Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Australia With Online Road Maps

Australia has many popular Tourist Attractions in Australia well worth visiting. This top 10 list has been researched from at least 20 other popular travel Australia destination lists.



Sydney was usually in the top 3 so it is easily takes first place. there are so many other beautiful places and Tourist Attractions in Australia.

Every place on this list deserves visiting on your next holiday or Australia Road Trip.

There are many hundreds of stunning destinations, experiences, tourist attractions in Australia and things to do while you are enjoying your holiday.

Each destination or location has a link to the appropriate Google maps for your convenence. The map can be zoomed in or out and dragged across. You can also switch to satellite or Google Earth Map view, which is a great way to get a realistic view of tourist attractions in Australia.



1. Sydney - Tourist Attractions In Sydney NSW

Sydney is Australia's largest city with the population about 4.5 million. When you are holidaying in Sydney the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are a 'must see'. Here ia a list of more tourist attractions in Australia that may interest you.

  • Take a Sydney Harbour cruise and view the harbour and the bridge from a different angle. See all the different houses, buildings, parks, islands close up and enjoy a cruise at the same time
  • Get a ferry across to Taronga Park Zoo and talk to all the animals and wildlife at this outstanding zoo.
  • To see a piece of Sydneys history visit the Queen Victoria Building which has been transformed into a beautiful shopping precinct.

Here are many more options for tourist attractions in Sydney and New South Wales when you are travelling Australia.

Map of Sydney and Surrounds

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Close up photo of the unique Sydney Opera House that I took recently.



2. Great Barrier Reef Australia QLD

More than two billion people visit this natural wonder that stretches over 3000 kilometres from Bundaberg to the northern tip of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef is so huge that it is the only living thing on earth visible from space, it is even larger than the Great Wall of China.

  • The Great Barrier Reef could be the ultimate holiday destination for beautiful beaches, islands and water sports.

    Imagine taking a leisurely cruise and doing some snorkeling over reefs with hundreds of colourful fish, coral and other marine life. Maybe you would rather relax on the beach or go for a sail around the scenic islands.

Here are many more options for tourist attractions in Brisbane and Queensland when you are holidaying in Australia.

Cairns- Great Barrier Reef Map

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Scuba diving is a great way to really experience the Great Barrier Reef under water world.



3. Tasmania Attractions - Nature At Its Best

Tasmania is Australia's smallest state but it is packed full of an amazing range of tourist attractions in Australia and experiences. Take your pick from tasting wines, going fishing for trout, do an adrenalin rush activity or a stunning nature experience in the wilderness and so much more.

  • If you are looking for some adventure try abseiling at Cataract Gorge, caving and canyoning at Hastings Cave, diving at the Bay of Fires, jet boating the derwent River, kayaking at Bathurst Harbour, rock climbing at Cradle Mountain, surfing at Cloudy Bay and whitewater rafting at the Franklin River.
  • Tasmania is well known for wining and dining, try visiting some breweries and distilleries, enjoy fresh farm produce, dine at some restaurants or pubs, try wine tasting at the many vineyards or go on a wine tour or get involved in cooking lessons.

Here are many more options for tourist attractions in Hobart and Tasmania when you are planning your holiday in Australia.

Map of Tasmania

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Salamanca Place in Hobart is a lively place to visit with plenty of shops, galleries and restaurants.


4. Things To Do In Melbourne Victoria

Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and the capital of the state of Victoria with a population of about 3.5 million. Melbourne is built in a horseshoe shape around Port Phillip Bay and it features historic buildings, new buildings and tourist attractions in Australia.

Melbourne has style with some of the best shopping and nightlife in Australia. You will find haute couture or vintage clothing, chic bars, club venues, Melbourne has everything you will want or need. Here a few of the attractions, experiences and things to do in Melbourne.

  • For History - the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, Victorian Arts Centre, National Gallery of Australia, Melbourne City Baths, Princess Theatre, Windsor Hotel, Old Melbourne Gaol, Captain Cooks Cottage.
  • Interesting - Rialto Towers, Federation Square, Melbourne River Cruises, Flinders Street Station, St Paulds Catherdral. Fitzroy Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Crown Casino Entertainment complex.
  • For Fun and Sport - Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Aquarium, Luna Park, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Telstra Dome, Scienceworks and planetarium, Melbourne Zoo.
  • For Shopping - The Block Arcade, Docklands, Bourke St Mall, Royal Arcade, Queen Victoria Markets, ChinaTown, Southgate Plaza.

Here are many more options for tourist attractions in Melbourne and Victoria when you are holidaying and camping in Australia.

Melbourne Map

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Melbourne is famous for the iconic bathing boxes on Brighton beach.



5. Uluru Ayers Rock Australia - Australia's Heart

Uluru or the more common name Ayers Rock is in Central Australia, which is also called the Outback. The 'rock' is absolutely huge and stunning and a 'must see' tourist attraction in Australia, thses pictures of Uluru show many views from on top and around the base.

  • Uluru is famous for its colours appearing to change at different stages of the day and year, different weather conditions also affect its colouration.
  • Climbing Uluru takes about 1 1/2 hours and about an hour to get down, the walk around the base is about 8 kilometres and takes about 2 1/2 hours.
  • Ayers Rock Resort is only about 16 kilometres away, so accommodation is not far away. Alice Springs is about 450 kilometres away and well worth the visit.

Here are many more options for tourist attractions in Darwin and the Northern Territory when you are holidaying and camping in Outback and driving the Stuart Highway.

Uluru Ayers Rock Map

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A different view of Uluru/Ayers Rock with some greenery around the base.



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6. Red Centre - Alice Springs And Surrounds

Your Red Centre road trip adventure or holiday takes you to see scenic landscapes everywhere. The Red Centre has many tourist attractions in Australia waiting for you to visit.

  • The Red Centre is the area including Alice Springs, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta/Olgas, Rainbow Valley and the West McDonnell Ranges.
  • Allow a minimum of 5 to 7 days or several weeks for your Red Centre journey through the stunning red desert sands and be intrigued by glorious sunrises and sunsets.

Alice Springs Map

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Ormiston Gorge is a beautiful peaceful place to visit and an easy drive from Alice Springs.



7. Great Ocean Road - Aussie Road Trip For All

This Auusie road trip is one of the world’s most scenic and popular drives, the Great Ocean Road is one of the best known tourist attractions in Australia. It follows the beautiful coast of Victoria’s south west. The total distance is about 240 kilometres starting at Torquay, near Geelong, to Allansford, near Warrnambool.

The Great Ocean Road twists and turns along the cliffs, to the headlands, along the beaches, through breathtaking rain forests with bonus views of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean.

  • As you drive along you will see very scenic landscapes all the way, there are lookouts and viewing platforms to stop at and admire Victoria's most famous coastline.
  • Look out for the 12 Apostles, rugged cliff faces, light houses, beaches, and inland rain forests.
  • Drive through interesting coastal towns like Torquay, driving to Anglesea you will go past the world famous 'Bells Beach', Lorne, Apollo Bay, on your way to Port Campbell you will go past the 12 Apostles, then onto Port Fairy and Portland.
  • To get intimate knowledge of the Great Ocean Road written by a real person who lives a short distance away from the start of the Great Ocean Road. Visit www.the-great-ocean-road.comYou'll find information here that you wont find anywhere else.

Great Ocean Road Map

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The Loch Ard Gorge is in the Port Campbell National Park on the Great Ocean Road.



8. Kakadu National Park - Northern Territory

Kakadu National Park covers nearly 20,000 square kilometres of natural beauty and unique biodiversity. Kakadu National Park is World Heritage listed for its cultural and natural values.

When visiting Kakadu it is only about 250 kilometres away from Darwin, allow about 3 hours travelling time when driving from Darwin to Kakadu. The Top End has two seasons the 'wet'which is very tropical with humidity and huge downpours of rain. The 'dry is much milder, drier and many sunny days.

  • Kakadu National Park has many stunning tourist attractions in Australia and things to do like visiting Jim Jim and Twin Falls and seeing a beautiful cascade of water tumbling down, going on a Crocodile Cruise and watching a croc jump and seeing many more in their natural habitat, going fishing for barramundi and so much more.
  • Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr have excellent examples of aboriginal art.
  • Kakadu is the ultimate adventure destination, it has rugged tracks and many campgrounds near the Parks main attractions.
  • Kakadu National Park is home to more than 1000 plant species, a quarter of Australia's freshwater fish species and with an abundance of birds, making it ideal for birdwatching.

Kakadu National Park Map

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We came across this huge termite mound on the side of the road in the Kakadu National Park.



9. Gold Coast QLD

This map shows the main town centres of the Gold Coast from Coomera in the north down to Tweed Heads in the south which are about 57 kilometres apart.

The Gold Coast has an amazing range of tourist attractions in Australia to do. Choose from activities like Australian animal encounters, cultural experiences, food and wine tours, nightlife or fun, adrenalin and this list below shows more Gold Coast tourist attractions in Australia.

  • Beaches, Towns and Parks - Surfers Paradise Beach, Main Beach, Kirra Beach, Rainbow Bay, Broadbeach, Coolangatta, Springbrook National Park, Canungra, Tamborine Mountain, Burleigh Heads, Numinbah Valley and many more.
  • Theme Parks - Dream World, Movie World, Sea World, Zorb Park, Tropical Fruit World, Wet n Wild and White Water World.

Gold Coast Map

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An aerial image of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast Queensland.



10. Fraser Island QLD - Unique Destination

Fraser island is the largest sand island in the world and is over 100 koletres long. Fraser Island is World Heritage listed along with other famous tourist attractions in Australia like Uluru in Central Australia, Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory and the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland which Fraser Island is part of.

  • Fraser Island is only for 4 wheel drive vehicles, the Seventy Five Mile Beach is a 'real' highway that is on the Eastern side of the island.
  • Sand roads or tracks criss cross the island linking the lakes and rainforests. Lake Mckenzie is a very popular blue picturesque lake that visitors flock to everyday from all over the world.

Map of Fraser Island

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Fraser Island is a very unique place for a holiday.



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