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Northern Territory and Queensland

Great Barrier Reef

When most people think of Australia they think of Queensland's beautiful beaches, the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru. Luckily for them, once they actually arrive they're sure not to be disappointed.


Northern Territory and Queensland

Great Barrier Reef

Cairns

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So much to see and do you're going to have to write a list! Snorkel over the Great Barrier Reef, ride a cable car over the rainforest, hire a car and head north to Cape Tribulation and the charming town of Port Douglas. The city itself offers a wonderful lagoon and marina.
Brisbane

Brisbane

Flights from 813
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Australia's third largest city comes packed with culture, excellent shopping, top restaurants and more. Head out of the city to the sandy shores of Fraser Island, the Gold Coast beaches and nearby rainforests. There's plenty to do, but Brisbane manages to retain a laid-back charm.
Ayers Rock

Alice Springs

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Several hundred miles away from the sea, this is the geographic heart of Australia. Down the road is the spiritual heart of Australia: Uluru. You can travel here in true style, aboard the Ghan railway which glides through on its way between Adelaide and Darwin.

Did you know?

Wild dolphins come right up to the beach at Monkey Mia. So close, in fact, that you can stand ankle-deep in water and feed them fish by hand!

Top tourist tips

  • Take something warm to wear in the desert (it's cold at night)
  • Wear suncream, wherever you go Down Under, and plenty of it
  • Flying to Alice Springs and hiring a car is often cheaper than flying to Uluru

Sightseeing suggestions

Brisbane river dinner cruise
from 49
Daintree forest and Cape Trib tour
from 104
Fraser Island day trip
from 172
Green Island day trip
from 51
Kuranda Scenic rail trip
from 63

Weather in Brisbane

Avg. temp
(C)
Sunshine (h/d) Rainfall (mm) Hum (%)
Jan 30 9 114 67
Feb 30 8 128 72
Mar 29 8 89 73
Apr 27 8 56 70
May 24 8 64 68
Jun 22 7 60 66
Jul 22 8 23 65
Aug 23 9 42 62
Sep 26 9 33 64
Oct 27 9 84 64
Nov 28 9 111 66
Dec 29 9 158 65
           
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