Classic Coasts and Chic Cities on an Australian Vacation
Set the stage for an enthralling Australia vacation by visiting its marvelous cosmopolitan cities. Walk around Sydney’s spectacular harbor, fronted by iconic wonders like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Melbourne with its arts precinct, sporting venues, and wonderful cafés has been repeatedly voted one of the world’s most livable cities. Sitting along the River Torrens is Adelaide, a city that embodies the laid-back charm of Australia, and offers excellent wining and dining.
Nearby is the heart of Australia’s world-renowned winegrowing region: Barossa Valley. Wineries, award-winning restaurants, and boutique breweries welcome visitors to discover the region’s wines, winemaking, local produce, farming history, and the ubiquitous Aussie barbie (barbeque).
Australia’s native animals, found nowhere else on Earth, are reason enough to explore this island nation. The striking landscapes of Kangaroo Island in South Australia not only house its namesake animal, but also koalas, and colonies of pelicans, penguins, sea lions, and dolphins.
Head north to Brisbane, and then to Cairns, to access lush natural areas, and stunning coastlines—from the Sunshine Coast to the Great Barrier Reef. Visit Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, and Hervey Bay where humpback whales and dolphin watching is a sheer delight between July and November. At Daintree National Park, hike through the one of the oldest surviving rainforests of the world. Tropical islands dot the Great Barrier Reef area, with glorious white-sand beaches touching turquoise-blue waters packed with coral reefs and colorful fish. It’s warm enough to snorkel and swim here all year-round.
Australia is perfect for a classic road trip along stunning coastal roads like the Great Ocean Road or the west coast drive from Perth to Exmouth. Or drive to Darwin in the north, an ideal gateway to the Australian Outback. Experience life on working cattle homestead, the luxurious Bullo River Station, where pristine landscapes meet native wildlife including wallabies, dingoes, and crocodiles.
It’s a long way to Australia, and even further to the millennia-old monolith of Uluru or Ayers Rock, rising up from the desert in the heart of Aboriginal Australia. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a stunning area with waterholes, natural springs, and native art. It is best seen at sunset from atop a dune, while enjoying an alfresco meal accompanied by a didgeridoo performance.
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Highlights of Australia
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Adelaide is a cosmopolitan city that celebrates its multicultural identity with local festivals, art exhibitions, and music concerts.
A cluster of quaint towns that include Stirling, Birdwood, Crafters, Mount Barker, Lobethal, and Australia’s oldest German settlement of Hahndorf, make for ideal bases to explore the picture-perfect countryside.
Alice Springs, Australia's quintessential bush town, goes back to the late 19th century when it was established to link the towns of Darwin and Adelaide on the country’s first telegraph…
Apollo Bay is a seaside village, on the Great Ocean Road region of Victoria in Australia, surrounded by tranquil beaches, rolling hills, and the Great Otway National Park.
A millennia-old monolith, Ayers Rock rises dramatically from the flat desert landscape and forms the heartland of Aboriginal Australia or the ‘Red Centre’.
Ayers Rock/ Uluru
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