From the wild outback to the scintillating cities, Australia is where you will find adventure and scenic wonder in all its enthralling beauty. Tourists throng the best places in Australia for their exotic charm and ethnic appeal. Tourists can do things not only in the cities, beaches, oceans, or its national parks but also in the wildest places and barren desert.

Curious travelers keen on finding out what are the best things to do in Australia are in for a wild time, for there is a lot to do from snorkeling and wildlife safaris to scenic road trips and enjoying aboriginal art in Australia.


The eerie and bewildering limestone cliffs rising abruptly from the surrounding desert landscape of Pinnacles Desert form the most scenic attraction of Australia. Tourists can gaze at the natural landscapes, or drive your car on the Indian Ocean Drive to take great photographs. Or else, explore the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre and learn about the desert world of Australia through interactive exhibits.


There is so much to do in the Kimberley region in the northern part of Australia. You can go on a boat ride through the red cliffs of Chamberlain Gorge, appreciate the rock art, or sail on a luxury yacht through the Buccaneer Archipelago. There are other wonders like Horizontal Falls, the eroded landscape of Bungle Bungle Range, or aboriginal culture at Dampier Peninsula.


The sandstone monolith of Uluru is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Australia. Dining here against the backdrop of this stunning natural rock structure under the starlit night sky is the most romantic thing to do. Explore the nearby Kata Tjuta National Park to wonder at the dunes and gorges, or hike the rugged terrain of Kings Canyon. Desert aboriginal tribes showcase their unique handicraft or a camel tour.

Great Ocean Road

Enjoy Australia’s most famous sites on the Great Ocean Road. Starting from Melbourne, you pass through scores of beaches and coastlines and see the iconic 12 Apostles rock structures and natural grottos. Otway National Park is a world of lush greenery and there are waterfalls like Erskine Falls, Hopetoun Falls. You can see kangaroos on golf courses, or koalas at Kennett River Koala Walk. 

Dive in the Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling and scuba diving in the ocean depths and swimming with sharks are the best things to do at the Great Barrier Reef. You can sail on the blue waters of the ocean, visit the many islands, or walk on beaches like Whitehaven Beach. You can also see the spectacular natural reefs from a helicopter ride. Inland, tourists can explore the kangaroos and crocodiles at Wildlife Habitat at Port Douglas, or ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway which goes through cascading waterfalls and lush greenery.

Wildlife at Kangaroo Island

Tourists can indulge in some thrilling adventures at Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island thrives in aquatic life and tourists can watch sea lions, kangaroos, fur seals, and other creatures. Hiking on the wilderness trails, guided tours, snorkeling, exploring Kelly Hills Caves, and unique rock formations of Remarkable Rocks are other things you can do here. You get the juiciest seafood in Kangaroo Island, and spot pelicans at Kingscote Jetty.

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage Site and the largest national park in Australia. There are many walking trails around the park, and swamps where you can watch the birdlife. There are waterfalls like Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls, and natural gorges like Koolpin Gorge, which you can explore on foot. You can see aboriginal culture through its rock art at Nourlangie and Ubirr. There are natural pools and swimming holes such as Gunlom Plunge Pool and Barramundi Gorge.

Fraser Island

Tourists are in for an exciting time in Fraser Island with so much to do. A drive on the Seventy-Five Mile Beach offers spectacular views of the Pinnacles and Champagne Pools. There are places like Eli Creek and Lake Mackenzie where you can swim in the water. The tropical rainforests are spectacular woodlands, and there are bays from where you can watch fantastic sunsets. Watch out for dingoes roaming about on the sandy beaches, and you can also take a flight over the island.  

Daintree National Park

One of the most luxuriant tropical forests in Australia is in Daintree National Park. It is also one of the oldest, and tourists can go on a Daintree River Cruise to explore the forest from close range. Zip-lining tours give you a thrilling ride, and places like Mossman Gorge are best for swimming. Visitors can know more about this forest at Daintree Discovery Centre, and its beaches like Cape Tribulation are best for walking and horse riding.


As a tourist, there is no shortage of the things you can do in Melbourne. From its graffiti street art to stroll in the park, there is so much to do. Walkthrough Botanic Gardens, or admire art in museums. There are shopping places like Melbourne Central Shopping Center, Queen Victoria Market, etc. Outdoor places like Dandenong Ranges are great for hiking and cycling. You can go on a river cruise on the Yarra River or spot wildlife at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Blue Mountains National Park

From seeing the breathtaking vistas from Katoomba Scenic Railway to flying over Jamison Valley on the Scenic Cableway, tourists can do so many things at Blue Mountains National Park. Centuries-old Eucalyptus forests make this one of the best wilderness places in Australia. There are viewpoints like Govetts Leap offering panoramic views of Grose Valley and the popular tourist attraction of Three Sister. There are waterfalls like Wentworth Falls and caves like Jenolan Caves, which are thrilling places to visit.


One of Australia’s most famous cities, Sydney has some world-famous tourist landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are spectacular beaches like Bondi Beach and museums like Australian Museum where you can explore art and history. Darling Harbour is a popular recreational place. You can dine in restaurants at Circular Quay. Other attractions include Royal Botanic Gardens, Luna Park, Garigal National Park.