douglas.

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5. Daintree Forest

The subtropical forest of North Queensland is wild nature in its purest form: saltwater crocodiles, causarians, spectacular flora and above all Cape Tribulation one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen, although the truth is that we did not dare to take a bath, would you dare?

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6. Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach

They say that Whitehaven is the most beautiful beach in the world and although for color tastes, we were not disappointed at all. To get to know the Whitsundays, there is nothing better than sailing on a sailboat and dropping anchor from time to time to snorkel and cool off.

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7. Fraser Island

It is the largest sand island in the world, traveling it with a 4 × 4 is very fun, we would highlight Lake Mckenzie, it is very surprising to see such turquoise water in a freshwater lake.

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Northern Territory

8. Uluru and Kata Yuya National Park

It is one of the icons of Australia, a place where you can learn a little more about Aboriginal culture through its stories and legends. It is a place with a very special magic.

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9. Kings Canyon

The sunset in Kings Canyon is beautiful and is the welcome break after several hours of lonely road through the desert from Ayers Rock or Alice Spring. There is a very interesting guided hiking trail through the canyon.

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10. Darwin, Kakadu National Park.

This photo is part of the way to get to the Jim Jim falls, it is idyllic, the feeling of peace that is breathed there is immense. The hike is supposed to be a bit tough but it didn't seem like it to me, it must be to enjoy these incredible views and finally a dip in the Jim Jim falls (free of crocodiles, or so they say.

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Text and Photo of Alicia

In 2017 I had (Shine) the opportunity to travel to Darwin and get to know Kakadu National Park and I can say that it is one of the places in Australia that I liked the most. The landscapes are impressive and the nature is wild, simply spectacular.

I have a tremendous delay with the articles and I have not yet been able to dedicate one to tell you about my trip to Darwin, but if you have any questions to organize your trip, leave me a comment or send me an email and I will try to solve it for you.

Western australia

11. Rottnest Island

An entire island to explore by bike, paradisiacal beaches with crystal clear waters, encounters with friendly native animals ... this paradise is located just 25 minutes by ferry from Perth.

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Text and photo by Patri Lacampa, Dani Sabater and Lunita

12. Esperance

If you travel along the southern coast of Western Australia, you cannot miss Lucky Bay in Esperance. It is one of the most popular beaches in Australia. Its white sand squeaks when you walk to the water, the bluest and most crystalline we have ever seen. Also on the beaches there are friendly kangaroos.

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Text and photo by Lucia Berlanga and Armando Ruiz

13. Broome

This region is known as "The Pearl of the North" because it is home to pearls that are sold throughout the world. Broome is known for tropical beaches, especially Cable Beach whose sunset seems to be dreamy.

Tour Australia by motorhome. Western australia

14. Ningaloo Reef

Did you know that Western Australia has its own barrier reef? Well yes, Ningaloo Reef, where you can also swim with whale sharks from April to July.

Ningaloo Coast and Shark Bay

15. Karijini National Park

Located in the north of Western Australia, they say that it is one of the most spectacular national parks in the country, with impressive hiking trails, it is famous mainly for its waterfalls and crystalline pools, we are looking forward to visiting it.

Western Australia. Karijini National Park

South Australia

16. Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for countless species, some in danger of extinction. Platypus, koalas, echidnas, varanus lizards, kangaroos, snakes and lots of birds.

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Text and photo of Pedro

In 2017 we visited Kangaroo Island and we cannot recommend it more, if you are an animal lover it is a place that you have to visit. They say Kangaroo Island is like a zoo but without cages, and we attest to that.


17. Melbourne

It is the most European city in Australia, you will love its atmosphere, its leisure and restaurant offer, its architecture and its parks.

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18. Great Ocean Road

One of the most beautiful and comfortable driving routes in Australia, great to see kangaroos, wallabies and koalas in their natural habitat, enjoy the wild beauty of its beaches and such a particular landscape.

Twelve Apostols Great Ocean road Vistoria


19. Tasmania

To the south of Australia, an isolated area of ​​the great block that represents Oceania, is the island of Tasmania (Tassie). A place that invites you to explore your possibilities.

Traveling to Tassie is always a success since you will be in shock due to the contrast between forest and sea, diversity of fauna and flora and the humility of its people; all of them outstanding and unmatched features that their lands can boast of.

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Text and photo by David López

  • Where to stay in Tasmania:

    We advise you to take a look at, which has more than 1280 accommodations on the island.

    If you still do not have an account in Booking, here we leave you a discount of $ 25 for your next reservation if you access through this link: Yes, I want my discount in Booking

Deciding what to see in Australia is nothing, in this article we wanted to show you which are in our opinion the 19 best places to visit in Australia.

You can plan your trip using the map and reading the articles of the places that have attracted you the most to visit. Hopefully it helps you to organize your trip.

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Article published in February 2017 and updated in March 2018

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