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The A–Z of places you need to see in Australia

In a country that is larger than the entire continent of Europe and almost the size of the USA, Australia offers an enormous variety of diverse and truly unique experiences.

Australia really does embody extremes, from the breathtaking beauty of Sydney Harbour to the untamed wilderness of the Kimberley, through to the intricate wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, teeming with thousands of corals and cays.

To help you narrow down the list of places to visit in Australia, our expert team of destination management specialists at ID Events have compiled this A-Z list of places to get you started compiling your destination bucket list for your next corporate event, incentive trip or conference.


The “city of churches” is bursting with culture and flavours and its skyline is rapidly changing. Adelaide is now home to a myriad of brand new luxury hotels, including Sofitel, Hotel Indigo, Marriott, Crowne Plaza, Vibe and a Treehouse Hotel at Adelaide’s bustling Central Market.

Even better, Adelaide sits right on the doorstep of 3 incredible wine regions that produce both world renowned and under the radar boutique wines.


On the oldest continental shelf on earth, and at the gateway to the Kimberley, Broome is a cultural tropical melting pot.

Beginning life as a Pearling town in the 1880s, Broome was a wild frontier, an influence that remains today with a seriously cool vibe.

Imagine camel rides on Cable Beach, followed by sundowners at local Breweries, or a visit to a still working Pearl Farm to discover why there really is no place on earth like Broome.


Our nation’s capital is nestled between Sydney and Melbourne and is home to many of Australia’s key cultural institutions.

With iconic museums and galleries in close proximity and being surrounded by forests and mountains, Canberra really is an adventure playground.

A city of contrasts, it’s also a foodie’s paradise with cool and casual distilleries, cool-climate wineries, and world class restaurants.


Surrounded by an abundance of natural wonders and being at the gateway to the world-famous Kakadu National Park, Darwin is the Northern Territory’s tropical city.

Darwin is bursting at the seams with delicious street food and watching the sunset at the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market is a unique and memorable location for events and functions.

With a multicultural population, this is a city full of tastes, local crafts and local indigenous Australian Aboriginal art.


With the whitest of sands, turquoise waters and wild landscapes, Esperance is a special pocket of Western Australia.

Off the beaten track, indulge in an abundance of water activities like fishing and sailing or hike along the coastline, taking a dip in the uniquely charming Lucky Bay – a beach equally as popular with people as it is with Kangaroos.

Freycinet National Park

Occupying most of Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula on the east coast, is this remote landscape with a rugged coastal landscape all its own.

The Freycinet National Park has dramatic pink granite peaks, secluded bays, white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife.

With the famous Wineglass Bay as the jewel in this crown, Freycinet is Tasmania’s oldest National Park.

Gold Coast

Experiencing the unrivalled energy of the Gold Coast with world-famous beaches and thrilling theme parks, it has become the undisputed tourism capital of Australia.

“The Goldie”, as locals call it, has a booming culinary scene, laid back casual cool neighbourhoods and a sub-tropical hinterland perfect for rainforest walks and viewing spectacular waterfalls.


Discover excellent dining experiences along with world class art in Hobart, the capital of Australia’s only island state, Tasmania.

Dating back to 1804, heritage charm abounds in this picturesque city nestled in the foothills of Mount Wellington.

Add the world-famous Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) to the mix, and you can expect a unique combination of vibrant cosmopolitan experiences and a plentiful supply of outdoor attractions.

India Head, K’gari

Located on K’gari (formerly known as Fraser Island), India Head allows you to discover the best coastal lookouts from this volcanic rock that was formed millions of years ago.

With towering rainforests to golden sand dunes, India Head allows incredible vantage to spot turtles, dolphins, manta rays and sharks.

This World Heritage listed island lies just off Queensland’s east coast and at 122 kms long, it is the largest sand island in the world.

Jenolan Caves

These magical limestone caves located in the Blue Mountains of Sydney, are not only impressively spectacular, but they are also the world’s oldest. Holding a sacred place in our indigenous culture, the caves were first discovered by European settlers in 1838.

There are 11 richly decorated show caves open daily, plus night tours, ghost tours and adventure caving. Something for everyone!


The most famous town in NSW’s Blue Mountains, Katoomba boasts some of the area’s most scenic sights, including the spectacular Three Sisters sandstone rock formation, the Scenic Railway – the steepest railway incline in the world, and the famous Six-Foot Track – an adventurous hike to Jenolan Caves.

Only 1-2 hours drive west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are the world’s only UNESCO World Heritage listed park that lies on the doorstep of a major city.

Lord Howe Island

Located on the east coast of NSW and only 2 hours flight from Sydney is the lush island paradise of Lord Howe.

This UNESCO World Heritage listed island has an incredible 75% of its original natural vegetation remaining intact and undisturbed.

The island’s isolation and its landscape of mountains, valleys, lowlands, sea-cliffs and white sandy beaches are supported by an array of guest house accommodation through to luxury lodge options.

Margaret River

This region, on Western Australia’s coast, is a living and breathing embodiment of ancient geography and the world’s oldest culture, the indigenous Australian aboriginal people.

Taking the phrase “world class” to the next level, Margaret River covers everything from epic surf and serene beaches to top-notch wines and unfathomable landscapes.

Don’t be surprised to see dolphins riding the waves while visiting a winery and tasting your way through the region’s best produce.


A popular beachside destination, 2 hours’ drive north from Brisbane or 30 minutes drive from the sunshine coast Airport, Noosa is surrounded by nature, a tapestry of waterways, wide open beaches and an inventive world class dining and restaurant scene.

Wander the main street’s high-end boutiques, explore the untouched national parks and retreat to a waterfront resort for sundowners.

With friendly locals and unique adventure activities, Noosa truly is a tropical destination where you can indulge and spoil yourself.


A thriving country town as rich in heritage as it is in award winning wineries, restaurants, boutique shops and bustling markets, Orange is the gateway to country NSW.

This cool climate wine region is the perfect place to escape to unwind, indulge and delight. The birthplace of Australia’s famous poet, Banjo Paterson, it’s a town brimming with a rich history in the arts and a flourishing cultural scene.


Effortlessly Australian, Perth in Western Australia is our sunniest capital city blending urban cool with raw natural beauty.

Uncover its artistic side, with curated street art and entertainment/cultural precincts all located close to sensational beaches and the Swan Valley wine region, only 30 minutes drive away.

Edging the Indian Ocean, Perth is a destination overflowing with natural marvels and a dynamic city that balances its natural beauty with a lively small bar and restaurant scene.


Famed for its multiple tourism destinations, the state of Queensland houses everything from the world-famous UNESCO Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, the stunning Whitsunday Islands characterised by dense rainforest, white beaches and leading resorts, to the city of Brisbane and the equally famous Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

Truly Australia’s paradise, Queensland – beautiful one day, perfect the next.

Rottnest Island

A small island just offshore from Perth, Rottnest is a protected nature reserve and home to the famous Quokka, a small wallaby like marsupial.

White sandy beaches, secluded coves and shallow waters, “Rotto”, as the locals call it, boasts an abundance of unique flora and fauna.

Discover rich cultural heritage whilst exploring white sandy beaches in this amazing pocket of paradise.


Famously photographic, Sydney is Australia’s largest city with a rich cultural makeup and a diverse, vibrant food scene.

With a temperate sunny climate and iconic attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach, Sydney is a destination you will never forget.

Surrounded by a sprawling harbour and with multiple national parks and over 100 beaches, Sydney is an all-year destination, being picture perfect 365 days a year.


Affectionately referred to as our “Apple Isle” due to the shape of the island, Tasmania is located south of Australia’s mainland.

From extraordinary wildlife to street markets and a thriving cottage arts and craft industry, this island has an amazing personality, punching well above its weight and size.

Boasting some of the cleanest air in the world, Tasmania is littered with geological marvels, many of them found in Tasman National Park, just over an hour’s drive from Hobart.

Get a true taste of Tasmania in its cheeses, wine, apple ciders and oysters, while experiencing the pure serenity of powder white beaches and laid-back luxury.


Formerly known as Ayers Rock, this iconic rock formation is more than a photo opportunity; it hides ancient wisdom and diverse flora and fauna, over 500 million years in the making.

Home to many prehistoric World Heritage-listed wonders, Uluru is in the red centre of Australia and is a deeply spiritual and sacred place for our indigenous culture.

With world class accommodation options, rock art, and countless tours and activities on offer Uluru is to be seen to be believed.


With world acclaimed sporting events, sensational wine regions and famed coastal drives, Victoria boasts a large array of unforgettable experiences.

The foodie and arts loving capital city of Melbourne is very multicultural, having more Greeks living there than in Athens.

Everywhere you turn you see delights from sandy beaches to snow-capped mountains, historic sites, world class dining and a breathtaking coastline, lovingly referred to as the Great Ocean Road.


In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday islands are a cluster of inhabited and uninhabited islands offering everything you would expect from a tropical paradise.

The proximity to the Reef makes these islands a mecca for sailing, diving, snorkelling or for the more adventurous, swimming with turtles or flying over Heart Reef.

Truly an “Insta-worthy” magnificent bucket list destination.


OK so we don’t really have a location starting with X, but we do have a resort on Western Australia’s coast with coral reefs, colourful fish, tidal rock pools and with marine turtles and migrating whale sharks called Exmouth.

Brimming with adventure, this welcoming town is a 2-hour flight from Perth and is the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park, the world largest fringing reef.

Yorke Peninsula

Fishing, boating, surfing, camping, bushwalking and wildlife, there is so much to do on this peninsula located 1 hour drive north of Adelaide in South Australia.

Home to an amazing 700 kms of coastline, blessed by nature and embraced by the sea it boasts some of Australia’s best seafood including, blue swimmer crabs, crayfish and scallops.

Whatever you do, you’ll be warmly welcomed by locals!

Zoe Bay, Hinchinbrook Island

Framed by rugged mountain peaks, the vista of rich tropical rainforest and white coastal sands, Zoe Bay is a destination that belongs on every nature lover’s bucket list.

Accessed by water and listed as a World Heritage Island, it is a wild paradise in the southern gateway to the Wet Tropics where you can discover unspoilt beaches, Australia’s largest single drop waterfall and where you witness awe inspiring scenery around every corner.

Looking to maximise your time in Australia?

If you’re not sure how to maximise your time in Australia or have other places you’d like to experience while you’re here, the team at ID Events is here to help.

We’ve been partnering with clients around the world to deliver luxury bespoke incentive program experiences and event services across Australia since 1973.

We’ll plan, manage and organise every aspect of the Australian leg of your corporate event from start to finish, finding creating and exciting ways for your corporate group to tick off as many of those bucket list destinations as possible within your allocated time frame.

Get in touch with our team to find out more.

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