Australia's Waterfall Wonderland

Explore the natural beauty of Australia's vast and varied waterfalls


The natural beauty of the country’s waterfalls are amongst some of the top natural sites to see along your travels and stand as rushing proof that Australia is not just a big, red, dusty plain. Australian waterfalls are vast and varied, located in every type of surrounding, from the red deserts of the outback to the swampy crocodile lands of Australia’s top end. Picture perfect for photographs and picnics, you are also allowed to swim in many of the country’s waterfalls, aside from the inaccessible and dangerous, of course.



Where are some of Australia's best waterfalls? 


Australian waterfalls are often used as a watering hole for those who are not closely located to the beach or who want to veer away from the crowds to relax. Popular with the locals, waterfalls such as Queensland’s Crystal Cascades to Florence Falls in the Northern Territory are often busy areas for regular waterfall swimmers. Australia wide, waterfalls are the next best thing to a backyard pool.


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Cycling in South Australia

Bicycle from beach to bush

With diverse terrain, a generally mild climate and assortment of outdoor activities and attractions, the array of bike trails around South Australia make the state a popular cycling destination, both on and off the road.

Where are some popular cycling trails in South Australia? 

Oodnadatta Track runs from Marree in the north of Adelaide to Marla in the state’s North West. A classic outback track, this 613 kilometer journey is somewhat secluded, suited to travelers who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle and explore the great Australian outback at a leisurely pace. Along the way, admire views of the South Lake Eyre saltpan, old railway station ruins and an optional detour to the underground township of Coober Pedy. 

Those looking for a longer challenge can jump on board the 900 kilometer Mawson Trail, an off-road cycling journey from Adelaide to Blinman in the north Flinders Ranges. A journey full of panoramic views from city to bush be sure to stop and check out the historic buildings, aboriginal paintings and the wineries in the Barossa.  
For a leisurely day ride, the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley is a 27 kilometer track, passing by rolling vineyards, historic towns and a cellar door or two for you to call into on your way past. 


Camping in South Australia

From the rivers to the railway


A scenically stunning state with diverse regions of wildlife, scenery and atmosphere, South Australia is ideal for camping. Many of the state’s national parks are open for campers who wish to pitch a tent and enjoy a night of peace and quiet, with a selection of untouched beaches a camper’s paradise. Aside from being spectacularly rich in scenery, a camping trip in South Australia comes accompanied with a variety of activities, from meandering the lush wine regions to bushwalking among the big red gums.



Where are some popular camping spots in South Australia?

West of Cadell, Hogwash Bend is one of the most popular camping spots along the Murray River. Swimming, fishing and boating are popular activities undertaken in this camping area, a busy destination during summer. An all year round camping location, Hogwash Bend is full of tall gums, a large sandy beach and is a family friendly camping location. If looking to escape to South Australia’s northern regions, head to the Flinders Range, an extremely popular camping destination, particularly over holiday periods. Offering stunning scenic views and a number of designated camping areas

For a unique South Australian experience, head to Coward Springs, a campground that was once a station on the old Ghan railway line. With campground facilities such as your own fireplace, toilets, showers and a natural spa, Coward Springs has some homely comforts, along with a museum for entertainment. 

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About Victoria 

From the goldfields to the football fields, Victoria is some of Australia’s most iconic and historically defining areas and attractions. Small but mighty, Victoria is Australia’s smallest mainland state, with more than 2000 kilometers of coastline, hundreds of beaches and a state capital filled with lovers of culture, art and music. Situated underneath New South Wales, Victoria is in Australia’s south east and is the main port to Tasmania, situated below.

Home to an estimated 5 million people, Victorians seem to like being cozy in the city, with 75% of the population nestled in and around the state capital of Melbourne. Named after the Queen at the time of settlement, Victoria’s landscape is greatly diverse, bursting with unspoiled beaches, forests and picture perfect wine regions. Hosting some of Australia’s most prestigious and internationally renowned events, Victoria is home to the Spring Racing Carnival, the Australian Open Tennis and is the birthplace of the internationally renowned Australian Rules Football.

Whether you choose to wind around the wonders with a drive on the Great Ocean Road or head for a coffee in the city, made by the best baristas in Australia, Victoria has an activity and attraction to cater for every traveller.


What to do in Victoria

Here you will the best of what Victoria has on offer, with a list of the top 15 destinations, attractions and activities every visitor should see, do and explore for themselves.






Live Music



Beaches & Surfing

Historic Buildings

Road Trip

Day Spas





Additionally, experience Victoria's hospitality by taking a look at the many restaurantsbars and accommodation services available 




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About Tasmania

Small but mighty,
Tasmania is the little piece of Australia we sometimes forget about, quietly tucked away behind Victoria in the country’s south. Separated by the waters of the Bass Strait, Tasmania is 240 kilometers south of the Australian mainland and covers an area of 68,041 square kilometres. Fondly known as the Apple Isle or “Tassie” by many Australians, Tasmania is an unspoilt island of reserves, national parks, a vast selection of delicious gourmet local produce and a thriving arts culture, an ideal getaway for those looking to get back in touch with Mother Nature.

Named after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman who reported sighting the island in 1642, Tasmania is home to approximately 507,626 people, almost half of which reside in the greater precinct of Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. Situated in the pathway of the notorious “roaring forties” winds, Tasmania sometimes feels like it might blow further away from the mainland, with a cool crisp climate for most of the year. Winter generally brings with it a period of rain and snow, with spring sea breezes making it the windiest time of year. This cool climate however, makes Tasmania an ideal outdoor destination for skiing, hiking, climbing and exploring amongst some of Australia’s most picturesque landscapes, breathing in some of the world’s cleanest air.

Whether you enjoy a day’s worth of outdoor hiking or relaxing with a trip to an eco friendly day spa, Tasmania has activities to cater for all ages and all holiday types. Discover the breathtaking turquoise waters of Wineglass Bay in the pink granite mountains peninsula of Freycinet National Park and tackle the heights of the glorious Cradle Mountain, embracing the best of Tasmania’s unique natural flora and fauna. Take off on one of Tasmania’s famous food trails and enjoy a splendor of gourmet cheeses, berries, fruits and seafood, accompanied by boutique wine and beer.

A holiday not to be hurried, Tasmania’s regions may be close in proximity but diversify amongst themselves, from the lush serenity of rainforest valleys to Hobart’s pocket sized metropolitan hub. Discover the secrets this little gem of Australia has to offer and spend a few weeks kicking back, enjoying a huge selection of everything the modest Tasmania has to offer.

What to do in Tasmania

Here you will experience the best of what Tasmania has on offer, with a list of the top 15 destinations, attractions and activities every visitor should see, do and explore for themselves.



Gourmet Getaway


Beaches & Surfing






Port Arthur

National Parks

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Hiking & Bushwalking

Historic Buildings


Additionally, experience Tasmania's hospitality by taking a look at the many restaurantsbars and accommodation services available. 




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Fishing in Tasmania

Cast a line in some of Australia's clearest waters

With more than 3000 lakes and rivers, pristine waters and clear lakes, Tasmania offers a myriad of fishing hotspots and impressive catches, with the state upholding its reputation as a great wild fishery. Surrounded by water, Tasmanians own more boats than other Australian and also happen to land more fish per hour of angling. Cast a line and discover what’s in the water that makes this island so fish friendly.


Where are some fishing hotspots in Tasmania?

Trout is plentiful in the Tasmanian waters, particularly in the lowland rivers of the northern midlands and lakes in the central highlands. Arthurs Lake in the centre of the state is a hotspot for brown trout amidst a native bushland. Nearby, Great Lake is rich with rainbow trout, best caught by means of boat fishing. 

Pirates Bay in the Tasman Peninsula is deep water fishing territory, with game fishers coming in search of the most prized species, the southern bluefin tuna. The rougher the water, the more the tuna seems to bite so in order to have a higher chance of catching a winner, it’s best to go with a fishing charter to target the fish. Tasmania’s east coast river’s offer some of Australia’s best bream fishing, with the Derwent River running south through the state filled with Atlantic and Australian salmon along with trevally and flathead although species can vary depending on your river location.      
One of the most popular waterways for recreational fishermen is that of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, situated off the south east mainland. Plentiful with Tasmanian scallops, the channel is also a hotspot for whiting, flathead, trumpeter and salmon. East of Hobart, Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay are favourite spots for leatherjacket, flathead and flounder.  


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Golfing in Tasmania

Tee off on Australia's oldest golf course 

No good at golf? Not to worry. Tasmania’s surrounding waters make an excellent excuse for golf balls to go “missing” if you happen to find yourself lagging behind. An uncrowded island with emerald fairways and lush green valleys, Tasmania is an ideal golfing destination with panoramic ocean views and cliff top holes. With more than 80 to choose from, you’ll be sure to be within close range wherever you are. 

Where can I golf in Tasmania? 

What better way to begin your Tasmanian golfing trip than by setting foot on Australia’s oldest course, Ratho. Situated in Bothwell in the state’s central highland, Ratho was established by homesick Scottish immigrants in the 1830’s, an 18 hole course full of varying challenges. Situated between the Australasian golf museum and the Nant Whiskey Distillery, Ratho may take more time to complete than upon first thought. 

From old to new, Tasmania’s Barnbougle Dunes has been rated as one of the world’s best golf courses as well as Australia’s #1 public golf course. Situated in the north, an hour from Launceston, Barnbougle Dunes goes over and across coastal dunes with an amazing view of the Bass Strait complete with 18 testing yet playable holes. Nearby, Barnbougle Lost Farm is one of Tasmania’s more recent developments, opening in 2010 adjacent to Barnbougle Dunes. With holes that wind along the coast and inland towards the hinterland, Barnbougle Lost Farm has a minimalistic course design, letting Mother Nature decide which way the fairways should stretch.  

In Hobart, the Tasmanian Golf Course is set on Barilla Bluff, full of large rolling green hills, tree lined fairways and panoramic ocean views.  Picturesque in both location and style, the Tasmanian Golf Course has 18 testing, particularly famous for its third hole which stretches around Ballina Bluff, a steep dropping from tee to green. 
Read up on golf and golf courses in Western Australia here,


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Tasmania's Gourmet Getaways

Island indulgence

With a strong food and wine culture, Tasmania knows taste. Producing some of Australia’s best quality fruits, meats, seafood, wine and delicacies such as black truffles, leatherwood honey and cheese, this state is a foodie’s paradise. Demand from interstate and international restaurants gives Tasmania a cut above the rest for food tours so why not loosen that belt buckle and let your tastebuds go on a holiday of their own with a Tasmanian gourmet weekend?

What are some of Tasmania's gourmet goods?

The world’s largest supplier of abalone, Tasmania flourishes in seafood production, due to its wild, unspoilt coastline and pristine inland waters. Crayfish, mussels and scallops are harvested in Tasmania from the Southern Ocean, with the only farmed salmon in the world that does not require treatment to remove impurities. Just as renowned for high quality beef, Tasmania has banned the use of hormones on cattle, the result being some of the finest meat products in Australia. 

Delicacies and niche foods are nothing new to the small Tasmanian shores, having been specializing in luxurious – not to mention delicious – products for years. Honey, chocolate and fudge are just some of Tasmania’s gourmet treats, alongside wasabi, saffron and olive oil.  

For those who really want to indulge, a trip to King Island between Tasmania and Victoria in the Bass Strait will have you feeling like the cat that got the cream. And aptly speaking, cream is just one of the many products King Island specializes in, home to one of Australia’s best known dairy fromageries that produce a variety of mouthwatering cheeses, yoghurts and desserts.  King Island is also a seafood lover’s dream, where everything from oysters to king crabs are caught in abundance. 


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Australia's Best Beaches

Experience some of the country's best sand, sun and surfing hotspots


One of the top tourist destinations in Australia is the beach, and with over 47,000 kilometres of coastline sporting amazing views, soft sand and surf, how could it not be? Australia has around 10,685 beaches around the country, many of them used for weekend fun and relaxation for both locals and travellers. 



Where are Australia's best beaches? 


New South Wales has a variety of famous beaches, used for sunbaking and surfing. Byron, Bondi, Manly and Coogee are just some of the iconic NSW beaches, usually filled up on every weekend when the sun shines. The sunshine state, Queensland is also home to some of the best Australian beaches, pristine in both location and looks. Beaches such as Surfers Paradise, Noosa and Mooloolaba are scenically spectacular, perfect for spending a day on the sand or by the surrounding shops and cafes.  

Further west, the majority of beaches in Western Australia are vast in length, making for a picturesque sunset. Cable Beach, Eighty Mile Beach and Monkey Mia are just a few of the must see destinations.  Rest assured, whether you find yourself up north or down south, as long as you’re within distance to a coastline, you are guaranteed to find yourself a beach hotspot. 


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Markets in Tasmania

Take your pick of Tasmania's finest arts, crafts and produce

The perfect outdoor activity to mingle amongst the locals, choose fresh produce and indulge in some shopping for all things homemade and hip, the markets in Tasmania are popular and plentiful. A creative outlet for locals to showcase their art, craft and clothing, you can guarantee to obtain a one off purchase, antique collectable or unique handcrafted homeware to take home. Usually held of a Saturday and Sunday, rise with the sun and head out to a Tasmanian marketplace to get first pick of the goods.  

Where are some of the best markets in Tasmania?

One of Australia’s best known destinations for hip and homespun is that of the Salamanca Markets, situated in the centre of Hobart in Salamanca Place. Celebrating the best of Tasmania’s unique culture, creative talent and gifted musicians, the Salamanca Market comes alive every Saturday, with nearly 300 stallholders offering clothing, food and unique household accessories. Surrounded by the galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars of Salamanca Place, this marketplace is best suited to a day’s worth of wandering prior to an evening’s worth of indulgence.   

The Penguin Markets in the states North West coast are one of Tasmania’s smaller markets, offering fresh produce, Tasmanian handicrafts, fashion items and homewares every Sunday. For those looking for choice, The Penguin Markets also have an international food court, complete with espresso bar and ice cream bar – guaranteed not to leave you waddling like a penguin. 

The first farmer’s market to be established in Tasmania, Burnie Farmers Market offers some of the state’s famous fresh produce, country arts and crafts and an outdoor cappuccino bar to enjoy the weekend sunshine. For something with a rich piece of Tasmanian history, why not trove for some antique treasures at the Latrobe markets. Crafts, produce, preserves and bric a brac are just some of what these markets have on display every Sunday, alongside a selection of local artwork.  


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