Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney is the city that most tourists consider the main entry point when they visit Australia. Sydney offers lots of sights and attractions, and it houses many spots where you can indulge in your favorite activities to make your tour so much worth it.

You can begin your quest in Sydney through a walking tour, although you can also opt to ride a tour bus if you are not that confident that you’d last on foot. The tour can begin at the Circular Quay, and then you can visit the historic Rocks district. The tour will also include the Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the city center, and the Darling Harbour.

If weather permits, you can soak up some sun in the beach at Mainly. You may also want to spend time learning about historical artifacts and other interesting pieces and information at various museums such as the Sydney Museum, Police and Justice Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australian National Maritime Museum, Powerhouse Museum, and the Australian Museum. Also, do not miss your chance to take a peek at the city from the Sydney Tower.

Aside from breathtaking attractions, Sydney also offers the most active and fun nightlife in the whole country.

Cairns

Barron Falls

This small city may not have lots of great attractions, but it is most-sought after for the fun activities that you can do here. You can try exploring one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. If you are willing to shell out more money for the venture, you can even opt to go to the outer reefs, for more spectacular sights.

If you are a nature lover, you will appreciate the cable car ride to Kuranda. The ride will pass by the Barron Gorge National Park, letting you take a closer look at the lush rainforest and the breathtaking Barron Falls.

While at Cairns, you must not miss the chance to try exciting activities such as snorkeling and water rafting at the Great Barrier Reef, sailing at the tropical islands, skydiving at the beach, and shopping for unique finds at the Atherton Tablelands and the markets at Port Douglas. There are also other fun activities that will suit people of all ages.

Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise

The Gold Coast is considered as a haven for beach bums and surfers. You can find here Surfers Paradise, which is hailed as the country’s most popular holiday destination. Surfers Paradise provides endless attractions that can keep you busy and entertained during your stay. You can check out wildlife sanctuaries, world-class theme parks, and excellent restaurants, or you can try various activities such as joy flights, cruises, and bungee jumping.

For more modern entertainment, nightlife, and dining experience, you can head on to the Broadbeach. The restaurants, cafes, shopping stalls, and accommodations here are more diverse. This is also becoming famous as one of Queensland’s shopping havens, where you can buy a wide range of items.

If you prefer a more laidback style, you can try visiting the Southern Gold Coast. This houses different beaches where you can take a good view of the coast. Some of these beaches include Coolangatta, Mermaid Beach, Currumbin, and the Burleigh Heads.

Fraser Island

Lake McKenzie

Aside from being the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the sole place on earth where the rainforest grows in the sand. You will find a treasure of natural sights in this island that was named after Eliza Fraser as tribute to her dramatic shipwreck.

You have many choices when it comes to natural attractions in this paradise-like island. You can go to Eli Creek and enjoy the crystal clear water. You can also check out the lakes with unspoiled fresh water, such as Lake Allom, Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby, and Lake Boomanjin. There are swimming rock pools such as the Champagne Pools and camping areas such as the Central Station and Ranger Station. You must also not miss your chance to see The Pinnacles, or the Colored Sands.

The place also provides lots of opportunities to see wide varieties of birds and magnificent sea creatures, which include dolphins, dugongs, humpback whales, and turtles.

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island beach

Magnetic Island is situated in front of Townsville, and it is home to many wondrous beaches and national parks. It is often blessed with good weather, making it a favorite destination of people who enjoy outdoor adventures such as jet ski tours, sailing, cruises, or simply strolling or hanging around the beaches and shores.

While touring the island, you might want to go on a Sea Kayak tour to get a great view of the island’s marine life. This will give you the best opportunity to get up close with coral reef fish, dolphins, and sea eagles. This also provides the perfect venue for you to learn water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and diving.

There are excellent clubs situated in the island, where the whole family can enjoy playing golf, tennis, horseback riding, and other activities. Taking a quick tour of the island can be done by taxi, bus, or a Harley Davidson.

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