There are so many tourist attractions in Australia that it would take pages to describe them all. It really depends on the state you visit and the amount of time you have to devote to sightseeing. The main attractions in each state include:
Australian Capital Territory : Visit Canberra for many museums and historical sites. You can also take in the Namadgi National Park and the Tidinbilla Nature Preserve.
Northern Territory: The spectacular sights of the Kakadu National Park will thrill you no matter how many times you visit. Arnheim Land is located in the outback country and to reach Jim Jim Falls you will need your hiking boots. Visit Alice Springs Desert Park to see the wide range of wildlife and see the most famous attraction in Australia – Ayer’s Rock.
New South Wales : Sydney has many attractions, but there are so many others in the surrounding towns, such as Lord Howe Island, Coff’s Harbor, the Hunter Valley Wine Country, just to name a few.
Queensland : along with popular towns such as Cairn and Townsville, this state is home to the Great Barrier Reef. This is a favorite spot with divers from all over the world. The Gold Coast is a series of small towns along the southern coast of the state with beautiful resorts and hotels. Fraser Island is an island of sand – the largest in the world.
South Australia : Visit the city of Adelaide and the beautiful Adelaide Hills. You can also visit Kangaroo Island, which is a paradise for nature lovers. Visit the winery in Clare Valley, the only one in the country run by a religious order. The Fleurieu Peninsula has over 900 walking trails and the Flinders Ranges are the place to go if you want to see prehistoric aboriginal rock art.
Tasmania : This state is home to many sites such as the Devil’s Kitchen and Remarkable Caves as well as many others. See the eucalyptus forests and watch as the craftsmen use the Huron Pine for their many creations. Visit Russell Falls in the Mount Field National Park for a spectacular sight.
Victoria : The many museums of Melbourne will keep you busy for days, but there are also many attractions outside the city. Visit Phillip Island to see the fairy penguins and enjoy skiing in the Macedon Ranges.
Western Australia : Here you will have a true outback adventure, but there are many locations for water sports. Bicycle around Rottnest Island and visit the beautiful beaches because no cars are allowed. The Shark Bay World Heritage and Marine Park is a must see on any itinerary and Swan Valley has some of the oldest wineries in the state.
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