When it comes to vacations, there's no other country or continent quite like Australia. It's a vast country filled to the brim with gorgeous beaches, fantastic coastlines, lush and flourishing rainforests, towering mountains, arid deserts, coral reefs, exotic species, delicious food, spectacular wine and bubbly locals. Start planning your luxury travel escape to Australia, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Outback, a yacht charter out of Sydney or a private villa overlooking the sun-kissed beaches, Australia has it all.
Australia has its share of cosmopolitan cities, from the iconic Sydney Opera House to the art and culture capital Melbourne on the southeastern coast. Locals are typically laid-back, life-lovers who sip fine wines on sun-baked terraces. The people of Australia love the outdoors, and with one glimpse it's easy to see why. White beaches, spectacular sunsets, humbling deserts, dense tropical rainforests, exciting populations of animals, there's no end to Australia's feast for your eyes.
If there's one thing this large country has in common is its love of food and drink. A luxury vacation to Australia is not complete without a taste of the fine wines, savory seafood and fresh gastronomic delights. The best way to refresh after a day of swimming or snorkeling along the Great Barrier Reef is indulge in the characteristically light and savory cuisine found across the country. Get your tickets, book your villas and get ready to jump in to the adventures across Australia.
What to do in Australia: Must-See Spots
Melbourne - Easily considered Australia's most stylish city, Melbourne is a top spot for a fun getaway if you're looking to sightsee and get to know the laid-back surf style of Australia by day and then dance the night away once the sun goes down.
Sydney - Australia's largest city is the continent's icon, from the Sydney Opera House to the golden shores of Bondi Beach, Sydney and its surrounding area is a must-do for any luxury vacation in Australia. Sydney is considered one of the most desirable places to live in the world, and after just five minutes in the sun-kissed city, you may never want to leave.
Great Barrier Reef - Possibly Australia's greatest attraction is completely underwater in a vibrantly colorful world of its own. Located just off the north-east coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef can be best explored by scuba diving or snorkeling and is accessible by live aboards boats leaving each day from a variety of ports along the coast.
Red Centre in the Northern Territory - The Red Centre, is just that - a spectacular crimson landscape of desert and rugged mountain peaks. The most famous plateau is Uluru or Ayer's Rock, and a center of Australian aboriginal culture. Take your time in the Red Centre and explore the russet wilderness and the seemingly endless national parks. It's perfect for a helicopter ride, trekking and four-wheel game drives.
Written by our Travel Specialist Ollivier Jacq
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