Things to see and do - Australia
Leaving for Australia
Where to sleep?
Australia Travel guide
Australia : Michelin's recommendations
Australia, more than any other country, evokes the far corners of the world, a place that thrills the imagination with its many facets.
Start with the Outback, the country's heartland, where the red earth stands out against the intense blue sky and the arid landscapes are dotted with magnificent curiosities such as Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta (Olga Mountains) which are very popular with tourists, but must-sees nonetheless.
Then there are the Aborigines, who have always lived on this land. Their art is highly visible and their culture increasingly well protected. You can learn a great deal about them in the country's museums, especially at the National Gallery of Victoria Australia, or on site in Arnhem Land.
Australia also boasts a spectacular shoreline. The Great Barrier Reef, on the UNESCO World Heritage List, stretches along the Pacific coast, providing unrivaled swimming and diving. Bells Beach, on Great Ocean Road, is a favourite spot for surfing. And the renowned city of Sydney has passionately developed its twin lifestyles as a seaside and urban hub where you will enjoy exploring the Opera House and Sydney Harbour.
And let's not forget Australia's rugged natural beauty. Its abundant national parks are scattered throughout the continent, as well as in Tasmania, an island not to be missed. The arts won't be lacking either on this unique journey, from creative performances to flavourful cuisine and famous wines. Welcome to "Oz"!
Australia : Must-see towns and regions
With its ultra-famous opera house Sydney is a symbol of the entire country, a city between land and sea where seaside pleasures blend with urban activities, where the pulse is creative and relaxed, an...
Canberra, the capital of Australia, is a well-ordered town that is only a hundred years old. But you will enjoy its government buildings such asParliament House, its many green spaces, art and history...
Melbourne is undeniably appealing, offering walks along the Yara or in St Kilda, exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, shopping at Queen Victoria Market, a match at the Melbourne Cricket Gr...
Brisbane, the country’s third largest city, is blessed with a pleasant tropical atmosphere and climate. On the cultural side, it has many museums and galleries; for walks, the Brisbane River and garde...
Alice Springs’ remote Outback setting explains why it is home to the School of the Air (long-distance teaching) and the base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. A small city in the heart of Australia...
People come to Cairns from all over the world to explore the Great Barrier Reef. The rainforest to the north is another attraction that you cross on a little train going to Kuranda. Cairns has a lot g...
Adelaide’s perfectly straight streets are lively but laid back. After a stroll down North Terrace, lined with the city’s major monuments, enjoy a break in one of its many verdant parks before taking i...
Between its lively present-day animation, centred around its docks and numerous festivals, and its rich past illustrated by its many historic buildings (in particular in Battery Point), the highly nau...