Seven best Australian destinations to visit in 2017

If you haven't visited the Great Ocean Road, 2017 is the time to do it.

If you haven't visited the Great Ocean Road, 2017 is the time to do it.

You could spend a lifetime listing incredible places to visit in Australia, so for convenience sake we've decided to shorten the list (just a tad).

Here are seven incredible Aussie destinations, and why 2017 might just be the best year to visit them.

1. Tamworth, NSW

Tamworth Country Music Festival 2015.

Tamworth Country Music Festival 2015.

The northeast New South Wales city of Tamworth is transformed every January for the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Over 55,000 country music lovers watch 700 performers across 120 venues with a celebration of everything country.

2. Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide's love of the arts and festivals is one of its key attractions.

Adelaide's love of the arts and festivals is one of its key attractions.

Lonely Planet ranked South Australia as one of its top five regions for 2017 and if you're in town during the Fringe Festival it's easy to see way.

Over 900 works of theatre, circus, comedy, cabaret and everything in between transforms the city.

3. Broome, Western Australia

Cable Beach in Broom is known for its camel rides.
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Cable Beach in Broom is known for its camel rides.

The Staircase to the Moon phenomenon is criminally unknown but people are starting to catch on and appreciate this breathtaking natural occurrence at Roebuck Bay.

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The area is also known for some seriously impressive wildlife and bird-watching.

4. Newcastle, New South Wales

Noosa Main Beach is a sun-lover's haven.

Noosa Main Beach is a sun-lover's haven.

With handsome architecture, sandy beaches and a foodie scene to rival anywhere else in Australia, Newcastle is fast becoming a tourist's paradise.

With quick access to the Hunter Valley's farms and vineyards there's a lot to like about a Newcastle visit in 2017.

5. Noosa, Queensland

People sunbathe on Nobbys Beach in Newcastle.
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People sunbathe on Nobbys Beach in Newcastle.

There's a lot to like about this idyllic stretch of paradise in sunny Queensland.

Consider visiting on the Noosa Long Weekend, an annual 10 day event that attracts some of Australia's finest playwrights, dancers, singers, artists and 10,000 visitors.

6 Hobart, Tasmania

Tourists are led by a guide as they walk around the historical town of Port Arthur, located southeast of the capital ...

Tourists are led by a guide as they walk around the historical town of Port Arthur, located southeast of the capital city of Hobart.

If you're looking for history tours, nature works, unbeatable produce and views that simply can't be match, you're bound to have a good time exploring the best of Hobart.

7. Great Ocean Road, Victoria

If you haven't visited the Great Ocean Road, 2017 is the time to do it. This pristine stretch of highway features beautiful strips of nature, idyllic coastal hamlets and some of the best views you can experience when travelling around Australia.

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