Australia attractions

Top Choice Gardens in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Royal Botanic Gardens

From the air, these stunning, 94-acre gardens evoke a giant green lung in the middle of the city. Drawing nearly two million visitors annually, they're considered one of the finest examples of Victorian-era landscap…
Top Choice National Park in The East Coast

Freycinet National Park

Framed by some of the state's finest beaches and rising into spectacular low mountains, Freycinet incorporates the southern end of Freycinet Peninsula, people-free Schouten Island and the lesser-known Friendly Beach…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Narooma

Montague Island (Barranguba)

Wildlife thrives on this small, pest-free island, 9km offshore from Narooma, where fur seals frolic and 90 bird species wheel overhead. Little penguins nest here from September to February, while, offshore, whales a…
Top Choice National Park in Top End

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu is one of the world's great national parks, combining an astonishing array of attractions. Its wetlands and escarpments shelter abundant wildlife, and mysterious rock art that can date back 20,000 years. This…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Phillip Island

Penguin Parade

One of Victoria's major tourist draws, this parade of little penguins (Eudyptula minor) showcases the world’s smallest, and probably cutest, penguins. The main complex, which was under renovation when we visited, in…
Top Choice Museum in MONA & Northern Hobart

MONA

Twelve kilometres north of Hobart's city centre, MONA is burrowed into the Triassic sandstone of a peninsula jutting into the Derwent River. Arrayed across three underground levels, the $75-million museum created by…
Top Choice National Park in Manly

North Head

About 3km south of central Manly, spectacular North Head offers dramatic cliffs, lookouts, secluded beaches, pretty paths through the native scrub, and sweeping views of the ocean, the harbour and the city. It's gre…
Top Choice Bridge in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydneysiders love their giant 'coathanger', which opened in 1932. The best way to experience this majestic structure is on foot. Stairs and lifts climb up the bridge from both shores, leading to a footpath on the ea…
Top Choice Street in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Place

This picturesque row of three- and four-storey sandstone warehouses is a classic example of Australian colonial architecture. Dating back to the whaling days of the 1830s, Salamanca Pl was then the waterfront – good…
Top Choice National Park in Cradle Country & The West

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Part of the World Heritage–listed Tasmanian Wilderness, this 1614-sq-km national park incorporates the state's most famous mountain (the eponymous Cradle Mountain), two of its best-known lakes (Lake St Clair and Dov…