Top 10 Holiday Destinations

Anyone on the internet can have a list of Top 10 Holiday Destinations which is subject to their own personal preferences and taste. Therefore the only fair way to come up with a true top 10 list is to rank the holiday destinations by the popularity of the tourists who actually visit these places. This invariably means that the larger holiday locations will feature prominently on this list. If you want to find some of the smaller boutique holiday places that are more suited to your personal needs then you should look at some of the other holiday destination categories. In creating this top 10 list we have left out the major commercial cities, which although they receive their fair share of holiday makers are not strictly speaking holiday destinations.

Below are the Top 10 Holiday Destination in Australia, based on popularity:

1. Surfers Paradise, Queensland   

The ever popular holiday destination of Surfers Paradise is ideally located in the heart of the Queensland Gold Coast and attracts millions of tourists from all over Australia and the world each year. It is well known for its beautiful white sandy beaches, excellent surfing, casual beach culture, breathtaking skyline and contemporary international entertainment. Famously known as the "Glitter Strip" Surfers Paradise is a place where so many people ..... Read Full Detailed Description

2. Noosa, Queensland   

The popular seaside township of Noosa is ideally situated on the northern end of the Sunshine Coast and is one of Australia's premium holiday destinations because it combines the perfect seaside escape with casual sophistication and a raft of exciting holiday activities. At Noosa you will find that the tropical, sandy beaches meet the unspoilt expanses of the Noosa National Park, which opens up a myriad of fun and interesting options for singles, ..... Read Full Detailed Description

3. The Entrance, New South Wales   

With a great, central location halfway between Sydney and Newcastle the popular holiday destination of The Entrance is a wonderful place to spend either a long family vacation or a relaxing weekend getaway. The Entrance is one of the largest and most popular tourist destinations on the NSW Central Coast and is also internationally recognised as 'The Pelican Capital of Australia' because of the daily pelican feedings that occur on the waterfront at ..... Read Full Detailed Description

4. Port Douglas, Queensland   

As a holiday destination Port Douglas is in a class of its own. It is ideally situated just one hours drive north of Cairns, beside the sparkling waters of Dickson Inlet and overlooking the picturesque Coral Sea. In Port Douglas you will find the beautiful Four Mile Beach where you can relax and play amongst the fine, white sand, as well as Flagstaff Hill where you can get some truly breathtaking views of the town and the surrounding area. The main ..... Read Full Detailed Description

5. Alice Springs, Northern Territory   

Located right in the middle of Australia the city of Alice Springs is the ideal holiday destination to stay in order to get that true Australian outback experience. Popular with international and interstate travellers the 'Red Centre' as it is known is a place of interesting bush characters, exciting adventures and rugged beauty that has to be seen to be believed. From Alice Springs you can explore all of the hidden gorges, secret palm forests, meteor ..... Read Full Detailed Description

6. Byron Bay, New South Wales   

The township of Byron Bay is clearly one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations because it has a laid-back atmosphere, is a melting pot of different people and provides something for everyone from alternative living and eco-tourism right through to adventure and excitement. This unique holiday destination is ideally situated at Australia's most easterly point and is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, beautiful sub-tropical rainforests, ..... Read Full Detailed Description

7. Barossa Valley, South Australia   

The Barossa Valley is a world famous wine region that is made up of a number of quaint townships including the major centres of Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Angaston, as well as the smaller historic towns of Lyndoch, Greenock, Bethany and Seppeltfield. The Barossa Valley is ideally situated only 1 hours drive north east of Adelaide and not only features over 70 wineries with cellar doors providing tastings of a wide variety of different wines but the region ..... Read Full Detailed Description

8. Broome, Western Australia   

The Western Australian holiday destination of Broome was initially founded as a pearling port over a century ago and is ideally positioned between a vast red desert wilderness and the azure blue sea. Broome is famous for its 22 kilometre long Cable Beach which features pure white sands surrounded by sparkling blue waters and one of the most popular things to do on Cable Beach apart from swimming is to take a camel ride along the beach at sunset. Broome ..... Read Full Detailed Description

9. Port Arthur, Tasmania   

One of Tasmania's most well known tourist destinations is Port Arthur, which is ideally situated on the Tasman Peninsula just a leisurely hours drive south east of Hobart. It is a place that is steeped in history due to the fact that from 1833 to 1877 it was the site of a penal convict settlement that housed some of the most hardened criminals that Britain sent out to Australia. Evidence of the harsh existence that these convicts endured can be experienced ..... Read Full Detailed Description

10. Lorne, Victoria   

Lorne is located only two hours drive from Melbourne and is well known as one of Victoria's most popular resort townships. It is situated in the ideal position from which to explore the iconic Great Ocean Road, which is recognised as one of the world's most scenic drives. Many people holiday in Lorne itself and well as using it as a base from which to drive down to Apollo Bay, the Split Point Lighthouse and onwards to the famous 12 Apostles, Loch ..... Read Full Detailed Description