Where to go in Australia
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.