One of the most remote countries in all the world and arguably one of the most beautiful. With varied and unique natural beauty, stunning coastline, cosmopolitan cities and fresh and tasty cuisine.
This Great Southern Land is as varied as it is huge, and as unique as it is beautiful. Stunning scenery and cosmopolitan cities, sapphire seas and red deserts – Australia has so much on offer to both international and domestic travellers.
Sophisticated Sydney boasts world famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, while Melbourne is a paradise for fans of sport and culture. Answer the call of the wild with a trip to Tasmania, home to UNESCO World Heritage listed old growth forests and vast stretches of wilderness. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best locations on the planet for snorkeling and scuba diving, while the vast landscapes of the Outback are both desolate and breathtaking.
Travellers can camp in the bush, gaze in wonder at Uluru and explore countless national parks across the country. Although the distances between locations in Australia can be vast, it is still easy to travel around. Road trip along the coast or travel through the Outback on Great Southern Rail’s famous trains – the Ghan, the Indian Pacific, and the Overland. Catch a ferry, such as the Spirit of Tasmania, or sail on a cruise ship between ports. Airlines such as Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly routes across the country, while Greyhound has an extensive coach network.
Wine enthusiasts can enjoy winery tours through grape-growing regions such as the Barossa Valley and Yarra Valley. Australia’s beach culture is world famous for a reason, with thousands of kilometres of coastline on which to relax on the sand or surf the waves. The snowfields of Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, Thredbo, and Perisher also offer skiing opportunities during the winter.