More akin to a continent than a country, Australia is one of the most alluring destinations in the southern hemisphere. Promising endemic wildlife, world-famous landmarks, extraordinary natural landscapes and an enviable climate, this is a place worth journeying to the other side of the world for.
Whatever you're searching for, you’re likely to find it in Australia. For nature lovers, there are the forested canyons and waterfalls of the Blue Mountains, the rugged escarpments of Kakadu National Park and the tropical rainforests of Queensland. You can even sleep under the stars in the deep outback, Australia’s heartland, to discover natural wonders like Uluru and Aboriginal rock paintings dating back tens of thousands of years.
From Bondi to Byron Bay, the country is blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches where you can surf, swim and feed dolphins. That said, the Great Barrier Reef has to be the greatest of Australia’s coastal attractions, celebrated for its kaleidoscopic array of fish and coral. When you’re not snorkelling alongside turtles, you can get behind the wheel for a self-drive along the Great Ocean Road. This stretch of highway runs in tandem with Australia’s most iconic coastal scenery, a parade of natural spectacle topped by the wondrous Twelve Apostles.
Back on dry land, wildlife enthusiasts will find Kangaroo Island one of the best places on the continent to see native animals in their natural habitat, from koalas to wallabies, emus and kangaroos. Offshore Tasmania also deserves a mention, a dramatic wilderness roamed by the elusive duck-billed platypus and legendary Tasmanian Devil.
In and amongst these natural splendours lie a scattering of cosmopolitan cities that, as well as displaying fine art, architecture and style, showcase Australia’s truly modern, multicultural society. Don’t miss picturesque Perth, the cultural hub of Melbourne or Sydney with its iconic harbour and opera house. Add to the mix the great food and wine regions of Barossa Valley or Margaret River for a taste of organic cultivation, elegantly balanced wines and award-winning haute cuisine.
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