From the sacred legends of aboriginal Dreamtime, snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, and some of the quirkiest wildlife of the planet, the Land Down Under
is a dream destination. Explore over 8000 islands, fine dining restaurants and bars, and picture-perfect beaches in the land of extreme landscapes and even more extreme adventures.
- Home of The Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world
- 250km of gorgeous coastline and unspoilt beaches, small islands and hidden coves
- Cruise the most beautiful natural harbour in the world and visit the Sydney Opera House
With most of Australia’s population living on the coast, it’s no wonder Australia is considered a boating nation.
There are yachts all over Sydney’s sparkling harbour- and for good reason. Regarded as one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world, Sydney boasts over 250km of gorgeous shoreline, unspoilt beaches, and some of Australia’s most famous attractions, such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a refreshing swim and a glass a wine at any one of the many bays, inlets, beaches and islands.
A trip to Australia is incomplete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel one of the many spots along the 2,300km long ecosystem, the largest living thing on Earth and visible from space. Or cruise to Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island with over 120km of sandy cliffs, rainforest and giant ancient ferns growing right in the sand.
For a more cultural and artistic vibe, check out the markets, festivals, live music, and rooftop bars of Melbourne, about 628 nautical miles south of Sydney.
The most easterly point in Australia, and most beloved destination among many tourists, is chilled out Byron Bay. It’s relaxed beaches, hippy markets, and beautiful surrounding waterfalls and rain forests are sure to capture your heart. Make sure you do the lighthouse walk and take in the beautiful view of the surrounding beaches at sunrise.
With roughly 59,000 km of coastline, including the smaller islands, Australia is the quintessential boat lover’s paradise.
Best time to visit:
Australia is vast, and the weather varies from coast to coast. Because of the country’s size, it could be snowing in one state and tropical warm weather in the next!
The best time to visit Sydney is between November and April, while it's wet season in tropical Northern Queensland.