Woman running across the sand at Childers Cove, Great Ocean Road © Great Ocean Road Tourism

Childers Cove, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © Great Ocean Road Tourism

Australia’s must-do experiences for 2021

Koala and joey in a tree in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island, South Australia © Exceptional Kangaroo Island

Exceptional Kangaroo Island, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © Exceptional Kangaroo Island

Did you know?

Recovery efforts continue in full force back on the mainland too. Join the Koala Recovery Experience to help with wildlife conservation in East Gippsland, Victoria with Echidna Walkabout.

Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Tour, Watarrka, Northern Territory © Tourism Australia

Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Tour, Watarrka, Northern Territory © Tourism Australia

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © Roberto Seba

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © Roberto Seba

Scuba diver swims next to a statue in the Museum of Underwater Art in Queensland © Gemma Molinaro Photographer

Museum of Underwater Art, Townsville, Queensland © Gemma Molinaro Photographer

View over Shelter Brewing Co., Busselton Jetty, Western Australia © Robert Frith / Acorn Photo

Shelter Brewing Co., Busselton Jetty, Western Australia © Robert Frith / Acorn Photo

When to go

Time your visit to coincide with the famous Gourmet Escape, which returns to the region each November to celebrate Western Australia’s produce, wine and craft beer in all their delicious glory.

Two women walk through Aboriginal art display at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Visit Canberra

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Visit Canberra

Two people stand beside the Floating Sauna, overlooking Lake Derby, in Derby, Tasmania © Floating Sauna Lake Derby/Anjie Blair

Floating Sauna Lake Derby, Derby, Tasmania © Floating Sauna Lake Derby/Anjie Blair

Hikers on a rainforest trail in Barrington Tops National Park, New South Wales © Destination Barrington Coast

Gloucester Tops, Barrington Tops National Park, New South Wales © Destination Barrington Coast