There’s so much to do in Australia. It’s a playground for nature lovers and adventurers, and it’s also got unique Aboriginal culture and sleek, modern cities. If you like beach life, you’ll love Aus – but there’s so much more to this country than the coastline. Take a look at my blog posts from my travels around the country – I’ve got posts from all states and territories!
NEW SOUTH WALES
Byron Bay changes you… somebody told me as I boarded a bus up the New South Wales coastline. This beach town sits in northern New South Wales, a state that extends past Sydney, Australia’s biggest city.
I spent five months in Byron and it did indeed give me some of my best travel experiences to date. I also travelled all over New South Wales, seeing everywhere from the outback town of Lightning Ridge to Sydney’s many suburbs.
You can see all my New South Wales posts by clicking the button below, or scroll down for a selection of my favourites!see All new south wales posts
You’ll love every piece of Victoria a sign proudly welcomes as you drive in. There are so many places to enjoy in Victoria, from the urban centre of Melbourne to the dramatic Great Ocean Road.
Melbourne is the hippest city in Australia, famous for its coffee culture, street art and live music.
The weather can be more seasonal here than elsewhere in Australia, so you might not be able to visit the beaches year-round, but this has one distinct advantage – there are ski slopes in Victoria!See all victoria posts
Welcome to the tropics! Queensland is famous for its palm-lined beaches, scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef and vibrant Daintree Rainforest. There’s also outback to explore here, not to mention cities like Brisbane and Townsville.
Queensland is popular with tourists, and most beach towns have a fantastic range of restaurants and hotels. If you want to travel somewhere a little less touristy, head to inland destinations or take a ‘trip to the tip’ – a 4WD adventure to the top of Cape York, which is the northernmost point of Australia!See all queensland posts
There’s nowhere quite like the Northern Territory. With a tropical coastline and rugged red outback, this territory is the place to visit if you’re after an adventure.
Popular places to visit in the Northern Territory include the epic Kakadu National Park with waterfalls and scenic lookouts, culturally significant Uluru, the outback settlement of Alice Springs and the tropical city of Darwin.See all northern territory posts
G’day from WA! Western Australia is the largest Aussie state, but outside of Perth it is very sparsely populated, mostly consisting of barren outback.
However, there’s still so much to do here. Enjoy the charismatic town of Fremantle and modern Perth, and take a boat trip out to Rottnest Island. Or explore the national parks – especially Karijini and Kalbarri.
Further north, there’s one of my favourite places in the world – the rugged Kimberley Region and Gibb River Road.See all western australia posts
South Australia is an outback state, with a wonderful coastline and a charming capital, Adelaide.
Much of this state is inhabited, particuarly in the north and west. However, it’s here where you’ll find some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes and natural beauty.
Don’t miss the quirky mining town of Coober Pedy, the Nullarbor and Great Australian Bight and the beaches of the Eyre Peninsula!See all south australia posts
Tasmania has been called ‘the love child of Australia and New Zealand’, and it’s certainly a place that combines the best of each.
Here, stunning mountain and beach scenery is amplified, with can’t miss attractions like Cradle Mountain and Wineglass Bay.
The island is centred around the small city of Hobart, a chilled out place that’s home to MONA, one of the world’s best art museums.See all Tasmania posts