If you are planning a trip to Australia in 2017 you will need to know the best places to visit.

Australia is such a large country, we have so many varied and amazing destinations, trying to fit them all can be difficult.

YOU HAVE TO NARROW IT DOWN TO THE BEST SPOTS, THE HIGHLIGHTS, THE MAIN DESTINATIONS.

Seeing all the places really depends on how much time you have to travel in Australia. You may also have a list and recommendations from friends, that are on your must-see list. Gathering all the information and researching your visit to Australia can be really fun, at Real Aussie Adventures we try to make things simple for you. 

Here we tell you our favourite destinations in Australia to help you start planning what to see and where to go.

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Sydney

Sydney is on everyones must see list when they come to Australia. Thats why most of our longer overland trips start in Sydney, its the perfect place to start your Australian adventure. Find out more about what to do in Sydney here. Sydney is a great place to arrive and settle into the Australian way of life, as it has some of our most famous sights to see. Bondi beach, the Sydney Opera house, the harbour bridge, Darling harbour there is plenty to fill your first few days in Australia. 

Sydney day tours:

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Great Ocean Road

One of our most visited roads in Australia. The Great Ocean Road stretches from Torquay to Allansford built by returning soldiers after world war 1. Its a coastal road with the most stunning limestone rock formations. Its a wonderful scenic drive, and there is a chance to get very up close to native Australian wildlife

Tours from Melbourne:

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Uluru

Everyones Australia bucket list includes watching sunset and sunrise at Uluru. Over 250,000 visitors come to the National park every year, so you can see its a must visit destination.This giant rock formation has both geographical and cultural significance in Australia. Uluru is 860 metres above sea level and 348 metres above ground, pretty tall. We do not recommend climbing Uluru, due to cultural reasons. Most travellers to Australia will fly into Alice Springs or Ayres rock instead of travel overland to the red centre. Thats because of our great distances in this county, everything is very spread out. You can travel overland from Darwin or Adelaide, but its not possible to do a day trip from Sydney to Uluru unfortunately.  

Tours to Uluru:

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Kakadu National Park

In the Top End of the Northern Territory you will find Kakadu National Park. Our tours take you our to Kakadu from Darwin. Darwin is easy to access as it has an international airport. So it can be a good starting point for your travels in Australia if you are coming from Asia. We have a lot of our longer overland tours starting in Darwin. Including our most popular Darwin to Sydney tour and our Darwin to Adelaide trip. Kakadu National Park is a great spot to see Crocodiles in the wild on our Billabong cruises. 

Tours to Kakadu:

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Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands are off the coast of Queensland. They can be accessed from the town of Airlie Beach. this is one of the most visited towns on the East Coast of Australia. You can also Skydive over the Whitsunday Islands, a scenic flight and adventure activity combined. The Whitsundays are 74 islands, mostly unpopulated that are all set in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef marine park. Snorkelling here is out of this world, take time to hang out on a boat and relax on Whitehaven beach. 

Tours to the Whitsundays:

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Cairns

Up in the tropics of far north Queensland, we have the town of Cairns. This is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and a very popular place to visit on your grand Australian adventure. There are many snorkelling and dive tours leaving from Cairns to take you out to the reef. There are also plenty of other day trips to take from Cairns, out to the Daintree rainforest, Cape Tribulation or to the Atherton Tablelands waterfalls. Both areas are old growth rainforest and a tropical wonderland for wildlife and nature. There is also some fun to be had in Cairns with Australia's only Bungy Jumping site just a few minutes out of town. 

Tours in Cairns:

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South Australia

Sitting just off the East Coast, South Australia is often missed out from a bunch of backpacker's itineraries. But coming in fifth on the Lonely Planet's list of destinations you need to visit in 2017 might change that. And so it should. With world class animal encounters - including one of the only places in the world you can dive with Great White Sharks - epic wineries and some seriously Instagram-able scenic spots, South Australia really has something for everyone.

Tours in South Australia

So many places to visit in Australia in 2017. 

If you need more information about what to see and where to go in Australia please give us an email. We are here to plan your tailor made package in the land down under.  

Let us help you with your Australia trip planning so you have a trip of a lifetime seeing the best this country has to offer!

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