Our Selections For Some Of The Best
Things To Do In Australia

There are a lot of things to do in Australia from the outback to the shores you can always find something going on to suit you.

Maybe you're into more traditional holidays like touring around Australia's largest city of Sydney or going on a wonderful shopping trip in Melbourne.

Or maybe you like to get off the beaten track a bit and take an outback adventure or take a train journey on one of Australia's spectacular trains.

There are some great holiday ideas at the bottom of this page and some more on our Australian Tourist Attractions page..... you can also get some great hints and tips about visa's, driving in Australia, train travel and much more on our Australian Travel Guide page.

Australia is an incredibly diverse country so no matter what your idea of a great holiday is there is always something to do, different things to see or experiences to enjoy downunder....

Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge
Image Courtesy Of Wikipedia

For the more traditional holiday lover you might enjoy wandering over Sydney town and exploring the Opera House with its famous white sails or taking the climb up the Harbour Bridge....

Replica Tall Ship In The Sydney Harbour
See Sydney and the Harbour from a Replica Tall Ship
Cruise The Harbour

Maybe the climbing business is not your style and you'd rather just look up at the Bridge from an amazing day cruising in a replica tall ship while you're sipping a wonderful Australian red, sparkling white or even a great beer; enjoying the good old Aussie prawn (shrimp) on the Barbie.

Australia Zoo Queensland
Visit Australia Zoo
See Unique Australian Animals

Perhaps checking out the Gold Coast and south east Queensland with its wonderful beaches, exciting nightlife and the many Theme Parks for the kids. While you're there you can take a trip up the coast to visit the Australia Zoo and see some of our unique and amazing wildlife....

Great Barrier Reef Queensland
Scuba Dive On The Great Barrier Reef.

Then keep going mate because you may as well take a scuba dive or view the spectacular beauty from a glass bottom boat of The Great Barrier Reef or just keep going all the way to sunny Cairns and then stretch yourself just a little bit further (by Australian standards it's just around the corner) to the oldest rainforest in the world; the Daintree.

Melbourne Victoria
Enjoy A Shopping Spree In Melbourne

Or an elegant shopping spree in Melbourne might be right up your alley.... While you're there you can indulge in some fine dining at some of the best restaurants in Australia; Melbourne is famous for its great shopping, dining and wonderful parklands.

Or perhaps you're looking for some completely different things to do in Australia....

Take in the longest straight stretch of railway in the world by crossing the Nullarbor Plain on the great Indian Pacific train.... Find out more about Australia Train Travel here....

The Dingo Fence Australia
See The Longest Fence In The World
The Dingo Fence

Maybe you want to see the longest fence in the world... The Dingo Fence; we grew up on part of it.... Mind you it's only a fence so have something else up your sleeve; maybe a beer in the Tibooburra pubs or at least go to Cameron's Corner and stand at the intersection of the 3 states of New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.... Now not everyone has done that!

You could also take the Ghan Train from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs; it was named after the Afghan Camel Drivers who helped open up the vast Australian interior.

The Todd River In Alice Springs
Watch The Dry River Race
On The Todd River In Alice Springs

And if you're in Alice Springs around September you could go and watch the mad bastards race their dry river boats down the dry river bed of the Todd River; the race is called the Henley on Todd Regatta or The Todd River Race; it's named after the Henley on Thames Regatta held on the Thames river in the UK.

The Camel Cup Alice Springs
Enjoy The Camel Cup In Alice Springs
Image Courtesy Of Tourism NT

Now while we're talking about things to do in Australia if you're travelling through the Alice in July you could catch the Camel Cup; have a good laugh and a long cold one because you'll bloody need it mate.... That place gets HOT!!

We could go on forever about things to do in Australia....

A Beautiful Waterfall In The Island State of Tasmania
Take In The Wonderful Scenery Of
The Whole Island State Of Tasmania

For the Nature lovers one of the best things to do in Australia is see the whole pristine island state of Tasmania; from the spectacular old growth forests to the vast wilderness areas...

The Pinnacles In Western Australia
Be Amazed At The Limestone Formations
The Pinnacles

The big blue skies of Western Australia with it spectacular gorges in The Kimberleys,, Wolfe Creek Crater on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, the amazing limestone formations called the Pinnacles, the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain and the beautiful unspoiled beaches....

Kangaroo Island South Australia
Take The Ferry To Beautiful Kangaroo Island

South Australia and its world famous Barossa Valley, the beautiful Kangaroo Island, the opal fields of Coober Pedy and, of course, the gateway to the Aussie outback....

Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) In The Northern Territory
Take A Trip To Katherine And
The Spectacular Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge)

And let's not forget the top end (Northern Territory) visiting some of the ancient places there has to be one of the best things to do in Australia with Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock), Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) and the Crocodile's... but maybe you won't want to see any of them. smile

Enjoying A Cocktail On Sydney Harbour

The best way to get around Australia is by hiring a car and driving yourself.

You can check it out on our Driving in Australia page..... put in all the details and hit the search button; it's that easy.

So go on pack your bags mate, join us, relax and enjoy our hospitality.

You can also check out some more of the great things to do in Australia.... From the top Australian beaches to the most unusual places to visit.

For more on Australian destinations click on the link below

Try one of our Unusual Holidays in Australia and experience something completely different... All uniquely Australian and way off the beaten track.

Take a look at our Australian Beaches page and see the beaches we think are some of the very best we have to offer.

If you're into big game fishing take a look at our Marlin Fishing page; There are several excellent marlin fishing sites around Australia on both the east and west coasts.

There are 6 major Queensland Theme Parks on the Gold Coast and a number of smaller themed parks. We look at the 6 biggest and most popular of the parks and suggest some of the rides or attractions we've tried and enjoyed.

Wine is produced in every state of Australia with more than 60 designated Australian Wine Regions however the most successful and well known producers are in the southern cooler parts of the country.

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