Australia Travel Guide

There’s no doubt that Australia is hard to get to – but making the effort to head Down Under means the chance to visit cosmopolitan cities, hit up stunning beaches, learn about an ancient culture and see landscapes like nowhere else in the world.

As an Australian, I’ll always shout from the rooftops about this country, and in this Australia travel guide I introduce you to some of my favourite places.

Australia is filled with plenty of furry creatures. Some of the best things to do in Australia are feed kangaroos, meet wallabies and cuddle koalas
The Great Barrier Reef is visible from outer space and one of the most incredible things to see in Australia - from above and below!

Essential Australia travel information

  • Capital: Canberra
  • Language: English
  • Population: 25,788,215
  • Area: 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq miles)
  • Currency: Australian dollar
  • Emergency numbers: 
    • General emergencies (fire, crime, medical): 000
  • Electricity: 230V 50HzType I connectors
  • Telephone country code: +61

Top 5 Australia travel experiences

1. Visiting the country’s state capital cities to sip coffee in Melbourne’s laneways and admire Sydney’s gorgeous beaches

2. Taking a trip to the Australian Outback to truly get away from it all

3. Learning about Australian Indigenous culture, which stretches back a mere 60,000 years

4. Hitting up one of Australia’s more than 12,000 beaches

5. Seeing our native animals in the wild – kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, quokkas and more!

Australia travel inspiration

Read all the articles I’ve written about my beautiful home country of Australia.