60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 6 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Blue Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leura
— 4 nights
Drive
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Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yarra Glen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Belgrave
— 1 night
Drive
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Torquay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Adelaide
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
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Perth — 6 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Relax by the water at Mettam's Pool and Warnbro Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fremantle Prison and Perth Cultural Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah), Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill) and Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham). Dedicate the 5th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Perth travel route builder app.

Mumbai, India to Perth is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Perth, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Perth are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
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Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 3 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get outdoors at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Mamukala Billabong. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Port Douglas — 4 nights

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Let the collections at Daintree Entomological museum and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory capture your imagination. We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas driving holiday site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Cairns — 3 nights

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Palm Cove Beach and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder website.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Fraser Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Waddy Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Cairns in January, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Brisbane — 2 nights

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Opal Museum and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. The adventure continues: stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lord Howe Island.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Lord Howe Island — 2 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 25th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum and then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach.

You can plan Lord Howe Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Sydney — 4 nights

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Brett Whiteley Studio, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route planning site.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Blue Mountains National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

Blue Mountains National Park — 2 nights

On the 31st (Mon), stroll through Corridor of Oaks, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and then hike along The National Pass. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, look for gifts at The Bilpin Fruit Bowl, and then relax in the rural setting at TNT Produce.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Blue Mountains National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Blue Mountains National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

Leura — 4 nights

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Get outdoors at Wentworth Falls Lookout and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll explore and learn at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Lost Bear Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Marrangaroo National Park (in Wallerawang) and Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum (in Lithgow). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Leura Mall, make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout, take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Cascades, and stop by The Nook.

Plan my day in Leura using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Leura. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Canberra.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:

Canberra — 2 nights

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 6th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Canberra trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Leura to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Leura in February, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Yarra Glen.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Yarra Glen — 4 nights

Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Shop till you drop at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Healesville Sanctuary, get a taste of local nightlife at Payten & Jones Wines, do a tasting at Yileena Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Pillars Distillery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yarra Glen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Yarra Glen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Belgrave.
Wineries · Shopping · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

Belgrave — 1 night

On the 11th (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at Treetops Adventure Belgrave, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cloudehill Nursery and Gardens, and then take in the exciting artwork at Jodee Creations. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne and then view the masterpieces at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrave sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Yarra Glen to Belgrave in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Melbourne.
Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums
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Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and Federation Square. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne tour website.

Getting from Belgrave to Melbourne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Beaches
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Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Port Campbell — 2 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Ard Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then don't miss a visit to Twelve Apostles Marine National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese and then explore the striking landscape at London Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Fairy.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
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Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Port Fairy — 2 nights

Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 18th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art and then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island and then visit a coastal fixture at Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island.

Plan my Port Fairy trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Torquay.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Torquay — 2 nights

Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Queenscliffe Maritime Museum, then stroll through Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Bells Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Torquay sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Port Fairy to Torquay in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 3 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from the city and head to Cradle Mountain Canyons and Marion's Lookout Walk. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain, hike along Crater Lake Circuit, stroll through Devils @ Cradle, and explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel planning tool.

Fly from Torquay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kangaroo Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

Kangaroo Island — 2 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 25th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Stokes Beach.

Plan my trip to Kangaroo Island with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

Adelaide — 2 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and then kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide journey planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 1 night

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning site.

You can fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in February; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Kakadu National Park travel guide

4.2
World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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Yarra Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Valleys · Gift & Specialty Shops
A broad, fertile valley fringed by equally lush mountainsides, Yarra Valley is one of the state of Victoria’s most-renowned wine regions. Sprawling vineyards dot the valley, and the organized appearance of the plantations contrasts with the gently scenic nature that surrounds them. Fine restaurants and wineries scattered about Yarra Valley make it a connoisseur’s dream.