Welcome to the Northern Territory's unhurried capital, with its balmy nights, colourful characters and outdoor adventures. As well as markets, crocodiles and cruises, you'll find strong Aboriginal cultures here, as evidenced by the array of languages spoken in the streets, and the vibrant Aboriginal art that fills the city's galleries and museums.
One of the oldest tropical rainforest in the world, the Daintree safeguards a magical world of lush jungle, fascinating animals and exciting adventure opportunities.
Cradle Mountain Lake
This is arguably the jewel of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage area, and undeniably one of Australia's most beautiful national parks. From the jagged peaks of Cradle Mountain to the mirrored waters of Crater Lake, this is a wilderness experience that will stay with you a lifetime.
The gateway to Queensland's tropical north, Cairns is a laid-back city best enjoyed outdoors. As well as being the major access point for adventures on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns offers exciting journeys to a rainforest village, Aboriginal experiences and lots of adrenaline-pumping activities.
Mainland Australia's easternmost town is a melting pot of surf culture, alternative lifestyles and hedonistic pursuits.
Byron Bay's endless beaches and reliable surf breaks have been attracting surfers for years. But today, its beaches draw visitors for meditation, walking and sheltered swimming, as much as their tubular waves.
On the edge of the continent, where the red earth meets the translucent Coral Sea, Broome is rich in Aboriginal, Japanese, Chinese and Outback culture. This rich and colorful history has created a multicultural melting pot that is reflected in the town’s welcoming and laid-back feel.
Dive into Brisbane, the sunny, sophisticated capital city of Queensland. Along with lush parks and laid-back locals, this is a city with serious cultural credentials and first-class dining.
Take a break from the city and head out into the stunning pristine nature of the Blue Mountains. The region is only about an hour's drive from central Sydney, yet the Blue Mountains feel worlds away.
With just five ensuite rooms, the restored Arkaba Homestead is an oasis of comfort and style amidst a harsh and rugged landscape, where guests enjoy a taste of classic Australian country hospitality.
The breathtaking beauty of Albany’s rugged coastline creates a fitting backdrop to dramatic whaling, convict and settler history and a sensational south coast adventure.
The perfect jumping off point for all the adventures the Whitsunday Islands has to offer, Airlie Beach is a unique destination with something for everyone.
Adelaide is a city on the rise. In the last couple of years, the metropolis has placed itself on the radar, and is becoming more and more exciting by the day.
Launceston is Tasmania's second major city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature. In fact, the whole region is packed with city and country charm, gorgeous old towns, excellent food and wine and beautiful scenic highlights.
Kangaroo Island, 13 km off the coast of South Australia and a quick 30 minutes by plane from Adelaide, is brimming with native animals, some of which aren't found anywhere else.
Kalbarri is truly unique.
In the national park, a dramatic terrain of deep, winding gorges and wind-carved cliffs that are 400 million years old offers hiking, picnicking, abseiling, horse riding, canoeing and other activities amid classic outback scenery.
Kakadu National Park
In Australia's biggest national park, about a three hour drive east of Darwin, you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old.
Hobart truly shines along its beautiful working waterfront. From the old sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place a stroll along the docks will take you past the floating Brooke Street Pier and a replica of Australian explorer Douglas Mawson's huts in Antarctica.
It's easy to see why this little slice of heaven is one of Australia's most desirable holiday destinations. With its white beaches, famous teal waters and an abundance of marine life, "Hamo" – as it's affectionately known to locals – is the largest and busiest inhabited island in the Whitsundays, an archipelago of 74 scenic islands off the Queensland coast.
Freycinet National Park
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay.
Esperance offers the kind of natural beauty that borders on overwhelming, and a slow simplicity that will remind you that sometimes, the Earth’s treasures are all you need.