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Weekend Getaways - The 8 Best Tourist Spots in Australia

February 9, 2017

wondering what the best tourist spots in Australia are? Here is a list just for you.

When was the last time you took a short weekend break, or a well-deserved long weekend getaway? Make 2017 the year where you travel Australia! Don’t let the tourists have all the fun, read on to learn all the top tourist spots in Australia and make your own lasting memories. Take advantage of all that Australia has to offer, buy a flight, and fall in love with your own country.


#1 Great Tourist Spots in Australia? Head to Cable Beach in Broome.


If you are looking for a beachside paradise, Broome is your perfect Australian destination. With white sand, turquoise waters, and stunning beaches, Cable Beach is guaranteed to make you never want to leave. For a unique experience, ride a camel on the beachfront at sunset. Or plan a trip to what used to be the Pearl capital of the world, and get the best discount flights, thanks to ATAS accredited travel agents.

Check out Cable Beach in a unique way: by taking a ride on a camel back

#2 Looking for the perfect Australia tourist destination? Explore Fraser Island.


Perfect for a relaxing weekend away, Fraser Island is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Listed as a World Heritage site, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. This means you can not only unwind, but also go on a unique four-wheel-drive adventure. Enjoy the landscape – beach, and crystal clear lakes. Check out the wildlife – sharks, dolphins, but also over 300 species of birds. So, leave your passport at home and come spend a weekend in the wild on Fraser Island. It’s easy to get here with regular barges and ferry services running daily.

Go and experience paradise in Fraser Island


#3 One of the best tourist spots in Australia? Blue Mountains National Park!


Just a short drive from Sydney, the Blue Mountains National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And you know what this means, it is going to be breathtaking. Spend the day immersed in nature by hiking, rock climbing, or horseback riding. Take a Sydney flight for the weekend, and pair this destination with #8 down the list for the perfect getaway.


#4 Prehistoric timeless terrain? Tourist or not, Kakadu National Park is tops!


Also a World Heritage site, Kakadu National Park is the largest park in Australia, and close second largest in the world. Surround yourself with nature. Marvel at the landscape and wildlife diversity. Choose your mode of transportation – car, boat, or on foot. Plan a trip to the Kakadu National park for a big adventure! In-case you are looking for other destinations to visit, be sure to check out ATAS’ other blog articles – guaranteed to give you consummate travel tips!


Go get lost in the wild and be amazed by what mother nature has to offer

#5 Popular tourist spot in central Australia? Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.


One of the top tourist spots in Australia and a World Heritage site, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is one of Australia’s most iconic sites and also sacred in Aboriginal culture. Hire a bike and ride right around Uluru – how many people can say they’ve done that? Take a guided nature walk and learn all about Aboriginal culture and hear the dreamtime stories the native people passed down through generation to generation. Have dinner in the dessert and watch the sun-set over Uluru and the Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Have your camera ready to capture the magic, as the rock is known to change colour during the shifting of light. Tick this destination off your bucket list and buy a flight to Alice Springs to visit the majestic Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. For more travel tips, ATAS has a lot more for you to discover!

#6 What do tourists and locals alike love? The Great Ocean Road!


There is no better way to travel Australia, than to journey along the Great Ocean Road. This scenic 300 km drive along Australia’s southeast coast will show you the true natural beauty of Australia. Your drive, winding along the coastline, must include a stop at the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and the Arch. Buy a flight to Melbourne Avalon Airport and it’s just a short 1 hour 20 minute drive to some of the beautiful quaint cities spotted along the coast such as Lorne. Or buy a flight to Torquay, and go explore the best of what Victoria has to offer.

Take a scenic drive and stay speechless in front of the Twelve Apostles


#7 Famous around the world? The Great Barrier Reef.


Do you want an Australian weekend out of the ordinary? Go explore the Great Barrier Reef. One of the most famous underwater sites in the world. It dates back more than 20 million years and comprises of over 2,900 coral reefs and countless islands, including the famous heart shaped island. Did you know that more than thirty species of whales, dolphins and porpoises have been recorded in the Great Barrier Reef, as well as more than 1,500 species of fish? You can count on the Great Barrier Reef, for being one of the best places to visit in Australia. Experience it for yourself, pack your snorkeling gear, and go spend an unforgettable weekend in the Great Barrier Reef!

Swim in one of the best tourist spots in Australia: the great barrier reef


#8 A final destination not to miss? The Sydney Opera House!


When Googling “Australia”, the Sydney Opera House is one of the top tourist spots in Australia guaranteed to come up. Designed to represent a huge sailing ship, it houses more than 1500 performances each year. And if you are not a fan of opera or ballet, you can always just go for a walk or tour around it. Take advantage of the beautiful scenery it offers – the Sydney Harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens. You cannot travel Australia without stopping by this UNESCO World Heritage site!

Go and discover one of the most popular tourist spots in Australia: the Sydney Opera House

Become a tourist in your own back yard and experience all that Australia has to offer for yourself. Make lasting memories by visiting these top tourist spots in Australia! Get away for a short stay or long weekend. Head to one of these top 8 best places to visit in Australia. And if you are looking for other destinations or more travel tips, make sure to check out ATAS’ blog!


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