The Best Places to Visit in Australia

When it comes to the ultimate experience down under, Australia has to be the destination to visit. Its mixture of stunning natural habitats, unique animals and great cities really is a hard one to beat. But what are the top destinations ‘Down Under’? This article takes a look at a few of the best.

The Great Barrier Reef

We start with one of the country’s most famous locations, one of the natural wonders of the world: the Great Barrier Reef. This stunning marine eco-system stretches over an incredible 2,600 kilometres, formed of hundreds of small islands and over 2,000 smaller reefs. The Great Barrier Reef is believed to be home to 1,500 fish species and has to be one of the ‘must see’ destinations in Australia.

The Kimberley

If you like to live on the wild side, the Kimberley should be your destination of choice. This remote region is a spectacular one, with the dramatic Geikie Gorge National Park (Darngku), beautiful waterfalls and stunning rock formations, like the Bungle Bungles. The area is also home to the famous flying doctor service and pearling town of Broome, a brilliant place to stop if you’re interested in the region’s history.

The Barossa Valley

For fans of Australian wine, the Barossa Valley will be a holiday highlight. The region is best known for its beautiful vineyards. Located just 50 km northeast of Adelaide, the area was transformed by English immigrants from the 1850s onwards. The location today is known for this English influence, visible in its architecture, along with its delicious food and impressive wines. If you come at the right time of year, there are also a number of excellent festivals that take place nearby.


More commonly called Ayer’s Rock, Uluru is one of the most famous outback sites. This massive red rock formation sits in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by Australian Desert. Thousands choose to visit the formation every year, many choosing to trek around its nine kilometre circumference to see the rock face with drawings created by local Aborigines.


We finish with a famous urban site, the iconic Sydney Harbour. The harbour is famous for being the largest natural harbour in the world, today surrounded by urban developments. The best spot to take in the view is known as Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, set on the headland near the Royal Botanical Gardens. From here, you can see the stunning Sydney Harbour Bridge and the world famous Sydney Opera House.