When planning a vacation to Sydney, many overlook traveling outside of the city limits to the New South Wales countryside and outback. Just a short drive from Sydney, you can see golden beaches on the Pacific Coast, the soaring summits of the Blue Mountains or enjoy fine wines on the Hunter Valley. Rent a car and experience it all in a few days.
Visit Cairns without missing out on the top sights, experiences and attractions. At the top of everyone’s list is the reef and rainforest, but delve a little further to discover bustling markets, food and wine and active adventures! Check out our Top 10 list of things to do while in Cairns.
Get off the beaten tourist path and explore the adventure, wildlife and aboriginal culture that awaits you in and around Darwin and the Top End.
The State of Queensland is pretty large, 2.5 times the size of Texas, so there is plenty of land to cover, and plenty of sights to see along the way. Narrowing this down, more than 70% of the population of Queensland reside within 50 miles of the coast, which reduces the amount of land you need to cover without missing out on too many of the highlights.
South Australia has developed The Epicurean Way, a great food and wine touring route that links together four iconic wine regions of McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Clare Valley. Enjoy sumptuous produce and a superb array of wines set against a backdrop of spectacular scenery as you make your way around the route.
Vivid Sydney started in 2009 to promote energy efficiency and now is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas and attracts over 1.7 million visitors. This festival is also one of the world’s most important creative industry forums, mesmerizing free public exhibitions of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations as well as a cutting-edge contemporary music program.
Australia is a destination that abounds with iconic sights, both natural and man-made. See the stunning Sydney Opera House, gaze at the changing color of Uluru Ayers Rock at sunrise and sunset and dive in and explore the Great Barrier Reef. Go beyond the iconic sights and discover a myriad of experiences to include during your Australian vacation.
Australia is home to the world’s oldest living culture with the Aboriginal Indigenous people having a continuous history spanning more than 50,000 years. Visiting Australia is an opportunity to discover a culture like no other on earth and experience it firsthand through art, dance, stories, music and the land around you.
One reason visitors flock to Australia is to see the unique range of native wildlife that roams this beautiful country. From koalas sleeping in gum trees, kangaroos hopping across open plains, sea lions basking in the sunshine, and a sea filled with whales, penguins, marine life and more, there really are wildlife experiences available throughout the land.
Australia’s sunshine State, is an easy starting point in Australia or add on to a New Zealand vacation. Four easy to reach destinations in Queensland offer varying vacation options and are the perfect addition to any South Pacific itinerary.