Destination Guide

Australia

Map of Australia

Australia is a land of contrasts. Known for its natural beauty and wide-open spaces — its beaches, the desert that covers much of its centre, its "outback", its World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef — Australia is also home to world-class metropolises that draw visitors in with a no-less uniquely Australian spirit of their own.

The famous white sails of Sydney Opera House rise into skies above arguably the most beautiful harbour in the world. Australia's most European city, Melbourne, prides itself on its thriving arts and fashion scenes. Travelling north, Queensland's tropical coasts yield golden beaches second to none; while, further afield, there is that sunburnt outback, that red centre, and that Rock...