Australia

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Where to explore first?

Touching down on the vast island continent of Australia is just the beginning. Whether you come for a short break or stay for a lifetime, you'll find the most spectacular, diverse and multicultural destinations imaginable - a place you'll create memories that will be close to your heart forever.

There are cities bursting with art, music and gourmet dining, or quaint country towns where life ticks over at a relaxing pace. There are white beaches, rainforests, bushland, deserts and mountains galore. 

There are secrets of the Aboriginal people and their 40,000 year-old culture to discover. And of course, there's Australia's unique wildlife - kangaroos, koalas, wombats, emus and majestic underwater creatures.

So head down under and tick some of the planet's most incredible experiences off your bucket list. When you holiday in Australia, you'll find a massive piece of the world just waiting to be discovered, and here are some of the best places to get you started.

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With ocean, desert, forest and reef, this country’s landscape is a visual feast that easily satisfies a hunger for the spectacular. Read our article on the most colourful places in Australia to visit.

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Art and culture

Australia's fascinating Aboriginal culture stretches back more than 40,000 years. Combine this with the youthful energy of our modern world, and you won't be short of exciting exhibitions, shows and sights to see here. 

Sydney Sydney

Sydney

Sydney, NSW

Whether you're visiting for a few days or a few weeks, explore the cafes, suburbs and harbour that make Sydney unforgettable.

Read the Sydney destination guide
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Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park

Melbourne Melbourne skyline at night

Melbourne

Family holidays

With beaches, sunshine, activities and accommodation to suit all budgets and interests, Australia is full of fun for families young and old. We've found some of the best places around our network for your next family holiday. 

Cairns and Port Douglas Cairns and Port Douglas

Cairns and Port Douglas

Cairns and Port Douglas, QLD

Once you reach this tropical region, you won't want to leave.

Read the Cairns and Port Douglas destination guide
Brisbane Brisbane

Brisbane

Kangaroo Island Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Bundaberg

Bundaberg

Bundaberg, QLD

Find adventure in Bundaberg and the North Burnett Region. Come for turtle hatching season, head west to discover the sandstone wilderness or sit back and lap up the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Read the Bundaberg destination guide

Romantic and luxury getaways

We can take you to Australia's most breathtaking romantic destinations - islands and resorts made for relaxation, where you can create the kind of memories that last forever. Escape the toils of everyday life, put your feet up and spend quality time with the people you love. 

Hamilton Island Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island, QLD

Escape to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and discover the secrets of this magical piece of the Whitsunday Islands.

Read the Hamilton Island destination guide
Broome Broome

Broome

Lord Howe Island Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island

Activity and adventure holidays

From theme parks and surfing to hiking, diving and so much more - Australia has something for every visitor young and old. Whether you're socialising with friends, spending time with the local wildlife or ticking off your bucket list, you'll have your pick of adventures with a holiday in Australia. 

Gold Coast Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Gold Coast, QLD

Endless sunshine, miles of gorgeous beach and a creative and active outdoor lifestyle – this is one destination offering more reasons to visit than ever before.

Read the Gold Coast destination guide
Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef

Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef

Perth Perth

Perth

Outback and country escapes

The Australian Outback is one of the most unique landscapes on the planet, and a stunning contrast from the lush coastal regions fringing the coast. With wide open plains, arid environment and rich red soil, you'll want to experience some of the Aussie outback while you're here. 

Alice Springs and the Red Centre Alice Springs and the Red Centre

Alice Springs and the Red Centre

Alice Springs and Red Centre, NT

Alice Springs is far more than the gateway to the Red Centre – it’s a thriving, spirited outback centre famous for the personality of its locals and natural wonders.

Read the Alice Springs and the Red Centre destination guide
Darwin Darwin

Darwin

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Tamworth

Food and drink

With a flourishing foodie scene, Australia is home to some of the freshest flavours imaginable. Enjoy delicious seafood, world-famous wines, cheese, native meats and produce in restaurants and farmers markets country-wide. Start your culinary journey with some of these firm favourites.  

Launceston Launceston

Launceston

Launceston, TAS

Launceston is a vibrant hub for food, wine and culture amidst Tasmania’s stunning natural wilderness.

Read the Launceston destination guide
Adelaide Adelaide

Adelaide

Canberra Canberra

Canberra

Beach holidays

Boasting a mainland coastline stretching over 30,000kms, it's no secret that Australia has some of the most famous and most stunning coastlines in the world. Explore the Qantas network and find your beach paradise, here's some of the highlights. 

Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

This paradise region is called the Sunshine Coast for good reason. With sunny days and spectacular beaches, this is the ultimate holiday destination for outdoor adventure and coastal relaxation.

Read the Sunshine Coast destination guide
Port Macquarie Sunrise in Port MacQuarie, Australia

Port Macquarie

Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour

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