Stradbroke Island, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland, Jason Charles Hill

First-timer’s guide to Australia

Industry Beans cafe, Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC © Industry Beans Cafe

Industry Beans Cafe, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria © Industry Beans Cafe

Rock art, Kakadu National Park, NT © James Fisher, Tourism Australia

Rock art, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory © James Fisher, Tourism Australia

BridgeClimb, Sydney, NSW © BridgeClimb

BridgeClimb, Sydney, New South Wales © BridgeClimb

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW © Andrew Smith, Tourism Australia

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales © Andrew Smith, Tourism Australia

Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW © Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW

Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales © Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW

Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC © Mark Chew, Visit Victoria

Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria © Mark Chew, Visit Victoria

qualia, Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Islands, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

qualia, Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Turtle Bay, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Darren Jew, Tourism and Events Queensland

Turtle Bay, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland © Darren Jew, Tourism and Events Queensland

Ziplining in the Daintree Rainforest, QLD © Destination Daintree

Ziplining in the Daintree Rainforest, Queensland © Destination Daintree

Swimming with a whale shark, Ningaloo Reef, WA © Australia's Coral Coast

Swimming with a whale shark, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia © Australia's Coral Coast

The Shorehouse, Perth, WA © Tourism Western Australia

The Shorehouse, Perth, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Sounds of Silence, Uluru, NT © Voyages

Sounds of Silence, Uluru, Northern Territory © Voyages

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC © Visit Victoria

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, TAS © Tourism Tasmania

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania © Tourism Tasmania

Barilla Bay Oyster Farm, Cambridge, TAS © Tourism Tasmania

Barilla Bay Oyster Farm, Cambridge, Tasmania © Tourism Tasmania

Jacobs Creek, Barossa Valley, SA © Tourism Australia

Jacobs Creek, Barossa Valley, South Australia © Tourism Australia

Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide, SA © South Australian Tourism Commission

Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide, South Australia © South Australian Tourism Commission

Parliament House, Canberra, ACT © VisitCanberra

Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra