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Central West NSW [ View Profile ]

The Central West covers the geographic region further west of Sydney than the Blue Mountains, encompassing a total of 63,262km2 and boasting a population of around 175,350 people. Two of the most populous cities in the area are Bathurst and Orange, perhaps best known to many for being Charles Sturt University stomping grounds. Despite being one of Australia’s oldest inland settlements, Bathurst now boasts a thriving, young population with a median age of 34 and acknowledgement in the 2012 census as the seventh fastest growing regional city in NSW. The city’s best known landmark is Mount Panorama racetrack, which originally held the 1938 Australian Grand Prix. Bathurst is nicknamed...

Central West NSW

Blue Mountains [ View Profile ]

The Blue Mountains is a mountain range located north-west of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. The Blue Mountains region borders on the Sydney's metropolitan area, its foothills starting about 50 km north west of the state capital city of Sydney. The region is bounded by the Nepean and Hawkesbury rivers in the east, the Coxs River and Lake Burragorang to the west and south, and the Wolgan and Colo rivers to the north.  The Blue Mountains covers a range of mountains, plateaux and escarpments extending off the Great Dividing Range. Several towns are situated on its heights, including Katoomba, Blackheath, Mount Victoria, and Springwood. The Blue Mountains area includes the...

Blue Mountains

Byron Bay [ View Profile ]

Byron Bay combines surf, cool restaurants and an area of comparative underdevelopment. That last one could soon change.   In major news for a still medium-density town in NSW's north, the town which currently runs on its tourism economy of 520,000 domestic and another 160,000 international visitors each year, could soon become much bigger.   ABS data shows tourism in Byron, supports a medium-density but resourced tourism sector with an enviable reputation for quality.   Officially, there are only fifteen establishments in the region. But last September, overall, nearly 40,000 rooms were available, with the sector boasting healthy average occupancy rates of...

Byron Bay

Central Coast [ View Profile ]

The Central Coast is a region of NSW just north of its capital, Sydney, with a population of around 325,082 people. As the third largest urban population in NSW, it stretches from the north of Sydney to Lake Macquarie and west to the Watagan Mountains. The Central Coast’s local Guringai and Darkinjung people are among some of the first Indigenous cultures to encounter white settlers. Aboriginal Australian and historical figure, Bungaree was from this area; he became a famous community leader who accompanied Matthew Flinders on a circumnavigation of Australia as an interpreter and negotiator. A Queensland suburb, Bongaree, was named after him as well as Boongaree Island in Western Austr...

Central Coast

Greater Western Sydney [ View Profile ]

This area is made up of 14 local government areas and is a force of nature within the Australian economy, pumping out over $95 billion each year in Gross Regional Product. In fact, Greater Western Sydney boasts the third largest economy in the country, following the Sydney CBD and Melbourne. Despite being comprised of 14 different local government areas, the region is represented by a single member, the minister for Western Sydney, who is currently Stuart Ayres. The local authorities also split the region into three sub-regions: West Central and North West, West, and South West. The combined population of 1.5 million people is largely made up of vocational workers with predominant employment...

Greater Western Sydney

Hunter Region [ View Profile ]

The Hunter Region, also known as the Hunter Valley, is located north west of the capital Sydney.   One of the biggest river valleys on the NSW coast the Hunter is best known for its wineries.   The region includes cities Newcastle and Lake Macquarie with a great number of towns and villages scattered through the area such as Cessnock, Maitland and Pokolbin.   Attractions include world class golf courses, renowned wineries, gourmet produce and scenic drives. The Hunter is a popular destination for Sydney siders looking for a weekend escape.   The Hunter Valley will probably forever remind you of bucolic scenes and, of course, sumptuous food and wine...

Hunter Region

NSW South Coast [ View Profile ]

The South Coast is the coastal region of southern NSW from Wollongong south of Sydney to the border of Victoria. Containing numerous national parks including Jervis Bay National Park, Eurobodalla National Park and Ben Boyd National Park the region is best known for its coastal beach towns and crystal clear waters. A popular spot for whale watching the south coast of NSW boasts numerous attractions including bush walking in national parks, fishing and is known as the oyster coast due to its abundance of fresh oysters.   

NSW South Coast

Northern Rivers [ View Profile ]

Made up of the Tweed, Clarence and Richmond river systems, the Northern Rivers is one of New South Wales’ fastest growing regions. Guests travel to the region to immerse themselves in the area’s growing alternative lifestyle, creative businesses, and a variety of restorative and adventurous getaway opportunities.   The Northern Rivers is home to over 270,000 diverse residents and approximately 500 accommodation options, drawing more than 4.7 million domestic and international visitors to the region each year.   The region is well known for its coastline, sub-tropical rainforests, and popular tourist communities, including Nimbin, Byron Bay and several historic...

Northern Rivers

Sydney’s Northern Beaches [ View Profile ]

Sydney’s Northern Beaches region is made up of local government areas located north east of Sydney’s central business district. Suburbs within Pittwater, Manly, Barrenjoey Point, and other local coastal suburbs are generally considered to make up the Northern Beaches region, which is known for its stunning coastline, surf culture, lux lifestyle, expensive real estate, and proximity to some of Sydney’s most popular sights and attractions.   Guests travel to the region for its mix of sand, sea and the city, with several famous beaches close by and Sydney’s central business district only a short ferry ride or drive away. The region is home to hundreds of esteemed...

Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Tweed Coast [ View Profile ]

With a vast area of unspoiled mountainous scenery, and over 35 kilometres of uncrowded coastline, the Tweed Coast draws over 1.2 million guests per year, and is reached by both domestic and international guests via the Gold Coast Airport.   The region is home to 14 national parks, which make up a perfect playground for hikers, adventurers, or families looking to cycle or bushwalk. The region’s visitors, along with its 90,000 residents, enjoy year-long moderate temperatures and an average of 50 rain-free days over the summer months.   The area is a popular destination for romantic weekends, offering a number of rainforest resorts and bed and breakfast accommodation...

Tweed Coast

Darwin [ View Profile ]

Darwin is the country’s only tropical state capital, drawing guests with its warm conditions, rich heritage, and natural beauty.   With tropical conditions changing throughout the year, and the region experiencing two distinct wet and dry seasons, Darwin’s tourist numbers fluctuate from month to month. Typically, May to October is considered to be the dry season, with many choosing to travel in these months.   Darwin prides itself on being culturally diverse and modern, with natural and cultural appeal. It has a rich indigenous history, which visitors can learn about and experience through cultural tours, by visiting local the Mbantua Gallery, or through...

Darwin

Brisbane Central [ View Profile ]

Brisbane central is the capital of Queensland and the third most populated city of Australia. Latest estimates have the current population of the city at 2.3 million. As one of the oldest cities in Australia Brisbane was originally inhabited by the indigenous Turrbal and Jagera peoples then settled by Europeans in the early 1800's.   The city was named after the Brisbane River on which the city is located - originally named after Scotsman Sir Thomas Brisbane, Governor of NSW from 1821. Brisbane was originally a penal settlement for second offenders from the initital Sydney colony. It was opened as a free settlement in 1842 and adversly affected by the Australian...

Brisbane Central

Bundaberg [ View Profile ]

Bundaberg is one of Queensland’s natural gems but, like the reef it lays next to, its tourism industry believes it can be brought back to life with the right management.     For a town of only about 70,000 people with a reputation for a humid climate, sugar and rum, Bundaberg already punches well above its weight when it comes to tourism.   Already just a little less than one-third of the 520,000 domestic visitors who visit Bundaberg each year do so to visit the Great Barrier Reef.   But the region has less than one-tenth as many international visitors, a number that has flat lined since the 1990s.   But a strategy of doubling visitor...

Bundaberg

Cairns [ View Profile ]

Cairns is situated in North Queensland, Australia - north of the city of Townsville. With lush, tropical surroundings it is considered the gateway to the famous Great Barrier Reef. With a population of over 162,000 residents, Cairns is a popular tourist destination known for its diving, snorkelling and adventure activities. A short bus trip and tourists can experience the beautiful Atherton Tablelands and Daintree National Park. Other attractions include Flecker Botanical Gardens, Cairns Rainforest Dome and the Skyway Rainforest Cableway – all easily accessible from the main city hub. With over 71,369 local jobs and 13,416 local businesses Cairns is growing at a rate of over 2%. According...

Cairns

Darling Downs [ View Profile ]

The Darling Downs reminds of a quaint existence on Queensland's western slopes. Yet, it is actually one of the fastest-growing tourism hot spots in a state glistening with competing attractions.   Just shy of six milion tourists came to the Darling Downs in the Year to September, the ABS said; a drive driven mostly by day trippers who were otherwise coming to the region in the order of 400,000 more than the past 12 months.   Day trippers came, research said for, food, wine and bucolic scene but ultimately pumped more than $1 billion to the local economy – making it the leader of a very competitive state. But national statistics show that the area's over...

Darling Downs

Gold Coast [ View Profile ]

Famed for its long sandy beaches and coastal skyline, the Gold Coast offers a range of accommodation and food and beverage options, as well as a long list of attractions. With an international and domestic airport providing easy access, the popular destination attracts over 13 million tourists per year, including 1.1 million international travellers and 3.7 million overnight domestic guests. With temperatures averaging mid-20s all year round, tourism remains at a steady pace throughout the year, particularly attracting domestic visitors from cooler states. The Gold Coast is home to over 567,600 people, and caters for many more with over 650 properties for guests to enjoy. Guests travel...

Gold Coast

North Queensland [ View Profile ]

Tropical North Queensland is the region of Australia that includes Cairns, Palm Cove Post Douglas, Daintree and Kuranda. Located in the northern part of the state of Queensland this region is considered a major tourist region due to its access to the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands and Airlie Beach. First settles in 1861 gold was discovered in Charters Towers in 1871 leading to development of Townsville as a major port and service centre. The region also includes world heritage listed rainforests, Cape Tribulation and other tourist must sees with sustained links to indigenous cultures.

North Queensland

South East Queensland [ View Profile ]

South East Queensland is a region of Queensland in Australia from the Sunshine Coast including Noosa down to the Gold Coast/ Tweed Heads border with NSW and as far west as Toowoomba. It is estimated the population contains 3.4 million people of the total 4.8 million people in the state of Queensland.   Originally settled by Europeans who originally populated Brisbane and Ipswich, immigrants spread in all directions. Settlers quickly developed industries such as agriculture and timber cutting from the early to mid 1800's. The South East Queensland economy now thrives on tourism and agriculture with manufacturing also a key element. Transport and infrastructure now make this a...

South East Queensland

Sunshine Coast [ View Profile ]

One of Australia's most popular holiday destinations - The Sunshine Coast is an area located roughly 100km north of Queensland's capital - Brisbane. Growing in population this peri-urban area is the third most populatted in the Queensland state covering over 65 km of coastline and hinterland from Pelican Waters to Tewantin. The estimated population of Sunshine Coast is 330,000, making it the 10th most populous in the country. The area was first settled by Europeans in the 19th century with development progressing slowly until tourism became an important industry. The area has several coastal hubs at Caloundra, Kawana Waters, Maroochydore and Noosa Heads. Nambour and Maleny...

Sunshine Coast

Wide Bay Burnett [ View Profile ]

Fuelled by the sugar cane and tourism industries, and recognised by its untouched coastline, the Wide-Bay Burnett region is located just over 100 kilometres north of Brisbane. Often referred to as ‘the gateway to the Barrier Reef’, the region is a popular destination for tourists looking for pristine beaches, historical inland towns, and thriving rainforests. While the region’s lush green countryside makes farm stays a popular accommodation option, it also offers over 30 hotels, holiday parks and resorts, as well as a number of eco-conscious accommodation options. With Bundaberg Airport located within the region, tourists travelling to Brisbane or Lady Elliot Island are...

Wide Bay Burnett

Bribie Island [ View Profile ]

Bribie Island is one of three islands on the north coast of Moreton Bay in Queensland, and boasts sandy beaches and dunes, an abundance of wildlife, areas for swimming and surfing, and a range of tourist activities. The island is made up of over 55 square kilometres of national park land, a marine park called the Pumicestone Passage, as well as areas of residential, commercial and tourism infrastructure.   A bridge connects Bribie Island to the mainland, making it one of the country’s most easily accessible islands by car. Domestic visitors travelling by plane can fly into the Sunshine Coast Airport, which is just over 90 minutes from the island, and International visitors can...

Bribie Island

Broadbeach [ View Profile ]

Found on Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast, Broadbeach is a holiday hub for surfers, golfers and shopaholics. Between Mermaid Beach and Surfer’s Paradise, Broadbeach gets almost 250 sunny days each year, offering year ‘round moderate temperatures and drawing guests from summer through to winter.   With patrolled swimming zones, beachfront parks, and barbeque facilities, the area is a popular holiday destination for families, and an equally popular choice for school leavers during Australia’s largest school leavers celebration on the Gold Coast each December. Visitors to the area enjoy activities such as kayaking and canoeing, paddle boarding, surfing, kitesurfing...

Broadbeach

Burleigh Heads [ View Profile ]

Burleigh Heads can be found in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast between Miami and Palm Beach. As its name suggests, the area boasts a stunning headland, as well as sandy beaches, lush national park land, and a great offering of accommodation and activities for the many tourists that visit throughout the year.   Burleigh Heads is a popular destination for holidaymakers seeking a quiet coastal getaway with the benefits of the city and local theme park attractions at their fingertips. While nearby Surfers Paradise, Sea World, Dreamworld, Move World and Wet ‘N Wild have much to offer, Burleigh Heads has plenty of activities and attractions to keep a traveller occupied....

Burleigh Heads

Caloundra [ View Profile ]

Located in the south of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Caloundra draws guests with its stunning beaches, rocky headland, and a 25-kilometre coastal walking and cycling trail leading to local town, Kawana. The local Sunshine Coast airport provides easy access to Caloundra for domestic guests, with a new international runway and terminal expected to be completed within the next four years. Domestic travel to the Sunshine Coast region has been at an all-time high over the past 12 months, with 3,394,000 arrivals recorded in 2016, including an 8.1 percent increase in business and event travel.   Caloundra is home to one of the Sunshine Coast’s largest event centres, drawing...

Caloundra

Central Queensland [ View Profile ]

Central Queensland is made up of Capricorn and Gladstone, two of Queensland’s popular tourist regions, which include the Local Government areas of Rockhampton, Gladstone, Banana, and the Central Highlands.   Guests travel to the region for its natural and heritage attractions, beaches, and the many activities on offer for various demographics. With the coast meeting the rainforest, visitors to Central Queensland enjoy water activities such as surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and swimming, as well as outdoor adventures such as hiking, river trekking, relaxing in fresh springs, or fossicking in the local Sapphire Gemfields. Local townships also offer a range of arts and cultural...

Central Queensland

Coolangatta [ View Profile ]

Coolangatta is Queensland’s southern-most coastal town, and the gateway to the Gold Coast for those travelling north from New South Wales. Serviced by the local Gold Coast Airport, domestic and international tourists can easily reach Coolangatta by plane, though it is also a popular destination for families taking road trips up or down the Queensland coast, often choosing to use the Pacific Motorway. With the Captain Cook Memorial sculpture signifying the divide between Queensland and New South Wales, many tourists visit or stop at Coolangatta for a photo opportunity and to experience being ‘in two places at once’.   Coolangatta offers a range of outdoor...

Coolangatta

Coolangatta [ View Profile ]

Coolangatta is Queensland’s southern-most coastal town, and the gateway to the Gold Coast for those travelling north from New South Wales. Serviced by the local Gold Coast Airport, domestic and international tourists can easily reach Coolangatta by plane, though it is also a popular destination for families taking road trips up or down the Queensland coast, often choosing to use the Pacific Motorway. With the Captain Cook Memorial sculpture signifying the divide between Queensland and New South Wales, many tourists visit or stop at Coolangatta for a photo opportunity and to experience being ‘in two places at once’.   Coolangatta offers a range of outdoor...

Coolangatta

Coolum Beach [ View Profile ]

Coolum Beach is located between Yaroomba and Peregian Beach on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, offering guests a range of beach and bush activities and a wide range of accommodation options.   While the area has a population of only 18,000, Coolum Beach is the Sunshine Coast’s largest town, and is home to a number of established resorts, holiday parks and hotels. With a growing rate of small businesses in Coolum Beach, visitors can expect to find several local café, bar and food establishments amongst boutique stores selling local goods and produce. Seafood is particularly popular in the area, with many local restaurants boasting Maroochydore king prawns and...

Coolum Beach

Deception Bay [ View Profile ]

Deception Bay can be found 30 kilometres north of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, and is known for its shallow water, beachside esplanade, and undeveloped beauty.   The area’s name comes from its shallow bay, which led discoverer John Oxley to mistake it for a river. The calm and shallow water makes the perfect swimming spot for young families avoiding the rougher conditions of a surf beach, and the local parks and esplanade also draw families with barbeque facilities, bike tracks and grassy areas. The wider Moreton Bay region has several school holiday activities, events and challenges for school aged children, making it a popular getaway during school holiday weeks...

Deception Bay

East Brisbane [ View Profile ]

East Brisbane is, as the name suggests, an eastern suburb of Queensland’s bustling capital city, Brisbane. Boasting harbour views, beautiful parklands, an established food and café culture, and accessibility to the central business district, East Brisbane is a popular destination for those visiting the city for both business or leisure.   Visitors to the area have a range of attractions and activities at their fingertips, with the Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum Pools and Wynnum Park close by, as well as several playgrounds for children, the Fort Lytton National Park and octagonal defence fort, heritage trails, and the largest boat harbour facility in the Southern Hemisphere...

East Brisbane

Fraser Coast [ View Profile ]

Queensland’s Fraser Coast is located amidst some of Australia’s most famed natural attractions, with visitors coming from near and far to experience the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, the hinterland rainforests, and the unique local culture that has developed around them.   Visitors enjoy swimming, surfing and snorkelling at the many stunning local beaches, and also have the opportunity to dive at specified dive sights. Other local attractions and activities include bird watching, visiting historical sites such as the Maryboroughs Gun, local museums and galleries, or experiencing the range of health and wellbeing services on offer in the region.   From July...

Fraser Coast

Kangaroo Point [ View Profile ]

Located across the Brisbane River, with stunning views of Brisbane’s CBD, Kangaroo Point is known for its rocky cliffs, proximity to the South Bank Parklands, and connection to the CBD via the famous Story Bridge.   Guests visiting Brisbane choose to stay and play in Kangaroo Point due to its slower pace, relative quietness, and the range of local activities, food services and both budget and luxury accommodation options on offer.   Visitors enjoy the Kangaroo Point Lookout for a great view of Brisbane, and those looking to experience panoramic views of the city can choose to undertake the Story Bridge Adventure Climb for a guided tour. Visitors seeking out further...

Kangaroo Point

Kirra [ View Profile ]

Kirra is one of Queensland’s Gold Coast towns, wrapping around a curve in the landscape which separates Coolangatta and Kirra beaches. While there is contention regarding the meaning of the word ‘Kirra’, it is widely believed to be a local Aboriginal word meaning ‘boomerang’, possibly named for the curvature in the Kirra landscape.   Kirra is a popular tourist area, being close to the New South Wales border and only a short distance from the Gold Coast Airport. With the Gold Coast Airport servicing both domestic and international visitors, and the nearby Pacific Motorway providing easy access to the area by car, Kirra sees thousands of visitors in both...

Kirra

Mackay [ View Profile ]

Lying between its north and centre, Mackay is the underplayed card in Queensland tourism’s deck.     Visitor numbers remain small but their relationship to the region 1000km north of Brisbane is deepening. Queensland’s tourism touts the Mackay region’s natural assets. It has a sub-tropical climate (don’t mention the wet season) with dry, mild Winters. There’s also Australia’s largest sub-tropical rainforest and offshore islands with azure water.   Mackay has more than 55 large (over 15-room) accommodation operators. Accom Properties understand all licensed accommodation providers come in at double that figure, according to...

Mackay

Maroochydore Town [ View Profile ]

Home to the Sunshine Coast’s central business district, Maroochydore is a surprisingly slow paced, coastal town with an established shopping scene, a number of holiday attractions, and a burgeoning food and beverage offering.   Just under 100 kilometres north of Brisbane, the area attracts domestic and international visitors looking for a day trip or coastal getaway, with easy access from the Sunshine Coast Airport for domestic guests, and an international runway and terminal expected to be completed within the next four years. Year-long sub-tropical, moderate temperatures make Maroochydore a popular destination for travellers throughout the year.   With a network of...

Maroochydore Town

Mooloolaba [ View Profile ]

Situated on Queensland’s pristine Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba offers visitors a relaxed atmosphere, tropical weather, and the sixth top beach on TripAdvisor’s Top-10 Aussie Beaches list.   While Mooloolaba’s population is largely made up of an older demographic, over 25 percent of visitors to the town are aged between 25 and 35.   With a large offering of boutique beachside shops, over 70 percent of visitors to the area are females, with many other Australian visitors being families looking for a coastal school holiday getaway. Mooloolaba also has a high rate of returns, with up to 10 percent of visitors booking a return stay at one of more than 100...

Mooloolaba

Noosa [ View Profile ]

Noosa is situated on The Sunshine Coast north of the capital Brisbane. Famous for its beaches, cafes and above all shopping, Noosa provides all levels of accommodation from 5 star luxury to backpackers and hostels. The main strip to Noosa is Hastings street with an abundance of restaurants, designer label shops, cafes and bars can be found. According to Tourism Noosa tourism contributes over $700 million each year to the local economy rising through the increase in international tourists from China, the UK and USA. Noosa is also very popular with domestic tourists looking for short breaks from Sydney, Melbourne and also locals from Brisbane.

Noosa

Palm Beach [ View Profile ]

The Queensland town of Palm Beach is located on a stretch of the Gold Coast between two creeks – Tallebudgera Creek to the north, and Currumbin Creek to its south. With a relaxed coastal charm, close proximity to major Queensland attractions and cities, and plenty of local culture to experience, Palm Beach draws a range of domestic and international visitors each year.   Having been named Queensland’s cleanest beach on a number of occasions, Palm Beach is known for its clear water, excellent surfing conditions, and local beach and creek fishing opportunities. With ‘Coast Club’ school holiday activities running each year, the area is a popular choice for...

Palm Beach

Palm Cove [ View Profile ]

Located in Far North Queensland between Port Douglas and Cairns, Palm Cove is within arm’s reach of several huge tourist attractions, including the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, and the stunning palm-lined cove itself. The popular destination boasts pristine beaches, year-long warm weather, and a mountainous national park with impressive views of the clear water below.   Located just 20 minutes from Cairns International Air-port, Palm Cove is easily accessible for both domestic and international guests. The region offers over 50 accommodation options, including luxurious three-to-five-star resorts along Williams Esplanade, family-friendly holiday parks, and an...

Palm Cove

Port Douglas [ View Profile ]

Port Douglas is located an hour north of warm, sunny Cairns on Queensland’s coastline. With its tropical weather, world renowned reefs, and a range of budget and luxury resorts, hotels and holiday parks, Port Douglas is a well-known and much-loved holiday destination for both domestic and international travellers.   Being only an hour from Cairns, visitors from all over Australia and across the world can easily access Port Douglas via Cairns International Airport. In the year ending March 2017, Tropical North Queensland as a whole welcomed 1,800,000 domestic visitors and 890,000 international visitors, and while domestic numbers dropped 6.9 percent from the previous year...

Port Douglas

Rockhampton [ View Profile ]

The Rockhampton region is located in Central Queensland and boasts a beautiful riverfront, historic charm, natural beauty and a great tourism offering.   While well known for its tourism offering, the region is most famed as being Australia’s ‘Beef Capital’, meaning visitors to the area enjoy beef-rich menus at the region’s numerous restaurants, as well as several bull-themed artworks and sculptures around the city, and have the opportunity to visit one of the town’s weekly rodeos outside the Great Western Hotel.   The region’s natural offerings provide plenty of opportunities for tourists, with limestone caves, national parks, and Mount...

Rockhampton

South Brisbane [ View Profile ]

South Brisbane is an inner-city suburb of Queensland’s capital city, overlooking the southern bank of Brisbane’s river and boasting stunning parklands, an appreciation for the arts, a broad food and beverage offering, and several heritage-listed buildings.   Guests travel to South Brisbane for its close proximity to Brisbane’s central business district, esteemed restaurants, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, and for the many shopping opportunities it provides. A number of events and performances also draw visitors to the area, with the Queensland Performing Arts centre located in the area, and the Brisbane Festival held at the South Bank Parklands eac...

South Brisbane

Southport [ View Profile ]

Southport is a beachside port town and business district on Queensland’s Gold Coast, known for its rich history, moderate subtropical climate, and family friendly holiday activities.   Serviced by the local Gold Coast airport, Southport is easily reached by both domestic and international visitors, attracting holidaymakers with nearby Sea World, Dreamworld and Warner Bros. Movie World. With Sea World only two kilometres away, and with 56 percent of Australian adults claiming to have visited the attraction at some point in their lives, it’s no wonder that Southport accommodation remains busy throughout the year.   As the town’s name suggests, Southport is...

Southport

Tropical North Queensland [ View Profile ]

Tropical North Queensland is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, offering World Heritage sites, warm weather throughout the year, and plenty of activities for all breeds of travellers. Made up of 22 local government areas, Tropical North Queensland makes up 20 percent of the state, and is ranked in the top five Australian destinations for international travellers, and one of the top 20 destinations for domestic visitors.   Guests commonly travel to see the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforests, which have drawn a range of tourism services and businesses to the area. Tropical North Queensland is also known for its great outdoor lifestyle opportun...

Tropical North Queensland

Whitsundays [ View Profile ]

A tropical gateway to '74 island wonders', the Whitsunday region has long been a tourism hot-spot but it has become Queensland’s fastest growing destination for international visitors.   They come for the coastal hub of Airlie Beach, or to hop the archipelago’s eight developed islands including the iconic Hayman, Hamilton and Daydream. Not to mention sailing, beaches, snorkelling and the biggest tourist attraction of them all, the Great Barrier Reef.   The Whitsundays economy is the most dependent on the tourist dollar of all places in Queensland. That may be how a region of just 35,000 residents generates $700 million from tourism; a...

Whitsundays

Wide-Bay Burnett [ View Profile ]

Fuelled by the sugar cane and tourism industries, and recognised by its untouched coastline, the Wide-Bay Burnett region is located just over 100 kilometres north of Brisbane. Often referred to as ‘the gateway to the Barrier Reef’, the region is a popular destination for tourists looking for pristine beaches, historical inland towns, and thriving rainforests. While the region’s lush green countryside makes farm stays a popular accommodation option, it also offers over 30 hotels, holiday parks and resorts, as well as a number of eco-conscious accommodation options. With Bundaberg Airport located within the region, tourists travelling to Brisbane or Lady Elliot Island are...

Wide-Bay Burnett

Geelong [ View Profile ]

Often considered a ‘little brother’ to nearby Melbourne, Geelong is just 1.5 hours outside of Victoria’s capital, boasting a slower pace, a broad food and beverage offering, and stunning views of Port Phillip Bay.    Geelong welcomes visitors looking for, beachfront activities, a bustling esplanade, a family friendly events, as well as popular surrounding wineries, microbreweries and boutique producers. The area is also a popular starting and stopping point for travellers’ Great Ocean Road getaways, and a hub for business events, driving a range of international and domestic business guests to the area.   With Avalon Domestic Airport only a...

Geelong

Gippsland [ View Profile ]

Located in regional Victoria, Gippsland is home to a multitude of natural wonders and attractions, drawing tourists with its untouched beaches and national parks, underground limestone caves, mountains, and the biggest network of inland waterways in the country.   Visitors travel largely for the outdoor experiences on offer in the region, including swimming, surfing, boating, fishing, caving, hiking, and cycling. During the winter months, visitors travel to Mount Baw Baw, where skiing and snowboarding are popular activities. The warmer months also draw visitors to the mountain, with rafting and abseiling on offer. The national parks and open spaces promote the presence of native...

Gippsland

Melbourne [ View Profile ]

Rated the World’s Most Liveable City since 2011, Melbourne has a high standard of style and living not only for its residents, but also for the 5.5 million domestic visitors and almost two million international visitors the city welcomes each year.   Highly renowned for its art, music, food, and café culture, the city is famed for its stylised graffiti painted laneways, forward-thinking food trends, celebrity restaurants, and old Australian landmarks such as Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. Widely believed to be Australia’s most on-trend capital, guests travel for unique experiences, boutique laneway shopping, an active international sporting scene...

Melbourne

Mornington Peninsula [ View Profile ]

Located south-east of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria’s most prevalent coastal tourist destinations. The region offers stunning beaches on both Phillip Bay and the ocean, as well as an array of water sports, unspoiled national park land, and numerous wineries and restaurant choices.   With a temperate to warm climate in the spring and summer months, and colder weather throughout autumn and winter, Mornington Peninsula experiences its peak period within summer school holiday weeks. While water sports and beaches are popular in the warmer weather, many guests are not deterred by the cold, visiting the many local wineries and hot springs from June through to...

Mornington Peninsula

Sale [ View Profile ]

Located in Victoria’s lush Gippsland region, Sale is a small port city known for its natural beauty, emerging food and beverage scene, rich heritage, and access to the lakes region.   Guests travel to Sale for a quiet getaway and the opportunity to experience all that regional Victoria has to offer.   Some of the local attractions and activities enjoyed by visitors include a walk through the Sale Botanic Gardens, a visit to the historic La Trobe Swing Bridge or museums such as the Gippsland Armed Forces Museum, as well as Victoria park and its historic water towers.   Visitors from all demographics can also find a range of things to do at the Port of Sale....

Sale

South Melbourne [ View Profile ]

South Melbourne is a riverside suburb of the Victorian Capital, sitting between Southbank and Port Melbourne. With beautiful views of the river and the city, a well-renowned restaurant and shopping scene, and its close proximity to major event centres, South Melbourne is a popular destination of choice for both domestic and international visitors.   With Melbourne International Airport only a 30-minute drive away, visitors from Australia and all over the world can easily access the area by plane, with a shuttle service and prompt public transport network providing simple transport to and from the airport.   Melbourne welcomes a total of 5.5 million domestic visitors, and...

South Melbourne