Places in Australia
Stylish, arty Melbourne is a city that’s both dynamic and cosmopolitan, and proud of its place as Australia’s cultural capital. Its stately Gold Rush–era architecture and a multicultural make-up reflect the city’s recent history, while edgy street art, top museums and sticky-carpeted band venues point to its present-day personality.
New South Wales
Brassy, bold, stately and old, New South Wales (NSW) hogs the lion’s share of Australia’s population, and it’s where the country’s modern society was birthed. It’s the most eclectic state and one of great contrasts; from the glitz of Sydney’s uberstyle bars and heart-breaking harbour, to the lunar landscapes of Mungo National Park.
Occupying Australia’s northeastern corner, this vast state is awash with dazzling landscapes, vibrant cities and 300 days of sunshine a year. It’s also home to some of the country’s most notable highlights, from the golden beaches of the Sunshine Coast and the luminous green of the Daintree rainforest and Daintree Village to the clear blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Better on a bike: Victoria's cycling trails
Victoria, in Australia's southeast corner, is the perfect destination for two-wheeled touring...
Walking in Australia's Northern Territory
Beyond the stereotyped images of heat, monsoon and crocodiles, Australia's Northern Territory is emerging as one of the country's finest and most spectacular walking destinations...
How to do the Great Barrier Reef on a budget
With around 7000km of coastline, more than 150 islands and the Great Barrier Reef spanning it all, Queensland is Australia’s most dreamed-about tropical destination. The trouble is, it ain't cheap...
The best places to swim with whale sharks
Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences...