With four cities of Australia making their way to the list of 10 most liveable cities in the world, and health safety becoming a key concern for travelers, Australia has emerged as the capital of global tourism. Holidays are around the corner and, at Cheapfaremart, our goal is not just to help you find cheap flights but also the best travel inspiration. This Australia Travel Guide rounds up the best travel places in the country.

#1. Adelaide


State South Australia
Air quality index (AQI) 10
The Global Liveability Index 2021 3
Airport Adelaide International Airport (ADL)

Adelaide deserves to be on the top of the Travel Places in Australia list.  It’s blessed with the best environment and has the best condition to make life worth living. The top attractions in Adelaide include the Central Adelaide from Mount Lofty, the UniSA Building on North Terrace, St Peter’s Cathedral, the beachside suburb of Glenelg, a rotunda in Elder Park, and Victoria Square.

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#2. Sydney


State New South Wales
Air quality index (AQI) 20
The Global Liveability Index 2021 NA
Airport Sydney International Airport (SYD)

Sydney is the capital city of the state of New South Wales and is not just one of the healthiest places in the world as the low value of AQI reveals, but also one of the safest places in the world with the lowest crime rate. Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo Sydney, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Darling Harbour are some of the top places to visit in Sydney.

Sydney Harbour

#3. Melbourne


State Victoria
Air quality index (AQI) 20
The Global Liveability Index 2021 9
Airport Melbourne International Airport (MEL)

Melbourne is among the top 10 liveable cities in the world, according to the Global Liveability Index 2021 from the EIU. Royal Botanic Gardens, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Melbourne’s Arcades and Laneways, and Southbank & South Wharf are some of the great sightseeing places in Melbourne.

Melbourne, Australia

#4. Brisbane


State Queensland
Air quality index (AQI) 12
The Global Liveability Index 2021 10
Airport Brisbane International Airport (BNE)

Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city, is popularly called Brissie. The origin of this multicultural city dates back to 1824. However, Brisbane has retained its historic legacy of culture, architecture, and cuisine despite all development. Brisbane Riverwalk, Brisbane Powerhouse, and Jan Powers Farmers Markets (Saturday and Sunday) are some of the notable places to visit. Yearning for a beach experience? Brisbane has got you covered with multiple options from Ocean Beach (Woorim) to Cylinder Beach to Frenchmans Beach, Main Beach, Surfside Beach, Sylvan Beach, and beyond.

Brisbane Beach

#5. Perth


State Western Australia (WA)
Air quality index (AQI) 82
The Global Liveability Index 2021 6
Airport Perth Airport (PER)

 Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison, Swan Valley, Perth Zoo, and The Art Gallery. Visiting Australia is incomplete without meeting kangaroos, the national animal of Australia. Visit Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, where you can see them very close. It’s within walking distance from Whitfords Transperth Train/Metro Station. Excellent bike paths and fantastic weather almost all year round – make Perth a good place for a cyclist. You can hire a bicycle and explore the city. If you love wine, visit Swan Valley. It has some of the country’s best wineries and micro-breweries.

Perth, Australia

#6. Gold Coast


State Queensland
Air quality index (AQI) 8
The Global Liveability Index 2021 NA
Airport Gold Coast Airport (OOL)

Known as the surfer’s paradise, Gold Coast attracts all kinds of crowds from students to romance seekers and environment lovers. Gold Coast has numerous beaches including South Stradbroke Island, The Spit, Main Beach, Narrow Neck, Surfers Paradise, Northcliffe, Broadbeach, and Mermaid Beach.

Gold Coast Navy Pier

#7. Cairns


State Queensland
Air quality index (AQI) 13
The Global Liveability Index 2021 NA
Airport Cairns International Airport (CNS)

From taking a Gondola ride over the rainforest to exploring the tropical island with hiking paths to watching dramatic waterfalls of Barron Falls to witnessing the world’s largest coral reef – Cairns has everything to make your holiday to Australia an event to cherish.  The Cairns region is the fourth-most-popular destination for international tourists in Australia after Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, according to Tourism Australia. If you want to relax and rewind, visit Palm Cove. It sits between the Port Douglas and Cairns on the Coral Sea.

Cairns, Australia

#8. Canberra


Region Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Air quality index (AQI) 24
The Global Liveability Index 2021 NA
Airport Canberra Airport (CBR)

If you are looking for travel places in Australia where you can encounter wildlife, Canberra is the place to be. Canberra is the capital city of Australia and is located at the northern end of the ACT. The World Heritage-listed Namadgi National Park is the most iconic destination, where you can bushwalk, rock climb, get up close to native animals and see ancient Aboriginal rock art. Add Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Murrumbidgee River Corridor in your things to do in Canberra. Swim, fish or camp and relish the rustic lifestyle.

Big Air balloon in Canberra

#9. Hobart


State Tasmania
Air quality index (AQI) 8
The Global Liveability Index 2021 NA
Airport Hobart Airport (HBA)

Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia. Originally, set up as a penal settlement on the island in 1804 by the British, has now become the favorite of tourists from across the world. The major Hobart tourist attractions are The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, the weekly market in Salamanca Place, and the Museum of Old and New Art. The city is also the gateway to the rest of Tasmania.

Hobart, Australia

#10. Darwin


Region Northern Territory
Air quality index (AQI) 24
The Global Liveability Index 2021 NA
Airport Darwin International Airport (DRW)

It’s next to impossible to complete this Australia travel guide without Darwin. Based on the traveler visits and local insights the top attractions include Crocosaurus Cove, Museum and Art Gallery, Mindil Beach Casino Resort, Mindil Beach, Darwin Aviation Museum, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

Darwin, Australia



GDCI-Global-Report-FINAL-1.pdf (mastercard.com)

Liveability report 2021 (eiu.com)

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