Imagine a hot red land edged with surreal beaches. Now imagine that on this land, you can also discover lush rainforests, cool lagoons and slopes iced with snow waiting for you to explore. Yes, Australia has all of this to offer.
Whether you adore the arts or love the great outdoors, Victoria has something for you. The state is packed with both scenic and cultural attractions – from striking public spaces and state-of-the-art museums to heritage sites and rare wildlife. Discover the cafes and bars of Melbourne’s gothic laneways and drive the Great Ocean Road. Wind your way through the wineries of the Yarra Valley and chug down the Murray in a paddle-steamer. Swim with dolphins on Mornington Peninsula and see fairy penguins on Phillip Island. Trek the rugged Grampians then relax in a Daylesford health spa. Bushwalk Gippsland’s coastal wilderness, hit the High Country slopes or explore the grand architecture of a Goldfields town.
You can lose and find yourself in the Northern Territory, a place rich in Aboriginal history and rugged, natural beauty.Immerse yourself in Darwin’s melting pot of cuisines and cultures and explore the rainforest and Aboriginal rock art of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Stay in the Red Centre town of Alice Springs, then visit the iconic wonders of Ulu?u-Kata Tju?a and Kings Canyon. Cruise down vast Katherine Gorge and pan for gold at Tennant Creek. The Northern Territory also offers a huge array of wildlife, colourful outback characters and landscapes for outdoor adventure.
Cellar hop in the Barossa Valley and cycle between vineyards and churches in the Clare Valley. Lose yourself in Adelaide’s sprawling green parklands and visit the picturesque German village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. Meet native wildlife on Kangaroo Island and swim with sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula. Four wheel drive past the deep red gorges of the Flinders Ranges and soar over majestic Wilpena Pound. Swim, surf and fish on the pristine beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula and glide past the willow-fringed banks of the Murray River on a houseboat. Dive into shipwrecks and Aboriginal history on the Yorke Peninsula. Explore the fossil-rich Naracoorte Caves on the Limestone Coast. From historic buildings to pristine islands, you’ll love South Australia’s rich heritage and spectacular natural attractions.
Shuck oysters on Tasmania's east coast. Take a balloon ride over the Yarra Valley. Sail, snorkel and dive in the Great Barrier Reef. Australia provides an array of exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy. In the sixth largest country in the world, you won’t ever be at a loss for things to do as Australia’s regions are as varied and exciting as the people who traverse them.
In Western Australia, you’ll find unspoiled beaches, amazing scenery, big blue skies and friendly faces. The Northern Territory is Australia’s real Outback and home to iconic natural wonders. Looking for history and culture? Aboriginal people’s 40,000 year old story is shared on rocks and canvas in Northern Territory, discovered in the sand and passed down through generations. Intriguing and spectacular wildlife vary dramatically from the deserts of Central Australia to the tropics of the Top End. Journey to South Australia for a brilliant blend of food and wine, diverse landscapes providing endless nature and wildlife adventures and experiences.
New South Wales
New South Wales has endless unspoilt beaches, breathtaking natural treasures and one of the world’s most famous and vibrant cities. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge or take the ferry past the Opera House to Manly. Do a day trip to the Hunter Valley vineyards or the romantic Blue Mountains. Restore your zen on the beach in Byron Bay and see dolphins play in the clear waters of Jervis Bay. Bike ride and dive on Lord Howe Island and visit the world’s oldest ceremonial burial site at Mungo National Park. Horse ride, hike or hit the snowfields in the Snowy Mountains or head west for Tamworth’s country music and Moree’s natural artesian spas. Whatever you do in New South Wales will be an investment of time you definitely won’t regret.
In Queensland you can discover the colors and wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia's red hot Outback, the cool blue coast with golden beaches and sunshine and World Heritage Rainforest. New South Wales provides visitors with sunny, sexy and sophisticated experiences with subtropical rainforests, golden beaches, world-class vineyards and of course the vibrant cosmopolitan capital of Sydney. In the heart of the country you’ll find classic Australian towns founded by gold miners, graziers and farmers as well as varying art, culture, and innovative dining and nightlife experiences. Melbourne boasts great events, a passion for food and wine and a fabulous arts scene. Known as a style-setter, Melbourne is home to a non-stop program of festivals, renowned dining, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas. For a truly unique experience, take in the ancient beauty of Tasmania, known as one of the world’s great island destinations and a feast for the senses.
Australians are known for their love of life and enjoyment of the great outdoors. They share a love of fine dining, the arts and music, they are parochial sporting fanatics, relish the coastal lifestyle and BBQs. Wherever you go in Australia, you'll find a passion for getting the most out of life.