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Places to visit in Australia

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  • TATA AIG Team
  • Published on :
  • 05/07/2022

Australia is recognised as the world's smallest continent. But do you know that this tiny continent's geopolitical limits encompass around 8,222 islands? Not just that, picturesque rain forests, scorching deserts, and a different variety of flora and fauna have embarked this place as travellers' paradise.

If you are planning to visit Australia or any foreign country, it is advisable to purchase a travel insurance plan. If you fall sick in a foreign country and get hospitalised or lose your baggage and passport, having an international travel insurance plan can save you from all the hassles.

Top 12 Places to Visit in Australia 

Great Ocean Road

Do you enjoy driving your wheels along Marine Drive? If so, you will undoubtedly like the Great Ocean Road. Located in Victoria, the place is noted for its scenic beauty and is one of the world's best driving roads. Talking about Australia’s tourist places, the great ocean road is a must-visit.

Don't miss catching sight of the Twelve Apostles when visiting this location. Here, you can also watch or enjoy the following:

  • Otway National Park
  • Port Campbell National Park
  • Hiking trails
  • Picturesque rain forest


Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is among the world's most giant monoliths and definitely one of the most famous places in Australia. It is located in the Kata Tjuta National Park and is popular with tourists for hitchhiking. You might find it hard to believe, but Uluru, at 348 metres, is taller than the famed Eiffel Tower. It will take around 3.5 km to circle this impressive red monolith sandstone. 

Make sure you have a travel insurance plan, given the risk involved with hitchhiking at this place.

Things to do:

  • Walk around the domes
  • Visit Wintjiri Arts and Museum
  • Participate in Curtin Springs' paper-making workshop

Harbour Bridge

You must have seen this place numerous times on TV in Bollywood movies. But do you know this engineering marvel is one of Australia’s tourist attractions and probably the most popular one? Locals refer to this place as the "Coat Hanger.” It received its name due to its location 134 metres above the harbour.

Things to do: 

  • Visit Fort Denison Island
  • Enjoy events held on this bridge
  • Climb onto this bridge with tourist guide assistance and international travel insurance on your side.
  • Visit Milsons Point

Sydney Opera House

Talking about Australia’s tourist attractions, we had to mention the Opera House. It is one of the most famous places in Australia. It is just a few minutes' walk away from the Harbour Bridge. Every year the place is visited by more than 10.9 million people. Sydney's Opera House is well-known for its architectural marvel. 

Its roof structure consists of over 2,194 precast roof sections. They are all masked with around a million tiles. Another noteworthy thing about this place is that it organises over 3000 events yearly. 

Things to do:

  • Enjoy Australian ballet and symphony orchestra performances.
  • If you are visiting this place in the last week of the December, the fireworks event at this place is the must-watch
  • Enjoy Sydney's annual Vivid festival of light.

Great Barrier Reef

If you are searching for reasons to visit this Australian tourist attraction, the list is too long to be covered in this post. The Great Barrier Reef is among the seven natural wonders of the world. It is also the world's largest coral reef, with over 3000 corals. On the map of this location, you can see more than 100 dots of islands to explore.

Things to do:

  • Enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach
  • Explore wildlife habitat at Port Douglas
  • Go for hot air ballooning

Blue Mountains National Park

If you are on a trip to Sydney, you cannot afford to miss this famous Australian tourist place. Blue Mountains National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It gets its name after the blue haze stemming from eucalyptus trees. The park is also home to thousands of canyons.

Things to do:

  • Explore the Grand Canyon track
  • Enjoy the splendour view from Hanging Rock
  • Visit Bowtells Swing bridge

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is renowned as one of the best wine production areas. It is 60 kilometres east of Melbourne. Originally, the region was inhabited by Wurundjeri tribes for around 30,000 years. The place is about the calm forest, hiking, biking, and organic wines. 

Things to do:

  • Visit Healesville Sanctuary
  • Explore redwood forest
  • Enjoy the short trip in Puffing Billy Railways

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach will undoubtedly catch your eye if you are looking for the most beautiful places in Australia. It boasts a variety of bustling cafes, restaurants, and small businesses, in addition to the natural beauty of the sand and waves. You will also find the world's oldest life-saving clubs in this place. The best time to visit this place is during Christmas.

Things to do:

  • Enjoy strolling across the Sunday markets
  • Visit the skate park and ocean pool
  • Learn surfing
  • Visit Diamond Bay


Don't have enough time to travel to all the beaches in Australia? No worries, just go to Whitsundays. It consists of 75 islands that are all situated on Queensland's coast. This serene beauty is located in the centre of the Great Barrier Reef. You will find various luxury resorts and lively bars in this location.

Things to do:

  • Go for snorkelling and sailing
  • Go to Catseye beach
  • Enjoy the panoramic view from Passage peak
  • Visit the art gallery at Hamilton island

Alice Springs

Alice Springs is one of the best places in Australia. The closest city is 1500 kilometres away from Alice Springs. If you enjoy learning about tribal cultures and history, this is the spot for you. You can explore and discover more about the rich legacy, history, and culture of the Aborigines. The two awestruck spots in Alice Springs are Uluru and Kata Tjuta.   Things to do:

  • Go for MacDonnell Range touring
  • Visit Simpsons Gap
  • Explore fauna at Finke Gorge National Park

The Pinnacles

The Pinnacles is located in the Nambung National and is a few miles away from Western Australia's town Cervantes. You will be surprised to hear that until 1967, no one had ever heard of this location. This region is one of the best places to visit in Australia because of the strikingly tomb-like pillars that emerge from the desert.

These limestone formations are thought to be 30,000 years old. It is also believed that they are formed as a result of leftover seashell deposits.

Things to do:

  • Visit Hangover Bay which is just over five kilometres away from the Pinnacles
  • Check out the Cervantes Art Trail
  • Enjoy the tranquillity at Lake Thetis.

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is located on the southeastern coast of Queensland. The island is separated from the Australian mainland by the Great Sandy Strait. It holds the distinction of one of the largest sand islands in the world as a result of its more than 100 km length.

Fraser Island is notable for its white sandy beaches, dense mangroves, coastal dune systems, and various freshwater lakes.

Things to do:

  • Enjoy swimming in Lake McKenzie
  • Explore the rusty Maheno Shipwreck
  • Enjoy luxury accommodation at Kingfisher Bay Resort

To Conclude

There are many beautiful places in Australia. This country is the ideal fusion of wildlife, natural beauty, and an exciting way of life. From ticklish skydiving to relaxing snorkelling, Australia has a lot to offer. But keep in mind that there are always risks involved in adventures. Thus, ensure you purchase your international travel insurance from Tata AIG. One of the reasons to buy your travel insurance plan from us is that the travel insurance claim process is extremely easy with Tata AIG. We have a dedicated team of claim experts who will help you in your claim process in case you need it.

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