Australia may be the world’s largest island but it has a few of its own to visit. In fact there are more than 8,000 so you have your choice. The Whitsundays Islands at the Great Barrier Reef is good for families whether sailing or relaxing at a resort. For those wanting wildlife, Australia’s Galapagos at Kangaroo Island is for you. For the best day trips, little penguins do their nightly parade on Phillip Island south of Melbourne. Or discover the wild beauty of Tasmania as an add on from Melbourne. Island hop now!
For couples looking for some quality time together and wanting the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience, try Lizard Island and Orpheus Island. Kangaroo Island also has some of the world’s best romantic lodges where canapes with kangaroos and stunning ocean views to Antartica are reserved just for you. And a roadtrip can really test a couple, but the stunning views and stops at Bell’s Beach on the Great Ocean Road nearby Melbourne are easy distractions.
Australia is famous for its beaches and it’s easy to see why. You’ll need to stop at Sydney’s harbor and Pacific Ocean beaches like Manly and Bondi Beach, but south of the city is Pebbly Beach home to the whitest sands and surfing kangaroos. Or go north with the families and hipsters to Byron Bay where Sydneysiders go to play.