37 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

37 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Jakarta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly to Ngurah Rai, Ferry to Nusa Lembongan
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Fly to Espiritu Santo
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 1 night
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
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Jakarta, Indonesia

— 2 nights

Big Durian

The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Istiqlal Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancol Beach Pool, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immanuel Church, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Delta SPA & Health Club Bekasi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bogor Palace and then play a few rounds at Royale Jakarta Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jakarta route builder website.

Singapore, Singapore to Jakarta is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Jakarta

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

— 2 nights
The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Jungut Batu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Selambung Beach, get outside with Gala-Gala Underground House, then kick back and relax at Mushroom Beach, then stroll through Devil's Tears, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nusa Lembongan trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Jakarta to Nusa Lembongan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Jakarta, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nusa Lembongan, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Ubud, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kehen Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Sangeh Monkey Forest, take in breathtaking views at Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Saba Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ubud route planner.

Getting from Nusa Lembongan to Ubud by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. September in Ubud sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Kuta, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Balangan Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Suluban Beach, stroll through Blue Point Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uluwatu Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nyang-nyang Beach, then kick back and relax at Melasti Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Karma Beach Bali.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuta driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Ubud to Kuta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kuta can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

— 2 nights
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Port Olry Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Espiritu Santo holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuta to Espiritu Santo. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuta to Espiritu Santo is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Port Vila.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Port Vila, Vanuatu

— 2 nights
The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ekasup Village, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Vanuatu, contemplate the waterfront views at Rentapao Riverside, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eton Beach, then contemplate the long history of Quoin Hill Airfield, and finally explore the galleries of The Vanuatu Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with Coongoola Day Cruise, kick back and relax at JoJo Beach Club, view the masterpieces at Fondation Suzanne Bastien, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then steep yourself in history at Chief Roi Mata's Domain, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Port Vila.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Vila journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Espiritu Santo to Port Vila takes 3 hours. Traveling from Espiritu Santo in September, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Port Vila. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nadi.

Things to do in Port Vila

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Nadi, Fiji

— 2 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fiji Culture Village, get outside with Scuba Bula Dive Centre, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then stroll through Denarau Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Subar Maniya and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Koroyanitu National Heritage Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nadi online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Vila to Nadi takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Vila to Nadi is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Nadi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Sigatoka, Fiji

— 2 nights
Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tavuni Hill Fort, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Off-Road Cave Safari, then buy something for everyone on your list at Maui Bay Shopping Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Vatukarasa Village. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with Diveaway Fiji, relax and rejuvenate at Moksha Spa, then take in the dramatic scenery at Biausevu Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Natadola Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Momi Battery Historical Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sigatoka itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nadi to Sigatoka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Sigatoka, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Auckland.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Auckland, New Zealand

— 2 nights

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Browns Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Orewa Beach, learn about winemaking at Coopers Creek Vineyard, enjoy the sand and surf at Bethells Beach, then get a dose of the wild on Muriwai Beach Horse Treks, and finally stroll through Muriwai Gannet Colony.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Auckland trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sigatoka to Auckland takes 6.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Sigatoka in September: highs in Auckland hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 1 night

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): hike along Blue Lake Track, explore the striking landscape of Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool, push the limits with an extreme tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, and finally trek along Okere Falls Track.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in September, expect nights in Rotorua to be a bit cooler, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Christchurch.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Christchurch, New Zealand

— 1 night

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), walk around Riccarton House & Bush, gear up at Velocity Karts, admire all the interesting features of Godley Head, then take a stroll through Port Hills, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Corsair Bay.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Christchurch vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Rotorua to Christchurch in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rotorua in September since evenings lows in Christchurch dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Queenstown.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 3 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Peter's Anglican Church and Queenstown Cemetery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Snow Farm NZ and Mount Iron Track. Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: Kawarau Suspension Bridge (in Gibbston), UnderDog Sled Dog Tours (in Cardrona) and Cromwell (Roaring Wine Tours & Wooing Tree Vineyard). The adventure continues: trek along Ben Lomond Track, explore the activities along Moke Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Queenstown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Melbourne, Australia

— 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Melbourne Town Hall, examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, then hike along Capital City Trail, then get outside with Australian Rules Football Match, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne. September in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Cairns, Australia

— 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 2nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, then admire all the interesting features of Red Arrow Walk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and finally trek along Esplanade Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Freshwater Station, relax and rejuvenate at Hartig Yoga, stroll through Palm Cove Beach, stroll through Ellis Beach, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and finally stroll through Cattana Wetlands.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online attractions planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Gold Coast, Australia

— 2 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse and Fingal Head Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Wategos Beach & Stone & Wood Brewery Byron Bay) and Lennox Head (Lennox Head Beach & Pat Morton Lookout). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tugun Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see majestic marine mammals with Sea World Cruises Whale Watching.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast holiday planner.

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Sydney, Australia

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at King Street and Wentworth Falls Lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral) and Wollongong To Thirroul Bike Track (in Wollongong). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, visit Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Bronte Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Indonesia travel guide

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Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Vanuatu travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Waterfalls · Scuba & Snorkeling
Composed of 83 rugged islands spread out over a stretch of nearly 1,300 km (810 mi), Vanuatu features a huge diversity of natural environments and cultures. A fusion of British, French, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences, the nation combines devout religious devotion with the slow, relaxed pace of island life. Lush rainforests and thriving coral sanctuaries abound across the island chain and feature a colorful array of native wildlife and plant species that make for fantastic snorkeling, diving, and hiking excursions. Active volcanoes remain among the biggest attractions in Vanuatu, along with the chain's stunning beaches and shimmering blue waters. Despite the nation's harsh volcanic landscapes, rocky coast, and lack of arable land, Vanuatu is a warm and welcoming place to visit, as its people do everything they can to make tourists feel right at home.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.