8 places that need to be on your Australian bucket list

  • Date 10 July 2019

The diversity of Australia is truly inspiring. These are the places that need to be on your bucket list, from the wilds of Tasmania to the red contrasting landscapes of the Red Centre.

Australia is a spectacular land rich with contrasts and ancient secrets. If you’re planning the journey of a lifetime to Australia or looking for an adventure in your own backyard, these are the regions that should be at the very top of your bucket list.

Welcome to the gateway city of Tropical North Queensland. Use Cairns as your base to explore Far North Queensland, which is situated right next to the Great Barrier Reef – the world’s largest coral reef. Snorkel past iridescent coral formations and colourful marine life – an undersea treasure-trove as far as the eye can see. Or take a trip to the Daintree Rainforest, where you can learn about the symbiotic relationship between local Kuku Yalanji people and ancient landscapes of the rainforest.
Experience this on our Inspiring Australia journey.

Admire the iconic style and sights of Victoria’s capital. The best thing about Melbourne is that as well as the must-see sights you have heard so much about, like the magical Great Ocean Road, it is also full of hidden gems and secrets that your knowledgeable Journey Director will share with you and your travel companions. Explore the city’s wide avenues and charming arcades, immersing yourself in the famous coffee culture and discover trendy street art.
Uncover Melbourne on our Victoria’s Hidden Gems journeys. 

Exploring the rugged splendour of Australia’s Red Centre is a truly life-changing experience. Witness an iconic sunset over Uluru and admire the different colours it turns as the sunlight hits whilst sipping sparkling wine.
Journey to the Red Centre on our Outback Contrasts: A Journey to the Centre journey. 

Everyone knows Sydney packs a punch when it comes to spectacular views and thrilling activities. Discover Sydney’s breathtaking beaches as you stroll along a coastal walk, board a luxury yacht and explore the famous Sydney Harbour or take a trip to the city and admire the architecturally beautiful buildings. And no trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Experience Sydney’s highlights on our Inspiring Australia journey.

It’s easy to understand the allure of Australia’s southernmost state. For one thing, 40 per cent of Tasmania is reserved as national parks and world heritage wilderness. Breathe the world's cleanest air as you uncover the wilds of Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain. Discover spectacular Bruny Island, the Bay of Fires and the magnificent Wineglass Bay, voted one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Discover Tasmania on our Tasmania Footsteps & Trails journey.

A certified UNESCO World Heritage site, Kakadu National Park is certainly one of Australia’s most incredible national parks. Explore Kakadu’s ancient gorges, spectacular wetlands and unique wildlife. Take a swim a Gunlom Falls, the crystal-clear infinity rock pool;  uncover the Mary River on a cruise where you will spot the creatures that find sanctuary in the lotus covered water; or enjoy a sunset walk at the rock-art galleries of Ubirr.
Experience all of this on our Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets journey.

 Great Ocean Road
Arguably one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations, the Great Ocean Road starts in Torquay and finishes just before Warrnambool. With golden beaches stretched endlessly along the route, wind through lush forest and stop to admire highlights including the Bay of Islands, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles.
Embark on the world’s most scenic coastal drives on our Victoria’s Hidden Gems journey. 
 Blue Mountains
The shimmering hue of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park beckons from afar as you embark on a day of discovery to explore its extraordinary beauty. Soak up eucalyptus scents and discover such icons as the Three Sisters at Echo Point and spectacular Bridal Veil Falls.
Explore the Blue Mountains on our Inspiring Australia journey.