Popular places to visit in Australia
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Combine art and outdoor adventure in Brisbane, where South Bank's cultural institutions and restaurants meet riverside gardens and a lagoon. Take a paddlesteamer or ferry down the Brisbane River, abseil Kangaroo Point cliffs and bike ride through the City Botanic Gardens. Day trip to Moreton Island or add Noosa, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast hinterland to your itinerary.Add to your dream trip
Explore Canberra for Australian culture and history at superb monuments and galleries in this city surrounded by parklands and native bushland. Visit Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia and Questacon. Experience the the Balloon Fiesta in autumn, Fireside Festival in winter, and Floriade in spring. Explore the Australian Alps or Tidnbinbilla Nature Reserve and Murrumbidgee River Corridor, just a short drive away.Add to your dream trip
Popular things to do in Australia
Explore Australia's stunning aquatic and coastal experiences, unique nature and wildlife or food and wine. Select Trip Ideas to see recommended trips and things to do
Aquatic and coastal experiences
Learn about some of Australia's iconic aquatic destinations and experiences. From Victoria's Great Ocean Road, to Tasmania's Tasman National Park, Sydney Harbour in New South Wales to the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia has many spectacular aquatic, coastal and beach attractions for your holiday.Add to your dream trip
The Best Cafés in Australia
Australians have become so obsessed with coffee that it’s hard to remember Australia was once a nation of committed tea drinkers. And while tea has hardly been relegated to the sidelines – there are tearooms and teashops in every capital city in the country – coffee is now the conversation. Where it’s from, how it’s roasted, who’s doing the roasting: these are issues of vital importance to discriminating coffee connoisseurs. Yet the café culture that has sprung up around this coffee bean obsession is about much more than a brew, with quality food an equally crucial ingredient in encouraging punters back. Here are some of the best cafés the country has to offer.Add to your dream trip
Australia is fringed by more than 8,000 islands, offering every type of holiday experience. Sail through the Whitsundays, 4WD to Fraser Island's rainforests and lakes or pick a tropical paradise in the Great Barrier Reef. Uncover the unique culture of the Torres Strait or Tiwi Islands. Explore the wildlife havens of Kangaroo Island in South Australia or French and Phillip Island in Victoria. Day trip to gorgeous Rottnest Island from Perth or cruise the remote, spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago, off the coast of Derby. Island hop around Sydney Harbour or fly to Lord Howe Island, home to the world's southernmost coral reef. Discover the wild beauty of the islands off Tasmania, itself Australia's biggest island.Add to your dream trip
Staged for the first time in Australia in its 25 year history, the tournament will welcome more than 1500 of the world’s top players – including the Malaysian badminton team! Head to the Gold Coast to support your favourite team and soak up the sporting cheer in Australia’s sunshine state.
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