24 Most Visited Australian Travel Destinations

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24 Most Visited Australian Travel Destinations

24 Most Visited Australian Travel Destinations

Australia Tourism – Have a trip to the land of kangaroos in the near future but don’t know which destinations you want to visit?

Here we discuss 24 of Australia’s most favorite and most visited tourist destinations by tourists.

First, let’s get to know the Australian continent first…

Australia is a country located in the south with the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, small islands in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

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This country uses English as their vernacular and the currency is AUD (Australian Dollar).

There are 4 seasons in this country namely:

  • Summer: December – February
  • Autumn: March – May
  • Winter: June – August
  • Spring: September – November

For electrical sockets in this country, the standard 3 legs are used, the three legs are thin and form a triangle.

To anticipate when visiting Australia, you should bring an international adapter.

Well, here we will describe thoroughly 24 tourist destinations in Australia located in 3 cities, namely, Gold Coast, Melbourne, and Sydney.

1. Apple Park

Apple Park
When you step into Surfers Paradise, you will be presented with a view with a beautiful and beautiful garden.

The park is called Apple Park.

The impression is clean and well-maintained, making Apple Park pleasing to the eye.

Apple Park is a public space that is open to the public and free.

We can see the view of the high seas from Apple Park.

If you want to eat, drink and relax in the bistro, you can too.

There is a bistro that sells various food menus in Apple Park.

The bistro’s architecture looks modern and artistic, in harmony with the scenery around Apple Park.

How to get there: Take bus number 750 from Broad Beach South to Surfers Paradise

2. Chevron Island

Chevron Island

Views of green grass, blue sea, and towering modern buildings are the hallmark of Chevron Island on the Gold Coast.

As a residential area, shops, culinary places and the lungs of the Golg Coast city, Chevron Island promises comfort and a classy atmosphere in the middle of the Gold Coast city.

There is a large park there called Korman Family Park.

In the park there are various children’s games and some empty benches to sit and relax.

It is one of the preferred venues for free recreation and sightseeing on the Gold Coast.

How to get there: Walk from Surfers Paradise about 10 minutes. It is opposite Surfers Paradise.

3. Marina Cove

Marina Cove

One of the best locations to watch the sunset on the Gold Coast is at Marina Cove.

Visitors can watch the sunset through the platform on the beach.

Located on Main Beach, Marina Cove is a favorite place for boat owners to moor their boats.

The atmosphere of Marina Cove tends to be calm and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, no different from the atmosphere of Main Beach which tends to be quiet and lonely.

Several fine restaurants are also found around Marina Cove.

Restaurant owners are competing to offer an interesting menu.

Visitors can also watch the beautiful sunset while sitting on the terraces of the restaurant or while enjoying a delicious meal.

Marina Cove can be a mandatory agenda for sunset hunters on the Gold Coast.

How to get there: Take bus number 705 from Surfers Paradise or Broad Beach South to Marina Mirage.

4. Marina Mirage

Marina Mirage

The Gold Coast is one of the favorite destinations for shopping lovers.

One of the shopping corners is at Marina Mirage, next door to Marina cove.

When shopping at Marina Cove, visitors seem to be in one of the five-star hotel lobbies.

The shopping atmosphere is getting more fun with displays of goods that are pleasing to the eye.

Marina Mirage really pampers its visitors with a good store arrangement.

Opening hours: 10:00 17:30 Local time

How to get there: Take bus number 705 from Surfers Paradise or Broad Beach South to Marina Mirage.

5. Movie World

Movie World

For fans of Warner Bros. films, Movie World is a must-visit agenda.

With a very thick hollywood feel, Movie World really spoils its fans with interesting attractions.

We can find favorite movie characters such as Batman, Looney Tunes, Austin Powers, Scooby Doo, Marilyn Monroe and so on there.

Movie characters that we can only see through the screen become real when we set foot into Movie World.

For those who like fun and adrenaline-challenging games, there are Superman Escape, Arkham Asylum, Batwing Spaceshot, Green Lantern Coaster, and so on.

An adrenaline-challenging game exclusively for adults only.

If you want to relax and don’t want a challenging game, at Movie World there are several theaters that provide 4-dimensional films.

The audience must wear special glasses in order to experience the 4-dimensional effect.

Meanwhile, if you invite children, there are special rides at Kids Fun with main attractions such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and so on. Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00 local time

How to get there: Take bus number 705 from Surfers Paradise or Broad Beach South to Marina Mirage.

6. Sea World

Sea World

Sea World features ocean-themed attractions.

Visitors can see several marine habitats such as penguins, advertisements, dolphins, stingrays, octopuses, and so on.

Sea World is suitable as a fun family vacation spot.

Visitors and their families can stay at hotels at Sea World Resort, to make it easier to access Sea World.

For those who want to try a challenging game, you can try the Jet Rescue game with a sea lion theme.

Jet Rescue relies on a roller coaster at high speed. So please prepare your guts and mental strength to try this game.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00 local time

How to get there: Take bus number 705 to Main Beach from Surfers Paradise or Broad Beach South.

7. Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise is a favorite beach on the Gold Coast.

Surfers Paradise not only offers a soothing view of the blue sea and white sand, but is also a favorite area for shopping for souvenirs and culinary delights.

There are rows of shops, restaurants, and cafes that are very tempting for visitors to stop by.

Visitors are guaranteed not to get bored exploring Surfers Paradise.

In addition, there are many lodging options in Surfers paradise.

Inn guests do not need to use a motorized vehicle to explore Surfers Paradise.

Surfers Paradise is quite pleasant to walk around.

Opening hours:  Shops and restaurants are generally open from 10:00 – 22:00

How to get there: Take the tram to the Surfers Paradise stop.

8. Bourke Street

Bourke Street

For shopaholics, Bourke Street is not to be missed.

Bourke Street offers many attractive retail products.

Although only intending to wash their eyes, Bourke Street is very tempting for visitors to shop.

There are two largest shopping centers there, namely Myer and David Jones.

It seems that Bourke Street was designed to make people feel at home for long.

In addition to offering a variety of attractive retail products, store designs and displays are also pleasing to the eye.

Spend a lot of time and prepare an adequate budget when you go to Bourke Street.

Opening hours:  varies from store to store.

How to get there: Take tram number 96 to the Bourke Street stop.

9. Flinders Street

Flinders Street

Crowded and busy, Flinders Street is like the pulse of Melbourne.

There are many restaurants, cafes, shops and inns around Flinders Street.

Located in a strategic location in the city center, Flinders Street is easily accessible by public transportation.

Although the atmosphere is similar to metropolitan cities in developed countries in general, Flinders Street still leaves classic buildings that seem ancient.

These classic buildings are well maintained and often become the object of photos for foreign tourists visiting Melbourne.

Shop and restaurant opening hours: vary

How to get there: Take tram number 19 or 57 to the Flinders Street stop.

10. National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria

The buildings and architecture of the National Gallery of Victoria are vast and magnificent.

Visitors will be greeted with a view of the fountain in a large pond in front of the entrance.

At first glance, the exterior looks more like a performing arts building than a museum.

But it turns out that its contents display hundreds of art and historical objects from the Victorian era to the modern and contemporary centuries.

There we will see antique and unique paintings, classic style furniture, Victorian clothing designs, and so on.

In addition, the National Gallery of Victoria is also often held performances of art, architecture and design.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00 local time

How to get there: Take tram number 1, 3, or 5 then get off at the Flinders Street stop.

11. Parliament House of Victoria

Parliament House of Victoria

This magnificent and classic building stands out from the other buildings in the vicinity.

Parliament House of Victoria is one of the government buildings in Melbourne.

Apart from being a city landmark and  tourist attraction , Parliament House of Victoria also serves as a meeting hall for the Melbourne government.

If there is no meeting, visitors can enter the building, or just sit on the stairs and terrace of the building.

How to get there: Take the City Circle Tram No. 86 or 96 to the parliament or tram stop no. 112 get off at Collins Street.

12. Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market

This traditional market in Melbourne is not only a favorite market for local residents, but is also visited by many foreign tourists.

Its strategic location and traversed by tram, makes Queen Victoria Market easy to reach and does not make foreign tourists get lost.

Foreign tourists can get various souvenirs at low prices.

In addition, in the morning we can shop for vegetables, fruits, and fresh meat there.

Even though it has a traditional market concept, Queen Victoria Market is a clean market and prioritizes customer convenience when shopping.

After shopping, visitors can take a  culinary tour  there.

There is a kind of food court that offers delicious and interesting menus.

Opening hours: 

Tuesday and Thursday 06:00 – 16:00;

Friday and Saturday 06:00 – 15:00;

Sunday 09:00 – 16:00;

Monday and Wednesday closed

How to get there: Take tram number 55 to the Elizabeth Street stop.

13. South Bank

South Bank

Located close to Flinders station, South Bank is very easy to reach by public transport.

Besides being able to see the magnificent view of the city of Melbourne, we can enjoy the touristic atmosphere of the Yara River.

The Yara River divides the South Bank so that the scenery there is one of the spots that attracts the attention of visitors.

South Bank is also an option for local residents who want to unwind after working all day.

There are many cafes, restaurants and shops around the South Bank.

South Bank can be an alternative choice for those who want free recreation in a touristy setting.

Opening Hours:  Most restaurants and cafes are open 10:00-22:00

How to get there:  Take tram number 75 to the Flinders Street stop. Continue walking for 5 minutes.

14. South Wharf

South Wharf

One of the fun refreshing places in Melbourne is South Wharf.

Besides being fun. South Wharf can also be one of the free recreational options in the middle of Melbourne.

Visitors can watch the beautiful sunset in the late afternoon.

If you want culinary, there are many cafes and restaurants around South Wharf.

For those who want to shop, you can walk to DFO South Wharf.

DFO is a shopping center that sells branded goods at discounted prices.

DFO South Wharf is a favorite place for brand-name hunters.

Opening hours: 

DFO 10:00 – 18:00. cafes and restaurants operating hours vary

How to get there:  Take tram number 96 or 112 to the Clarendon Street stop. Continue walking to Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Then continue walking for about 500 meters beside the Exhibition Center along South Wharf. DFO is at the end of the pier. Cafes and restaurants are along South Wharf.

15. Sovereign Hills Ballarat

Sovereign Hills Ballarat

To commemorate the glory of the Gold Rush Era, come to Sovereign Hills Ballarat.

This place is a “Live Museum”, or a living museum in Australia.

As if not crushed by the times, today’s life has not changed much compared to several centuries ago.

The Gold Rush Era was the heyday of adding gold in Melbourne, Australia.

So, at that time the gold mine hunters from China also came there.

They started life from scratch and set up a very simple shelter there.

Until now, in Sovereign Hill there are still gold deposits.

There is a “Gold Panning” area to look for gold flakes there.

The “Gold Planning” area was a special place on Sovereign Hill that was similar to a stream, but shallower.

In the river there are pebbles to look for gold flakes.

Visitors can use pans and hoes to look for gold flakes there.

Of course don’t expect a lump of gold when hunting in the “Gold Planning” area.

If you want to bring the gold flakes, you can too.

Just prepare a small clear plastic bag to put the gold flakes.

Apart from sightseeing, Sovereign Hills Hallabarat really manages to attract visitors to dive into the past and animate the imagination of the Victorian era.

Opening hours:  10:00 – 17:00 local time

Alamat AAT Kings Tours Melbourne: Federation Square, Corner of Flinders Street & Russel Street, Melbourne

How to get there:  Take a tour from travel agent AAT Kings Tours Melbourne.

16. Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

The joy of Bondi Beach attracts many local and foreign tourists to visit it.

Roofed by blue skies and bright sunshine, Bondi Beach makes visitors feel at home for long in the open.

The waves really tempt visitors to swim or just sit on the beach watching the rolling white waves.

Visitors can not only swim, play in the sand or watch the sunset in the late afternoon.

Bondi Beach can also be a shopping destination in Sydney.

There are rows of shops and shopping centers that pamper shopaholics.

After shopping, visitors don’t have to worry about starving.

Various cafes and restaurants are ready to offer interesting menus.

Bondi Beach is more than just an ordinary beach.

For those who need refreshing, coming to Bondi Beach is the right choice.

How to get there:  Take the train to Bondi Junction station then take bus number 333 to Bondi Beach stop.

17. China Town

China Town

We can feel the oriental nuances of East Asia in China Town.

Even though it is in the middle of a western-style building and skyscrapers in the middle of Sydney, China Town is able to present a thick East Asian aura.

Being there, it’s as if we were setting foot into Mainland China.

Almost all China Towns in all cities in the world display festivities and are dominated by the color red.

While shops and restaurants in Sydney are closing, in China Town most shops and restaurants are still open late into the night.

There are many restaurants and shops selling Chinese food and products.

China Town can meet the oriental tastes of visitors who are looking for Asian menus or products.

Opening hours:  most restaurants and shops are open 10:00 – 22:00 local time

How to get there:  Take the train to Town Hill station, then continue on foot.

18. Chinese Garden of Friendship

Chinese Garden of Friendship

At first glance, the architectural style of the Chinese garden of Friendship resembles a palace or a royal villa in China.

The spacious oriental-style garden is surrounded by a closed wall.

Unlike the gardens in general which are not surrounded by fences or walls.

The Chinese Garden of Friendship is sheltered behind high walls in the heart of Sydney.

To be able to access the Chinese Garden of Friendship, visitors must pay an entrance ticket in advance.

Ticket prices are quite cheap and not too draining the pocket.

As a symbol of friendship between Australia and China, the construction of the Chinese Garden of Friendship aims to commemorate the two centuries of the city of Sydney.

The Chinese Garden of Friendship was built by the Guangzhou government.

Guangzhou is considered as Sydney’s sister city, also known as the “Sister City”.

The park was officially opened to the public in 1988.

After being tired of traveling around the city of Sydney, visitors can stop by and refresh for a moment in this oriental-style garden.

Opening hours:  April – September 09:30 – 17:00; October – March 09:30 – 17:30

How to get there:  Take the train from Central station and get off at Circular Quay station. Then continue to walk 10 minutes towards Darling harbour.

19. Manly Beach

Manly Beach

Manly Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Sydney.

Although located on the outskirts of Sydney, Manly Beach is still crowded with local and foreign tourists.

The easiest way to Manly Beach is by taking the ferry from Circular Quay for 30 minutes.

The journey across Circular Quay is not boring. Along the way, the blue sea that unfolds in front of our eyes is like a gem.

Manly Beach is also the right place to hunt sunset.

The purplish blue tinge looks stunning as the sun begins to sink.

At Manly Beach, visitors can not only enjoy the beach atmosphere.

The row of shops in Manly Beach is very interesting to visit.

So, don’t rush home if you go to Manly Beach.

Spend enough time to explore Manly Beach to the fullest.

How to get there:  Take the ferry from pier 3 at Circular Quay for 30 minutes.

20. Paddy’s Market & Market City

Paddys Market Market City

One of the favorite shopping centers of tourists in Sydney is Paddy’s Market.

There, foreign tourists can get typical Australian souvenirs at low prices when compared to tourist attractions.

There are many shops selling various kinds of souvenirs, so visitors can freely choose.

Some of the souvenirs that we can get at Paddy’s Market are key chains, fridge magnets, wallets for changing change, stuffed kangaroos, bags with pictures of Australian or kangaroo icons, stationery, and so on.

In the same area, there is a Market City that sells branded goods.

Market City concept is similar to factory outlets or DFO.

The goods sold are international brands, but at low prices.

In general, the condition of the goods is still quite good, but most of them are not the latest models.

Market City can be a choice for shopping for branded goods if we don’t have time to go to DFO or factory outlets which are usually farther from the city center.

Paddy’s Market opening days & hours:

Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 local time

Monday & Tuesday closed

Market City Opening Days & Hours: Daily 10:00 – 19:00

How to get there:  Take the train to Town Hall station, then walk for about 5 minutes

21. Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building

The Queen Victoria Building was built in 1893 and completed in 1898.

The architecture of the building is oriented to the Victorian era in Great Britain. So, the Queen Victoria Building really resembles the classic palaces and castles in Europe.

The statue of Queen Victoria in front of the building reminds us of the glory of the Victorian era.

Queen Victoria Building sells various international branded products, in accordance with the architectural concept of classic, luxurious, and elegant.

The hallmark of the Queen Victoria Building is a large and luxurious classic clock.

We can take pictures with the background of the clock when we go up to the second floor.

According to news circulating, Queen Elizabeth II kept a secret letter in the dome of the Queen Victoria Building.

The contents of the letter are still confidential and no one knows its contents.

The letter may only be opened and read by the mayor of Sydney in 2085.

Opening hours:  Monday – Saturday 09:00 – 18:00; Sunday 11:00 – 17:00 local time

How to get there:  Take the train to Town Hall station.

22. Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbor Bridge is not just a bridge that connects the Sydney Central Business District with North Sydney.

This bridge is also a tourist icon in the city of Sydney.

The Sydney Harbor Bridge is nicknamed the “Coathanger”, because of its curved top, resembling a coat hanger.

The Sydney Harbor Bridge is located on Sydney Harbour, near Circular Quay.

Construction of the Sydney Harbor Bridge is made of sturdy and strong materials.

In addition, the 49 meter wide bridge is categorized as the widest bridge in the world by the Guinness World Records.

Visitors can climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge, in addition to photos with a background view of the bridge.

However, the ticket fare to climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge is quite expensive.

ticket prices are approximately the same as the ticket prices for Sydney – Melbourne.

However, the safety of visitors is guaranteed.

There are complete and sophisticated safety procedures. Up at the top, visitors can see the view of the city of Sydney from a height of 360 degrees.

How to get there:  Take the train to Circular Quay station, then walk for 5 minutes.

23. Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

From a distance, the view of the Sydney Opera House resembles a snail’s shell floating above sea level.

This is the architectural attraction of the unique and magnificent Sydney Opera House.

The Sydney Opera House is located at Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour.

We can see the Opera House clearly from Circular Quay or when crossing by ferry to Manly Beach.

The designer of the Sydney Opera House is Jorn Utzon, a Danish man who won the competition to design the Sydney Opera House.

This was one of the big projects in Australia in the 1950s.

The new Sydney Opera House was inaugurated on 20 October 1973.

Prestigious art shows are often held at the Sydney Opera House.

To watch a show at the Sydney Opera House must pay a ticket.

if you just want photos from the outside there is no charge.

How to get there:  Take the train to Circular Quay . station

24. Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

Shades of blue dominate the Blue Mountains and its surroundings.

If it is not foggy and the weather is clear, the range of mountains, valleys, and hills in the Blue Mountains looks even more stunning, mysterious, wild, and difficult to conquer.

However, visitors still feel safe when traveling to the Blue Mountains, because a sturdy and strong fence limits the rows of valleys and hills.

The Three Sisters is a popular legend in the Blue Mountains.

Three Sisters is believed to be the incarnation of three sisters named Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo.

Their father turned them into stone to protect their tribe during the war.

But the shaman who transformed them died in the war, so the spell was irreversible.

So, until now the three sisters have remained stone.

If we pay attention, the three stones standing in the Blue Mountains do resemble human figures.

To see the Three Sisters, visitors must go to Echo Point.

From Echo Point, there is a path and steps leading to the viewing post.

From the viewing post, visitors can see the Three Sisters clearly.

There are other ways to see the Three Sisters besides taking the special route, namely by the Scenic Skyway, Scenic Cableway, and Scenic Railway.

but visitors have to pay a ticket to be able to ride some of these modes of transportation.

How to get there:  Take the train bound for Mount. Victoria to Katoomba station from Sydney Central station. Travel time is about 2 hours.

How to explore Blue Mountain and its surroundings:  take the Blue Mountains Trolley Tour whose office is opposite Katoomba station. The system is the same as Hop on Hop off. Visitors can go down to the tourist spots they like, then go up again if they want to go to other tourist attractions.

Conclusion

Here are 24 of Australia’s most famous and frequently visited tourist destinations.