Wondering where to go and what to do in Australia? We’ve got you covered with our must see Australia highlights from Melbourne to Canberra and everything in between.
Visit the National Museum of Australia in Canberra
You can’t miss exploring the famous National Museum on your Canberra trip. We’ll take you there to see the highlights of Australia’s history like the Sundowner car that traversed the Australian outback, artefacts from the Burke and Wills expedition, Phar Lap’s famous heart, incredible Indigenous artworks and more.
Tour the Historic Town of Glenrowan
If you’re fascinated by Australia’s bushrangers, you can’t go past the town of Glenrowan. It’s famed as the home of Ned Kelly’s last stand and we’ll take you on a tour to discover the legends of Kelly and other notorious bushrangers. After a fascinating history lesson, you might like to sample a drop from Glenrowan’s century-old wineries. Cheers!
Experience the Melbourne Vibe
Looking for the best things to see in Australia? You’re sure to find a few gems on our Melbourne city tour. This iconic city is the king of cool, filled with trendy cafes, bars, boutiques and galleries. Duck down the laneways lined with street art, browse the famous Queen Victoria Markets, or enjoy a cup of the best coffee in the world.
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Tailor your Australia tour your way with our range of Choice Optional Experiences. Choose from adventures like an Australia wine tour, a scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef, or a insider's look into the Opera House on your Sydney tour.
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Get an Adrenaline Rush at Dizzying Heights
See Australia's most famous city from above - by climbing Sydney's iconic Harbor Bridge. Embrace your daredevil side as you scale this world-famous landmark. This really is the most unique way to see Sydney - and take some truly breath-taking photographs.
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Cuddle a Koala and Feed Kangaroos
Australia is well known for its unusual wildlife – and not all of it is dangerous. Don't skip visiting a wildlife sanctuary where kangaroos and wallabies roam freely, asking for pats and food. And definitely choose to cuddle a super cute koala. It's something you'll remember forever.
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Spend All Day Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef
There is nothing quite like a day spent exploring one of the seven wonders of the natural world and thanks to Costsaver, your trip to Cairns has sailing and snorkelling trip ready for you to choose. Just pack your swimsuit and some sunblock and get ready to dive into the clear blue water to see clown fish, giant clams, sea anemones and colorful coral up close.
WHAT TO EAT & DRINK IN AUSTRALIA
We’ll show you where to find all the classic Australian food like vegemite and lamingtons, plus all the multicultural delights like Sydney’s Chinatown or Melbourne’s Italian Lygon Street.
If you’re wondering what to eat in Australia, you can’t miss the classic parmigiana. While this beloved pub staple was influenced by Italian cuisine, the ‘chicken parmy’ has been well and truly Australianized. Made with breaded chicken coated in tomato and cheese and oven-baked and served with chips and salad, you can’t go past the parmy.
Vegemite on toast
It’s the most iconic yet controversial of Australian foods - and tasting vegemite has got to be on your Australia bucket list. It’s a thick, dark brown, salty spread made from brewers’ yeast extract, and while it might sound strange, the trick is in the serving size. Spread it thinly over a slice of hot toast and butter, and you’ll quickly see why Australians love vegemite.
The debate still rages on over whether lamingtons originated in Australia or New Zealand, but one thing is for sure… They are delicious! Made with squares of sponge cake smothered in chocolate sauce then rolled in desiccated coconut, these classic treats are simple, but addictive, and pair perfectly with a cup of tea.
WHEN IS BEST TO VISIT AUSTRALIA
Australia is a dream all year round so whether you want to swim at the beach, explore the desert or hit the cities, there’s an Australia trip waiting for you.
Best time to visit Australia’s beaches
As the most beloved of Australia’s tourist attractions, you can’t miss seeing the golden beaches. They’re best experienced during summer, but it’s still warm enough to swim in spring and autumn in places like Cairns and Perth.
Best time to visit Australia’s cities
While summer can be sweltering, autumn, winter and spring offer up some perfectly mild temperatures for an Australia city break… Although you can still expect to experience everything from rain to sunshine.
Best time to explore the Australian outback
The northern Outback is one of the most incredible places to see in Australia. The dry season from April to May and September to October is the best time to visit, when temperatures are more pleasant.
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HOW TO TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY IN ASUTRALIA
Learn about Aboriginal Australians
It’s important to learn the history and culture of Aboriginal Australians, and respect their sacred customs and land. Never climb over sacred sites, touch rock paintings or take anything from the sites such as stones or shells.
Use water wisely
Many places in Australia suffer from drought and severe water shortages, so help save water by taking shorter showers, reusing towels and sheets, turning taps off tightly, and reporting any leaks.
Learn about fire safety
Bushfires are a huge hazard in Australia, especially in summer, so do your bit to prevent bushfires by adhering to total fire bans, only using designated BBQ pits when fires are allowed, and fully extinguishing cigarettes with water.