Australian Holiday Stories

The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, WA.

Australian Holiday Stories

There are so many life changing experiences to be had all over our amazing country and no-one knows them better than the people who have travelled here.

There’s nothing like learning the real stories behind those inspirational Australian holiday photos. First, travellers from across the world shared with you their treasured images of Australia. Now, some have chosen to tell us about the people, places and experiences that made their time in Australia so memorable.

An Australian sales manager changed his life after seeing Uluru. A trio of Malaysian students celebrated friendship amidst Tasmania’s pristine nature. A family of eight travelled from Singapore to the Margaret River. Immerse yourself in these and many more rich Australian holiday stories, discovering the destinations and journeys in each of them.

Sydney Opera House, NSW

Sydney Opera House, NSW

There’s nothing like viewing the silhouette of the Sydney Opera House as it emerges from the harbour at daybreak.

Mr Hiraizumi, Chiba, Japan

Uluru, NT

Uluru, NT

There's nothing like going on the back of a camel at dawn to see the sunrise in the heart of my beloved Australia - Uluru.

Rookie Alvarez, Condell Park, NSW

Nambung, WA

Nambung, WA

There's nothing like Australia where we may be lucky enough to watch emus strolling gracefully in line in the middle of the desert!

Jing Qi Lim, Kamunting, Perak

Tasman National Park, TAS

Tasman National Park, TAS

There's nothing like being alone amid such stunning rugged coastline in Tasmania.

Andy Tan, Singapore

Busselton, WA

Busselton, WA

There's nothing like watching the ever-changing colourful scenery around Busselton Jetty and feeling the cool evening breeze on your face at the end of a beautiful day.

Wong Kiu Sown, Singapore

Kangaroo Island, SA

Kangaroo Island, SA

There’s nothing like a sense of wonder at the natural beauty of the Remarkable Rocks, while bathing in the southerly breeze.

Ms Nagahata, Hyogo, Japan

Kakadu National Park, NT

Kakadu National Park, NT

There's nothing like dawn at Yellow Water, Kakadu National Park. The beauty and tranquility of this place is simply surreal.

Gary Topic, Cameron Park, NSW

Purnululu, WA

Purnululu, WA

There's nothing like the echo of people singing in Cathedral Gorge, the Bungle Bungles. Everyone has a go...

Brian Dullaghan, Newstead, TAS

Liffey Falls, TAS

Liffey Falls, TAS

There's nothing like... taking time to take in the tranquility of a waterfall; to listen to the sound of the water cascading over the rocks.

Gayle Wyborn, Brisbane, QLD

Port Campbell, VIC

Port Campbell, VIC

There's nothing like being surprised and consumed by the great expanse of this beautiful land, where even a running kid stops in his tracks.

Tiat Yen Ooi, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Surfers Paradise, QLD

Surfers Paradise, QLD

There's nothing like jumping for the sheer joy of living with the sun, sea and sand around you at Surfers Paradise.

F H Phoon, UEP Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bruny Island, TAS

Bruny Island, TAS

There's nothing like a sunset experience with good friends, each personality as different as the sea, sun and sand but together, a lasting memory to be cherished.

Raja Syarafina Raja Shuib, Subyang Jaya, Selangor

Brisbane, QLD

Brisbane, QLD

There's nothing like plunging head- first down the white-hot sand dune, wind whipping against your hair, sand rushing against your face, perched on a primitive body board.

Claire Ang, Singapore

Karijini, WA

Karijini, WA

There's nothing like forging through the ancient banded iron formations of Weano Gorge in Karijini National Park, WA.

Jill Wessel, Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Tharwa, ACT

Tharwa, ACT

There's nothing like the native bush and animals, and the friendly people in Canberra. I love Australia! There's nothing in the bloody world like it!

Genevieve Ong, Singapore

Walpole, WA

Walpole, WA

There’s nothing like the extraordinary Giant Tingle Tree at the Valley of the Giants, it’s simply amazing!

Kheh Aun Chai, Kuching, Sarawak

Hyden, WA

Hyden, WA

There's nothing like staring at the greatness of Wave Rock, formed 2700 million years ago. What's more, I'm standing at its slope of granite!

Kian Hou Cheang, Kuala Lumpur



Destinations

Read about the destinations behind these holiday stories.

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island, NSW

There's nothing like climbing Mt Gower on World Heritage Lord Howe Island.

Jack Shick, Lord Howe Island, NSW

McLaren Vale, South Australia

McLaren Vale, SA

There’s nothing like spending a lazy Autumnal afternoon amongst the wineries of McLaren Vale.

Sally Duckworth, Flagstaff Hill, SA

Bruny Island, Tasmania

Bruny Island, TAS

There's nothing like Tasmania's uninhabited wild South Coast wilderness and World heritage Area.

Ken Studley, Lucaston, TAS

Walpole, Western Australia

Walpole, WA

There's nothing like this giant tingle tree that can accomodate many more people....

Mi Fah Lam, Singapore

Karijini National Park, WA

Karijini National Park, WA

There's nothing like the stunning, rugged, red beauty, breathtaking gorges and spectacular waterfalls that is Karijini National Park in Western Australia's Pilbara region.

Brad Donaldson, Albany, WA

Great Ocean Road, VIC

Great Ocean Road, VIC

Take a ride through nature on the spectacular Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean from Geelong to Portland.

Karen Carolan, Koroit, VIC

Purnululu National Park, WA

Purnululu National Park, WA

There's nothing like the spectacular walk along Piccaninny Creek in Purnululu National Park in Western Australia.

Paul Brooks, Beverly Hills, NSW

The Pinnacles, WA

The Pinnacles, WA

There's nothing like the colours of Australia during sunset at the Pinnacles.

Natalie Grant, Oxley, ACT

Liffey Falls, TAS

Liffey Falls, TAS

There's nothing like the clean, crisp beauty of Tasmania's wilderness.

Sarah Meynell, Hillarys, WA

Red Centre, NT

Red Centre, NT

You probably know about the red monolith in Australia’s Red Centre.

The Murrumbidgee Corridor, ACT

The Murrumbidgee Corridor, ACT

You can’t ignore the call of the great outdoors in the Murrumbidgee River Corridor, easily accessible from Canberra.

Gold Coast, QLD

Gold Coast, QLD

Tackle the huge waves off Broadbeach, snorkel through a shipwreck off Main Beach or walk golden sand fringed by high rises in Surfers Paradise.



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