Did you know - If Australia was a city, it would still only be the world’s seventh largest with its population of 23.5 million people (after Tokyo, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Jakarta, Seoul and Delhi)?
Australia is a huge country and much of it remains unpopulated, but it’s these regions, along with the cities, beaches and the outback that truly make Australia a land worth exploring.
With Queensland’s tropical climate and coastal beaches, lush rain forests and small country towns, tropical islands and the famous Great Barrier Reef – this is a state that is so full of tourist activities and natural beauty to explore, that you will not want to miss it.
New South Wales has some of the best beaches in the country, alpine mountains and famous outback towns that are well worth visiting. Always popular, Sydney is one of the world’s most visited holiday destinations and with so many things there to see and do, including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, it’s no wonder millions of tourists visit each year.
Victoria is renowned for hosting some of Australia’s best alpine ski resorts and though the state is small, there are plenty of things to see and do, including trailing along the Murray River, heading up the mountains, seeing the penguins at Phillip Island and visiting the many food and wine districts.
South Australia is famous for its wine and visiting the country towns on the outskirts of Adelaide you will find a laid back culture and intriguing history. You will also want to include the popular Kangaroo Island, Fleureau Peninsula and the Flinders Ranges regions in your itinerary.
Tasmania is just a short flight from the mainland, but it seems a world away in terms of culture and natural beauty. It has some of Australia’s best wilderness areas, a cool climate, mountainous terrain, lush rainforests and a web of lakes and rivers.
Western Australia is best known for its pristine beaches and rugged Australian outback, along with the beautiful wildflowers covering the land, the Kimberley’s and the Margaret River wine region. There is plenty to explore in WA.
At the Top End, you will find the amazing landscapes of the Northern Territory, from the Katherine Gorge and Kakadu National Park, to Arnhem Land, the Olgas and the very famous Uluru (Ayers Rock). Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture and heritage and embrace Australia in a setting you will never forget.
New South Wales
Sydney offers a range of experiences for shopping, culture and ethnic blend. While it is by far the most popular city for tourism in Australia with its iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge which are set amongst the plethora of restaurants, bars and cultural attractions, the region surrounding Sydney and even further into New South Wales has so much to offer as well. From the mountains to the beaches, national parks to the famous wine regions, there is plenty to see and do in New South Wales.
Explore the culture, take a walk through nature and enjoy the views of the coastline.
Known as the “Sunshine State”, Queensland is brimming with unforgettable experiences and is one of the most naturally diverse places on earth. From the gorgeous ancient rainforests and national parks teaming with wildlife, waterfalls and animals, to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and the deserts and vast rugged mountains of the outback; from the northern tip to the New South Wales and Northern Territory borders, you will find an abundance of exciting sights and experiences.
The capital city of Brisbane has a mixture of lush parks, historic buildings, busy nightlife, popular restaurants, outdoor and water activities, and plenty of natural attractions within easy reach.
With more than 100 parks and reserves throughout the state, Victoria might not be big, but it has a lot to offer! The sweeping coastline with its enticing beaches, to the national parks, lakes and mountains offering a range of both summer and winter options – including skiing, hiking and cycling; the Twelve Apostles, through to tall tree forests; the Murray River and the largest inland waterway in the Southern Hemisphere to the deserts filled with bright wildflowers, the landscapes of Victoria are stunning and offer an experience not to be missed.
The capital Melbourne is a bustling cosmopolitan city with an artistic heritage and with dramatic towers, art galleries, restaurants and charming river.
Visiting South Australia will take you into some of Australia’s best regions, from the “most livable city” of Adelaide, to Kangaroo Island, Fleureau Peninsula and the Flinders Ranges. Adelaide itself is a city of amazing architecture and an elegant history, while just outside you will find the beautiful Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley, where the countryside is alive with wineries, farmland and villages. Further out you can explore Spencer Gulf at the Eyre Peninsula, the Flinders Ranges - the largest mountain range in South Australia, and Fleurieu Peninsula - a fisherman’s haven.
No matter where you go in South Australia, you will find an abundance of sights worth your time
Life in the Northern Territory began more than 40,000 years ago when Aboriginals settled in the region and today it is filled with historical sites, natural wonders and unique flora and fauna. With hundreds of rare species of flora and native wildlife, as well as its’ 52 national parks and nature conservation reserves, visiting the Northern Territory is like exploring another world and it is a holiday destination that is not to be missed.
Darwin is the capital and is abundant with culture. You can sail the harbour at sunset, take a crocodile cruise along the Adelaide River, visit one of the forests or parks or spend a day on the nearby traditional Tiwi Islands.
The largest state in the country and covering one third of the continent, Western Australia has a warm sunny climate and natural wonders to match, with an arid desert to the east and a stunning coastline to the west. From the dolphins of Monkey Mia, to the 350 million year old Bungle Bungles; the Pinnacles at Nambung National Park, the gorgeous Abrolhos Islands to the popular Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia offers an environmental experience like no other as red earth mixes with white sands and green forests contrast against blue sky.
Perth is the capital of Western Australia and it is a modern and vibrant city with a fantastic lifestyle, great attractions both in the city and surrounds, and endless sunshine.
A land of natural beauty and the most intriguing European history of all of Australia, Tasmania is a State that has plenty of opportunities for all kinds of traveller. Established in 1803 as a British penal colony which saw 73,000 convicts transported by sea for a range of crimes, there is plenty of European history and a fantastic history of Aboriginal people dating back at least 35,000 years.
Tasmania is an island covered in mountainous terrain, lush rainforests, and a web of lakes and rivers, and is a unique, tranquil and beautiful paradise. Tasmania is known as the "Apple Isle" and known for the Tasmanian Devil, the Derwent River, one of the deepest rivers in the world, Port Arthur, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet. From the well-known cities of Hobart, Launceston and Strahan to the untouched world heritage areas, islands and beach reserves and small remote towns, Tasmania has so much to offer.
Australian Capital Territory
The Australian Capital Territory is home to Australia’s capital city, Canberra, and is surrounded by farming land, the Great Dividing Range and the Snowy Mountains alpine peaks. In the ACT you will find an array of wildlife and spectacular scenery where you can enjoy adventure activities like climbing, abseiling or mountain biking, fishing or skiing, or you can take some time out and do a little sightseeing, hiking through National Parks or relaxing.
Canberra is filled with national museums, tourist attractions, historical sites and natural wonders and is a great place to visit for all kinds of travellers.