Welcome to Australia - choose your destination
New South Wales
Experience Sydney's natural beauty and culture around Sydney Harbour
and the historic Rocks. Explore famous coastal beaches such as Bondi,
Bronte, Coogee and Palm Beach. Bushwalk through Sydney Harbour National
Park, dine at world-class restaurants, visit the Blue Mountains.
Join Sydney's vibrant events - from Mardi Gras to the New Years
Stylish, arty Melbourne is a city that’s both dynamic and
cosmopolitan, and proud of its place as Australia’s cultural
capital. Its stately Gold Rush–era architecture and a multicultural
make-up reflect the city’s recent history, while edgy street
art, top museums and sticky-carpeted band venues point to its present-day
Explore Canberra for Australian culture and history at superb monuments
and galleries in this city surrounded by parklands and native bushland.
Visit Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery
of Australia and Questacon. Experience the the Balloon Fiesta in
autumn, Fireside Festival in winter, and Floriade in spring.
Combine art and outdoor adventure in Brisbane, where South Bank's
cultural institutions and restaurants meet riverside gardens and
a lagoon. Take a paddlesteamer or ferry down the Brisbane River,
abseil Kangaroo Point cliffs and bike ride through the City Botanic
Gardens. Day trip to Moreton Island or add Noosa, the Sunshine Coast
and the Gold Coast hinterland to your itinerary.
Soak up Adelaide's colonial elegance in the spacious green parklands,
bustling Adelaide Central Markets and the museums and libraries
of North Terrace. Swim with dolphins in Glenelg, explore Hahndorf
and other picturesque villages in the Adelaide Hills, and wind between
world-class wineries in the nearby Barossa and Clare Valley. Visit
for international events such as the Santos Tour Down Under.
Embrace Perth's relaxed magic with a sunset drink on Cottlesloe
Beach, a cruise down the Swan River or live music in inner-city
enclaves. Walk Kings Park and visit historic Fremantle. Swim, bike
and catch rock lobster along Rottnest Island's secluded bays. Combine
Perth with a journey to the Pinnacles, Monkey Mia or the beaches
and goldfields of the state's south-west.
Enjoy Darwin's balmy weather and eclectic food and culture at outdoor
festivals, waterfront restaurants, tropical parklands and art precincts.
Get a taste of Darwin at Mindil Beach Markets, sail Darwin Harbour
and trace the region's dramatic history at museums. Darwin is gateway
to Litchfield National Park, the Tiwi Islands, Kakadu and Arnhem
Land as well as cross-continent journeys like the Ghan, Explorers
Highway and Savannah Way.
Uncover Hobart's food, wine, and eclectic creativity at the galleries,
bars and restaurants of MONA. Relax, eat and visit the weekend markets
at the convict-built harbour and sandstone Salamanca Place. Visit
Hobart's oldest suburb of Battery Point, climb Mount Wellington,
and join celebrations for the Taste Tasmania festival and Sydney
to Hobart Yacht Race. Hobart offers access to Richmond, Kettering,
Bruny Island, Wineglass Bay and Tasmania's national parks.
Leap from Cairns into the World Heritage wonders of the Great Barrier
Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Relax in the resorts of Port Douglas
and Mission Beach or on Lizard Island. Take the old railway to Kuranda,
or follow the Great Tropical Drive to white water rivers and the
Atherton Tablelands. Head north to Cape Tribulation or take the
Savannah Way for an outback journey.
Discover the Red Centre from Alice Springs, a hub for Aboriginal
art, pioneer history and quirky outback events like the Henley-on-Todd
Regatta. See Uluru-Kata Tjuta on a camel or Harley Davidson or with
a gourmet dune top dinner. Explore Kings Canyon, West MacDonnell
Ranges, Simpson Desert and Devils Marbles on journeys like the Red
Centre Way, Larapinta Trail and Explorers Highway.
Fast-track fun on the Gold Coast, where the high-rises are built
around superb surf beaches like Surfers Paradise. Dive into lively
nightlife, international theme parks and designer boutiques, see
the coast from a Spitfire plane and cheer on competitors in the
Coollangatta Ocean Swim. Experience the opulent Palazzo Versace
or head to the hinterland for rainforest walks and spa retreats.
Soak up Indian Ocean sunsets and exotic pearling history in Broome,
the Kimberley's western gateway. Ride a camel along Cable Beach,
shop for pearls in Chinatown, see dinosaur footprints and birdwatch
in Roebuck Bay, and catch the ‘moon staircase' illusion. Drive
the Gibb River Road to Kununurra, stay at El Questro and visit the
Bungle Bungle Range in Pernululu National Park.
Discover the breathtaking northern tropics of Australia through
pristine Daintree Rainforest walks and safaris, diving and snorkelling
the reef and sailing the waterways. Be inspired by the amazing array
of nature and wildlife and glorious simplicity. The tropics are
a feast for the senses; the sights, sounds and tastes; you will
never want to leave!
Cessnock provides easy access to the Hunter Valley, which is the
oldest wine-growing region in Australia. The town has a number of
fine restaurants, guesthouses and galleries. The Convict Trail is
a conservation project that is restoring the convict-built Great
North Road. This is one of Australia's national historic treasures.
Aside from being the jump-off point for the dreamy Whitsunday Islands,
Airlie Beach is a backpacker's good-time town of the highest order,
with cavernous bar/hostels lining the bright main drag and a lawn-surrounded
swimming lagoon just beyond for sleeping it all off. But the 2014
opening of the new, slick Port of Airlie marina, hotel and restaurant
complex is an unmissable sign that the village is going more upscale.
Unwind in Australia's easternmost town - home to sweeping surf
beaches, lush rainforests, great regional dining and new-age retreats.
Walk the Cape Byron Track to the trademark lighthouse, kayak with
dolphins, trawl the markets and indulge in a day spa. Drive the
Pacific Coast Touring Route from Sydney or Brisbane, and explore
the surrounding national parks on the Rainforest Way.
Explore the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, which stretches
for more than 2,000 kilometres along the Queensland coastline. Snorkel,
scuba dive or take a scenic flight over the reef. Sail the palm-topped
Whitsundays, trek the ancient Daintree Rainforest or relax on luxurious
tropical islands such as Hayman and Lizard. Island-hop or stay in
one of the many coastal getaways like Cairns, Hervey Bay, Missions
Beach or Port Douglas.
Ayers Rock is one of the most impressive landmarks in Australia.
A huge chunk of sandstone and a ‘true’ monolith, it
resides in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Ayers Rock is located
down towards the southwest corner of the Northern Territory and
close to the geographic centre of Australia.
Lockhart River is a coastal Aboriginal community situated on the
eastern coast of Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. It is approximately
level with Weipa on the western coast of Cape York peninsular, and
is approximately 800 km north of Cairns by Road, or a one and a
half hour flight. 2550 km by road north of Brisbane. Lockhart River
is the northern most town on the east coast of Australia.
Innisfail is a town located in the far north of the state of Queensland,
Australia, which until 1910 was known as Geraldton.
Cooktown is a beautiful, unspoilt, small historic coastal town
surrounded by stunning countryside. It is also Australia’s
closest town to the Great Barrier Reef. With its laid-back atmosphere
and friendly people, this is the perfect base to explore the rugged
beauty of the Lower Cape, noted for its pristine environment and
Ingham is a town in the Great Green Way region of North Queensland,
Australia. The town was founded in 1864, gazetted a shire in 1879,
and is the service centre for many sugarcane plantations, pioneered
in the 1870s by William Ingham, for whom the town is named. It is
the administrative centre for the Shire of Hinchinbrook. At the
2011 Australian Census the town recorded a population of 4,706.
Townsville in North Queensland is the gateway to the World Heritage
listed Great Barrier Reef, wet tropics rainforest, tropical islands,
wetlands, national parks and historical, military and outback experiences.
Boasting over 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville is a holiday
destination perfect for families, couples and friends, with more
than 700 dining outlets, unique retailing and attractions, 3,000
hotel rooms and world class events and entertainment.
A World Heritage site, Ayers Rock also goes by the Aboriginal name
of Uluru. Aboriginal tribes were living in the area 10,000 years
ago. White men did not come onto the scene until the 1870s, when
William Gosse named it for Henry Ayers, the then-South Australia
Chief Secretary. Ayers Rock is sometimes incorrectly written as
Ayres Rock, Ayes Rock, Ares Rock, Eyers Rock, Eyres Rock, Aires
Rock and Airs Rock. The Pitjantjatjara Aboriginals own the land
around and about Ayers Rock today.
Tully is a small town in Queensland, Australia, adjacent to the
Bruce Highway approximately 140 kilometres south of Cairns by road
and 210 kilometres north of Townsville. At the 2006 census, Tully
had a population of 2,457.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome visitors and new residents
to Bowen, Collinsville and the surrounding area. You will find that
there is something for everyone in our beautiful region. You can
visit one of our many award winning beaches; Horseshoe Bay has some
wonderful snorkelling which you can access by walking straight off
Ayr is a Queensland town, located on the northern approach to the
Burdekin Bridge, 88 kilometres south-east of Townsville. The natural
beauty of the rivers, creeks, estuaries lined with unspoiled mangrove
and miles of sandy beaches make the area a mecca for fishing, crabbing,
windsurfing and water skiing. The district is Australia's richest
sugar producing area and also the mango and melon capital.
If you're looking for a destination that brings nature to life,
then look no further than the Mackay Region. From beach-lounging
wallabies at Cape Hillsborough National Park, to shy-but-oh-so-cute
platypus in Eungella National Park and secluded beaches that only
a local would know, its got natural attractions on tap.
Welcome to Rockhampton (‘Rocky’ to its mates), where
the hats, boots and utes are big…but the bulls are even bigger.
With over 2.5 million cattle within a 250km radius of Rockhampton,
it’s called Australia’s Beef Capital for a reason. This
sprawling country town is the administrative and commercial centre
of central Queensland.
Yeppoon, Central Queensland, is a sunny coastal town approximately
40 kilometres east of Rockhampton, and 700 kilometres north of Brisbanes.
With a population of 13,500 people, its easy to meet a friend in
the street or on one of the many beautiful beaches around Yeppoon
or the Capricorn Coast.
Bundaberg is a city in Queensland, Australia. It is part of the
local government area of the Bundaberg Region and is a major centre
within Queensland's broader Wide Bay-Burnett geographical region.
Proserpine was named by the explorer George Dalrymple, after Persephone,
the Greek goddess of fertility, recognising the fertile qualities
in the region. Since the late 1800s, cattle grazing and sugar cane
have been the economic mainstays here. The eerie glow of cane fires
make a spectacular sight at night from late June onwards and an
image many photographers would love to add to their collection.
Gladstone is approximately 550 kilometres (340 mi) by road north
of Brisbane and 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-east of Rockhampton.
Situated between the Calliope and Boyne Rivers, Gladstone is home
to Queensland's largest multi-commodity shipping port.
Hervey Bay has often been called the jewel in Queensland’s
crown. It is also referred to as the Whale Watch Capital of the
World. A scenic 3 ½ hours drive north of Brisbane and only
45 minutes by air from Brisbane, Hervey Bay is an easily accessible
Sarina is 34 kilometres south of the city of Mackay, and approximately
300 kilometres north of the city of Rockhampton. At the 2006 census,
Sarina had a population of 3,285.
A town steeped in history, Maryborough boasts a relaxed atmosphere
and is nestled upon the Mary River. With beautifully preserved colonial
streets, visitors have the chance to soak up some of Queensland's
richest history and heritage architecture.