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.
Popular Things to Do in Australia
Discover Australia's unique experiences, including outdoor activities, instagrammable places, and self drive itineraries.
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Whale watching in Australia
Each winter, watch humpback whales gliding north past Byron Bay and Hervey Bay. Marvel at their complex acrobatic communication and listen to the males' haunting underwater song on a hydrophone. Watch the slow, graceful southern right whales sail up the Western Australian coastline from Geographe Bay, Dunsborough and Albany. Or spot these endangered creatures - once hunted almost to extinction - from the Head of Bight whale sanctuary or Victor Harbor in South Australia. See them mate and calve in the nursery waters of Warrnambool or arrive from Antarctic waters with humpback whales in Tasmania's picturesque Great Oyster Bay. From late April, southern right whales journey to temperate breeding waters off Southern Australia and Victoria. Meanwhile the energetic humpback whales continue north to warmer waters along the west and east coasts. Which means between May and November, you can spot whales from many scenic spots along Australia's coastline.
Unforgettable Adventures Beyond Australia’s Big Cities
So you’ve Instagrammed your third shot of the Sydney Opera House for the day, and hung out at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market. Take your holiday up a notch with a short trip out of the concrete jungle for a side of Australia you don’t often find on postcards.
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