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Welcome to Australia

With its imitable mix of nature, culture, and laid-back coastal cool, there's far more to Australia than koalas and kangaroos—although they're pretty great, too. The cosmopolitan style and iconic cityscape of Sydney and its opera house don't compromise the quality of Bondi Beach, a hotspot for both surfing and sunbathing. In Melbourne, the cutting-edge culinary scene and nearby vineyards are top draws for foodies, while in Cairns, opportunities to spot wildlife in tropical rain forests or the Coral Sea abound. If you're a thrill seeker, climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a hot-air balloon over Alice Springs, or go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. Nature lovers, on the other hand, might prefer to visit Adelaide's Kangaroo Island, watch dolphins at Port Douglas, or snorkel alongside tropical marine life on Fraser Island. And, if you're after unique and spectacular sights, you'll be spoilt for choice in the Land Down Under; natural wonders and World Heritage sites include the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, Ayers Rock in Uluru (best seen on a sunrise tour), and the imposing Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains. And if that's not enough, flightseeing tours of the Whitsunday Islands, excursions to Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, and a ride on Melbourne's colonial tramcar restaurant should also be added to your Aus itinerary.

Top 10 attractions in Australia

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Horizontal Falls

Horizontal Falls

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The Horizontal Falls were once described by David Attenborough as one of the “greatest wonders of the natural world.” Located in Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago, the waterfalls are caused by the shifting of ocean tides through the rocks, and are one of Western Australia’s most spectacular sights.More
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Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

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Encompassing roughly 3,000 individual reefs and dotted with almost 900 islands and coral cays (small sandy isles), Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most unforgettable natural treasures. Snorkelers and certified divers flock here to see the unparalleled array of marine life.More
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Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

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With its powder-white silica sands, gleaming turquoise waters, and fringe of lush rainforest, it’s little surprise that Whitehaven is one of Australia’s most photographed beaches. Stretching for almost 3 miles (5 kilometers) along the coast of Whitsunday Island, it’s a magnificent sight and an idyllic spot for swimming and snorkelling.More
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Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park Melbourne

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First opened in 1912, Luna Park Melbourne is a slice of theme park history. Enter through the mouth of Mr. Moon and ride historic attractions, including the Great Scenic Railway wooden roller coaster. Old-time favorites, such as a ghost train and hall of mirrors, offer thrills to kids, as do bumper cars, carousels, and modern rides.More
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Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Australia might be famous for its kangaroos and koalas, but the Werribee Open Range Zoo offers all the excitement of an African safari on Aussie shores. Lions, rhinoceros, giraffes, and gorillas all roam freely in the park’s 494-acre (200-hectare) grasslands, affording visitors some incredible wildlife-watching opportunities.More
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Few sights are as instantly recognizable as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the grand centerpiece of Sydney Harbour and one of Australia's most photographed landmarks. The historic structure dates to 1932 and is the world's largest steel arch bridge. It's also an important transport hub, linking downtown Sydney with the north shore, Manly, and the area's northern beaches.More
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Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

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A world-class performing arts venue and iconic Australian landmark, the Sydney Opera House—with its distinctive Jorn Utzon design—defines the Sydney Harbour district. Distinguished by soaring halls with a white ceramic–tiled exterior shaped to evoke the sails of a yacht, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see Sydney attraction and popular stop on most city tours.More
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Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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A gigantic monolith of rust-red rock looming over the desert plains of the Australian Outback, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is more than just a postcard icon—it’s the cultural, spiritual, and geographical heart of Australia, one of its most impressive natural wonders, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.More
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Green Island

Green Island

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Marooned off the coast of Cairns in north Queensland, Green Island is a tropical paradise of lush rainforest, white sandy beaches, and crystalline waters. The idyllic island is part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef National Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and harbors an extraordinary variety of coral reefs, exotic fish, and marine life.More
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Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge

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Marking the southern border of Daintree National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mossman Gorge is one of the most popular places to experience the world’s oldest rain forest. Dating back more than 130 million years, the dense forest and scenic river gorge harbor a rich biodiversity and provide a stunning backdrop for hikers and swimmers.More

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Melbourne #OutOfIsolation Virtual Tours

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The National Gallery of Victoria: A Virtual Channel

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Zoos Victoria Animal Livestreams

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Busselton Jetty: Virtual Tours

Top activities in Australia

Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns
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Outer Reef Pontoon Experience from Cairns
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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
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All-Inclusive Fraser Island Day Tour
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Uluru Small-Group Tour by Camel at Sunrise or Sunset
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Rainforest River Tubing from Cairns
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
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Tasman Island Cruises and Port Arthur Historic Site Day Tour from Hobart
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Recent reviews from experiences in Australia

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My day up the mount
Mick_L, Jan 2022
kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour
Well the view but I really enjoyed stopping at Ferntree, The Springs lookout etc on the way up.
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It is an amazing site to...
Luiza_S, Jan 2022
Port Arthur Tour from Hobart
It is an amazing site to visit and learn about Australian history.
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Wineglass bay tour
Mary_M, Dec 2021
Wineglass Bay Cruise from Coles Bay
Such a beautiful part of Australia to visit.
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Boat trip was awesome....
Cathy_F, Nov 2021
Tasman Island Cruises and Port Arthur Historic Site Day Tour from Hobart
Tasman island was impressive and lucky to see both NZ and Australian fur seals soaking up the sun.
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Value for money experience with great staff
Vicki_B, Jul 2021
Cruise 'n' Canoe to Australia's Everglades
A great way to see a unique part of Australia.
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Fly and touch down on Abrolhos for a day you will remember for the rest of your life!
Karen_M, Dec 2021
Shipwreck Special Full Day Tour of the Abrolhos Islands
Landing and experiencing the island - swimming in pristine clear water, AMAZING nature walk lead by friendly competent pilot to see wallabies, nesting osprey, king skinks and the local birds' "long table lunch' of smashed shells on top of ancient exposed coral - with pleasant lunch completed the perfect day with connection to this 'Galapagos' - just off the Geraldton, Mid West Coral Coast of Western Australia
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Well worth doing
Kerry_A, Jul 2021
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise
A wonderful cruise to see all 3 gorges and Russell, our boat driver was very informative and humorous.
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fantastic
karenloraine, Jun 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
If you have limited time a brilliant way to see one of Australia's beautiful icon's.
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"Best daytrip"
Karlene_p, May 2021
Cygnet Bay Explorer
Horizontal falls had a neap time however it was still magnificent, then onto Cape Leveque for a brilliant brekky and swim, finally Cygnet Bay plus a 2 hour boat ride out to Hells gate....
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An excellent tour company with a great tour guide
Trang_L, Feb 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
We hope to see Jarrod again in the near future.
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A nice visit east of Perth to the countryside
Lee_H, Dec 2020
1/2 day Swan Valley Wine Cheese & Chocolate Tour Inc Afternoon Cruise to Perth
Return via the riverboat is a very leisurely way to see a bit of the western Australia countryside.
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Would recommend it
Darryl_P, Nov 2020
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Day Trip from Cairns
Than Australia zoo and more attractions to look at
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Definitely recommended
Hamid, Jun 2020
Whale Watching Jervis Bay
Got to see Whales,Australian Seals and Dolphins in one trip,Amazing.
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Grampian tour
Teresa_N, Mar 2020
Grampians National Park Small-Group Eco Tour from Melbourne
I would definitely recommend the trip to see Australia at its best.
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Fun among the Australian wildlife.
Vern_K, Mar 2020
Sydney Taronga Zoo's Australian Animals Tour
We were able to see up close the Koala bears and feeding the wallaby.
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Blue mountains
Kristine_R, Mar 2020
PRIVATE All-Day Blue Mountains Tour with Professional Guide for Up to 4 People
A lovely way to see the countryside and Australian mountains rather than the high rise towers of downtown Sydney.
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Worth the time and money
Mary, Feb 2020
All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney
We wanted to see the blue mountains and some animals while in Australia.
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I saw a dolphin and had so much fun
laurahmohr, Feb 2020
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Jet Boat Ride: 55 Minutes
Great driver and even got to see dolphins.
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Australia Fun
kjsierranevada, Jan 2020
Small Group - 12 Apostles, Otways & Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne
We had an incredible time on our tour and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to see this section of Australia.
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Best decision we could have made
jakegriesenauer, Dec 2019
Grampians National Park Small-Group Eco Tour from Melbourne
This was our first trip outside the city and it was a tremendous way to see more of Australia!
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