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Australia is a large and diverse place. The sheer size of this magnificent country is often underestimated by first-time visitors, but with a bit of insider knowledge, you’ll be able to plan your dream trip.

Everyone has a dream vision of Australia, perhaps you think of the dry, red sands of the outback, the soft crashing of waves at the beach, rich green rainforests or maybe even sprawling hills of world-class vineyards. Whatever your Australian dream is with the right itinerary you’ll be able to see the Australia you’ve always wanted to.

The first stop for most visitors is Sydney or Melbourne, the two largest and best-known cities in Australia. Either city is a great place to start, but how do you choose which city to fly into?

Beginning in Sydney you’ll enjoy beautiful beaches and iconic Sydney Harbour. It’s a great place to start, alternatively begin in Melbourne to enjoy the local city culture and nearby bushlands. We’re confident you’ll hit these two big cities, but what about if you want to go snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef? Well then, you’ll need to head to Cairns. What about the iconic Australian outback and rainforest wilderness? The Northern Territory is for you. Or perhaps you’re ready to enjoy a glass of Australia’s best red and need to head to Adelaide. Wherever you go, you’re sure to have an amazing time.

Things to do in Australia

No matter where you end up in Australia you’ll be blown away with the sheer beauty of this country. The people here are some of the loveliest on Earth and are always keen to share their homes with you. City tours are a great way to experience the hidden treasures of Australia’s capital cities, but for the times you’re wanting to get closer to nature here are some of our favourite places to check out!

  1. Great Ocean Road - Winding along the coastline from Melbourne to Adelaide, the Great Ocean Road is the longest war memorial in the world. Along the shipwreck coast, you’ll be treated to marvellous limestone scenes crafted from years of waves crashing against the shore. There are many stories to be heard along this coast.
  2. Uluru – The world’s largest monolith is so much more than just a large rock. Explore the cultural heritage of this magnificent landscape and discover the Australian outback for yourself. A trip to Uluru is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
  3. Great Barrier Reef – It’s so big you can see it from space, by why not see it up close and personal instead? The Great Barrier Reef is teeming with colourful and vibrant marine life for you to explore. Take a dip in the turquoise water and soak in the warm Australian sun rays.
  4. Barossa Valley – Australia’s peak wine region is just a jump, hop and skip away from Adelaide city. Wander through the rich vineyards and enjoy a glass or three of Australia’s greatest wines. Spend a weekend visiting Australia’s eldest and most renowned cellar doors.
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Tourist Attractions in Australia

This country has so much more on offer than just the big tourist spots too! With plenty of delightful country regions and delightful nature escapes for you to enjoy you simply must go beyond the cities.