Why is Australia so popular with tourists?

Australia is such a popular tourist hot spot. There’s no doubt that the land down under is an incredible destination, but what’s more incredible is the number of people who go there every year. And, the figure is only going to get bigger! With my younger brother and his family moving to New Zealand last year, our little family has been praying to have enough money to visit them and swing by Australia in the process. Having a family photo with the Sydney Opera House as our background is definitely on our bucket list. (Our hearts all go out to Australia because of what is currently happening there, but I know that the country will get through this.)

Anyway, for those who are wondering why, and whether Australia will be an appropriate place for an adventure, take a look at the reasons below.


One thing you can’t underestimate about Australia is its location. For the majority of people around the world, it’s a one day flight away that crisscrosses through dozens of time zones. Of course, for people from Southeast Asia (salute!) or New Zealand, it’s the closest place for a holiday. So, while youngsters flock there for a year, lots of older travelers decide it’s an excellent place to spend a two-week break because the flight takes fewer than 10 hours. That might sound like a long time, but it isn’t if you’re from this part of the world!


Australia is viewed as a country with one of the most stringent immigration policies in the world. While it’s true in some circumstances, the Aussies are pretty welcoming when they want to be, and a vacation is a fantastic example. Almost regardless of your nationality, you can get a visa that lasts for three months. Sure, you can’t work or earn money, but who wants to do that on holiday?! Also, year-long travel visas are available for under-30s, while you can get residency and citizenship if you have skills that better the country. See, it’s not as inflexible as it seems.


Once you land in Australia, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular tourist destination: there’s so much to do! Whether you’re in Sydney or Melbourne, you’ll love the sights and attractions that include Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Of course, Queensland has the Great Barrier Reef, while Alluru Rock is a must-see. Aussie holiday ideas are straightforward to create because there is so much to do in a short space of time. Some people travel for a year and only do the East Coast. There’s no doubt you’ll have plenty of activities on your to-do list when you visit.


It’s not accurate to say Australia is warm all year round. Parts of the country - New South Wales and Victoria - get very cold and blustery in the Southern hemisphere’s wintertime. However, the country is so big and diverse that there is always a place that’s a beautiful 20+ degrees Celsius. That means if the East Coast attractions are too cold for your liking, you can head up to Cairns or across to Darwin and take in the almost tropical climate.

Now that you know why Australia is a popular hot spot for tourists, will you visit any time soon?

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