A land of contrast, diversity and technicoloured landscapes Australia dishes up a luscious dose of holiday perfection. From the white sandy beaches that fringe the world’s largest island to the red earth of the outback, lush verdant rainforests, blue-tinged mountain ranges and golden sunsets, Australia is like an artist’s palette.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the big ticket must do’s - the largest coral reef in the world and as good as it gets for diving and snorkelling. Fringed by the reef, the Daintree Rainforest is also a UNESCO site and totally spellbinding. For an outback adventure, head to Uluru in the Northern Territory where you’ll be able to watch the sunrise or sunset light up the rock and stars light up the night sky. This is also a great place to immerse yourself in indigenous culture as is the magnificent Kimberley region and Kakadu is dotted with Aboriginal rock art and a mecca for bird watching
If you’re into photography, you’ll want to drive the Great Ocean Road in Victoria – or better still do it in style on a gourmet walking tour. Don’t miss climbing the dizzying heights of Sydney Harbour Bridge, hanging out on the famed Bondi Beach and exploring the hidden laneways and arcades in Melbourne. And if you’re into solitude and jaw-dropping beauty, Tasmania is a best-kept secret.
The only thing you’ll be short of on a holiday ‘down under’ is time.