These seven Australian tourist attractions have been named the most boring in the WORLD: ‘Don’t bother’

Australia has seven of the most ‘boring’ tourist attractions in the world – and a landmark building in WA has been dubbed the ‘worst’ of them all.

The harsh list was crafted by using an analysis of 66.7million Google reviews which looked at 3290 tourist attractions in 71 countries.

It marked the WA Museum Boola Bardip as the least interesting place to visit in Australia – and the 16th least interesting tourist destination on the planet.

According to the majority of Google reviews the museum simply ‘lacks soul’.

While it isn’t a good look for the Museum they are not alone on the list, with museums making up a cool 33 per cent of the ‘boring’ locations.

The ‘worst’ was the Museum of Science and Industry in Florida, which came in at number seven globally.

The number one most ‘boring’ attraction on the list is the Branson Scenic Railway in Missouri. 

Western Australia’s Bolla Bardip Museum was named Australia’s most boring tourist destination 

WA Museum Boola Bardip 

This museum is described as the state’s ‘premier cultural organisation’ and boasts WA’s ‘scientific and cultural collection’ including interactive exhibits, and state of the art technology.

The museum opened in 2020 – after four years of construction – it houses five heritage sites including the Old Perth Gaol, Australia’s ‘oldest’ grapevine estimated to be from the 1850s, Hackett Hall and the old State Library which includes the giant statue of a Blue Whale named Otto.

‘Very disappointed with the exhibition To The Moon. We went yesterday with our grandson 12 and found the experience very boring and quite disorganised. For what was there it should have been a free event, definitely not worth the money,’ one upset grandparent wrote of the museum.

‘Well that was a letdown. The museum was my favourite for so long, and I was so excited for the upgraded one. What a waste of millions of dollars that was,’ said another.

Most of the negative reviews referenced the old museum – which was ‘filled with artefacts’ – instead of ‘lack-luster cardboard displays’. 


Legoland Discovery Centre was the next Australian destination on the damning list, at number 24, with four of the franchise locations appearing on the list.

The centre revolves around the popular building toy, and according to its website offers 13 Lego-themed play zones.

Legoland in Melbourne was on the list too - alongside three other Legoland centres

Legoland in Melbourne was on the list too – alongside three other Legoland centres

‘Extremely disappointing. Place was dirty, two rides very lame, Lego city was average. Honestly they are charging way too much for an indoor playground,’ one gues wrote.

Another said they were disappointed with the food and customer service when they went to the Melbourne-based one.

The Museum of Sydney 

The Museum of Sydney came in at number 32 – with people complaining that it was ‘too cramped’.

The modern building is constructed over and around the remains of Australia’s first Government House.

The physical remains of the colony’s first government house and archaeological relics from the colony’s first year of existence can be glimpsed through glass openings in the museum forecourt and foyer. This is the oldest evidence of its kind in Australia. 

‘Thanks for jamming us in to the point that we couldn’t even walk. Despite booking a time, we were placed on two queues for about 20 minutes,’ one woman said.

‘I’ve never being so disappointed in a museum in my life. Most of it is about building the Opera House, very little actual history,’ another wrote.

The Museum of Sydney was number 32 on the list

The Museum of Sydney was number 32 on the list

Immigration Museum 

This Victorian tourist spot came in at 52 on the list; it focuses on telling the stories of Victoria’s immigration history through thought-provoking exhibits.

The Migration collection includes over 6,000 objects which document the migration experiences of Victorians since the 1830s and, consequently, the long history of the cultural diversity of the Victorian and broader Australian population 

‘Became a museum member and all three places are disappointing. The Immigration Museum the most dissatisfying of all. The ship was removed to make room for functions, there is no café or food there,’ a disgruntled visitor said.


Mona in Tasmania made an entry at number 76, with more than 11,000 reviews and an average score of 4.4 on Google.

The quirky underground museum, which stands for the Museum of Old and New Art, is one of the ‘must-sees’ in Hobart and is famed for its unusual and often confronting exhibits. 

But it is clearly not for everyone. 

‘It has a very strange dark feeling to it. There is a lot of art that is sexual, even a wall with a video of three naked women standing. And a wall full of woman genitalia. It seems very anti God,’ one woman wrote.

People complained about Mona, with many suggesting the exhibits were too rude

People complained about Mona, with many suggesting the exhibits were too rude 

‘That is not my idea of art. The building was amazing the furniture around the bar was gorgeous. If you set out to offend then you achieved your goal, very tasteless. I would have hated to have had a child with me. Totally inappropriate. The noisy tunnel we had to go through was horrendous. Even with my fingers over my ears my eardrums hurt. What the hell that has to do with art I have no idea,’ wrote another. 

But others rated it highly.

‘Possibly the largest museum I’ve ever been too. Spent a total of four hours there. Went we friends and after discussing seemed we had each missed different parts. Very interesting concept and collection. The tunnels that connect different sections are also very cool,’ said one visitor.

Luna Park 

Luna Park Melbourne wasn’t far behind at number 80, with many describing the theme park as ‘overpriced’.

The iconic destination features a clown face entrance like its sister attraction in Sydney.

With rides, side-show games and food stalls the park offers a permanent carnival atmosphere in the middle of the city – and has for 110 years.

But it isn’t for everyone. 

‘The railway ride only operated once every half hour. So slow to run!!! Line was nearly 2hrs. Overpriced. Poorly managed. Ride management too slow for an overcast day with minimal people,’ one visitor said.

Luna Park in Melbourne left guests with a bad taste in their mouths

Luna Park in Melbourne left guests with a bad taste in their mouths

‘I wouldn’t go there again once upon a time it was free to get in, now you have to pay $20 and you get I free ride, the place is too small for the amount of rides them you wait for one hour plus in line for some rides, is nothing like it use to be when I was smaller and a teenager.’

The Bell Tower 

The Bell Tower in Perth came in at 92 with one guest complaining it rings too often and is too loud.

The Swan Bells are a set of 18 bells hanging in a specially built 82.5 metre copper and glass campanile in Perth.

They are cast from moulds made from one of London’s most famous churches, in Trafalgar Square, the St Martin-in-the-Fields bells.

‘My aunt and I would have loved to pay the entry fee and go up, but the staff were more interested in their conversation. Very disappointing,’ one person said.