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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 attractions in Australia for Fall

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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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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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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 Harbour

Sydney Harbour

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With the iconic silhouette of Sydney Opera House and the dramatic arch of Sydney Harbour Bridge etched against a backdrop of glittering ocean and soaring skyscrapers, Sydney Harbour is Australia’s quintessential postcard image. The harbor, the natural heart of Sydney, features more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) lined with golden beaches, lush gardens, and vibrant neighborhoods.More
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Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

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Often overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, the mighty Ayers Rock (Uluru), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park. This natural wonder, comprising 36 domed red rocks looming up from the desert plains, is a spectacular sight and one of the highlights of Australia’s Red Centre.More
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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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Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park

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With its waterfalls, waterholes, and lush rain forests, Litchfield National Park has no shortage of spectacular scenery. Just a short drive from Darwin, it’s also known for its magnetic termite mounds that tower up to 7 feet (2 meters) tall. These sculptural cairns were built by termites.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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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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Hobart Sandy Bay

Hobart Sandy Bay

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At the mouth of the Derwent River, the tranquil coastal neighborhood of Sandy Bay is one of Hobart’s most sought-after residential neighborhoods. Sandy beaches, boat-filled piers and a lively arts community offer a change of pace for travelers escaping the bustle of downtown. It’s also a good choice for rented accommodation outside of the central business district.More

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How to Spend 3 Days in Darwin

How to Spend 3 Days in Darwin

Top activities in Australia

Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns
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All Inclusive Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with Scenic World
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Kakadu Full-Day Tour from Darwin with Lunch
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Uluru (Ayers Rock) Sunset with Outback Barbecue Dinner and Star Tour
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Cygnet Bay Explorer
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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise

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Litchfield National Park and Jumping Crocodile Cruise
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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne
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Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise
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Buccaneer Explorer
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Recent reviews from experiences in Australia

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A perfect day in Uluru
Ludk_H, May 2022
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
Booked almost 2 months in advance, I expected just to see the indigenous places in central Australia.
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A breathtaking experience!
Astrid_S, May 2022
Great Ocean Road Tour for Backpackers, Students and Young travellers
The passengers were a small group of young people who all wanted to see one of the greatest wonders of Australia.
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Awesome time
Lindsey_M, Apr 2022
Great Ocean Road Tour for Backpackers, Students and Young travellers
An awesome way to see Australia.
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Great Day on the Great Ocean Road
Leisa_F, Mar 2022
Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne
Highly recommend to anyone who would like to see an amazing part of Australia in a day trip from Melbourne.
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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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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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We had a great day.
Pauline_B, Apr 2022
Full-Day Bruny Island Cruises Day Tour from Hobart
The drive from Hobart to Kettering was lovely and we got to see even more of Tasmania.
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Definitely worth the time.
Neal_M, Apr 2022
Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
A great way to see the city and get a brief overview of its history.
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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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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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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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