Australia has so many diverse and exhilarating experiences to offer. From the prehistoric gorges of Kakadu National Park, to the white sails of the Sydney Opera House, Australia is a country as big your imagination.
Kick back on a beach with sand as white as a ghost in Western Australia, swim with the dolphins in Monkey Mia, lose yourself in the labyrinthine laneways of culture-rich Melbourne or be humbled by red desert sunsets over Uluru. Turn south to visit hundred year old giants in the forests of Tasmania or take on Sydney a tourist mecca of surf, sun, shopping and nightlife.
Take a balloon ride over Uluru, a helicopter ride over Sydney beaches or see the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Take in the beauty of the Gold Coast from 270 metres high in the sky with SkyPoint Climb. Join wildlife and eco-tours, sail Kangaroo Island or cruise the Kimberley.
There are so many ways in which you can experience the cities and landscapes of Australia, with a myriad of accommodation options every budget is catered for.
The outback is big - so big you can travel indefinitely without coming within cooee of a phone call or an email. Immerse yourself in ancient Aboriginal cultures, dazzling salt pans, secretive reptiles, rough-cut canyons and pristine gorges. Alternatively you can explore a variety of different national parks filled with koalas, sugar gliders and knee-high wallabies.
Australia is fringed by more than 8,000 islands, offering every type of holiday experience. Sail the Whitsunday Islands , Ningaloo Reef or the immense Great Barrier Reef and spend days under the water with the kaleidoscopic marine life, colossal whale sharks, giant turtles and mischievous dolphins. Day trip to gorgeous Rottnest Island from Perth or island hop around Sydney Harbour.
Challenge like the snow-clad and mountainous Australian Alps - mountain bikes, bushwalk, four wheel drive or horse ride the alpine tracks, fly fish in the streams and lakes, go white water rafting, cross-country ski or try the wide range of downhill ski slopes at the numerous ski resorts.
It's easy to go sports mad in Australia, which hosts events for cricket fans, footy fiends, rugby lovers, rev-heads and marathon runners. Get a courtside view at the Australian Open or experience the excitement of the uniquely Australian AFL. See Australias fight New Zealand for the Bledisloe Cup, or be there for the Ashes when Australia faces its age-old cricket rival England. Smell the rubber at the Grand Prix. Watch the world's fastest cyclists whizz through Adelaide and South Australia in the Tour Down Under. Sport is almost a religion in Australia.
Yet this lovely country is not without its urban havens, famous for museums, theatres, festivals and galleries, bars and restaurants, al fresco dining with coffee, seafood, organics and global cuisine. The wine industry delights discerning connoisseurs from around the world while the range of luxury and budget hotels, motels, hostels and serviced apartments makes a stay easy and affordable.
Whether you're looking for adventure, nature, great food and wine, shopping, art and culture, sport or to connect with some of the oldest landscapes on earth, there is nothing like a holiday in Australia.