Where to go in Australia
Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru… the iconic destinations of Australia are beloved for a reason. Or, choose to discover the wild Outback, the west coast’s surfer paradises or the rugged Tasmanian landscape and see the Australia less travelled but equally alluring.
Discover ancient Aboriginal culture on a tour to sacred Uluru, where the local Anangu people – in traditions dating back 60,000 years – stand guard over this sandstone icon, otherwise known as Ayers Rock. Its sunrises and sunsets that seem to shift its colours from blazing reds to deep purples are a true highlight of world travel. Or, head to the coast where idyllic beaches and dazzling coral show off Aussie surf culture, while the iconic Outback offers a majestic experience – silent and splendidly isolated.
Whatever you choose, a luxury holiday to Australia gives you the opportunity to explore the different regions of this vast country in comfort, noting how its wild landscapes give way to the cosmopolitan cool of its cities, cultural heavyweights in their own right. But, for travellers who love a party, don't miss the region's fun-loving Gold Coast, while for some of the world' most pristine beach getaways, a holiday to Perth may be just the thing.
There is no best time to visit Australia – every season offers sun and smiles across the continent. And, since it is so vast, you'll be glad to have Wexas tailor-make your itinerary so you don't miss a thing. We work with some of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in Australia, so your expert travel consultant will be able to help you find exactly the right accommodation for your dream holiday. And, if you want to learn more, our team is constantly travelling and bringing back local information to help you get to know the country before you leave.
List of regions
New South Wales is home to Australia's global city, Sydney, and attracts most first-time visitors to the country. But, it's out of the city limits that the state really shines, with world-class vineyards, dramatic mountains and idyllic beaches vying for your attention.
Laze on the stunning South East Queensland coastline and enjoy the best of Australia's sun, surf and sophisticated style. Get a buzz in Brisbane, whale watch off Hervey Bay or four-wheel drive the sands of Fraser Island.
Australia's Northern Territory is a land rich in Aboriginal heritage and rugged beauty. Step back in time among the rock art of Kakadu and Arnhem Land, take in the sacred solitude of Uluru and King's Canyon, then experience a wilderness adventure in Katherine.
Buzzing Victoria is Australia's cultural and sporting heartland. Cosmopolitan Melbourne leads the way in style, fashion and dining and each of its distinct districts has its own unique character for you to discover. It's no surprise that Melbourne is Australia's most liveable city.
Western Australia is wild, vast and untouched. The rugged Indian Ocean coastline offers stunning unspoilt beaches, its huge red-dust interior a taste of the Outback's myth and its relaxed capital, Perth, is vibrant and modern, itself spoilt with yet more white sands.
South Australia is a food and wine lover’s dream. The elegant restaurants, fashionable wine bars and Mediterranean-style atmosphere of its pleasant capital, Adelaide, are a major draw while the wine valleys are simply not to be missed.
Tasmania’s small island state is Australia’s most geographically diverse. A 90-minute drive can take you from ancient rainforest valleys, highlands and lakes to long white-sand beaches as you discover unique wines and wildlife, including seals, dolphins and those famous devils.
Australia's northeast is a tropical paradise. Chief among its unique natural attractions is its wildlife-filled ancient rainforests and the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef. Here you'll find an otherworldly underwater realm of spectacular coral and colourful marine life.
Aside from that iconic monolith – Uluru – Australia's Red Centre offers a vast window into the Outback. It's majestic, silent and splendidly isolated, filled with stunning vistas and animated by a unique culture. Discover how the Aboriginals carved out a way of life full of art and myth.
Australia's remote Top End is one of the world's last remaining true wilderness areas and is home to some of the country's most enduring landscapes. Highlights include Kakadu’s rock art, the Kimberley’s hidden waterfalls and Arnhem Land’s wildlife-filled greenery.
Driving from Sydney to the reefs and rainforests of north Queensland is one of the most popular ways to discover Australia. The section from Sydney to Brisbane, known as ‘The Legendary Pacific Coast Touring Route’, is the country’s favourite drive.
The Gold Coast is Australia’s party paradise and favourite holiday destination. Stretching from Brisbane to the New South Wales border, ‘The Coast’, as it’s known locally, has more than 70km of pristine surf beaches along with exciting nightlife and electrifying theme parks.