If you are thinking of travelling to Australia, or if you happen to live in Australia like we do, you will find plenty of travel inspiration, destination guides and useful tips to help you along your way.
Australia is kind of a big deal. And by big deal I mean it’s BIG… HUGE in fact!
It happens to be the 6th largest country in the world and the largest island in the world.
The Australian outback is somewhat of a stand out for one of the things Australia is known for, however there is so much more than just the red centre on offer.
And those are just some of the things on offer in this beautiful and diverse country.
AUSTRALIA DESTINATION GUIDE
WHERE TO GO?
Each state in Australia offers up something different and exciting to appeal to every traveller, from natural landscape to exciting family travel attractions.
One of Australia’s most popular states for travellers due to the inviting tropical climate, beautiful beaches and world famous Great Barrier Reef, Queensland has something for everyone.
If you are looking to kick back and relax at a waterfront resort, enjoy the laid back lifestyle this state is known for, or get some daring thrills at one of Queensland’s many theme parks, including Seaworld, Movieworld and Dreamworld.
And of course, the water parks – Wet N Wild and White Water World.
Enjoy Brisbane city views and attractions. Or for the nature lovers, north Queensland is known for the tropical rainforests and humid climate.
One of Australia’s trendiest state’s, with Victoria’s capital city Melbourne a popular destination for shopping and foodie fans. Victoria is also well known for the stunning coastline of the Great Ocean Road, a must-do road trip if you have a bit of time to enjoy the drive.
Well known as being a hub for many of Australia’s most popular sports including Australian Football League (AFL) and cricket.
With the cooler climate, you may want to visit in winter and go skiing somewhere like Mt Hotham in the Victorian Alps.
NEW SOUTH WALES
The capital of NSW, Sydney, is one of Australia’s most well known destinations with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, along with the popular Darling Harbour – a perfect place to sample some great food and enjoy this lively city.
Bondi Beach and Byron Bay are among Australia’s most popular beach spots, and the snowy mountains are a worthy detour, home of Australia’s highest mountain – Mt Kosciuszko.
If wildlife is your thing, two of the must see zoos in the country are Dubbo Zoo, with an open range setting and Taronga Zoo, just a stone’s throw from Sydney Harbour.
Australia’s largest state, with the largest coastal range, providing plenty of great beaches, such as Cable Beach in Broome. Other popular destinations include Freemantle, Rottnest island, Monkey Mia and the Pinnacles.
A visit to the family friendly capital city Perth is a must, or if wine is what you fancy, Margaret River will have you covered. There is plenty to see and do in the Kimberleys. And of course, be sure to check out the pink lakes for something different.
Australia’s capital city, Canberra, home of the Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial, along with many other iconic Australian attractions.
There are also national parks and natural landscape to be enjoyed, such as Poacher’s Way and the Murrumbidgee Corridor. Canberra and the ACT overall are full of family-friendly attractions.
Separated from mainland Australia, Tasmania can be reached by plane or sea and offers up plenty of worthy destinations.
From the quiet yet beautiful capital city Hobart, with the backdrop of Mount Wellington, within easy distance to Port Arthur Historic Site and the Tasman Sea, or the stunning Wineglass Bay.
Take a leisurely (and windy) drive to Cradle Mountain or the tourist favourite, Straughn, on your way to Tasmania’s other major city, Launceston. Tasmania is appealing for its natural scenery, great food and quality wine.
There is no better way to see Tasmania than by road trip.
Churches and wine come to mind for many when thinking of South Australia and the capital city Adelaide. The Barossa Valley is one of the most popular winery districts in Australia, along with the scenic landscape in the area.
Kangaroo island is a great place to get up close and personal with wildlife such as seals, or if you are keen to explore the Australian outback, South Australia is home to the Flinders Ranges, Simpson Desert and Lake Eyre.
If you are looking for a place full of Aboriginal culture and history, Northern Territory has plenty on offer. There are many must see natural attractions, such as the world famous Uluru, Kakadu National Park, Kings Canyon and the Katherine Gorge.
Australia’s red centre a perfect place to enjoy what natural Australia has to offer, making sure to spend some time in the capital Darwin to enjoy one of Australia’s smaller capital cities.
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Australia has so much to offer to any kind of travel. It is a safe and friendly destination for solo travellers, has plenty of romantic and beautiful places for couples and of course so much on offer for family travel to entertain every age.
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