The Australian Alps offer magnificent vistas and year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure. Ski or snowboard the winter slopes or hike through summer wildflowers. Discover unique plants and animals, connect to ancient and modern history and take in the endless horizons on walks and drives.
Stretching from the far South Coast of New South Wales to East Gippsland in Victoria, Australia’s Coastal Wilderness is where tall forests, lakes and beaches meet. Spot whales, dolphins, seals and penguins, dine on freshly-caught seafood and trace the area’s Aboriginal history at ancient midden sites. Stay in pretty towns such as Bermagui, Bega and Mallacoota and climb the historic lighthouses at Point Hicks and Green Cape.
The majestic, timeworn Flinders Ranges sprawl across three national parks and stretch more than 430km from Crystal Brook to Lake Callabonna. One of the best ways to discover the Flinders Ranges is by driving the the Explorer’s Way.
The tranquil rural countryside around the ACT is home to 140 vineyards with more than 33 wineries within 35 minutes of Canberra. The wineries are small and intimate providing an original interactive visitor experience.
The Hunter Valley boasts a wide range of tourism offerings ensuring it remains perennially popular. From great restaurants to destination spas, golf courses, wonderful gardens and deluxe accommodation, it’s one of the few wine regions in the world offering a complete tourism experience.
The King Valley is in many ways Italian varietal central in Australia. It’s a region where you get to meet the winemakers and their families face-to-face. Experience first hand the passion they share for life and their Australian-made, Italian varieties of Prosecco, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Dolcetto, Arneis and Barbera.
Margaret River and its premium wine region is the place for indulging many passions. It's the only wine region in Australia where you can hop from award-winning wineries and restaurants to stunning beaches, tall-timber forests, world-class surf breaks and ancient caves. Moreover, it’s the region from wine central casting because the lay of the land makes it ideal for grape growing and the cellar doors are second to none.
Cafes, shops, galleries and welcoming hotels will tempt you to linger in historic Mudgee, but there’s every reason to explore the area with over 35 cellar doors in the Mudgee Wine Region. Close by is Orange which has established itself as one of the nation’s best cool climate wine regions as well as a food and wine mecca.
South Australia is the state most associated with wine in Australia. If we have anything that can be called “Old World”, the grape estate of South Australia is it with family-owned wineries often dating back six or seven generations. It’s a state where wine sits front and centre as a tourism offering and as such offers a broader range of experiences for wine enthusiasts and independent travellers alike.
Just a short 25-minute drive from Perth, the Swan Valley seduces visitors with a rich fusion of wine, food, art, scenery and nature. You can experience its many wonders along the award-winning food and wine trail, a 32-kilometre scenic drive trail taking in more than 150 attractions including wineries, lively breweries, fine restaurants and bustling cafés, distilleries, arts, crafts and markets, accommodation outlets and venues that sell just picked fresh produce.
Beyond the art, the restaurants and the wine, Tasmania provides the nation with some of its best produce ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables to seafood, red meat and cheeses. Travelling around the state visitors can dip in and out of wine regions, which run from the Coal River Valley near Hobart, up the East Coast to the Tamar River - if it’s worth tasting or visiting you’ll find it in Tasmania.
Less than an hour from Melbourne lies one of Australia’s most stylish wine regions where you’ll arguably find some of Australia's best pinot noir and sparkling wines - the Yarra Valley. The Mornington Peninsula is one of the nation’s more picturesque locales with its undulating hills rolling down to the sea and quiet country roads set in green fields that are just made for cruising. Beyond the natural beauty, the Peninsula brims with great wine, and the freshest of produce.
Canberra is a vibrant place, with leafy green boulevards and many of the country’s major museums and institutions. There is plenty to see and do in the city and surrounds on a one week walkabout.
There is so much to do in New South Wales, but a week will surely persuade you to come back for more. You could easily spend the whole seven days in sunny Sydney, but you can squeeze many of the city’s highlights into a two-day-stay.
The Northern Territory is famous for two iconic attractions that can change the way you see the world. These are the vast wetlands and plains of Kakadu National Park, and the enormous sandstone rock formation called Uluru.
You can easily spend many weeks exploring a place as large and welcoming as Queensland, but a seven-day dip will show off some of its major highlights.
South Australia is an incredibly varied state, offering everything from beautiful coastline and major wine regions, to dramatic outback scenery and incredible wildlife.
The island state of Tasmania is a place of wild beauty. There are dense rainforests, dramatic mountain peaks, alpine lakes and meadows, wild rivers, rugged coastline, and scenic farmland.
Victoria as a state is relatively compact – so you can fit a lot in during a one-week stay.There are alpine regions with excellent ski resorts, historic former gold mining towns, incredible coastline scenery, superb national parks, pretty spa country, and the mighty Murray River.
Western Australia is huge, taking up around one third of the Australian land and there are plenty of places you can see in a week.
Stretching for more than 2,300 kilometres along the Queensland coastline, the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders of the world. It requires plenty of time to explore and fully appreciate the world’s largest coral reef system as it covers an area larger than the United Kingdom.
The Great Ocean Road stretches 243 kilometres from Torquay, 95 km from Melbourne, to Warrnambool in Victoria’s south-west and is an awe-inspiring journey at every turn.
Stretching for more than 1000 kilometres from Bunbury, two hour’s drive south of Perth, to Esperance in the Great Australian Bight, this great southern landscape encompasses more than 100,000 square kilometres of national parks including the Fitzgerald River National Park; Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park; Stirling Ranges National Park; D'entrecasteaux National Park and Cape Arid National Park; each showcasing a different perspective on the diversity of the region.
Embrace freedom beyond measure in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area – one million hectares of cliffs, canyons, valleys, waterfalls and bushland. Take in the panoramas on a bushwalk, bike or with an Aboriginal guide and marvel at natural attractions like the Three Sisters.
Australia’s Green Cauldron is a vast caldera that stretches from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast and west towards the Great Dividing Range. Spot rare birds and animals in the sub-tropical rainforest and visit creative, new-age communities. Drive the Rainforest Way around this bio-diverse region and discover its sacred story with Aboriginal guides.