101 Must-See Destinations in Australia

101 Must-See Destinations in Australia

Australia is vast. Almost unbelievably so, particularly if you come from a relatively dense and compact place like Europe. So if you’re a backpacker who is hoping to see as much as you can during your tour of Oz, choosing the places to visit can be more than a little overwhelming.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the 101 must-see destinations Down Under. While we don’t expect you to see every one of the places listed, we do challenge you to see as many as you possibly can!

What was your count by the end of your trip? Comment with your tally below!

If you think we’ve missed anything out, just let us know, add your recommendations in the comments at the bottom.

ItemAttractionLocationState
1Parliament HouseCanberraACT
2Australian War MemorialCanberraACT
3National Gallery of AustraliaCanberraACT
4National Museum of AustraliaCanberraACT
5Sydney Harbour BridgeSydneyNSW
6Sydney Opera HouseSydneyNSW
7Bondi BeachSydneyNSW
8Darling HarbourSydneyNSW
9Royal Botanic GardensSydneyNSW
10The Three SistersBlue MountainsNSW
11Jenolan CavesJenolanNSW
12Mount GowerLord Howe IslandNSW
13Mount KosciuszkoKosciuszko National ParkNSW
14Thredbo Snow FieldsThredboNSW
15Mrs Macquarie’s ChairSydneyNSW
16Cape Byron LighthouseByron BayNSW
17McGuigan Cellar DoorPokolbinNSW
18Hyde ParkSydneyNSW
19Museum of Contemporary Art AustraliaSydneyNSW
20The Big Golden GuitarTamworthNSW
21Sea Cliff BridgeCliftonNSW
22UluruPetermannNT
23Kata Tjuta/Mount OlgaPetermannNT
24Kings CanyonPetermannNT
25Kakadu National ParkKakaduNT
26Litchfield National ParkLitchfieldNT
27Crocosaurus CoveDarwinNT
28Mindil Beach MarketsDarwinNT
29Whitehaven BeachThe Whitsunday IslandsQLD
30Skyrail Rainforest CablewayDaintree RainforestQLD
31Surfers Paradise BeachGold CoastQLD
32Lake MckenzieFraser IslandQLD
33Theme Parks (Movie/Sea/Dreamworld)Gold CoastQLD
34Skypoint Observation DeckGold CoastQLD
35Australia ZooSunshine CoastQLD
36Palm Cove BeachPalm CoveQLD
37Noosa National ParkSunshine CoastQLD
38South BankBrisbaneQLD
39Springbrook National ParkSpringbrookQLD
40Paronella ParkMena ParkQLD
41Story BridgeBrisbaneQLD
42Mount NgungunGlass House MountainsQLD
43The Big PineappleWoombyeQLD
44BirdsvilleDiamantiaQLD
45Snapper RocksCoolangattaQLD
46Cape TribulationCape TribulationQLD
47Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryFig Tree PocketQLD
48Penfolds Cellar DoorNuriootpaSA
49d’Arenberg WineryMcLaren ValeSA
50Coffin Bay National ParkCoffin BaySA
51The Blue LakeMt GambierSA
52Remarkable RocksKangaroo IslandSA
53Wilpena PoundFlinders RangesSA
54Glenelg BeachGlenelgSA
55Flinders Chase National ParkKangaroo IslandSA
56Adelaide Central MarketAdelaideSA
57National Wine CentreAdelaideSA
58Lake EyreKati Thanda-Lake Eyre National ParkSA
59Mount LoftyAdelaideSA
60Adelaide OvalAdelaideSA
61Coorong National ParkFieldSA
62Wineglass BayFreycinet National ParkTAS
63MONAHobartTAS
64Mount WellingtonHobartTAS
65Cradle MountainCradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National ParkTAS
66Salamanca MarketHobartTAS
67Bay of FiresThe GardensTAS
68Russell FallsMount FieldTAS
69Port Arthur Historic SitePort ArthurTAS
70Franklin-Gordon RiversFranklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National ParkTAS
7112 ApostlesGreat Ocean RoadVIC
72The MCGRichmondVIC
73Grampians National ParkGlenislaVIC
74Nobbies CentrePhillip IslandVIC
75Wilsons Promontory National ParkWilsons PromontoryVIC
76Queen Victoria MarketMelbourneVIC
77Federation SquareMelbourneVIC
78Sovereign HillBallaratVIC
79Luna ParkSt KildaVIC
80St Kilda BeachSt KildaVIC
81Puffing Billy RailwayBelgraveVIC
82Falls Creek Alpine ResortFalls CreekVIC
83Healesville SanctuaryHealesvilleVIC
84Bells BeachBells BeachVIC
85Loch Ard GorgeCampbellVIC
86The PinnaclesNambung National ParkWA
87Kings Park and Botanic GardenPerthWA
88Wave RockHydenWA
89Karijini National ParkKarijiniWA
90Busselton JettyBusseltonWA
91Monkey Mia ReserveMonkey MiaWA
92Vasse Felix Cellar DoorMargaret RiverWA
93The Bell TowerPerthWA
94Cable BeachBroomeWA
95The Bungle BunglesPurnululu National ParkWA
96Greens PoolDenmarkWA
97Ngilgi CaveYallingupWA
98Cottesloe BeachCottesloeWA
99Perth MintPerthWA
100Mammoth CaveForest GroveWA
101Lancelin Sand DunesLancelinWA