10 Places In Australia You Must Visit on a Vacation

Cheryl Brite August 10th 2016 Travel
If you're trying to figure out the best places to travel in Australia, online is the best place to look. As a tourist you want to go to the best attractions that Australia has to offer. You want to capture the best moments possible in the greatest spots in the land down under. Don't miss your opportunity to explore Australia. It's a vacation you will never forget. What are you waiting for?
1. Sydney
It's the first thing you think about when you think of Australia. The Opera House and the Darling Harbor are a couple sights to see in Sydney where you can see a show, go shopping, visit museums, and so much more. When you explore downtown Sydney, you can see its amazing view from Sydney Tower like the Blue Mountains. You can even hike their majestic peaks. At night you will find this city is active with nightclubs so you can party until the sun comes up. You'll have the time of your life.
The Pitt Street Mall is the perfect place for you to discover the latest fashions of Sydney. You can even go on the I Love Shopping Manly Tour where you get to see Sydney's most popular shops along with champagne and your own stylist and special VIP discounts. After you've shopped till you dropped, you can relax at The Day Spa at the Langham Hotel. It's amazing 20m indoor pool will keep you satisfied for hours. The BABOR facial and the Perfect Gold Massage, which uses 24 carat gold cream on your body, are the perfect way to leave the spa with skin that is not only happy but healthy. At the end of the day Sydney will accommodate you whether it's at a hotel, motel, hostel, bed and breakfast, cabin, an so much more.
2. Cairns
You can explore the Great Barrier Reef and the sea life that surrounds the reef. You'll be amazed with the sea creatures you come into contact with. When you've had enough of the sea, take a cable car over the rainforest to see the amazing views of nature from above. It's a site you can't miss. There are even tours to places like Port Douglas and Daintree National Park, so you can take a closer look at the nature of Cairns. Cairns's national park has the biggest variety of planets on the planet, so it looks like you'll be at Daintree National Park for a while.
If you're into adventurous activities, Cairns is the place for you. Get the full experience of Cairns by sky diving over the reef and the rainforest. For a great adrenaline rush you can Bungy jump at the Cairns Bungy Tower. Feed your artistic side at the Cairns Regional Gallery where you can see oil paintings, ceramics, glassware, sculpture, and photography. You can stop by the gallery's shop to purchase quality prints and other souvenirs, so you can take the experience home with you. At the end of the day you can relax with a nice cold, refreshing beer at Cairns Cock & Bull where the tavern food is hearty and your stomach will leave happy and satisfied.
3. Gold Coast
You have to check out Australia's beautiful Gold Coast. You know you're a beach lover so don't waist your time anywhere else. Theme Parks are attractions you can't miss if you're into rides. If you're a surfer who enjoys the night life, then Surfer's Paradise is for you. Mountains and National Parks are also a can't miss feature of the Gold Coast with their breathtaking views that you can capture on your camera forever. There's just so much to do!
Food and a show is what you're interested in as you make your way to the Australian Outback Spectacular. You'll taste a delicious three course meal of traditional Aussie BBQ with drinks along with music, drama, and action. You can also visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you can get a little closer to the Aussie animals. Koalas, crocodiles, and kangaroos are just some of the wild life you will see as you walk through the sanctuary. Hit the slots and see of you'll get lucky at Jupiter's Hotel & Casino where you can win or lose it all. End the day with a spectacular sunset at the Skypoint Observation Deck at Q1 where you can experience a 360 degree view of the Gold Coast.
4. Fraser Island
You can drive a four wheeler or take a driving tour to this island. It's the only way you're getting there. You wouldn't have it any other way. Nature and wildlife come together to make this island an unforgettable site. Fraser Island is a great place to relax and enjoy the sand beneath your feet. The views aren't bad either.
Fraser Island's four wheel drive service will get you to the island whether you want to go to Brisbane, Hervey Bay, or Rainbow Beach. Once you get to one of these islands, a tour guide is waiting for you so you can get to know the sites better. Whale watching is something you've always wanted to do, and you can at Hervey Bay. The rainforest, MAHENO shipwreck, sand dunes, and sparkling lakes are some of Fraser Island's attractions you can't miss out on. Its forest grow from the sand, and the island has a history from its Aboriginal heritage. When you've done enough exploring for one day, you can stay at places like the Eurong Beach Resort, Sailfish on Fraser Island, and Kingfisher Bay Resort that will accommodate you.
5. Magnetic Island
The name alone should attract you to this island. You're drawn to its clear blue beautiful beaches. Magnetic Island has great beaches where part of the island is considered a national park. Within this national park, you can see wild animals like Koalas and Kangaroos. When you've had enough excitement with the animals, a walk on the trecks is a great way to relax and enjoy the scenery. Land and sea has come together to make your vacation at Magnetic Island the best time you'll ever have.
Jetskiing, sailing, and laying out in the sun are just some of the island activities you can experience. You can cruise the Magnetic Island on a ship, or you can swim as well as snorkel the coral reefs. When you just want to relax, you can rent a yacht to have your privacy and soak up some sun. Taking a kayak tour is another way to see the island and listen as your instructor tells you how to work the kayak. Dolphins, turtles, coral reef fish, and sea eagles are some of the wildlife you will encounter along your tour. At the end of the day you can pick up any groceries at your local store as well as pick up some souvenirs.
6. Whitsundays
What an interesting name for an attraction, don't you think? It's enough to get you online and start searching what this place in Australia has to offer you. You're an underwater, food loving, nightlife tourist, who loves to take helicopter rides to exotic places like the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitehaven is another place you like to visit in Whitsundays where the snow white sand will amaze you. You love to sail upon its waters as you listen to your tour guide tell you about the area. What could be better?
When you come to Whitsundays, you must visit Colour Me Crazy. It is truly a unique shop where you'll find the beautiful high quality clothing that you can't at home. You never know what you'll find, but you'll leave with something your friends will be jealous of. Daydream Island Resort and Spa is another great, award winning vacation spot where your health and beauty matter. Naturopathy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and massages are some of the therapies that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and fresh. From Asian to Mexican and Fusion to Australian food there's no limit at what your taste buds can experience at Whitsundays.
7. Ayers Rocks
As a tourist you didn't know this attraction also goes by the name Uluru. The Ayers Rock is a huge piece of rock that has meaning to the Aborigines. The wide desert surrounds this amazing rock. You can't take your eyes off it. Take pictures of the Ayers Rocks because you'll never want to forget your time here. When you're finished taking pictures of this monolith, you can explore the city of Alice Springs.
Stay at the Ayers Rock Resort where restaurants, mini markets, swimming pools, tennis courts, an art gallery, and so much more are available to accommodate your every need. There's even a free shuttle bus that will take you around this vacation spot. Climbing the Ayers Rocks, you can fulfill your need for adrenaline. You can also explore the Cultural Centre and the Anangu guided walks to learn about the area. To enter Uluru Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park you have to buy a pass for $25.00 per person which lasts for three days. The price is so worth the experience so don't miss out on this amazing vacation opportunity.
8. Great Ocean Road
This attraction has to be pretty great if its called the Great Ocean Road. Take a nice 3 hour car ride from Melbourne and experience what the road has to offer you. Beautiful coasts and mountains surround you on your drive. You can just relax and enjoy the open road. When the road has worn out its welcome, there are other attractions to explore. You will also get to see the 12 Apostles, which is a giant rock that was created by the erosion of the sea and winds and today, there are only 8 Apostles.
The rainforest, beaches, and cliffs are along this great highway where you can stop and explore the areas. Surfing, scuba diving, and sea kayaking are just some of the water activities you can do along the coast. Explore the arts, cultural, and heritage attractions the coast has to offer you. The Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village & Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show is where you will learn about the history of the Great Ocean Road and by night this attraction becomes a theatrical experience you will never forget. The wine and dinning options will keep your taste buds happy. At the end of the day you can an enjoy the spa experience while you look out at the view of the Great Ocean Road.
9. Kakadu National Park
You love to hike, and this national park is practically made for you. The wildlife is to die for where the animals and plants will make your hike a worthwhile trip. Kakadu National park is so popular that you will never hike alone. You don't care because the amazing views more than compensate for the people hiking ahead or behind you. It will make you wish you didn't forget your camera at home. You'll never want to leave.
The rock art hold a history that's worth exploring. It provides you with the life of the Aboriginals thousands of years ago. Naturalistic paintings, x-ray art, and paintings of european people are available to view with the eyes. Culture, boat, nature, camping, coach, fishing, 4WD, and other tours are available to learn all about Kakadu National Park. When you want to shop, the South Alligator is a great place to eat, buy souvenirs, fill up your gas tank, and swim in the pool. You can watch the crocs at Cahill's Crossing but make sure you leave some distance between you and the crocs because they will bite and at the end of the day, you'll be glad you followed this advice because there is so much more to see at this national park.
10. Tasmania
If you want to experience a New Zealand like view, then Tasmania is the place for you. It is said to be one of the most beautiful attractions in Australia. Get ready to take out your camera! The nature and beach life is something you must explore while you're here. Mountains, lagoons, and historical sites are available to satisfy the adventurer in you. The Tasmania prison is another place you can visit where British convicts where jailed for their crimes.
Salamanca market is a great place to buy things that are homemade. Woodwork, jewelry, glassware, ceramics, fresh fruit, and organic vegetables are available to purchase while you listen to the music playing all around you. The Museum of Old and New Art-Mona is another attraction in Tasmania where you can see modern art. There are three floors filled of over 400 pieces of artwork to see. Mt Wellington is the perfect place to see experience the wilderness. You can walk the trails, bike the trails, have a BBQ, and enjoy the views that this wilderness offers you.

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