Australia at a Glance
Australia's wealth of inland terrain and its fabulous seacoast make it hard for travelers to decide how to visit the country. Let this diversity encourage you to chose your own adventure and then return again later to cover some more ground.
Australia's cosmopolitan cities are destinations of their own. West Coast Perth is laid back and relaxed with beaches, gorgeous sunsets and booming population. Melbourne and Sidney on the east coast have arts, history, football and more beaches. Since 70% of Australia's population lives in urban areas, cities are expansive and cater to a country's worth of different tastes. Find your niche whether it's beach bumming, gallery hopping, coffee shops, restaurants, brewery tours or techno dance floors.
As for the food, enjoy traditional Aussi BBQs with island grown chicken, pork, beef and lamb. Alternatively, feast on seafood or the flood of Asian fusion cooking coming in from the northeast.
For the adventurous, scuba dive in the Great Barrier reef, surf while avoiding sharks, bungee jump, para-glide, kite sail or skydive. There will be all manner of activities to thrill you in Australia.