When traveling in Australia, it can be difficult to decide what to see first, given the extensive list of top tourist attractions. But relax, you can’t see everything. Rather take a look at our list of top Australian tourist attractions, and be sure to check them out first. You can always get to some of the other amazing sights and sounds afterwards.
These are the top tourist attractions in Australia that should be on your bucket list.
Sydney Opera House
The chances are that you already know what the Sydney Opera House looks like, given the incredibly recognisable architecture. It is also surrounded on three sides by water, and on one side by the majestic Royal Botanic Gardens, further highlighting the natural beauty of the area. Even if you don’t actually venture inside, just visiting the Opera House and seeing it from afar is highly recommended. If you do go inside, you can explore the cinema, numerous restaurants, and, of course, the many theatres.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
There are few places as naturally awe inspiring in the world as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Though, the sprawling area consists of more than just one location. Instead, the Park encompasses a staggering 3,000 coral reefs, and 600 small, but richly diverse islands. The entire expanse of the Park is over 2,300 kilometres, which really puts things in perspective. Visitors can swim with schools of brightly coloured tropical fish, and be back at their luxury hotel to play the online slots Sri Lanka has to offer on their tablet in the evening.
You know the name Bondi, but seeing it person is something else entirely. Bondi Beach has a reputation for being where surfers gather, and that reputation is well earned. It is all about fun in the sun, surfing, and relaxing, and everyone is invited. Best of all, Bondi Beach happens to be just a 15 minute drive to the city centre, making it the perfect hub of exploration and travel. Just don’t forget a sunhat, because the Australian sunshine is not to be taken lightly.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
This national park is iconic in Australia, and the world. You’ve likely seen it featured in movies, depicting vast, sprawling landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see. But what most tourists come to see is Uluru, the massive mountainous structure in the heart of the landscape. What makes the natural structure so incredible to behold is its shocking red colour, which prominently stands out against the horizon. It is a known spectacular sight that the reddish colour seems to shift dramatically during sunsets, creating a magnificent illusion that is mesmerising to behold.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Last we have the Sydney Harbour Bridge, perhaps one of the most overlooked steel arch constructions in the world. It happens to be the biggest ever built, and more fascinating is that it was completed in 1932. The massive steel behemoth, standing 134 meters tall, serves the purpose of connecting the northern shores of Sydney to the business district, but is also a tourist attraction.