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Australia Travel Guide

There's no need to venture too far from home for an awesome holiday

Unlike the wizard, the real Oz would never be caught behind a curtain. Australia puts it all out in the open: think bold landscapes, confident cities and a never-ending coastline.
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The official language spoken
in Australia is English,
although the Aussie slang is
definitely its own language!
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Australian Dollar (AUD)
Symbol: $
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Australian Western (UTC+8:00)
Australian Central Western (UTC+8:45)
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Top places to visit in Australia

As the world's sixth-largest country, we reckon it would take several lifetimes to explore everything Australia has to offer. Check out our top places to visit and start planning your Aussie adventure.
A group of people walking down a Melbourne laneway filled with colourful graffiti art on the wall


Discover the diversity and beauty of Victoria. Home to the arts and culinary capital of Australia, Melbourne and a flourish of peninsulas, nautral springs and world-class wineries.
The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

New South Wales

Big, bold and beautiful, explore New South Wales's top sights including the harbour city of Sydney and the hotspots of Byron Bay, Bondi Beach and the Blue Mountains.
A surfer riding the waves in the Gold Coast


From it's golden sand beaches, bustling coastal towns and stunning rainforests, it's no wonder Queensland is affectionately known as Australia's Sunshine State and is home to the world's largest living organism, The Great Barrier Reef. 
two people looking out at the Perth city skyline featuring tall buildings by a river

Western Australia

Endless untouched beaches to the unexplored outback, Western Australia offers extraordinary experiences like no other.
an upclose shot of a kangaroo with a pristine beach in the backdrop

South Australia

Head down to South Australia for culture, adventure and exploring. From Adelaide's festival spirit, the stunning coastal line in Kangaroo Island and the world-class wineries in the Barossa Valley, you'll be wondering why you've never been before.
Ayres Rock, the red centre of Uluru standing tall with the sunset in the backdrop

Northern Territory

From the dusty, red outback formations of Uluru and King's Canyon, to the tropical jungle of Kakadu National Park, this is a land where crocodiles and camels roam, waterfalls plummet and adventure lies on every corner. 

Travelling around Australia

a woman looking out at the iconic Uluru in the backseat of her camper

Australia Campervan Hire

Take off on an epic Australia roadtrip with your very own campervan. Hire a campervan to suit your size and budget and experience Australia at your own pace.
the twelve apostles landmark in Victoria, a scenic view on the Great Ocean Road

Australia Self-Drive Road Trips

From the epic Great Ocean Road to the natural rainforests in the Blue Mountains, a classic road trip is the best way to see Australia's rugged beauty.Check out some of our suggested itineraries or we can help you tailor-make your own Australian road trip.
a women in swimwear stands on a rock as she is about to swim in an open swamp in Western Australia

Australia Hop-On Hop-Off Travel

Take the hassle out of travelling around on your Aussie adventure with a flexible hop-on hop-off travel pass. Travel from backpacker hot-spots to more remote destinations and see all that this fascinating country has to offer.

Download a travel brochure

Give a tree a big hug and flick through our travel brochures online instead. From Asia to the Antarctic, discover the latest and greatest trips, tours, transport, hotels and hostels on every continent.
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