Cosmopolitan cities and an epic beach culture meet fiery Outback sunsets and a rich indigenous heritage on holidays to Australia.

Appearing high on bucket lists and once-in-a-lifetime travel plans, this huge island continent captures imaginations with its wild beauty, iconic cityscapes and world-class wildlife. It's like nowhere else on the planet. Watch as rugged Outback rock formations change colour in the light of the day, glide through glistening waters alongside whale sharks and dolphins, and drive along one of the most scenic coastal roads in the world. Australia holidays are all about the great outdoors, with its dreamy coastlines, colourful coral reefs and jaw-dropping mountain ranges. Then there’s the world-famous wine regions, age-old rainforests and immense desert outcrops that house one of the oldest surviving indigenous civilisations in the world.

Whether it’s a first-time tour of the major cities, an epic road trip or a luxury discovery of the vast scenery and native wildlife, this is the land of adventure. As the ultimate touring territory, every holiday to Australia is a unique experience. We’re experts in creating tailor-made holidays, so give us a call and we’ll help craft your perfect Australia holiday.

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  • Spectacular scenery

    Explore craggy coastlines, giant monoliths, tropical rainforests and red ochre deserts.

  • Sun-kissed islands

    Snorkel amongst colourful coral reefs straight from your island paradise.

  • Cosmopolitan cities

    Often with easy access to a beach, Australia’s cities feature multi-cultural restaurants and world-class entertainment.

  • Unique wildlife

    Kangaroos, koalas, wombats and emus, just some of Australia’s exceptional fauna.

Australia Regions

Our recommendations for the best places to visit in Australia

Sydney & New South Wales Holidays

Take a memorable journey through New South Wales to discover its vibrant capital, soul-stirring n...

Queensland Holidays

With ancient tropical forests, the largest coral reef in the world and appealing resorts in every...

Melbourne & Victoria Holidays

A vibrant city, beautiful coastlines and natural wilderness areas.

Outback & Northern Territory Holidays

From the stark, dusty deserts of the Red Centre to the dramatic river gorges of the Top End, the...

Perth & Western Australia Holidays

Western Australia has a charmingly easygoing capital, spectacular reef-fringed beaches and some o...

Tasmania Holidays

The entrancing island state of Tasmania offers unspoiled wild landscapes, dazzling beaches, quain...

Adelaide & South Australia Holidays

Award-winning wineries, exceptional gastronomy and the wild landscapes of the Outback come togeth...

Take travel to another level with a road trip, luxury train ride or in-depth tour in Australia

Australia is mammoth in size and brimming with world wonders – and there’s more than one way to tackle its spectacular terrain. Take the reins and do what you want at your own pace on an independent self-drive; ride through the Outback in style on a train journey; or join a tour with experienced guides and learn from local knowledge.

Tours in Australia
We’ve teamed up with our touring partner in Australia, AAT Kings, to offer a variety of guided tours and independent itineraries. AAT Kings are passionate about delivering enriched experiences with their knowledgeable Tour Directors and Driver Guides. You can choose from bucket-list adventures in the Great Barrier Reef and join day trips at Uluru – all with unique dining options and great hotels included and add-on activities available too.

Get in touch with your local Personal Travel Expert for more information about tours with AAT Kings.

Our recommended Australia tours

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Sydney Bridge Climb

The sheer achievement of climbing the Harbour Bridge is as satisfying as the panorama unfolding beneath your feet. The waterfront, the Opera House and, on a clear day, views from the Pacific to the Blue Mountains. By day, there’s a real energy with road traffic and ferries scuttling below, but there’s a special magic at twilight as the city glows electric around you.

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Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour

Discover breathtaking coastal views on the famous Great Ocean Road. Snap a photogenic lighthouse en route and try to spot wildlife including whales and dolphins (dependent on season). Stop for lunch (payable locally) then you’ll venture out on a Eucalyptus Forest Walk for a chance to see kangaroos and koalas. Continue your tour to visit the iconic Twelve Apostles and the stunning shipwreck site, Loch Ard Gorge.

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Uluru Morning Guided Base Walk

Rise early and travel to the base of Uluru for breakfast before beginning your guided six-mile base walk of Uluru as the sun rises. Learn about the landscapes and Aboriginal rock paintings and hear traditional stories as you walk from Kuniya Piti, an Uluru sacred site and continue to the Mala Walk which includes a visit into Kantju Gorge. If it’s been raining you can see water cascading over the side of Uluru. Continue along the Lungkata Walk and the Mutitjulu Waterhole before your return.

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Walkabout Cultural Experience

From Port Douglas, head off on this personalised and engaging small group tour to spend the day with a local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal guide. Visit a number of culturally significant areas and learn about the amazing relationships that the Kuku Yalanji have with their land. Walk through the rainforest and coastal habitats to learn about the flora and fauna, stop at a freshwater creek to enjoy lunch, try traditional Aboriginal hunting practices and cool off in a freshwater stream.

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Hidden Secrets Lanes & Arcades Tour

Get under the skin of Melbourne’s vibrant personality on this walking tour. Uncover the vivid street art of the laneways and its quirky cafés and independent shops. Learn of the historic tales of these walkways as you explore a city loved by its locals. You’ll also visit Melbourne’s pretty arcades and after the tour you can return to your favourite spots at your leisure. Walking tours run in the morning and afternoon and are also available with lunch.

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Hunter Valley Vintage Winetasters

Depart from Sydney for a tour of the beautiful Hunter Valley and some of its renowned wineries, stopping en route to visit the Australia Reptile Park. Enjoy a selection of perfectly paired wines and cheeses along with stunning views at Mount View Estate and visit Brokenwood Wines which is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz. Enjoy lunch and wine under the vines and further tastings.

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Wavedancer Low Isles Sailing Cruise

Quicksilver’s 30-metre luxury sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, offers the excitement of big ship sailing combined with a more sedate and luxurious small group experience. Depart Port Douglas on an hour’s cruise to Low Isles – a jewel in a Great Barrier Reef lagoon with a wide sandy beach and clear, calm waters. Arrive mid-morning and spend your day snorkelling, scuba diving, exploring on guided beach walks or simply relaxing on the beach. Departs from Port Douglas.

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Kakadu National Park Explorer

Explore Kakadu National Park, home to Aboriginal Rock Art, wildlife and natural panoramas. After an early departure from Darwin, head south down the Arnhem Highway across the Adelaide River. Drive through the Marrakai Plains and stop at Nourlangie Rock. Cruise the Yellow Water Billabong to observe saltwater crocodiles and visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

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West MacDonnell Ranges

Depart from Alice Springs on this full-day tour where you will experience the spectacular landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges, the dramatic deep red cleft of Standley Chasm, the stunning scenery of Ellery Creek Big Hole and the cultural significance of the Ochre Pits. Enjoy a Ploughman’s lunch before visiting Glen Helen Gorge and Ormiston Gorge. See the towering cliffs of quartzite at Simpsons Gap where you can spot black-footed rock wallabies.

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Kangaroo Island Wildlife Discovery

Take the ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island for an ultimate, small group 4x4 wildlife experience. The island’s various habitats provide a haven for 267 species of birds including the rare Kangaroo Island Glossy Black cockatoo, as well as mammals including echidnas, bandicoots and wallabies. Stroll along the beach at Seal Bay where sea lions bask on the sand and enjoy lunch in a bush setting. There’s also the option to upgrade to a flight, either one-way or both ways.

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Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas

Rise early and journey through sandhill country from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Creek Station.After breakfast, continue to Kings Canyon and hike to the rim for superb views over Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon to lookout points for views down into the gorge. Visit the beautiful Garden of Eden oasis (3½ hours) or opt for a easier walk along the canyon creek bed (1½ hours). Visit Kings Canyon Resort before your scenic journey to Ayers Rock Resort.

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Revel in the natural beauty of one of Victoria’s most loved national parks on this walking tour. Spend a full day following captivating walking trails as you explore this beautiful region and its stunning views of the azure coast. Spot native wildlife such as kangaroo, wombat and emu, and visit the white-sand Squeaky Beach where the quartz squeaks as you walk over it. You’ll also have the chance to have a rainforest walk or head to a peak for panoramic vistas.

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Litchfield National Park & Waterfalls Tour

Journey to stunning Litchfield National Park and admire the enchanting main falls before enjoying scenic bush and monsoon vine forest walks. View Florence Falls before descending stairs to the plunge pool below for the chance to swim. Continue to Tolmer Falls followed by Wangi Falls for another opportunity to swim and an optional steady climb through the forest to the top of the falls.

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Margaret River Wine & Dine Full Day Wine Tour

The Margaret River area is Western Australia’s best known wine region and it is famed for its elegant premium white wines and distinctive premium red wines. On this full-day tour you will visit some outstanding wineries and enjoy some quality tastings. Admire the beautiful scenery and indulge in a delicious winery lunch with a range of choices from a contemporary menu featuring local produce and a complimentary glass of wine.

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Yarra Valley Gourmet Tour

Explore Yarra Valley’s sprawling wineries on this exciting tour through breathtaking scenery. You’ll visit Yering Station, Yering Farm and Rochford Wines for cellar door tastings before enjoying lunch at Rochford over a glass of estate wine. Then take a private guided tour through the award-winning Domaine Chandon winery, learning how this world class bubbly is made and savouring a glass of wine and nibbles in the magnificent Green Point Room.

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Ocean Freedom Barrier Reef Cruise

Thanks to its high speed, this 20-metre catamaran takes just over an hour to reach the Great Barrier Reef. Your first stop will be Upolu Cay – a naturally formed coral cay with protected clear shallow waters. Take a glass-bottom boat ride, swim, snorkel or dive (extra cost). Then cruise on to the Outer Edge Upolu Reef where there’s the chance for guided snorkelling. Departs from Cairns. Maximum passengers: 75.

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Philip Island Ultimate Eco Tour with Penguin Plus

Encounter some of Australia’s most adorable residents in this all-day tour. Meet wallabies, koalas and pint-sized endangered marsupials like the Eastern Quoll at the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and visit the historic Churchill Island. See koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre before going to Summerland Beach to catch the enchanting Penguin Parade as hundreds of little penguin make their way home across the sand.

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Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Fly/Cruise

Board Quicksilver’s 45-metre high-speed catamaran on a full-day cruise to Agincourt Reef on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the reef from a semi-submersible, an underwater observatory or snorkel and dive. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic 35-minute helicopter flight back to Port Douglas. This cruise is ideal for those keen to do lots of activities and the helicopter option (also possible on the way out) adds a wonderful airborne perspective. Departs from Port Douglas.

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Reef Magic Outer Reef Full Day Cruise

Travel on board this fast stable motor catamaran for 1½ hours to reach Marine World on the Outer Barrier Reef. You’ll spend around 5 hours at this private reef platform, which provides the ideal base for activities including snorkelling, glass bottom boat tours, underwater observatory viewing and relaxing on the spacious sundeck. Other activities – such as scenic helicopter flights and diving – are available at extra cost.
Departs from: Cairns. Maximum passengers: 190.

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A Night at Field of Light

Savour canapés and sparkling wine as the sun slowly sets over Uluru, with the sound of the didgeridoo setting the scene. Watch the coloured lights of 50,000 glass spheres illuminate the vast night sky while enjoying a three-course bushtucker-inspired buffet menu. Learn about the background and significance of the installation before following illuminated paths through the field. Return to the viewing area to enjoy a sweet treat, hot chocolate or port.

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Reef Sleep Experience

Reef Sleep is a unique adventure, offering the chance to sleep under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef! By day, Cruise Whitsundays’ ‘Reefworld’ pontoon at Hardy Reef is used by day trippers as a base to explore the marine-rich waters. After 3pm, it’s an exclusive spot for a small number of guests. Enjoy quiet snorkelling time, sip Champagne at sunset,  and watch as the reef comes alive. Then let the waves lull you to sleep in your cosy swag, set up out in the open-air on the top deck of the pontoon.

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A Town like Alice

Tour the sights of ‘The Alice’ including the historic telegraph station which marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and discover how this excellent facility operates, as well as the School of the Air. At the Alice Springs Reptile Park you will see unique Central Australian reptiles, then finish the day with panoramic views of Alice Springs and the ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.

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Rockingham Wild Dolphin Swim

Depart from Rockingham for the opportunity to swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment. Cruise sheltered bays and islands in search of the 200-plus dolphins that swim in these waters. Feel the excitement build as the skipper spots the first group of the day and be ready with your wetsuit, flippers, snorkel and mask so that you can enter the water. The wild dolphins may choose to initiate an interaction with you as you swim in the open waters. A light lunch is included.

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Barossa Food & Wine Experience

This small group tour travels to South Australia’s premium wine region. You’ll visit three cellar doors; TeAro Estate − a heritage-listed 1850s barn in the main street of Williamstown, Lambert Estate at Angaston, and finally the award-winning Pindarie, which feels more like an Australian Homestead than a cellar door. The tour also includes a visit to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop and a delicious two-course lunch at Lambert Estate.

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Blue Mountains Wildlife Day Tour

Encounter wildlife including kangaroos, koalas, wombats and emus at Sydney’s Featherdale Wildlife Park before journeying to the spectacular Blue Mountains region. Visit the picturesque Wentworth Falls and admire views over the Jamison Valley and the Three Sisters. Continue to Blackheath and Mount Wilson to enjoy views from a number of lookouts before visiting the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens.

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Rottnest Bike, Ferry & Segway Tour

Travel by high speed ferry to Rottnest Island for a day of adventure. Rottnest boasts pristine bays and secluded beaches and has a unique style of architecture dating back to the 1800s. Explore its beautiful natural surroundings on a leisurely bike ride and segway tour before boarding the late afternoon ferry for your transfer back to Perth.

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Bondi Local Tour & Surf Experience

Discover the joys of surfing on famous Bondi Beach. Learn how to safely get out and up onto your first wave, with plenty of hands-on help. Your instructor will provide lots of feedback and specific instruction, helping you to surf at your best possible pace. Once you’ve built up your confidence and technique, hit the surf and have fun! This half-day experience also includes a tour of Bondi with your instructor, with a visit to a surf life-saving club and a casual beachside lunch.

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Sailaway Sunset Sail

Board your Sailaway vessel at Port Douglas Marina and set off on a sunset sail cruise along the Port Douglas coastline on board the luxury 'Lagoon' catamaran. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea with spectacular mountain views, and enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne, wine or beer, alongside a selection of canapés.
Departs from: Port Douglas. Maximum passengers: 40.

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Calypso Outer Barrier Reef

Travel in comfort on board Calypso – a custom-designed motorised catamaran, complete with day bed-style seating and spacious decks, to 3 different Outer Barrier Reef sites that showcase the reef’s colourful marine life just a few metres below the surface. There’ll be the opportunity to listen to interpretive reef talks and enjoy guided snorkel tours. Departs from Port Douglas. Maximum passengers: 75.

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Cape Tribulation & Daintree

Explore Cape Tribulation’s rainforest before crossing the mighty Daintree River. Enjoy morning tea and a tour at the Daintree Discovery Centre. Move on to Cape Tribulation Beach and its boardwalk for lunch in a stunning rainforest setting before re-crossing the river and cruising along its tranquil mangrove-lined waters. Visit the stunning Mossman Gorge before returning to Cairns.

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Sport Lovers’ Tour

This amazing tour visits the venues of some of Australia’s most popular sporting events. Explore Flemington, where the Melbourne Cup horse race is held, and drive through the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village and around Albert Park on the Grand Prix Circuit. Next, tour the Rod Laver Arena. You’ll also go inside the media centre theatrette and – events permitting – onto the arena (all subject to availability).

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Tali Wiru

Tali Wiru means ‘beautiful dune’ in the local Anangu language and this open-air restaurant offers an  intimate dining experience under the starry Southern Desert sky. Enjoy breathtaking sunset views of Uluru and the domes of Kata Tjuta as Champagne and canapés are served around the firepit, a four-course dinner of world-class cuisine, premium Australian wine and indigenous storytelling.

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Dolphin Watch Experience

Journey to the seaside suburb of Glenelg and board the ‘Temptation’ catamaran – a sleek and stable platform for spotting marine wildlife. This cruise takes you out onto the blue waters of the Gulf of St Vincent which are home to over a thousand common and bottlenose dolphins. Watch these endearing creatures at play or enjoy the unique chance to swim with them in their natural environment.

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The Rocks Walking Tour

Local guides and skilled narrators will tell you all about the past and present of Australia's oldest neighbourhood on this fascinating tour. Hear entertaining accounts of Sydney’s colourful past, discover the narrow alleyways and cobblestone lanes, and view some of Sydney’s oldest dwellings. Visit the gothic Garrison Church, George Street, the Suez Canal and Rocks Square, as well as pubs once frequented by locals, sailors and rogues!

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Ultimate Adelaide and Hahndorf

Enjoy a full day tour, driving through Adelaide’s cultural precinct and historic North Adelaide, stopping to see St Peters Cathedral or the Adelaide Oval and visit Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre for a tour and tastings. After lunch (not included), drive to Mount Lofty Summit and wind your way through the Adelaide Hills villages before arriving at Hahndorf. Explore the main street before afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the popular Hahndorf Inn.

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K’gari (formerly Fraser Island) Luxury Hummer Tour

Depart from Hervey Bay by ferry for this thrilling full-day adventure on World Heritage-listed K’gari (formerly Fraser Island). Explore the island’s unique environment in a 4x4 Hummer and discover highlights including Lake Mackenzie, Eli Creek, the Central Station rainforest, 75 Mile Beach, the stunning coloured sands of The Pinnacles and the iconic Maheno Shipwreck, which was beached during a cyclone in 1935

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Get to know Australia and those important practicalities when planning your perfect holiday.


GMT +8 to 13 hours


Australian Dollar


Sydney and Melbourne: approx. 23 hours; Perth 17 hours non-stop or 20 hours indirect.


Majority Christian


Australia has no official language but the majority of people speak English as their first language. Approximately 250 indigenous Australia languages are spoken.

Where is Australia?
Australia is located in the southern hemisphere between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It’s the sixth largest country in the world and divided into states and territories, all of which are destinations in their own right.

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With the visual wow factor of the iconic harbourfront at its centre, Sydney is the loud, ambitious and unforgettable capital city of New South Wales that dazzles with its urban beach lifestyle and iconic attractions like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. In dynamic Victoria, artsy Melbourne is the stylish state capital, a city with a stellar food and café scene, and a dream for sporting fans. The gateway to the wine country, Adelaide is South Australia’s popular capital city known for its heritage architecture and lush emerald parklands, while in Western Australia, easy-going Perth is a quieter alternative to these busy central hubs, a haven of cool bars, historic streets and one of the largest inner-city parklands in the world.

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Laid-back Queensland is an assault on the senses, and is Australia’s first-class beach state known for its dazzling white sands and turquoise waters. Off the coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the world-famous underwater ecosystem that offers some of the best diving and snorkelling you’ll ever experience. Beside the reef, the Whitsundays archipelago is a hypnotic palette of white sand beaches and castaway islands, while K'gari (formerly Fraser Island) is the largest sand island in the world, home to the infamous native dingo and over 100 incredible lakes. Beyond the big-name beaches, you’ll find stretches of palm-fringed sands all around Australia’s coast, from Sydney’s urban beaches to remote swathes of burnt orange dunes near Broome.

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Red desert landscapes, indigenous cultural territories and an impressive portfolio of iconic landmarks make the Outback a must-see on any trip to Australia. The Red Centre is the Northern Territory’s remote desert setting where you’ll witness extraordinary sacred Aboriginal rock sites and the 600-million-year-old monolith of historic Uluru. 200 miles away, Kings Canyon is the spectacular red rock gorge, a jaw-dropping site within the barren landscape of Watarrka National Park. 

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Nature lovers flock to visit Australia’s smallest state of Tasmania, a rugged wilderness haven where nearly half the island is protected by remote reserves and captivating national parks. Separated from the mainland by the Bass Strait, Tasmania enjoys a slower pace of life than Australia’s major cosmopolitan cities, and will stun you with its colonial-rich heritage, primeval forests, spectacular coastlines and sweeping bays.

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Kangaroo Island sits just off the coast of South Australia, and is the country’s very own protected Galapagos, where you can bump into an exceptional array of wildlife like the ubiquitous kangaroo, sea lions, wallabies, echidnas and koalas. In Australia’s largest state of Western Australia, Rottnest Island is a car-free island getaway where you can discover a rich collection of exotic marine life and shipwrecks, as well as the chance to spot a quokka in its native environment.

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Wine regions
Wine connoisseurs will fall in love with its selection of world-famous wine regions. While Sydney is without doubt the standout star of New South Wales, this state is also a treat for its beautiful Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s most well-known and oldest wine regions that’s home to an award-winning Sémillon and indulgent Shiraz. For a change of scenery, the Yarra Valley in Victoria produces some of Australia’s finest sparkling wine, while Southern Australia is a real wine lover’s haven with world-famous regions here including the beautiful Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills. Western Australia’s Margaret River may have only been producing wine for 50 years but is already world-class, especially for its chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon varieties.

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