WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA
Australia is an independent Western democracy located between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is made up of the mainland, Tasmania and outlying islands. There is a population of 24 million people with about 80 percent of them living in the largest cities Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide making Australia one of the most urbanized countries in the world. The capital of Australia is Canberra but the largest city is Sydney followed by Melbourne. The population is multicultural comprised of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, those from Western origins and over six million settlers from 200 nations. Four out of ten Australians are migrants or the first-generation children of migrants.
With great weather, beautiful beaches and scenery, fantastic cuisine, world class wines and enough variety of activities to suit anyone you can see why Australia is such a popular destination of choice for travelers.
STATES AND TERRITORIES
New South Wales - NSW
Discover a sparkling coastline, fascinating Outback landscapes, World Heritage Listed national parks and alpine country. New South Wales has it all!
If it’s sun, sand and surf you’re after, New South Wales beaches are amazing. Whether you prefer surfing or a spa treatment with your beach holiday, there’s something for everyone. Take time to explore the picturesque countryside and you’ll find spectacular coastal drives, charming towns and colourful local markets. Canberra offers something for the whole family with a myriad of fascinating attractions, cosmopolitan shopping and dining.
Tempt your tastebuds with gourmet produce and boutique wines, enjoy fine dining surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery or fresh seafood on the waterfront; the choices are as diverse as the regions themselves.
No matter what type of holiday you’re looking for, New South Wales Holidays can provide you with a sensational range of holiday options, with more than 200 tourism suppliers to choose from in Sydney and throughout New South Wales.
Popular locations in New South Wales: Sydney
Queensland - QLD
Sun yourself on the golden sands of Surfers Paradise, snorkel through the technicolour treasures of the Great Barrier Reef and four wheel drive Fraser Island. Explore the magical Daintree Rainforest with an Aboriginal guide or charter a yacht to the pristine Whitsunday Islands. Enjoy resort relaxation in Noosa, frolic on the beaches of the Capricorn Coast and see dinosaur footprints near Winton. Go diving from the gracious town of Bundaberg and bushwalk through national parks near Mackay. Visit wineries and rodeos in Southern Queensland Country and go horse riding on Townsville’s Magnetic Island. However you experience Queensland, the landscapes and lifestyle will never leave you.
Australian Capital Territory - ACT
The Australian Capital Territory was created to house the nation’s capital Canberra. Explore the treasure trove of national attractions, sprawling parklands and fashionable restaurants and bars. Just a 45 minute drive from the city, you’ll find the wildlife, walking trails and Aboriginal rock art of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park in the northern Australian Alps. Drive the Poacher’s Trail to the wineries, farms and galleries of the surrounding scenic countryside. Hike past wildflowers and glacial lakes in the Snowy Mountains and spot dolphins from pristine beaches on the South Coast.
Popular locations in Australian Capital Territory: Canberra
Victoria - VIC
Whether you adore the arts or love the great outdoors, Victoria has something for you. The state is packed with both scenic and cultural attractions – from striking public spaces and state-of-the-art museums to heritage sites and rare wildlife. Discover the cafes and bars of Melbourne’s gothic laneways and drive the Great Ocean Road. Wind your way through the wineries of the Yarra Valley and chug down the Murray in a paddle-steamer. Swim with dolphins on Mornington Peninsula and see fairy penguins on Phillip Island. Trek the rugged Grampians then relax in a Daylesford health spa. Bushwalk Gippsland’s coastal wilderness, hit the High Country slopes or explore the grand architecture of a Goldfields town.
Popular locations in Victoria: Melbourne
South Australia - SA
Cellar hop in the Barossa Valley and cycle between vineyards and churches in the Clare Valley. Lose yourself in Adelaide’s sprawling green parklands and visit the picturesque German village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. Meet native wildlife on Kangaroo Island and swim with sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula. Four wheel drive past the deep red gorges of the Flinders Ranges and soar over majestic Wilpena Pound. Swim, surf and fish on the pristine beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula and glide past the willow-fringed banks of the Murray River on a houseboat. Dive into shipwrecks and Aboriginal history on the Yorke Peninsula. Explore the fossil-rich Naracoorte Caves on the Limestone Coast. From historic buildings to pristine islands, you’ll love South Australia’s rich heritage and spectacular natural attractions.
Western Australia - WA
Situated in the southern hemisphere, Western Australia occupies around one-third of Australia’s total landmass. That’s an area of 2.5 million square kilometres or 965,000 square miles. The sheer size of Western Australia beckons visitors back time and again to explore the huge number and range of Australian holiday possibilities. Those seeking the sun, surf and sea will discover beautiful fringes of sand that meet the sparkling Indian Ocean.
A popular beach to feel the sand between your toes is Cable Beach in Broome. Often referred to as one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline ever seen - Cable Beach lives up to its reputation with 22 kilometres of pristine white sand and warm turquoise waters.
Then there’s the extraordinary outback for those searching for an experience to touch their soul. Broome makes up the Western gateway to the Kimberley region, a spectacular region characterised by ochre sands and majestic gorges. More recently the Kimberley played backdrop for Baz Luhrman's feature film 'Australia' the movie.
In the south of the state, take a drive through the historic gold mining town of Kalgoorlie and get as close to the Western Australian outback as you can by camping under the stars.
You can mix a variety of experiences with a city stop. In and around Western Australia’s capital Perth, there are inner city parks, bustling markets and a cosmopolitan lifestyle, as well as water-based activities like fishing, boating and surfing. Or if world class wineries and sprawling vineyards are more your thing, you’ll feel right at home tasting the amazing local produce on offer.
There are plenty to locations choose from, but if you’re looking for somewhere to start, take in the breathtaking views, award winning drops and tantalizing restaurants of Margaret River.So whatever holiday you have in mind, you’ll find endless possibilities of extraordinary experiences, right here in Western Australia.
Popular locations in Western Australia: Cable Beach, Perth
Northern Territory - NT
A land of contrasts, the Northern Territory is rich with striking scenery. From the lush rainforests of Kakadu and Katherine to the arid red plains of the Red Centre in Alice Springs and the great rock, Uluru, the land is full of surprises. Darwin is the tropical capital of the Northern Territory. It has a relaxed outdoor lifestyle and enjoys warm weather all year round. Uluru/Ayers Rock is Australia’s most recognizable natural icon with great cultural significance for the Anangu traditional landowners.
Take a travel holiday/vacation to Australia and discover this diverse and beautiful country that offers a huge range of activities, scenery and facilities, all wrapped up with the inimitable Aussie style. Australians are known for their love of life and enjoyment of the great outdoors. Fine dining, the arts and music go hand in hand with their love of sport, the beach and BBQs.
Tasmania - TAS
Tasmania, Australia, is a large island just over 150 miles from the mainland, and is its southernmost state. Roughly the size of West Virginia and the twenty sixth largest island in the world, Tasmania has five diverse regions to explore. The state offers a complete experience, whether you want to be very active or a little more laid back. It offers unique scenery and wildlife, world-class wine and food, fascinating history, and convict heritage sites such as Port Arthur. While planning your trip, you may care to discover more about our vast array of activities.
Start your adventure with the exhilarating overnight ferry trip from Melbourne, or fly direct from Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane. Tasmania is the ideal destination for your ultimate driving vacation whether you start from Devonport or Launceston in the north, or the capital, Hobart, in the south. Just grab a good Tasmanian map and a GPS and away you go! When booking - consider our cozy B&Bs, luxury hotels, or a wide variety of other accommodation choices. Rich in World Heritage Wilderness, a place where culture, heritage, and luxury converge, Tasmania is an incomparable island of beauty and adventure.
Popular activities in Tasmania