Canvas tents host a barbeque on the beach in Western Australia © Tourism  WA

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Two athletes race to the finish line at the Noosa Triathlon © Ironman

Noosa Triathlon, Noosa, Queensland © Ironman

Group enjoys dinner lit by fairy lights at Margaret River Gourmet Escape © Elements Margaret River

Margaret River Gourmet Escape, Margaret River, Western Australia © Elements Margaret River

Where to stay

Staying in Perth before heading south to  Margaret River? Check into the Art Series Hotel, The Adnate, a homage to local mural artist Matt Adnate.

Women fly above Alice Springs at sunrise in a hot air balloon © Tourism NT/Jackson Groves

Outback Ballooning, Alice Springs, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Jackson Groves 

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Interior of the kitchen at the Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School and Farm in Tasmania © Jarrad Seng

Cooking experiences at The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School & Farm, Lachlan, Tasmania © Jarrad Seng

Sculpture installation in the foyer of Canberra Airport © 5 Foot Photography

Lucy Irvine, ‘Surface Strategies’ Design Canberra Festival Installation, Canberra Airport, Australian Capital Territory © 5 Foot Photography

Travel tip

When you’ve had your creative fill, get onto Canberra’s centrepiece, Lake Burley Griffin. The electric GoBoats are a fun way to see the capital’s stunning sights.

Interior shot of the State Theatre Centre in Perth © Tourism Western Australia

State Theatre Centre, Perth, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Paddle steamer cruises down the Murray River in Echuca © Rob Blackburn

Murray River, Echuca, Victoria © Rob Blackburn

Green Sea Turtle swims above reef in waters off the coast of Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort © Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Green Sea Turtle, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland © Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Getting there

Lady Elliot Island is the most remote of the Great Barrier Reef islands. The best way to get there is via small aircraft, departing from select points along the Queensland coast.

Man drives red convertible through street lined with blooming jacaranda trees in Grafton © Destination NSW

Grafton Jacaranda Festival, Grafton, Northern Rivers, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Indigenous guide tours couple through mangroves in Cooya Beach © Tourism Australia

Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours on Cooya Beach, Queensland © Tourism Australia