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  • New South Wales

    New South Wales

    New South Wales is a land of contrasts, with pristine beaches, snowfields, lush rainforests and the outback all vying for visitors' attention. Bondi and Byron bay are two of the state's most popular beaches, where you can go swimming or surfing. 

  • Victoria


    Melbourne is the country's cultural capital, but if you travel outside the city, you'll find mist-laden mountains, sandy beaches and the rugged Southern Ocean along the famed Great Ocean Road.

  • Australian Capital Territory

    Australian Capital Territory

    When the Commonwealth of Australia was formed in 1901, it was agreed that the seat of government should be in neutral ground due to intense Sydney-Melbourne rivalry. The name 'Canberra' comes from an Aboriginal word meaning 'meeting place'.

  • Queensland


    Queensland is a holidaymaker's paradise. The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage area protecting extensive coral gardens and fish species, while the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Tropical North Coast are all equally appealing destinations.

  • Tasmania


    Tasmania is just a short flight or boat trip away from the mainland. Here you will discover colonial villages, boutique vineyards, excellent local produce and breathtaking ocean views like that of Wineglass Bay.

  • South Australia

    South Australia

    South Australia is one million square kilometres of endless desert, as well as fertile vales. The Barossa Valley is one of Australia's most admired wine regions, and you can discover the wildlife haven of Kangaroo Island.

  • Western Australia

    Western Australia

    Western Australia is the country's biggest state, encompassing many precious natural features. There is the extraordinary marine life of Ningaloo Reef, the limestone sentinels of the Pinnacles Desert and the 350 million-year-old Bungle Bungle Range.

  • Northern Territory

    Northern Territory

    The Northern Territory is characterised by vast tracts of desert and tropical woodlands. The Red Centre is ancient and breathtaking, home to the incredible rock formations of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

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Top Activities

  • Overland Track - Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

    The Overland Track is one of the world’s great walks, undertaken by around 9000 people every year, mainly between December and...more

  • Reef HQ

    Reef HQ is home to the headquarters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. This underwater observatory is both informative...more

  • Bay of Fires Walk

    Mount William National Park and the adjacent Bay of Fires are well known for their pristine white-sand beaches framed by pink-granite ...more

Top Eats & Drinks

  • Matso's Broome Brewery

    They’ve been brewing at Matso’s since 1997, but the plant has been substantially upgraded in recent times and now includes a...more

  • Blackwood Valley

    This is a low-key region between Margaret River and Great Southern. The climate is perfect for the full ripening of cabernet sauvignon...more

  • Rutherglen

    Winemaking in Rutherglen has been more or less continuous since 1839, and many of the wineries go back well beyond 100 years....more

Top Stays

  • Gunlom camping area

    This is a great camping spot with access to Gunlom Falls and a swimming hole, as well as a bushwalk to the top of the waterfall. There are...more

  • Blue Waterholes Campground (northern section)

    You’ll need a 4WD in wet weather, and an off-road camper trailer to get to this cracking campsite. From here you can access multiple...more

  • West Bay camping area

    This site, perched atop the island’s westernmost inlet, offers seclusion and spectacular views. While shipwrecks lie just beyond its...more