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Popular Attractions in Australia

If you're a first time visitor to Australia, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Australia.


What are some good attractions in Australia?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Australia.

Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, End of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Sydney Opera House
2 Macquarie St. Quay, NSW (02) 9250 7777
Sydney Harbour
110 George St Sydney, NSW 612 9240 8500
The Rocks
110 George St The Rocks, NSW (02) 9240 8717
Taronga Zoo
1 Bradleys Head Rd Mosman, NSW (02) 9969 2777
Circular Quay
Alfred St/Loftus St Sydney, NSW
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour, NSW
Surry Hills
Surry Hills, NSW
Port Douglas
Anywhere! Port Douglas, QLD
Ayers Rock
Mutitjulu, NT 1300 613 833
Bronte Beach
Bronte Rd. Bronte, NSW
Manly Beach
Manly, NSW (02) 9976 1497
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Birdwood Ave South Yarra, VIC (03) 9252 2300
Royal Botanic Gardens
Macquarie St. Sydney, NSW
Alice Springs
Alice Springs Alice Springs, NT

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"If you fancy a trip a bit out of the city, I would recommend going to the Blue Mountains which is a two hour train ride from Sydney city centre (only $8 when I went)."  See More

"See Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, Royal Botanic Gardens"  See More

"* Sydney (Rocks Riverside Park, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, Western Boardwalk, Blue Mountains, Sydney Beaches, Sydney Tower"  See More

"There's plenty to see around the The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo if you like lookouts to the Sydney Harbour, art, architecture & good restaurant options."  See More

"Sydney Harbour is Sydney's jewel, I'd do a walk along side it, probably the Spit to Manly Walk or the Balmoral to Taronga Zoo If the latter stop on the way at Ripples Chowder Bay or Gunners BarracksRipples or the Gunners Barracks for morning tea."  See More

"Depends how long you're here for & what time of year, but I would say east side or inner city like Bondi Beach, Surry Hills, Darling Harbour or Circular Quay."  See More

"Look into Surry Hills, Paddington, Bondi, Darlinghurst!"  See More

"Go see the barrier reef (from Cairns or Port Douglas) and relax on the beach in the North, visit Ayers Rock, check out the Opera house in Sydney and chill in Melbourne."  See More

"and Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta with camping throughout and stops in Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Katherine, Mataranka,Daly Waters, Tennant Creek, Wycliffe Well."  See More

"Places like Bronte Beach, if you could get an apartment on Airbnb for example would be fantastic."  See More

"If you are looking for a suburb, I would choose Manly Beach."  See More

"Some highlights for me are the Shrine of Remembrance/Birdwood Ave(Melbourne City)(started as a memorial for WW1 and is now a memorial for all Australian wars), Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Southbank shops (Can also catch a boat from here to Prince Phillip island to see the pengiuns), Eureka Tower Melbourne (91 floors, observation deck on the 88th floor), Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne Cricket Ground (museum and tour - Opened in 1853, home to the Olympics in 1956, and still used today for many different sporting events), St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne is beautiful, The Bourke Street mall is great, there are also all kinds of side streets with shops and restaurants and cool areas to explore, the Carlton Gardens are one of my favorite places, Lygon St has some great Italian food, there is also a Chinatown Melbourne, The Queen Victoria Market is great to visit for souvenirs."  See More

"Australia is divided into eight states and territories, and the weather in Sydney is different from Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs and Hobart ."  See More

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  1. Blue Mountains
  2. Sydney Opera House
  3. Sydney Harbour
  4. The Rocks
  5. Taronga Zoo
  6. Circular Quay
  7. Darling Harbour
  8. Surry Hills
  9. Port Douglas
  10. Ayers Rock
  11. Bronte Beach
  12. Manly Beach
  13. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
  14. Royal Botanic Gardens
  15. Alice Springs
Where can I find out more about Australia?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Australia.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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