Australia is home to some of the most scenic and beautiful places in the world. There is so much diversity across the country. From sparse wide-open plains to dense tropical rain forests to crystal clear blue waters of the surrounding oceans, Australia has it all for the adventurous traveller.
Melbourne is widely known to be the sporting centre of Australia. Many major events take place there throughout the year including the Melbourne Cup Carnival held in the Spring, the Formula 1 race which usually takes place in March at the Albert Park Racing Track and the AFL Grand Final held at the MCG in September. So, if you are into your sports, Melbourne is the destination for you.
New South Wales
Home to the Sydney Opera house and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney is known worldwide for its landmarks. Horse racing is also popular in New South Wales so if you want to take a punt on the Sydney Cup, you need to make sure the odds are in your favor, the Championships racing bet you make could depend upon it! The festivals are huge in New South Wales and with events such as the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Sydney Festival, you won’t be short on entertainment.
Queensland is the pick for a warmer climate and beautiful beaches. The Gold Coast, just south of the capital of Brisbane is a standout. It is home to Surfers Paradise beach, which is one of the most famous beaches in the world. People flock there every year to relax, surf or peruse the outdoor dining venues along the waterfront. If you travel up further near Cairns, you can visit the Daintree Rainforest and take a walk through the ancient deciduous forest which is said to be one of the oldest in the world.
The Northern Territory ranges from tropical in the north and arid in the south of the state, which is the centre of Australia. Vast deserts inhabit the interior of Australia, but there are still many things to see. The most famous landmark to check out is Uluru, a giant sandstone monolith rising out of the otherwise flat landscape. It is an iconic landmark of Australia and is worth visiting if you find yourself up north.
Perhaps best known for its wine, South Australia has the perfect climate for growing grapes hence why there are so many wineries to choose from. Some of the best wines in the world come from this region, with its rolling green hills and fertile soil. If you are into your wines then take a look at what South Australia has to offer.
The biggest state in Australia is immensely diverse, both geographically and ecologically. North of the state is The Kimberley, offering the finest in Australian outback scenery from rock gorges to billabongs to acres of untouched wilderness. People venture to The Kimberley to go hiking or camping, or you can take a scenic flight to view the vast diversity of this amazing location.
Tasmania is a small island off the southeast coast of Australia and features different geography from the rest of the country. It is quite mountainous and is covered in lush forests. Known for its gourmet farm-to-table restaurants, incredible cheeses and impeccable produce, Tasmania is not far off being a foodie’s heaven.
Being such a large country, Australia has a lot to offer the discerning traveller. From nature to sports to the finest in gourmet food, you will find it all in the Land Down Under.