Appearing high on bucket lists and once-in-a-lifetime travel plans, this huge island continent captures imaginations with its wild beauty, iconic cityscapes and world-class wildlife. It’s like nowhere else on the planet.
With Australia such a huge island to explore, it’s best to think of the country in terms of what you can do and where.
With the visual wow factor of the iconic harbourfront at its centre, Sydney is the loud, ambitious and unforgettable city that, much like its renowned firework displays, dazzles with its urban beach lifestyle and iconic attractions like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. In dynamic Victoria, artsy Melbourne is a city with a stellar food and café scene, and a sporting dream for fans of the AFL, cricket, horse racing and tennis. The gateway to the wine country, Adelaide is South Australia’s popular destination known for its heritage architecture and lush emerald parklands.
Laid-back Queensland is an assault on the senses, and is Australia’s first-class beach state known for its dazzling white sands and turquoise waters. Off the coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the world-famous underwater ecosystem that offers some of the best diving and snorkelling you’ll ever experience.
Burnished-orange wild landscapes, indigenous cultural territories and an impressive portfolio of iconic landmarks make the Outback a must-see on any trip to Australia.
The tropical northern half of Australia is best visited in its dry season of May to October. Southern Australia experiences four seasons, the reverse of the UK, so expect hot summers, December to February and cool winters, June to August.