Top 5 Travel Destinations In Australia For An Amazing Experience - by Anurag Gade - CollectLo

Top 5 Travel Destinations In Australia For An Amazing Experience

Anurag Gade - CollectLo

Anurag Gade

Content Writer

3 min read . May 01 2023


Couldn’t decide on a location for your honeymoon? Or having trouble deciding your next backpacker trip? Scouting for the perfect locations for a family holiday? Your call for a vacation is best answered by Australia, the land down under.

Whether you are looking to get away with your girlfriend on a week-long holiday or you are done backpacking through Europe and looking for your next adventure, Australia has you covered. We all know that choosing the place for your next vacation is tough.

Given the plethora of options at your disposal, it can become increasingly complex to make a choice. But what if we say that Australia is the one place that will cater to each of your vacation needs?

We all know Australia is huge. But at the same time, it harbours some exotic locations that will give you a unique experience altogether.

So, if it is Australia that you seek, here are the top 5 travel destinations in Australia that you must try out.

What Makes Australia The Perfect Tourist Destination?

While it may be the world’s smallest continent, it is also the sixth-largest country in terms of size. This means this country is vast enough to provide you with iconic experiences of a lifetime. Furthermore, when down under, you can tick several things off your bucket list.

The country’s spectacular natural environment, diverse culture, hospitality, and excellent food and wine pairing are reasons enough for the majority of us to visit the country at least once in our lifetime. Furthermore, the country’s rich heritage and extremely hospitable environment make it the perfect tourist attraction for people of all ages.

Top 5 Travel Attractions In Australia

If you are looking to explore some of the country’s historical roots or are just onshore to relax, Australia has you covered. The country has many things to offer to travellers of all kinds. Right from the Great Barrier Reef to sandy beaches to places of historic importance, you are bound to tick several things off your travel list when travelling in the land down under.

But given the plethora of options at your disposal, choosing where to start can be a daunting experience. This is where we come in. To help you get the best locations under your belt, we have listed the top 5 travel destinations in Australia, each with something unique to offer.

1. Melbourne, Victoria

There is a high chance you may have heard a lot about Melbourne including a few stereotypes. As much as we hate to deny it, some of those stereotypes are true. Yes, Melburnians are obsessed with coffee, people love wearing black, and rooftops are reserved solely for bars.

That’s right! Despite Melbourne’s temperamental weather, you are bound to find an insane amount of rooftop bars throughout the city. While this seems like everything Melbourne offers, we assure you that the city has deep secrets waiting to be explored by tourists and backpackers alike.

From a laneway speakeasy to an underground theatre/improv club, Melbourne has dozens of such places just waiting to be discovered. And the best part is, Melbourne’s city-wide free tram zone makes it easier to explore multiple places at once without having to pay for transport whatsoever.

If you have a long halt in Melbourne, add these places to your list

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), The Immigration Museum, Eureka Tower, National Art Gallery Of Victoria, Shrine Of Remembrance, Federation Square, and Sea Life.

2. Sydney, New South Wales

The largest cosmopolitan city in Australia, Sydney is at par with Melbourne by offering you its iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney’s world-famous Opera House. In addition to these places, Sydney too has its fair share of beaches such as Bondi and Manly.

Furthermore, Sydney offers you premium shopping experiences followed by world-class dining in some of the most exotic restaurants known to Australia. Given the number of places Sydney has to offer, it most certainly is one of the top tourist attractions of Australia.

Here are a few places you can visit during your stay in Sydney

Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), The Rocks, Bondi Beach, Darling Harbour, Sydney Olympic Park, and the AMP Tower. 

3. Tasmania

We all want our vacations to go out guns blazing. And Tasmania can get that done. While it may be Australia’s smallest state, the natural beauty it offers is an experience of a lifetime.

Flushed by rugged wilderness, Tasmania offers travellers heaps of new things to try out on their vacations. Whether it is exploring the rich sauna or kayaking through the clear crystal water bodies or spotting wallabies and Tasmanian devils, the state has something to offer to every one.

This island state has plenty of spots to offer. So, when in Tasmania, make sure you take a trip down Hobart, visit the Port Arthur site, and take a road trip along the visually stunning East Coast.

4. Adelaide, South Australia

This South Australian capital is known for its significant beauty and scenery. And if you are a Virat Kohli fan, then that’s reason enough to visit the Adelaide Oval once in your lifetime.

If culture and cuisine ruled the world, we are pretty sure Adelaide would be on the throne. While it may be smaller than Melbourne and Sydney, Adelaide makes up for its size by offering you plenty of museums, art galleries, festivals, shops, bars, restaurants, and cafes throughout your trip.

March marks the start of the Adelaide Festival, the city’s biggest event. So, if you’re ever in Adelaide in March, make your way to the Adelaide Festival without further ado.

The Barossa Valley near Adelaide houses some of Australia’s famous vineyards and wineries. A wine-tasting session is in order and so is a tour of the vineyard if you are a wine enthusiast.

Some popular tourist spots in and around Adelaide include the famous Adelaide Botanical Gardens, the Adelaide Central Market, and numerous walking trails along the Cleland Conservation Park.

5. The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Although the Great Barrier Reef is the final entry in our list, it most certainly should be the first of yours. Formed just after the passing of the Ice Age 10,000 years ago, this is one of the oldest and largest coral reefs in the world.

Spanning over an area of more than 135,000 square miles, this coral reef stretches more than 1,250 miles and is aptly regarded as one of the Wonders Of The World. But if you think corals are all you’ll come across during your visit to the Great Barrier Reef, you’re mistaken.

For there are over 2,000 different species of fish followed by over 500 special coral polyps just waiting to be explored. And if you ever find yourself touring the Great Barrier Reef, we strongly recommend you visit the nearby towns of Cairns and Townsville.

The Bottom Line

Australia’s tourism accounts for a major chunk of the country’s GDP, making up for 5% of the country’s total workforce. Accordingly, the country takes every step to ensure country’s tourism remains desirable, intact, and highly memorable for everyone.

Plus, Australia has something to offer people of all age groups. From natural wonders, sandy beaches, and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is certainly the one destination everyone should keep on their travel radar. And the best part is, no matter where you find yourself in Australia, you are bound to have an unforgettable experience in the land down under.