Australia is the land of dreams. From the sacred legends of the aboriginal dream age, when great souls call out coral reefs, tropical rainforests and red deserts, to the armchair travellers who describe Australia as a dream destination, the Land Down Under deserves all the hype. Australia is the world’s smallest continent and largest island. Its area is almost the same as that of the United States, but its population is about the same as that of New York State, and it has some of the world’s strangest wildlife.

Australia is also a land of amazing contrasts and spectacular scenery. Along the coast, you can explore vibrant cities, huge sand islands, ancient rainforests and one of the most impressive natural wonders on earth: the Great Barrier Reef. Inland, rugged national parks and red-earthed deserts provide the ultimate adventure travel.

Top it all off with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly people. No wonder Australia is on top of the bucket list around the world. Create your own adventures with our list of the top attractions in Australia.