Brief Intro:

In land area, Australia is the sixth largest nation after Russia, Canada, China, the United States of America and Brazil. With relatively a small population of more than 20 million, It is one of the world’s most urbanised countries, with about 70 per cent of the population living in the 10 largest cities.
Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth. Its interior has one of the lowest rainfalls in the world and about three-quarters of the land are arid or semi-arid. Its fertile areas are well-watered, however, and these are used very effectively to help feed the world. Sheep and cattle graze in dry country, but care must be taken with the soil.
The Australian federation consists of six States and two Territories. Most inland borders follow lines of longitude and latitude. The largest State, Western Australia, is about the same size as Western Europe.
Australia has had one of the most outstanding economies of the world in recent years. As a high-growth, low-inflation, low interest rate economy, it is more vibrant than ever before.
It has made a comparatively large investment in social infrastructure, including education, training, health and transport.
Australia's culturally diverse society includes its Indigenous peoples and settlers from countries all around the world.

With 550 national parks and 15 World Heritage- listed wonders Australian nature is extremely diverse and interesting.

Ningaloo Reef

Meet the world's biggest fish – the whale shark – in the clear, turquoise waters of Western Australia's huge fringing reef. These gentle underwater giants feed on the bright coral reef between April and June.

Kakadu National Park

A tapestry of rainforest and Aboriginal cultural artefacts across 19,000 square kilometres. Rugged escarpments, lush wetlands, plunging gorges and cascading waterfalls spill over each other here in our largest nature park.

Phillip Island

Every day at dusk, Summerland Beach on Phillip Island comes alive with thousands of little penguins. The rugged ocean beaches, sheltered bays, blowholes and caves are also home to koalas, abundant bird life and a large colony of fur seals between October and December.

Tasmania’s national parks

Step into the grandeur of the Tasmanian rainforest, and you'll be stepping back 60 million years. With forty per cent of the island protected as national parks and reserves, pristine wilderness is never far away.

the Great Barrier Reef

Unforgettable is the word most people use to describe the Great Barrier Reef - a spectacle so vast it can be seen from space. This World Heritage marine wonderland is an explosion of colour that stretches for 2,600 kilometres off the Queensland coast. You can access this undersea spectacular of marine life and coral reefs from Cairns and the Whitsundays in the north and Townsville, Mackay and Gladstone further south.

Kangaroo Island

Meet seals, sea lions, koalas, wallabies, bandicoots and platypus in the wild on Kangaroo Island, an ecological haven seven times the size of Singapore. The desert dunes, beaches, forest and farmland are just a short flight from Adelaide or ferry ride from Cape Jervis on the South Australian coast. Watch penguins make their nightly pilgrimage to shore.

the Blue Mountains

The blue-hazed beauty, dramatic cliffs and deep canyons of the Blue Mountains are just 90 minutes drive from Sydney. Soak up the breathtaking panoramas on a trek along the Six Foot Track, go mountain biking, horse riding and scale the sandstone cliffs. As well as a million hectares of World Heritage-listed wilderness, you'll find quaint guesthouses, cosy cafes, luxurious resorts and a vibrant community of artists.

Australian Alps

Straddling New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory, the Alps has uniquely Australian alpine vistas and year round opportunities for outdoor adventure. Hit Australia's highest ski fields or hike to the top of Mount Kosciuszko, our highest peak.


Here our relaxed outdoor lifestyle meets a melting pot of cultures and a whirlwind of theatre, restaurants, nightlife and events. Enjoy beach barbeques and ballet, open-air cinemas, jazz in the park and alfresco dining with 5-star food.  What's more the skyscrapers and shopping strips are just a short drive from mountains, ocean, river and bush. Come, stay and celebrate, then start the rest of your Australian adventure.

Food and Wine

Learn more about the culinary experiences on offer in Australia - the fun section of foodie heaven
Our chefs and winemakers have learnt from the best, then bent the rules for a food and wine style all of their own. They’ve turned Australia’s sun-kissed produce into a melting pot of cuisine and award-winning wines. Whether you want a fresh seafood platter, a racy Riesling, a modern Asian-fused meal or a crocodile sausage, Australia is the place to be. As warm and welcoming hosts who really know our stuff, we guarantee you won’t forget your mouthfuls with us.

Welcome to Darwin's Mindil Beach Sunset Market where you can sample the flavours of the Asia-Pacific in a balmy, tropical setting.
Just behind Melbourne’s fringes is the Yarra Valley - a place of pristine beauty, crisp clean water and friendly ambience.

Sip wines from more than 60 cellar doors, including Yalumba, Wolf Blass and Peter Lehmann in Australia’s wine capital. In the Barossa you’ll get to meet the people behind the labels and talk to them about their craft. You can also match your favourite wine with locally made cheese on a food and wine trail, tour historic wineries, take a tutored tasting or learn cellar secrets in a wine masterclass.

Enjoy pinot noirs, cabernets and medal-winning chardonnays in the scenic Coal River Valley, just a 10 minute drive from Hobart. Sample superb cool-climate wines at the cellar doors and taste fresh Tasmanian produce in vineyard restaurants.

Savour spectacular ocean views with your food in Bondi’s many beachside eateries. Enjoy a gelato at the 1920s Bondi Pavilion or watch the sun go down with a cocktail at one of the acclaimed restaurants. At the cafes on Campbell Parade, Hall Street and clustered around Bondi’s back streets, you’ll find everything from tapas to the world’s best brunch to classic fish and chips.

Indulge in divine local produce and award-winning wines in Western Australia’s oldest wine region, just a boat ride from Perth. Take in the vines, waterfalls and lush bushland on a cruise up the Swan River. Then hop off for cellar door tastings, a visit to one of the microbreweries and a vineyard or picnic lunch. The Swan Valley is also great for horse riding, cycling, golf, wildlife watching and heritage walks. Check out the antique shops, pubs and galleries in the historic village of Guildford before you head home.

Feast on locally-grown bananas, paw-paws, mangos, pineapples and lychees in the ‘exotic fruit bowl of the world’ near Cairns. But more than fruit flourishes in the region’s rich volcanic soils, green rainforest belt and clean tropical waters. Try seafood, game meats, freshly-made pasta and organic bush foods. Visit an organic permaculture orchard in the rainforest, dine on freshly-caught barramundi in Cairns or sample macadamias and coffee on plantations in the tablelands.

Visit cool climate wineries, country cafes, art galleries and craft studios on this self-drive through the Canberra countryside. This is a region where you can enjoy the fruits of country labour – a table laden with delicious food and a bottle of last year’s vintage. Stay in a bed and breakfast where you sleep in crisp linen sheets and wake to bird song on the verandah. Buy handmade glassware and pottery from the galleries and taste wood smoked meats and homemade wine on a farm.