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We encourage our international delegates to explore more of Australia during their visit.

Whether you are seeking a quick escape, an adventure, a remote and peaceful getaway or a break to simply relax and catch up with friends and family, Australia has countless options for delegates to consider. And there’s no better time than now.

Visit Tourism Australia at australia.com to find endless options for an Australian touring experience, including over 29,000 experiences which have been shared by our fellow Australians to remind everyone why Australia is such a great place to holiday.

Map of Australia

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is home to the nation’s capital city, Canberra. Canberra hosts a treasure trove of national attractions, sprawling parklands and fashionable restaurants and bars. Just a 45 minute drive from the city, you will find the wildlife, walking trails and Aboriginal rock art at the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Namadgi National Park in the northern Australian Alps.  You can also visit the sites of the Orroral Valley and Honeysuckle Creek NASA ground stations that played pivotal roles in the Gemini and Apollo missions.

Canberra

Canberra is the place to soak up Australia’s history, culture and character in the many museums and galleries. Contrast Australia’s political past at the Museum of Democracy located at the Old Parliament House with our modern democratic government at the ‘new’ Parliament House. See Australia through the eyes of artists at the National Gallery of Australia, and celebrate Australia’s proud sporting achievements at the Australian Institute of Sport. This planned, modern city sits amidst green open space and wears the decorations of four distinct seasons, from golden autumn leaves to glorious spring blooms. Beneath the foliage lie great restaurants and nightlife and a nonstop calendar of festivals and events.

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The Australian Capital Territory
Sydney Harbour Bridge

New South Wales is set along endless and unspoilt coastline and breathtaking natural treasures. Sydney is Australia’s international gateway and is one of the world’s most famous and vibrant cities. From Sydney take a day trip to the Hunter Valley vineyards or the romantic Blue Mountains. Visit Byron Bay to the north or watch dolphins play in the clear waters of Jervis Bay to the south.  For those who want to get right away, travel to Lord Howe Island a dot in the Pacific Ocean. Horse ride or hike in the Snowy Mountains or head west for Tamworth’s country music and Moree’s natural artesian spas.

Sydney

In Sydney you can enjoy the city’s stunning harbour, outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington, as well as a world famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches.

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In the Northern Territory you can both lose and find yourself. The Territory is rich in Aboriginal history and rugged, natural beauty. In the “Top End” explore the tropical wetlands and Aboriginal rock art of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Stay in the Red Centre town of Alice Springs, and visit the iconic wonders of Uluru-Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.

Darwin

Soak up Darwin’s balmy weather and the melting pot of food and cultures in the city’s many outdoor festivals and markets. Explore the region’s dramatic history. Sail Darwin harbour at sunset, cruise next to crocodiles and bushwalk through amazing tropical vegetation. Enjoy a day in Litchfield National Park, where you can swim in crystal-clear waterholes and see thousands of tall termite mounds.

Alice Springs and surrounds

Stay in the famous outback town of Alice Springs, which sits in Australia’s red heart close to its geographic centre and only a few kilometres south of the Tropic of Capricorn. You can bushwalk, four-wheel drive or trek by camel across the rolling sand dunes of the Simpson Desert. Visit Ormiston Gorge and marvel at the rich ochres of the “Red Centre”.  See red kangaroos, emus and other native animals in their natural habitats.

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Northern Territory Crocodile
The Gold Coast Queensland

Sun yourself on the golden sands of Surfers Paradise, snorkel through the technicolour treasures of the Great Barrier Reef and go four-wheel driving on Fraser Island. Explore the magical Daintree Rainforest with an Aboriginal guide or charter a yacht to the pristine Whitsunday Islands. Enjoy resort relaxation in Noosa, frolic on the beaches of the Capricorn Coast and see dinosaur footprints near Winton. Go diving from the gracious town of Bundaberg and bushwalk through national parks near Mackay. Visit wineries and rodeos in Southern Queensland Country and go horse riding on Townsville’s Magnetic Island.

Brisbane

Bike ride in the City Botanic Gardens or cruise down the Brisbane River spotting pelicans. Laze next to the gardens and lagoons of South Bank or explore Fortitude Valley’s cafes and boutique shops. For an adrenalin-pumping view of the city and its surrounds, you can do a bridge climb, abseil down the cliffs at Kangaroo Point  or coast over them in a hot air balloon.

Gold Coast

Frolic on the sand or in the world-class nightclubs of Surfers Paradise. Then trek the World Heritage-listed rainforest of the Gold Coast hinterland, where you can swim in crystal-clear rock pools, explore rainforest retreats like Mount Tamborine and see Australia’s largest glow-worm colony.

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Port Arthur Tasmania

Soak up history on Hobart’s riverfront cobblestone streets and wind through the Coal Valley’s cool-climate wineries. Lose your breath at Wineglass Bay and discover shipwrecks and diamonds on Flinders Island. Walk over Cataract Gorge, a dramatic wilderness in the heart of Launceston, or head to the World Heritage-listed wilderness that makes up 20 per cent of the island. See your face in Dove Lake and trek the Overland Track in Cradle-Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, wander through dark Gondwanan rainforest in the Southwest National Park and watch two wild rivers tumble through valleys in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. As well as rugged and ancient natural beauty, Tasmania has a thriving creative culture, a rich history of convicts, foresters and miners and fabulous food and wine.

Hobart

Cruise or kayak the Derwent river, sip coffee under the sun umbrellas of Salamanca Square or soak up the seafaring vibe of Hobart’s first suburb, Battery Point. Just 20 minutes from Hobart’s 19th century sandstone warehouses lies windswept Mount Wellington. A little further to the south-east, wind past the Coal Valley’s wineries to the historic towns of Huonville and Richmond. In the coastal hamlet of Kettering, you can take a car ferry to Bruny Island or a wildlife cruise past crags, caves and sea cliffs. From crescent-shaped Cockle Creek, you can sense the World Heritage-listed wilderness of Southwest National Park even if you never step beyond the beach.

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Victoria is packed with both scenic and cultural attractions – from striking public spaces and state-of-the-art museums to heritage sites and rare wildlife. Drive the Great Ocean Road. Wind your way through the wineries of the Yarra Valley and chug down the Murray in a paddle-steamer. Swim with dolphins on Mornington Peninsula and see fairy penguins on Phillip Island. Trek the rugged Grampians then relax in a Daylesford health spa. Bushwalk Gippsland’s coastal wilderness, hit the High Country slopes or explore the grand architecture of the Goldfields cities of Ballarat and Bendigo.


Melbourne

Sitting on the Yarra River at Port Phillip Bay, this stylish, vibrant city is a maze of hidden laneways, opulent bars, exclusive restaurants and off-the-beaten-track boutiques. Visit Federation Square, the city’s landmark cultural space, and enjoy a sunset beer on the St Kilda promenade. Shop till you drop on funky Brunswick Street or upmarket Chapel Street. Wander Southbank’s cafes, bistros and bars and get a world tour of cuisines. Take an Aboriginal heritage walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens and cheer with a capacity crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


Find out more about Victoria.
Yarra River Melbourne
Margaret River Wines
Western Australia is famous for long days of sunshine and diverse landscapes and climates. Cruise down Perth’s Swan River to Fremantle or travel upstream to the Swan Valley vineyards. Visit wineries fringed by tall forests and crashing surf in the Margaret River. Dive with the huge whale shark on Ningaloo Reef and feed wild bottlenose dolphins at Monkey Mia. Ride a camel down Broome’s Cable Beach at sunset and four-wheel drive along the remote, beautiful Dampier Peninsula. Fly over the Bungle Bungle ranges and boat down the huge, man-made Lake Argyle near Kununurra in the Kimberleys. Get gold rush fever in Kalgoorlie or swim from the snow-white beaches of Esperance.

Perth

Cruise the Swan River past parks and skyscrapers to 40 vineyards in the Swan Valley or the Perth Zoo. Visit Rottnest Island, where you can explore history, bike ride to secret beaches and kayak to secluded bays. Feast on seafood and soak up the carnival atmosphere in historic Fremantle. Discover the lookouts, landscaped gardens and Aboriginal heritage of huge Kings Park. Swim, surf, fish, windsurf and sail on clean and uncrowded beaches such as Cottlesloe or Scarborough. Then skip between the sunny boardwalks, beaches and marinas of the Sunset Coast.

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