Australia

Windswept Beaches and Limestone Spires: Travel Australia’s Great Ocean Road

Windswept Beaches and Limestone Spires: Travel Australia’s Great Ocean Road

It’s one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. Just a couple hours outside Melbourne lies the Great Ocean Road, which spans 249 miles along Australia’s southwest coastline. You can explore it on a road trip over a few days, or if you’re short on time you can take a day tour of the highlights. […]

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Conquer Your Fear of Heights and Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Conquer Your Fear of Heights and Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge

While not for the faint of heart, climbing the 440-foot tall Harbor Bridge in Sydney isn’t as perilous as it might sound. Climbers are outfitted with a specially designed bridge suit as well as a securely attached safety wire. First, climb up through the arches of the bridge, traversing catwalks and ladders. Admire the views […]

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See the Australian Outback Transformed into a Field of Light at Uluru

See the Australian Outback Transformed into a Field of Light at Uluru

Way out in the desert of Australia lies Uluru, a massive sandstone rock formation over a thousand feet high and nearly six hundred million years old. Sacred to the Aborigine people, Uluru is said to be the home of ancient spirits and is referred to by some as “the heart of Australia.” Now, the sacred […]

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Sun, Sand, and Surf at Sydney’s Bondi Beach

Sun, Sand, and Surf at Sydney’s Bondi Beach

Perhaps the most famous beach in Australia, Bondi Beach is a year-round gathering place for both locals and travelers alike. Whether you’re looking to explore and be active, or simply to kick back and relax, it’s a must-see highlight in Sydney. At only 6 miles from the city center, Bondi Beach is within easy reach. […]

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Dive and Snorkel at the Edge of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Dive and Snorkel at the Edge of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

See clownfish darting in and out of an anemone… giant clams weighing up to 400 pounds… enormous boulder coral hundreds of years old. Discover all this and more amazing marine life at the Outer Barrier Reef, an easy boat trip from Port Douglas. On this dive and snorkel adventure, you’ll head to Agincourt Reef. It’s […]

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Wine, Cheese, Chocolate, and Craft Beer: The Perfect Tasting Tour from Sydney

Wine, Cheese, Chocolate, and Craft Beer: The Perfect Tasting Tour from Sydney

Just two hours outside of Sydney lies Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s most famous wine regions. But you’ll find much more than just vineyards there. Here’s how to experience the area’s many culinary delights during one delicious day. Head outside the city to the idyllic green farmlands of Hunter Valley. Visit three different wineries, where […]

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See a Different Side of Australia’s Wildlife on this Nighttime Rainforest Tour

See a Different Side of Australia’s Wildlife on this Nighttime Rainforest Tour

Just outside Cairns in the tropical north of Australia, a thousand-year-old rainforest is home to countless amazing creatures. The area is known as Atherton Tablelands and it makes a memorable day trip from Cairns. While it’s beautiful here during the day, if you leave at sundown you’ll miss out on all the incredible nocturnal creatures. […]

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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight and Wine Tasting in Australia’s Yarra Valley

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight and Wine Tasting in Australia’s Yarra Valley

Just outside of Melbourne lies the beautiful Yarra Valley, an area of lovely green lowlands with a cool climate ideal for grape-growing. Here’s how to spend the perfect day there. Even if you’re not usually an early bird, it’s best to head out before sunup. That way you can enjoy a spectacular sunrise balloon flight […]

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Circumnavigate Australia Next Year on a Once-in-a-Lifetime Voyage with Regent Seven Seas

Circumnavigate Australia Next Year on a Once-in-a-Lifetime Voyage with Regent Seven Seas

Cuddle a koala in Townsville, explore a colorful coral reef from Exmouth, marvel at Esperance’s astonishing Pink Lake, sample local wines in Adelaide, see wild kangaroos near Melbourne… This is only a taste of what you can experience on a circumnavigation of Australia. North, south, east, and west – every corner of Australia is filled […]

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A Treetop Koala Walk and Sunset Penguin Parade? Only at Phillip Island

A Treetop Koala Walk and Sunset Penguin Parade? Only at Phillip Island

If you’d like to come face to face with some of Australia’s most amazing wildlife, head just 90 minutes outside Melbourne, Australia to Phillip Island. There, find an incredible nature conservancy filled with countless native species, like birds, wallabies, seals and whales. Of course, some of Phillip Island’s most popular residents are the koalas and […]

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