Set on one of the world’s most stunning harbours, Sydney is home to world renowned landmarks—the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Tower. Sydney’s laid-back outdoor lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, world-class restaurants and cafes, stylish shopping and spectacular sightseeing are the reasons over 2 million people visit the ‘gateway to Australia’ every year.
THE WHITSUNDAYS & THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
The Whitsunday Islands provide a magnificent vista of green vegetated islands and spectacular sandy beaches spread over azure waters. This contrasts with the vast mangrove forests in Hinchinbrook Channel, and the rugged vegetated mountains and lush rainforest gullies that are periodically cloud-covered on Hinchinbrook Island.
CAIRNS & PORT DOUGLAS
The allure of Tropical North Queensland is undeniable – swaying palms, empty beaches, otherworldly rainforest filled with cascading waterfalls and the world’s largest coral reef right on your doorstep. Linked by an incredible, scenic coastal drive, Cairns and Port Douglas are undoubtedly the most well-known choices for holidaymakers, each boasting their own charm and character.
GREAT BARRIER REEF
As the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef is a globally outstanding and significant entity. From the air, the vast mosaic patterns of reefs, islands and coral cays produce an unparalleled aerial panorama of seascapes comprising diverse shapes and sizes. Beneath the ocean surface, there is an abundance and diversity of shapes, sizes and colours; for example, spectacular coral assemblages of hard and soft corals, and thousands of species of reef fish provide a myriad of brilliant colours, shapes and sizes. The internationally renowned Cod Hole near Lizard Island is one of many significant tourist attractions. Other superlative natural phenomena include the annual coral spawning, migrating whales, nesting turtles, and significant spawning aggregations of many fish species.