23 November 2020
Australia is a vast land of discovery and adventure, with everything from incredible red deserts and rock formations to coastal beauty and thriving urban centres.
Stretching from the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, Australia is divided into six states and two territories, each with its own amazing sights, sounds and scenery to offer. Australia is diverse and fascinating Fabulous beaches. Extraordinary wildlife. Pristine national parks. Superb food. An indigenous culture that goes back millennia. A vibrant arts scene. Skiing (yes, really!). And, of course, the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo Reef.
Is that enough to tempt you?
Great Barrier Reef
No visit to Queensland would be complete without exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Stretching from over 2,000km, this is the world’s largest coral reef and its home to a plethora of beautiful marine life. Whether it’s snorkelling, scuba diving or an aircraft tour, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy and discover this incredible natural wonder.
Queensland Stretching for 7km along Whitehaven Island in the Great Barrier Reef, the sand here is composed of 98% pure silica. This means it is whiter than any beach you’re ever likely to see and so soft that it squeaks when you walk on it. It doesn't get hot either.
watching Hervey Bay’s safe, sheltered waters make it one of the world’s best places for whale watching between July and November. This is when humpback whales travel north along the Queensland coastline from Antarctica to the warm waters of the Whitsundays, stopping in Hervey Bay to breed and nurse their young.
New South Wales
New South Wales really does have it all, from cosmopolitan cities to majestic mountains. In the state capital of Sydney, visit the iconic white-sailed Opera House, whilst thrill seekers won’t want to miss the BridgeClimb, where you’ll be guided up to the top of the legendary Sydney Harbour Bridge for stunning panoramic views across the city.
Discover some of the most iconic sights that vibrant Sydney has to offer on this spectacular tour. Prepare to be wowed as you’re introduced to world-famous buildings, blissful beaches and much more besides!
With more than 70 beaches in Sydney, competition is rife in the capital but Bondi Beach (below) is perhaps the most iconic. Often ranked amongst some of the world’s best beaches, the beach's immense popularity is down to its easy accessibility (sitting just 7km from the city centre), consistently good waves, and its trendy café precinct and it is just so damn gorgeous.
Australia is a land full of national attractions, but few are as spectacular as the Blue Mountains. This UNESCO World Heritage Area has a wealth of natural beauty and offers excellent hiking, spectacular scenery and quaint towns and villages, making it a popular getaway from Sydney’s big city life. Take a walk to the foot of the Three Sisters rock formation on the 998-step Giant Stairway or glide between clifftops on the Scenic Skyway cable car
Did you know
Australia has over 750 different reptile species – more than any other in the world
• Outside of Greece, Melbourne has the largest Greek population of any city in the world
• 80% of the animals here are unique to Australia from cuddly koalas and kangaroos to wombats and the spiky echidna
Australia is the world's sixth-largest country by area but 90% of Australians live on the coast
• Australia has more than 10,000 beaches. If you visited one beach a day, it would take over 27 years to see all of them