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Whether you’re looking for adventure, journeys, nature, great food and wine, events and culture, islands and beaches to relax on or to connect with the oldest culture on earth, there’s nothing like a holiday in Australia.

Things you can do in Australia

Explore the many experiences you can have to enrich your Australian holiday.

Australia's Beaches

Australia's Beaches

Craving an Australian beach holiday? Learn about some of our iconic beach destinations. There's Victoria's Great Ocean Road, which links famous surf beaches, tranquil seaside towns, whale lookouts and the Twelve Apostles. In Tasmania's Freycinet National Park, you can swim, fish and kayak against a backdrop of dusky pink mountains, blue-green sea and white sand.

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Nature and wildlife experiences

Nature and wildlife experiences

Australia has some of the world's most distinctive and diverse natural environments, with unique wildlife, and spectacular landscapes, including many national parks and World Heritage Areas.

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Australian Sport

Australian Sport

Sport is something of a national obsession in Australia. We're avid followers of ‘footy', which covers everything from rugby union to the uniquely Australian AFL. We play backyard and beach cricket all summer and turn out in our thousands to watch the iconic Boxing Day test at Melbourne's MCG. Summer is also the season we become amateur commentators at our Grand Slam tennis tournament. We have lush, championship-designed golf courses across the country and host many premier golf events. Our marathons attract hundreds of thousands of runners and rev-heads everywhere know about our car racing events such as the Formula 1 Australia Grand Prix.

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Australia's Islands

Australia's Islands

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.

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Aboriginal Australia

Aboriginal Australia

Immerse yourself in Australia's Aboriginal experiences, places and journeys. Aboriginal people of Australia have a rich, living culture stretching back at least 50,000 years. Get a snapshot of the diverse experiences on offer when you immerse yourself in Aboriginal Australia.

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Food and Wine experiences

Food and Wine experiences

Experience the freedom and creativity of Australia's food and wine culture that helps us produce fresh and innovative flavours and wines that are the envy of the world.

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Australian Adventure

Australian Adventure

How to start your Australian adventures? With its vast outback, ancient forests, pristine marine environments and unique wildlife, Australia offers many choices. Challenge yourself or enjoy soft beds and gourmet meals on more luxurious Australia adventure tours.

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Australia's Culture

Australia's Culture

Australian culture is founded on stories of battlers, bushrangers and brave soldiers. Of sporting heroes, working heroes and plucky migrants. It's all about a fair go, the great outdoors and a healthy helping of irony. Today Australia also defines itself by its Aboriginal heritage, vibrant mix of cultures, innovative ideas and a thriving arts scene.

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Self-drive itineraries

Self-drive itineraries

From coastal journeys and outback adventures, an Australian road trip is one of the best ways to experience our wide-open spaces and magnificent scenery.

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The Outback

The Outback

Nothing says Australia quite like our Outback. The open spaces that seem to stretch on forever tell the story of the exploration and development of our wide brown land, and reflect Australia's pioneering spirit and unique identity. You can find a little bit of the outback in every state of Australia, and while the regions are remote, they can be easily accessed from most major cities and towns.

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Australia for the Youth(ful) Traveller

Australia for the Youth(ful) Traveller

Join the droves of young people who choose Australia to fulfil their dream of a working holiday, gap year, career break, or overseas study. Australia offers endless opportunities for adventure and a warm, friendly, relaxed lifestyle.

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Australia's Cities

Australia's Cities

We’re shining the spotlight on Australia’s vibrant cities and their unique attractions and experiences. Each city is distinct from the other but truly Australian in flavour. Learn about city precincts such as The Rocks in Sydney, Brisbane’s South Bank and Perth’s funky central suburbs. Be devoured by Adelaide’s Central Markets. Explore new places and trends, from Melbourne’s summer rooftops to Darwin’s revitalised waterfront and art precinct. Read about our city waterways, botanic gardens and cultural and heritage attractions. Discover new destinations like Albany, Bundaberg and Glenelg. We have great journey ideas to help you explore our cities or use them as a base for your Australian adventure.

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Aquatic Australia App

Aquatic Australia is your comprehensive guide to some of the country's best aquatic, coastal and beach destinations and experiences.