Welcome to
Australia

A superb climate, endless miles of un-spoilt beaches, tropical rainforests, mountain ranges and vast tracts of dessert make Australia a country of contrast. This is a country where you can get up close to nature, with 550 national parks and 15 World Heritage-listed wonders. It offers a stunning variety of scenery with snow-capped mountains and salt-encrusted lakes, beautiful landscapes with spectacular river gorges and wonderful waterfalls, white sandy beaches, unusual wildlife, colourful birds, a variety of vibrant fish, cultures, cities, sports, shopping and entertainment, from the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to the vastness of the empty Red Centre, its uniqueness is continually apparent.

Sydney
Sydney Opera HouseWhether it is something for the whole family or a luxury escape, you'll find it in Sydney, the capital of New South Wales - from the natural beauty of it harbour, the drama and expanse of its urban surf coast shore line and its national parks to its cosmopolitan atmosphere, excellent dining and lively nightlife. This is a dazzling city.
Three SistersAmong the city's many attractions are the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge (which offers climbing tours for the adventurous), Bondi beach, Sydney Tower, The Rocks and Darling Harbour with their huge selection of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and street cafès and for the family, Wonderland Sydney Theme Park and Fox Studios. Day trips out of Sydney to the Blue Mountains National Park, the Three Sisters rock formation and The Hunter Region (Australia's oldest wine producing region) are also extremely popular.

The Gold Coast
DreamworldLocated just an hour's drive from Brisbane, on Queensland's south east coast is the Gold Coast, with its fabulous climate, sun-drenched sandy surf beaches, rainforests, theme parks, 70 golf courses, sensational shopping and lively nightlife. For the young and not so young, fun awaits you at the theme parks; there is Sea World, Warner Bros, Movie World, Wet 'n' Wild Water World and the dramatic Dreamworld. This is definately the coast with the most!

The Sunshine Coast
Whale WatchingThe Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane, is a popular destination with visitors looking for a slower paced vacation. Here you can discover the natural unspoiled beauty of the tropical rainforests, miles of white sandy beaches and a scenic hinterland.  Between mid July and November you can experience the excitement of whale watching, trips go from Hervey Bay just 3 hours north of Brisbane.

Brisbane
KoalaThe gateway to Queensland.  Culturally diverse, vibrant, safe and sunny, Brisbane epitomizes the easy-going lifestyle and open friendliness of Australians.  With attractions and entertainment ranging from ballet, beaches and botanic gardens to shopping, golf, art galleries and rainforests, this is one of the world's finest holiday playgrounds. Places in see include: Maritime Museum, the Botanic Gardens, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Australia Zoo.

Cairns
RainforestIn tropical north Queenland is the modern, sophisticated city of Cairns and where the rainforest meets the reef. From here you can explore the lush tropical rainforests and cosy villages, access
the outback, tropical islands and the Great Barrier Reef. See the humpback whales during their migration, go diving, snorkelling, parasailing, windsurfing, fishing
or simply sock up the sun on one of the beaches. For the land lover there are a number of golf courses and at Undersea World over 1000 marine creatures can be seen including Sharks, Stingrays, Moray Eels, Box Jelly fish, Crown of Thorms Starfish, the deadly Stonefish, Crayfish, Barramundi and many other ugly things and beautiful wonders of the deep.

Melbourne
The cosmopolitan heart of the state of Victoria.  Elegant, stylish Melbourne is the fashion, food, and cultural capital of the country.  With famous shopping precincts, a maze of hidden laneways, where you will find cute cafes, swanky bars, secret art shops and off-the-beaten-track boutiques, what borders on a food and wine obsession and the country's best arts scene. The city's Victorian origins have been developed by the colourful contributions of more recent immigrants from Europe and Asia.  Places to see include: The laneways, The Aquarium, the Scienceworks & Melbourne Planetarium, Melbourne Zoo, The Historical Theme Park of Sovereign Hill and Phillip Island & Penguin Reserve.

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When to go
The hottest months are December, January and February when temperatures can reach the mid 40°and humidity can be high. These months can also be the wettest in Northern parts of the country. Winters in Queensland are warmer than those in New South Wales and Victoria where you can get snow. The further south you go the cooler winters are.

Additional Information

Time Difference Local Currency Local Language Average Flying Time
GMT/UTC + 10
(DST applies)
Australian Dollar English Sydney 15 hours
Brisbane