Home to the infamous Bondi Beach, Sydney has so much to offer. Manly Beach and Coogee Beach just to name a few, provide sweeping stretches of golden sand and blue seas. Dining on Sydney Harbour is magical, from the high-calibre fare of city restaurants to fish and chips by the sea, or on the deck of a luxury harbour cruise.
One million hectares of tall forests, canyons, cliffs, sandstone, waterfalls and bushland, this World Heritage Area is a beauty not to be missed.
Immerse yourself in Darwin’s rich Aboriginal history and rugged beauty.
Australia’s biggest national park delivers treasurers such as lush rainforests, prehistoric crocodiles and glistening waterholes. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people.
Rising 348 metres from the desert, Uluru is a breath taking sight in all its natural glory. You can take a walk around its base with an Aboriginal Anangu guide and get up and close to sacred russet domes formed over millions of years of erosion.
Enjoy a cup of coffee, shop, wandering the galleries or relax under the sun umbrellas in the picturesque cobblestone square that is Salamanca Place. Take a trip up to the northern end of the coast where you’ll find Flinders Island, the place to dive for shipwrecks and fossick for diamonds at Killiecrankie. If you have a taste for the high country and malt whiskey, stopover at Bothwell in Central Plateau.
Perth is another city rich with snow-white beaches and diverse landscapes. You can feed wild bottlenose dolphins at Monkey Mia and get up close to sea lions, manta rays, dugongs and humpback whales.
Why not see the sunset as you ride a camel down Broome’s Cable Beach or soar over the towers of the Bungle Bungle Ranges. You can also enjoy a picnic dinner on Town Beach and watch the ‘Staircase to the Moon’, a remarkable, silvery illusion created by a rising full moon reflecting off the tidal flats of Roebuck Bay. It’s only visible for three nights a month between March and October.
Discover Adelaide and get up close to kangaroos, koalas, seals, penguins and pelicans on the nature paradise of Kangaroo Island.
South Australia’s Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s oldest and the world's finest wine producing regions. Taste delicious home-baked breads, smoked meats and other regional produce on the Butcher, Baker and Winemaker Trail. Or sample the hand-made cheeses along the Barossa Cheese and Wine Trail.
Fly across the scenic Wilpena Pound where from the sky it looks like a lost, ancient land where dinosaurs roamed or bushwalk to see the rare yellow-footed rock wallaby in the Gammon Ranges.
Peer into Australia’s political past and creative culture at Parliament House in the nation’s capital, Canberra.
For 30 fragrant days in September and October, Canberra comes alive at Floriade, Australia’s biggest flower festival thus making it a great time to explore the capital’s many other natural attractions including parks, gardens and bushland, and Lake Burley Griffin.
Where the sun shines and sea glistens, relax on the golden sands of world renowned Surfers Paradise.
You can’t miss the Gold Coast’s famous themed attractions. See dolphin and sea lion shows at Sea World, ride the world’s tallest and fastest thrill rides at Dreamworld or jump in a giant wavepool at Wet 'n' Wild Water Park.
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