Whether you're an interstate visitor or a guest from abroad, Australia offers an amazing diversity of travel experiences. In every corner of this wide, brown land there's something to inspire and delight you. There are stories to hear, characters to meet, and a laid-back lifestyle to enjoy.
Well, to experience the world-famous harbour and some of the country’s most iconic beaches, head straight for big, bold and beautiful Sydney. The stunning Blue Mountains and the famous Hunter Valley wine region can both be done as day trips from the New South Wales capital.
A three-hour drive south from Sydney will bring you to Canberra — the nation’s fabulous capital. The purpose-built city effortlessly blends imposing monuments and architecture with lakeside gardens and open green spaces. Parliament House is a must-visit.
If you’re interested in gourmet cuisine, cultural experiences and great shopping, make Melbourne your main port of call. The Victorian capital also offers easy access to the sublime Great Ocean Road.
Up and down the Queensland coast you’ll find golden beaches and a relaxed vibe to enjoy. Cosmopolitan capital city Brisbane is the gateway to bustling Southeast Queensland, while Cairns is the unofficial capital of the state’s tropical north. It’s a great base for exploring the world-renowned Daintree rainforest and Great Barrier Reef.
Perth may be one of the world’s most isolated major cities, but you wouldn’t know it. The Western Australia capital is packed with world-class cultural attractions and museums, and innovative cafes and eateries. The Swan Valley and Margaret River wine regions are within easy reach.
Tasmania offers a compact mix of scenic beauty, heritage attractions, and fine food and wine. Start or end your Tassie trip in capital Hobart — home to the fascinating Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Visit soaring Cradle Mountain, cruise the magnificent Gordon River, see the wildflowers of Freycinet National Park, and learn about Australia’s convict past at infamous Port Arthur.
A palpable sense of adventure permeates the ‘Top End’ of the Northern Territory, and Western Australia’s Kimberley region. Darwin is the capital of the Territory and the gateway to everything this age-old part of the country has to offer. You’ll never forget your first glimpse of Geikie Gorge or the beehive-shaped Bungle Bungles, your first crocodile sighting in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, or your first sandy steps on glorious Cable Beach in Broome.
Last but certainly not least, the iconic Red Centre is high on the list of must-sees for many visitors to Australia. Highlights include the quintessential outback city of Alice Springs, and majestic Uluru — one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks and a renowned centre for Indigenous culture.
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