Place to visit in Australia

Australia has countless cities and towns that offer visitors something special, and any list of twenty top destinations will only omit twenty more that are just as deserving of inclusion. But needs must! Start your research with this list of fabulous urbs.

  1. Sydney

Think of Australia’s first city and many iconic landmarks spring to mind: the magnificent harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks historic precinct, Sydney Tower and a plethora of golden, soft-sand beaches. Cosmopolitan yet chilled, endlessly popular yet lacking pretension, the New South Wales capital attracts over 30 million visitors annually. There’s so much to see and do here, and whether you’re a culture vulture, a sand-surf-and-sun seeker, a foodie or fashionista, you’ll find a wealth of experiences on offer.

  1. Melbourne

Chic, sophisticated and always on trend, Melbourne is a mecca for city slickers and is renowned as the country’s cultural capital. Browse the vast collections of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), The Ian Potter Centre (for contemporary art), Melbourne Museum, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Enjoy the Victorian capital’s thriving live music scene and packed calendar of festivals and elite sporting events. Shop ’til you drop, party at a plethora of trendy rooftop bars, then revive with the best damn coffee you’re likely to find anywhere on the planet. That’s Melbourne.

  1. Canberra

Nominated by Lonely Planet as one of the ten must-visit cities in the world in 2018, Canberra has stepped up to take its place among Australia’s top travel destinations. The purpose-built federal capital has changed beyond all recognition over the past three decades. What was once largely a bureaucratic enclave occupied by a transitory workforce, is now a dignified, refined and leafy city — home to 420,000 people and packed with world-class cultural institutions and monuments that reflect the country’s national pride.

  1. Brisbane

Brisbane enjoys glorious sunshine for most of the year, but it’s not just the great weather that makes the Queensland capital such a fabulous place to visit. From an amazing arts scene and evolving laneway culture, to slick and sophisticated eateries, vibrant nightlife and world-class shopping — the River City has become one of Australia’s most dynamic travel destinations. Urban renewal projects like the South Bank Parklands and Howard Smith Wharves have revolutionised how the city engages with its eponymous river.

  1. Adelaide

During the annual Adelaide Festival and Fringe, the South Australian capital fills with people and pop-ups. However, don’t let that fool you into thinking that Adelaide is only fun during festival season. There’s a huge amount to see and do throughout the year. A vibrant street art and street food scene has breathed new life into the urban landscape in recent years, while a small-bar revolution is enlivening the city’s nightlife. Add to that the sensational beaches, vineyards and wildlife viewing opportunities that are within easy reach, and you have all the makings of a top holiday.

  1. Hobart

Tried booking a hotel in Hobart recently? Rooms are as rare as a hen’s dentures on weekends, so our first piece of advice is book early. It seems everyone wants a piece of the Tasmanian capital these days — and with good reason. A rich history to explore, revitalised cultural agenda, robust festival calendar, and sensational food and wine scene are just some of the many attractions. The city also makes a great base for exploring further afield, including stunning natural landscapes like Bruny Island and the Tasman Peninsula.

  1. Cairns

Sitting pretty in Tropical North Queensland, Cairns has undergone an extraordinary transformation in recent decades. What was once the last stop on an all-points east coast tour of Australia for visiting backpackers, is now a must-visit destination in its own right for a broad cross section of travellers — thanks in part to the city’s unique location on the edge of two of the world’s most iconic natural landscapes — the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest. It may be hot, but Cairns is one of the most chilled-out urban centres in the country and a ‘she’ll be right’ attitude imbues the lifestyle. However, with a raft of world-class attractions, eateries and shopping options on offer, the once-sleepy outpost is all grown up and impressively cosmopolitan.

  1. Gold Coast

The Gold Coast — better known by locals as ‘the Goldie’ — is considered by many to be the home of Australia’s best beaches. The region is located an easy hour’s drive south of Brisbane in South East Queensland, and has long been known as a surfing hotspot and for its theme parks. It offers a relaxed, laid-back vibe that attracts holidaymakers from across Australia and beyond. Some never leave (the Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in the country), and it’s not hard to work out why given the great weather, spectacular coastline and endless attractions.

  1. Alice Springs

Alice Springs in the Northern Territory will forever occupy a special place in the hearts of all who visit. The city may look fairly low key at first glance, but be warned: it’s addictive. You’re likely to hear tales from ‘locals’ time and time again of how they arrived in Alice Springs on holiday and never left. Immortalised in Nevil Shute’s novel A Town Like Alice and the cult Aussie film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the unofficial capital and spiritual heart of the Red Centre will delight, challenge and amaze as you chart your way around an endearingly rough and cheerfully ready piece of Oz.

  1. Geelong

While Victoria’s better known tourist hotspots tend to attract most of the accolades, Geelong’s star is on the rise. With an enviable position on Corio Bay in Port Phillip (just an hour by road or train from Melbourne), a beautiful foreshore precinct, and a revamped civic centre, there’s plenty happening inside the state’s second city. Outside, Geelong is the gateway to the magnificent Bellarine Peninsula — home to charming holiday towns, stunning beaches, and a quickly evolving gourmet food scene. Cool climate wines do well here, and several craft brewers have set up shop. There’s never been a better time to get a taste of this amazing region.

  1. Townsville

The bustling Queensland city of Townsville revels in more than 300 days of sunshine each year and is surrounded by myriad natural wonders, including Magnetic Island, the Great Barrier Reef, the lush Wet Tropics rainforest, and the rich colour palette of the outback. Townsville is the largest city in tropical Australia, and offers visitors access to a rich trove of federation architecture, sophisticated restaurants, top accommodation options, an extensive calendar of events and superb shopping. You’ll need four or five days to do the region justice.

  1. Broken Hill

Broken Hill in outback New South Wales was founded in the 1880s and is best known for its mining heritage. In 2015 it was the first Australian city to be added — in its entirety — to the National Heritage List, and as you walk along the wide streets you’ll be in awe of the many stunning period buildings. In recent decades, the arid setting has provided a backdrop for many Australian and international movies (earning the locality its famous moniker: ‘Hollywood of the Outback’). It all adds up to a must-visit Aussie destination, and one with a unique charm.

Tourist places in Australia

From beaches, national parks, museums, and tourist spots, here are our best picks for you to tour around the land of kangaroos! Make sure you don’t miss out on the best Australia tourist attractions to have a memorable experience. Visit any or all, if have the time one next trip to Australia:

  • Great Ocean Road – Spectacular Formations
  • Kakadu National Park – Witness Rich Wilderness
  • Blue Mountains National Park – For A Day Trip
  • Fraser Island – For A Pleasant Weather
  • Uluru – Striking Visuals
  • Heide Museum of Modern Art – A Unique Place
  • Harbor Bridge – An Engineering Marvel
  • Sydney Opera House – An Architectural Masterpiece
  • Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art – Popular Arts
  • Carlton Gardens – The Oldest Sites
  • Great Barrier Reef – Scuba Diving Hub
  • Yarra Valley – A Spectacular Experience
  • Sea World Marine Park – Amuse Yourself
  • Skiing At Snowy Mountains – Enjoy Snow Sports
  • Sky Diving In Melbourne – A Breathtaking Experience
  • Melbourne Chapel Street – For Shopaholics
  • Pitt Street Mall In Sydney – An Iconic Place
  • Queen Street Mall In Brisbane – An Instant Delight
  • King Street In Perth – Lots Of Choices
  • Rundle Mall In Adelaide – A Great Shopping Place
  • Bondi Beach – A Heavenly Beach
  • Daintree National Park – Nature’s Delight
  • Broome – The Once Pearl Capital
  • The Rocks – A Historical Area
  • Circular Quay – For Harbor Cruises
  • Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Clair National Park
  • Darling Harbor –  A Popular Hub
  • The Sydney Tower – Enjoy Panoramic Views
  • Royal Botanic Garden – Acres Of Themed Yards
  • Taronga Zoo – Amazing Wildlife
  • Hyde Park – A Sprawling Picnic Spot
  • Barangaroo Reserve – For An Evening Stroll
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales – Notable Works
  • Chinatown – Feast Upon Asian Meals
  • St. Mary’s Cathedral – Get Spiritual
  • Horizontal Falls Scenic Flight – A Scenic Ride
  • Cable Beach – Turquoise Blue Waters
  • Gantheaume Point – Eye-Popping Sea
  • Malcolm Douglas Wilderness Wildlife Park – For Nature
  • Sun Pictures – Relax And Get Lazy
  • Pearl Farm Tours – Something Unique
  • Broome Historical Museum – Some Fascinating History
  • Hahndorf – An Unlike Experience
  • Barossa Valley – With The Finest Wineries
  • Cleland Conservation Park – Rich Flora And Fauna
  • Rottnest Island – A Natural Beauty
  • Nambung National Park – An Ethereal Beauty
  • Byron Bay – Sweet Touch Of Nature
  • Mudgee – An Elegant Town

Famous Places in Australia

Australia is also a land of staggering contrasts and spectacular beauty. Along the coast, you can explore vibrant multicultural cities, vast sand islands, ancient rainforests, and one of the planet’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders – the Great Barrier Reef. In the Outback, rugged national parks and red-earthed deserts offer the ultimate in adventure travel. Top it all off with a laid-back feel and friendly people, and it’s no wonder Australia scores top billing on bucket lists around the world. Create your own adventure with our list of the top attractions in Australia:

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Bondi Beach
  • Daintree National Park
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
  • Barossa Valley
  • Fraser Island
  • Sea World
  • Yarra Valley
  • Melbourne Cricket ground
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Kuranda Rainforest

Australia tour packages

Want to be transported to a universe of astonishing serenity and exotic animals? If so, all you need to do is browse through the wide range of My Trip Villa’s Holiday Packages that will feed all the desires and expectations you have from this beautiful island. There is a plethora of Australia Tour Packages to choose from, depending on your needs and preferences. Whether it is a short trip lasting 5 nights and 6 days or a luxurious 19 night and 20-day holiday, every Australia tour is specially crafted with your comfort as a top priority. Also don’t worry about the cost of your Australia tour, these Australia holidays both with and without travel costs start at a pocket friendly price of below 1,00,000 to a more premium, splurge as per your requirements for a customized, pampered, leisure vacation to Australia.

Best Time To Travel

MARCH TO MAY | 15° C – 28° C | AUTUMN

The best time to visit Australia is from March to May attributable to direct temperatures. Winter is for the most part between June and August, when temperatures are cooler, however not freezing. December to February is Summer for Australia and it can get pretty sweltering going from 25-35 degrees Celsius. September to November is normally Spring with temperatures around 18-30 degrees Celsius. Tip: It’s ideal to check the weather for explicit urban communities before you plan your movement.

See & do in Australia

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Infinity Attraction

Infinity Attraction

Kirra Beach

Kirra Beach

Federation Square

Federation Square

Getting around Australia

All major cities have a reliable public transport system. Buses and suburban trains are used in most cities. Trams were discontinued in most cities, with the increase in the number of cars. Trams do exist in Melbourne and Adelaide. Ferries are in operation in Sydney and Brisbane. All forms of public transport systems are affordable.

Taxis are easily available all over Australia. But as they are expensive, compared to the readily available public transport, taxis are used when people are in need of a quick transport or by older people, who find it difficult to use the public transport. Airport transfer is available from all major airports to the different cities all over Australia. Drivers are generally helpful and friendly and ready to advise you about your destination and give you other tips to enjoy Australia like a native.

All the major cities offer transport cards which can be purchased at stations or other shops all over the cities. In most cities, a ‘maximum day cap’ is charged, which is much cheaper, than if you buy individual tickets for each trip. Most cities also allow users to use public transport with a relatively less ‘maximum day cap’ over the weekends. There are other offers like, free buses in Perth, a weekly cards for 20AUD in Darwin, free Melbourne transport cards for people who use public transport between 5 & 7.15 am.

The key to visiting off the track places is driving. Depending on where in Australia you are traveling to, license requirements vary. Car rentals are generally much more expensive than using public transport, but, you can pace your trip as you like it. Landscapes are stunning, which can be explored if you decide to drive.

Survival Guide

  • The power sockets are of type I                                                                                                 
  • The appliances used in India will require a power plug adapter for these socket types.
  • The voltage here is 220 volts at 50 Hz and it is the same as that we have in India.
  • You can get your universal adapters in any electrical appliances shop or can order them online.
  • You are best suggested to bring an unlocked phone. Something that is not bound to any phone carrier.
  • The best mobile operators are Optus, Telstra, Vodafone, and TPG.
  • We’d however recommend the Tsim sim card since it can be used in New Zealand as well.
  • The basic plan for Tsim starts from 2,589.00 Rs ~ 7 days of for voice + data.
  • The currency used in Australia is AUD Dollar. USD is accepted only in airports.
  • The average cost for a person/meal is 20 AUD which is approximately 900rs.
  • The expenditure in Australia for a day per person will be around 70 AUD which is about Rs 3450 which includes your meal, other personal expenses such as shopping, transport, and self-exploration activities.
  • For your trip, we’d advise you to keep 30% as cash and 70% loaded into your Forex card.
  • It is advisable to carry health insurance for emergency purposes.
  • Australia has a reliable network of health care centers and hospitals that provide high standard medical services.
  • Carry sunblock and hats if you are outside under the sun for more than 15 – 20 minutes. Safeguard yourself from Sandflies by carrying an insect repellant.

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