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AustraliaAustralia - New Zealand and the South Pacific

Visit the sunny “land down under.” Surf, explore rainforests, dive in underwater wonderlands and see kangaroos, koalas and emus. 

Australia is a vast land with beautiful beaches, unusual bush animals, more than 60 wine regions and fascinating cities. Join a Cairns dive tour to swim among the Great Barrier Reef’s colorful fish and coral. Explore rainforests and watch crocodiles in nearby Daintree.

Surf and swim on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Walk along Brisbane’s pretty river. At the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, watch the cute creatures eating eucalyptus or sleeping. Let colorful rainbow lorikeets land on your arms at feeding time.

In Sydney, ride the train to Circular Quay to shop, dine and meet new people. The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb provides glorious city views. Attend a performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House and stay after dark as it lights up in brilliant colors. Ferry to Taronga Zoo and spend the night. Swim at Coogee Beach’s ocean pool. Then do the Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk in reverse to reach famous Bondi Beach, where you can surf and sunbathe on golden sands.

Watch sports at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Bike through Melbourne to the Royal Botanic Gardens or cruise along the river to enjoy the city’s magnificent skyline. The Great Ocean Road drive offers many stops to view the rugged shoreline.

Stop in Canberra, the national capital, to see the Royal Australian Mint, the High Court and numerous museums, monuments and galleries. Learn the meaning of ANZAC and reflect upon many important contributions of the Australian military.

Inland, visit the Blue Mountains, with ridge after ridge of beauty. Travel north to national parks to see exotic wildlife, including kangaroos, emus and large goanna lizards. Uluru, previously known as Ayers Rock, is an unbelievably massive red sandstone formation rising from flat plains near Alice Springs. Visit Adelaide for watersports on the Great Australian Bight. In Perth, look west to a sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Enjoy Australia’s friendly people, delightful wines and warm weather throughout the year. Ocean waters are warmest during the Southern Hemisphere summer, December through February.

Popular cities in Australia

Sydney featuring modern architecture, views and theater scenes
Known for dining, port and shopping


Reasons to visit

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
    SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • Wild Life Sydney Zoo
    Wild Life Sydney Zoo
  • Sydney Opera House
    Sydney Opera House
Southbank which includes a river or creek, a high rise building and a bridge
Known for dining, shopping and museum


Reasons to visit

  • Rod Laver Arena
    Rod Laver Arena
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
    Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Brighton Beach
    Brighton Beach
Perth featuring a sunset, cbd and a skyscraper
Known for dining, shopping and familyFriendly


Reasons to visit

  • Scarborough Beach
    Scarborough Beach
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour
    Hillarys Boat Harbour
  • Cottesloe Beach
    Cottesloe Beach
Adelaide featuring a city and heritage architecture
Known for dining, shopping and familyFriendly


Reasons to visit

  • Glenelg Beach
    Glenelg Beach
  • Rundle Mall
    Rundle Mall
  • Adelaide Oval
    Adelaide Oval
Darwin Waterfront featuring swimming and a pool as well as a large group of people
Known for dining, shopping and familyFriendly


Reasons to visit

  • Darwin Waterfront
    Darwin Waterfront
  • Mindil Beach
    Mindil Beach
  • Crocosaurus Cove
    Crocosaurus Cove
Known for island, river and swimming


Reasons to visit

  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal
    Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach
    Horseshoe Bay Beach
  • Coral Sea
    Coral Sea

Popular places to visit in Australia

Great Barrier Reef
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Great Barrier Reef

The largest coral reef in the world lies just off the coast of Cairns and offers thousands of kilometres of coral, marine life and untouched white sand beaches.

Sydney Opera House
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Sydney Opera House

Take in a performance or just take in the splendour of one of the world’s most famous buildings.

Darling Harbour
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Darling Harbour

Once the site of disused railway yards and dilapidated wharves, one of Sydney’s greatest urban renewal projects has breathed life into this location once more.

Royal Botanic Gardens
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Royal Botanic Gardens

Escape Sydney’s busy downtown and enjoy the winding pathways, art installations and rose gardens of this lush haven.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

An iconic structure on a beautiful harbour with breath-taking views at any time of day or night. Climb it, walk it, photograph it or just stand back and admire it.

The Twelve Apostles
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The Twelve Apostles

Appearing to proceed solemnly around the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria, these colossal limestone formations are a breathtaking sight to behold on the Great Ocean Road.