Making good judgement calls on the must see places in Australia can seem overwhelming when you look at just how much there is to see and do in this vast country. From the red earth of the Outback to the islands of the tropical north and the vibrant cities of the south.
There are more must see places in Australia than you could count, but these three should be high up on your list.
The Whitsunday Islands – paradise done 74 times over
Located in northern Queensland, the Whitsundays are a stunning collection of 74 lush, mostly deserted islands which have some of the whitest sand in the world and are a must see in Australia. Located atop the Great Barrier Reef, the snorkelling and diving here is legendary. Expect all manner of tropical fish, colourful corals, sharks and more. The largest barrier reef on the planet is made up of over 2,900 individual reefs each housing their own resident population of beautiful marine animals. The Whitsundays are the perfect paradise to dry off after all that swimming – which is why they are a must see in Australia.
Fraser Island – dingoes and unforgettable 4WD adventures
Fraser Island is an ancient sand island, the largest in the world, and famously home to the purest strain of dingo in Australia. Witnessing these iconic dogs in their natural environment is without doubt something that every traveller must see in Australia. Fraser Island is home to wild rainforests, endemic flora and fauna found nowhere else and freshwater lakes with water so clear you can see straight to the bottom. Lake McKenzie is one such lake, filled with pure rain water and a swim through its crystal clear depths is a once in a lifetime experience. Find your Fraser Island accommodation in spacious glamping tents right on famous 75 mile beach, safely located behind a dingo fence.
Noosa – a tropical town that will capture your heart
Beautiful little Noosa encapsulates the easy tropical charm of Queensland. It’s a place you could plan to spend a day or two in, but end up staying a week. With an enviable position along southern Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa has cute cafes, quaint boutiques and a beautiful beach with fantastic surf. The nearby Noosa everglades are one of only two everglade systems in the world – the other being in Florida, USA, and make for a unique kayaking adventure. The serene waterways lie with the Noosa Biosphere Reserve and are home to more than 44% of Australia’s birdlife, 1,300 species of plants and a ton of other water and land based wildlife. Noosa town is also the best place to pick up your 4WD hire vehicle before heading over to nearby Fraser Island.
There is so much more to see and explore in Australia, but if your time is limited these three places are a definite must see in Australia. And when it comes to Fraser Island accommodation Beach Camp is a must see too!