Australia Holidays: An Overview

A continent sized country, Australia has anything and everything to make a tailor made trip a memorable one.

Miranda is here to help give you the inside track.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • Very few countries offer quite so much diversity for a tailor made luxury holiday, from dramatic coastlines, beaches that go on forever, and beautiful mountain ranges
  • There's so much fresh food to be enjoyed, coupled with an increasingly sophisticated foodie culture
  • We have to mention the weather. Put simply, if it's not hot enough, just head north...
  • Learn more and find out when to go in our in-depth guide
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Picture of Maori Wrasse from below in Australia

My first ever dive on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It's what inspired me to dive. No-one forgets their first time!

Neill, Original Traveller

Top picks for Australia

Western Australia

Western Australia

Australia

Famous for its long days of sunshine, spotless blue skies and brilliant beaches, Western Australia is a great place to experience some rather special natural attractions.

Where to go

Western Australia
Cradle Mountain Lodge

Cradle Mountain Lodge

Tasmania

Located on the edge of the Cradle Mountain National Park, Cradle Mountain Lodge brings a dollop of luxury into the rugged and mountainous landscape.

Where to stay

Cradle Mountain Lodge
Four Seasons Sydney

Four Seasons Sydney

Sydney & New South Wales

With views over the infamous Sydney Harbour - Opera House et al - the Four Season’s location is undeniably good.

Where to stay

Four Seasons Sydney
Capella Lodge

Capella Lodge

Lord Howe Island

World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island is a crescent-shaped sub-tropical island in the South Pacific Ocean, a two-hour flight from Sydney.

Where to stay

Capella Lodge
Blue Hotel

Blue Hotel

Sydney & New South Wales

Located in an old wool and cargo factory, the Blue Taj Hotel combines modern comforts with century-old history, topped off with stunning views of the Sydney Harbour from its wharf location.

Where to stay

Blue Hotel
Uluru & The Northern Territory

Uluru & The Northern Territory

Australia

At the heart of Australia is the ‘Red Centre’, a dry, sparsely vegetated and even more sparsely populated region of the country.

Where to go

Uluru & The Northern Territory
Freycinet Lodge

Freycinet Lodge

Tasmania

Located in the Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is in a superb location on the waterfront, overlooking Tasmania’s Oyster Bay.

Where to stay

Freycinet Lodge
Sydney City Tour

Sydney City Tour

Sydney & New South Wales

Take a private guided tour around Sydney, seeing all the best features of this fantastic city.

What to do

Sydney City Tour
The Lyall

The Lyall

Victoria

A contemporary hotel in the fashionable South Yarra district of Melbourne.

Where to stay

The Lyall
The Henry Jones Art Hotel

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Tasmania

Housed in a former jam factory on Hobart’s waterfront, the Henry Jones Art Hotel is – as the name suggests – a dedicated art hotel with a collection comprising of over 300 works of art.

Where to stay

The Henry Jones Art Hotel
Wolgan Valley

Wolgan Valley

Sydney & New South Wales

In the midst of a 4,000-acre conservancy reserve, Wolgan Valley is an Aussie bush station, but with bells on.

Where to stay

Wolgan Valley
El Questro Homestead

El Questro Homestead

Western Australia

Set in one million acres of remote wilderness in the Kimberley region, the El Questro Homestead is in a fairly awe-inspiring location, and is a haven for wildlife.

Where to stay

El Questro Homestead
South Australia

South Australia

Australia

Home to the Southern Outback, ocean, the city of Adelaide, and the wildlife wonder of Kangaroo Island.

Where to go

South Australia
The Islington Hotel

The Islington Hotel

Tasmania

Dating back to 1847, the Islington is a boutique hotel with the feel of a private home located in the former penal colony of Hobart.

Where to stay

The Islington Hotel
The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains

Sydney & New South Wales

Take a trip into the gorges and escarpments of the Blue Mountains, inaccessible to all but the keenest of bush walkers and locals who know their way on the unmarked dirt tracks.

What to do

The Blue Mountains
Victoria

Victoria

Australia

Enjoy Melbourne's cultural scene, take to the Great Ocean Road, and follow bushwalking trails.

Where to go

Victoria
Tasmania

Tasmania

Australia

Fjords, bays, magnificent beaches and dramatic sea cliffs make this one of the best places to visit in Australia.

Where to go

Tasmania
Queensland

Queensland

Australia

Queensland boasts beautiful beaches, perfect islands and the razzle-dazzle of the Gold Coast.

Where to go

Queensland

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