Popular places to visit in Australia
Get started on planning your Australian holiday by looking at these popular places
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.
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.
Popular things to do in Australia
Find out more about Australia's unique nature and wildlife experiences, self drive itineraries as well as gastronomic delights and cafe culture.
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Three week itineraries
Create your own Australian holiday with these easy itinerary ideas. Starting from each of our international gateways, these versatile three-week segments give you an idea of how much you can see and do on even a short Australian holiday. Break them down or combine them to match your time-frame, arrival point and list of ‘must-see' destinations. Weave between city, coast and wilderness or combine the Red Centre with the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Australia is a vast country, but with planning you can cover a diversity of landscapes in just a few weeks.
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