Australia

Famed for its large and populous urban locations, from Sydney to Brisbane, Australia is a beautiful place in more ways than one, with great expanses of unspoiled natural environment, a colourful palette of red outback sands and multi-coloured reefs.

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If there's one thing that draws travellers far and wide to Australia, it has to be its natural wonders, wide open spaces and glorious coastline. It's the sixth-largest country by land area, so there's no surprise it's home to a plethora of wildlife like nowhere else on the planet. Discover kangaroos, crocodiles, wombats, wallabies, platypus, dingoes and so much more. Hit the roads and discover Australia in the best way possible, amongst its plethora of diverse national parks and secluded corners like Birdsville and Cape York. Whether it be the Great Barrier Reef, the iconic Sydney Opera House, The Whitsundays or Byron Bay, or of course the iconic, crescent-shaped Bond Beach, Australia offers many attractions to tick off your bucket list.

Sensorial Experience

Sights
Sounds
Smells
Tastes
Feels
Sights

Australia is one of those spectacular places where you can package together a highly diverse travel experience; a landscape of multicultural cities, expansive islands, dense green rainforests, the Great Barrier Reef, and the rugged national parks and red deserts of the Outback. From the dazzling lights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in New South Wales with panoramic views, to unparalleled sunsets over the rustiness of Uluru in Australia's Red Centre, you'll be remembering snapshots of this trip for a long time.

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Sounds

Beside the sea is where you'll feel most tranquil here in Australia, hearing the crashing waves and birds soaring in the summer sun. Why not hire a car and take a road trip along some world-famous coastal routes, with the waves serenading you along your journey. Listen out for the laughing kookaburra calls, one of Australia's most iconic birds, as they mark their same territories each and every year with their noisy hiccuping chuckles.

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Smells

Fresh clean and salty air, Australian sandalwood, wet eucalyptus trees, the first scent of rain after a blazing hot summer; these are just a few of the smells that remind Australians of home and make a trip to this side of the world so memorable.

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Tastes

Australia boasts a versatile and hip selection of indulgent traditional dishes and specialities. Of course, you must have yourself a typical Aussie barbecue on your visit, with sausages, burgers, steak, fresh seafood, bread and tomato or barbecue sauce on offer. Chicken parmigiana is also a favourite, with roots in Italian-American cooking, and is one of the most ordered chicken recipes in the world, as well as the iconic Vegemite that has spread across the globe in recent years. Australian prawns are also a must-try, with many different flavours, sizes and types, from banana prawns to king prawns to endeavour prawns.

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Feels

With an extremely diverse culture and a liberal and egalitarian society, Australia is a space in which to be care-free and cast your woes aside, soaking up the cool laid-back vibes. Encouraging outdoor living in all ways of life, Australia offers visitors a plethora of ways to enjoy the outdoors, from their homes, cafes and restaurants to work and everyday activities.

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