Welcome to Straya! It’s a huge country to conquer with heaps of wildlife, food, and adventure to experience. If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry! We narrowed it down for you based on if you’re into tasting the cuisine, relaxing on a beach, or skydiving over the ocean.
Here’s where to travel in Australia, based on your personality.
Food & Festival Lovers: Melbourne
If you’re a big foodie, Melbourne will steal your heart. The city is a melting pot of culture, you’ll find everything from Asian to Mexican, or French African fare. Melbourne’s food scene can be totally overwhelming if you don’t know where to start! Hop on a food tour to uncover Melbourne’s secret bars and restaurants. A guide can help you navigate your way through all of the dumplings, coffee, and sweet treats that this city has to offer! Plus, there’s usually a different food festival happening each week!
Sun & Ocean Lovers: Airlie Beach
Searching for sun, sand, and ocean? Look no further than Airlie Beach! This is where you’ll encounter that beautiful, teal blue ocean swirl of Whitehaven Beach. Have no idea what we’re talking about? A scenic flight and rafting experience will do all the explaining…and leave you speechless. Don’t leave Airlie Beach without seeing Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, and Hill Inlet. You’ll get a killer tan and an unforgettable experience.
Bohemian & Hippie Lifestyle Lovers: Byron Bay
Embrace your relaxed and laidback personality in Byron Bay. This is the perfect spot to chill and meet a few locals. Here you can go shopping at boutique stores and markets, learn how to surf, or discover a hidden waterfall. Byron Bay is the perfect place to just…go with the flow. You don’t need a plan or an agenda because you’re in paradise and life’s good, mate.
Hike & Trail Seekers: Tasmania
Break-in those hiking boots and set off on an adventure around Tasmania. There are plenty of trails for the ultimate hiking experience! Venture to Wineglass Bay on a 1.4 km Great Short Walk, or go big with a 47 km journey along Tasmania’s rugged coastline on the Three Capes Track. You could spend weeks hiking different trails around Tasmania, and when you need to soothe sore muscles, take a dip in thermal springs in the Huon Valley.
Culture Seekers: Northern Territory
Northern Territory is a huge area full of culture and history. Take Darwin, for instance—you can visit Arnhem Land to learn stories of the past, see ancient rock art, and meet local Aboriginal people. (Psst, access to this area is restricted to a select group of tour operators, so book ahead of time!) Don’t forget Uluru while you’re in the Northern Territory! The region is famous for its cultural connection, native vegetation, and stunning landscape. This is a great place to learn about the spiritual significance of the land.
Nature Lovers: Perth
The West Coast of Australia is where you’ll find some of the most beautiful natural wonders of the country. Here you can visit the gorgeous Yanchep National Park, look for wild kangaroos, view koalas from the boardwalk, and stroll through the Pinnacles Desert at sunset. For a little adventure, try sandboarding on the massive sand dunes of Lancelin. When it’s time to get on the water, snorkelling, kayaking, and whale watching off the coast are all super fun nature activities!
Adventure Addicts: Sydney
While Sydney offers heaps of food, shopping, and music experiences, it’s also a great place to have an extreme adventure! Jetboat in Sydney Harbour, skydive from 15,000 feet over Wollongong Beach, or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge at twilight. Shall we go on? Sydney is the Australian city that has it all, but when it comes to those thrill-seeking experiences, it totally comes through as an adventure destination.
Wine Lovers: Adelaide
South Australia is where you’ll find some of the best wine regions in the world. With Adelaide as your base, take a tour of the Barossa Valley. Here you can sip on award-winning Shiraz or float in a hot air balloon over the vineyards. McLaren Vale offers more of a boutique experience when it comes to wine tasting, which might give you the chance to learn from winemakers themselves!