Top 11 Outstanding Places to Visit in Australia

Number One: Sydney Opera House.  It’s a no-brainer that the Sydney Opera House lands the number one spot on this list. Its architecture is world-famous and is absolutely breathtaking. If you can, try to catch a performance in the opera house as well.

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David Iliff / wikipedia.org

Number Two: Gold Coast.  Without a doubt, Gold Coast, Australia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This city is the perfect place to soak up the sun and swim in clear blue water. Many music festivals also take place in Gold Coast, such as Big Day Out and Summafieldayze.

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Number Three: Queen Victoria Market.  Located in Melbourne, the Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. The market is spread out over seven hectares and includes a wide variety of goods from specialty food and drinks to clothes, jewelry, and arts and crafts.

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Lars Pels / www.flickr.com

Number Four: Great Barrier Reef.  If you visit the territory of Queensland, Australia, you must explore the world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef. Stretching over 2,300 kilometers, the Great Barrier Reef is home to hundreds of species of fish, turtles, and beautiful exotic coral.

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Australian Associated Press / sbs.com.au

Number Five: Uluru.  Also known as Ayers Rock, Uluru is an enormous rock formation in the Northern Territory of Australia. Uluru is 1,142 feet tall, lies 2,831 feet above sea level, and is believed to be 700 million years old. Visitors to Uluru can pay a $25 admission fee, which allows them to climb to the top of this incredible landmark.

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Xavier / nomadify.me

Number Six: Sydney Harbour Bridge.  Another incredible landmark in Sydney, Australia, is the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Opened in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the tallest steel arch bridge in the world with a height of 440 feet. Its steel architecture is remarkable, and its overall beauty makes it one of Australia’s most notable landmarks.

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Number Seven: Hunter Region.  Located just north of Sydney, Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s largest and most famous wine-growing regions. This region is known for producing types of wine such as Shiraz and Semillon and includes over 100 vineyards.

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Travel Australia / travelaustralia123.blogspot.com

Number Eight: Fraser Island.  Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and is located just off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Stretching over 120 kilometers, Fraser Island is home to many beautiful cliffs such as Indian Head and the Cathedrals.

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Sensenmann / wikipedia.org

Number Nine: Kakadu National Park.  Kakadu National Park is a 7,646-square-mile nature preserve in the Northern Territory of Australia. It contains wetlands, rivers, and large sandstone slopes and is home to over 2,000 plant species as well has hundreds of animal species.

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Number Ten: National Gallery of Victoria.  Located in Melbourne, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest public art museum in Australia. Founded in 1861, the NGV contains the works of Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Rembrandt, and Degas.

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summersaltfestival.com.au

Number Eleven: Sydney Tower.  Sydney Tower is the tallest structure in Australia’s largest city, Sydney. It is an observation tower that provides visitors with a breathtaking view of the entire city.

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