Australia Travel Blog
Australia is our home country and a place many people dream of visiting.
Australia is a land of contradictions, fertile farming lands to red desert, mountain ranges to endless coastline, snowfields to tropical rainforest and modern city to quiet country towns. With each changing vista you will be captivated by the vastness and diversity of this great southern land.
Our Australia travel blog hopes to inspire you with helpful advice on how to get the most out of your travels throughout Australia.
Guides for Top Australian Destinations
Each Australian state or territory has its own unique character and how much you explore will depend on your length of stay. For those on a tight timeframe we advise choosing one state or territory as distances between attractions can be huge.
When planning a trip to Australia it is handy to remember that it is the sixth largest country in the world, not much smaller than the USA and a large chunk of Europe could comfortably fit within its realms.
Those who have time to explore further afield are in for a real adventure, here are our featured destinations of Australia.
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Known as Australia’s sunshine state, Queensland is home to the warm sandy beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and the romantic islands of the Great Barrier Reef.
Queensland’s changing landscape will take you through the lush tropical rainforests of the north, character filled outback towns of the west and to the bright lights of Brisbane, Queensland’s sleek modern capital.
New South Wales
Sydney is often the first port of call when it comes to Australian travel. Sydney Harbour is one of the most spectacular harbours in the world and one of the best ways to see it is by taking the Manly Ferry. With views of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge the ferry ride is the perfect introduction to the best of Sydney Australia.
The state of New South Wales has a multitude of attractions, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains, enjoy the food and wine scene of the Hunter Valley or hit the ski slopes of the Snowy Mountains.
The Australian Capital Territory
Canberra is the nation’s capital and here you can visit such national treasures as Parliament House, the Australian War Museum, and the National Carillon.
Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over Canberra, sip a local brew at the Capital Brewing Co. or keep a lookout for emus and wallabies at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
Melbourne would have to be the arts capital of Australia. The city boasts a fantastic range of arts festivals, live music venues and theatre. Couple this with a thriving food scene and you will discover why Melbourne is one of the most popular places to visit in Australia.
See the towering limestone stacks of the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, spot penguins on Phillip Island or revisit Victoria’s gold mining past at Sovereign Hill.
Hobart is the capital of Tasmania and is famous for its charming 19th Century architecture and colourful Salamanca Markets. History buffs can take a step back in time into Australia’s convict past at Port Arthur.
Nature lovers can savour the dramatic panoramas of Cradle Mountain or walk in primeval forests that showcase the best of Australia’s natural wonders.
Adelaide is a culture and foodie lover’s dream. The city has a vibrant entertainment and beach scene that will leave you coming back for more.
Go wine tasting at the wineries of the Barossa Valley or learn about opals and life underground at Coober Pedy. Take an epic rail journey on The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Visit Mindil Beach Sunset Markets in Darwin and enjoy a large selection of international dishes from over 60 stalls. Watch the sun go down over the Top End with a sunset cruise on Darwin Harbour.
Take in the grandeur of Uluru and the rusty orange landscape of the outback. Explore the wetlands and rivers of Kakadu National Park, a biodiverse nature reserve and be captivated by the array of wildlife.
Take a tour of Perth, the most remote capital city in Australia. Marvel at the stunning beauty of the city and visit the turquoise waters of Cottesloe Beach and the Indian Ocean.
Meet a friendly quokka and enjoy the beaches of Rottnest Island. Explore the caves and sample the wine of Margaret River or head north to Broome to learn more about the local pearling industry.
As you can see Australia is forever changing so come along with us as we share the best of our homeland.