Why Visit Australia?
Australia is one of the world's great bucket list destinations, a dream holiday spot for young and old alike. The combination of a laid-back lifestyle, cool urban areas, legendary wildlife, outstanding natural beauty and a world-class wine and food scene means that Australia really does offer something for every taste and budget.
From the moment your feet touch the ground in the Land Down Under, visitors are guaranteed the warmest of welcomes (usually accompanied by a cold schooner of beer!) - Aussies are some of the friendliest people in the world, and go out of their way to make your experience a special one. Kick back and soak up the chilled urban vibes in super-cool Melbourne, bustling Sydney or capital city Canberra, before heading into the great outdoors for an adventure or two.
Australia is a wine lover's dream, with 5 significant winemaking regions here creating some truly outstanding vintages. Wine tours in the gorgeous scenery of the Yarra Valley, McLaren Vale or Mornington Peninsula (to name but a very few!) are a must - no trip to Adelaide and Southern Australia is complete without a wine experience in the world-famous Barossa Valley, home to the silky-smooth, seductive Shiraz wines which put Australian wine firmly on the map. With great wine comes great food, and the cuisine here is focused on getting the best from fresh, local produce. City dining is absolutely exceptional, with a mind-blowing range of options, and there are many outstanding restaurants attached to wineries to offer visitors the complete wine and food experience.
When the time comes to burn off a few of those holiday calories, thrill seekers, adrenaline junkies and lovers of the great outdoors are spoilt for choice. This famously outdoorsy nation is a hotspot from all kinds of adventures and activities from skydiving to surfing and hiking to cycling. Take a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dive or snorkel the legendary Great Barrier Reef, take a trek into the outback to watch the sunrise over Uluru (a.k.a. Ayers Rock) or simply seek out a secluded beach,open a chilled bottle of Australian Chardonnay, and relax.
The sheer beauty and friendliness of Australia has to be seen to be believed. Whether you're embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage or a returning friend, your trip to Australia is one that you will be telling your friends and family about for a very long time.