A Journey of True Discovery
Australia may be the world’s largest island but it is also the world’s smallest continent and the only country to span an entire continent. A unique destination with thriving cities, kaleidoscopic coral reefs, cultural heritage, and diverse landscapes.
Few countries are as geographically diverse as the land Down Under. Think sandy beaches, red deserts, mountain ranges, the remote outback, a pink lake, and don’t forget the eucalyptus forests of Tasmania. But Australia offers so much more than contrasting scenery. It is a country rich in history and culture and it is said that the aboriginal culture is the oldest continuous civilization on earth.
"If I had one bit of travel advice for people thinking about Australia, I would just say 'hurry up and book'! You won’t regret it, it is a truly unique experience."
Add in the vibrant, cosmopolitan cities, and you will understand why Australia is a bucket list destination. The country offers something for everyone and each of our favourite destinations will bring all that Australia has to offer to life.
Sydney Opera House in Sydney harbour
"If Paris is the city of lights then Sydney is the city of fireworks."
The thriving harbour city of Sydney evokes images of Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the world-famous Bondi Beach. While the city itself offers interesting and exciting experiences, the area offers much more than just the cityscape.
Just a short drive out you can expect to discover the World Heritage Site of the Blue Mountains. Known for its blue haze created by the eucalypt forests on their slopes, the Blue Mountains date back at least 340 million years.
Blue Mountains in Sydney, Australia
Hunter Valley, a world-renowned wine-producing region, is also easily accessible from Sydney. Enjoy award-winning wines and culinary delights at the local cellars.
Melbourne, affectionately known as the culinary and events capital of Australia, is a city waiting to be explored with laneways and markets, restaurants and sidewalk cafes, arts and crafts, museums, and gardens.
Melbourne City Skyline
Koala bears at Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville Sanctuary, specializing in the protection and rehabilitation of Australia’s native animals, is a must-visit on any itinerary.
The sanctuary affords its visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal to a koala bear, meet a kangaroo, or go behind the scenes to learn more about the history of the sanctuary.
Another wine region not to be missed is the Yarra Valley, close to Melbourne. Recognised as one of the world’s leading wine-producing regions, the Yarra Valley is steeped in history. Not only is this a wine-producing area, but you will find local artisanal breweries and cider makers alongside local restaurants using delectable locally produced ingredients, chocolatiers and an ice creamery.
Yarra Valley, Melbourne
"The world’s finest wilderness lies beneath the waves."
Located off the coast of Queensland on the Great Barrier Reef is our next favourite destination. The incomparable Lizard Island affords you the opportunity to explore the natural wonder of the reef straight off the beach. With amazing opportunities for snorkelling, diving, kayaking and nature walks, the island offers untold ways to explore and discover the great barrier reef.
Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef
Another island, located across the Tasman Sea from New South Wales, Tasmania is a friendly laid back nation. The smallest Australian state, Tasmania, is home to wonderful cuisine, natural wonders and haunting convict history. The unique wilderness region was recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee and received Heritage status in 1982. Along with five historical convict sites that gained recognition in 1989.
Royal Melbourne Golf Course Ranked #1
Australia has a long and rich golfing history with the game having been said to be brought to Australia by folk of Scottish descent in the 1830’s. Australia’s oldest and extant golf club is the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Founded in 1891, the Royal Melbourne has hosted many international events and is acclaimed as one of the leading golf courses in Australia. Having been voted in the Top 5 courses in Australia and in the Top 50 in the world, New South Wales Golf Club was designed by Alistair Mckenzie in 1926 and overlooks Botany Bay where Captain James Cook first sailed into Australia in the 1770’s. It is well known as the most spectacular but toughest golf course in the country.
Relatively new on the golf scene, is Barnbougle in Tasmania. Opened for play in 2004, Barnbougle soon became Australia’s premier golfing destination. Once a potato farm situated along the coastline, Barnbougle now consists of three courses sculpted from the natural form of the island, created to mimic the links courses of Scotland and Ireland.
With so many destinations within Australia to choose from, so much to see and experience, you won’t be alone in planning more than one trip down under.