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Extending south from the Gulf Savannah and Cape York all the way down to Tully and Mission Beach, North Queensland is home to some of Australia’s most amazing tourist attractions including the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, beautiful beaches, Port Douglas and Palm Cove, the Kuranda Skyrail, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, the Cape York Peninsula and more. Just off the shore of the mainland are a number of stunning islands and resorts including Lizard Island, Haggerstone Island, Dunk Island, Green Island and Bedarra Island.
The Central Queensland Coast is a unique stretch of coastline offering a fantastic range of holiday destinations from as far north as Mission Beach and all the way down south to Hervey Bay. There are plenty of charming beachside towns including Townsville, Mackay, Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Gladstone and a great range of attractions in each. Just off the coast you’ll also find stunning island holiday destinations including Heron Island, Lady Elliot Island, Orpheus Island, Wilson Island and the famous Fraser Island. Airlie Beach is also the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands of Long Island, Brampton Island, Hamilton Island, South Molle Island, Daydream Island and Hayman Island.
One of the most popular holiday regions in Queensland, South East Queensland is home to the state capital of Brisbane as well as the Gold Coast theme parks, hinterland, Sanctuary Cove, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise not to mention the unspoilt cosmopolitan destination of the Sunshine Coast including Noosa, Alexandra Headlands, Coolum, Mooloolaba and Caloundra. Just off the Gold Coast foreshore, you can also access beautiful South Stradbroke Island.
Stretching in the north from Tweed Heads to the south in Eden, the New South Wales Coast is home to a fantastic range of beachside accommodation, attractions, cafes and restaurants. The beautiful beaches are scattered from laid back Byron Bay to the lush valley of Tween Heads, the scenic Port Macquarie and Port Stephens as well as historical Newcastle and the famous Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. The South Coast is also known for its wildlife and water sports.
Sydney is a vibrant city boasting world class accommodation, attractions, nightlife, restaurants, theatre, beaches and more. The entertainment district of Kings Cross comes alive a night while Darling Harbour provides a stylish waterfront hang out and the historical area of The Rocks boasts colonial architecture and a chance to spot the rich and famous. The spectacular Blue Mountains and wine region of the Hunter Valley are just a short drive from Sydney.
Victoria is a spectacular state home to a diverse range of attractions including the beautiful Mornington Peninsula and The Bays area not to mention the wine region of the Yarra Valley, the unique wildlife of Phillip Island, the scenic coastal drive of the Great Ocean Road and destinations for snow holidays including Mt Hotham, Mt Buller, Falls Creek, Mount Baw Baw and Mt Buffalo.
Melbourne is a sophisticated multicultural city renowned for its glamorous nightlife, food, art, culture and attractions including Richmond’s Bridge Road, the seaside suburb of St Kilda and North Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne Zoo, MCG and the home of the Melbourne Cup, Flemington Racecourse.
The most southern state in Australia, Tasmania is home to striking green landscapes, amazing wilderness, abundant flora and fauna and a rich heritage. Renowned for its cosy accommodation, outstanding food and wine and spectacular natural attractions, Tasmania’s capital is Hobart. Located in Launceston, Cataract Gorge is one of the state’s most famous natural attractions as is Cradle Mountain and the elusive Tasmanian Devil.
South Australia offers a fantastic range of things to do including wine tasting in the beautiful Barossa Valley, whale watching in the harbour and cruising on the mighty Murray River, visiting the wilderness and wildlife of Kangaroo Island and soaking up the sights and sounds of the capital city Adelaide.
Perth is the capital of Western Australia and rests on the banks of the beautiful Swan River while the shipwrecks, water activities and amazing wildlife of Rottnest Island are also a popular attraction. The dolphin feeding at Monkey Mia is a must see attraction while Cable Beach offers one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches.
The Northern Territory is separated into two distinct regions, the Red Centre and Top End where you’ll find some of the last real outback and wilderness. The Top End is a lush tropical contrast to the striking arid landscape of the Red Centre. State capital Darwin is Australia’s northern gateway while Alice Springs is a modern outback town. The Northern Territory is also home to famous natural attractions including Ayes Rock (Uluru), Kings Canyon, Mount Olga (Kata Tjuta) and more.
With 4400km between the east and the west and almost 3900km from the north to the south, Australia is a BIG country. One of the most wonderful ways to discover the country is by campervan or rental car, however cross country rail journeys like the Indian Pacific or The Ghan are also very popular. However, if you prefer to travel by water, there are a great range of cruises available including Great Barrier Reef day trips and cruises, scenic flights and sailing tours for The Whitsundays, Murray River, Sydney Harbour and even the Northern Territory’s Top End.