Introducing the one and only, “Australia”
Are you a local looking to explore your home ground further?
Are you a traveller coming from a long-haul destination?
Regardless, Australia is a fantastic place to explore and known for its safety, political stability, high standard of health care, good roads, patrolled beaches, stunning landscapes and great weather.
There is so much to see within any time frame you can selvage, whether it is a weekend away or a week or longer, we can assist you with the ideal plan.
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- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Western Australia
- South Australia
- Northern Territory
The quality culinary culture of every state or territory is a delight with a variety of multi-cultural cuisine, great wines amongst other products. Some people often plan their trips around the availability of food and wine venues located in the most stunning places, to ensure they savor the best known experience. Our food and wine is among the best in the world.
Highlights and Attractions
Australia has a large number of interesting attractions, with 24 UNESCO sites, both natural and man-made, some being known as world icons such as Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru. Every state and Territory offer their own beauty in the many national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, natural marine sanctuaries, and aquariums. Unforgettable experiences can be enjoyed when seeing kangaroo, wombat, koala and other beautiful wildlife and birds or up close to some of the most incredible marine life, all in their natural habitat.
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Great Weather all year, a continent famous for blue skies and sunshine. The weather in Australia south of Queensland has four seasons and is generally temperate throughout the year, even the winter is not that cold. In the tropical north, the dry season is the best time to visit, when it is winter in the south, so there is never a bad time to explore Australia.
Australian’s Vibrant Cities offer the perfect balance between easygoing living and cosmopolitan culture. Each of the capital cities offer beautiful precincts, restaurants, shops, theatres, museums, gallery’s and bars.
Many Incredible Journeys to be enjoyed, either by relaxing on an epic rail trip, taking a leisurely cruise along the rivers or around the scenic coast, or embarking on an Outback adventure, or a hike through stunning scenery in one of the many National Parks.
Australia is the worlds largest island, and the magically beaches are no surprise and a essential part of local lifestyle. There is more to do than just lazing on the beach, there are glorious walks, opportunities to surf, paddle-board, sailing and fishing.
The countries interior know by Australian’s at the “Outback” is a land of brown red earth, beautiful waterholes, waterfalls, areas of green vegetation, and star filled skies, as well as being home to many native animals.
Come See the Regions for Yourself
Australian Capital Territory
Canberra is the nation’s capital and the place to enjoy Arts and Culture, Food and Wine, and Family Fun. Start your visit at Australia’s Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial, and then follow on to visit one or more of the fabulous museums and galleries – the National Gallery of Australia with its dedicated Aboriginal Art Galleries, the National Museum, the National Dinosaur Museum, and many more
There is so much “Family Fun” to be enjoyed at Questacon, the National Science and Technology Museum or trying out your sporting skills at the Australian Institute of Sport or hand feed a giraffe at Jamala Wildlife Lodge.
Outside Canberra, in the ACT, there is a choice of more than 30 boutique wineries to visit, national parks for bush walking and native animal spotting or enjoy a birds-eye view of Canberra and the surrounds from a hot-air-balloon.
* Canberra hosts world-class events from food and wine festivals, action packed sports, and a calendar of fun festivals. * The Enlighten Festival illuminates autumn and Floriad Flower Festival welcomes spring; along with other events like the Balloon Spectacular.
Victoria is less about what you see and more about what you feel. Victoria maybe the smallest state, however, it offers a wealth of diverse and essential Australian experiences and attractions.
Melbourne, the state’s capital is crowned consistently the world’s most liveable city, embracing modern and old, culinary flavours, gardens and parks, sports areas, culture and the event scene. Best to explore this city by tram or on foot for the bars, cafes, galleries, boutiques and live music venues.
Outside Melbourne there is plenty to see and do with diverse landscapes from coast to mountains, desert plains to rainforests, river lands and lakes, wineries to wildlife. Visiting the Great Ocean Road scenic coastal route from Torquay to Port Fairy; Philip Island to see the delightful fairy penguins; the Yarra Valley, home to many exclusive wineries and other gourmet specialties; Gippsland’s lakes; historical Ballarat and the Gold Fields region; Hepburn Springs and Daylesford for hot spas, wellness treatments, nifty shops; and the choice of the many mountain and bush havens like the Grampians and the High Country; Murray River towns dotted from the east coast to Mildura, all suitable for leisurely walks, more strenuous hiking, biking and skiing.
* Victoria hosts world-class events from action packed sports, like the Australian Tennis Open, Formula 1 Rolex Grand Prix, Melbourne Cup Carnival, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and The Comedy Festival.
Tasmania is Australia’s smallest state, known as Tassie, a geographically diverse Island covered in mostly in World Heritage National Parks and stunning landscapes.
Hobart is the states picturesque waterfront capital, known for world-famous local food, seafood and wine. A visit to Hobart cannot miss a chance to roam the colourful Salamanca Market on a Saturday or take time to enjoy the thriving art scene with Australia’s largest privately owned Museum and Gallery, Mona.
Outside Hobart there is plenty to explore; Port Arthur and the infamous British penal colony; wildlife viewing on Bruny Island; or take in the magnificent scenery of Freycinet’s Wineglass Bay and the Bay of Fires; or a boat trip to Maria Island for some fabulous hiking and seafood. There is also the opportunity to go hiking in Cradle Mountain National Park amongst other parks; visit the seaside village of Strahan and gateway to the World-Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park; or explore the beautiful landscapes and historical towns of Tassie’s interior like Ross and Launceston by car or for the bike fanatics, try some cycling.
*Tasmania is a destination of world class sporting events, like the famous Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Taste of Tasmania Festival, Mona Foma Music & Art Festival, Wood Boat Festival and Dark Mofo Festival celebrating ancient and contemporary rites of season. * Tasmania is home to unique wildlife, the Tassie Devil, not found anywhere else in the world.
Queensland is a state that features spectacular scenery and unparalleled nature experiences.
Brisbane is the states buzzing riverside capital, with cultural precincts and award winning dinning.
Outside Brisbane, either side is the choice of relaxed beach lifestyle of either the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, both known for iconic surf and national parks, shopping malls and boutiques, amusement and wildlife parks.
Northern Queensland is the must see destination, the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, is the only living structure on earth that can be seen from space. A visit to Cairns, Port Douglas, the Whitsundays or further north to Cooktown and Cape York Peninsule are the gateways to the Islands, the Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling, scuba-diving, sailing and cruising expeditions and tropical rain forests.
* Queensland is home to five UNESCO World Natural Heritage areas including the Great Barrier Reef and hidden ecosystems of the worlds largest lava tubes. * Get up close to Australian wildlife - kangaroos, koalas, platypus; spot crocodiles, humpback whales and turtles and dive with sharks.
New South Wales
New South Wales is a home to many spectacular places worth visiting and the landscapes from north to south, east to west are diverse and very picturesque.
Sydney is the capital and one of the world’s most dynamic cities with the abundance of natural sites and bush land; pristine waterways; beautiful parks and gardens offering endless leisurely outdoor activities. Sydney has a captivating cultural life, a fabulous food scene, contemporary and colonial architecture; distinctive engineering triumphs like the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. It is fun to time your trip to join one of the famous festivals, New Year’s Eve, Mardi Gras, Sydney Festival or International Art Series.
Outside Sydney you can discover New South Wales’s many amazing beaches and seaside towns, but only a short bus ride from the center you can be soaking up the sunshine and the sea on the famous Bondi Beach. The beautiful Blue Mountains is a great place for exploring and hiking; the Hunter Valley region for tasting the divine wines; then there is the choice of heading north to the Byron Bay along the scenic coastline or go south to Jarvis Bay to meet the dolphins, in both coastal directions there is plenty of outdoors and water activities to enjoy. Travelling inland through the precious national parks, home to native birds and animals, which are great to see in their natural habitats; heading further west to encounter picturesque farmlands followed by the dryness of authentic outback towns like Broken Hill; and the spectacular snow- capped mountain regions to the south, hosting skiing, hiking and other outdoor activities..
* Sydney Opera House tour is a must for everyone! The guided tour tell the story of Danish born architect, Jørn Utzon's inspiration to design a building that embodies a mastery in fusing craft traditions and ancient architecture with modernist thinking. The Opera House is an iconic and extraordinary building majestically situated on Sydney Harbor. The beautiful design is created with solutions for both the external and internal spaces to accommodate the lifestyle of the building.
Western Australia is the largest state of Australia, with a landscape of inspiring beauty and grandeur that includes pristine beaches, rugged gorges, golden outback, towering forests and secluded waterfalls.
Perth is the capital city situated on the Swan River and beautiful Kings Park, with a reputation for world-class food and wine and only 30 minutes to beaches, dolphin viewing, natural bushland, and spectacular Indian Ocean sunsets. Just a short drive south is the city of Fremantle offering thriving markets, fabulous local seafood, Western Australia Maritime Museum and world heritage listed Fremantle Prison. Rottnest Island is also worth a visit with numerous beaches for swimming and surfing, stunning bays, coral reefs for snorkelling, bicycle tours and the quokka, the rare marsupial native.
South of Perth is the Margaret River wine region with award winning restaurants and wineries, stunning beaches, ancient caves, tall-timber forests and wildflowers. Further south east is Lake Hillier the famous pink lake, and Esperance in the Cape Le Grand National Park, known for Kangaroos and set against a seascape of the 110 islands of the Recherche Archipelago. Travelling south-east from Perth by the Indian Pacific rail journey or driving the famous Nullarbor Plain, introduces the historic colonial township of Kalgoorlie with the largest open-cut goldmine and the Flying Doctors Visitors
Heading north of Perth along the Coral Coast alive with wildflowers; and stopping to visit extraordinary ancient rock formations in the Nambung National Park; on to the World-Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, known for diverse marine environments and the opportunity to snorkel through superb coral gardens full of colourful fish. Futher north to the Pilbara region, a striking ancient outback landscape and the home to remote mining towns.
The Kimberley Region, is truly amazing landscape, offering rugged mountain ranges, majestic coastlines, and natural marvels like Horizontal Falls, Lake Argyle, King George Waterfalls and the unique formations of the Bungle Bungles Range in Purnululu National Park. This region is also home to many historical towns like Kunnunurra and it access to the iconic Gibb River Road and the pearling town of Broome with its spectacular Cable Beach. The coastline of Western Australia is also spectacular to explore by sea, by cruising to the more remote inlets and islands.
* From Esperance in the south to the Kimberley in the north, whale-watching tours operate from June to December. Western Australia boasts more than 12,000 species of wildflowers from June to November.
South Australia offers unique Australian experiences based on engaging with wildlife, the outback, spectacular coastline and superb food and a world-class variety of wines.
Adelaide is the boutique, friendly, contemporary capital city of South Australia. Surrounded by rolling hills, beautiful beaches and a world renowned wine region. This vibrant capital hosts an endless calendar of festivals and events. The city laneways and trendy streets offer great dining choices and funky bars. The Adelaide Central Market is alive with abundant of stalls exhibiting a variety of local produce, and there is always time for a stroll through the beautiful Botanical Gardens or Adelaide Zoo to see native animals.
Coastal South Australia you will find the Eyre Peninsula to the south-west of Adelaide and the Fleurie Peninsular, Murray River and the Limestone Coast to the south-east. The Eyre Peninsula coastline stretches 1000 kilometres, with a diverse beautiful and dramatic landscape, a great location for wilderness safaris, fishing and renowned seafood, and to experience a drive across the Nullarbor Plain The Fleurieu Peninsula, is renowned for rolling hills, orchards, farms, vineyards, rugged coastlines and picturesque beaches. The region is also known for the arts, hiking through forests, surfing, swimming and spotting Southern Right Whales. On the Murray River you can take luxury-houseboat holiday and the Limestone Coast is home the Coonawarra wine region, the mysterious Blue Lake and World-Heritage Naracoorte Caves.
The Barossa Valley wine region features more than 80 cellar doors from premium wines to regional favourites, acclaimed restaurants provide regional produce and a superb gastronomic experience. The Claire Valley is another prestigious wine region of South Australia that is not to be missed by wine connoisseurs.
Kangaroo Island is regarded as one of the best places to view wildlife and nature and is easily accessible by flight or drive and ferry from Adelaide. Nowhere else on the continent of Australia features such a concentration of pristine beaches and abundant of flora and fauna.
Flinders Rangers is one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth, stunningly beautiful, featuring towering rock walls, spectacular gorges and abundance of wildlife. Wilapena Pound is set in the heart of the ranges and can be explored on foot or 4WD tour or scenic flight. This region is also home to outback pubs service bush tucker, operational sheep and cattle stations, historic homesteads offering luxury retreats.
Coober Pedy is a unique Outback town famous for its underground homes, hotels and churches, and a golf course without a single blade of grass. This town is the largest producer of opals world-wide and popular destination on the driving route from Adelaide to Alice Springs or as an extension to “The Ghan” rail journey.
*South Australia produces around 50 percent of Australia wine exports. *Visit Mary Mackillop Centre and sites relating to Australia's first Saint. *Try swimming with sea-lions, dolphins or for the fearless, shark cage diving. *Festival's and Events are alive in Adelaide, from Fringe Festival, WOMAdelaide and Adelaide Festival along with feasts, markets, concerts and sporting events.
The Northern Territory is Australia’s famous outback, of vast landscapes and sandy deserts of the Red Centre, the pioneering town of Alice Springs, rugged Kings Canyon and Uluru (Ayers Rock); and north to the tropical oasis of the Top End, with waterfalls, billabongs, thermal pools, and ancient aboriginal rock art. The Northern Territory also hosts art and cultural experiences along with many festivals.
Darwin is the modern capital of the Northern Territory and considered one of the most culturally diverse, with fifty nationalities, including the area’s of traditional Aboriginal landowners, the Larrakia people. Darwin is an excellent base to explore some of the best NT destinations including the Tiwi Islands, Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land and the Katherine Region. Darwin also hosts many markets, like the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market. The Ghan Rail Jouney concludes and starts in Darwin for the trip to Adelaide via Katherine and Alice Springs.
Kakadu National Park is a 3 hour drive from Darwin and is the largest national park with dual World-Heritage listed for natural beauty and Aboriginal culture. Kakadu boasts various landscapes that include waterfalls (Twin Falls, Jim Jim Falls and Gunlom Falls), wetlands, forests and savannah.
Arnhem Land is an Aboriginal owned region that boarders Kakadu and is one of the great untouched areas of the world, featuring wild coastlines, deserted islands, fish-filled and crocodile filled rivers, rainforests and soaring escarpments. The land remains largely intact and a permit must be obtained along with a recommended organized tour to travel into Arnhem Land.
Katherine is a township described as where the outback meets the tropics. It’s diverse surroundings of unique ecosystems offer ideal opportunity for activities including fishing, canoeing, bushwalking, camping and four-wheel driving. The Nitmiluk George and the National Park is a place of significance for the Jawoyn people of this region.
Alice Springs is a thriving outback town, famous for personality and the nearby Larapinta Trail and the MacDonnell Ranges. Hot-air ballooning, early morning golf, a camel ride, browsing galleries and museums, visiting the Dessert Park Gardens or the various wildlife and reptiles parks are only some of the highlights of this town.
Ularu-Kata Tjuta National Park is a six hour drive from Alice Springs and is also accessible by flight. Standing at 348 meters tall, Uluru is taller than the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Kata Tjuta is a series of 36 domes. Both Uluru and Kata Tjuta were formed over 500 million years and are best explored with a local guide. There is quite a bit to see and do in the area, so don’t plan to rush away too fast!
* The local Aboriginal people hold a deep spiritual connection to the land, as their culture dates back more than 60,000 years; their ancient stories are fortunately still being told today and past down to their younger generations.it is a wonderful opportunity to engage in a tour with a local Aboriginal guide to lean from the dreamtime stories. * A visit to the Museum & Art Gallery of Northern Territory, is a must! to learn about the history, heritage, maritime tales, Aboriginal art exhibits and the Christmas 1974 Cyclone Tracey that changed the face of Darwin forever. * A song was released that year after the storm "Santa Never Made it to Darwin" by Bill & Boyd (The song with photos can be viewed on Youtube).