Introducing Australia

The land of kangaroos, great coastal drives, sparkling capitals and awesome surf, Australia is the land of dreams and dreamers. It’s a fantastic destination for just about everyone because here in Oz, there’s fun for all and anything is possible. Surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Australia is home to some of the world’s most exciting coastal cities. In fact, with most of its major destinations set along the country’s never-ending coastline, you’ll always find something to do by the sea. And with the Aussie’s fondness for the ocean comes some fabulous benefits; fresh and delicious seafood that’s always readily available, stunning beaches and a great surf culture, beautiful sunrises every morning and beautiful sunsets every night, plus access to some of the most spectacular wildlife. And let’s not forget that it’s also home to the natural World Wonder of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living thing on the planet visible even from outer space. So when it comes to ocean attractions, you’ll find it all Down Under.

From snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland to views of the Sydney Opera House and other iconic adventures, or from off-the-beaten-path drives in the Outback to soaking up the vibrant party atmosphere at Bondi Beach, you can do anything you want in Oz. If you love good food and barbecues, you’ll eat like a king along the way. And these guys really know their coffee too. Big American coffee chains have tried to break into the scene but the Aussies weren’t having any of it. Only artisan, specialist and true mom-and-pop roasteries here so you’re guaranteed to find a good brew wherever your journey takes you.

For amazing family travel, group adventures or romantic coastal exploration, Australia has to be your next destination.


Australia is one of the easiest places to travel to for families. The weather is fantastic almost all year round, there is no language barrier and kids are always made to feel welcome. Hotels and resorts are always family friendly and there are many family orientated campsites dotted around the country. With all major cities set along the coastline, there’ll always be easy access to a beach or cove and there are fun things to do in every region. The whole country is a natural playground for curious kids but some fun attractions not to miss include Sydney Aquarium, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Taronga Zoo, Kakadu National Park and Gold Coast Sea Amusement Park.


There’s something rather eclectic about Australian cuisine – perhaps because the Aussies have collected many different dishes and taken many different influences from other cultures over the years. With so many towns and cities set along the coast, seafood is a staple in many Aussie diets. And barbecued meats and al fresco dining is loved by all Australian families. Some of the nation’s most notable dishes are the classic Aussie meat pie (a national favourite), Great Australian Pikelets, Aussie tuna bake, Aussie style coleslaw, Australian pea salad, Australian Pavlova, barbecued shrimp, and sausage sangers (sausage sandwiches).

History and Culture

The culture of Australia is very much a Western culture, with influences from the Aboriginal people as well as influences from the country’s unique geography. British colonisation of Australian back in the 1700s has also influenced Aussie culture and today, the Australian people can be defined by some core values; such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion, democracy and equality, peacefulness and equal opportunity. Australians as people tend to be extremely friendly and welcoming, and they are known to use Aussie slang very often whey they speak so although their national language is English, you may need to pick up a few Aussie slang words.

Top Locations in Australia

This is perhaps one of the most iconic locations in Australia and it’s a fantastic city to explore for all ages. Don’t miss the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower, Port Jackson, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo and Sydney Aquarium. For shopping and art galleries, head to The Rocks or for sunbathing, head to Bondi Beach.
Melbourne is a great city if you love culture and history, and there’s always something going on whether it’s shows or music events. The city centre is great for shopping and nightlife and the Royal Botanic Gardens are not to be missed. Also check out National Gallery of Victoria, Queen Victoria Market, Shrine of Remembrance, Old Melbourne Gaol, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Puffing Billy Railway.
Great Barrier Reef
Located just off the Queensland coast and set in the stunning Coral Sea, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most important natural landmarks on planet earth. It’s a superb spot for diving (the best in the world) but just as awesome for snorkelling if you’re travelling with kids. Excursions and tours depart from Cairns daily.
Great Ocean Drive
This is one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Australia and it takes you all the way from Torquay to Allansford in the South. The biggest landmark and main attraction is the 12 Apostles but there are also other things to check out including Loch Ard Gorge, Melba Gully, Cape Otway National Park rainforest, and the Conservation Ecology Centre & Wildlife Sanctuary.
Ayers Rock
This iconic piece of rock is a must-see for anyone who loves a bit of an off-road adventure. The nearest large town is Alice Springs and the journey from here will take you into the famous Aussie outback. This huge sandstone monolith is sacred to the indigenous people and it’s believed to be around 700 million years old! A fantastic photographic opportunity at sunset so be sure to bring a good camera.

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