East Coast Australia
Picture-perfect beaches, rainforests, hip cities and the Great Barrier Reef: just a few of our favourite things along Australia’s East Coast. Eat, Drink & Celebrate Australia's big East Coast cities lift the lid on a rich culinary experience, with fantastic cafes, sprawling food markets and world-class restaurants.
As the planet heats up environmentally and politically, it’s good to know that New Zealand exists. This uncrowded, green, peaceful and accepting country is the ultimate escape. The Real 'Big Easy' Forget New Orleans… NZ can rightly claim the 'Big Easy' crown for the sheer ease of travel here.
It's easy to see why Hawaii has become synonymous with paradise. Just look at these sugary beaches, Technicolor coral reefs and volcanoes beckoning adventurous spirits. Modern Multiculturalism Hawaii is as proud of its multicultural heritage as it is of island-born US President Barack Obama.
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.
Let it all hang out in Queensland: Australia's holiday haven offers beaches, reefs, jungles, cheery locals and a laid-back tropical pace of life. Big Adventures Outdoor Queensland is truly 'great'. Take the Great Barrier Reef for starters: slip on some goggles and ogle one of the most amazing underwater landscapes on Earth.
Melbourne is food-obsessed, marvellously multicultural and a showpiece for Australian culture. Beyond city limits, Victoria offers soulful history, stirring wilderness and culinary excellence. Indoors In the 19th-century, gold-rich Melbourne and small towns in Victoria were stamped with architectural wonders.
Welcome to one of the world’s ultimate outdoor playgrounds, bursting with opportunities for adventure amid diverse and inspiring landscapes. Walk on the Wild Side With just a million people scattered across 151,215 sq km, the South Island has a population density even lower than Tasmania in Australia.
With its immense dimensions, meagre population and Perth’s distinction as the world’s most isolated capital city, Western Australia (WA) could be considered Australia's final frontier. It certainly makes a spectacular finale to what the country has to offer. ‘Up north’, you’ll encounter all manner of photogenic landscapes.
Explore Australia’s epic heartland: from the cold Southern Ocean, through South Australia’s wine valleys, beyond Uluru in the central desert and into the tropical Top End. Cities & Towns When you conjure up images of central Australia, Adelaide and Darwin mightn’t leap into your consciousness.
Sydney & the Central Coast
Chances are Sydney will be your introduction to Australia's East Coast and there simply isn't a better one. The city’s spectacular harbour setting, sun-kissed beaches and sophisticated sheen make it unique in Australia, and its outdoorsy population endows it with a confident charm that every city yearns for but few achieve.
West Coast Australia
If you subscribe to the 'life's a beach' school of thought, you'll fall in love with Western Australia and its 12,500km of spectacular coastline. All Creatures Great & Small WA's fauna includes kangaroos, emus and colourful parrots, and there are also chances to get acquainted with lesser-known local critters such as quokkas, bilbies and potoroos.
Some say islands are metaphors for the heart. Isolation mightn't be too good for romance, but Tasmania has turned remoteness into an asset, with unique wilderness and hip arts and food scenes. Remembering History To understand Australian colonial history, you first need to understand Tasmanian history.