Spirited cities and laidback locals mismatch with arid deserts embodying solitude. Endless beauty from sunburnt-red rocky landscapes to sparkling sapphire-blue seascapes, every inch of the Land Down Under yearns to be explored.
Australia's urban centers cluster along its coast leaving the harsh central desert scarcely populated. Along the east coast lies the world's largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef, stretching over 2,300 kilometers (1,400 miles).
Australia's favorite theme parks can be enjoyed on the Gold Coast, while Sydney is home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Melbourne is the place to uncover artisan coffee, Mediterranean-inspired food, designer shopping, and performing arts.
Australia's west coast centers around Perth, home to beloved surf beaches and nostalgic port town, Fremantle. The spiritual center of Australia is Uluru, a gigantic rock formation sacred to Aboriginals.
Away from the cities, Australia’s many small towns cry out for road trippers with wide desert plains, fair dinkum farming communities, bubbling rivers and world-class wine regions like the Barossa Valley and Margaret River. Don’t be surprised by their unusual fondness for oversized roadside attractions.
Australia’s weird and wonderful wildlife are not as harmless as they seem. Just ask Crocodile Dundee. Grouchy koalas hide in the treetops while wild kangaroos and emus should be admired from a distance.
If there’s one thing Australia’s alluring outback promises, it’s an adventure waiting around every bend.
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