Melbourne - Victoria
Melbourne prides itself on being a great city. It’s hardly surprising, with its spectacular combination of old and new architecture, elegant streetscapes, ethnic communities and lavish parks and gardens. Add Australia’s best eating, an excellent transit system and a packed events calendar boasting sporting spectaculars and exuberant events, and you have all the ingredients for one of the most enlightened and liveable cities in the world.
Perth - Western Australia
Western Australia is bound by one of the world's most pristine coastline to the west and bordered largely by desert to the east. Perth, the capital city of the State, enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia. Its warm sunny climate, clear blue skies and beautiful beaches are making it an increasingly popular destination. Sophisticated yet uncomplicated, the lifestyle in Western Australia is a relaxed one.
Sydney - New South Wales
The cosmopolitan city of Sydney offers cultural attractions, arts and crafts, performing arts in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, historic parks and monuments and significant sports facilities including Sydney's Olympic Park.
Brisbane and the Gold Coast - Queensland
Whether you're after adrenalin-pumping adventure, relaxing on sun-kissed beaches, trekking through ancient rainforest or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, there's an experience just waiting to become your treasured memory. Where Else but Queensland?
Darwin - Northern Territory
There is no better way to gain an understanding of Aboriginal culture than to visit the Northern Territory. Learning something of Australia's indigenous society adds perspective to other Territory attractions.
Canberra - Australian Captial Territory
Not only is Canberra the capital city of Australia, with many of this country's most important public buildings, art works and institutions, it's also a great place to start if you want to get an idea of the Aussie lifestyle, wild kangaroos hopping down the streets have been known to appear just a minute or two from the city centre. And because Canberra is a compact city, right in the middle of sheep country, a 20 minute drive can have you watching shearers at work and enjoying a 'billy' of tea at Glenloch Station. Australia's highest mountain, Mt. Kosciusko, and the beautiful Pacific coastline is also only a couple of hours drive from Canberra.
Adelaide - South Australia
The capital of South Australia, Adelaide nestles between the sea and the Adelaide Hills. It is a graceful city of wide streets, elegant buildings and many parklands. Cultural pursuits and good food and wine are high on the agenda and its mild Mediterranean climate encourages outdoor activities.
Positioned like a median strip between the Pacific Ocean and the tumultuous Tasman Sea, New Zealand has coastline on a grand scale. Beaches, bays, harbours and cliff edges add up to a total length of around 18,000 kilometres. You’ll find everything from the tropical prettiness of turquoise water and crystalline sand to the soulful drama of surf exploding against ancient sandstone.
Hobart - Tasmania
You are in 'Tassie'...a land apart. No wonder it feels different - it separated from mainland Australia more than 13000 years ago. And the past is still vivid in this green, mountainous sea-ringed world. Not just ancient rainforests and Tasmanian Devils have survived, but colonial history... 'The stones are time'. All around you - Tasmania's colonial heritage: former convict cottages, early homesteads, villages of mellow stone, meticulously preserved. These old buildings are not just museums, they are homes, whole suburbs, cosy pubs, hotels...they are alive and well!