Where to go in Australia, from toasting the sunrise in front of the striking red rock of Uluru to sailing through the picture-perfect islands of the Whitsundays.

With Australia such a huge island to explore, it’s best to think of the country in terms of what you can do and where. For gourmet food, iconic landmarks and a fantastic café culture, while away hours people-watching in the vibrant cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Discover natural beauty at its finest and experience the wild and rugged landscapes of the Northern Territory’s extraordinary Red Centre, or jaw-drop at the phenomenon of the Great Barrier Reef, where a hypnotic colour palette combines with secret island beaches and exceptionally exotic wildlife. Indulge in food, wine and rolling emerald hills in an impressive wine region like Hunter Valley or the Adelaide Hills, or spend time getting lost in remote wildernesses like the Blue Mountains in New South Wales and Tasmania’s magnificent national parks.

Our recommendations for the best places to visit in Australia

Where to go in Australia, from toasting the sunrise in front of the striking red rock of Uluru to sailing through the picture-perfect islands of the Whitsundays.

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Sydney & New South Wales

An enchanting combination of fascinating history and natural splendour, New South Wales is Australia at its most vibrant and accessible. One of the co...

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Queensland

From stretches of secluded sand backed by national parks to popular surfing spots just metres from a city’s skyline, Queensland is home to some of the...

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Melbourne & Victoria

  • Drive the Great Ocean Road
  • Yarra Valley wine tasting
  • Melbourne's vibrant Southbank

In this much-loved state, spot native wildlife from penguins to wombats, chill out at beachside suburbs and indulge in wine tasting. Attractions here ...

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Outback & Northern Territory

This is the land of ‘Dreamtime’, the part of Australia most in touch with its Aboriginal culture. The Northern Territory has waterfall-filled national...

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Perth & Western Australia

  • Rich flora and fauna
  • Ningaloo Reef - the quieter alternative to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Margaret River wineries

Vast and diverse, far away from the East Coast crowds, Australia’s largest state holds the key to a glorious adventure. The flora and fauna here is wo...

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Tasmania

  • Beautifully rugged reserves and national parks
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Historic Hobart

If there's any place on earth that's an untouched Garden of Eden, it's Tasmania's remote, temperate wilderness. With more than 40% of the island prote...

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Adelaide & South Australia

  • Award-winning wineries
  • Arts and festivals
  • Kangaroo Island's wildlife and local produce

With its rolling emerald hills and valleys dotted with historic churches and charming cellar doors, Adelaide and its stunning wine regions offer a pea...

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