Best Places to Visit in Australia: Beyond Sydney

Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne, Australia
Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne, Australia (Photo by Weyne Yew on Unsplash)


Melbourne’s Yarra valley is home to a number of vineyards. No visit to Melbourne is complete without a stop at Queen Victoria Market. The historic site has food stalls and vendors. Traveling with kids? The Melbourne Zoo has a variety of animals for the family to see. The historic Luna Park is home to the world’s oldest coaster and has a carousel that the kids are sure to love.


For outdoor explorers, Tasmania is the trip of a lifetime. The country's most famous glow-in-the-dark fungus called Omphalotus nidiformis or ghost fungus make for a breathtaking nighttime display and the Freycinet National Park is home to sandy beaches like the state’s famous Wineglass Bay. 

Sydney Opera House, Australia
Sydney Opera House


Those looking for the best of local dining and beaches should check out Sydney. See a stunning performance at Sydney Opera House or visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. 

sufer on an Australian beach


Australia’s capital city is a foodie’s paradise. Try some of Canberra’s craziest desserts or take in some views from Telstra Tower. Just off of the scenic Lake Burley Griffin is the National Gallery, the National Library, and the National Museum. Kids will love Questacon, an interactive science and technology museum. 

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koala sleeping in tree

Brisbane & the Gold Coast

See the Koalas at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or explore Castaway Bay at Sea World. The Gold Coast is home to Surfer’s Paradise Beach and Rainbow Bay. Those in search of local culture can bike Surfer’s Paradise and explore local eats. 

Also read: Where to Travel for the Most Scenic Drives in America

kangaroos boxing

Adelaide & Kangaroo Island

The Adelaide Botanic Garden and Mount Lofty are some of the best spots in South Australia for nature appreciation. Kangaroo Island is the perfect day trip. See the Remarkable Rocks, one of Flinders Chase National Park’s most memorable landmarks. 

Visiting Australia in the fall? For those looking for vacation ideas, the autumn colors in the Dandenong Ranges are a can’t miss natural attraction. 

drive on the left sign in Australia
Don't forget to drive on the left in Australia!

How travel insurance can help on your trip to Australia

Travel insurance plans from Generali are great for international travel and feature 24/7 Travel Assistance Services included with all plans. So, if you need medical advice and treatment, a licensed physician can come to you without ever needing to leave your room, via our virtual doctor service, Teladoc.

Australia made the list of the 10 Most Popular Trips Covered by Travel Insurance. Find out why.

Do I need travel insurance if my health insurance covers me abroad?

Even if your health insurance covers you when you travel internationally, you may still want to secure a global travel assistance plan. Having additional coverage is a smart way to travel for several reasons:

  • Your health insurance may not provide coverage for hospitalization.
  • Your health insurance may not have dedicated resources abroad. Generali’s global network has 425,000 pre-screened medical providers and 4,700 assistance agents available in 35 countries worldwide.  
  • Your healthcare provider may not provide real-time assistance. Generali Global Assistance provides 24-hour assistance anywhere in the world with all of our travel insurance plans. Year after year, customer testimonials show that when a medical emergency happens, customers are thankful that they can call our 24-hour emergency assistance hotline from anywhere in the world and speak with a travel assistance representative who can help them access a global network of physicians and care providers. Our assistance team members are trained to guide you through the process and offer next steps. Oftentimes, just hearing their voice can provide peace of mind.
  • You may need the secondary coverage due to the rising costs of medical evacuations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, medical evacuations by air ambulance can cost $50,000-$100,000. If you’re on a cruise or in a remote area and may need to be airlifted to a hospital, then consider the cost of buying international travel insurance with Emergency Assistance and Transportation coverage versus paying out of pocket. 

From our Medical and Dental coverage to our lost luggage and passport assistance, our plans include coverages and services that international travelers may need. After all, when you’re having the time of your life, the last thing you want to do is slow down. 


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