The only country on Earth that is also a continent, Australia is vast, ancient, and breathtaking. Rock paintings over ten thousand years old sit alongside the world’s most famous opera house in Sydney. Huge desert landscapes fuse with tropical forests, dazzling beaches, and never-ending coral reefs. And multicultural communities in modern cities share their home with the world’s oldest living culture going back over 600 generations. With its mix of nature, cities, and adventure, Australia is a colossal array of wonders.
From its tip at Cape York down to the island of Tasmania, and passing through Uluru / Ayers Rock in the middle, Australia is home to a culture that goes back over 50,000 years. Today, you can enjoy tours of sacred sites at Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park with Aboriginal guides, sample bush tucker (their traditional food), discover some of the world’s most ancient rock art or try dot painting, its modern version. Australia is Aboriginal Country, and its indigenous people have amazing stories and culture to share.
If you don’t experience some of Australia’s natural wonders, you’re missing out. The good news is they’re varied and accessible. Diving in the Great Barrier Reef or surfing the Gold Coast is a must for fans of the ocean. If you enjoy thrills, discover the outback on your own kayak in Kakadu National Park. And you can’t leave Australia without seeing kangaroos, koalas, emus, platypus, or crocodiles first-hand at any of its amazing wildlife parks.
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Hobart… Australia is home to dozens of vibrant cities. The bad news? You probably won’t get the chance to visit them all. The good news? They each offer amazing and diverse attractions suited for every type of traveler. Take Sydney, where culture lovers can enjoy the Sydney Opera House and dine at top-rated restaurants, and lovers of the outdoors can take a dip at Bondi Beach or explore the Blue Mountains. Or Darwin, gateway to some of the country’s most iconic locations and wildlife parks, and where Asian and Aboriginal culture live side by side, hosting street festivals that all residents and visitors can enjoy.
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