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Discover Sydney, Australia’s famous harbour city and capital of New South Wales. Plan your Sydney holiday with beautiful sundrenched beaches and much more. Sydney is a cosmopolitan city surrounded by iconic beaches, world heritage sites, and acclaimed wine regions.With an incredible variety of attractions and sights to see, including the very famous Bondi and Manly beaches, it’s easy to see why people come here and stay a while—try to stay at least a week if you can. It’s worth a long stay.
Great Barrier Reef
You can swim, snorkel, dive and sail the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, a living masterpiece so big it can been seen from outer space. This Reef stretches for more than 2,000 kilometres along the Queensland coastline. Snorkel, scuba dive or take a scenic flight over the reef. Sail the palm-topped Whitsundays, trek the ancient Daintree Rainforest or relax on luxurious tropical islands such as Hayman and Lizard. sland-hop or stay in one of the many coastal getaways like Cairns, Hervey Bay, Missions Beach or Port Douglas.
Great Ocean Road
Take a ride through nature on the spectacular Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean. Drive Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, home to the world class surf at Bells Beach and the craggy limestone spires of the Twelve Apostles. This dramatic region also offers fishing villages, migrating whales, shipwrecks, golden beaches, rainforests and national parks. Tackle the Great Ocean Walk or drive the Great Southern Touring Route between Melbourne and Adelaide.
The capital of Victoria and a vibrant hub of style, sport, culture and dining. Discover Melbourne’s secret laneways and rooftops, the cultural hub of Federation Square, buzzing bars, boutiques and eateries, and the iconic MCG. Experience St Kilda, the Royal Botanic Gardens, bohemian Brunswick Street and the nation-stopping excitement of the Spring Racing Carnival. Join world class events such as the Australian Grand Prix. Day trip to the Mornington Peninsula or to Phillip Island for fairy penguins.
Commune with native wildlife and majestic scenery on Kangaroo Island, easily accessible from Adelaide. Kangaroo Island has a wider perspective from Penneshaw, Cape Willoughby, Kingscote, Cape du Couedic, Vivonne Bay, Kelly Hill Conservation Park and more. Meet Australian sea lions on the beach, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, penguins, echidnas and diverse birds. Discover rugged rock formations, underground caves, bush-cloaked national parks, and beaches and bays to swim, snorkel, dive and fish. Drive here on the South Australian Loop or add the Eyre Peninsula to your coastal journey.
Popular things to do in Australia
Explore Australia’s aquatic and coastal experiences, nature and wildlife or food and wine.
Nature and Wildlife experiences.
Australia has some of the world’s most distinctive and diverse natural environments, with unique wildlife, and spectacular landscapes, including many national parks and World Heritage Areas. n these areas you can get up close to our native plants and animals, explore wide open spaces and discover ancient rainforests on the fringe of modern cities. You can also climb snow-capped mountains and swim in some of the most pristine water environments on earth.
Aquatic and Coastal experiences.
Sail through the Whitsundays or hike the pristine coastline of Victoria’s Wilsons Promontory. Drive from Sydney to Cairns along the breathtaking Pacific Coast Touring Route. In Western Australia, the South West Beaches and Goldfields Drive travels through Margaret River to the beach-blessed southern coast. Explore some of the country’s best-known landmarks such as the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Sydney Harbour in New South Wales and Tasman National Park in Tasmania.
Food and Wine experiences.
Australia’s unspoilt landscapes produce an incredibly wide variety of fresh and alluring produce. There’s a freedom and creativity to our food and wine that helps us produce fresh and innovative flavours, including world-class wines, exciting ingredients and ‘fusion’ food. But what really sets us apart is our stunning weather, outstanding natural beauty and outdoor dining lifestyle. You can enjoy some of the world’s best food and wine in some of the world’s most stunning surroundings. Australia does open air dining like nowhere else.
Self drive itineraries.
From coastal journeys and outback adventures, an Australian road trip is one of the best ways to experience our wide-open spaces and magnificent scenery. Driving is one of the best ways to see Australia. From short trips to epic self-drive holidays and 4WD adventures, Australian road trips cover every length and landscape.
Driving Australia can be easy on most routes but you need to be prepared for the distances, road rules, 4WD tracks and outback roads you might travel.
Top Things to Do in Australian Cities
Explore the Top 10 things to do in each of Australia’s major cities
Sydney is known as a major backpacking, camping, and driving destination, but no matter what your travel style is, there is something to draw you here.
- Explore the museums
- Visit The Rocks
- Hang out at the beach
- Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs. Macquarie Chair
- Ferry to Manly Beach
- Sydney Harbor Bridge
- Sydney Opera House
- The Blue Mountains
- Visit Wildlife World
- Party in King’s Cross
Melbourne in Australia, the capital of Victoria and a vibrant hub of style, sport, culture and dining.
- Street art tour from Blender Studies
- Enjoy the cafés
- State Library of Victoria
- Moonlight movies in the park
- Queen Victoria Market
- The City Circle tram
- Flinders Street Station
- Federation Square
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Take a wine tour
Brisbane, Australia is the state capital of Queensland and is the third most populated city in Australia. Brisbane is a “business city”, so unlike Sydney or Melbourne, there isn’t a lot of culture here.
- Visit the South Bank Parklands
- See Koalas at the Koala Sanctuary
- Enjoy the view from Mt Coot-tha
- The City Botanic Gardens
- The Cultural Center
- Head to the Beach
- Roma Street Parklands
- Riverlife Adventure Center
- XXXX Brewery
- St. Helena Island
Perth, Australia was founded on June 12th, 1829 by Captain James Stirling as the center of the Swan River Colony, and has developed into a clean, friendly, easily accessible, beautiful city, right on the ocean.
- Head to the Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Hang out in Northbridge
- Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden
- Visit the Perth’s Cultural Center
- Head to the famous beaches – Cottesloe Beach, Swanbourne Beach, City Beach, Scarborough Beach
- Have a Sunday Session
- The Aquarium of Western Australia
- Rottnest Island
Soak up Adelaide’s colonial elegance in the spacious green parklands, bustling Adelaide Central Markets and the museums and libraries of North Terrace.Swim with dolphins in Glenelg, explore Hahndorf and other picturesque villages in the Adelaide Hills, and wind between world-class wineries in the nearby Barossa and Clare Valley. Visit for international events such as the Santos Tour Down Under.
- Drink and Dine in Adelaide’s Laneway Bars
- Take a Walk through Historic Port Adelaide
- Farm Fresh Produce at Adelaide’s Central Market
- Stroll the Galleries of Elegant North Terrace
- Go Shopping in The East End
- Close to the Local Wildlife
Canberra Australia’s youngest capital city. Canberra for Australian culture and history at superb monuments and galleries in this city surrounded by parklands and native bushland. Visit Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia and Questacon. Experience the Balloon Fiesta in autumn, Fireside Festival in winter, and Floriade in spring. Explore the Australian Alps or Tidnbinbilla Nature Reserve and Murrumbidgee River Corridor, just a short drive away.
- See Democracy in Action at Parliament House
- Go Alternative at the Old Bus Depot Markets
- Experience Canberra’s World of Galleries
- Meet a Superstar at the Institute of Sport
- Gaze at the Foliage of Canberra
- Ride Around a Man-made Lake
- Hike to Mount Ainslie
- Wine and Dine Around Canberra
- Stretch Your Mind at Questacon and the National Museum