Nature-lovers will be spoilt for choice in Australia. The country is home to 19 UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, from ancient rainforests to robust marine regions, and is known for its iconic wildlife, from koalas to kangaroos.
Discover what each region has to offer
Tasmania is home to rocky ranges, wetlands and grasslands as well as scenic coasts and national parks. If you’re looking to get away from it all, travel towards Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park and Freycinet National Park for jaw-dropping mountainscapes, waterfalls and lakes.
The Blue Mountains World Heritage Area in New South Wales is inhabited by over 400 different types of animals, natural eucalyptus forests and rocky gorges. Journey further north to snorkel with brightly coloured fish and coral on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef and duck across to the tropical Daintree Rainforest where you’ll witness dense vegetation growing along the white sandy shores.
Vast landscapes are icons of Western Australia. Visit the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park, Bungle Bungle Range in the Kimberley region, and swim and snorkel with whale sharks in the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. If visiting between June and November, you may be lucky enough to witness the state in bloom, as more than 12,000 species of wildflowers come out to play – 60% of which are found nowhere else on Earth.
The Northern Territory offers a landscape of monoliths, desert plains, mountains and wetlands. Be awestruck by Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon in the Red Centre before travelling to the Top End to spot crocodiles on a luxury wetlands safari or explore the gorges and swim in crystal clear rock pools in Nitmiluk National Park.