Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is a 243 kilometre cliff-hugging stretch of road that starts a 90 minute drive from Melbourne. Through this drive there are rainforest and beach views and also a few attractions and landmarks such as whale watching, the Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay, the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch, the Otaway Fly and the 12 Apostles. Koalas and kangaroos may pop out and make an appearance.
Just a 90 minute drive south of Melbourne, Phillip Island makes a great day trip. Phillip Island offers visitors the chance to see incredible Australian wildlife amongst spectacular landscapes. The Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Heritage Farm and Nobbies Centre are just a few of the island’s unique attractions. Follow the Southern Gippsland Wine Trail and experience Phillip Island’s excellent cool climate wines and fresh organic produce.
Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with a day on the beach, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries.
New South Wales
Sydney Opera House
Opening in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is Australia’s number one tourist destination with over 8.2 million visitors a year and is also one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres presenting more than 2000 shows a year. With many restaurants, tours and shows on display there is something for everyone.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
One of Australia’s most popular attractions is to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. From the peak of the bridge you can see all that Sydney has to offer. If you’re not feeling brave enough for the climb, the Visitor Centre in the Climb Base goes through the history and preservation of the bridge including an exhibition and cinema.
Bondi Beach has many things to offer from markets and coastal walks to relaxing on the beach and taking surfing lessons. A popular destination to both national and international travelers, most people enjoy just walking along the shoreline soaking in the sun.
Alice Springs and Uluru
Uluru is approximately 450km from Alice Springs. There are multiple tour options to visit Uluru, from flight tours to outback adventures.
Alice Springs Desert Park
Visit the Alice Springs Desert Park to witness how the desert comes alive in a few short hours. The Desert Park is approximately a 10-minute journey from the centre of Alice Springs.
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Alice Springs Reptile Centre specialises in things that hiss and slither, which are rare, impossible, or undesirable to come across in the wild. Home to over 100 reptiles, the centre displays its inhabitants in recreations of their natural environment.
Darwin and Surrounds
Dotted with ancient rock paintings, Arnhem Land is an iconic Aboriginal Cultural region. It contains some incredibly diverse ecosystems that include rainforests, savannah woodlands, extraordinary rock formations, picturesque coastlines, and deserted islands. There are tours on offer that include sunset cruises on billabongs, wildlife watching, and even “bush tucker” walks for the adventurous.
Berry Springs is a great way to cool off and immerse yourself in nature. This nature park is home to palm fringed water holes filled with crystal clear, cold spring water you can swim in. You can even shoot down the natural waterslides of the creek’s cascades.
Kakadu National Park
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park covering some 20,000 square kilometres. You’ll discover a world of natural and cultural wonders through lush wetlands, rugged escarpments, and sandstone galleries inhabited by the Bininj people for 50,000 years.
SkyPoint Climb/Observation Deck
The SkyPoint Climb is Australia’s highest external building climb with a platform 270 metres above the ground. The SkyPoint Observation Deck is Australia’s only beach side observation deck. SkyPoint is 230 metres tall with 360 degree views from the surf and sand to the forest and mountains.
The Gold Coast Theme Parks are a great attraction for everyone with not only thrilling rides, but a whole range of other experiences to suit everyone’s needs. The Gold Coast is home to many parks including Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet ’n’ Wild, White Water World and Dream World.
Tamborine Mountain is located 30 kilometres from the Gold Coast and is home to amazing views and precious wildlife. There are many things to do while at Tamborine Mountain, from wineries and restaurants to markets and festivals with the most popular attraction being the Rainforest Skywalk.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest coral reef and has become one of the worlds biggest tourists destinations. Great Barrier Reef is the trip of a lifetime with breath taking scenery that you can experience is many ways, there is so much you can enjoy there! You can partake in snorkeling, scuba diving, helicopter or aircraft tours, glass bottom boat tours, whale watching, swimming with the dolphins and even cruise ship tours.
The Whitsundays are made up of 74 Island Wonders, on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland, Australia. Right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a visit to the Whitsundays is a feast for the senses. The stunning natural landscapes of coast and islands are dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns. Whether you choose to base yourself on the coast or on the islands, there’s so much to do, you’ll have to work out how to fit it all in!
South Australian Museum
The South Australian Museum has been open for over 150 years and is still dedicated to making Australia’s history accessible for everyone. The museum holds many national and international collections and is a leader of remote and regional community engagement and in Australian Aboriginal heritage.
National Wine Centre of Australia
The National Wine Centre of Australia provides everything that any wine lover could hope for including tastings and tours of vineyards with a cellar that is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere holding 38,000 bottles at once. The centre incorporates education through the Wine Discovery Journey which is an interactive wine experience that goes from the wine making process to the drinking of fine Australian Wine.
Art Gallery of South Australia
The Art Gallery of South Australia was founded in 1881 and is housed in one of Adelaide’s most stunning buildings. The gallery has a collection of 38,000 pieces from artists all around the world including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery with the works created form the early nineteenth century to the present.
Mount Wellington is situated in Wellington Park which is a nature reserve with no entrance fees and no opening or closing hours. There are many historical walking tracks, climbs and ranges. To see the mountain and park from the best view it is recommended to go to the Pinnacle Observation Shelter.
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Cataract Gorge is a “piece of wilderness” a 15 minute walk from the city centre equipped with a chairlift, gardens, café, Peacocks and a swimming pool. There is something for everyone whether it be just seeing the sights of Launceston or having a relaxing afternoon at the cafes or restaurant and admiring the views.
The Tamar Valley
The Tamar Valley is famously known for its great food and wine with the Tamar Valley Wine Route wich is one of the Top 10 Wine Routes in the world. The valley is also home to the Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmania Zoo, Seahorse World, Gem & Stone Creations, Glengarry Bush Maze, Fishing, Arts and a perfumery.
Perth sits where the Swan River meets the southwest coast. Come experience Perth’s diverse culture and atmosphere at Elizabeth Quay, Northbridge or China Town and take a stroll through the lane ways of the Botanic Garden.
Swans and Bell Tour
Located only a 5 minute walk from the Perth CBD, the Swans and Bell Tour a towering glass spire is one giant musical instrument of considerable historical and cultural significance with a dedication to become a world-centre of excellence in the art of English change ringing.
Head across for afternoon tea at Cottesloe Beach overlooking the beautiful white sands and blue water.