Few countries are as culturally rich or geographically blessed as the Land Down Under. Traverse the island nation from the remote Cape York Peninsula, down to the eucalypt forests of southern Tasmania, and prepare to be blown away by the landscapes that await. Think: pristine beaches, red deserts, cosmopolitan cities and remote outback plains. But Australia is much more than a hit list of beautiful sights; in fact, the country hums with thousands of years of history and is home to one of the world’s oldest continuous civilisations.
Hit up Melbourne for your fill of top-notch food or head to Sydney to see iconic landmarks up close. But Australia is much more than these city centres: the other four states (and two territories) offer endless activities for inspired travellers who want to venture off the beaten path. Your first trip around Australia won’t be your last.
Sure, West Australians are spoilt for choice when it comes to soft white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and endearing marine life and wildlife. But we promise Rottnest Island – or Rotto, as the locals call it – is a bit special. A protected nature reserve, idyllic doesn’t even begin to cover the...Read more
Forget the idea of dusty red earth as far as the eye can see, the Central Australian landscape offers an extraordinary chance to see unique plants and animals Five seasons in one year With very little rainfall each year (just 291 mm on average), it would be easy to assume that semi-arid Central Australia has only one s...Read more
The arrival of Europeans and tourists in Central Australia disrupted tens of thousands of years of Anangu history, but 150 years later, there’s a new appreciation for traditional wisdom For anyone planning to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for the first time, there’s one thing you need to know about the experienc...Read more
Australia’s Top End, from the capital Darwin, across to Kakadu National Park and down to the Katherine area, is a land of unspoiled natural beauty waiting to be explored Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) is simply enormous. While it may look modest on a map, the NT is almost six times the size of the United Kingdom...Read more