Which suburbs are Australia's tourist hotspots?

There's no question that Australia is a tourist hotspot. But when tourists come, what do they want to see and where do they want to stay? Sure they want to go for a drive down the great ocean road and sit on the beach in Bondi, but what about the tourists that want a bit more? Possibly to even settle in Australia for a little while? Today we present the desired suburbs for people looking to spend time in Australia, and why they love them.

St. Kilda, Victoria

St.Kilda is a tourist destination for numerous reasons. Its proximity to the beach and 'hipster' culture makes it easily loved. Great tourist attractions exist such as Luna Park, and it is very tourist friendly with an abundance of restaurants and bars. It has a tram that is easily accessible to take you in to the city, and also is positioned so if you want more beaches, you can stroll down to Elwood or neighbouring suburbs. A clear tourist hotspot. 

Port Douglas, Queensland

It's hard to go past Port Douglas as the ideal place to visit as a tourist. Crystal clear waters and warm weather makes it an ideally place for tourists to come and set up home for a short or if possible, long period of time. The locals refer to it, is simply a dream come true. No traffic lights, no rush hour and each day starts with a walk on Four Mile Beach. From the highway turnoff to the centre of town (main street) Macrossan Street is approx 6km, people who visit here say they can never go back to living in a city. 

 The gorgeous beach in Port Douglas brings an abundance of tourists. 

The gorgeous beach in Port Douglas brings an abundance of tourists. 

Flagstaff Hill, South Australia

Flagstaff Hill is a tourist hotspot because of its close proximity to the city, but its country feel. Users suggested that Flagstaff Hill was a great place to position yourself as a tourist, as you can easily access all of Adelaide's great offerings, but have enough privacy and space to feel like you are out of the hustle and bustle. It offers greenery,  koalas, and the odd kangaroo! A destination if you like your space and privacy and are happy to unwind. 

Bondi, New South Wales

As cliche as it sounds, you can't go past Bondi if you're a tourist. It's quintessentially Australian. The beach, the atmosphere and the beaming sun makes it a hotspot for any tourist. With an abundance of easily accessible living options on Campbell Parade such as hostels, with great proximity to everything Sydney has to office. It's not far from the city, and only minutes away offers all of your shopping dreams at Bondi junction. There's a great mix of people based in Bondi, and the mood is generally friendly. 

Mullaloo, Western Australia

Mullaloo has been touted as an awesome tourist hotspot. It provides the best in beachside living and has a very nice feel about it. Its proximity close to the sea and community spirit is much higher than other areas. It has great proximity to everything from shops to city, so you will never feel like you are missing out on anything. For tourists it is a safe and friendly community and provides many vantage points for you to take in the sunsets over the beautiful indian ocean. The white sandy beach is second to none in Perth. 

Mowbray, Tasmania

Mowbray is good for younger travellers as it is positioned very close to the University of Tasmania. Mowbray has a vibrant shopping and business centre and boasts an excellent 18 hole golf course and the Mowbray Racing centre that caters for gallops, harness racing and the greyhounds. Is situated only a few minutes drive to the Launceston CBD. There is a lot going on in Mowbray and its business is one of the drawcards for people looking to be amongst some action whilst travelling. 

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