Australians are proud to be easy-going and friendly people. This list will satisfy you if you are familiar with Australia’s busy cities. These towns made it to the top 7 of Australia’s friendliest towns.
Maleny, Queensland – friendliest towns in Australia
Located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, it is a fantastic retreat in the shade of the Glass House Mountains.
Maleny is a lush tropical town with a calm and relaxed atmosphere. You can start a great day with a hike along the Maleny Trail. Here you will have the opportunity to see the shy platypus swimming in the water paths at sunrise. There is a wide range of boutiques to explore located in Maple Street in town. Brouhaha Brewery is also a must-visit. Book a brasserie to sample some small beers on tap and have lunch while there.
Hervey Bay, QLD
Whale watching is evident here. This season usually runs from July to November. You can also expect to see dolphins, turtles, and dugongs simultaneously. There are also several ways to fill out your itinerary while on land. Urangan Pier is a historic landmark built initially as a deepwater freight point to facilitate the export of sugar, timber, and coal. Hervey Bay was also very close to the UNESCO-listed Fraser Island, where we could use the lyrical sites.
Denmark, WA – friendliest towns in Australia
Denmark is a vibrant small town in the far south of WA. Denmark’s beaches are a big draw – try Light Beach for the waves or the calm Greens Pool for snorkeling. After a day of swimming, shop for a homemade cake from the Danish bakery in the town square before traversing the scenic stretch of the Bibbulmun Trail towards Walpole. Walk there and continue to the Valley of the Giants. Its Treetop Walkthrough 400-year-old trees is ravishingly beautiful.
Margaret River Town, WA
This town is famous for its world-famous wine and enviable surf breaks. Next, wander around and explore the town’s delightful boutiques. Margaret River Collaborative is a stylish space selling housewares, loose leaf teas and snacks from local ads, making it a top place to pick up some souvenirs. Rent a bike and hit the nearby mountain biking trails if you want to get active. Before cruising the Margaret River, visit the Wilyabrup Dreaming Pottery.
Rockhampton – friendliest towns in Australia
Part colonial, part country, and part modern, ‘Rocky’ as the locals call it, is the beef capital of Australia.
Rockhampton lies in the middle of the Fitzroy River, the largest river on the east coast of Australia. So this is an ideal place to catch seabass and king carp.
As Australia’s Beef Capital, visitors to Rockhampton are undeniably the region’s finest export. Ascot Stonegrill is one of the top-rated restaurants in Rockhampton for steak.
Regarded as the fruit basket of Victoria’s extreme northwest, Mildura is a small town with big surprises.
The town loves food and it’s no secret. There are lots of interesting little cafes and restaurants to choose. A hot air balloon ride is just right if you want the best vantage point in Mildura’s fiery red lands. Otherwise, take a tour through the 50-acre garden with over 30 different citrus and avocado trees at Orange World.
The alluvial gold rush of the 1850s transformed Bendigo into the multicultural melting pot it is today. The city has a heritage of grand buildings, historic gardens, boulevards and charming homes – making it a pleasure to explore. It is also a goldmine of local specialty produce.