- 1 Canberra — the relatively small, purpose-built national capital of Australia is home to plenty of museums
- 2 Adelaide — the “City of Churches”, a relaxed South Australian alternative to the big eastern cities
- 3 Brisbane — capital of sun-drenched Queensland and gateway to beautiful sandy beaches
- 4 Cairns — gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Daintree National Park, and many beautiful beaches and resorts; a great place for people to get away and relax
- 5 Darwin — Australia’s tropical northern capital, at the top end of the Northern Territory
- 6 Hobart — picturesque and quiet capital of Tasmania, the site of the second convict settlement in Australia
- 7 Melbourne — Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne is the country’s sporting, shopping, food and cultural capital, while also being regarded as Australia’s most European city
- 8 Perth — the most remote continental city on Earth, on the south-western edge of Western Australia
- 9 Sydney — Australia’s oldest and largest city, famous for its picturesque harbour and natural beauty
- 1 Lord Howe Island — a showcase for nature two hours flying time from Sydney, administered as part of the state of New South Wales.
- 2 Norfolk Island — halfway to New Zealand, with nature and beaches
- 3 Christmas Island — famous for its red crab migration. Flights from Perth and Kuala Lumpur.
- 4 Cocos (Keeling) Islands — coral atolls, populated, accessible by flights from Perth.
- 5 Torres Strait Islands — Indigenous culture between Cape York and Papua New Guinea, and requires permission from the traditional owners to visit. Flights from Cairns.
- 6 Kangaroo Island — the third-largest island in Australia containing wildlife, natural scenery, wineries and beaches.
- 7 Rottnest Island — a nature reserve with 63 beaches and 20 bays, located near Perth and home to the infamous Quokka
- 8 King Island — in the Bass Straight above Tasmania.
- 9 Whitsunday Islands — a famous tourist destination renowned for its white beaches
There are quite a few uninhabited islands including the Coral Sea Islands, some islands of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Ashmore and Cartier Islands and the remote Antarctic islands of Heard Island and McDonald Islands and Macquarie Island.
- 1 Blue Mountains National Park — a mountainous national park in New South Wales, including the “Three Sisters” natural feature
- 2 Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park — most popular national park in Tasmania, home Australia’s deepest lake and one of its most scenic mountains
- 3 Daintree Rainforest — the world’s oldest living rainforest and a well preserved tropical rainforest, home to the largest groups of cassowaries.
- 4 Great Barrier Reef — see first hand this natural wonder, off the coast of Queensland and the world’s largest coral reef system
- 5 Great Ocean Road — a spectacular coastal drive in Victoria past many scenic icons including the “Twelve Apostles” rocks standing in the ocean and the world’s largest war memorial
- 6 Kakadu National Park — tropical adventure travel, Aboriginal culture and nature activities in the Northern Territory. Second largest national park in Australia about the size of Wales
- 7 Mungo National Park – home to some of the oldest human bodies outside Africa and also the world’s oldest cremated body; Mungo Lady
- 8 Purnululu National Park – includes the Bungle Bungle Range, a spectacularly incised landscape of sculptured rocks rising over 250 metres high
- 9 Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park — Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) are iconic rock formations in the “Red Centre” in the middle of the Australian outback