There are lots to choose from! Australia is one of my favourite places and you have no shortage of things to do and enjoy when you’re in the country.
When I’m asked, ‘why visit Australia?’, one of the reasons I give is the scenery and wildlife. Australia is a beautiful country and no matter where you go, you’re going to come across something magical. Seeing kangaroos and koalas is another big motivating factor to visit!
The best things about Australia are its climate, scenery, wildlife and cities. Not forgetting the beautiful beaches, food and the wide range of sports. From Melbourne to Uluru, there are many reasons to go to Australia, and these are a few of the amazing places to see in this gigantic country.
But, there are also several hidden gems that you definitely shouldn’t miss out on when you visit Australia!
50 Reasons to Visit Australia
Coming from England, this was high on the list of factors that influenced my decision to travel to Australia! There is no getting away from it, the weather in Australia is fantastic!
Finding the best time to visit Australia is useful. It can get ridiculously hot, and yes the wet season is poo, and yes, Melbourne’s weather does defy logic!
However, it’s better than being at home right?
The beaches in Australia are fantastic! Golden sand and clear blue ocean, what’s not to love! They are one of the best answers to the question, ‘why to go to Australia?’
This applies to virtually all the beaches as well! Picking the best beaches in Australia is a fool’s game, which is probably why I tried to do just that here!
The beach is a central part of life in Australia, and it’s not hard to see why, when they’re so beautiful!
Visiting the beach is an essential part of any Australian bucket list!
Aussies might have somewhat of a dodgy reputation, but then which country doesn’t?
Aussies are great people, really friendly and welcoming, plus they like to have a laugh, which as an Englishman is always a plus!
The Bogans do get some bad press, but they’re a good bunch!
Australia is home to some of the most diverse and strangest wildlife on the planet!
Kangaroos, Koalas and Crocs, there are all here on this crazy continent!
There are even over a million camels in the outback, which I would never have imagined. There might be a lot of deadly animals here, but that just adds to the fun!
If you’re wondering: ‘is Australia worth visiting?’ Then just one look at the above picture should give you the answer!
Consistently ranked the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne was my favourite city in Australia!
There is so much to see and do in this great city, and there is always something happening!
The architecture is a mix of classical and bold modern design, highlighted by Flinders Street Station and Federation Square.
King’s Canyon is overshadowed by nearby Uluru and Kata-Tjuta, but it’s still one of the most famous landmarks in Northern Territory. It might not get the attention of the other two, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not a lot to see at King’s Canyon!
I thought King’s Canyon had some of the best views out of the three and the walk around the canyon is great and offers some amazing sights and views of the outback!
11. Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Whitsundays and although there isn’t an awful lot to do here, it’s not the worst place in the world to be!
It has a lively nightlife scene, and there are some great coastal walks around the area as well.
The beach isn’t too bad either and they have a cool pool area just off it as well!
The Whitsundaysis one of the top attractions in Australia, and this owes much to the beauty of the many islands that make up the Whitsundays.
Many backpackers go on a boat cruise around the islands and this is something worth doing while you’re in Australia!
9. Byron Bay
Another location on the East Coast, that I didn’t stop at, Byron Bay is the most easterly point of mainland Australia.
This is marked by the lighthouse at Cape Byron and there are some great views of the Pacific from here. Byron is also a lively town with plenty of other activities for backpackers!
8. Night sky
Australia is one of the best countries in the world for stargazing!
This is mainly due to its isolation from the rest of the world and the lack of pollution, especially in the outback.
I have never seen clearer skies, save for when I was in New Zealand, so if stargazing is your thing, Australia is the place for you!
7. St Kilda
St Kilda is one of the top things to do in Melbourne and the main beach in the city.
The beach is good and there are lots of cool cafes and restaurants nearby. This is also a top backpacker spot in the city and a great place to meet like-minded travellers.
Luna Park is also worth a visit while in St Kilda!
6. Blue Mountains
This is another place that I regret not visiting in Australia, and as that list is quite long, it just shows how much there is to do in Oz!
The Blue Mountains are a mountain range in New South Wales and similar to the Grampians, they offer some incredible views and diverse scenery.
Located on the East Coast, it is heritage listed and has a cool shipwreck that you can check out as well.
4×4 tours are popular on the island and are a great way to see all it has to offer.
You may even see the odd dingo as well!
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to visit Australia, so what are you waiting for? Get out there!
Do you agree with these reasons? Is there anything that you think I’ve missed? Drop me a comment below to let me know what you think!
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