Home of the Outback, Uluru, The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Whitsundays and Fraser Island. Sydney, Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road and of course, Byron Bay.
New South Wales
Most people start their travels in NSW and what an introduction! The Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Manly Bay, Bondi Beach and the Blue Mountains, the daytime adventures here are excellent. Byron Bay is considered by some to be the best place in Australia, and Nimbin just needs to be seen to be believed. We will just let you click the links below to find out more yourself!
Queensland is bigger than most countries and is absolutely bursting at the seams with key areas and must do activities. Starting in Brisbane and finishing in Cairns you are treated to incredible spots like Fraser Island, the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. There are also lots of spots in between that you can explore, ask us for more info or explore the links below!
The Australian outback conjures up those iconic images of red dirt, blue sky and vast open spaces. The term Outback refers to the vast desert of Australia’s interior. The Northern Territory is the real home of the Outback and includes the 'Red Centre' which refers to Alice Springs and its main landmarks Uluru (aka Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon. Other Northern Territory highlights are Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks which are accessed from Darwin.
Victoria is a less well know to travellers by comparison to QLD and NSW, but has one of the strongest identities in Australia. The jewel in its crown is Melbourne. An amazing nightlife, buzzing social scene, endless global culinary delights and a progressive society, all lifestyles are welcome! One of the world's greatest drives also starts here for many people. The Great Ocean Road is a spectacular stretch of highway, introducing you to the beautiful 12 apostles. Further South is Phillip Island, home of the Penguins and a special little beauty that is all too often missed by Australian adventurers.
The Great Ocean Road
Rugged, beautiful and a territory totally unto itself. Escape the madness of the east and see a totally different side to Australia. A side of Australia that allows you reflect on yourself and on life a little bit more, it will always have something the east does not. With some of the best landscapes, amazing diving with Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef, feeding Dolphins at Monkey Mia, visit the 3 billion year old Karijini National Park or visit the famous vineyards of Margaret River - simply Go West!!!!
Exmouth / Ningaloo Reef
Australia is Incredible. We think the best way to describe it is to hand you over to Bill Bryson. In his book 'A sunburnt country' he narrows down a bit of what Australia is about “The people are immensely likable— cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted, and unfailingly obliging. Their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water. They have a society that is prosperous, well ordered, and instinctively egalitarian. The food is excellent. The beer is cold. The sun nearly always shines. There is coffee on every corner. Life doesn't get much better than this.”
To elaborate on Bryson's praise for modern day Australia, it is also host to some of the most incredible natural wonders on the planet. Sweeping coastlines, burning deserts and rainforests teaming with wildlife.
Also, Australia is home to one of the oldest cultures in the world and possesses an amazing spiritual presence that has been around long before the Australia we know and love today. Make sure you explore the Aboriginal origins of Australia and learn from one of the most amazing cultures on the planet.
The Whitsundays are the jewel in Queensland's crown. With islands scattered across the calm waters of the Coral Sea it really is one of Australia's natural wonders. White silica sands, fringing reefs, and national parks. The Whitsundays are boarded by an incredible section of the great barrier reef which is home to the famous heart reef and an array of stunning marine life!
The Great Barrier Reef, Ningaloo, The Yongalla, Fish Rock Cave and Julian Rocks are some of the places you can enjoy a plunge. Australia is perfect to learn to dive or get seriously adventurous among some of the worlds best sites.
There are also encounters with Great Whites, swimming with Sealions and snorkelling with Whale Sharks. You must make an effort to get into the ocean here.
Dive schools dot the country and up skilling your diving here is easy. Spending some time in one of the many diving communities around the country will be the experience of a lifetime and will offer some incredible underwater adventures.
With some of the best waves you will find for both experienced surfers and beginners Australia is a surfing playground. Surfing is engrained in Australian culture and although crowded at times there is no other country with as diverse a surf coast as this.
For those wanting to learn, places like Byron Bay, Noosa and the Great Ocean road offer some of the best learning in the world. Schools are plentiful just chat to locals or see some or our mates who can help...