Things to do, places to eat, hotels to stay… if you’re travelling around Australia or New Zealand, these articles are easy-to-digest travel lists of the Top 10’s in many categories to help you get the most out of your trip.



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Each part of Australia and New Zealand has its own distinctly unique flavour and offerings. From picturesque beaches to awe-inspiring man made attractions, dramatic mountain peaks to intricate historical architecture, the diversity on offer across the two countries is immense.

Here, we look at the best of each region in each country highlighting our top 10 and at times top 5 picks of activities, experiences and attractions to see and do in the chosen region. On top of that, we also provide insight into the top 10 restaurants in a range of regions and the top places to stay in some of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.



1770

The Birthplace of Queensland, 1770 in the Gladstone region can be explored with our top 10 picks.

Adelaide

Adelaide’s culinary reputation, animal encounters and architectural beauty help make up the region’s top 10 highlights.

Alice Springs

With something for all ages, Alice Springs has a comprehensive list of things to see and do that will impress.

Ayers Rock

Home to one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, Uluru/Ayers Rock is brimming with things to see and do.

Ballarat

Victoria’s third largest city, Ballarat has a rich heritage and a selection of great things to see and do.

Barossa Valley

Enjoy spectacular views, wine and more in the Barossa Valley with our top 10 picks.

Blue Mountains

Explore the rugged and picturesque Blue Mountains in NSW with our top 10 picks.

Brisbane

QLD’s capital is bursting with a range of cultural, scenic and adventurous things to do; see our top 10 picks.

Broome

Broome is known for the iconic Cable Beach, explore the rest of the gorgeous area with out top 10 highlights.

Byron Bay

A popular destination for tourists and locals, see our picks for the top 10 things to do here.

Cairns

A popular QLD tourist destination, there is so much to do in Cairns you’ll find it hard to choose your favourites; see our top 10 picks here.

Canberra

There’s so much to do in Australia’s capital, just see for yourself with our top 10 picks.

Cradle Coast

Tasmania’s Cradle Coast boasts beautiful scenery; view the top 10 things to see and do in the region.

Darling Harbour

Explore Sydney’s popular precinct of Darling Harbour with our top 10 picks of things to see and do.

Darwin

An animal lovers haven; see what awesome things you can get up to in Darwin with our top 10 highlights.

Fraser Island

See our picks for the top 10 things to do around Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world.

Gold Coast

The golden sandy beaches are just the beginning of the Gold Coast. Explore the region with our top 10 picks.

Hahndorf

One of Australia’s most iconic German settlements, visit Hahndorf for some good beer, good bratwurst and a great time.

Hervey Bay

Known for its awesome whale watching, there is so much to do in Hervey Bay; see out top 10 things here.

Hobart

Tasmania’s Hobart is beautiful to look at and explore; view our top 10 picks for things to see and do in the region.

Hunter Valley

Experience the best of NSW’s premier wine region with these top 10 things to do in the Hunter Valley.

Jervis Bay

The picturesque Jervis Bay is just waiting to be explored; check out our top 5 picks for things to see and do here.

Kimberley

Explore the rugged Kimberley region in WA with out top 10 picks fo activities and experiences around the area.

Launceston

Another Tasmania gem, Launceston has a range of awesome things to see and do; see our top 10 picks here.

Mackay

See some of Mackay’s top attractions with our top 10 picks around the city and its surrounding region.

Margaret River

Known for its flourishing wine region, there’s so much more to Margaret River; check out our top 10 picks.

Melbourne

Melbourne is a holiday mecca with so much to see and do; we narrowed it down to a top 10.

Moreton Island

QLD’s Moreton Island is a popular getaway spot for locals. Live like the locals with out top 5 things to see and do.

Noosa

Noosa on the Sunshine Coast is a popular destination throughout the year, see what all the fuss is about with our top 10 list.

Palm Cove

Away from the bustling Cairns region, Palm Cove is the perfect getaway. See our top 5 picks here.

Perth

With so much to see and do you’ll never want to leave Perth. Here we highlight our top 10 things to see and do.

Port Arthur

Visit the historic Port Arthur region and explore it with the help of our top 5 picks of things to see and do.

Port Douglas

Mixing the reef, beach and rainforest, Port Douglas really has it all. We managed to pick our top 10 things to do in the region here.

Port Stephens

This popular coastal getaway region is bursting with things to see and do. Here we highlight the 10 best things to try.

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is WA’s island paradise, visit now and explore with the help of our top 10 things to see and do.

Snowy Mountains

Despite the name, you can explore the Snowy Mountains all year round. Check out our top 10 things to see and do.

Sunshine Coast

Explore the beautiful Sunshine Coast region with the help of our top 10 things to see and do.

Surfers Paradise

The heart of the Gold Coast, have a look at our top 10 picks for things to see and do in the Surfers Paradise region.

Sydney

Home to some of Australia’s most iconic and recognisable landmarks, see our top 10 picks for exploring Sydney and its surrounds.

Townsville

Close to the Great Barrier Reef, exploring Townsville has never been easier with our top 10 must-see experiences in the region.

Victor Harbor

Enjoy the beautiful Victor Harbor region with our top 10 picks for things to see and do around the area.

Whitsundays

The beauty of the Whitsundays will take your breath away, see the best of the region with our top 10 picks here.

Auckland

See our top 10 picks for things to do in New Zealand’s largest city; Auckland.

Bay of Islands

Located in the North Island, the Bay of Islands is brimming with things to see and do; see our top 10 picks here.

Bay of Plenty

The visually stunning Bay of Plenty is a popular tourist destination for many reasons; check out our top 10 things to do here.

Central Otago

With a rich heritage and culture, walk, cycle or drive through Central Otago with the help of our Top 10 Things to do.

Christchurch

From the ocean to the alps, Christchurch truly has it all plus an awesome social scene. Have a look at our top 10 things to do here.

The Coromandel

A favourite getaway destination for locals; The Coromandel has a bevy of things to see and do.

Dunedin

With one of the most recognisable landmarks in the country, see our top 10 things to do in the beautiful Dunedin region.

Fiordland

Picturesque, dramatic and downright breathtaking, see our top 10 things to see and do in the Fiordland region.

Hamilton

A gem in the North Island, Hamilton offers visitors a range of things to see and do. See our top 10 picks here!

Hanmer Springs

Make the most of your trip to Hanmer Springs with our top 10 things to see and do around the region.

Hawkes Bay

Explore the gorgeous Hawkes Bay region with our list of the top 10 things to see and do.

Kaikoura

Explore the beautiful coastal town of Kaikoura with out top 10 things to see and do around the region.

Marlborough

See the true beauty of the famed Marlborough region with our top 10 picks for things to see and do.

Mt Cook

Explore the picture-perfect Mt Cook/Aoraki region with the help of our list of the top 10 things to do.

Nelson

With a range of awesome activities in the Nelson region, we narrowed it down to the top 10 best things to see and do.

Queenstown

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world so check out our top 10 things to do to make the most out of your visit.

Rotorua

Home to the famed geothermal hot springs, Rotorua is bubbling with things to see and do – see our top 10 things here.

Ruapehu

Named after Mount Ruapehu, see all of he awesome ways to experience this region with our top 10 things to do.

Southland

Southland encompasses many of the South Island’s beautiful destinations and we’ve found 10 things to see and do around the region!

Stewart Island

Explore New Zealand’s third island, Stewart Island, with our top picks for the top 10 things to see and do.

Taranaki

With beautiful landscapes and scenery Taranaki is a joy to explore. See the best of the region with our top 10 things to do.

Taupo

Combining adventure and beautiful scenery, Taupo has it all. Check out our top 10 things to see and do in the region here.

Tauranga

Visit Bay of Island’s Tauranga region and see some of its best sights with the help of our top 10 picks.

Wairarapa

See some of the best southern North Island sights with our top 10 picks around the Wairarapa region.

Waitaki

Explore the beautiful Waitaki region with the help of our top 10 things to see and do.

Wellington

Exploring New Zealand’s capital has never been easier with our list of the top 10 things to see and do.

West Coast

Explore some of the South Island’s beauty with these top 10 things to do around the West Coast.

Whanganui

With both natural and man-made beauty, Whanganui is a dream destination. See our top 10 things to do in the Whanganui region here.



Dining is a large part of the Australian and New Zealand travel experience, and enjoy a bite to eat involves enjoying a blend of quality local produce and a talented chef. Tourists and locals alike often boast about the two countries successful culinary experiences.

In this section, we take a look at the top 10 restaurants in a variety of Australia and New Zealand’s popular tourist destinations. Covering a range of cuisines and budgets, these lists will provide a detailed look into why the chosen eateries made the list and why they’re worth your time and money.



Adelaide

Adelaide is bursting at the seams with amazing restaurants. Here we highlight out top 10 restaurants.

Brisbane

Eat your way around Brisbane with our top 10 picks for the best restaurants in the region.

Gold Coast

Take a break from the surf to try some of the Gold Coast’s best restaurants. Check out our top 10 restaurant picks here.

Hobart

With ample amounts of fresh produce, you’ll enjoy reading and dining at our top 10 restaurant picks in Hobart.

Port Douglas

Matching the beautiful scenery is the delicious food. Have a look at our top 10 picks for the best Port Douglas restaurants.

Marlborough

One of New Zealand’s premier food and wine regions, see our top 10 picks for the best restaurants.

Sunshine Coast

Enjoy the delicious food the Sunshine Coast grows and catches at our picks for the top 10 best restaurants in the region.

Townsville

Surprising many with its culinary greatness, check our top 10 picks for the best restaurants in Townsville.

Wellington

With a proud dining culture, you’ll enjoy trying all of the great restaurants in Wellington. Here we highlight our top 10 picks.



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Each year we hold public polls on various Australian and New Zealand travel topics to hear from you about what you like and what you love. From the most beautiful beaches and cutest Aussie animals to the must-visit destinations in both countries for the upcoming year. Here we feature a range of fun and exciting articles that will no doubt make you want to book a holiday ASAP.



Aussie Beaches

See which Australian beaches made our top 10 list. Featuring some of the country’s famous beaches and some of the lesser known gems.

Aussie Sunsets

Enjoy your sleep in as all of the action is when the sun goes down. Enjoy some of Australia’s best sunset locations with our top 10 picks.

Sydney Must-Sees

Don’t miss a thing in Sydney with our list of the top 10 must-see icons and locations in the region.

Aussie Animal Selfies

Snap the perfect selfie with some of the most photogenic animals in Australia!

QLD Instagram Snaps

Rack in the likes with these perfect Instagram worthy locations spread around Queensland. See our top 10 picks here.

Melbourne Must-Sees

See the best of Melbourne with our top 10 must-see locations in this beautiful city and its surrounding regions.

Melbourne Rainy Days

Don’t let the rain spoil a good holiday, explore Melbourne with our top 10 picks for a rainy day.

Sydney Rainy Days

Ignore the dampening rain and continue your holiday in the beautiful Sydney with our top 10 rain friendly activities.

Brisbane Rainy Days

Explore the best indoor attractions in Brisbane with our top 10 picks for a gloomy rainy day.

Mother's Day Gifts

Spoil mum with a gift she’ll love on Mother’s Day with our top 5 experiences she’ll treasure forever.

Aussie places you haven't been

Often overlooked by tourists, here are 10 destinations you’ll want to make sure are on your next travel schedule.

Aussie Only Experiences

Have a unique time in Australia with our picks for the top 10 experiences exclusive to Australia.

Best Skydiving

Take the leap with our top 10 picks of the best skydiving destinations around Australia and New Zealand.

Best Bungy Jumps

Jump over the edge with our top 9 bungy jump destinations in Australia and New Zealand based on height. Not quite a top 10 list but the adrenalin value is a plus.

Looking to book a range of experiences in each of these regions of Australia & New Zealand?

Visit Experience Oz at www.experienceoz.com.au

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