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8 Reasons To Travel To Australia

November 27, 2023

The list of reasons to travel to Australia is as massive as the country itself. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, so the diversity of nature, culture, and adventure is vast and well worth experiencing. From the pristine beaches of Rottnest Island to the stunning sites of Tasmania, there is something to explore for everyone–it just depends on what kind of vacation you are looking for.

The Six States and Two Territories of Australia 

Australia comprises six states and two territories that all offer their own unique beauty and culture. While many people are familiar with popular tourist locations like the Sydney Opera House and Uluru, those incredible destinations only scratch the surface of what Australia has to offer. 

Due to the size of the country, the climate varies in each region. So, it’s important to pinpoint the areas you’re looking to explore to determine the best time to travel to Australia. Conversely, you could base your decision around what time of year travel best fits into your schedule and plan your itinerary from there. 

Luckily, every part of Australia has something unique to offer. We picked some of our absolute favorite places from the various regions, ranging from luxury adventure travel destinations to gorgeous nature reserves to cultural hotspots. Without further delay, here are our top 8 reasons to travel to Australia.

Mt. Maria Tasmania Lookout - Maria Island
Mt. Maria Tasmania Lookout – Maria Island

1 | Tasmania’s Unique Landscape And Wildlife

Tasmania is Australia’s smallest state, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for tenfold in beauty. Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking views and scenery, unique wildlife, and incredible food and wine, Tasmania is not to be overlooked. Some astounding places to visit are Freycinet, Cradle Mountain, Tamar River, and Coles Bay. Check out our Discover Tasmania Adventure itinerary for a trip that highlights the best of the region.

Aerial view of the Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.

2 | Victoria

The second smallest state in Australia, Victoria, is also the most densely populated with its diverse metropolis of Melbourne. This state boasts hot springs, stunning beaches, national parks, and vineyards. We love sending our clients to the lovely seaside town of Portsea on the Mornington Penisula and various stops as they journey on the Great Ocean Road—not to mention our favorite spot, the Yarra Valley, just 45 minutes outside Melbourne with food, wine, and the Healesville animal sanctuary. With so many famous adventure and luxury destinations, we like to keep Victoria at the top of our list. 

Northern Territory, Australian Outback

3 | The Vast, Gorgeous Outback

Home to some of Australia’s most incredible natural beauty and preserved land, the Outback is considered one of the most geographically remote areas in Australia. The Outback spans a lot of land– 5.4 million km, to be exact. You can find some of the country’s most stunning national parks and landmarks here, like Uluru, Kings Canyon, and Kakadu. So, if you’re looking for a complete Australian experience, consider spending some time in the Northern Territory of Australia. We offer the Ultimate Outback Explorer package, which leads you on an epic Outback vacation over the course of 13 days.  

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

4 | The Great Barrier Reef

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef certainly lives up to the hype. A habitat to 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish, and 4,000 types of mollusk—you have to see the Great Barrier Reef to understand how spectacular it is. Whether you’re snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, or exploring one of its 900 islands (yes, you read that right, nine hundred), there is no shortage of activities that appeal to every type of traveler. Want to do it all? Check out one of our favorite Australia travel packages, the 4-Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard.

A quokka posing in Western Austalia

5 | The Wildlife

You can’t visit Australia without seeing some of the world’s most unique wildlife. One of the cutest marsupials around, Koalas are endemic to Australia–meaning they don’t live anywhere else in the world! You can also find quokkas, Tasmanian devils, wombats, and so much more on the land, in the sea, and up in the sky. It truly is a hub for conservation travel

Kangaroos in Australian Vineyard

6 | The Incredible Food and Wine

Australia began making wine over 200 years ago, which translates to a vibrant wine region and history, including some of the oldest vines in the entire world. Additionally, Australia is home to some of the world’s most notable restaurants, markets, and foods. From the Central Market in Melbourne to the fresh seafood in Tasmania to the delectable Australian Wagyu, it’s hard to keep your mouth from watering just thinking about your visit to the country. If you’re looking for a food and wine-focused trip with plenty of adventure included, consider our Wine, Wilderness, and Wildlife itinerary.

Sydney, Australia

7 | The Culturally Rich Cities

Australia encompasses some of the most spectacular cities in the world. The largest of the bunch, Sydney, is a tourist hotspot for a reason. You could spend an entire vacation in just one city with incredible sites like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanic Garden, and many extraordinary museums.  But you would miss out on Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city in the state of Victoria. This city bursts with culture—the Queen Victoria Market, iconic Degraves Street,  Melbourne Zoo, and the famous Melbourne coffee all make this a necessary stop on your itinerary. 

Kimberly, Australia

8 | Cruises In The Kimberly Region

Known as one of the world’s last wilderness frontiers, the Kimberly Region is a dream destination for any adventure traveler. There are several unique cruise companies we can book you with, and our itinerary sets you aboard the True North, which accommodates 36 passengers, has an on-board helicopter, and has the lodging of a hotel. This is the perfect way to witness the remote beaches and wildlife, see aboriginal art, explore waterfalls, and lots more. 

When it comes to reasons to travel to Australia, the list is unending. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to start planning the perfect Australia excursion fit just for you.

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