Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Australia – Most Beautiful Cities in Australia
Australia is a country with ancient land while the country is relatively young; like many other countries, in 1788, England first settled there and made Australia a penal colony for its overcrowded prison population.
The population of Australia is near 18 million, out of which 80 percent live in just ten cities, all by the sea.
English is a significant speaking language of Australians, while the majority of people follow Christianity religion, but there are people too who follow Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, etc. as well.
Australia is not only a continent but an island as well, which is situated in the southern hemisphere between the Pacific and Indian oceans. Sydney and Melbourne are the largest cities in Australia, according to their population.
Australia has almost 20 listed World Heritage properties; other than that, Australia is a culturally rich country. Beaches and nature make Australia one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
Let’s see top 10 most beautiful and best places to visit in Australia.
Hobart is the capital of the island state, Tasmania, and home of all Tasmanians. Hobart was founded as a British penal colony in 1804 which makes it the second oldest capital city (after Sydney) of Australia.
The city is located in Tasmania’s south-east on the estuary of the River Derwent, which makes it the most southern of Australia’s capital cities.
Hobart is well known for historic churches, Georgian and Victorian architecture, which gives the “Old World” feel, while the city has only a few high rise buildings.
Hobart’s economy is significantly based on Shipping. The port is used for the Antarctic activities of Australia and France, which loads around 2,000 tonnes of cargo per year.
In the summertime, Hobart city became an important cruise ship destination; in 2016-17 summer,47 ships docked in Hobart.
9. Gold Coast
Gold Coast is located in the 70 km southeast corner of Queensland in Australia, which is the sixth-largest city of Australia in terms of population.
Gold Coast is quite famous for Australians and overseas travelers, with Surfers Paradise being the hub of tourist activity. The Gold Coast is one of the most significant urban areas with a population of over 679,127.
Gold Coast is a significant part of Greater Brisbane, which has a conurbation of over 3 million people. The city shares its infrastructure, facilities, services, and labor market with Brisbane.
Gold Coast is a well-recognized tourist destination for most attractive surfing beaches, skylines, theme parks, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland with a sunny, subtropical climate. Gold Coast hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
8. Byron Bay
Byron Bay is located at 772 km North from Sydney; Byron Bay is from one of the most beautiful places you have seen in Australia. This place is well-known as an epicenter of Australia’s counter-culture, a coastal idyll cradled by an ancient caldera.
Byron Bay held the International Fashion Festival each year; other than that, many different events and festivals held in or near Byron Bay, which includes:
- East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival
- Byron Bay Surf Festival
- Byron Spirit Festival
- Byron Underwater Festival
- Byron Bay Writers Festival
- Byron Bay Film Festival, etc.
Even though Byron Bay is not a big city but a town, but because of beautiful beaches and the three main heritage sites, which are:
- The Casino-Murwillumbah railway (Byron Bay railway station)
- 61 Jonson Street (Byron Bay Post Office), and
- Lighthouse Road (Cape Byron Lightstation) it is worth to visit.
Adelaide is the lifestyle capital of Australia. Adelaide is considered as the capital of South Australia, civilized and calm city, with a population of nearly one million people.
Adelaide is civilized and one of the clam cities of Australia. Torrens River divides the city into two parts, Adelaide and North Adelaide.
Adelaide city is surrounded by green parkland, the Mount Lofty Ranges, coastal beaches, historic buildings, wide streets, various street cafes, and restaurants.
Adelaide is also well recognized as the wine and festival capital of Australia. In Adelaide, tourists can experience the culture and convenience of a nice-sized city.
The Adelaide Festival of Arts is very well known amongst festival-goers which is considered to be one of the best innovative arts festivals in the world.
Adelaide city also hosts the Clipsal 500 Adelaide V8 race and the international music festival WOMADelaide, which is the perfect place for Arts or Festivals lovers.
With a population of around 2 million people, Perth is one of the major cities of Western Australia. Perth is among the most isolated city in the world, which is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and on the other side by the Australian outback.
Perth is a hub for music, theatre, film, and art, and hosts the latest shows, festivals, and exhibitions all around the world. There culture and traditions of the city attract thousands of tourists every year, especially in the summer.
There are multiple festivals, outdoor cinemas, and live music hosted in the Perth which becames attention center for many tourist all over the world.
Perth is famous for its beautiful beaches. The Sunset Coast, explore the treetops of an ancient forest and prehistoric caves, go whale watching, watch coral spawning, and swim with dolphins are make some of the best memories of the life of tourists.
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Sydney is the largest and amongst the oldest cities in Australia in terms of population, which is over 5 million. It’s also the capital of New South Wales state of Australia.
Sydney has many beaches, bays, and a couple of national parks as well. It is separated into two parts, North and South, by the Sydney Harbour, Bridge, and Tunnel connecting this Sydney harbor.
Tourists prefer the southern part because the North part is of more about large business and residential areas. According to Loughborough University’s researchers, Sydney is amongst the top ten world cities which are highly integrated into the world economy.
Sydney has plenty of best places which make it one of the beautiful cities in Australia, which includes:
- Sydney Opera House (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Harbour Bridge
- Harbor Cruises from Circular Quay
- Darling Harbour
- The Royal Botanic Garden
- Queen Victoria Building
- Tower Eye
- Beaches, etc.
Melbourne is the second-largest city in terms of population, which is over 4.9 million and capital of Victoria state of Australia.
Many well-known landmarks are located in Melbourne, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building, the National Gallery of Victoria, and many more.
Melbourne is recognized as a UNESCO City of Literature and a global center for street art, live music and theatre.
Melbourne hosts some of the major events like the Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Open, and other cultural events and festivals like:
- The Melbourne International Arts Festival
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- Melbourne Fringe Festival, and Moomba
- Australia’s largest free community festival, etc.
Melbourne also hosted Commonwealth Games in 2006.
Cairns is like a heaven for adventure lovers, passionate divers, adrenaline junkies, and after dark revelers.
Cairns is a gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Daintree National Park, and some of the best islands in Queensland’s tropical north.
Gorgeous beaches, stunning scenery, great nightlife, Dolphin and whale-watching, and plenty of things to explore and do make it a tourist hotspot in North Queensland, not only that it is a well-recognized tourist place in the world as well.
The Great Barrier Reef is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is one of the largest coral reefs in the world. It is a perfect place for swimmers, snorkeling and scuba. Palm Cove is the home of a beach that’s considered to be Cairns’ best, which line the Esplanade to gorgeous effect.
Other than that, The Crystal Cascades, The Daintree Rainforest, Green Island, Port Douglas, The Skyrail Rainforest, and many more places make Cairns one of the most beautiful cities of Australia.
Brisbane is the third-largest city in Australia in terms of population, which is over 2.4 million, which is located in the southeast corner of Queensland State. Brisbane comprises over 180 suburbs and localities and covers an area of 1,141 sq. Km (440 sq. miles).
Brisbane is one of the major contributors to the Australian economy and also among the Asia-Pacific cities with the largest GDPs.
Brisbane is a business hub for many industries, such as real estate, insurance, banking, mining, IT, food, and transportation. Not in modern times but in history also Brisbane is the most important seaport and business hub for Australia.
The Brisbane River is passing through the city, and the city is making full use of its enviable environment.
Major attractions of the Brisbane city are:
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
- The Cultural Precinct
- Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha
- Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
- River Cruises
- Queen Street Mall and Customs House.
Darwin is the capital city of Northern Territory State, Australia, and also the gateway of popular Kakadu National Park, and the city was a frontier outpost also.
Darwin is located on a low peninsula northeast of the entrance to its harbor, Port Darwin, a deep inlet of Beagle Gulf of the Timor Sea.
Darwin city is famous for the waterfront area, which includes beaches and green places like Bicentennial Park, Aboriginal cultures, and the Museum and Art Gallery. In the city, there are strong Asian influences present, which reflect through energetic food scene and night markets.
The economy of Darwin depends on tile and brickmaking, army and airforce related services, fruit growing, government business, Pearls, export of cattle, and Timor sea oil exploration.while the service center of the city is developing pastoral and mining hinterland.
Matt Wright, famous television personality and tour operator said once.
We live in a little slice of heaven up here in Darwin. We have incredible landscapes, waterfalls at our doorstep, smiling people, and unique wildlife.Matt Wright
These are the top 10 most beautiful cities and best places to visit in Australia. Every city has its own beauty and attraction, which makes Australia one of the beautiful and attractive places in the world.