When I’m planning a trip to somewhere in my home country, the first thing I think about is… “what are the famous landmarks in Australia that I really want to visit?”
I recently put together a list of Australia bucket list experiences – all the things I want to see and do in Australia before I die!
From stunning natural Australian landmarks such as the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Uluru in the Northern Territory, the Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, beautiful Noosa Heads National Park, idyllic Hamilton Island, or stunning Wineglass Bay on Tasmania’s East Coast Drive.
And let’s not forget about all the iconic man made landmarks in Australia, like the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Port Arthur Convict Settlement, or Tangalooma Shipwrecks on Moreton Island. You simply can’t go wrong!
Writing this list made me realise that there are so many amazing things to do in Australia (as if I didn’t already know). So many in fact, that it would almost take a lifetime to tick them all off. And that’s just in one country. If you stick with me until the end of this post, I’ll tell you how you can download a copy (or click here to access now).
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Famous Landmarks of Australia
There are actually so many famous Australian landmarks that we found it really difficult to narrow this list down to just 30. At the bottom of this article we’ve listed a further 20+ landmarks that are not quite as famous as these ones, but are still worth a mention.
Whether you’re planning an epic road trip in Australia or hoping to tick off a few big-ticket items during a short visit, or perhaps you’re just curious to know a little more about this beautiful island continent – we’ve got you covered.
And who better to recommend the best places to see in Australia than an Aussie whose visited majority of the places on this list!
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Top 10 Most Famous Australian Landmarks
#1 | The Great Barrier Reef
Arguably the most iconic Australian landmark is the Great Barrier Reef. Home to billions of organisms including fish, sharks, turtles, dugongs, whales and corals, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest single living structure can be seen from outer space. So, it’s no wonder that the best way to appreciate the grandeur of this World-Heritage listed wonder is from the air.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and stretches a massive 2300km along the coast of Queensland. There are many places in Queensland from which to organize a snorkeling or diving expedition to the Reef. The best spots are Mackay, Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas, or Hamilton Island.
One of the most famous sections of the Great Barrier Reef is called Heart Reef, located in the Whitsundays region. A unique natural formation in the shape of, you guessed it, a heart! Unfortunately, you cannot take a boat there because it’s highly protected. The only way to see Heart Reef is to take a helicopter tour from Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island or Hayman Island.
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#2 | Whitehaven Beach
Located on the largest uninhabited island in the Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach is famous for its pure white silica sand and turquoise blue waters. It’s no wonder Whitehaven Beach is one of the top 10 beaches in the world!
Unfortunately, there is no permanent accommodation available on Whitehaven Beach. It is possible to camp on the island, but the most popular way to see the beach is to take a day trip by boat from either Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island.
For an extra special experience, why not splurge on a Whitsunday helicopter tour with a landing on Whitehaven Beach, complete with champagne picnic!
#3 | Kangaroo Island
Located 15 kilometres off the coast of South Australia, Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia and is well-known for its natural beauty and biodiversity.
Kangaroo Island is home to amazing local seafood restaurants, gourmet food producers, wineries, luxury lodges, and protected national parks. It’s a natural sanctuary for hundr4eds of species of native Australian wildlife (including kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, penguins, sea lions, black cockatoos, and much more).
Vehicle and passenger ferries operate daily trips to Kangaroo Island from Cape Jervis near Adelaide. You can visit Kangaroo Island on an organised tour, or hire a car and explore independently. To really experience everything the island has to offer, be sure to stay a few days.
#4 | The Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic drives in the world. With epic surf breaks, quaint coastal villages, beautiful waterfalls, iconic land formations, and plenty of foodie hotspots – planning a Great Ocean Road self-drive itinerary is a must-do for anyone’s Australia Bucket List!
Although the Twelve Apostles are the most famous rock formation along the drive, there are plenty of other great places to stop along the Great Ocean Road, including Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, Cape Otway Light Station, Apollo Bay, Bells Beach, Aireys Inlet, and Gibson Steps.
The best way to see the Great Ocean Road is to organise a tour or hire a car and plan a road trip from Melbourne. The drive from Melbourne takes approximately 4 hours each-way to reach the Twelve Apostles. Allow at least 2 days and spend the night at Apollo Bay, Lorne or Torquay.
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#5 | Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru is one of the most famous indigenous Australian Landmarks and is an area of special significance to the Aboriginal Anangu people, who are the traditional landowners and guardians of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
The National Park consists of over 40 sacred aboriginal sites, the most famous being Ayers Rock itself, which towers 348 metres above the surrounding desert. Located in Australia’s Red Centre, Uluru is one of the most recognizable natural landmarks in Australia.
Climbing the rock was prohibited in 2019. But it still remains one of the most famous landmarks in Australia to visit. Spend a night (or two) at Sails in the Desert, or splurge on a luxury glamping experience at Longitude 131.
There are many things to do at Uluru. You can visit to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, hike around Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), experience a Sounds of Silence dinner, watch the rock turn bright red on a sunrise tour, check out the Field of Light exhibition, or take a helicopter flight over the rock, or ride a segway around it!
#6 | Wineglass Bay
Otherwise known as the jewel of Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is home to the iconic Wineglass Bay. A majestic circular shaped inlet lined with towering pink granite peaks.
Located approximately 2.5 hours drive north of Hobart, no Tasmania east coast road trip would be complete without a stop at Freycinet National Park. I highly recommend planning at least one or two nights, as there is a number of walking trails including Wineglass Bay Lookout (1 hour return), Wineglass Bay Beach (3 hours return) and Mount Amos (5 hours return).
There is plenty of accommodation options available around Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. Ranging from quaint and affordable Airbnbs, cosy eco lodges, or for the ultimate luxe experiences check out Saffire Freycinet.
#7 | Bondi Beach
No trip to Australia is complete without spending a day sunbathing at Bondi Beach. A melting hotpot of Sydney’s wealthy eastern suburbs residents, gym junkies and tourists from all around the globe. Each year, over 2.5 million people flock to the golden sands of Australia’s most famous beach.
If sunbaking is not your thing, then perhaps the Bondi-to-Bronte coastal walk is right up your alley. This stunning 4 km walking path hugs the jagged coastline of Sydney’s affluent eastern suburbs. Offering stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean, beautiful parks and grand coastal mansions. Allow at least 1.5 hours return.
For a more ‘local’ experience, spend a few nights at one of these Airbnbs around Bondi Beach, so you can explore the area over a few days.
#8 | Fraser Island
Located 15 kilometres off the coast of Hervey Bay in Queensland, Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, stretching over 120 km from top to bottom. The islands traditional name is K’gari which means ‘paradise’.
The UNESCO World-Heritage listed island is home to some Australia’s most beautiful natural land formations including pristine freshwater swimming holes such as Lake Mackenzie, Lake Wabby, Champagne Pools, and Eli Creek, as well as massive sand dunes, and the famous Maheno Shipwreck. It’s also home to Australia’s purest strain of dingo population.
Fraser island is an eco-tourism destination with accommodation ranging from barebones camping in the sand dunes, to powered camp-sites, and the Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Vehicle and passenger ferries operate daily trips to Fraser Island from three different locations. There are no sealed roads on the island and only 4WD vehicles are allowed.
#9 | The Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest rainforest in the world at over 135 million years old (that’s older than the Amazon!) It consists of 1,200 square kilometres of lush natural rainforest on the northeast coast of Australia in Tropical North Queensland. It is the single largest area of tropical rainforest in Australia.
The Daintree rainforest is home to over 3000 species of plants, as well as over 400 rare and threatened species, such as the Southern Cassowary, the Bennets Tree Kangaroo, and the White-lipped Tree Frog. Cape Tribulation is the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites meet – The Daintree Rainforest and The Great Barrier Reef.
The Daintree Rainforest can be reached in around 2-hours drive from Cairns. You could either stay in Cairns, spend the night at the Daintree Eco-lodge, or base yourself in the beautiful coastal town of Port Douglas.
The best things to do in the Daintree include, drifting down Mossman Gorge, explore the beaches at Cape Tribulation, cruise down the Daintree River, or dining at the luxe Silky Oaks Lodge. If you’re lucky you might spot a Cassowary or Crocodile.
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#10 | Kakadu National Park
Located in Australia’s Top End (the Northern Territory), 170 km east of Darwin, Kakadu National Park is the largest National Park in Australia. This biodiverse nature reserve is famously home to more than 10,000 saltwater crocodiles.
Kakadu has been home to local indigenous Bininj and Mungguyin peoples for more than 65,000 years. Today, the Aboriginal landowners still live a traditional life, living off the land, as they have done for thousands of years.
Kakadu consists of 20,000 square kilometers of wetlands during the monsoon, which changes to grasslands during the dry season. It’s also home to a diverse range of native Australia wildlife, flowing rivers, towering escarpments, ancient indigenous rock art, and enormous termite mounds.
The Best Natural Landmarks in Australia
#11 | Bruny Island
A one-hour drive south of Hobart and a short car ferry ride across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, and you’ll find yourself at the foodie mecca of Bruny Island. Perfect for a day trip from Hobart or an overnight stay at one of these beautiful Airbnbs. Bruny Island offers the ultimate wilderness adventure coupled with a selection of amazing Tasmania culinary producers.
Spend a day driving from North to South Bruny, stopping off at “The Neck” lookout and visiting the many farmgates and cellar doors and taste their artisan cheeses, oysters, berries, chocolate, wine, whisky, and gin. On the second day, hop aboard an eco-cruise to experience Bruny’s stunning coastal scenery and sealife from the water. If you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of the elusive white wallaby.
#12 | Mount Wellington
Towering over Hobart, Tasmania’s cosmopolitan capital city is the summit of Mount Wellington. Originally named Kununyi by Tasmania’s indigenous people, the mountain stands at 1,271 metres and offers stunning vistas over Hobart city, the Derwent River, Bruny Island, and the Tasman Peninsula. That’s if she decides to poke her head out of the clouds.
It’s just a 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre to the summit of Mount Wellington. For a more rewarding challenge, park your car at one of the carparks on the way up and hike through the forest trail to reach the summit.
There are also several parks along the drive up to the summit with picnic areas and BBQs. Mountain biking and abseiling are also popular activities to tackle in Wellington Park. If you visit during the winter, be sure to check the road conditions. The summit road section is often closed due to snow and ice.
#13 | Cable Beach, Broome
On the far remote north western coast of Australia is a quaint tourist village called Broome, where the stunning turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean meet white sands and contrasting ochre red desert landscape. This is Cable Beach – one of Australia’s most isolated true wilderness frontiers.
Originally known as Minyirr Park (meaning ‘birthplace’), this area is sacred to the local indigenous people as it is the site where Aboriginal people were created. It was later named Cable Beach by European settlers due to the telegraph cable laid between Cable Beach and Java in 1889, which connected Australia to the world.
Cable beach offers 22 km of gorgeous white sand, where camel trains are often seen at sunrise or sunset. Peak tourist season runs from May to October, when the weather is drier. Turtle nesting season runs from October to February.
#14 | The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains
The World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Parks is one of the most beautiful natural landmarks in Australia. And because its located just over an hour drive from Sydney, it’s the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway.
The Blue Mountains earned its name due to the signature blue haze emitted by Eucalypt trees that grow in the mountains and valleys in the area. The haze can be seen from many of the viewpoints along the Blue Mountains plateau, the most popular being the Three Sisters, a unique rock formation located at Echo Point near the town of Katoomba.
There are a number of great hiking trails and lookouts around the Three Sisters. The 1.5 hour Federal Pass trail will take you to the bottom of the Katoomba Falls, and if you don’t wish to climb back up, you can catch the Scenic Railway instead!
#15 | Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
One of the last true wilderness frontiers, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and offers some of the most stunning hiking in the country.
This world famous Australian landmark is a haven for nature lovers and deserves top spot on any adventure seekers Australia bucket list.
Cradle Mountain offers dozens of first-rate hiking trails for all levels, from a short stroll to multi-day treks. It is also the starting point for the renowned Overland Track – a six-day hike through some of the most remote terrain on earth.
After a day of exploring the wilderness, why not spend a night at the popular Cradle Mountain Lodge and enjoy an indulgent spa experience, plus gourmet food and wine.
#16 | Bay of Fires
Well known for its turquoise blue waters, white sandy beaches, and orange-lichen covered boulders, the Bay of Fires was once named the World’s “hottest” travel destination by Lonely Planet.
The indigenous name for the area is Larapuna. The name ‘Bay of Fires’ came about when British explorers spotted Aboriginal fires on the beach as they sailed past in the 1700s. The Bay of Fires Conservation Area occupies a 50 km stretch of beach along Tasmania’s north-east coast from Binnalong Bay in the South to Eddystone Point in the North.
To see the Bay of Fires in all its glory, why not plan an epic week-long road trip on Tasmania’s east coast. However, many of the beaches along this stretch of coastline are not accessible by car, so be prepared to don your hiking boots, or hop on a boat at Binnalong Bay and explore along the coastline with Bay of Fires Eco Tours.
#17 | Rottnest Island
You’ve probably already seen Quokka selfies from Rottnest Island going viral on Instagram. Known as the happiest little animals on earth (because they’re always smiling), Rottnest Island is home to thousands of these curious and ridiculously photogenic fury little mammals.
Located just 18 km off the coast of Western Australia, this famous Australian landmark offers the perfect day trip from Perth. Hop on a ferry at Fremantle or Perth city and 25 minutes later, you’ll find yourself in one of Australia’s most majestic island wonderlands.
There are no cars allowed on Rottnest Island, so the best way to get around is by bike or the local bus. Hire a bike and explore the many of the islands 63 beautiful beaches, go diving or snorkelling in some of the most pristine waters in the country, or check out the islands history at the Rottnest Island Museum. And don’t forget to take a selfie with a Quokka before you leave!
#18 | Hamilton Island
Located in the heart of the gorgeous Whitsundays and a gateway to the beautiful Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most popular tropical island holiday destinations for families, couples and, well anyone really.
From luxury resorts, to self-contained bungalows, and private villas large enough for a group of friends or the whole family, there is an abundance of places to stay on Hamilton Island. And it’s a great place to base yourself when planning a trip to see the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach.
The island is completely car-free. Holiday-goers can hire electric golf buggies to make their way around the island or catch the local shuttle bus.
But Hamilton Island is more than just a great holiday destination. There is actually a thriving community of people who live and work on the island, which means there are plenty of great places to eat and drink, as well as water-sports, great hiking, and other things to do on Hamilton Island. And you simply cannot leave without experiencing one of the stunning sunsets from One Tree Hill!
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#19 | Lucky Bay
The South Coast of Australia is vast and relatively untouched by human development, offering an expanse of beautiful white sand beaches, towering sea cliffs, and crystal-clear turquoise waters.
Lucky Bay is a 5 km stretch of beach near Esperance in Western Australia, which has made a name for itself as one of the most famous landmarks in Australia, due to its animal residents. It’s not uncommon to see pods of kangaroos grazing, sleeping and playing along the white sandy beaches of Lucky Bay.
Due to the remoteness of Lucky Bay, you’ll need to rent a car or camper and plan a road trip. It’s quite a drive though, 50 minutes from Esperance, or 8 hours from Perth. We suggest planning a multi-day route with stops at Margaret River and Albany.
#20 | Noosa Heads
A quaint cosmopolitan coastal town and one of the most well-known holiday hotspots in Queensland, Noosa Heads is a true gem. Having visited a number of times (we live just two hours drive away), we might be a bit biased, but we think Noosa Heads is one of the best places to visit in Australia! Here’s why.
Boasting some of the most beautiful beaches, surf breaks, and best coastal walking trails in Australia. Noosa is the perfect place for a family holiday, destination wedding, or couples looking for a romantic weekend getaway.
It’s drawcard… The food! Host to the annual Noosa Eat & Drink Festival, this little town has a disproportionately high number of award-winning restaurants for such a small coastal village. Be sure to book ahead so you won’t be disappointed.
Man Made Landmarks in Australia
#21 | Sydney Opera House
The crème-de-la-crème of famous Australian landmarks. No Australia bucket list trip is complete without a visit to the iconic Sydney Opera House!
The Opera House stands on Bennalong Point in Sydney, a sacred site to the traditional custodians, the Gadigal people. It is known by the indigenous name as Tubowgule, meaning “where the knowledge waters meet”.
Built and designed in the mid-20th Century by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the Sydney Opera House is widely considered one of the most exceptional modern man-made masterpieces, even by todays standards. The design of the Opera House resembles the segments of an orange, with 14 separate ‘shells’ which, if combined, would form a perfect sphere.
But there’s more to the Sydney Opera House than it’s striking modernist design. There are over 40 performances held each week ranging from Opera, to dance and contemporary musicals. It’s also hosts over 8 million visitors each year!
#22 | The Sydney Harbour Bridge
Constructed in the early 20th Century, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia. It was built to transport people and traffic between Sydney CBD, and the northern suburbs.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world tallest steel arch bridge. Scaling the bridge on the Harbour Bridge Climb is one of the most sought-after experiences to do when you visit Sydney.
However, if climbing a 143 m steel structure is not your thing, then the bridge is also open to vehicles, trains, bikes and pedestrian traffic. The best view of the bridge can be seen from the Sydney Opera House or Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair on the eastern side, or Luna Park on the north-side.
#23 | Parliament House, Canberra
With its striking modern design, Australia’s Parliament House is the meeting place of the Parliament of Australia, where decisions that shape the nation are made.
Sitting proudly on Capital Hill in Canberra, Australia’s capital city, the new Parliament House was built in the 1980s and is one of the most striking man made landmarks in Australia. Parliament House consists of three parts; the House or Representatives on the eastern side, the Senate on the western side, and the Great Hall, Members’ Halls, surrounding corridors and the flagpole in the centre.
Parliament House is open to visitors, offering daily guided tours of the chambers and impressive collections of Australian artworks. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Canberra and is a great place for a weekend getaway from Sydney.
#24 | Port Arthur
The World-Heritage listed Port Arthur is a historic convict settlement located on the Tasman Peninsula on the east coast of Tasmania and is one of the most significant historical landmarks in Australia.
Now an open-air history museum, Port Arthur is one of the most popular tourist attractions near Hobart. Spending an afternoon exploring the historic site and surrounding gardens is a must-do on any Tasmania road trip itinerary.
The very popular Port Arthur Ghost Tour is a 1.5-hour lantern-lit walking tour features tales of paranormal activity and unexplained events that occurred at Port Arthur in the late 1800s.
#25 | The Gold Coast
Affectionately known as “The Goldie”, the Gold Coast is a stretch of beautiful golden beaches and lined with glittering skyscrapers, making it one of the most iconic man made landmarks in Australia.
From world-class casinos, to the glitter strip in Surfer’s Paradise, the Gold Coast has garnered somewhat of a reputation at the ‘Vegas’ of Australia. It’s host to many infamous parties and adrenaline packed annual events such as Schoolies and the VA8 SuperCars.
But if a slower pace is more your style, head to the southern end of the Gold Coast where you’ll find a much more laidback lifestyle, great cafes and some of the best surfing spots in Australia!
#26 | The Rocks, Darling Harbour
The original landing spot of the first convict settlers in 1788, this historic neighborhood is lined with cobbled stone laneways, historical trails, quaint cafes and restaurants, and some of the best weekend markets in Sydney.
Today, The Rocks is one of the most popular places to visit in Sydney, attracting tourists and locals who come to dine or drink at some of the oldest establishments in Australia, shopping at the handicraft boutiques, a spot of brunch, or to browse the weekend markets.
#27 | MONA (Museum of Old & New Art)
Easily one of the wackiest museums in the country, MONA’s reputation alone has earned its rightful place on this list of famous man-made landmarks in Australia. The museum is housed in an underground structure that resembles a mine shaft and the artworks are well known for being rather controversial.
Along with hundreds of world-class interactive exhibits, MONA also features a winery, wine bar and cellar door, a beautiful green space, and a swanky farm-to-table style restaurant.
The ferry ride to MONA from downtown Hobart (on the MONA ROMA) is quite an experience in itself. But you’ll just have to try it for yourself to understand what I mean!
#28 | Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Island
A short 60-minute ferry ride from Brisbane you’ll find one of the most unique man-made landmarks in Australia – The Tangalooma Wrecks.
Located on Moreton island, Tangalooma Wrecks is one of the largest and most spectacular man-made reefs in the world! A collection of fifteen vessels that were deliberately sunk in the 1960s to create a breakwater.
Follow this guide to plan your own trip to Moreton Island or book a day trip from Brisbane, but an overnight stay will allow you to see more of what the island has to offer. There is a variety of accommodation available on the island, from roughing it in a tent on the beach, to glamping, or staying at Tangalooma Island Resort.
Other things to do on Moreton Island include, sunset dolphin feeding, sandboarding on the Big Sand Dunes, and swimming in the Champagne Pools. But the main reason most people come to visit is to snorkel, dive or kayak with the wide variety of marine life that call the Tangalooma Wrecks home.
#29 | Cape Byron Lighthouse
Located in the beautiful New South Wales coastal town of Byron Bay, Cape Byron Lighthouse stands on the most easterly point on the Australian mainland and is one of the most famous landmarks in Australia.
Byron Bay is one of the most unique places in Australia, where hippies live alongside surfers, backpackers, cashed-up barefoot entrepreneurs, and famous actors (a.k.a. Chris Hemsworth and Margot Robbie), all seeking a laid-back beachside lifestyle.
From the centre of town, you can hike up the hill to Cape Byron Lighthouse. There are two trails to the top – one through the bush, the other takes you along the coastline. We recommend doing the circuit (allow 2 hours).
With its beautiful beaches, world-class surfing, boutique shopping, an amazing food scene, and famed annual music events, Byron Bay must be visited, at least once in your lifetime.
#30 | Brighton Bathing Boxes
In the affluent Melbourne suburb of Brighton, south east of the city, there’s a stretch of beach lined with a colourful assortment of bathing boxes that have become somewhat Insta-famous in recent years, cementing is spot on this list of the famous Australian landmarks.
Each box is uniquely painted in different colours and patterns – from stripes to stars and a few are even decorated with the iconic Australian flag.
To get there, catch the train from Flinders Street Station in Melbourne city on the Sandringham line to Brighton Beach Station, then walk 500 metres down towards the beach.
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20+ Other Landmarks in Australia Worth Visiting
- Mount Kosciuszko
- Lamington National Park
- Mount Cootha
- The Story Bridge
- Jenolan Caves
- Thredbo Alpine Resort
- Springbrook National Park
- Phillip Island
- Margaret River
- Grampians National Park
- Wave Rock
- Hayman Island
- Lake Hillier
- The Blue Lake of Mount Gambier
- The Kimberly
- Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Ranges
- The Nut, Stanley
- Lord Howe Island
- Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens
- Mount Field National Park
- Queen Victoria Building
- The Nullabour
- Australia Zoo
- Ningaloo Reef
- Mornington Peninsula
- Kings Park Botanical Garden
- Australian War Memorial
- Coober Pedy
- Tiwi Islands
- The Pinnacles
- Queen Victoria Markets
- Kings Canyon
- The Yarra Valley
- Kangaroo Point Cliffs
- Glass House Mountains
- Barossa Valley
- The Dog on the Tucker Box
- Hunter Valley
- Lake Eyre
- The Old Melbourne Gaol
- Litchfield National Park
- Hosier Lane, Melbourne
- Birdsville Track
Famous Landmarks in Australia Wrap Up
Contrary to what most people think, Australia is actually a huge country and there are so many famous landmarks in Australia that I simply couldn’t add them all here. However, this is a list of our favourite places to explore in this beautiful country.
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