Explore Australia's beautiful destinations

Australia is renowned for its diverse landscapes and spectacular natural beauty. Vibrant multicultural cities, rugged outback, pristine white beaches, stunning hinterlands and world-class reefs makes Australia a popular destination in which to live and study. Griffith University is an ideal launching pad to explore Queensland and Australia.

QUEENSLAND

Great Barrier Reef

The World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is the largest natural wonder of the world. With stunning coral reefs, an abundance of colourful marine life, sandy white beaches and crystal clear water, the Great Barrier Reef is an experience not to be missed.

Daintree National Park

The Daintree National Park is a tropical rainforest heaven in Far North Queensland and is among the most ancient ecosystems on earth. The National Park is part of the 900,000 ha Wet Tropic World Heritage Area which stretches all the way from Townsville to Cooktown.

Fraser Island

World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and a tourism and camping hotspot. Stretching over 120 km, the island boasts panoramic views, coloured sand cliffs and more than 100 freshwater lakes. It’s also the only place in the world where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes.

Moreton Island

Just 25 km off Brisbane, Moreton Island is one of the best island getaways that Australia has to offer and the third largest sand island in the world. Pristine beaches, freshwater lagoons, sand dunes and spectacular marine and wildlife make it a fantastic place to escape and unwind. You can hand feed wild dolphins, snorkel and dive among shipwrecks, try quad biking or sand tobogganing and so much more!

NEW SOUTH WALES

Byron Bay

This popular holiday destination is renowned for its surf culture, sprawling beaches, lush rainforests, eclectic markets and new-age retreats. Byron Bay is also famous for its unique ambience and relaxed lifestyle. A must-visit location for all international travellers.

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognisable landmarks worldwide. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is much more than an opera house. The structure features multiple theatres and studios, a concert hall, rehearsal and reception rooms, restaurants and a spectacular open-air courtyard overlooking the harbour and city. Taking more than 16 years to construct, the Opera House is known as a masterpiece of modern architectural design.

Bondi Beach

Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach is popular for tourists and locals alike. Famous for its surf and sand, glitzy bars and divine restaurants, boutique stalls and scenic walking tracks, there’s plenty to see and discover all year round.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Experience one of the most beautiful harbours on earth! The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world's largest steel arch bridge, standing 134 m above the harbour. Thrill-seekers can make the climb to the top and enjoy spectacular views over the city and harbour.

Blue Mountains

Discover the breathtaking landscape of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, located just 81 km west of Sydney. Known for its dramatic scenery, the Blue Mountains feature striking gorges, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls, Aboriginal rock paintings and 140 km of hiking trails.

Victoria

One of Australia's most spectacular and renowned scenic coastal drives is the famous Great Ocean Road. Spanning 243 km along Victoria’s stunning coastline from Torquay to Allansford, the Great Ocean road is one of the most photographed destinations in Australia.

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NORTHERN TERRITORY

Uluru

In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Uluru or Ayers Rock is one of the world’s great natural wonders. Located in the Kata Tjuta National Park within the Northern territory, Uluru attracts many visitors each year from across the globe.

Kakadu National Park

The World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory is one of the planet’s spectacular wilderness areas. Covering more than 19,840 square meters, Kakadu is the largest national park in Australia and the second largest in the world. With terrain comprising wetlands, rivers and sandstone cliffs, Kakadu is home to more than 2,000 plant species and a range of unique wildlife.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Kimberley region

Discover the magical wilderness of Western Australia’s Kimberley region. This unique travel destination is home to turquoise water, endless white sand and rugged scenery. You can experience a sunset camel ride, take a flight over the beautiful Bungle Bungle Range or witness the illusion of the Staircase to the Moon.

Ningaloo Marine Park

Want to know what it’s like to swim with the world’s largest shark? At Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia, you can do exactly that. With a reef spanning 260 km and home to more than 500 species of fish including whale sharks, Ningaloo is a place that should be experiences at least once in a lifetime.

Tasmania

Tasmanian Wilderness

The Tasmanian Wilderness is one of the largest conservation reserves in Australia. At approximately 1.6 million ha, it is one of the three largest temperate wilderness areas remaining in the Southern Hemisphere. The region provides pristine habitats for a range of plants and animals that are found nowhere else in the world, including many rare and endangered species. Indigenous rock art and artefacts are also found throughout the region’s caves and date back to the last Ice Age.

Australian Capital City

Canberra

As the national capital, Canberra is home to some of Australia’s most significant cultural and historical attractions and institutions. The Australian War Memorial, National Museum and Parliament House, make Canberra a place of discovery, learning and fun.

South Australia

Kangaroo Island

Just minutes from the mainland, Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and natural beauty. Here you will find an abundance of unique Australians animals, rugged rock formations, underground caves and stunning beaches. The wildlife includes Australian sea lions, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, penguins, echidnas and a diverse range of bird species. With more than 500 km of coastline, there’s plenty to discover.

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