The Top 10 Australian Destinations

1. Great Ocean Road

Regarded as one of the world's most scenic roads, the Great Ocean Road is by far one of the most essential drives on any Australian holiday.

The undisputable highlights of this drive are the Twelve Apostles. These giant rocks rise majestically out of the Southern Ocean and are particularly impressive at sunrise and sunset. These, combined with glorious stretches of coastline, quaint seaside towns and glorious National Parks makes the Great Ocean Road one not to miss.

2. Mt Gambier

Mt Gambier is a city of craters, lakes, caves and sinkholes and is an absolute must-see destination while visiting South Australia.

Situated in an extinct volcanic crater, the magnificent Blue Lake is an awe-inspiring sight that continues to amaze and enthrall time after time. Varying from sombre blue to turquoise blue this lake is by far the most beautiful in Australia.

3. The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia's most treasured natural gifts and is blessed with a natural beauty that is truly unsurpassed.

As one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef is home to an impressive handful of islands, gorgeous coral systems and incredible coastal towns and cities like Ayr, Port Douglas, Cairns, Townsville and Airlie Beach.

4. Ayers Rock/ Uluru

Uluru truly is the icon of the Australian outback, attracting millions of visitors from far and wide, each and every year.

As the largest sandstone rock formation in the Southern Hemisphere, Uluru is positioned right in the heart of Australia and finds its way into the hearts of all who visit it.

5. The Blue Mountains

Rising majestically behind the city of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are a one-of-a-kind destination of natural wonder, beauty and awe.

This impressive collection of sandstone plateaus and dissected gorges is world-heritage listed and offers some fantastic walks, breath taking look-outs and some truly fantastic country towns.

6. Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park

Home to the highest mountains and deepest freshwater lake in Tasmania, Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park is one of Australia's finest examples of nature.

Home to some great walking tracks, stunning vistas and gorgeous glacial lakes, this National Park is the undisputable highlight of the dazzling state of Tasmania.

7. Kakadu National Park

Kakadu is a place of exceptional beauty and unique diversity, and is one of the Northern Territory's most visited National Parks.

Explore spectacular swimming holes, vast floodplains, and dramatic sandstone cliffs, as you soak up the untouched beauty of this superb region.

8. Monkey Mia

For anyone searching for an up-close encounter with wild dolphins, Monkey Mia is the place to do it.

Situated on the Western Australia coastline, just 30 minutes north-east of Denham, this seaside community boasts a relaxed atmosphere and one of the world's most unique ways to interact with nature. Enjoy excellent fishing, crystal clear blue waters and warm sunny days by the sea with a trip to the wonderful town of Monkey Mia.

9. Daintree Rainforest

The World Heritage-Listed Daintree Rainforest is a must for any traveller to far north Queensland, never failing to disappoint.

This tropical rainforest is home to a unique diversity of plant and wildlife and is home to some exquisite rainforest retreats that provide the perfect escape from everyday life.

10. The Whitsundays

Bordered by the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays are comprised of a collection of 74 tropical islands that boast pure white sands, striking green palm trees and turquoise blue waters.

Mainland highlights like Airlie Beach and Bowen are the perfect starting point for your adventures here and provide visitors with a wealth of incredible things to see and do.

Christine Barton

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