40 Famous Australian Landmarks to Plan Your Australia Trip Around Story

By Agne Civilyte

Introduction

40 Famous Australian Landmarks to Plan Your Australia Trip Around Story

As one of the world's most-visited countries, Australia is every traveller's dream. For many, it is a land of adventures,...

Landmark 1

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981, the Great Barrier Reef is Australia's most breath-taking natural wonder. It is the...

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Bondi Beach, Sydney

Australia's favourite landmark, Bondi Beach, is about 1 kilometre long and the perfect spot for sunbathing, surfing, swimming, and relaxing...

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Sydney Opera House, Sydney

The Sydney Opera House is a performing arts venue in Sydney, New South Wales. It is one of the most...

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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge, also called 'coat hanger' by locals, is one of the most iconic humanmade landmarks in Australia. It...

Landmark 5

Paronella Park, Mena Creek

Situated in the tropical part of Queensland, Paronella Park is a human-made castle and park that will take you on...

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Uluru Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

One of the world's largest monoliths, Uluru Rock, also known as Ayers Rock, is a spectacular natural formation and spiritual...

Landmark 7

Great Ocean Road, Torquay

The Great Ocean Road, or Surf Coast Highway, is an Australian National Heritage site and is perfect for a long...

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Kakadu National Park, Jabiru

One of the must-see Australian landmarks in the Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park is the country's largest national park. It...

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Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

Lord Howe Island is a natural paradise in the Tasman sea. It is well-known for its white-sand beaches, wildlife, and...

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Shark Bay, Denham

Situated in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia, Shark Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering 23,000 square kilometres....

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Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur

Established in 1830 on Tasmania island, Port Arthur used to be a timber station that was later converted into Australia's...

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Watarrka National Park, Red Centre

Located in the Northern Territory, Watarrka National Park is a protected area of nature. The national park is a part...

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Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island is one of the natural Australian landmarks that can't be missed on your trip. Located 13 kilometres off...

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Blue Mountains, Katoomba

Considered to be another major landmark in Australia, the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is about a 2-hour drive...

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Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

Named Australia's top tourist attraction, Sovereign Hill is an open-air museum that takes you back to the 1850s and lets...

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Mount Kosciuszko, Thredbo Village

Mount Kosciuszko is 2,228 metres above sea level, making it the highest mountain in mainland Australia. It is located in...

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Kuranda Scenic Railway, Kuranda

If you are looking for unusual Australian landmarks, Kuranda Scenic Railway has to be on your list. The railway runs...

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The Pinnacles Desert, Cervantes

The Pinnacles Desert is one of the big Australian landmarks that everyone has to visit. It attracts more than 250...

Landmark 19

Brighton Bathing Boxes, Brighton

The Brighton Bathing Boxes are one of the most popular Australian landmarks in Brighton. The boxes consist of 82 colourful...

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Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne

Flinders Street Railway Station is one of the most famous buildings in Australia. It is located in Melbourne. Opened in...

Landmark 21

Wunderkammer, Melbourne

Wunderkammer, also known as the Chamber of Wonders and Cabinet of Curiosities, is a shop and museum packed with fossils,...

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Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation

One of the most famous natural landmarks in Australia, Daintree National Park is the third oldest rainforest in the world...

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Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Located about 18 kilometres off the coast of Western Australia, Rottnest Island is one of the most famous landmarks in...

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Broome Town, Western Australia

Known for the magnificent Cable Beach, aboriginal Broome Town is sometimes overlooked by tourists. This laid back and colourful town...

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Karijini National Park, Karijini

Located about 1400 kilometres north of Perth, Karijini National Park (previously known as Hamersley Range) is the second-largest park in...

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Kimberley Coastline, Kimberley

Kimberley is a large section of land covering an area in Western Australia. Broome Town, the wild Gibb River Road,...

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Litchfield National Park, Litchfield Park

Located in the Northern Territory, Litchfield National Park is the region's hidden gem and one of the most iconic Australian...

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Darwin Military Museum, Darwin

The Darwin Military Museum was originally set up as an artillery museum in the mid-1960s. Today, the museum tells the...

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Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Named as the 'Island of Smiles', the Tiwi Islands are the best place to learn about Australian aboriginal culture, meet...

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Daly Waters Pub, Daly Waters

Located in the middle of nowhere, Daly Waters Pub is an extraordinary outback pub. It is the only pub in...

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Wineries of Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley

Just an hour away from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is known for its vineyards and picturesque scenery. It is also the...

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Glow Worm Tunnel, Lithgow

Located in an old railway (line to Newnes Kerosene Shale Works), this 400-metre-long tunnel is a famous place for viewing...

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Australian War Memorial, Canberra

A shrine and a museum, the Australian War Memorial is one of the most important historic Australian landmarks. Opened in...

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Parliament House, Canberra

Opened in 1988 by Queen Elizabeth II and located in Canberra, the Australian Parliament House is the place where the...

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Horizontal Falls, Talbot Bay

Named as 'one of the greatest natural wonders of the world' by David Attenborough, Horizontal Falls, or Horries, is a...

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Undara Lava Tubes, Undara Volcanic National Park

Situated in the south-west of Cairns, Undara Lava Tubes are the largest lava tubes in the world. Tourists can only...

Landmark 37

Gwalia Ghost Town, Leonora

Situated in Western Australia, Gwalia is a magnificent outback town near Kalgoorlie and Leonora. Once a mining town, Gwalia is...

Landmark 38

Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs

Developed by the lovely Miss Olive Pink in the 1950s, Olive Pink Botanic Garden is a reserve that protects arid...

Landmark 39

Eden Killer Whale Museum, Eden

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Eden Killer Whale Museum tells the story of whaling in Australia. The museum was opened...

Landmark 40

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, if not most gorgeous, white-sand beaches in Australia. Pictures of it...

Conclusion

In Summary

This list has covered 40 iconic human-made and natural Australian landmarks that can't be missed on a trip to Australia....