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AustraliaAustralia - New Zealand and the South Pacific

Visit the sunny “land down under.” Surf, explore rainforests, dive in underwater wonderlands and see kangaroos, koalas and emus. 

Australia is a vast land with beautiful beaches, unusual bush animals, more than 60 wine regions and fascinating cities. Join a Cairns dive tour to swim among the Great Barrier Reef’s colorful fish and coral. Explore rainforests and watch crocodiles in nearby Daintree.

Surf and swim on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Walk along Brisbane’s pretty river. At the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, watch the cute creatures eating eucalyptus or sleeping. Let colorful rainbow lorikeets land on your arms at feeding time.

In Sydney, ride the train to Circular Quay to shop, dine and meet new people. The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb provides glorious city views. Attend a performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House and stay after dark as it lights up in brilliant colors. Ferry to Taronga Zoo and spend the night. Swim at Coogee Beach’s ocean pool. Then do the Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk in reverse to reach famous Bondi Beach, where you can surf and sunbathe on golden sands.

Watch sports at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Bike through Melbourne to the Royal Botanic Gardens or cruise along the river to enjoy the city’s magnificent skyline. The Great Ocean Road drive offers many stops to view the rugged shoreline.

Stop in Canberra, the national capital, to see the Royal Australian Mint, the High Court and numerous museums, monuments and galleries. Learn the meaning of ANZAC and reflect upon many important contributions of the Australian military.

Inland, visit the Blue Mountains, with ridge after ridge of beauty. Travel north to national parks to see exotic wildlife, including kangaroos, emus and large goanna lizards. Uluru, previously known as Ayers Rock, is an unbelievably massive red sandstone formation rising from flat plains near Alice Springs. Visit Adelaide for watersports on the Great Australian Bight. In Perth, look west to a sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Enjoy Australia’s friendly people, delightful wines and warm weather throughout the year. Ocean waters are warmest during the Southern Hemisphere summer, December through February.

Popular cities in Australia

Sydney featuring theatre scenes, views and a bay or harbour
Known for Dining, Port and Shopping


Reasons to visit

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
    SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • Wild Life Sydney Zoo
    Wild Life Sydney Zoo
  • Sydney Opera House
    Sydney Opera House
Southbank featuring a high-rise building, a river or creek and a bridge
Known for Dining, Shopping and Museum


Reasons to visit

  • Rod Laver Arena
    Rod Laver Arena
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
    Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Brighton Beach
    Brighton Beach
Southbank Parklands showing a city, boating and a high-rise building
Known for Dining, Shopping and River


Reasons to visit

  • Queen Street Mall
    Queen Street Mall
  • Roma Street Parkland
    Roma Street Parkland
  • South Bank Parklands
    South Bank Parklands
Perth which includes skyline, a sunset and a city
Known for Dining, Shopping and Family-friendly


Reasons to visit

  • Scarborough Beach
    Scarborough Beach
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour
    Hillarys Boat Harbour
  • Cottesloe Beach
    Cottesloe Beach
Adelaide showing a city and heritage architecture
Known for Dining, Shopping and Family-friendly


Reasons to visit

  • Glenelg Beach
    Glenelg Beach
  • Rundle Mall
    Rundle Mall
  • Adelaide Oval
    Adelaide Oval
Surfers Paradise featuring a city, general coastal views and a coastal town
Gold Coast
Known for Beach, Dining and Shopping


Reasons to visit

  • Sea World
    Sea World
  • Warner Bros. Movie World
    Warner Bros. Movie World
  • Dreamworld

Popular places to visit in Australia

Great Barrier Reef
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Great Barrier Reef

The largest coral reef in the world lies just off the coast of Cairns and offers thousands of kilometers of coral, marine life and untouched white sand beaches.

Sydney Opera House
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Sydney Opera House

One of the world’s most famous buildings is surprisingly accessible; take in a show or just take a stroll to admire this astonishing building.

Darling Harbour
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Darling Harbour

Once the site of rusting railroad yards and wharves, one of Sydney’s greatest urban renewal projects now buzzes with museums, boutiques and eateries.

Royal Botanic Gardens
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Royal Botanic Gardens

Escape Sydney’s busy downtown and enjoy the winding pathways, art installations and rose gardens of this lush haven.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Stroll from end-to-end or climb to the top; either way, Sydney’s “Coat Hanger” serves up memories to last a lifetime.

The Twelve Apostles
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The Twelve Apostles

Appearing to proceed solemnly around the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria, these colossal limestone formations are a breathtaking sight to behold on the Great Ocean Road.