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Australia is a vast country with large cities, desolate deserts and breathtaking beaches. Its main cities include Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, which is also the country’s capital.

Sydney is a vibrant city with excellent beaches and a fantastic nightlife, while Melbourne is all about creativity, the arts, fascinating alleyways and incredible restaurants. On the west coast, the sunny city of Perth is a great up and coming destination with a laid back, yet ‘happening’ vibe. On the other side of the country, Brisbane, or Brizzy as the locals affectionately call it, is a fantastic city with an amazing subtropical climate. It’s also not a far drive from the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast which offers some of the best beaches in the world, with the climate to suit!

Activities for any Season in Australia

In Australia you can go skiing in winter, hiking in spring, and lazing on the beach or in the parks in summer. There are a number of events and activities for you to enjoy year-round in cities from Sydney to Darwin, Perth to Melbourne and everywhere else in between.

Australia: Road SignAustralian Road Sign in Adelaide

Australia is a nation proud of their natural heritage and outdoor activities. Some of the best beaches to visit are based in and around Sydney, the sunshine coast and the gold coast. There are also plenty of spectacular island retreats which Australia is famous for. For the best Australian beach experiences, make sure you pay Fraser Island, Lord Howe Island, the Great Barrier Reef and Bondi Beach a visit.

The snorkelling and diving in Australia is definitely hard to beat. Discover life under water as you learn to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef, or go snorkelling at Clovelly in Sydney.

The Winter Magic Festival held in the Blue Mountains near Sydney is an annual festival. It features local music, craft stalls and a number of other cultural activities for young and old. It is also a magnificent area to visit because of the eucalyptus forests, cliffs and quaint villages.

Australia: Great Ocean Road12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road

If you’re in Queensland between the months of June and November, treat yourself to the incredible experience of humpback whale watching in Hervey Bay. Spend the day with these magnificent creatures as they play and frolick right before your eyes.

The Telstra Art Awards recognise indigenous artists and artwork from local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The event is held in Darwin each year and provides a perfect overview of Australias oldest cultures.

These are just a few of the events and activities which could make your Australian holiday the perfect getaway.

Transport Options


Due to the vastness of Australia, flying can be a great way to get around quickly. The domestic airlines like Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Rex all serve the major cities daily.


Australias roads are well maintained and provide exceptional routes for visitors to really experience the beauty of the country. Hire a car from the airport or the rental companies in the city centre. If you do drive, make sure you check out the Great Ocean Road on the southeast coast, or take a spectacular desert drive to Australia’s Red Centre.

Bus / Coach

Greyhound is the national bus operator and provides comfortable passage between the major cities. Travelling by bus is an economical and comfortable way to get around the country as the buses are equipped with air-conditioning, videos, adjustable seats and reading lights.


Travel by rail across the country for exceptional scenery and unique experiences. Australia’s rail companies operate interstate as well as intrastate and provide a number of different rail class options depending on your budget. Traverse the continent by rail for a nostalgic experience of an era gone by with The Ghan and Indian Pacific rail companies.

Public Transport

No matter which cities you visit, you can be sure that the public transport will be efficient and readily available. Each city provides a number of different public transport options like buses, trams, ferries, trains, and taxis which charge with a meter.

When in Australia Visit

  • Bondi Beach
  • Sunshine Coast, Queensland
  • Fraser Island
  • Melbourne Zoo
  • Jenolan Caves
  • Healesville Sanctuary

Australia has been Featured in

  • The Matrix was filmed in and around Sydney
  • In Mission Impossible 2, you’ll easily recognise the Sydney Opera house
  • In The Great Gatsby, the International College of Management in Manly was Gatsby’s mansion
  • Fool’s Gold was filmed at the Great Barrier Reef and along Queenslands coast

Top Australian Attractions

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Uluru
  • The 12 Apostles
  • Sydney Opera House

Their Gift to the World

  • Black box Flight recorder
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric Drill
  • Surf Ski
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