With so many wonderful places to visit in such a stunningly beautiful country, it is a job to decide where to start. So here is a choice of excellent hot spots.
The Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is home to golden beaches including the famous ‘Surfers Paradise,’ intertwined with a dynamic city full of life and action in between the sparkling high-rise buildings. Here you can find Coollangatta Ocean Swim, glorious spa retreats, fabulous theme parks, the unique Palazzo Versace, cool boutiques, restaurants, and bars galore.
This is the cultural capital of Southern Australia. Here you can enjoy yourself in the huge parkland regions and the quaint streets full of impressive colonial architecture. The North Terrace area is full of lively markets, and is a well known tourist hot spot. And there are some fascinating museums to check out as well. Glenelg is the place to go if you would like to enjoy an exhilarating swim with the dolphins, and Adelaide Hills offers marvelous picturesque villages. If you are a wine lover, then Clare Valley and Barossa have world class wineries that are open to tourists.
Here you can see the Henley-on-Todd Regatta outback event, and pay a visit to the Aboriginal art hub Red Centre. The latter along with Explorers Highway and Larapinta Trail, make brilliant places to explore and come into contact with the Simpson Desert, West MacDonnell Ranges, and Kings Canyon.
This capital city holds all kinds of exciting events such as the Floriade during spring, the Fireside Festival during winter, and the Balloon Fiesta during autumn.
The Murrumbidgee River Corridor and the Tidnbinbilla Nature Reserve are well worth exploring, as are the Australian Alps and native bushland. Other places of interest include Questacon, the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House, and a wealth of interesting galleries.
This magnificent region comprises Arnhem Land, Kakadu, the Tiwi Islands, and Litchfield National Park. It is also the gateway to Savannah Way, Explorers Highway and the Ghan. Tourists enjoy sailing at Darwin Harbour, finding a bargain at the Mindil Beach Markets, and learning about Darwin’s spectacular history at the well kept museums.
This is a magical place where you can go bird watching at Roebuck Bay, examine dinosaur’s footprints, go to Cable Beach and get on a camel, visit Pernululu National Park, do some shopping in Chinatown, and soak up the Indian Ocean sunset.