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Australia and its Territories

World-class surfing

World-class surfing

Australia is a vast country that offers a really diverse experience. Each state and territory has unique things to offer from Ayers Rock to the Great Barrier Reef, so whether you’re looking for must-see icons, to surf from some of the best beaches in the world, or to enjoy the great outdoors there is much here for everyone. There are 550 national parks across Australia, as well as many other place of interest.

Northern Territory
The Northern Territory is a huge area with fiery red sands that form the backdrop for Ayers Rock also known as Uluru. This immense rock dominates the landscape here, and to appreciate it properly it’s important to choose an Aboriginal led tour where you’ll learn about its massive importance in the Aboriginal world. Darwin at the top end of the area is home to Kakadu which is a tropical wetland where you can find stunning aboriginal cave paintings. There’s also the Katherine River to cruise along here with its towering gorges.

Western Australia
The largest of the Australian states, you’ll find Perth here where you can cruise the Swan River to Freemantle or enjoy alfresco dining in one of the many street cafes. To the north lies the remote Kimberly region, and to the south vineyards and spectacular coastal scenery.

South Australia
Unspoilt beaches and amazing wildlife abound here. The café culture in Adelaide is fascinating for people watching, but so is Kangaroo Island, but not for the people, instead it’s a great place to see native Australian wildlife in a natural setting. The Wilpena Pound offers a great bush walk of around a couple of hours and is a natural amphitheatre.

Renowned for its nature Victoria offers rugged mountain ranges, stunning coastlines and amazing wildlife. The Great Ocean Road is one of the most famous roads to drive across the whole world and you can see the Shipwreck coast along the way. Meanwhile, the circle tram around Melbourne is a great way to see the sights of this fabulous city.

Sydney's Opera House

Sydney's Opera House

No visit to Sydney would be complete without seeing its world famous Opera house and of course the Harbour Bridge. In fact, the best way to see both is to start by taking a trip out on the harbour to see them from the water, and then taking a morning or evening climb up the harbour bridge itself to watch sunrise or sunset over the city.

The Great Barrier Reef
Lying off the coast, it’s possible to experience this natural wonder in a number of ways. You can take a day excursion from Cairns or one of its surrounding beaches, or you can stay on a barrier reef island. The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest and most spectacular reef system and is a UNESCO world heritage area.

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