1 Gold Coast

The beaches, bars and theme parks of Australia’s prime domestic holiday destination provide raucous thrills around the clock.

2 Glass House Mountains National Park

A truly special place on the Sunshine Coast: it’s worth climbing at least one of the dramatic pinnacles for the fantastic views.

3 Fraser Island

Discover the giant dunes and pristine lakes of this beautiful sand island on an action-packed 4WD safari.

4 Great Barrier Reef

Scuba diving is the best way to explore one of the world’s most beautiful coral complexes.

5 The Whitsundays

Lying inside the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforested peaks and long white beaches of the Whitsunday Islands offer some of Australia’s most picturesque cruising.

6 The Sanctuary at Mission Beach

Rare cassowaries inhabit the rainforest at this outstanding ecofriendly retreat.

7 Four-wheel driving on Cape York

The Cape York Peninsula has some of the most challenging 4WD territory in Australia – watch out for crocs on river crossings.

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