Australia is a land of contrasts and consists of six main states – New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia and two territories – the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. The capital of Australia is Canberra situated in the Australian Capital Territory.

Australia is the only nation in the world to occupy an entire continent and with a land mass of about 7,682,300 sq km (2,966,136 sq miles) it’s very big! The coastline stretches for over 26,700 km (16580 miles) with 7000 beaches. Over 80% of Australia’s 20 million people live in the cities around the coast which only covers about 1% of the Australian continent.

The large size of the continent is also matched by the large and varied wildlife within Australia. There are about 40 million kangaroos, 140 million sheep, 24 million cows, 75,000 crocodiles, 500,000 wild camels and 100,000 odd koalas.

Australia is also known as the land ‘Down Under’ due to its southern location. One of Australia’s biggest assets is its natural beauty with landscape that varies from tropical rainforests and sun scorched rugged outback regions to stunning beaches and cosmopolitan cities.

Visit one of the many World Heritage regions such as the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, check out the unique scenery in Tasmania, try some excellent wines in South Australia, drive on one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives in Victoria, tour the Sydney Opera House in New South Wales or experience some of the wild and remote areas of Western Australia.

The vastness of Australia offers plenty of choice for the visitor, holiday maker and traveler. The laid back and friendly people, cultural diversity, excellent accommodation, attractions, tours and services make Australia an ideal holiday destination.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was established in 1911 to create a capital for the newly federated country of Australia. Some 2330 square kilometres (900 square miles) was set aside, 53 per cent of which today remains nature park or reserve. Read more.

New South Wales (NSW)

New South Wales beauty and diversity offers something for everyone. Enjoy the big city buzz of Sydney, its great restaurants and shopping, the beauty of its world famous harbour. Then step away to soak up the local flavours of the regions of New South Wales. Read more.

Northern Territory (NT)

Equivalent in size to France, Italy and Spain combined, it’s not surprising the Northern Territory is blessed with an abundance of natural environments. Of awe inspiring iconic wonders are Northern Territory’s anchor and include World Heritage National Parks of Kakadu and and Uluru-Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock).Read more.

Queensland (QLD)

Queensland is Australia’s second largest State measuring more than 1.72 million square kilometers, 25% of Australia’s land mass, which is four times the size of Japan, nearly six times the size UK and more than twice the size of Texas in the US. Read more.

South Australia (SA)

New South Wales beauty and diversity offers something for everyone. Enjoy the big city buzz of Sydney, its great restaurants and shopping, the beauty of its world famous harbour. Then step away to soak up the local flavours of the regions of New South Wales. Read more.

Tasmania (TAS)

Separated from mainland Australia by the 240 km stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is a land apart &emdash a place of wild and beautiful landscapes; friendly, welcoming people; a pleasant, temperate climate; wonderful wine and food; a rich history; and a relaxed island lifestyle. Read more.

Victoria (VIC)

Discover the diversity and beauty of Victoria’s regions. From the world-class wineries of the Yarra Valley to the mineral springs of Macedon Ranges and Spa Country, the coastal villages of the peninsulas to alpine towns in the High Country, the state of Victoria has something for everybody. Read more.

Western Australia (WA)

Dive with the world’s largest fish – the whale shark, snorkel with manta rays, swim with wild dolphins, walk amongst the tree tops of ancient trees, sleep under a canopy of stars in the desert, or explore the beehive-like formations of the Bungle Bungles with the help of an Aboriginal guide. Read more.