Heart Reef, Whitsundays, QLD © Salty Wings

Top things to try in Australia in 2020

Reef Suite, The Whitsundays, QLD © Cruise Whitsundays

Reef Suite, The Whitsundays, Queensland

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Travel tip

The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, The Museum of Underwater Art will launch in 2020 on the Great Barrier Reef. Discover art, science, culture and conservation 80 kilometres offshore.

Sealink Tiwi by Design tour, Tiwi Islands, NT © Tourism Australia

Sealink Tiwi by Design tour, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

A proud Tiwi Islands local, Tiwi Islands, Darwin region, NT © Shaana McNaught

When to visit

Head to the islands in March 2020 for the 50th anniversary of the Tiwi Islands Football League Grand Final and Art Sale. This major annual event showcases Tiwi culture, local art and exquisite football. 

Hornby Lighthouse, Watsons Bay, NSW © Destination NSW

Hornby Lighthouse, Watsons Bay, New South Wales

The Bathers Pavilion at Balmoral Beach, Sydney, NSW

Where to eat

Enjoy 1920’s Mediterranean coastal dining at its finest. The newly reopened Bathers Pavilion at Balmoral’s beachfront is a perfect spot for beachside fish and chips along the route.

Margaret River Gourmet Escape, Margaret River, WA © Gourmet Escape

Western Australia Gourmet Escape, Margaret River, Western Australia

Perth City, Perth,, Western AustraliaTourism © WA

How to get there

Perth is an accessible destination with over 18 airlines operating frequently, including direct Qantas flights from London Heathrow. The city also hosts regular domestic flights, making for a ‘no worries’ journey.

Ashes Series, Perth, WA © Getty Images

Cricket in Perth, Western Australia

URBNSURF, Melbourne, VIC © URBNSURF

URBNSURF, Melbourne, Victoria 

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, Great Ocean Road, VIC

When to visit

Head to Melbourne for the Easter Weekend to watch the world’s best male and female surfers go head-to-head at the annual Rip Curl Pro on Bells Beach.

Hot air balloon, Canberra, ACT © Tourism Australia

Hot air balloon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Go Boats, Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, ACT © Go Boats

Travel tip

Take advantage of the GoBoat's central picnic table and bring your lunch onboard for a picturesque meal in the sunshine.

Friendly Beaches, Freycinet, TAS © Daniel Tran

Friendly Beaches, Freycinet, Tasmania 

Hobart Waterfront, Hobart, TAS © Tourism Tasmania and  Robin Nyfeler

Where to stay

Book a room at the unique Georgian Moss Hotel in Hobart and be moments away from untouched Tasmanian wilderness and the city's hidden treasures.

Gin blending experience, Ambleside Distillers, Adelaide Hills, SA © Izabella Ventrice 2018

Gin blending experience, Ambleside Distillers, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Tasting Australia, Coffin Bay, Oysters © Tasting Australia

Travel tip

Experience the best of Australia’s culinary scene at Tasting Australia held from 27 March - 5 April 2020.