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The choices for travelling Australia are as diverse as the country itself. Discover Australia’s cities, states and territories and unique iconic destinations.

Whether you’ve got one or two weeks to see the sights or six months to cover the country in a campervan, here you will find everything you need to know about the places to go and things to do on your Australian holiday. Use the suggested itineraries to help you plan your own perfect Australian adventure. If you’re seeking nature, adventure, art and culture, food, wine or inspirational holidays, you will find everything you need here.

Cities

Australia has 12 main cities for you to explore.  From these you can plan your trip to our iconic destinations.

Guide to Perth

Guide to Perth

Embrace the best of both worlds in Perth, where soft-sand beaches and scenic parks meet a thriving metropolis of small bars, creative restaurants and curated street art.

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Darwin

Darwin

Enjoy Darwin's balmy weather and eclectic food and culture at outdoor festivals, waterfront restaurants, tropical parklands and art precincts. Get a taste of Darwin at Mindil Beach Markets, sail Darwin Harbour and trace the region's dramatic history at museums. Darwin is gateway to Litchfield National Park, the Tiwi Islands, Kakadu and Arnhem Land as well as cross-continent journeys like the Ghan, Explorers Highway and Savannah Way.

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Guide to Brisbane

Guide to Brisbane

Discover Brisbane, the sunny, sophisticated capital city of Queensland.

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Guide to Alice Springs

Guide to Alice Springs

In the heart of Australia lies Alice Springs, an oasis in the true sense of the word.

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Guide to Sydney

Guide to Sydney

Relax on sun-drenched beaches, dine at award-winning restaurants and take in some shows on your trip to Sydney.

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Guide To Gold Coast

Guide To Gold Coast

From theme parks to shopping, and surfing to ancient rainforest, here’s how to make the most of the Gold Coast.

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Guide to Cairns

Guide to Cairns

The gateway to Queensland's tropical north, Cairns is a laid-back city best enjoyed outdoors.

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Guide to Melbourne

Guide to Melbourne

Melbourne’s exciting mix of style, sport, culture and dining means you’ll never want to leave.

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Guide to Adelaide

Guide to Adelaide

Adelaide is quickly becoming the lifestyle capital of Australia.

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Guide to Hobart

Guide to Hobart

Find all the information you need on Hobart, Tasmania’s historic, waterfront capital.

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Guide to Broome

Guide to Broome

Built on the pearling trade, these days Broome is a popular holiday hub and gateway to the wild Kimberley region.

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Guide to Canberra

Guide to Canberra

Explore Canberra to experience Australian culture and history at superb monuments and galleries. It's also a city surrounded by parkland and native bush.

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Australia's Regional Cities

Australia's Regional Cities

Learn more about Australia's regional cities, which are rich in natural beauty and gateways to many of Australia's can't-miss experiences.

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Iconic destinations

Australia’s iconic destinations offer uniquely Australian experiences in stunning landscapes.

Guide to Great Barrier Reef

Guide to Great Barrier Reef

The 2300 kilometre (1430 mile) Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. You can swim, snorkel, dive and sail this living masterpiece.

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Guide to Fraser Island

Guide to Fraser Island

Guide to Kakadu National Park

Guide to Kakadu National Park

Experience the magic of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, a one hour 40 minute drive east of Darwin.

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Guide to the Red Centre

Guide to the Red Centre

Experience Aboriginal culture, desert adventures and the changing colours of Uluru in Australia's Red Centre.

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Guide to the Great Ocean Road

Guide to the Great Ocean Road

Experience one of the world's most scenic coastal drives, along the south-west coast of Victoria.

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Guide to Ningaloo Reef

Guide to Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef is the best place on Earth to swim alongside the gentle whale shark.

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Guide to Kangaroo Island

Guide to Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is one of the best places in Australia to see native wildlife up close.

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Guide to the Kimberley

Guide to the Kimberley

An ancient landscape covering hundreds of thousands of square kilometres, the Kimberley is one of the world's most precious wilderness regions.

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Gippsland

Gippsland

Escape from city life to explore Gippsland, a diverse wilderness coast stretching from Melbourne's eastern outskirts to Victoria's far east. Drive the Great Alpine Way to uninterrupted Ninety Mile Beach, the vast Gippsland Lakes, and relaxed coastal towns. Bushwalk, camp, kayak, snorkel and fish along the unspoilt beaches of Croajingolong National Park and Wilsons Promontory, then discover Aboriginal history and gourmet delights.

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Guide to Flinders Ranges

Guide to Flinders Ranges

Explore a landscape more than 600 million years old.

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Guide to Freycinet

Guide to Freycinet

Explore a peninsula of pink granite mountains, pure white beaches and azure bays in Freycinet National Park.

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Guide to the Australian Alps

Guide to the Australian Alps

Challenge yourself in the mountainous outdoors of the Australian Alps, from its tallest peak, Mount Kosciuszko, to the tracks of Namadgi National Park and gold rush towns of the Great Alpine Road.

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Guide to Byron Bay

Guide to Byron Bay

Mainland Australia's easternmost town is a melting pot of surf culture, alternative lifestyles and hedonistic pursuits.

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Guide to the Blue Mountains

Guide to the Blue Mountains

Be captivated by the one million hectares (3861 square miles) of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons and waterfalls that make up the magnificent Blue Mountains.

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Tasmanian Wilderness

Tasmanian Wilderness

Step into the ancient beauty of Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness and national parks. From Hobart, discover Bruny Island's wildlife and walking trails and drive the East Coast Escape to Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park. Launceston is your base for the Overland Track through Cradle-Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, and the untamed rivers and rapids of the west coast.

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Namadgi National Park

Namadgi National Park

Explore pristine bushland and fascinating history in Namadgi National Park, a section of the Australian Alps just near Canberra. Climb or abseil the granite outcrops, bushwalk along the Great Alpine Walk, and mountain bike, fish and 4WD. See vestiges left by Aboriginal custodians, pastoralists and gold hunters, and meet emus, kangaroos, wallabies and cockatoos in nearby Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

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

Australia’s states and territories

Get to know Australia’s states and territories and the diversity of experiences you can have in each. 

Tasmania

Tasmania

Experience Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness, great food and wine, compact cities and clean air. Hobart is gateway to historic Port Arthur, the wildlife of Bruny Island and Maria Island, and breathtaking Wineglass Bay in Freycinet. From Launceston or Devonport, discover Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Liffey Falls and Flinders Island in Bass Strait. Discover Tasmania's wild west coast via Strahan.

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Guide to Victoria

Guide to Victoria

Victoria offers a host of spectacular coastal, cultural, and wildlife experiences within an easy drive of sophisticated Melbourne.

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Guide to Queensland

Guide to Queensland

From the bright lights of the Gold Coast to the technicolour underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland has a piece of paradise to suit every traveller.

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Northern Territory

Northern Territory

Lose yourself in the Northern Territory's ancient Aboriginal culture and rugged landscapes. Tropical Darwin is your gateway to World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, lush Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge and the communities of Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land. From Alice Springs, discover the Red Centre attractions of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa, Kings Canyon, Devils Marbles, the Larapinta Trail and historic Tennant Creek.

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South Australia

South Australia

Step into South Australia with Adelaide festivals or a visit to the Adelaide Hills. Meet native wildlife on Kangaroo Island and swim with sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula. Explore wineries in the Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula. South Australia's outback is home to the Flinders Ranges, Simpson Desert and often parched Lake Eyre.

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Guide to New South Wales

Guide to New South Wales

New South Wales has endless unspoilt beaches, breathtaking natural treasures and one of the world’s most famous and vibrant cities.

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Western Australia

Western Australia

Explore Western Australia from beach-blessed Perth. Visit Rottnest Island and Freemantle heading south for Margaret River wineries, Kalgoorlie's goldfields and pink lake and Albany's dramatic coastline. Head north for the rugged Pinnacles and Karijini National Park, and Ningaloo and Monkey Mia's marine treasures. North in the Kimberley, an epic 4WD links Broome's Cable Beach with Kununurra and El Questro Station.

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Guide to the Australian Capital Territory

Guide to the Australian Capital Territory

Discover the emerging food scene, flourishing wine district and distinct design flair of the Australian Capital Territor

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Explore Australia by map

Use the map to explore Australia’s icons, cities, states and territories.