Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney
Posted: 04 May 2018
As an island continent, Australia is a vast country that boasts cosmopolitan coastal cities, expansive wilderness areas and unique wildlife. Due to its size and diverse, year-round attractions, it naturally falls into a destination that best suits a multi-centre holiday.
A Myriad Of Attractions
Far beyond the famous Opera House, spectacular Great Barrier Reef and iconic Uluru, there is a fascinating Aboriginal culture to match the contemporary city art scene and incredible gourmet trails to celebrate the world-class wines and delectable produce. Only in Australia, do remote island paradises sit with thriving cities, breathtaking coastlines, remarkable reefs and endless outback horizons to create an ultimate Australian journey. Not only are there incredible locations to discover, but there are also a raft of thrilling experiences to enjoy whilst exploring Australia — from Aboriginal experiences, to Great Walks of Australia, Great golf courses of Australia, Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia, plus Wildlife Journeys and Great Fishing Adventures!
From the tropical north, with its ancient Daintree Rainforest, to the popular east coast attractions of Queensland, the spiritual Red Centre and iconic sites of Sydney, there is a bounty of treasure to explore and a myriad of experiences to enjoy in Australia! Whilst many holidays to Australia involve a stay in Sydney, combined with a trip to the Blue Mountains, or famous Gold Coast, there are many more locations well worth a visit during a multi-centre itinerary. Whether you wish to dive into the beach attractions of Hamilton Island, stroll the vineyards and savour the rich red shiraz wines of Barossa Valley, or enjoy the remote wilderness of Lord Howe Island or scenic Freycinet in Tasmania, you cannot help but be spoilt and inspired with a multi-centre tour of Australia.
Australia's Coastal Attractions
Combining one of the vibrant coastal cities, such as Brisbane, capital Canberra, Melbourne or Adelaide, with the vast desert wilderness of the remote Outback and spiritual Uluru, before enjoying a relaxing finale amongst the stunning scenery of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, is a very tempting multi-centre holiday. With wondrous and unique wildlife, such as kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses, along with marine spectacles, such as the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is a destination offering an array of attractions and is made for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking the famous Flinders Ranges, taking a Sydney harbour boat cruise or flying in a helicopter over the mesmerising Whitsundays are all experiences not to be missed!
Knowing where to start can be part of Australia’s touring challenge! With sunshine, sand and open space guaranteed, visitors only need to narrow down their choice of locations based on personal preference. Australia boasts an enviable list of both natural and man-made sites, so combining highlights from both is the best way to see Australia. The only limits are time and money — not your expectations! There really is something for everyone in Australia, and a luxury multi-centre holiday to Australia is a firm bucket-list favourite with travellers.
Australia's Wildlife And Gourmet Trails
So, where should you stay to experience this ancient land of contradictions? In terms of distance, Western Australia’s coastal city of Perth is now more accessible than ever. With greater flight access and direct flights from London, the Margaret River region is a pretty good place to start. Stay at luxurious Cape Lodge, situated in a 40-acre vineyard, and sample your first taste of Australia with popular gourmet trails along the coastline. For those seeking remote wildlife and wilderness experiences, South Australia’s Kangaroo Island, accessible via Adelaide, offers a wealth of wildlife encounters and raw beauty, whilst the city of Melbourne in neighbouring territory Victoria is a melting pot of culture with art galleries, world-class museums and Royal Botanical Gardens.
Travel on to Sydney and stay at Park Hyatt Sydney for remarkable architecture, celebrity restaurants, harbourside attractions and the beach spots of Bondi Beach and Manley, before heading for a grand finale in an off-shore treasure such as Tasmania, Lord Howe Island or Hamilton Island. For oysters and sensational scenery, elegant Saffire, in Tasmania, certainly hits the spot; whilst ‘the last paradise’ of subtropical Lord Howe Island, UNESCO World Heritage listed in 1982, offers Capella Lodge for an exceptional stay surrounded by the world’s southernmost coral reef. For heavenly scenery and aquatic attractions, the tropical haven of qualia provides a romantic stay for couples and the perfect honeymoon location.
Luxury Places To Stay In Australia
Other properties worth highlighting, and well worth a visit, are Southern Ocean Lodge, overlooking the Southern Ocean, which is perfect for wildlife-lovers, The Louise, an all-suite hotel in Margaret River ideal for gourmands, plus remote Lizard Island that is a dream experience for marine-enthusiasts or budding conservationists. For visitors looking for the adventure of a self-drive holiday, then Australia’s Great Ocean Road in Victoria is a must-do drive. As one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives, travellers can see the towering 12 Apostles, admire native wildlife up-close, take a surf tonic, stroll through pristine rainforest or visit beautiful waterfalls — all as part of a 90-minute drive from Melbourne’s city centre. Spanning 249 miles form the town of Torquay to Nelson on the South Australian border, Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed stretch of coastal road, which is easily accessible and renowned as one of the best road trips in the world. In what order you combine the many sparkling gems of Australia, is something your travel expert can advise upon, however a city stop combined with the Blue Mountains’ resort of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, or for those with more time, the Red Centre spectacle of Longitude 131°, is a must-do experience. The dual World Heritage-listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park stretches out over 311,000 acres and features the world’s largest monolith, Uluru — Australia’s most famous natural site. Holding great spiritual significance to Aboriginal people, visitors can immerse themselves in the outback and appreciate the stillness and beauty of this desert landscape.
Journey To Australia
Having travelled the distance to Australia, you’ll want to make the very most of your time and to experience as much as possible of this unique and varied land. A multi-centre adventure, twin-centre getaway, or epic touring itinerary is the only way to create the perfect Australia holiday. Only by crossing time lines and expansive territories, will you capture the essence of Australia and appreciate the scale of its exciting and extraordinary diversity.
If you feel inspired to book your multi-centre holiday to Australia, or seek an epic touring itinerary throughout Australia, please see our selection of multi-centre Australia journeys and call our expert Travel Consultants, who’d be delighted to arrange a plethora of experiences and create your perfect multi-centre adventure ‘Down Under’.