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Explore ‘Australia’s Galapagos’

Australia’s third largest island and one of the country’s top natural wonders. Just a short flight from Adelaide or ferry from Cape Jervis, Kangaroo Island is rich in European history and abundant in wildlife, much like a zoo without fences. Wild native species you may encounter during a stay on the island include tammar wallabies, short-beaked echidnas, kangaroos, koalas, sea lions, little penguins and brushtail possums.  Dramatic cliffs, pristine secluded beaches and national parks dominate Kangaroo Island.

Take to the Top End

In stark contrast to the Red Centre, the Top End is a tropical region with rainforest, flood plains and wetlands. Due to the wet season which brings flooding and extreme weather, this part of Australia has a short 6-month window for travel. The huge distances involved make multiple night stays in wilderness areas the ideal way to get the most from a visit, and there are several unique lodges to use as a base for exploring this rugged and wildlife-rich region. This area is a paradise for bird enthusiasts, with over 300 species recorded including jacanas, azure kingfishers, magpie geese and black-necked storks (jabiru).

Taste world-class food and wine

Australian cuisine has continued to develop, influenced by a multicultural society. The result is a fusion of different cooking styles and tastes, and a huge range of experiences, from fine dining restaurants to native bushtucker. Each territory has its own specialities, and the country’s pristine rivers and tropical coastal waters mean that high quality seafood, such as salmon, oysters and barramundi, are widely available. All this can be enjoyed in some incredible outdoor settings, from under the stars in the Red Centre, to remote islands with idyllic ocean views and rolling vineyards in Australia’s many wine-producing regions.

Visit the Red Centre

At Australia’s heart is the dusty Red Centre with its striking desert landscape and outback towns. Take a sunrise tour to Uluru and discover its significance to the Aboriginal people, or perhaps enjoy a fine dining experience under the stars while enjoying great views of the rock. Learn about outback life in Alice Springs and explore the spectacular rim of Kings Canyon on a guided walk. Alice Springs is also a stop on The Ghan passenger train. For a special experience, take a scenic flight or helicopter ride over the area for a remarkable aerial view of the landscape.

Understand Aboriginal culture

Aboriginal Australians are believed to have lived in Australia for over 50,000 years, with a fascinating culture passed on through art, dance, myths, music and the land itself. The Northern Territory and Queensland are typically the best places to experience Aboriginal culture, although related sights and excursions are scattered over the whole country. The differing styles of Aboriginal art can be viewed, and sometimes bought, in cities throughout Australia, including the Yiribana Gallery, part of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, and the Mbantua Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs.

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