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Australia conjures up images of bronzed surfers, the scorching outback, vibrant cities and straight talking locals. While the stereotypes may have varying degrees of truth – you may be unlikely to spot anyone with a hat with corks dangling from it. While the bright shining lights of Sydney and Melbourne may draw the most people, Australia is more than just its biggest cities. The beautiful rainforests, unspoilt beaches and friendly coastal towns offer travellers a great place to explore and relax. An eclectic mix of city glitz and glamour, world-class food, stunning wineries and outdoor adventure, Australia truly has something for everyone.

The monolithic ochre peaks of Uluru, the resplendent marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, the looming arches of the Sydney Opera House. With its brilliant white sand beaches, stark stretches of red desert, and lush forests and mountains, Australia is well known for its natural beauty. Yet the appeal of the thriving cosmopolitan capitals that dot the majestic open spaces makes Australia an even greater destination for travellers who like to mix things up. One thing is for sure, there are many ways to see Australia and all of them are equally unforgettable.

Australia Travel Highlights

Camp out on Fraser Island (Qld)

See the wildlife on Kangaroo Island (SA)

Dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef (Qld)

Swim with whale sharks at Ningaloo (WA)

Explore Katherine Gorge by Kayak (NT)

Visit a vineyard in Hunter, Yarra or Borossa

Walk the coastline and beaches arond Byron Bay (NSW)

Drive the scenic Great Ocean Road (Vic)

Hike Cradle Mountain or fish Arthur's Lake (Tas)

Beach holidays in Australia are very popular with Queensland and northern New South Wales topping the list. If you're after empty beaches you're better off heading to Western Australia South Australia or Tasmania where fishing are all superb. If you're new to surfing, then most major destinations have instructors who'll be able to give you lessons. There's also swimming, snorkelling, diving, jet-skiing and numerous other water-based activities available.

The vast Outback is a fascinating destination. If you can, arrange a local guide to show you the various forms of life that live in this tough environment. You should also definitely visit Uluru (Ayres Rock), one of Australia's most awe-inspiring destinations. There's also increasing interest in the Aboriginal people and their unique culture. The best places to visit Aboriginal cultural centres, see Aboriginal art or try some traditional bush tucker is in the Northern Territory, South Australia or in Cape York in the far north of Queensland.

Tour the Kimberley's unique beaches, rainforests and waters and say hello to the local crocodiles and bird-life. Take a trip to Tom Price and see one of Australia's largest mining towns. Experience the cultural and indigenous art galleries. Indulge in a day trip to the Swan Valley or Margaret River for some of Australia's finest cuisine and wine. Sit on the beach and watch the day float by until the sun sinks into the ocean.

For those who tune to the beat of a pounding surf, the aptly named Sunshine Coast offers unforgettable marine life and gorgeous coral, while the craggy cliffs of the Great Ocean Road offer spectacular views of a more tumultuous sea. Head to the harsh terrain of the Northern Territory to experience the bush in true outback style and explore Aboriginal culture in the Red Centre. Sip a cup of coffee in one of the many lane-way cafés in Melbourne, or explore regional restaurants in Southern Australia to sample some of the freshest gourmet foods and produce.

All of Australia's big cities are concentrated around the coast with inland and outback areas of the country offering an unparalleled number of outdoor adventures. New South Wales and its capital Sydney are hives of commercial activity while smaller states like Tasmania offer slabs of pure wilderness surrounded by the ocean. Western Australia is home to the spectacular outback terrain of The Kimberly, while Queensland flaunts some of the most stunning opal beaches at its doorstep. It's not hard to find great beaches, spectacular mountains, unique animals and friendly people whichever state or city you visit.


Australian Travel Info

Sydney is Australia's largest international and domestic airport with flights available to and from most towns, but you can also fly into the international airports at Perth, Melbourne or Brisbane. For the trips on the road, many rental companies will offer unlimited kilometre (mile) usage of hire vehicles including camper-vans, motor-homes and 4wd's. No matter what kind of accommodation you are searching for, Australia will have it just around the corner.

The reputation of Australia's cuisine has improved in leaps and bounds over the last decade or so – it's moved away from its mostly British roots and has added indigenous flavours and Asian touches. The best restaurants use fresh, local produce from suppliers based nearby – but if you can't eat out, don't worry, you can buy the same goodies in the local markets. While there are many elegant restaurants, should definitely, definitely try a barbie while you're here – its an iconic Australian experience, as well as being a great way to eat. Another Australian delicacy you might want to try is the pie floater, a meat pie placed in a bowl of soup. If that sounds alarming, then vegetarians will be pleased to know that they'll be well catered for too.

For drinking, you'll be spoiled for choice – the numerous vineyards around Australia mean that you can do your bit for your carbon footprint and drink local. There are also several breweries around the country, and microbreweries are very popular in some area. Most restaurants offer a BYO service so if you have a particular favourite or have spent the day in the vineyards, take your own.

 













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