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Australia is certainly famous for its beaches. Writing a list suggests that these are the only beaches worth visiting. That is certainly not true. There are too many to list here. Here are some of the more famous Australian beaches.
Sydney Olympic Park, built for the 2000 Olympics - Homebush, NSW
Main Tourist Attractions in Australia - Animals
You know you've really seen Australia when you can tick off each of these native Australian animals. There are many places to see them in various sanctuaries but seeing them in the wild is even more exciting:
Humpback whale migration - East Coast from Gold Coast to Hervey Bay and West Coast.
Southern Wright whales in southern ocean.
Quokkas - Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Dolphins - Monkey Mia, Western Australia and Tangalooma, Queensland
Stingrays - Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
Main Tourist Attractions in Australia - Things to Try
Experience something different whilst you are in Australia. These are some of the many things you can do whilst in Australia. Explore and you will find so much more do to than you ever imagined.
Take The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Do Cradle Mountain Walk
Snowboard in the ski resorts of NSW and Victoria during the Australian ski season.
Charter a boat in the Whitsundays, Queensland
4WD to Cooktown, Queensland
Snorkel or Scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef, Qld
Main Tourist Attractions in Australia - Festivals and Events
Annual events and major festivals around Australia.
Bathurst 1000 Super V8 Cars Race - October each year in Bathurst, NSW
Tamworth Country Music Festival - January each year in Tamworth, NSW
Australian Tennis Open - January each year Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne Cup Horse Racing Carnival - November each year in Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne F1 Grand Prix - March each year in Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Gold Coast SuperGP Motor Sport Carnival (replaces Gold Coast Indy in 2009) - October each year in Surfers Paradise, Queensland.
Main Tourist Attractions in Australia - Wine and Wineries
Tour the wineries and taste the wines where they are made.
Barossa Valley South Australia
Hunter Valley NSW
Margaret River Western Australia
Yarra Valley Victoria
Some of The Most Embarrassing Tourist Attractions in Australia
I have to list them, because I find them so amusing. But maybe they are just embarrassing. These are some of the more bizarre tourist attractions I have seen around Australia! They often have me muttering: ONLY in Australia!
Whispering Wall - Barossa Valley, South Australia
Big Banana - Coffs Harbour, NSW
Big Golden Guitar - Tamworth, NSW
Opal Mine - The Rocks, Sydney, NSW (you go, you'll find out what I mean!)
This list is wide open! If you have any you think should be added, why don't you fill in the form below and tell me about it! I bet you can uncover some gems! You can even add some photos and describe why it is so embarrassing!
Tell Us About The Most Embarrassing Tourist Attraction You've Been To In Australia
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What Other Visitors Have Nominated As Embarrassing Australian Tourist Attractions!
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Gnamma Holes, WA Gnamma Holes, WA tourist attraction
I remember visiting as a kid in 1983 or so. We had to walk a way to get there...and I remember being really excited …
The Big Apple Not rated yet The big apple - it is just so cool and massive so it makes it amusing.
I wasn't sure which of the Australian Big Apple's you were referring to, …
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