It is no wonder that Australia is a mainstay on most travel bucket lists. Far away from most of the rest of the world, Australia’s unique geography, wildlife and lifestyles seem exotic. But calling the only country that is also a continent unique is not just a platitude. So much of what Australia has to offer truly cannot be experienced anywhere else on Earth.
Relax on gorgeous beaches along the sprawling coastline, or plunge below the water to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Nature enthusiasts revel in exciting adventures in the interior, from trekking around majestic Uluru to spotting wildlife in tropical rainforests. But there is more to life down under than outdoor activities. Cosmopolitan cities like Sydney and Melbourne entice with thriving dining and arts scenes, while world-class vineyards abound.